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Systems / Re: Removing thru-hulls
« on: February 07, 2017, 09:58:20 PM »
Heat it up with a torch and then step on it from the inside. Make sure your boots are thick. They will come out easy.

Engines and Drive Train / New Yanmar 4JH80 in my CSY WO
« on: January 28, 2017, 05:04:37 PM »
I just installed a new Yanmar in my CSY. The work was done by Joel Stuart of Stuart Marine in Jacksonville FL. He did a BEAUTIFUL job.

The old engine locked up because the water mixing elbow got a hole in the inner liner and was splashing water back onto the last cylinder. It did not hydrolock but got surface rust that stopped the engine from turning.

Took the boat out the other day and did 8+ knots! We actually passed another boat!

Systems / Re: Head sinks and shower drains
« on: January 28, 2017, 04:47:06 PM »
I am on a CSY 44 WO and have put a shower bilge in the main bilge (lots of room) I built a PVC frame to keep it off of the bottom. I ran both the showers, head sinks, and the AC condensation into it. I have the bilge pump on the shower bilge go into the main galley sink drain. I put a large T in the drain pipe above the waterline and plumbed the shower bilge (and dishwasher drain) into the top of the T.

Swap Meet / Perkins Parts need a good home
« on: January 28, 2017, 08:32:30 AM »
I just replaced my Perkins 4.154 with a Yanmar 85Hp. I now have a Perkins that will soon go on the trash pile. If anyone wants it please let me know. I also have LOTS of Perkins spare parts and a couple of water pumps. You can reach me at four 0 four seven 2 nine twenty one hundred.

BTW - The Yanmar was pushing the boat at 8+ knots the other day!

Forum Information and Problems / Re: Drop Box
« on: May 25, 2015, 09:15:28 AM »
Sherry maintains this list. You can send any info to her and she will update it.

Forum Information and Problems / Re: Drop Box
« on: May 24, 2015, 08:35:59 AM »
Check now.

Forum Information and Problems / Re: Drop Box
« on: May 24, 2015, 08:31:04 AM »
someone must have deleted the file. I'll see if I can get it back. Sherry may want to put the original file back in there. I'll let you know.

When was windswept going through St Augustine? I have lots of friends heading up the ditch right now. I meet them in st Augustine when they come through. It is fun to be a cruiser!

Systems / Re: shower control
« on: May 23, 2015, 11:19:52 PM »
I replace mine with the shower control for a tub. The hot and cold work normally however the shower control either sends the water to the shower head or alternatively back into the tank. That way guests can warm up the water without pouring it down the drain.

Systems / Re: Jabsco belt driven house water pressure pumps
« on: May 19, 2015, 06:44:32 AM »
it should not suffer from the same might want to mount it lower so it doesn't have to lift as much. Pumps hate the suction side but they don't mind the pumping side nearly as can also try wiping the seals with a little bit of glycerin.

Systems / Re: Jabsco belt driven house water pressure pumps
« on: May 17, 2015, 08:14:40 AM »
sometimes when rotary pumps get older the plastic on the housing wear is away just a little bit. This is enough to cause difficulties with priming even with the new impeller.

Forum Information and Problems / Re: Drop Box
« on: April 20, 2015, 10:40:40 PM »
I still can't see your email address on this site. You can see how to send me an email in one of the earlier posts on this thread. Send me an email and i will send you an invite to that address.

Systems / Re: Fresh Water Pump - To accumulator or not???
« on: April 13, 2015, 08:18:08 AM »
An accumulatOr is a good idea. it keeps the water pump from cycling. It can extend the life of the water pump and keep you from going crazy as you hear the water pump go on and off all day. That said, the accumulator does not have to be in any one place in the water line. It just has to be plugged into the water line. You need to make sure its not in a place that will cause the hot water heater to backfeed. But other than that it can be anywhere I usually just put it under the floorboards of the boat and plumb it into the cold water line.

you can have more than one and accumulator. it does not have to be a marine accumulator. I found the ones from Lowes or Home Depot work fine.

Systems / Re: Battery settings when away from your boat.....
« on: April 13, 2015, 08:10:08 AM »
I have two banks of batteries on Grace. Each one is about 500 Amp hours. when I leave the boat I leave one of these battery banks active. It is charged by the solar panels and is responsible for the bilge pump. it sounds like you have a vampire draw on your start battery. I would try to find a vampire draw and remove it from the start battery and move it to house battery.if you want to keep a separate start battery. I've never seen the need for only a start battery that is why I have to house banks.

Warning this topic will get you a lot of different ways to wire a boat. It seems to be only limited by your imagination.

Hull and Rig / Re: staysail hardware
« on: April 07, 2015, 09:12:24 PM »
Call sailors exchange in st Augustine. They usually have these.

Hull and Rig / Re: Leaks & Stanchions
« on: February 22, 2015, 07:12:11 PM »
Try pulling the 4 screws on the plate of the sanction, drill out the hole a little, and then fill the hole by inserting the caulk tube tip far into the screw hole and really push the caulk into th e hole. Get someone to put their former over the inside if the screw penetrated the fiberglass (all mine were this way). The trick is to force the caulk in between the rail and the hull. Use 3M 4000 (it is a caulk vs an adhesive). Clean up with paper towels and DissolveIt (ACE Hardware).

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