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Forum: Troubleshooting Today, 11:09 AM
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Posted By ndutton
I think you answered your own question

I think you answered your own question
Forum: Troubleshooting Yesterday, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 116
Posted By ndutton
It's really not complicated. The installation is...

It's really not complicated. The installation is 2 screws and a magnetic collar, the required ignition system assessment is 2 simple measurements and one elementary school division problem.
Forum: Ignition System Yesterday, 08:55 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 148,169
Posted By ndutton
Not at all. For some reason ignition seems to be...

Not at all. For some reason ignition seems to be the most confusing, confounding, perplexing and intimidating system on our engine and your question provides an opportunity to reiterate its function...
Forum: Ignition System Yesterday, 08:40 AM
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Views: 148,169
Posted By ndutton
Most importantly and capitalized for emphasis,...

Most importantly and capitalized for emphasis, THE NEGATIVE POST ON THE COIL IS NOT A GROUND AND SHOULD NOT, NEVER, EVER BE CONNECTED TO A GROUND!!!

It is a switched ground directly from the...
Forum: General Interest 05-31-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 158
Posted By ndutton
I use on board wifi to transmit AIS data to iNavX...

I use on board wifi to transmit AIS data to iNavX on an Apple iPad. No noise or connectivity problems so far (I have electronic ignition).
Forum: For Sale - Other Items 05-31-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 137
Posted By ndutton
I advise EVERY 120V circuit onboard be GFI...

I advise EVERY 120V circuit onboard be GFI protected.
Forum: General Interest 05-31-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 158
Posted By ndutton
I have my GPS interfaced with my autopilot but I...

I have my GPS interfaced with my autopilot but I don’t use it to steer a track. Instead it repeats GPS information on the autopilot display at the helm (my GPS is below at the chart table) such as...
Forum: Ignition System 05-31-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By ndutton
Al, that has not been our experience. If there...

Al, that has not been our experience. If there is a failure of the ignition system such as a wiring connection or keyswitch failure, then it does quit instantly as you describe. However, coil...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-29-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 227
Posted By ndutton
Don't get tunnel vision on what you think might...

Don't get tunnel vision on what you think might be the problem or that it is a single problem. Nothing is off the table when you begin your testing. Your description suggests a dirty tank but for...
Forum: For Sale - Other Items 05-29-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 137
Posted By ndutton
Don't you dare. Even if you could somehow...

Don't you dare. Even if you could somehow utilize all those circuits on a 27 footer, the price is insane. Brand new that's maybe a $500.00 panel. Used, half of that.

Check out Shawn's panel he...
Forum: Ignition System 05-29-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By ndutton
Do your wiring repairs as planned paying close...

Do your wiring repairs as planned paying close attention to wire gauge, colors too if you want to do it right and make future troubleshooting easier. Absolutely purchase your new coil (recommend...
Forum: Cooling System 05-28-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By ndutton
I have the same valve. You can see the lower...

I have the same valve. You can see the lower hose in one of my pictures with a tapered plug stuffed in it.
Forum: Cooling System 05-26-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By ndutton
Yep, I had a similar experience. I was able to...

Yep, I had a similar experience. I was able to get it right after a few tries by feel - - delicately because there is not much to feel. Disconnecting the hoses before seating the thermostat housing...
Forum: Exhaust System 05-25-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By ndutton
I would consider the graphite paste a thread...

I would consider the graphite paste a thread sealer, not a gap filler.
Forum: Electrical 05-25-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By ndutton
Not a picture I took. It was on a "People are...

Not a picture I took. It was on a "People are Stupid" click-bait story I read this morning.
Forum: Ignition System 05-25-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 220
Posted By ndutton
More than that. It is finding TDC on the...

More than that. It is finding TDC on the compression stroke for cylinder #1 then making certain the rotor inside the distributor points to the post on the cap where the #1 spark plug wire is...
Forum: Ignition System 05-25-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 220
Posted By ndutton
Sounds like timing to me.

Sounds like timing to me.
Forum: Electrical 05-25-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By ndutton
A regular tightening schedule and termination...

A regular tightening schedule and termination inspection should keep you safe.
Forum: Electrical 05-25-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By ndutton
Buss bars need regular maintenance too

A picture is worth . . .
Forum: Fuel System 05-24-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 750
Posted By ndutton
I found it or at least something close

Here it is on a 6 cylinder Pertronix EI. It's simply a modified base plate. My only concern is what it does to the ignition protection requirement for our distributor....
Forum: Fuel System 05-21-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 750
Posted By ndutton
My opinion is the timing is best set with a...

My opinion is the timing is best set with a timing light. When I finally dialed my timing in with a light I was able to adjust to a much lower idle.

I have Pertronix EI too but no lever as you...
Forum: Fuel System 05-21-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 750
Posted By ndutton
How carefully/precisely have you set the timing? ...

How carefully/precisely have you set the timing? By what method?
Forum: General Interest 05-19-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 377
Posted By ndutton
I carry two tool kits similar to the one pictured...

I carry two tool kits similar to the one pictured plus a few additional specialty tools. The kits fold flat and stow easily.
Forum: General Interest 05-17-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By ndutton
Yep, that is your Hull Identification Number...

Yep, that is your Hull Identification Number (HIN)
CPY28201077G

As best as I can decipher it (the format changed over the years)
CPY = Capital Yachts, Builder
28 = Model of boat
201 = the...
Forum: General Interest 05-17-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By ndutton
My experience with the Newport 28 is indirect but...

My experience with the Newport 28 is indirect but it may apply here. Capital Yachts, builders of the Newport product line, used engine stringers that were hollow but heavy fiberglass fabrications...
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