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Forum: General Interest 11-15-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By edwardc
It's 9am, the wind has died, the sun is out, and...

It's 9am, the wind has died, the sun is out, and we're headed ashore to hike.
Meanwhile, back home, the schools have closed for snow! I think we've escaped!
Forum: General Interest 11-14-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By edwardc
The blog's a few days behind. We're currently...

The blog's a few days behind. We're currently anchored behind Cumberland Island, GA, just north of the Florida line. Weather is crappy. 60s, over cast, drizzle, 15 kt wind. We're going to hang here a...
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-12-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,342
Posted By edwardc
That spring also looks funny, like there's a bit...

That spring also looks funny, like there's a bit missing off the end.
Forum: Cooling System 11-06-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By edwardc
Yes, you have a breech. The water puts out the...

Yes, you have a breech. The water puts out the fire, which is why it runs better with the water blocked off. Though possible, I think the gasket is unlikely to have been affected by the acid. More...
Forum: General Interest 11-03-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By edwardc
After Oriental, we went to Swansboro. Couldn't...

After Oriental, we went to Swansboro. Couldn't get into Dudleys because it's become so silted up we kept running aground! Ended up tying up to the remains of the town dock. Building destroyed, but...
Forum: General Interest 10-26-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By edwardc
Update

Since I've posted last, we've been at:

Sandy Point on the Wicomico (anchored)
Salt Ponds (marina, waiting out weather)
Portsmouth free dock (south basin)
Dismal Canal Visitors center ...
Forum: General Interest 10-19-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By edwardc
Steve, Do the Delmarva trip. It's what we...

Steve,

Do the Delmarva trip. It's what we did to work our way up from purely Bay sailing.

We're currently at anchor off the Wicomico in VA, just south of the Potomac. Heading out shortly for...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-19-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By edwardc
No, the V-drive engine has a special splined...

No, the V-drive engine has a special splined tailshaft designed to fit into the V-drive itself. If your old reversing gear assembly is still good, the easiest thing is to swap the whole assembly....
Forum: General Interest 10-18-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By edwardc
Thanks for all the well wishes. We're...

Thanks for all the well wishes.

We're currently off of the mouth of the Potomac, headed south at 4-5 kts under jib only with winds NNW at 12 kts and 1-2 ft following seas. Earlier in the morning,...
Forum: General Interest 10-17-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By edwardc
Headed South Again

Well, after over two weeks of delays due to rain, a hurricane, an ailing mother, and general disorganization, we're finally off on our second trip south! Only got in about 27 nm yesterday, but we've...
Forum: General Interest 10-15-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By edwardc
True, there are many Ram's Head locations, but...

True, there are many Ram's Head locations, but THE Ram's Head is the original one in Annapolis! ;)
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-15-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By edwardc
Just thought I'd weigh in here with my 2 cents. ...

Just thought I'd weigh in here with my 2 cents.

Given the location of the crack, and the fact that it was #4 with water, I speculate that you may have two separate problems.

As for the...
Forum: General Interest 10-14-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By edwardc
We're about to leave on our second trip south for...

We're about to leave on our second trip south for the winter, but plan to fly home for the month of December for Christmas with the family, so we should be able to make a meetup. It'll be good to...
Forum: General Interest 10-11-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By edwardc
or switch to studs and never worry about it...

or switch to studs and never worry about it again. :)
Forum: General Interest 10-09-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 538
Posted By edwardc
In the summer, three tries, each try consisting...

In the summer, three tries, each try consisting of about 5 seconds of cranking followed by 5-10 seconds of waiting. First try does nothing but crank. Second try coughs once or twice. Third try starts...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-03-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,849
Posted By edwardc
That's called a slash tube, and it's OEM standard.

That's called a slash tube, and it's OEM standard.
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-21-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 796
Posted By edwardc
Don't forget to check the inside of the...

Don't forget to check the inside of the distributor cap. A buildup of dirt can provide a path for the spark energy to arc to one of the other plugs, diminishing the spark on that plug and causing it...
Forum: General Interest 09-20-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By edwardc
Two people were able to shoulder and carry our...

Two people were able to shoulder and carry our 45' mast. By lifting at the 1/3 and 2/3 points, sag was minimal.
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-13-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,980
Posted By edwardc
Contact Handy Boat Service, just 10 miles down...

Contact Handy Boat Service, just 10 miles down the road from you in Falmouth. They used to have an A4 expert there named Felix.

http://handyboat.com/contact.html
Forum: Exhaust System 09-13-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By edwardc
The black sooty fouling on all 4, the blue-gray...

The black sooty fouling on all 4, the blue-gray smoke, and the easy starting are all indicative of a too-rich mixture. When the mix is properly tuned, an updraft carb like ours should require full...
Forum: Exhaust System 09-12-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By edwardc
+1 on leaving out the brown mixing elbow and...

+1 on leaving out the brown mixing elbow and building a stainless riser.

+1 on NOT leaving out the waterlift muffler!
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-12-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,980
Posted By edwardc
This is typical behavior for sticking valves. ...

This is typical behavior for sticking valves.



To check, remove a spark-plug wire, remove the spark-plug using a deep-well socket wrench, and smell the end of the spark-plug.



This one's...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-09-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By edwardc
With water incursion confirmed, the likelyhood of...

With water incursion confirmed, the likelyhood of sticking valves being the culprit is pretty high. So, before you pull the head, I would try freeing the valves. Its easy but can take a lot of...
Forum: General Interest 09-03-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By edwardc
If this is a Facet pump, it sounds a lot like the...

If this is a Facet pump, it sounds a lot like the "stuck ball" problem I've had on 2 pumps over a 9 year period.

It's easy to check and remedy. There's a 7/8" hexagonal boss on the bottom of the...
Forum: Ignition System 09-02-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By edwardc
Back in the day, before LEDs (I'm showing my...

Back in the day, before LEDs (I'm showing my age), when working on cars we used to tape a small neon bulb to the end of a wooden dowel and hold it up against each wire. The strong electromagnetic...
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