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Forum: General Interest 06-09-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Neuse River Sailor
Standing rigging. Stays and shrouds, chainplates,...

Standing rigging. Stays and shrouds, chainplates, tangs. Spreaders. Keeping the mast up is one of the three vital tasks.

Keep the mast up, the keel down, and the water out.
Forum: Links of Particular Interest 11-28-2021, 07:35 PM
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Views: 3,751
Posted By Neuse River Sailor
Old Atomic Sailor Newsletters

I came across some old issues of The Atomic Sailor, Universal Motor's newsletter for Atomic 4 users, and here they are for my friends at the forum (the first issue appears to be missing pages 1 and...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-26-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,954
Posted By Neuse River Sailor
The yard says that the only tests left to do...

The yard says that the only tests left to do require the removal of the head and fabrication of block-off plates to identify where the leak might be. If it were simply a water pump replacement, that...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-23-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,954
Posted By Neuse River Sailor
OK, got an email from the boatyard today. They...

OK, got an email from the boatyard today. They say "We blocked off the coolant system, minus the raw water pump, and pressure tested the engine and while the leak did not present itself as a major...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-16-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,954
Posted By Neuse River Sailor
Thanks, Joe_DB, a couple ounces of kerosene made...

Thanks, Joe_DB, a couple ounces of kerosene made a big difference and I was able to get most of the oil out.

Capnward, thanks, that is an encouraging note and I will talk it over with the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-15-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,954
Posted By Neuse River Sailor
Thanks, Tim for the reply. I saw those threads...

Thanks, Tim for the reply. I saw those threads but what happened here is definitely not a case of condensation caused by the weather or water splashing in the dipstick hole. The cases in those...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-15-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,954
Posted By Neuse River Sailor
Abrupt and Massive Inflow of Water Into Oil

The boat was in the yard for about a month. On launching, I checked the oil, found it to be clean and at the proper level, opened the seacock and fuel petcock and started the engine with no issues -...
Forum: Electrical 05-23-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,566
Posted By Neuse River Sailor
Thanks, Tac - that picture is of the...

Thanks, Tac - that picture is of the "as-acquired" state of the batteries, taken a couple of years ago. I thoroughly cleaned the connections long ago. The three way valve is to the water tank. Since...
Forum: Electrical 05-19-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,566
Posted By Neuse River Sailor
Thanks, Tac - Yes, two 75 ah batteries. That...

Thanks, Tac - Yes, two 75 ah batteries. That sketch with post 1 isn't really MY sketch, it's one that I found in the papers aboard the boat when I bought it. I don't think those cables are actually...
Forum: Electrical 05-17-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,566
Posted By Neuse River Sailor
This one goes Off>1>Both>2. Yes, I was severely...

This one goes Off>1>Both>2. Yes, I was severely warned when I bought the boat never to turn it to off with the engine running, but it's possible I did it inadvertently, though I doubt it. The switch...
Forum: Electrical 05-17-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,566
Posted By Neuse River Sailor
Thanks for hanging in there with me. I'm about...

Thanks for hanging in there with me. I'm about 240 miles from the boat, I go down there about once a month for a few days and work on it and then come home - but I did dig up a picture with the front...
Forum: Electrical 05-17-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,566
Posted By Neuse River Sailor
Thanks, Tac, that is a great help and I am...

Thanks, Tac, that is a great help and I am starting to understand. One thing that gave me problems was I saw in Don Casey's book "This Old Boat" on pages 236 and 237 a description of a field...
Forum: Electrical 05-16-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,566
Posted By Neuse River Sailor
I did post the schematic at the beginning of the...

I did post the schematic at the beginning of the thread. The only thing I'm proposing to change is, the device labelled "Volt Div", that has one wire coming from the alternator and two wires going...
Forum: Electrical 05-16-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,566
Posted By Neuse River Sailor
Thanks, Tac - I can see that the alternator...

Thanks, Tac - I can see that the alternator output - the red positive wire - goes through an ammeter to what this schematic calls "volt div" which I agree must be the isolator - then from there to...
Forum: Electrical 05-16-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,566
Posted By Neuse River Sailor
Tac, I have just one red wire on my alternator,...

Tac, I have just one red wire on my alternator, attached next to the + sign as shown in the photo I posted of the alt. I am proposing to put a toggle rated for 20 amps at 125 volts which I think...
Forum: Electrical 05-16-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,566
Posted By Neuse River Sailor
Thanks for the responses. With that parts number,...

Thanks for the responses. With that parts number, the mechanic has found a replacement for me. In his opinion, the cost of the diodes and labor would be close enough to the cost of a new alternator...
Forum: Electrical 05-14-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,566
Posted By Neuse River Sailor
Thanks, Mr. Moyer, that may help us out a lot....

Thanks, Mr. Moyer, that may help us out a lot. The mechanic is a good and knowledgeable man but he's distracted by some serious health issues that his wife is having, and anything I can do to make...
Forum: Electrical 05-14-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,566
Posted By Neuse River Sailor
Help Identifying Alternator and rebuild/replace

Hi All - My battery is not getting charging voltage from the alternator. I removed the alternator and took it to a shop. The mechanic said that a diode in the regulator is blown and that he is unable...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-10-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,554
Posted By Neuse River Sailor
Mount

Thanks for the picture of the external mount, that is exactly what I have in mind doing.
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-09-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,554
Posted By Neuse River Sailor
It was the ball valve...

After struggling with it for a while, I got the bottom cap off the facet, cleaned out the trash, worked the ball joint against the spring for a minute, hosed it out with carb cleaner and then after...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-09-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,554
Posted By Neuse River Sailor
I'm getting certain that it is the fuel pump

I have tried pumping from one container to another, bypassing the fuel system - that's when I got the ounce in three minutes - so that's clear that the pump is not delivering. Everything upstream of...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-08-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,554
Posted By Neuse River Sailor
Off to get a fuel pressure gauge

OK, I'll pick up an inline fuel pressure gauge and put it just downstream from the facet.

I tried putting the intake line for the facet into a can of fresh, clean fuel, taking the fuel filter out...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-08-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,554
Posted By Neuse River Sailor
Thanks for the ideas

Starting last first, yes, I blew through the fuel line to the tank and heard it bubbling in the tank. With the facet hotwired I can hear a distinct clicking of the pump working,, I have had the fuel...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-07-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,554
Posted By Neuse River Sailor
Engine starts, runs a few seconds and quits

I am having problems getting my Atomic 4 to keep running after it starts. It is a Moyer rebuild from about ten years ago, got very little use until I bought the boat last fall. I had a lot of issues...
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