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Forum: Polls 01-30-2024, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,878
Posted By edwardc
Dave, I have a 30 gal. OEM monel tank. In...

Dave,

I have a 30 gal. OEM monel tank. In addition, I carry an additional 25 gal in jerry jugs on-deck when out for extended periods.
The boat, a 1977 Pearson 323, has a dry weight of 12,800 lb,...
Forum: Cooling System 12-12-2023, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,185
Posted By edwardc
Not quite as necessary, but still beneficial. ...

Not quite as necessary, but still beneficial.

Whenever you cool directly with "raw" water (fresh or salt), you ingest a lot of microscopic organic matter into the hot engine. These organisms die...
Forum: General Interest 11-11-2023, 02:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,064
Posted By edwardc
Joe, Let me tell you how I handled this...

Joe,

Let me tell you how I handled this problem.

First, my setup. I had upgraded my alternator to a 110A Amp-Tech with an external Balmar charge controller. When the batteries were low, this...
Forum: Cooling System 11-10-2023, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,654
Posted By edwardc
A heat gun works wonders on old stiff hose.

A heat gun works wonders on old stiff hose.
Forum: Electrical 10-13-2023, 04:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,664
Posted By edwardc
Joe, I considered these in my early...

Joe,

I considered these in my early planning, based on other cruising friend's real world experience. In my case, the big drawback was that flooded lead acid (FLA) batteries only do well if you...
Forum: Electrical 10-11-2023, 03:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,664
Posted By edwardc
Yes, I'm all better. Just a lingering bit of...

Yes, I'm all better. Just a lingering bit of sinus congestion and still an occasional cough to clear out the residual gunk in my lungs.

My initial plans did not include engine starting with the...
Forum: Electrical 10-10-2023, 02:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,664
Posted By edwardc
Bill, Sorry for the less than timely reply,...

Bill,

Sorry for the less than timely reply, but I've spent the last 10 days recovering from Covid and didn't have much energy.

About 2 1/2 years ago, I started a Lithium battery upgrade...
Forum: Polls 09-13-2023, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,878
Posted By edwardc
Mo, I started this poll (and the RWC one)...

Mo,

I started this poll (and the RWC one) six years ago in the hope of learning what life I should expect out of my 2010 rebuild.

After two trips down the ICW, I now have over 1900 hrs on her...
Forum: Exhaust System 08-29-2023, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,193
Posted By edwardc
Heat + iron + oxygen = rust. The rust takes up...

Heat + iron + oxygen = rust. The rust takes up more space than the iron and locks the pipe into the flange. In my case, after 10 years, the force was so great that it split the flange!
Forum: Exhaust System 08-28-2023, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,193
Posted By edwardc
Joe, I've found that, because we of the...

Joe,

I've found that, because we of the Chesapeake are so close to McMaster (New Jersey), that even ordering the cheapest ground shipping they have, it usually arrives in one day.

I would also...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-02-2023, 11:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,738
Posted By edwardc
Something no one has mentioned is the fire...

Something no one has mentioned is the fire extinguisher residue. You should clean that stuff out thoroughly as soon as possible. I have found it to be corrosive to metal parts if left in contact for...
Forum: Reversing Gear 07-05-2023, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By edwardc
When tightening the screw, you must be careful to...

When tightening the screw, you must be careful to make sure the screw is going into one of the slots in the adjusting ring. This allows the screw to tighten against the tab without putting any...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-30-2023, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By edwardc
Hard to tell for sure in the photo, but it looks...

Hard to tell for sure in the photo, but it looks like both a black lead and a red lead heading back into the distributor. If this is the case, it will be an electronic ignition. A classic points...
Forum: Cooling System 06-30-2023, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,041
Posted By edwardc
Sorry for the late reply. I was out for a 5 day...

Sorry for the late reply. I was out for a 5 day trip on the Chesapeake :)

My boat originally came with a wholly inadequate exhaust system. The injection elbow had absolutely NO riser, and...
Forum: Cooling System 06-20-2023, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,041
Posted By edwardc
What you have looks like a jacketed mixing elbow....

What you have looks like a jacketed mixing elbow. Hot exhaust flows through a large passage in the center. Raw water flows through the jacket surrounding this exhaust passage and is injected into the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-16-2023, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 871
Posted By edwardc
Try soaking the gap between the coupler halves...

Try soaking the gap between the coupler halves with PBBlaster repeatedly for a day or two. It takes time to penetrate, but if corrosion is the problem, it will get it. It is vastly superior to WD40...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-09-2023, 11:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,030
Posted By edwardc
It is my understanding that unless you have an...

It is my understanding that unless you have an Indego prop, or a 2:1 reduction, this is not unusual for a direct-drive A4.
Forum: General Maintenance 03-21-2023, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 737
Posted By edwardc
Definitely the reversing gear! Among all the...

Definitely the reversing gear! Among all the parts you listed, this is the only one for which there are no new or replacement parts available. in particular, the thrust bearing collar assembly is a...
Forum: Cooling System 03-13-2023, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,569
Posted By edwardc
You might also try a pilot bearing puller tool.

You might also try a pilot bearing puller tool.
Forum: General Interest 02-18-2023, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,173
Posted By edwardc
In addition to the engine, the drinking/washing...

In addition to the engine, the drinking/washing fresh water system is susceptible to freeze damage, as well the head & blackwater plumbing. (if you have those systems on your boat)
Forum: Fuel System 01-28-2023, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By edwardc
Years ago I followed Hanley’s lead and installed...

Years ago I followed Hanley’s lead and installed an O2 sensor. I liked the certainty it gives me adjusting the idle and main jets. I tend to set the idle mix slightly rich to ease starting, with the...
Forum: Aftermarket Kits and Accessories 01-09-2023, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,915
Posted By edwardc
In my case, the vacuum oil changer (a globe...

In my case, the vacuum oil changer (a globe shaped affair), came with a clear plastic hose that the thin dipstick tube slid into. I removed the dipstick tube and found that, by sheer good luck, the...
Forum: Ignition System 12-08-2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,182
Posted By edwardc
You use a small pump, such as a drill pump or...

You use a small pump, such as a drill pump or fountain pump.:
1. Remove the thermostat and replace the cover & hoses.
2. Clamp off the bypass.
3. Disconnect the hose from the water injection point...
Forum: General Interest 10-11-2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,359
Posted By edwardc
4500 seems excessive. Although Universal never...

4500 seems excessive. Although Universal never seems to have published a "Redline", it advertised the engine as "30HP", which the power curve shows that it achieves at 3500 RPM.

In 2007, Don...
Forum: General Interest 09-24-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,489
Posted By edwardc
Interesting. I just converted mine to studs, and...

Interesting. I just converted mine to studs, and used 1 3/4” and they were still too short. With the studs fully seated in the manifold, there was barely enough sticking out of the flange for the...
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