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Forum: General Interest 09-07-2021, 01:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By ndutton
Interesting. I wonder how the marina owner...

Interesting. I wonder how the marina owner reconciles this policy with the very common propane cooking fuel used on boats. It is comparable to gasoline with fumes that are heavier than air which...
Forum: Electrical 09-06-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By ndutton
I'm thinking you have a bad current path from...

I'm thinking you have a bad current path from that one particular battery. It could be anything from the battery post to the starter solenoid, every cable, terminal, connection on either the...
Forum: Ericson 09-01-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 858
Posted By ndutton
I made them. There are ready made wire cover...

I made them. There are ready made wire cover systems, i.e. Wiremold available from Home Depot and Lowe's but for my taste they don't blend into the original design well enough. That's my personal...
Forum: Ericson 09-01-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 858
Posted By ndutton
Teak wire cover for mast wiring

Teak wire cover for mast wiring
Forum: Ericson 09-01-2021, 12:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 858
Posted By ndutton
Custom fiberglass wire cover for cabin lighting

Custom fiberglass wire cover for cabin lighting
Forum: Ericson 08-31-2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 858
Posted By ndutton
Complete replacement of the electrical system can...

Complete replacement of the electrical system can be one of the most rewarding projects you'll do on the boat. A few thoughts:

Wiring sandwiched between hull/deck and their respective liners is...
Forum: Electrical 08-28-2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By ndutton
What determines the load on the engine, pulleys...

What determines the load on the engine, pulleys and belt from alternator load is the battery State of Charge (SOC), not the size of the alternator alone. A 35A alternator delivering 35 amps will...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-24-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By ndutton
Would you entertain sending it to me for bench...

Would you entertain sending it to me for bench testing?
Forum: Electrical 08-21-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 60,689
Posted By ndutton
It's a carry over from when the forum changed...

It's a carry over from when the forum changed servers. All you need to do is add 'forum' after 'moyermarine' in the address bar of the link (using the first link in your post as an example) thusly:...
Forum: Electrical 08-20-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By ndutton
As far as I know here is nothing special about...

As far as I know here is nothing special about the curved adjustment arm included with the tensioner other than it's clean and smooth allowing the alternator to move smoothly on the tensioner. A...
Forum: Electrical 08-20-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,801
Posted By ndutton
For comparison here is a table of engine...

For comparison here is a table of engine temperatures taken with an IR gun during testing of the new MMI thermostat, raw water cooled late model engine.
Forum: Fuel System 08-19-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By ndutton
Point of technical accuracy: rotating the...

Point of technical accuracy: rotating the distributor body counter clockwise actually advances the timing.
Forum: Electrical 08-18-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,801
Posted By ndutton
The single wire self excite alternators need a...

The single wire self excite alternators need a bump in RPM to start charging, something like 1000RPM.
Forum: General Interest 08-17-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By ndutton
[off topic] I didn't mean to leave the...

[off topic]
I didn't mean to leave the impression I've experienced a theft problem but neither do I leave easy bait out on the deck either. I've never suffered a theft loss, the closest I came was...
Forum: General Interest 08-17-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By ndutton
I do but to isolate my boat from the handiwork of...

I do but to isolate my boat from the handiwork of others I do not have an AC/DC bond.

Living in a population center it's risky leaving solar panels out if you want to keep them.
Forum: Electrical 08-16-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By ndutton
In a nutshell, builders do things the way they do...

In a nutshell, builders do things the way they do for their convenience, not yours.

All of the wiring connected between the instrument panel and engine is in a single harness often originally...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-15-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,816
Posted By ndutton
Bump, a reminder that guessing is not...

Bump, a reminder that guessing is not troubleshooting.
Forum: General Maintenance 08-12-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By ndutton
Please see picture. It's why the plug exists and...

Please see picture. It's why the plug exists and also where the Moyer oil drain kit attaches.
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-12-2021, 12:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By ndutton
Don't sell yourself short. You and I have the...

Don't sell yourself short. You and I have the same boring systems (traditional lead-acid batteries and fixed point charging) and mine performs well, batteries last 10 years or better, don't cost as...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-11-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By ndutton
Ah yes, the 'popular' smart regulator. Other...

Ah yes, the 'popular' smart regulator. Other than a brand name, do we have any indication that's what O-Monkey is dealing with? Do we know if he has exotic battery chemistry that depends on...
Forum: Electrical 08-10-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,801
Posted By ndutton
I'm at a loss to understand why, in light of the...

I'm at a loss to understand why, in light of the following:
the ensuing posts continue encouragement.
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-10-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By ndutton
Oh-oh, taper down to what? More detail please.

Oh-oh, taper down to what? More detail please.
Forum: General Interest 08-09-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By ndutton
With the speed at which that occurred (2~3...

With the speed at which that occurred (2~3 months) my thoughts go immediately to stray current corrosion.

Questions:

Is his keel grounded?
Does your friend have shore power?
Is he slipped...
Forum: General Interest 08-09-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By ndutton
Q: How much fuel fumes inside are normal (more...

Q: How much fuel fumes inside are normal (more like safe)?
A: Zero

You should have no smell inside the cabin when the engine is running AND at rest. None, not a little bit, not "it doesn't smell...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-08-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,224
Posted By ndutton
I'm missing something here. The symptoms are...

I'm missing something here. The symptoms are water in the oil and fresh water coolant loss. That's pretty simple to correlate but then water discharge at the end of the exhaust is a factor?

The...
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