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Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 12-24-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,231
Posted By msmith10
I don't recall the length- that was 10 years ago,...

I don't recall the length- that was 10 years ago, but from my post I think it must have been 11'. I also think I decided I could have gone 1 foot shorter but better too long than too short. You can...
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-10-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By msmith10
Make sure the cable itself runs easily in the...

Make sure the cable itself runs easily in the sheath. They corrode internally and can get too stiff for any clamp to hold.
Forum: Overhaul 10-19-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By msmith10
Like Dan said, get some exhaust system wrap and...

Like Dan said, get some exhaust system wrap and cover up that hot exhaust (the exhaust line from the manifold to the point where water is injected). That's both a fire hazard and a guaranteed 2nd...
Forum: Overhaul 10-19-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By msmith10
The safety reason for running the blower is to...

The safety reason for running the blower is to exhaust gas vapors so you don't have an explosion if there are fumes built up in the bilge. You should start the blower before starting the engine. ...
Forum: Overhaul 10-18-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By msmith10
The fumes may be blow-by. These are meant to be...

The fumes may be blow-by. These are meant to be sucked into the carb via a short rubbber tube which goes from the side plate to the area of the flame arrestor. If there is a lot of blowby, the carb...
Forum: Overhaul 10-18-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By msmith10
Hi, Phillip. I've got a 1977 C&C30 Mk 1 and I've...

Hi, Phillip. I've got a 1977 C&C30 Mk 1 and I've redone almost every system on the boat. Mo on this site has one of similar vintage.
There are lots of people on this site who can give you better...
Forum: Cooling System 10-18-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 951
Posted By msmith10
I'm with Neal on this one. I think it's probably...

I'm with Neal on this one. I think it's probably fine to leave the thermostat in if the bypass valve before the thermostat is closed while flushing with antifreeze. That being said, I always take...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 10-09-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 342
Posted By msmith10
Reversing gear for sale

I have a good condition reversing gear for sale. Ebay item number:303717973583
I got this as a spare but have never needed it. Actually got it from Hanley Clifford whom you old timers will...
Forum: General Interest 06-01-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By msmith10
Azazzera- I don't have any experience with Joe's...

Azazzera- I don't have any experience with Joe's recommended device but this appears to be a real bargain compared to other units I've seen and is sure worth a try. All gadgets require some...
Forum: General Interest 06-01-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By msmith10
Personally, I wouldn't be without a...

Personally, I wouldn't be without a chartplotter-autopilot connection. You don't have to cede total control to the electronics in order to benefit from its utility.
I'm not familiar with the...
Forum: Electrical 09-19-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By msmith10
Adding to Al and Neil's posts: No idea what...

Adding to Al and Neil's posts:
No idea what your boat is like or your capabilities but:
If you don't understand basic AC wiring, buy a copy of Richter ($15 at Lowes or HD). It is not about marine...
Forum: General Maintenance 03-16-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,477
Posted By msmith10
I've never had any luck using those adjustable...

I've never had any luck using those adjustable sink wrenches on ANYTHING. The jaws won't stay fixed in position long enough to get them on the nuts and the whole apparatus is so big and clumsy you...
Forum: Fuel System 01-06-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By msmith10
I used carb cleaner. Dissolved the varnish as...

I used carb cleaner. Dissolved the varnish as fast as it hit it. I suspect lots of solvents would work.
Forum: Fuel System 01-06-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By msmith10
If it's a stock tank, and I suspect it is because...

If it's a stock tank, and I suspect it is because mine also had a monel tank, it will come out through the starboard lazarette. Did this on my C&C30 several years ago for the same reason you have. ...
Forum: General Interest 10-30-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,719
Posted By msmith10
I'm not sure, but I think if you have no battery...

I'm not sure, but I think if you have no battery hooked up you may run the risk of frying the diodes in your alternator, similar to hitting the "off" position on your battery selector. I'll ask...
Forum: General Interest 10-12-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,360
Posted By msmith10
If my engine took more than 10 seconds even after...

If my engine took more than 10 seconds even after a couple of weeks off, I'd be looking for a problem. Usually 5 seconds or less.
Forum: General Maintenance 04-28-2017, 03:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,979
Posted By msmith10
That looks like a C&C (30?) rudder and keel. ...

That looks like a C&C (30?) rudder and keel.
Lifelines can be hand crimped if: 1. The fittings were made to be hand-crimped (Johnson fittings) and 2. You use a Johnson hand-crimper (about $200,...
Forum: General Interest 09-02-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,713
Posted By msmith10
Thanks, everyone. I think I'll just keep the oil...

Thanks, everyone. I think I'll just keep the oil level a little higher under those circumstances. I limit running the engine to times when there was less than 20 degrees of heel, and I never saw a...
Forum: General Interest 08-27-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,713
Posted By msmith10
Maximum heel?

I've searched for an answer to this question but haven't found one: does anybody know the recommended maximum heel angle while the A4 is running? As long as oil pressure stays within normal range...
Forum: Electrical 05-17-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,843
Posted By msmith10
Thanks, Tim, but I think that looks like mental...

Thanks, Tim, but I think that looks like mental self-flagellation.
Forum: Electrical 05-16-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,843
Posted By msmith10
A question for you electrical guys

I was checking the resistance through my coil, and a couple of spare coils, a few days ago, and got a nice comfortable 4.4-4.6 ohms on the various coils. It then occurred to me that I should check...
Forum: Ignition System 03-17-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,327
Posted By msmith10
You can jerry rig a hand crank if you have some...

You can jerry rig a hand crank if you have some deep well sockets, a ratchet and a hacksaw. I think the nut on the end of the crankshaft is the same size as a large spark plug socket. Cut 2 V...
Forum: General Interest 09-27-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,245
Posted By msmith10
Free upper transmission housing

I have an upper transmission housing, I think late model, free to anyone who will pay shipping from Columbus, Ohio. I'd estimate $20.
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Forum: Electrical 08-29-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,208
Posted By msmith10
Reducing voltage drop and simplifying wiring...

Reducing voltage drop and simplifying wiring layout are my goals. I do have a new ammeter with shunt to install and I will leave this in the engine compartment with a voltmeter at the instrument...
Forum: Electrical 08-28-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,208
Posted By msmith10
That makes sense, Neil. Thanks.

That makes sense, Neil. Thanks.
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