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Forum: Fuel System 01-09-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By ndutton
My boat had a Facet electric pump when I bought...

My boat had a Facet electric pump when I bought it. The pump worked fine but looked like shi-shi so I replaced it on principle, part of making the boat my own during the original refit. The...
Forum: Fuel System 01-09-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By ndutton
Yep, this is the comfort zone that factors into...

Yep, this is the comfort zone that factors into the decision between mechanical and electric fuel pumps. However, in the interest of full disclosure, the electric fuel pump is manufactured, tested...
Forum: Fuel System 01-08-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By ndutton
I can't say it's the way to go for you or anybody...

I can't say it's the way to go for you or anybody else but it is my preference. Some feel the OPSS is an added complication and failure point whereas I'm perfectly comfortable with it. The...
Forum: Electrical 01-08-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By ndutton
That terminal is NOT a ground. I don't know if...

That terminal is NOT a ground. I don't know if that is your problem but it is a problem. The pump ground needs to go to the engine block. If you have electronic ignition you may have damaged it...
Forum: Fuel System 01-08-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By ndutton
Moral of the Story re: mechanical fuel pumps

It is prudent to give your mechanical fuel pump regular maintenance considering what it does when it fails.
Forum: Fuel System 01-08-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By ndutton
Greg, consider what needs to be done when a fuel...

Greg, consider what needs to be done when a fuel pump fails to return to operation. For the purpose of this discussion we'll assume all the necessary replacement parts, testing equipment and tools...
Forum: Electrical 01-08-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By ndutton
OK, same questions with the old pump. Bulkhead...

OK, same questions with the old pump. Bulkhead mounted? Ground wire to the pump mounting ears?
Forum: Electrical 01-08-2021, 12:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By ndutton
Here is what caught my eye: followed by Did...

Here is what caught my eye:
followed by Did you include a ground wire to the pump mounting bracket when you relocated it?
Forum: Fuel System 01-07-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By ndutton
When was the last time you rebuilt your...

When was the last time you rebuilt your mechanical fuel pump? You know what happens when the internal diaphragm fails, right?
Forum: Electrical 01-07-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By ndutton
Exactly where is your electric fuel pump mounted?...

Exactly where is your electric fuel pump mounted? On the engine or on a nearby bulkhead?
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-04-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By ndutton
All of the tests mentioned will return good...

All of the tests mentioned will return good information in chasing down the power issue but if the problem persists, an often overlooked test is exhaust backpressure. MMI offers a kit...
Forum: General Interest 01-03-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By ndutton
The only downside I can say is no one can see me...

The only downside I can say is no one can see me via AIS. It's a receiver only but no complaining allowed. I knew it when I installed it.
Forum: General Interest 01-03-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By ndutton
Mine continues to work fine. ...

Mine continues to work fine.
https://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10795

What are your questions or concerns?
Forum: General Interest 12-29-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 891
Posted By ndutton
Historical reading again: ...

Historical reading again:
https://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=106319&postcount=8
Forum: General Interest 12-28-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 891
Posted By ndutton
I'd say if you are still able to smell gas you're...

I'd say if you are still able to smell gas you're able to shut off the heater or any other source of ignition. How is this any different than a stove onboard? And as for gas leaks, I think this...
Forum: The Wish List 12-27-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,097
Posted By ndutton
It's encouraging to see that members here...

It's encouraging to see that members here understand the importance of centering the shaft in the shaft log as part of a proper engine alignment. I doubt it would happen on any other sailboat forum...
Forum: General Interest 12-26-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 891
Posted By ndutton
No way would I operate a flame type heating...

No way would I operate a flame type heating system underway without it being actively monitored. That is, cabin crew assigned to monitor it for safety. At anchor, tip safety and CO monitoring would...
Forum: General Interest 12-25-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 891
Posted By ndutton
As originally purchased my boat had a Force 10...

As originally purchased my boat had a Force 10 heater, CNG fueled if I remember. The flue through the deck was a constant source of leaks and I found I could warm up the cabin better by baking a...
Forum: General Interest 12-24-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 891
Posted By ndutton
It applies: ...

It applies:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoOrUh4a_j0&feature=youtu.be
Forum: General Interest 12-23-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 891
Posted By ndutton
Ask those experts on the other forums what...

Ask those experts on the other forums what cooking fuel they use. Propane? Vapors heavier than air (like gasoline), a similar explosive force and unlike gasoline, stored under pressure.
...
Forum: Electrical 12-23-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By ndutton
It's the battery destruction switch, popular in...

It's the battery destruction switch, popular in the 1980's.
Forum: Troubleshooting 12-21-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By ndutton
It is impossible to be certain from the pictures...

It is impossible to be certain from the pictures but I think your water incursion may have been a result of a hard starting episode with the raw water intake valve open rather than caused by the...
Forum: Fuel System 12-20-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By ndutton
$20.00 vs. $80.00 Unless your engine is worn...

$20.00 vs. $80.00
Unless your engine is worn internally producing excessive blowby, it's pretty easy math.
Forum: Troubleshooting 12-06-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By ndutton
Mechanical or electric fuel pump?

Mechanical or electric fuel pump?
Forum: Overhaul 12-01-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,728
Posted By ndutton
The bigger picture

The condition of the thermostat seat may be a harbinger of other internal deterioration not visible. Same head, same coolant passages, same coolant, same age, same history. There is little reason...
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