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Forum: Electrical 01-08-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By edwardc
And there's always the infamous "stuck ball"...

And there's always the infamous "stuck ball" problem in the Facet pumps. Easy to check.

Simply unscrew the bayonet base of the pump,catching the half-cup of gas that comes out, and try pressing...
Forum: General Interest 01-07-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 439
Posted By edwardc
+++! When we first bought our boat, I discovered...

+++! When we first bought our boat, I discovered that the sensor for the high-temp alarm was disconnected. As soon as I reconnected it, I found that it went off every time we left the fuel dock! ...
Forum: General Interest 01-05-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By edwardc
No, they have a fine mesh screen made of some...

No, they have a fine mesh screen made of some hydrophobic material. The water's high surface tension keeps it from flowing through, while the gas goes through freely.

There are some downsides. ...
Forum: General Interest 01-04-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By edwardc
Quite right. We also carried and used a Baja...

Quite right. We also carried and used a Baja filter (a clone actually) for every bit of fuel that went into the tank, even from the jerry jugs.
Forum: General Interest 01-03-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By edwardc
First, welcome to the forum and Happy New Year! ...

First, welcome to the forum and Happy New Year!

In advance, please excuse the long rambling post.

No, you're not crazy at all. I can't speak for the Erie Canal portion, as I havent done that...
Forum: General Interest 01-03-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 439
Posted By edwardc
I too have a seat on the transom that lets me sit...

I too have a seat on the transom that lets me sit behind the helm, on either side of the backstay.

Engine instruments, and depth gauge, are on the vertical face of the bridgedeck. Chartplotter,...
Forum: General Interest 01-02-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By edwardc
Amen to that! 2021 can't help but be better...

Amen to that!

2021 can't help but be better than 2020!
Forum: Overhaul 01-01-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,212
Posted By edwardc
Related question to group: What drives the...

Related question to group:

What drives the choice between boreing and oversize pistons vs sleeving and standard pistons?
Forum: Troubleshooting 12-31-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By edwardc
What prop do you have? My 13000 lb Pearson,...

What prop do you have?

My 13000 lb Pearson, with a 2:1 V-drive and 15x8 3-blade prop cruises at 5-6 kts at 2000-2400 rpm. With a clean prop & bottom, in flat calm conditions it gets all the way...
Forum: General Interest 12-29-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 892
Posted By edwardc
George Dinwiddie, an A4/Alberg 30 owner and...

George Dinwiddie, an A4/Alberg 30 owner and maintainer of the Alberg 30 website, has been using one of those for years on his Alberg 30 "Calypso" and really likes it.
Forum: General Interest 12-29-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 892
Posted By edwardc
I used to be a fan of the flowerpot-on-the-stove...

I used to be a fan of the flowerpot-on-the-stove heater. Not any more.

Although, in principle, an alcohol stove (I have an Origo too) burns cleanly, this is only true when the flame is adjusted...
Forum: Troubleshooting 12-22-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By edwardc
Your water injection point looks too high on the...

Your water injection point looks too high on the exhaust. It should be a minimum of 4 inches lower than the lowest part of the high loop coming out of the engine. Any buildup or blockage below the...
Forum: Electrical 12-18-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By edwardc
Somewhere back in time, there is an excellent...

Somewhere back in time, there is an excellent series of posts by hanley on the flywheel-end alternator mount he built onto the head, as well as a series of experiments on belt and pulley sizes.
Forum: Ignition System 11-29-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By edwardc
I'm guessing you used an ESP32 module for the MCU?

I'm guessing you used an ESP32 module for the MCU?
Forum: For Sale - Other Items 11-17-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By edwardc
Try posting at the Captains Forum at the Pearson...

Try posting at the Captains Forum at the Pearson Yachts Portal:

https://www.pearsonyachts.org/
Forum: Announcements 11-17-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 944
Posted By edwardc
Burt Reynolds in the movie WW and the Dixie Dance...

Burt Reynolds in the movie WW and the Dixie Dance Kings (source IMDB)
Forum: Announcements 11-16-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 944
Posted By edwardc
No harm. No benifit either. Been a long...

No harm. No benifit either.

Been a long time since I've heard premium referred to as "Ethyl"! :) These days, when someone refers to Ethyl, they're usually talking about alcohol.
Forum: Electrical 11-08-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By edwardc
I have a single large house bank, and a small...

I have a single large house bank, and a small separate starting battery. Its a Group U1, about 35 Amp-Hours. It has plenty of power to crank the A4, but the truth is that its only there as a...
Forum: Exhaust System 10-24-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By edwardc
Yes, I used the cloth/fiberglass wrap that MMI...

Yes, I used the cloth/fiberglass wrap that MMI sells. It is held in place with some thin stainless straps.


As for Sch 40 vs 80, I used sch 40. I had some worry at first, but the results have...
Forum: Exhaust System 10-23-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By edwardc
I have both in my hot section. Although I can't...

I have both in my hot section. Although I can't easily inspect it due to the wrapping, it has been in operation since 2011 and has over 1800 hours on it without showing any signs of leakage.


...
Forum: Overhaul 10-21-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,212
Posted By edwardc
Here and here?? (see pic) No knowledge, just a...

Here and here?? (see pic) No knowledge, just a guess.

There's cretainly enough meat in the casting there to hide two setscrews at the bottom of long bores. I'd say that would qualifiy as a...
Forum: Cooling System 10-11-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By edwardc
Shaft, seals, and bearings. In my experience,...

Shaft, seals, and bearings. In my experience, when the seal goes, the shaft gets worn, and a new seal won’t seal to it. Similarly, once water has gotten to the bearings, they will degrade and fail...
Forum: Cooling System 10-10-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By edwardc
It’s probably leaking from the “weep hole” on the...

It’s probably leaking from the “weep hole” on the underside, indicating that one of the seals is shot. A rebuild kit can fix that.
Forum: Fuel System 10-09-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,083
Posted By edwardc
Our 1977 Pearson 323 came with an OEM fuel cutoff...

Our 1977 Pearson 323 came with an OEM fuel cutoff solenoid built onto the top of the fuel pickup on the tank. I think the brand was fuel-trol (or something like that).
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-06-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By edwardc
I've had good luck using kerosene or varsol to...

I've had good luck using kerosene or varsol to flush out oil in this state.
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