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Forum: Good Guys Yesterday, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By edwardc
I know the place. One of my oldest friends and...

I know the place. One of my oldest friends and sailing buddies keeps his sailboat (S/V Voyager) there.

Since I'm a greybeard, I've just gotten my second dose of vaccine, so I should be about as...
Forum: Overhaul Yesterday, 11:12 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 24,772
Posted By edwardc
Look at it this way: You must be getting really...

Look at it this way: You must be getting really close if Murphy had to resort to such dirty tricks as collapsing a ladder out from under you!

Hang in there, you're almost there!
Forum: Good Guys Yesterday, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 179
Posted By edwardc
Hi Markus. Welcome to the forum! Under...

Hi Markus. Welcome to the forum!

Under normal circumstances, I'd offer to to take a look at it (we keep our boat just outside of Baltimore), but Covid has made this past year anything but normal....
Forum: Troubleshooting 02-24-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,152
Posted By edwardc
I think the apparent elongation of the mounting...

I think the apparent elongation of the mounting holes is just a photographic issue (pincushion distortion) caused by a wide-angle lens.
Forum: Overhaul 02-16-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 253
Posted By edwardc
Studs are generally considered usable until they...

Studs are generally considered usable until they corrode down to about three threads left. At that point, it is highly likely that they will strip out under torque.
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 02-05-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 838
Posted By edwardc
Sounds like the perfect place for a watermaker...

Sounds like the perfect place for a watermaker and a large lithium Iron Phosphate battery bank to support it! :)
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-22-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By edwardc
++ This is classic loose cable symptoms.

++ This is classic loose cable symptoms.
Forum: Electrical 01-08-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
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: 711
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: 20
Views: 1,313
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: 20
Views: 1,313
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: 20
Views: 1,313
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: 711
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: 370
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: 51
Views: 3,210
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: 582
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: 1,385
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: 1,385
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: 470
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: 426
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: 1,269
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: 1,027
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: 1,177
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: 1,177
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: 662
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...
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