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Messages - Ken Juul

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Main Message Board / Land Yacht
« on: March 08, 2019, 01:15:45 PM »
Recently purchased a new toy.  95 VW camper van.  Simple system, start battery and house battery.  House is charged by engine through a selenoid or via shore power.  Second day of our first road trip killed the house battery because the selenoid failed. Would like to add a circuit to show the house is getting charged.  Have a couple ideas.  Electrical Guru's what do you think?  One pic shows a warning light.  I think I will use a volt meter instead.  I only   want to show charging when the engine is running not house battery voltage.  Have a seperate system for that.

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Main Message Board / Re: Poor exhaust water flow
« on: January 16, 2019, 06:00:18 AM »
every time I have had reduced flow it has been from barnacles growing in the intake.  Have a diver check from the outside or remove the strainer and use a length of wooden dowel to remove any resrictions.  Once you find the right size dowel, put a string around it and hang it from the fuel pump for next time.

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Main Message Board / Re: AC and Heat “lo ps” problem
« on: December 28, 2018, 08:26:30 AM »
may want to look at this thread before you call the tech.
http://www.clubsearay.com/index.php?threads/cruisair-smx-ps-lo.13833/

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Main Message Board / Re: AC and Heat “lo ps” problem
« on: December 27, 2018, 01:29:05 PM »
What brand heat pump do you have.  That might get some more answers.

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Main Message Board / Re: fresh water pump
« on: October 07, 2018, 06:49:30 AM »
Jut to follow up it is a Sureflow pump.  Date stamp 1989, probably original to the boat.  Cracked pump housing.  New one on order.

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Main Message Board / Re: Hot water tank mystery 2003 MKII??
« on: September 23, 2018, 11:35:05 AM »
hard to tell from the pictures, but that looks like your over pressure relief valve.  They sometimes fail in the open position.  Take off the drain hose, unscrew and replace with new one.  Should be available at any good hardware/plumbing store.

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Main Message Board / Re: fresh water pump
« on: September 13, 2018, 05:33:56 AM »
Not sure of the name or model.  Came with the boat, may be original.

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Main Message Board / fresh water pump
« on: September 12, 2018, 06:47:04 AM »
I was on the boat yesterday getting ready to be pulled for the approaching hurricane.  I noticed a leak from what looks like the pressure switch or perhaps the pump itself.  I tightend the screws, didn't help.  Didn't have time to investigate more.  Is there a gasket that maybe failed or should I be looking for a new pump.

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Main Message Board / Re: Overboard discharge locking and security seal
« on: September 10, 2018, 06:38:02 AM »
I get the USCG Aux to do a safety inspection on my boat every year.  Overboard discharge is one of the inspected items.  I drilled a small hole in the end of the handle, use a zip tie around the hose and a second from the first through the handle to hold it closed.  15+ inspectors have all said that was sufficient.  Everyone knows there are ways around, along as you show intent to obey the law they accept what ever method you choose.  This is on the Chesapeake, other locations may be more strict.

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When my Truecharge died, I went with the Pronautic.  What a difference!!!   Don't kill your batteries trying to save an old charger, get it repaired or replace it.

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Main Message Board / Re: Blower fan
« on: August 07, 2018, 05:14:48 AM »
Take a look in the tech wiki.  engine section, misc projects subsection.

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Main Message Board / Re: Things I wish I had known ...
« on: August 03, 2018, 06:14:13 AM »
take a look at the "critical upgrades" and 101 series stickies in the blue section at the top of the page.  Also check the tech wiki, link just under the picture at the top of the page.  Won't answer your question directly, but will give you an idea of what to look for.

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Main Message Board / Re: Temp gauge mystery
« on: August 01, 2018, 05:24:57 AM »
I don't know if applies to the C30, but if you have an an original electrical harness like the C34 came with it might be the wires.  Read the articles about harness upgrades  in the 101 section near the top of the forum.

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Main Message Board / Re: Sale of Boat other than our message Bd
« on: August 01, 2018, 05:16:10 AM »
I agree with KWK,  when I decided I wanted to keep our boat it cost me $2K in brokers fees.  If you go with a broker, read the contract and understand it. Buying or selling a house is easier.

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Main Message Board / Re: Engine woes
« on: June 27, 2018, 07:00:58 AM »
You need to start at one end of the fuel system and work your way through it.  You said no screen in the tank, good.  Is the fuel fresh?  Diesel looses it kick after a few months.  Are all the fittings tight and o rings in good shape on the Racor?  Are all the hose clamps tight?  move on to the secondary filter, etc.  My guess is you are sucking air, just need to find where.  Even the best of shops can screw up, if you can't find anything wrong, I'd have the shop double check the injection pump install.

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