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Messages - Ron Hill

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Main Message Board / Re: Void in topside Deck
« on: June 21, 2019, 01:19:19 PM »
Guys : One of our Fleet 12 member found a void in his deck.  I stead of drill and filling, he cut it out and mounted a small (head size) hatch !!

a thought

Main Message Board / Re: potable water pump
« on: June 20, 2019, 02:51:07 PM »
gwp : If you find that it is the pump (like I did) you might ask the manufacturer and if the motor runs they just might replace the pump for free - if you send it to them!!  Worth asking!

A thought

Main Message Board / Re: Albemarle Loop Question
« on: June 20, 2019, 02:46:33 PM »
Ken : Many years ago when we went south, I wrapped a crab pot around the prop.  Before I went into the water it did pass my mind " I wonder why they named it the "Alligator" River!?!

A thought    :shock:

Main Message Board / Re: 2" to 3" Heat Exchanger on Universal M25
« on: June 19, 2019, 02:32:02 PM »
James : If you elect to expand the old bracket make sure that when the 3" HX is mounted that you have clearance between the top of the HX and the underside of the exhaust riser!!  I wrote a Mainsheet tech note article on the "Dollar Bill " test (being able to slide a Dollar Bill between the two) Even if you have to remove some of the underside riser insolation.

Actually the "Under the aft Berth" is a great idea as you can more easily get at the Xmission dip stick!!!  :thumb:

A few thoughts

Main Message Board / Re: Albemarle Loop Question
« on: June 19, 2019, 02:20:39 PM »
Ken : Where are you coming from?

Main Message Board / Re: Loss of RPM
« on: June 17, 2019, 02:45:41 PM »
Jeff : As Rick mentioned you need to confirm that you have removed the screen from the fuel pick up tube!!

A thought

Main Message Board / Re: Steering wheel shudders
« on: June 17, 2019, 02:40:06 PM »
The mylar strips along the sides will take out the lateral movement of the rudder & column.
Add another nylon bushing (or take another bushing and sand it thinner?) under the emergency tiller cap and put it on top of the one already there and it will take out the vertical movement.

A few thoughts

Main Message Board / Re: Secondary Fuel Filter
« on: June 14, 2019, 12:04:01 PM »
Guys : As Stu said - You can use the electric fuel pump to fill the empty filter after it has been put on. 
I just have always thought that if air in the fuel line WILL kill a diesel engine, then why introduce air in an empty filter when you can easily fill that filter with fuel???  I still bleed as a "just in case" !!

My thinking   8)

Main Message Board / Re: Secondary Fuel Filter
« on: June 12, 2019, 03:51:43 PM »
Mark : It has been posted MANY times - to fill the filter with diesel before you screw it ON.  Then do the bleeding procedure by loosening the bleed nut on the top of the filter holder!!

A few thoughts

Main Message Board / Re: Pau Hana Update
« on: June 06, 2019, 01:10:47 PM »
Guys : I found that lessening the angle (mast to cockpit) to 45 degrees and BB sheaves at the base and top of the mast makes a difference.
Wrote an article in the Mainsheet tech notes with pictures.

A thought

Main Message Board / Re: Starter Push-Button Replacement
« on: June 03, 2019, 02:54:00 PM »
Guys : The key to having a reliable starter switch is simple - get a rubber boot that covers and protects the switch!!!

Written up in the Mainsheet tech notes and numerous Message Board posts !!   :thumb:

Main Message Board / Re: Noisy Partners
« on: June 02, 2019, 02:03:49 PM »
Patches : I went with 6 wedges rather than the factory 4.  Made my own out of pressure treated lumber - slightly larger than the factory size.

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Main Message Board / Re: Drive shaft touching stern tube
« on: May 30, 2019, 03:19:18 PM »
Cory : I used the curved washer (a lock type) under the top.  I sandwiched the curved between a regular washer on the bottom and the nut on the top.

After you get everything adjusted and tightened take some red fingernail polish and make a slippage mark. This will tell you at a glance if the nut is backing off!!

A few thoughts   :thumb: 

Main Message Board / Re: Mast wedges and tuning
« on: May 30, 2019, 03:13:03 PM »
Guys : When the mast wedges "pop out" - make some new ones slightly bigger. Use hard wood - I used pressure treated lumber. I also went for 6 rather than the factory 4.

A thought

Main Message Board / Re: Drive shaft touching stern tube
« on: May 28, 2019, 02:44:28 PM »
Cory : You definitely need to move the engine.  Like you said .. adjust it on land and then fine tune it after it's back in the water for 24 hrs.

Good luck  :thumb:

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