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Messages - sailaway

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Main Message Board / Re: Fuel issues???
« on: June 26, 2017, 06:18:22 PM »
There is a screen filter in the fuel pump take it apart an clean maybe it might help. Charlie

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Main Message Board / Re: fuel shutoff sticking
« on: June 23, 2017, 09:50:27 AM »
Took Rons advice and disconnected The shut off cable and lubed the pivot point until I got it working good. Also the cable needs to be almost level then it enter the engine so it doesn't get in a bind. Charlie

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Main Message Board / fuel shutoff sticking
« on: June 18, 2017, 01:01:41 PM »
I have a 1986 with an M-25 engine. When I pull the fuel shutoff the engine stops . Then I push it back down the return lever on the engine stays in the off position I just move it back with my finger so it will start. I put a extra stop on the cable to push it back down no help. Is there some kind of spring return I am not seeing. Charlie

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Main Message Board / Re: Traveler question.....
« on: May 21, 2017, 09:52:59 AM »
Also did the garhaurer upgrade loved it bolt holes line up. Easy up grade  can move the main under load. Charlie

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Main Message Board / Re: Compression Test
« on: May 18, 2017, 04:43:10 PM »
Another way of compression test is to use a temp sensor gun when the engine has been running for awhile shoot all the cylinder heads they should be the same temp. Not as good as a compression test but a good start.  A lot of the engine survey are done this way now. Charlie

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Main Message Board / Re: air conditioning suggestions
« on: May 18, 2017, 04:33:47 PM »
Sophie there is an ac unit that has a hot air discharge threw a tube.  I have seen a lot of them in Canada they are becoming popular in the US also. You can direct the hot air out an window in your place now an later out a portlit in the boat . Charlie

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Ever spring I have to jumper out the thermostat at the compressor unit then it works fine all season. Also take a screwdriver an tight  all conn.      Charlie

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Main Message Board / Re: Starting with house vs start battery
« on: May 08, 2017, 05:57:02 AM »
Nothing sounds like a good idea. Charlie

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Main Message Board / Re: Electrical Advice
« on: May 06, 2017, 08:28:30 AM »
  I see there was some talk of series the panels. A lot of people in the Caribbean are going that way you get more charging time. 8 am you get 14v at noon 24+v, 4pm 14v an on cloudy days it will charge. But at 1/2 the amps so it's a trade off longer charging time less amps. Fuses or breakers need to be as close to the power source as possible the panels. Charlie

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Main Message Board / Re: Isolation Transformer
« on: April 14, 2017, 03:52:19 AM »
The whole problem with galvanic action is the green wire from the shore power cord being connected to your engine. A power isolation transformer on the power lines doesn't do much good. Any transformer that is loaded or working will give off heat. Charlie

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Main Message Board / Re: Winch Service
« on: February 25, 2017, 02:54:03 PM »
I like this idea of a clam cleat on the mast. I changed  the mast head sheave , mast base sheave, deck sheaves to Garhauer  roller bearing. I wasted my money, I got a small improvement . It's like hauling a grand piano up the mast to many friction points. Charlie

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Main Message Board / catalina 50
« on: February 22, 2017, 12:09:53 PM »
Looking at my new mainsheet there is a pic of a catalina 50 hull # 18.  Never knew they made any 50s. Charlie

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Main Message Board / Re: SmartPlug Install Wiring Question
« on: February 03, 2017, 03:18:15 AM »
Guys this connection is 120v 30amps continues load. a/c running hot water tank is on toaster oven on fans are on. NOT a place for butt splices. If you want to use butt splices on a bilge pump ok Charlie

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Main Message Board / Re: SmartPlug Install Wiring Question
« on: February 02, 2017, 05:22:02 PM »
Guys connections are always a bad idea prone to failure. Can't be more than 10 ft of new wire 10 awg well worth the work. Charlie

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Main Message Board / Re: Solar charger without controller
« on: January 12, 2017, 07:12:24 PM »
The size of the solar charger really doesn't really matter. If you continue to charge the batt when it is fully charged you will boil it dry or ruin the batt. But if your bilge pump runs some then it will keep the voltage down. Charlie

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