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Messages - Stu Jackson

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Main Message Board / Re: Head Bowl Size
« on: January 04, 2019, 02:44:03 PM »

I'm sure it would fit. 

There's this from the 101s:

PHII Installation with Photos,3797.msg45617.html#msg45617

You could check the Raritan website to see the difference in bowl sizes, or use Peggie's suggestion of Google.  I doubt if the difference in size is that much, but as you can see from the pictures, there's plenty of room.

My experience, IIRC in that topic, is that the placement of the base on the raised fiberglass is key to the "fit" of any new head, BUT the first stab at it will be determined by where your outlet hose is, the BIG 1-1/2" one.  That's because of angles.  Unless you can move where the outlet hose goes through the forward bulkhead, it will most likely determine the "set" of the base and the whole shebang.

[Added later]

Mike, see Reply #12 in that link to Peggie's input.  My PHII may already be the larger bowl.  Big enough for at a time!  :D  See Reply #13, too.  Aw shucks, ya probably read the whole thing already...:D


Can I get a quick recommendation on how to draw down the coolant below the pump level? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Here's how on an M25:

Engine Overheating 101 - How to Burp Your Engine (Reply #6),4518.msg26462.html#msg26462

Main Message Board / Re: Loose spreader
« on: December 26, 2018, 12:33:40 PM »
A friend wrote me last year about a line they got stuck in their spreader base.  This is my reply:

Yes, they do move some.  This is a post I found on the Forum when I typed in "spreader" in the search box ---,3633.0.html

There is a photo in reply #8.  It seems from that photo that there is a small space up there that may have caught your lazy jack line.  The other posts on that thread explain how it all works.  Because you said you were in a hurry I didn't read through the rest of the four pages of results on this search.  You may choose to do so.

Because the spreaders are in compression when "loaded" I don't think you'll have a problem (i.e., when you are on a starboard tack going upwind, the starboard spreader is the "loaded" one and is in compression, the port one is essentially doing nothing).  All you will be doing is "squashing" the line, and it may actually come out if it's on the "downhill" side.  Have you tried loosening the shroud on the side that has the line and wiggling the spreader to see if you can get the line out, or is it cut and caught way up there?

Main Message Board / Re: Through-hull
« on: December 12, 2018, 07:55:16 AM »
.........................and I post a picture to save my life here. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


I assume you meant you can't.

Here's how (third choice down in the 101 Topics):

Posting and RESIZING Photos 101,3701.0.html

Main Message Board / Re: Engine issues
« on: December 10, 2018, 08:09:20 AM »

Main Message Board / Re: Thanks to this site
« on: December 08, 2018, 11:37:46 AM »

Those look great.

Bottom paint:  over the years the consensus has been: "Find out what local boaters in your marina use and trust, and use that," i.e., don't reinvent the wheel, kinda like using our website!  :D

Welcome aboard.

Main Message Board / Re: Voltage Regulator Mounting Location
« on: November 30, 2018, 08:04:54 AM »
When does the tach wire go directly to the alternator vs through the VR first?

Mike, both my diagrams and Maine Sail's show the tach from the alternator TO the VR and then from the VR to the cockpit panel gauge.

Main Message Board / Re: Catalina 315 as a replacement to 34?
« on: November 30, 2018, 07:59:50 AM »
Catalina has been around the block with boats in the 30ft range.  They had the 310, 309, 315 and probably others that I can't think of since there were so many.  >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>But yes, they are all 30ft boats for all intents and purposes.

Catalina started with the venerable C30 and made around 6,200 of them.  They made "only" :D 1,800 C34s.  The C30 had Mark I, II and III versions.  The original tiller boats gave way to T shaped cockpits with wheels.

The C309 was the first replacement of the C30 and was pretty much the same boat with modified fittings down below, and appeared to be designed to a price point.  I do not know if they changed the hull shape.

IIRC, the C310 used the same hull as the C309 but with a completely different layout down below and was specifically designed to be a cruiser for a couple.

The newest C315 incorporated the design features of the "5" Series of boats with the same layout down below as the original C30 and C309.

After the end of the C30s they switched engines from Universals to Yanmars.  The original C30s had a mix of the old gas Atomic 4, and raw water cooled then fresh water cooled Universals.

In my mind, there was a continuity of thought and design refinements that made sense.

Main Message Board / Re: Voltage Regulator Mounting Location
« on: November 28, 2018, 10:55:08 AM »
If you are using an external regulator those diagrams will not result in the performance you've paid for.. Correctly wiring the volt sensing circuit is critical to charging performance...>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Mike & Maine Sail,

I've modified that link to the 101 topic with my three wiring diagrams to include wording to make it clearer that it doesn't show the alternator sense plus and negatives.  I also included MS's last post and links.  My diagrams were drawn to keep track of the individual wires, and the old wiring in the harness and the new regulator wiring.

Main Message Board / Re: Voltage Regulator Mounting Location
« on: November 26, 2018, 11:53:11 AM »

Don't know if you've seen this:

Alternator Regulator Wiring Diagrams - all three,4548.0.html

Main Message Board / Re: Voltage Regulator Mounting Location
« on: November 23, 2018, 05:47:06 PM »

Do NOT put it in the engine "room."

I put mine under the head sink.

Others have put theirs in the aft cabin.

Main Message Board / Re: Low Oil Pressure Alarm
« on: November 22, 2018, 06:32:31 PM »

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Main Message Board / Re: Transmission Fluid
« on: November 21, 2018, 12:59:12 PM »

Stu, No need to remember or write down.  Just ask Siri (or Alexa or Goggie).

I'm convinced that "dating" is no longer viable for me.  :D

Spreadsheets, on the other hand, are always useful.

Main Message Board / Re: Weatherstripping for aft Lazarette
« on: November 10, 2018, 04:45:06 PM »
The weather stripping on our lazarette hatch is only needed on the flat surfaces on the latch (forward) and side parts.  I have found anything I put on the aft hump part comes off right away because of the geometry of the hinge side.  The leaks stopped with just the three sides done.

Main Message Board / Re: PSS shaft seal and engine movement
« on: November 06, 2018, 05:50:54 PM »

A little disconcerting for me to think that there is no real mechanical divider between outside and inside other the spring pressure of the bellows boot.

d&s:  Very good description of one of the options available for connecting the stern tube and the engine coupling.

It appears that one potential and temporary solution to what you describe here is what I've come to realize is a basic and necessary "tool" on our boat:  RAGS.

Like duct tape (and a square bit screwdriver here in Canada!:D) we've found many uses for these RAGS, well beyond the simple "wipe that spill up" stuff.   :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

Danged moving parts.  Always sumpin', ain't it?   :D :D :D

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