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Messages - mark_53

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Main Message Board / Re: Diesel Heater
« on: January 18, 2021, 04:41:08 PM »
Thanks for the details.  The "silencer" is probably and air intake filter.  Where does it draw air to be heated from?

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Main Message Board / Re: Diesel Heater
« on: January 17, 2021, 01:40:57 PM »
I went through the helm locker. I had to remove the propane box and bracket, then squeeze myself down into the space. (I'm 5'7" and just fit in the space.) It is cramped, but I could do everything with hand tools. The photo shows the old heater.

I don't see a muffler on the exhaust.  Is it very loud?  Also, why is the hot air outlet facing aft?  Seems like it should be facing forward.

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Main Message Board / Re: Diesel Heater
« on: January 16, 2021, 10:39:52 AM »
I went through the helm locker. I had to remove the propane box and bracket, then squeeze myself down into the space. (I'm 5'7" and just fit in the space.) It is cramped, but I could do everything with hand tools. The photo shows the old heater.

Erik, how was the exhaust run?  Was it higher than the unit?  How did you deal with condensation in the exhaust tube?

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Main Message Board / Re: Inexpensive cabin heat while under way?
« on: January 16, 2021, 10:34:24 AM »
Works great and fairly easy to install beside the diesel tank tap.
Rick, any photos/description of the install?  How were exhaust and ducting lines run?

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Main Message Board / Re: Spinlock XTS 0814
« on: January 15, 2021, 01:56:59 PM »
Now you know why the PO used 7/16 line. Is the Spinlock maybe designed for 7/16 or 3/8?

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Main Message Board / Diesel Heater
« on: January 15, 2021, 10:22:07 AM »
Anyone install a diesel heater?  I had a very old one in the port lazarette but went tits up.  I'm trying to find a better location for a new one since the exhaust run would be longer than spec.  Where did you locate and how many duct openings?

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Main Message Board / Re: main salon cushions
« on: January 13, 2021, 10:37:53 AM »
Same pattern as mine.  They look in decent shape.  Why replacing?  I could use aft cabin covers.

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Main Message Board / Re: Inexpensive cabin heat while under way?
« on: January 02, 2021, 04:11:52 PM »
I used the Chinese eberspacher knock off with great success. I think it was $220 Canadian shipped to my door, this was on my previous boat a Catalina 30 and it kept the whole boat warm in the winter. They work just fine.

Like this?
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07L5KKFNB/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza

Thanks for the tip.  Looks like a great way to replace my 30 y/o Webasto.  At $140 worth a shot.

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I'm facing the same issue, the main floorboard has absorbed so much water over the years, the plywood is breaking down and the T&H veneer is separating.

The main problem area is adjacent to the galley/head area. I suppose it is water is coming from head, galley, companionway, etc., that finds its way under the sole and never drains into the bilge.

I'll have to replace the wood, but I would like to at least mitigate the original problem.

My plan at the moment is to seal the back, edges, and screw holes of the new floorboard with epoxy.

Looks like someone lets the shower overflow or the pump is not working.  That area should remain dry.  I don't think trying to seal the panel is the answer.  Prevention works better.  Depending what the other side of the board looks like, I would put it out in the sun to kill the mold and then just keep that area dry.

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Main Message Board / Re: interior cushion cover material
« on: December 08, 2020, 03:00:51 PM »
Mdid what is your pattern? I am having new ones made, you can have my old ones. The top cushion is my pattern.

Glennd3, I have the same pattern.  If you have the two large aft cabin cushion covers, I would be interested.

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Main Message Board / Re: Parting out
« on: November 24, 2020, 08:47:24 AM »
Cushions are navy blue.

Looks grey to me.  I could use the aft cabin cushion covers if they are good and the same color as what's shown.  Not navy blue.

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Main Message Board / Re: Whisker pole operation
« on: November 21, 2020, 09:57:04 AM »

Funny thing I have observed about whisker poles over the years. I see a lot of them mounted on the foredecks of boats but they don't look like they get much use. I think when someone first gets their boat they try out and use their whisker for a bit then it lands on the deck which is where it pretty much stays. I don't have one for that reason, to me it's just unnecessary deck clutter.

Agree, if I was a serious racer, it probably would get used given the light air in Puget Sound during the summer.  If I'm moving so slow I need a whisker pole, that's when the engine comes on.  Mine has been in the basement for the last 7 years.

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Main Message Board / Re: Turning Radius
« on: November 16, 2020, 07:34:15 PM »
The more power, the greater the radius.  In tight quarters, with a $500K yacht 30' dead ahead, I give it a power burst to 2-3knts, then to neutral and a hard starboard pivot.  Usually clear the yacht by 7-10 ft.

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Main Message Board / Re: Asymmetrical SPinnaker
« on: November 14, 2020, 01:20:25 PM »
I have the same setup.  The lines were tangled so I took it to my local loft and had them set the spinnaker, sock together and stuff it in a bag.  No lines lead to the cockpit.  Raise from the bow to adjust the tac hight and secure to the bow. But first secure the sheet to an aft cleat.

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Main Message Board / Re: Engine won't start
« on: October 27, 2020, 01:58:22 PM »
The click indicates the solenoid is getting power.  Silence means it's not.  Both indicates very low battery or connection problem.  Do a load test on the battery.  It may be good enough for lights but lack juice to start.  I had starting issues because the OEM wiring was to long with to many connections in between that why I suggested a dedicated start battery but I have a MK1.  Also, check your fuses.

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