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Messages - mark_53

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Main Message Board / Re: Can someone tell what this is please?
« on: May 03, 2021, 10:23:58 AM »
I don't know what it is but I know as soon as you toss it, you will find it's use.

Main Message Board / Re: Shipping a Boat
« on: April 28, 2021, 10:52:44 AM »
Have you tried an online auction?  There is a TV show called "Shipping Wars".  You post what you want shipped and shippers will bid on it. I've seen boats shipped on it.   I don't have a link but Google might.

Main Message Board / Re: Heads Up on M25 Replacement Impeller
« on: April 22, 2021, 10:07:53 AM »
Could you be more specific, please.

Were these Oberdorfer impellers or others, like Globes?

Would be helpful to know.

My experience over 24 years has been no issues using the black Oberdorfer impellers.  Could well be a recent manufacturing defect.

Very, very good idea to check, always, thanks for the reminder.

I have had the same problem with the black impeller.  Don't remember the brand.  Collar spins but impeller doesn't.   I changed to blue and no problems yet.

Main Message Board / Re: Iverson Dodger
« on: April 13, 2021, 09:38:32 AM »
Looks nice but can you sit under it?

Main Message Board / Re: Diesel Heater
« on: April 08, 2021, 12:17:08 PM »

I got a bracket from them too. Nice solid stainless L bracket. Your right that 5200 might be a little runny even with just the weight of the board and two bolts (without bracket at that point). I will have to pick a method this weekend  :D . I will post pictures of what I did once all done.

I'm not sure what your 2 bolts recessed into the back of the board are for.  Maybe unique to your heater? I used 4 stainless wood screws to attach the bracket to the board.

Main Message Board / Re: Diesel Heater
« on: April 08, 2021, 11:34:02 AM »

I caught this thread just in time. I like this location better then in the cockpit locker where I was getting everything ready (have a nice looking mounting base put together).

Is your unit at an angle or just the photo making look that way? How did you mount the bracket to the hull? I going to partly use the mount I put together - actually will just be a piece of wood with bolts in from the back recessed then use 5200 to mount that piece of wood, then bolt the stainless angle bracket I picked up to it. (I think 5200 should do the job).

The photo makes it look like more of an angle than it is. I mounted using JB Weld because YouTube videos showed good strength on metal, plastic, and wood.  It also is thicker than 5200 which I hear is runny.  I purchased a stainless bracket on Ebay from Butler Tek in the UK and mounted it to 3/4" plywood square about 4"x4".  If I was to do it again, I'd probably glass the plywood to the hull just for the piece of mind.  The pump makes a ticking sound so I mounted it aft of the fuel tank.  Three registers in the main cabin gets plenty of hot air through.

Main Message Board / Re: Diesel Heater
« on: April 08, 2021, 10:51:30 AM »
I donít have the return air duct installed yet. Right now itís drawing air from inside the aft locker and works fine except for the locker order. The plan is to draw return air from the aft berth.

Unfortunately the site doesnít like iPhone pics. Iíll have to post when I get back to my laptop.

Main Message Board / Re: Diesel Heater
« on: April 07, 2021, 09:36:17 AM »
The fuel line looks like it runs a long way. Does it come off a pickup on top of the tank and run forward to the fuel pump the back aft to the heater?  Any problems moving fuel that far?

I finished my heater install in the aft locker. It's drawing air to be heated from the aft locker however, I'd rather draw air from the main cabin.  Has anyone routed intake air from the main cabin to the aft locker?  If so, how so?  I'm thinking penetrating the aft cabin aft bulkhead and drawing air.

Main Message Board / Re: winch on the mast
« on: April 01, 2021, 09:55:52 AM »
I prefer to have all those things in the cockpit.  Moving around deck unnecessarily adds risk.  My vang is already on the port side and reefing from starboard.  Self tailers are better than the non self tailer.  It would be easier to hoist the main from the mast if that's a big issue fore you.

Main Message Board / Re: Hole Saw for Thru Hull
« on: March 17, 2021, 12:00:56 PM »
Any suggestions on what type to buy that might survive well enough to cut through the hull?


Will you cut at the angle of the transom or level with the boat?  That is you were to put a thru hull through the transom.

Main Message Board / Re: Stereo removal
« on: March 09, 2021, 12:12:02 AM »
My next step was to take a multi-tool to the front plate and cut the thing out.
Then you will be left with a real mess.  Post some photos and keep looking.

Main Message Board / Re: Propane locker vent clogged.
« on: March 07, 2021, 12:16:51 PM »
Why not just remove the hose and unclog or replace?  I have MK1 and the hose leads from the propane locker to thru hull secured with hose clamps.

Main Message Board / Re: Glow plug switch question
« on: March 06, 2021, 07:23:51 PM »
I am getting twelve volts across the two back ends even when the button is not pushed in. Is this right?
Two black wires would usually be 2 ground wires, but who knows what a PO would have done.  Check the terminals on the switch or the switch itself then determine which terminal the wires are supposed to be connected to.

Main Message Board / Re: Leak at companionway
« on: March 04, 2021, 10:42:23 AM »
I have a leak at my companionway.  When it rains, water pools at the base of where the two boards slide in.  The water finds its way somehow to the inside of the cabin and lands on the cover over the engine.  That cover is rotted on the two back corners.

Have any of you had this problem?  Any ideas how to fix it?

Do you have a dodger?  That would prevent also.  I also have a sunbrella flap that covers the companionway doors.  Works well .

Main Message Board / Re: Rewiring my boat
« on: February 18, 2021, 10:42:32 AM »

I will be tackling this job in the near future and decided to start with drawing up a diagram of the AC/DC system. I'll post updates as I go along, for those of you that have the expertise or are perhaps even marine electricians feel free to comment on any issues you might see.

I'm not in any way certified and I'm simply doing what I feel is the right way of doing it after years of reading and researching.

Seems like your alternator should go to the house bank then to the ACR.  I don't see how the house bank is charged but I'm not an electrician either.

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