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Messages - KWKloeber

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Main Message Board / Re: Hour meter
« on: November 09, 2019, 06:53:53 AM »

To the AO terminal? That would be hot whenever the battery selector switch has a battery connected, no?
Iíd wire an HM to the alt field excite circuit (purple harness wire,) which is hot when the key is on.  Or to the fuel pump feed wire.

Many body mfgrs put the HM and or fuel gauge at the nav panel.


Main Message Board / Re: Plumbing of hot water heater in MkII models
« on: November 07, 2019, 08:35:54 PM »
I'm not sure what you mean by up or downstream -- the WH is not plumbed in series -- it is a parallel loop (sort of.)  There is a check valve on the hot water side of the WH so that water from the loop flows only TO the potable system and not BACK to the WH tank.

Why not download the Owners Manual that has the plumbing diagram?

Main Message Board / Re: Alarm Buzzer Chirping
« on: November 07, 2019, 11:03:59 AM »

Do you have an oil pressure gauge - if not you have a low oil pressure switch (not a pressure sender.)

The B series are particularly problematic to troubleshoot the alarm and oftentimes end up nowhere.  IIWMB Iíd replace the switch, taking special attention to the connection. It may solve it but would be good insurance anyway.

The Wb harness is untinned, type 2 STIFF SAE, not type 3 flexible tinned marine wire, and vibration can break off one or both switch terminal tabs. Itís a known weak point.
So- Suggest you crimp on pigtails of Type 3 wire or carefully secure the harness so there is NO movement possible between the harness leads and the switch terminals.

Main Message Board / Re: Lithium Ion Jump Start Battery Thoughts
« on: November 07, 2019, 09:59:08 AM »

I would look at the specs for a group 27 marine battery and compare the cranking amps and reserve capacity to what the jump starter has.

I too have a HF jump starter but found that they simply donít last. The first one I returned within the extended warranty - it would not hold a charge. It was a 3 in 1, the store said the 4 in 1s are better but get many returns- but I just went with a replacement. The lead acid batteries (gel?) are so crappy that I basically need to keep it on a constant a trickle charge in order to have it available if I need it (I have an AC outlet in the van.). One jump start on a lawn tractor battery this week and the charge status was showing orange, not green. Itís one of those horror freight items that IME that warrants caution.
Recommend you get an extended warranty on any LiIon one so you can put it thru itís paces over a season (and then hope it lasts beyond a year.)

Main Message Board / Re: Yellow Fuse Holder in POSI FLO Fuel Pump
« on: October 30, 2019, 06:25:22 PM »
As fuse holders go, those with glass fuses leave much to be desired.
Iíd crimp on an ATC or ATM holder that has a weather cap. Amazon has them with tinned wire/contacts or I believe West carries ancor ones (but may be w/o the cover.)
You can have it by Wednesday.   

I have 50 or so of them - Iíd gladly send one but it would take a year and a day to arrive.

Main Message Board / Re: water in bilge
« on: October 29, 2019, 12:53:36 PM »
Pole lift with the exit installed upside down?  Nah too high for that.
Internal spin halyard exit?

Main Message Board / Re: water in bilge
« on: October 29, 2019, 09:47:31 AM »
Whereabouts on the mast?  Side of leading edge?

Is it possible that the PO wired the switch to control another light down the line and the 3rd wire powers it (them?)?  Maybe the other V berth light?  Pull and check that one.

Defo an odd setup. Iíd start by seeing whatís hot, when - with a volt meter.

Main Message Board / Re: Odd Stuffing Box Line Placement
« on: October 23, 2019, 07:24:41 PM »

And the thread size the T screws onto?  This screws (with a nipple) onto a forespar valve?
Like this?

Main Message Board / Re: What's in YOUR muffler???
« on: October 23, 2019, 04:49:27 PM »
Outstanding Derek

Did you slice open the body and do any work on the bottom seam, or just handle the inzie/outzie from above?

I've thought (dreamt) that if I had decided to repair mine (the 2nd time) I'd take it apart to clean up the inside and "float" a good resin fillet around inside after reassembling it.


Main Message Board / Re: water in bilge
« on: October 21, 2019, 03:45:23 PM »
HEIC is appleís proprietary space-saving image file format, which is compatible with nothing in the real world. Itís best to turn OFF that option in your settings. The space saved isnít worth the complications, and I donít believe the forum recognizes it.

Thereís a few free image resizing apps that work well if you need to reduce size.

Main Message Board / Re: water in bilge
« on: October 20, 2019, 11:11:18 AM »
The black hose (w/a check valve on it) is for your bilge pump discharge and the used-to-be white hose is for the emergency bilge pump (as Ron had described.)

Main Message Board / Re: Odd Stuffing Box Line Placement
« on: October 20, 2019, 10:02:59 AM »

Your burb setup is 5/8" x 5/8" x ?
The head supply tee you need is what size hoses and threads onto what size?

Main Message Board / Re: 160 thermostat vrs 180
« on: October 20, 2019, 09:32:59 AM »

Yes (you are missing the link.)

The elbow joint is connected to the arm bone.  Or in this case, the seawater injection wye @ the muffler and Hx seawater side are connected (thermally) to the engine coolant loop.  The cooler the engine coolant, the cooler the seawater after the Hx.  Or conversely, hotter coolant causes hotter seawater to precipitate out and deposit the gunk at places we don't want it to end up.

It's another of those compromises we all read about re: "boating."  Controlling one negative can lead to another negative and it becomes a teeter-totter.

It's kinda strange that some owners have no problem at all with deposits and some have had near-totally blocked injection wyes, presumably the same seawater salt content and same Tstat.  Maybe seawater temp is the controlling factor?

Main Message Board / Re: water in bilge
« on: October 20, 2019, 09:21:08 AM »
becki they aren't displaying on the website and when I download/view them I get a "damaged file" error.

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