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Messages - Ed Shankle

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Main Message Board / Re: raw water inlet/outlet
« on: August 03, 2020, 05:07:50 AM »
MD,
If your set up is similar to mine, with a Ober pump, it would be the bottom barb to the HX. I forget what it looked like with Sherwood, may have been the same.

Regards,
Ed

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Main Message Board / Re: Settee table, center berth
« on: July 20, 2020, 03:22:44 AM »
Jim,
My table is sized down a bit for access and although I have blocks on the long settee side to support the table lip, on the opposite corners of the table on the centerline side, I have screw in legs that I attach when in use as a bed. Works great and easy to store.

Regards,
Ed

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Main Message Board / Re: Holding tank leak
« on: July 17, 2020, 04:12:18 AM »
Agree with you Kevin! New price, $400, with fittings (supposedly).

Regards,
Ed

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Main Message Board / Re: Holding tank leak
« on: July 16, 2020, 03:27:42 AM »
Itís confirmed, the tank is the Ronco B-179. 30 gals. Iíll also embarrassingly admit I found it stamped on top of the tank! Didnít notice it until the light caught it just right. So the tanks on order. Pee bucket until then...

Regards,
Ed

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Main Message Board / Re: Holding tank leak
« on: July 14, 2020, 11:17:19 AM »
I tried to order a new tank from Catalina today, but their dimensions and tank volume were different, so I need to first get more accurate dimensions. CJ in Parts said the Mk1 holding tank is 30 gals. I thought it was 23, but a discussion post from 2006 had 27 gals as the consensus (including Ron).
The other difference was in the length. CJ said the 30 gal tank was 35Ē. I measured 38Ē🤔
So I need to try and confirm all dimensions best I can before ordering. Maybe the PO, the original owner, had a bigger tank installed...
Got a chuckle from another 2006 post (Roland G) saying he paid $90 for the tank. Probably 4x that now, at least? Iíll soon find out.
Those who have installed new tanks in their Mk1, what is your max length and vol? If you have the model # too that would be much appreciated!

Regards,
Ed

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Main Message Board / Re: New water heater
« on: July 14, 2020, 04:50:22 AM »
Yeah, I very long screwdriver Ron!
Actually what I did was use extensions on my ratchet for the length and a Phillips bit. Still, hard to find the one furthest away. Used a small mirror and flashlight to locate then poked around make the connection to the screw head. To reinstall, I switched to a hex head screw so that the screw would be held better by the socket. I first tried using a dab of butyl putty to hold the Phillips head screw, but it was too wobbly. Switching screw heads did the trick.
A well trained octopus would have been useful...

Ed

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Main Message Board / Holding tank leak
« on: July 13, 2020, 04:56:03 AM »
More fun and games...
After having the family out last weekend and using the head, I went back to the boat on Weds and discovered about a gallon or more of black water in the bilge. Actually, it was more pink (antifreeze) than black since I didnít have a need to pump out yet this year (late start due to Covid). I could see the flow pattern on the hull bottom and it appears to be coming from the area of the pump out hose connection to the tank. I put some paper towels below it to see if that would confirm the location, and left it. When I returned yesterday, the paper towels were soaked, but not enough to trickle into the bilge. Cleaned it up placed some dry paper towels under it again and checked it periodically. There was no new leaking and I assume that was due to the level of the water in the tank. The connectors were all dry. I pumped some water into the tank and checked shortly after. The paper was a bit wet, but I couldnít feel any wetness around the hose where it is clamped on, or the connector joints.
So here are the questions;
It appears the connector to the tank is ďweldedĒ in place, not screwed in with plumbers putty, so itís not likely the source. Is that a fair assumption?
There is a right angled connector that screws into that tank connector, with putty. That seems dry. I taped a mini ďdiaperĒ around that and it was dry. Hose connection dry as well. Could there be a leak in the tank itself? What have others found to be the source of leaks?
I assume I canít replace that 90* elbow connector without removing the tank due to a lack of spin space, correct?
Iím thinking if I have to remove the tank, I might as well install a new one. Am I jumping the gun or being prudent? Itís the original tank. Of course Iíd do the hoses as well.
Assuming I do remove the tank, whatís the best way to remove the tabbing on the aft end of the tank, Dremel?
Looking forward to your input.

Thanks,
Ed

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Main Message Board / New water heater
« on: July 13, 2020, 04:16:03 AM »
I installed a new water heater last weekend (new hoses as well). The Whale/Seaward unit that replaces the OEM in our boats. They recommend installing an anode, replacing the drain spigot that comes installed. I did that and it leaked. Tried snugging it in some more, still leaked. Tried using plumbers putty, still leaked. Fed up, I reinstalled the spigot. Figured if this lasts as long as the original, it will be some elseís problem!
My reason for bringing this up is IĎm curious if others who have replaced their water heater and installed the anode experienced the same thing?
BTW, removing and reinstalling the rear base bracket screws blindly was a challenge! Not sure if my boat is different, but the base for the water pump and tank valves are raised up next to the base for the water heater, leaving about 1.5Ē inches between the back of the heater and the vertical wall of the raised pump base!

Regards,
Ed

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Main Message Board / Re: Which Exhaust Riser to order from CD?
« on: July 08, 2020, 06:02:05 AM »
A number of years ago I had to replace my rise. CD required/requested that I send the old one to them so they could correctly match the unit as well as get all the angles correct. If they didnít do that with you, maybe ask them about doing that to insure you get exactly what you need.

Regards,
Ed

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Main Message Board / Re: now a prop question
« on: July 08, 2020, 05:27:53 AM »
Jeff, I echo Noahís comments. Had a 3 blade fixed, pitched to 10, then later on got a Flexofold 3 blade. Both sail and motor speed increased. There is, or was, a dealer in Marblehead who I ordered from and installed myself.
If lowest cost is the main driver, Iíd go 3 blade fixed, just for the extra torque in rough water.

Regards,
Ed

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Main Message Board / Re: mast support while painting
« on: June 20, 2020, 04:41:47 AM »
I painted my mast a few years ago on saw horses. The actual size of the contact points on the sawhorses is small, so I just touched up those points after the painting the rest of the mast and allowing it to dry. Came out fine and certainly passed muster once the mast was restepped.

Regards,
Ed

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Main Message Board / Re: Mysterious marks on hull
« on: June 02, 2020, 05:22:19 AM »
Geoff,
Was the hull power washed at haul out? Wondering if it was done too exuberantly in that section. Can you try sanding a small area? Was there any hull work being done on a boat next to you?

Regards,
Ed

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Main Message Board / Re: Prop Shaft Question
« on: April 24, 2020, 05:33:24 AM »
Space to install it may be a factor to consider. If I remember correctly, Ron originally had a Vetus, but when he repowered, the longer transmission negated the use of the Bulflex, so he went with the smaller Federal. Ron, correct me if Iíve got that wrong.

Regards,
Ed

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Main Message Board / Re: Cracked Salon Hatch - need to replace
« on: February 24, 2020, 02:49:25 PM »
Forgot to note, you just send them the hatch, and they return it with lens replaced.

Ed

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Main Message Board / Re: Cracked Salon Hatch - need to replace
« on: February 24, 2020, 02:47:19 PM »
Iíve used Select Plastics, who are in CT, for the forward hatch. Very good results. Used them for the fixed ports as well. Turnaround time depends on the time of year.

Regards,
Ed

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