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Messages - Bob Mobley

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Main Message Board / Re: Bleading fuel lines- problem
« on: March 13, 2011, 07:09:49 PM »

The solutions was suck the air out of the system completely.   :clap

Fleet 1 / Re: Best source of replacement foam in Bay Area
« on: February 28, 2011, 07:43:24 PM »

I ended up using Bob;s faom factory in Fremont.  Great service.  I found them using Yelp.

Main Message Board / Re: Bleading fuel lines- problem
« on: February 28, 2011, 06:13:58 PM »
Hi again,

Everything is in that order.   Yes, next time, I will change one at a time.   

I read all the stuff I could find several times.   Seems like I am doing it right.   A friend will check it out with me tomorrow evening over a glass of wine.  Two heads are better than one.


Main Message Board / New C355 in Alameda
« on: February 27, 2011, 12:17:20 PM »

We visited the new boat(C355) in Alameda yesterday.   We spent about 45 minutes looking into every area we could.  We like most of the new features a lot.  We are willing to trade our 1989 C34.  $200,000?

I remember reading the comments from people that have looked at the boat elsewhere and am interested in the locals views.

Bob Mobley

Main Message Board / Bleading fuel lines- problem
« on: February 27, 2011, 12:10:05 PM »

The right answer is probably already on the forum but maybe this boat is set up different?  Maybe not.

I just replaced both fuel filter.   The Racor is on the input side of the fuel pump(normal?).   I started out with the vent on that open and would get no fuel.  So after noticing where the pump was I closed the vent and the bowl and filter filled up.   

I do notice that the pump sounds different than normal.   Of course I don't usually have  the doors all open.   It seems like normally it is more of a clicking rather than a purr. 

Anyway, I get no fuel to the engine.   I have the bleeding value open.   I was successful with that in the past.   As when I took the fuel tank out and cleaned it last fall.

It is always fun doing these things for the first time.   

Bob Mobley

Fleet 1 / Best source of replacement foam in Bay Area
« on: February 15, 2011, 06:53:38 PM »
I replaced the foam in the seat cushions a year ago from a place in Redding.  They say they used the highest density foam but it is already compressing.  It was not cheap! :?

I need to replace the foam in the sleeping areas.  I assume it is the original, from 1988-89.   Any suggestions on the best vendor to go to in the Bay Area and what to ask for.  I am in Vallejo.

Bob Mobley

Main Message Board / Re: Beeding fuel lines?
« on: October 06, 2010, 07:54:56 PM »
 :clap Thanks all.   I guess I expected more fuel out the injector bleed for some reason.   Anyway, all is fine.  It started right up.   

Main Message Board / Beeding fuel lines?
« on: October 05, 2010, 08:27:22 PM »
I remove the fuel tank last week, took it home and cleaned it as described elsewhere.  I was really bad, maybe hadn't been cleaned in twenty year.  Anyway, I reinstalled it, added 10 gal of clean fuel and was going through the  bleeding the fuel system procedure  in a Universal procedure I downloaded.  I get plenty of fuel out the air bleed plug on the fuel filter.   I  don't get anything out the air bleed plug on the injector pump.   Given that it is the first time for all of this I assume that as with most things the first time, I am doing something wrong.   There is a simple thumb screw on the injector pump I believe.  I turn it and no fuel comes out.   Any hints on what to try next. :?

Fleet 1 / Meeting people
« on: July 19, 2010, 08:21:36 PM »
It was nice to meet those of you in Richmond and see the variations on the c34.  We look forward to future visits.

Bob and Ann mobley :clap

Main Message Board / Stripper on Lewmar 30 winch
« on: July 04, 2010, 02:08:17 PM »
Hi,  the stripper in the Lewmar 30 self trailing winch broke yesterday.  Our boat is a 1989.   I found the part number online but suspect that I have to wait until Tuesday to order the part of someone has one.   Does anyone have any advice on who to try first and how hard it is to replace?

Main Message Board / Re: PROFURL Furling?
« on: February 24, 2010, 06:43:53 PM »
I found the following suggesting replacing the bearings.

I wonder if that is the wise thing.


Main Message Board / PROFURL Furling?
« on: February 24, 2010, 05:05:28 PM »
I needs some words of advice please.   The existing Profurl takes a lot of manual labor to take in or let out.  It is probably 20+ years old.  The manual says that no maintenance is required.    It only mentions keeping it clean.   Any suggestions other than getting a new one?

The manual is both in both French and English, very short on English words.

Bob Mobley

Main Message Board / Re: fridge quit
« on: January 21, 2010, 07:05:07 PM »

Main Message Board / Re: frig quit
« on: January 20, 2010, 07:45:38 PM »
Interesting.  I turned the darn thing off last night.  I turned it back on tonight to see if I could tell if the compressor was working.

Now it is cooling. :clap  I hope it continues.


Main Message Board / Re: frig quit
« on: January 20, 2010, 07:10:01 PM »
Hi again,

The frig was installed by the original owner.  I don't believe it was from Catalina.  I found a manual tonight.  It says it is a Frostmate FM 690  from Kenyon Marine, Inc in Clinton, Ohio.  The manual says it is version "03/28/95", looks like the date.

The manual says if the Compressor and fan run continuously  = no refrigerant in system:loose couplings,  defective component(s), punctured evaporator, broken tubing.

The fan does run continuously and I assume the compressor is running(I feel vibration when I put my hand on it). 

I guess that there is no way to really know what the problem is.  My guess is  loss of refrigerant, so I should get it checked and refilled.

Thanks for the hints and link.


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