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Messages - Ron Hill

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Main Message Board / Re: New Standing Rigging
« on: July 02, 2020, 04:57:45 PM »
Bill : As I recall we swedged each fitting 3 times - first then turned 90 degrees then turned 90 degrees again.  It was pointed out to me (as a absolute RULE)  that you never swedged a fitting more than 3 times!! That tended to make the fitting wall too thin and it could loose strength !!

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Main Message Board / Re: Alternator Belt Tensioner Home Made
« on: July 02, 2020, 04:51:17 PM »
Randy : I have a tool and never used it (don't think it would fit) on my new M25XPB engine (same alt. set up as the M35BC engine).  Never had a problem getting the alternator belt tight by hand!!!

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Main Message Board / Re: Shift lever Screw
« on: July 01, 2020, 03:22:27 PM »
Glenn : If you use thread lock please use #2 Locktite) NOT #1 or you'll NEVER get that handle off the shaft!!

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Main Message Board / Re: Spares & Tools for Cruising the Great Lakes
« on: July 01, 2020, 03:18:14 PM »
Stu & Guys : I've had to change out for a broken impeller underway - twice

The First time the boat was only 6 months old and the impellor was FROZEN to the shaft and I had to sail to the dock!! My 1st Mate asked if we were going to practice this?  I told her this is like a wheel up landing - NO practice!!  Later At home I was unable to get the shaft off the impeller even with a larger hammer and vice!!

The Second time we were under way with full sail (after the engine temp pegged) when I went below to "simply" change out the impellor.  The wind piped up (with the steps out and me below taking the engine apart) -  the 1st Mate was calling for HELP sailing and the black flys were eating my ass alive.

GET A Second pump!!!! 

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Main Message Board / Re: Which Exhaust Riser to order from CD?
« on: July 01, 2020, 03:02:37 PM »
Frasse : You should have looked at how much clearance there is between the boat structure and the riser.  That will determine which of the CD risers you should order!! 

Even put it all back together again - to get those measurements!!

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Main Message Board / Re: Water heater leak at safety valve
« on: July 01, 2020, 02:55:27 PM »
Andre : You can change your pressure relief valve.  I wrote an article in the Mainsheet tech notes on that very topic. 
You can get a new PR Valve at a hardware store!!

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Main Message Board / Re: Transmission failure
« on: July 01, 2020, 02:51:28 PM »
dhagen : Rule of thumb - the prop distance from the strut should be one shaft diameter (1")

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Main Message Board / Re: Transmission failure
« on: June 30, 2020, 02:52:09 PM »
Noah : I had to change out a faulty transmission on an a new M25XPB engine (which is the same as ZF10 as a M35BC). There were 2 of us, but as you know only one person can get down in the aft cabin behind the engine to do the work!
 
I still believe that it only took about an hour - however it was a new engine and all attachments were only a week or so old!   :shock:

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Main Message Board / Re: New Standing Rigging
« on: June 30, 2020, 02:39:15 PM »
Bill : I watched and "helped" with each shroud and swedge.  Like I said I sailed for a month on the Chesapeake and then we both re-inspected each swedge and shroud. Then retuned and readjust the head stay.  I also change the roller furling when we did that re-rig.        I'd do the same procedure over again.

Every cable end was an exact match of the Catalina factory part and came from Faucets!!

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Main Message Board / Re: Shift lever Screw
« on: June 30, 2020, 02:22:45 PM »
Glen : On the cable to the transmission lever attachment - you want the MAXIMUN throw on that lever!!!!!
To make sure it is fully engaged when in Forward and Reverse !!!

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Main Message Board / Re: Spares & Tools for Cruising the Great Lakes
« on: June 30, 2020, 02:13:16 PM »
Aaron : I'm a tool nut. 
1. All 3 size Phillips screwdrivers - all 3 size flat tip screwdrivers (#3 can be used as a pry bar)
2. Open end/box end wrenches 3/4" and under both SAE and Metric  (ratchet swivel box end)
3. Sockets - Craftsman makes a socket set with a hole in the center negating the need for both standard & deepwell  SAE & Metric
4. small and large needle nose pliers - small and large wire cutters
5. strap wrench (filter wrench will NOT fit the Racor filter)
6. Cotter pins and rings
7. Beside spare impellers, I'd suggest a spare raw water pump (ready to go - which much easier than changing an impeller underway!!)

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Main Message Board / Re: salon table pedestal rebuild?
« on: June 30, 2020, 01:46:55 PM »
Mdid : I kept the original table, but made the aft end into a drop leaf (Mainsheet tech note article w/pictures) It was easy to do!!

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Main Message Board / Re: Shift lever Screw
« on: June 29, 2020, 02:10:31 PM »
Glenn : The tight shifting is probably the cable, but remove it from the shift lever on the transmission and check the shifting by hand.

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Main Message Board / Re: instruments no power
« on: June 29, 2020, 02:03:06 PM »
Noah : All of my 1988 Data Marine instruments have always worked!!  No failures.  I did have to have the wind at the top of the mast rebuilt because the damping oil had leaked out over the years!! 
Wish they would have installed a "break" so it wouldn't be turning during winter layup!!

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Main Message Board / Re: Transmission failure
« on: June 29, 2020, 01:12:59 PM »
dhag : You should be able to remove the transmission in no more that 2 hours. I'll guess it should be even less than 1 hour.  Just a few bolts!!

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