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Messages - britinusa

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Main Message Board / Re: Engine gauges
« on: August 05, 2015, 11:37:58 AM »
Anyone know the temp/resistance steps of the Engine Temperature Sensor?

I'm seeing 74ohms at ambient temperature (80+ Degrees)



Main Message Board / Re: Newbie Question on potential C-34
« on: August 04, 2015, 01:54:10 PM »
We just purchased our C34 Fin Keel Tall rig just a couple of months ago.

If you have been looking for some time, you already know that the pictures may not be current.

I would ask the broker what date the pics were taken!

Our worst case example was a boat the look absolutely gorgeous in the photos sent to us by the owner, above and below the water, she was an awesome boat.

On the day that I went to view the boat, as I approached the dock, my reaction was 'That can't be the boat' and accepting the invitation by the onboard owner to come down to the cabin, the smell of mildew was awful!

From that moment on, I inquired about the age of the pics before I even considered going to see the boat.


Main Message Board / Re: Engine gauges
« on: August 04, 2015, 10:56:15 AM »
Didn't get to the boat last night, Nature demanded attention (mow the lawn), so I'm heading down there this evening.

Reading some posts that found me, I got this from Boating Magazine 2011

Step 1
First, youíll need the proper kit. For outboards, thatíll generally mean a filter equipped with a clear plastic collection bowl. For inboards, use a filter fitted with an aluminum bowl for gas, or a clear glass or plastic inspection bowl for diesel. A disposable filter without a collection bowl can also be used.


Main Message Board / Re: Engine gauges
« on: August 03, 2015, 05:59:10 PM »
As we refer to it, the 'bog roll' holder is a wooden cabinet that is removed with just taking out 4 screws.
From the hole left after removing the cabinet box, I can reach the front end of the fuel tank and to top where the gauge is located.

I'm going down to the boat tomorrow (tueaday) night and will take a pic.


Main Message Board / Re: Engine gauges
« on: August 03, 2015, 04:07:39 AM »
Good point Ken (no pun intended)

I'll go down to the boat and run a ohms test between the senders bodies (each of them) and the engine ground.

If high, I'll remove them, clean them up and reinstall as you suggested.



Main Message Board / Engine gauges
« on: August 02, 2015, 12:05:24 PM »
After enjoying a few hours sailing in the Ocean this weekend, we got down to testing the non-working engine gauges.

#1: Engine Temp Gauge.
Shorted the tip of the Sensor on the engine and the Gauge read max temp.  - Ordering a new temp sensor

#2: Engine high temp alarm.
Shorted the tip of the 2nd sensor on the engine and the alarm light lit up and the alarm sounded. - Ordering new high temp sendor.

#3: Fuel Gauge
Gained access to the fuel tank area by removing the cabinet just above the shower seat. Inside I found a wire with a terminal end that had been tie-wrapped to the fuel line and covered with electrical tape.
Shorted that line to the tank body and the fuel gauge read full. - Ordering a new fuel sensor (the one with the magnetic reed switches, not the swing arm type)

I think I lucked out on these items.


Main Message Board / Re: Racor Fuel Filter - Metal Bowl
« on: August 02, 2015, 11:59:34 AM »
thanks guys, great responses.

I'm considering replacing the current filter with one of these


Main Message Board / Racor Fuel Filter - Metal Bowl
« on: July 31, 2015, 11:01:41 AM »
I have read through many posts and the wiki about the fuel filters for our boats (1987 C34)

But did yet find a definitive answer to this question.

The filter on Eximius is a Racor R26T with a metal bowl.

It's the metal bowl that is my concern. Obviously, detecting water or grit in the bowl is not possible without removing the filter and then nearly impossible to detect if the fuel in the bowl has water in it. (I guess I could unspin the filter and drain the fuel into a bottle and let it settle)

So, I'm considering changing either bowl or the entire filter unit.

Questions comes down to:
#1 Can I just change the bowl (about $30) or the entire unit (about $250)

#Can anyone point out the correct replacement filter unit (yes, I've read the issues about 2mircon,10micron, etc.).

(Just trying to ward off any unnecessary 'go read the posts'  :D)


Main Message Board / Re: Is this an Oberdorfer pump
« on: July 24, 2015, 01:01:53 PM »
Thanks Ken.

Main Message Board / Re: Main Sail tie up with a Dodger
« on: July 24, 2015, 08:51:25 AM »
And if you have the hand rails (Eximius doesn't yet) you won't be tempted to repeatedly grab the canvas over the dodger tubes (we do) and you won't get excessive wear (we have) on the canvas.

Hand rails are on my list, and I plan on restitching the canvas.


Main Message Board / Re: Is this an Oberdorfer pump
« on: July 24, 2015, 08:45:46 AM »
Any servicing tips?

I'll be on the boat in the morning, doing a 2nd oil change. I could take a closer look at the pump at that time.


Main Message Board / Is this an Oberdorfer pump
« on: July 23, 2015, 12:43:09 PM »
Working on my 'spares' list.

Is this an Oberdorfer pump ??

Main Message Board / Re: C34 BURGEES
« on: July 16, 2015, 08:16:13 AM »
Just found the Burgee Order Button (using the google search link)


Main Message Board / Re: C34 BURGEES
« on: July 16, 2015, 08:11:44 AM »
Stu, any C34 Burgees in stock?


Main Message Board / Re: Engine Wire Harness Upgrade Questions
« on: July 15, 2015, 05:40:23 PM »
So, is this what is referred to as a  'TermStrip'

If so, IMHO not a good thing as there are no anti vibration restraints in place.
Is that the general consensus? or is it the preferred connection device?

(Sometimes it pays to just ask the dumb questions)


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