Blower needed for inboard diesel? - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 08-09-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: San Francisco Bay area
Posts: 2,118
Thanks: 1
Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts
Rep Power: 4
MarkSF is on a distinguished road
Blower needed for inboard diesel?

I just completed the online "self assessment" tool for the USCG safety sticker.

It tells me I should have a blower for the inboard diesel compartment. Is this true? I thought they were only necessary for gasoline engines. The boat was made in 1984 with a Universal 5424.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 08-09-2011
DRFerron's Avatar
A mod and her dragon
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: SE Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,655
Thanks: 40
Thanked 112 Times in 105 Posts
Rep Power: 10
DRFerron is on a distinguished road
I looked at the checklist and it is referring to inboard gas engines.

Second page #6 Ventilation
__________________
Donna


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Catalina 30 TRFK

Contributing Editor
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
magazine

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Rock Hall Cruising Station

All things that are, are equally removed from being nothing. John Donne
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 08-09-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 83
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 4
shogan50 is on a distinguished road
I just had a courtesy inspection. Blower not required for diesel.
__________________
Islander 30 MKII "Sojourn"


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 08-09-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Gloucester, MA
Posts: 584
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
klem is on a distinguished road
You need one for a 2 stroke to start it but that is a different type of blower.

Sorry, your title threw me off, they are not required.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 08-09-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: San Francisco Bay area
Posts: 2,118
Thanks: 1
Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts
Rep Power: 4
MarkSF is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by shogan50 View Post
I just had a courtesy inspection. Blower not required for diesel.
Thanks - I think it's just a simple mistake in the software then.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 08-16-2011
tomperanteau's Avatar
Crotchety Old Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: San Pedro Harbor, California
Posts: 843
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 6
tomperanteau is on a distinguished road
Courtesy inspection? Is that when the Coast Guard boards your vessel?
__________________
Capt'n Tom Living Aboard 50/50

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

S/V Footprints

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Youtube

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


1969 Crealock/Columbia 36 Sloop completely refitted in 2000 and new Yanmar in 2006.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 08-16-2011
DRFerron's Avatar
A mod and her dragon
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: SE Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,655
Thanks: 40
Thanked 112 Times in 105 Posts
Rep Power: 10
DRFerron is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomperanteau View Post
Courtesy inspection? Is that when the Coast Guard boards your vessel?
Not the regular Coast Guard, the CG Auxiliary has a check list of required and recommended safety equipment and they will, at the owner's request go over it with you, make sure you have everything up to date and make recommendations.

If you don't have everything on the list you just don't get the sticker. We can't issue citations or anything. It really is a "courtesy" to help boaters.
__________________
Donna


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Catalina 30 TRFK

Contributing Editor
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
magazine

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Rock Hall Cruising Station

All things that are, are equally removed from being nothing. John Donne
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 08-16-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: SF - South Bay
Posts: 506
Thanks: 1
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 5
paul323 is on a distinguished road
The courtesy inspections are a darned good system - worth doing every few years. I have always found the CG Auxiliary friendly and helpful. Best of all - it's free!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 08-17-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 83
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 4
shogan50 is on a distinguished road
In my case they (CG Aux.) had a booth in front of the local West Marine about a mile from Sojourn's slip. Being a newly minted sailor, I was unsure of my requirements and had a little time, so I invited them aboard. I had all of the required equipment and got the sticker, but also got a couple of useful pointers. Not sure exactly how/if they get paid, but I think it a genuinely helpful service. The inspector clearly had years if not decades of experience.
__________________
Islander 30 MKII "Sojourn"


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 08-17-2011
JimMcGee's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Barnegat Bay, NJ
Posts: 1,360
Thanks: 19
Thanked 27 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 10
JimMcGee is on a distinguished road
Definitely worth doing, and I've ben told if you have the sticker on your mast the Coast Guard will bypass you for on-water inspections. Not sure if this is true...

Jim
__________________
95 Catalina 30 Island Time

If a man is to be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most" - E.B. White
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Inboard automatic start up diesel generator evasion General Discussion (sailing related) 11 11-29-2010 08:21 AM
Classic style 17-22ft with diesel inboard james156733 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 7 03-20-2010 07:22 AM
Diesel engine blower? sailor25b Gear & Maintenance 27 04-01-2007 03:08 PM
Blower for Diesel tjohnsonr33 Gear & Maintenance 5 02-20-2007 07:27 PM
Winterizing Inboard Diesel offline2004 Gear & Maintenance 3 10-03-2006 08:52 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:12 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012