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|06-16-2008 11:54 AM|
Originally Posted by timebandit View Post
|06-16-2008 11:47 AM|
Loctite every time every where.
|06-16-2008 09:48 AM|
Originally Posted by negrini View Post
|06-16-2008 04:11 AM|
On my ship, the engine is exposed. I took off all of the panels, and issued everyone with ear defenders. It gets a bit noisy.
It has always made me nervous to have a motor cooped-up in there behind panels.
It's best to be able to check constantly, submarine-style.
I like messing with motors anyway.
|06-16-2008 03:14 AM|
|negrini||Brak, a pre-starting check would help too.|
|06-16-2008 12:50 AM|
Importance of post-sailing check
Today (as always) opened engine compartment to look inside after a day of sailing (and then driving when the wind died). What do I see, but a nut lying down there below the engine. Well, I don't normally have nuts there so I knew it fell from something. Not a good feeling after running for an hour at high rpm. Long story short, after inspecting it I realized it must be from the alternator somewhere, and sure enough - it was the nut that held the lower alternator bolt. It's a good thing this bolt is pretty long and alternator tension holds it - but still, not good at all. I did slacken it a few weeks ago when I adjusted belt tension, but then I also tightened it. Re-tightened again as hard as I could and will watch it now.
So, check your engine - you never know what shakes out.