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|03-22-2011 08:48 AM|
|SpcAlan1||I have the 13hp Volvo.|
|03-21-2011 04:20 PM|
|SVCarolena||I'm also going suggest a possible problem with the motor mounts. It may be as Rich suggested that when you tighten the stuffing box you are just transfering the movement to the hull (i.e., the box is helping to keep the driveline from moving around). If it is a Yanmar, they view the motor mounts as a wear item and suggest replacement every 5-7 years, as I recall. I replaced all four mounts on our Yanmar 2GMF this weekend and realigned the engine and WHAT A DIFFERENCE! In the process of replacement, I found that not only not only had the 27 year old original mounts gone soft (the rubber that is), but the stud on one of them was broken. The broken stud was not noticible until I pulled the mount becuase it was held in place by the weight of the engine. I hadn't even noticed it when the engine was running and I was checking the old mounts. Anyhow, if you decide to go that route, I highly recommend getting original Yanmar mounts. There are a lot of aftermarket ones out there, but my research suggested that a lot of people have trouble with them. It is an expensive replacement, but in our case well worth it.|
|03-21-2011 03:04 PM|
Originally Posted by RichH View Post
|03-21-2011 02:59 PM|
|night0wl||I had this problem on a brand new boat...and it ended up being a defective motor mount. It looked 100% A-OK, but under stress the thing was wildly oscilating...causing a vibration/harmonic at betwen 1900-2200 RPM.|
|03-21-2011 02:47 PM|
|CapnBilll||Tightening the packing gland can be dicey and may take practice. What you want is for it to drip when the shaft is turning, and stop when it is not. Depending on how worn the packing material is it may not be possible, (time to repack). I often have to check packing boxes after using boat to make sure they stopped dripping. (a small tighten after done using the boat, then loosen back the next time I take it out). If tightening gland stops vibration something is wrong. See above. It sounds like your using the packing box for a cutless bearing.|
|03-21-2011 02:18 PM|
Also, after I adjusted it again, the vibration came back, but I then put it in neutral, then in drive - went away.
I wonder if its a motor mount or something.
well it is dripping non-stop - not 'running' but a constant drip - fills up bilge.
probably too much than normal.
|03-21-2011 02:13 PM|
If it is not vibrating now you likely have nothing to worry about. Yes it should drip but not too much. Over tight is the worst case as will cause wear on shaft and rob power that is for driving the boat. Do a thorough inspection of complete driveline on next haulout. Somewhere Mainesail has good article on cutlass bearing. If there was a serious defect somewhere it would still be felt and probably heard as well.
|03-21-2011 10:08 AM|
I have posted a photo of my shaft for your viewing.
the vibration has left, and I swear, it left when I 'adjusted this knuckle".
see photo in gallery.
|03-01-2011 01:41 PM|
|Faster||I'd still like to know whether or not it's a non-geared folding prop... It's the most likely cause of an alarming amount of vibration that is likely to 'come and go'.|
|03-01-2011 01:37 PM|
Originally Posted by SpcAlan1 View Post
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