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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-08-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 773
Posted By thisisus
Exhaust Hoses

Putting a new exhaust elbow and mixing elbow on our Yanmar 2GM. Got a new piece of hose that goes from the elbow to muffler. This thing is so tight I can't even budge it going onto the muffler. ...
Forum: Diesel   07-19-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,389
Posted By thisisus
thanks for the confirmation.....would find it...

thanks for the confirmation.....would find it hard to believe there was not one. Was down at the boat today and did a double check....no gasket anywhere that I can see. Makes me wonder if that's...
Forum: Diesel   07-18-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,389
Posted By thisisus
I used to get parts from Torrenson before Yanmar...

I used to get parts from Torrenson before Yanmar started being territorial. They can't sell in Alabama anymore. They are a great outfit. Was a person who ran a one man operation for years who was...
Forum: Diesel   07-17-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,389
Posted By thisisus
I would have thought it needed something.....when...

I would have thought it needed something.....when I took it apart there did not see anything and the service manual does not show one. The Yanmar dealer here has to be the world's worst run by...
Forum: Diesel   07-16-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,389
Posted By thisisus
2GM20F Exhaust Elbow

Mixing elbow went south so replacing it and the elbow from the engine....just put it all new while in the neighborhood. Question - manual does not show any gasket between the elbow and the engine. ...
Forum: Diesel   07-15-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 2,117
Posted By thisisus
that was on my last boat.....pretty sure it...

that was on my last boat.....pretty sure it returned to the fuel tank on that one.
Thisisus
Mobile AL
Forum: Diesel   07-15-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 2,117
Posted By thisisus
One thing I did on my 2GM20 was to add a small...

One thing I did on my 2GM20 was to add a small electric inline pump between the racor and the engine. Did this when I had a fuel pump go out and was able to limp her home. After that neatened it up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-08-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,478
Posted By thisisus
Cleaning salt water off the engine

Just got back from 4 day trip and the exhaust mixing elbow on our Yanmar sprung a leak. As luck would have it I could not patch it to get her home. Any other time I have some Marinetex or Easypoxy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-26-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By thisisus
When cranking in on the high speed side you don't...

When cranking in on the high speed side you don't make it too far cranking in the genny before it loads up and have to drop to the the low speed side. Was not sure if going up one size would help on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-25-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By thisisus
Winch Sizes

Wanting to upgrade to some self tailer winches. Currently have regular Lewmar 40's and think I would like to go up one size. Is an Anderson 40 the same as the Lewmar and are Harkens based the same....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-09-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 14,508
Posted By thisisus
Thanks Faster - went down this weekend and tried...

Thanks Faster - went down this weekend and tried reversing the motor drive and worked fine. Took her out and played with it and ended up adjusting the trim a little and she settled down and did...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-04-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 8,623
Posted By thisisus
we went a added a small electric fuel pump...

we went a added a small electric fuel pump between the Racor and the engine. Put a switch close by. Works super easy to prime when changing the racor or the engine filters. I just flip the switch...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-02-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 14,508
Posted By thisisus
Thanks Faster - after you said that went reading...

Thanks Faster - after you said that went reading back the manuals and do see a place where mentions that same solution. Probably be the weekend before I get a chance to try that out. Let you know...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-01-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 14,508
Posted By thisisus
Hi All Looking for some clues/ideas of what I'm...

Hi All
Looking for some clues/ideas of what I'm doing wrong.....took a week off and was looking forward to playing with my new autopilot. Did all the setups at the dock as the manual says. Took it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-17-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 14,508
Posted By thisisus
Well I got the rudder sensor on today and...

Well I got the rudder sensor on today and everything works in the slip....next to sea trial and calibrate....the sensor required some creative engineering to say the least....will upload some photos...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-14-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 14,508
Posted By thisisus
Thanks for the advice, appreciate it....intend to...

Thanks for the advice, appreciate it....intend to go down Saturday and see what I can figure out. Let you know the outcome.

Thisisus
Mobile AL
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-14-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 14,508
Posted By thisisus
so just try to find a center point in the...

so just try to find a center point in the quadrant as a starting point and find a spot for the sensor roughly 90 degrees off that? How does the spring come out? thanks
Thisisus
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-14-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 14,508
Posted By thisisus
S1 Rudder sensor

Well I've been staring at this and looked at others photos of the rudder sensor mounting....I can't figure this out or has not registered yet in my brain. My quadrant is sitting more toward the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-09-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 14,508
Posted By thisisus
Well got it about half done I guess. The drive...

Well got it about half done I guess. The drive mounting on the wheel went easy enough and adding the pin went well. When putting the power cable onto the drive motor the plastic piece on the back...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 14,508
Posted By thisisus
The fluxgate compass does this need to be...

The fluxgate compass does this need to be centerlined.....was thinking of mounting down low on one of the bilge dividers.....or better off on a bulkhead somewhere.....figured needs to stay away from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-03-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 14,508
Posted By thisisus
Wow -that's a lot of fabbing to make it come...

Wow -that's a lot of fabbing to make it come together. Making me wonder what I'm fixing to get into. Think this area must be the worst part. Once you get that the rest is tolerable. I'll found out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-02-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 14,508
Posted By thisisus
Seeing if any of the readers who bought the S-1...

Seeing if any of the readers who bought the S-1 wheelpilot have made progress on the installation. Bought one and should get this week to start putting it in. Like everyone else looking for advice...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-30-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 2,269
Posted By thisisus
Edson Pedestal Instrument Mounts

Looking for suggestions on ways to make some mounts for instruments on my pedestal. Just bought one of the Raymarine Wheelpilots on sale with Sailnet. My pedestal has two round pods....one on each...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,275
Posted By thisisus
Well went down after work for another shot at the...

Well went down after work for another shot at the evil prop. Left it last night with the wheel puller attached and a load on it. Got down and started lightly heating it...kept my hand on the shaft...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-14-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,275
Posted By thisisus
So regular propane torch won't heat up quick...

So regular propane torch won't heat up quick enough? Guess that gas won't mix with a regular torch head. Have to see if I can locate one and give that a try. Left the wheel puller attached with a...
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