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Forum: Diesel   07-12-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By carolina redneck
Re: Westerbeke 30B3 running rough in idle

As a mech for last 40 years engine needs 3 things to run. Air fuel and mare fuel. Check both all the way back.rpm dropped for reason other than adj screw if it still tight. This may smooth out engine...
Forum: Diesel   07-12-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By eherlihy
Re: Westerbeke 30B3 running rough in idle

The problem could also be a dirty/fouled injector nozzle...
Forum: Diesel   07-11-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Westerbeke 30B3 running rough in idle

If the engine has to labour to breath properly at idle it could be the exhaust riser and/or air filter. All part of maintentance.
Forum: Diesel   07-11-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Westerbeke 30B3 running rough in idle

Yes. That's the right thing to do.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-09-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 4,872
Posted By JonEisberg
Labrador...

As I'm hoping to be off on a summer cruise before too long, figured I should probably get the account of last summer's trip posted before I do…Fair warning, this is a LONG one. Anyone who might make...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-18-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By deniseO30
Re: Installing new sink faucet

Not a problem at all.. the new faucet has 3/8" OD compression fittings and long plastic tubes.

The soap dispenser sometimes comes included with such faucets, you can drill a hole for that if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-18-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Installing new sink faucet

That looks like a Beneteau 393. :)

Before you go screwing around: there is a serious lack of space behind the sink to get the nuts on the faucets threads.

I changed mine about 5 tpyears ago and...
Forum: Outboard   05-07-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By Don0190
Re: Where do you store your gas can?

I keep a 3 gal can in a cockpit locker and a little 1 gal can in the mesh pouch in my dinghy
Forum: Outboard   05-07-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By SailsTax
Re: Where do you store your gas can?

Mine stays in the dinghy.
Forum: Outboard   05-07-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Where do you store your gas can?

When I traveled with the dink, I stored the 2-gallon gas can on the foredeck and it was strapped securely to one of the stanchions. I also had three 5-gallon gas cans there as backup fuel for my A4....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294
Posted By tankersteve
Re: Marina personnel attached battery wrong

Sounds like a 'Good' marina - care to share the name? Folks like that deserve the positive news - sure, this started poorly, but they really do sound like they have an unusual (sadly) level of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Marina personnel attached battery wrong

I agree with Caleb. Sounds like they are trying to make it right. It would not hurt to have someone look things over but if they announced their mistake they will likely get it all fixed.

Sent...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294
Posted By CalebD
Re: Marina personnel attached battery wrong

When we connected my friends boat in the wrong orientation many years ago the only fatality was the alternator, which let out a little smoke as a clue. There are diodes in the alternator that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294
Posted By eherlihy
Re: Marina personnel attached battery wrong

I would wonder why this happened in the first place.

I believe that a properly documented electrical system is a must. This means that there is an available schematic diagram, and that everything...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Marina personnel attached battery wrong

The tachometer gets its signal from the alternator, so fix that and the tach should be fine.

Do you know what electronics would have got switched on?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294
Posted By PitApe
Re: Marina personnel attached battery wrong

I would test everything electrical on the boat, particularly the electronics (make sure you check all the functions, memory, etc.). Chances are that it didn't do any harm to anything else, but now is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-10-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: How much battery charge to start engine

Excellent point !!! This point can not be emphasized enough!!

Once topped up with water batteries need a good "rolling" charge, usually well in excess of 14.6V in order to properly mix the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-10-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By Delta-T
Re: How much battery charge to start engine

You don't want to top off your batteries in the winter with water unless you are going to do a charge that will create a bubbling of the batt. acid. to mix it. Otherwise the water can freeze on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-10-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: How much battery charge to start engine

Are they flooded wet batteries (all common battery types are lead acid)? I'm betting the start battery is. That would seem to be normal self discharge. Next winter, I would stop by to top them off...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-09-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By Bob142
Re: How much battery charge to start engine

More than enough unless as mentioned there is another issue keeping the engine from starting thus needing a lot of cranking...the booster is practical just in case...after everything up and running...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: How much battery charge to start engine

If that battery can't start a 30B3, even if it were at 11.9V, it is toast.....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By PitApe
Re: How much battery charge to start engine

That should be plenty. A Westerbeke 30b3 isn't a huge engine. I would think that even a 50% charge would be plenty, as long as there isn't something else wrong with the engine that makes it "hard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By MarkSF
Re: How much battery charge to start engine

The Magic 8 ball says yes.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By Markwesti
Re: How much battery charge to start engine

My bet would be yes , it will be enough . We keep a emergency jump start battery on board , the type you can get from a auto parts store . We haven't had to use it yet though . Good luck and happy...
Forum: Outboard   02-18-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Mercury 3.3 2-stroke question

The lever just needs to be pulled hard. The rod of metal the catch goes around will probably break off as mine corroded through.

Just drill a new, slim, bolt through to let the catch hook onto...
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