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Search: Posts Made By: nsweeting
Forum: Diesel 12-11-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By nsweeting
Re: Fuel System and ABYC Standards

Just to clarify -

I was reviewing the USCG Boatbuilders Hanbook which references Title 33 CFR Part 183 Subpart J for its fuel requirements. The very first line mentions that these are the...
Forum: Diesel 12-11-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By nsweeting
Re: Fuel System and ABYC Standards

Thanks for your time and effort in tracking down this info.

Are you able to provide a little more insight and explanation into the whole sub system point you made? With the filterboss, the...
Forum: Diesel 12-09-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By nsweeting
Re: Fuel System and ABYC Standards

The FilterBoss system includes stainless tube, not just fittings. Sorry for pestering, I'm just wondering why this can be sold. I believe Hunter and a few other offer these systems as options in new...
Forum: Diesel 12-09-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By nsweeting
Re: Fuel System and ABYC Standards

So I'm curious, do systems like the FilterBoss (0 TO 180 GPH | Diesel Fuel Polishing Systems | Racor Dual Filter System | FilterBoss (http://www.ktisystems.com/0-to-180-gph)) which are spec'd with...
Forum: Diesel 12-08-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By nsweeting
Re: Fuel System and ABYC Standards

OK - I get the standard. But can you please explain to me these supposed justifications. I'm not interested in the 'because' rule, but rather why?

The JIC standard is used on massive pieces of...
Forum: Diesel 12-08-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By nsweeting
Fuel System and ABYC Standards

Hi there,

I just have a quick question regarding fuel systems and the standards put out by the ABYC. I'm going to be redoing a few sections of my fuel system, including a manifold for distribution...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-16-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,898
Posted By nsweeting
Re: Raspberry Pi Storm Warning

Looks like a good resource. I'll check it out.

I'm basically hoping to create an algorithm that places heavy emphasis on the pressure and temp readings of the last 15-30 minutes, medium emphasis...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-16-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,898
Posted By nsweeting
Re: Raspberry Pi Storm Warning

Yeah - I'm actually working off of this tutorial. I'm somewhat proficient with python, but this will be my first attempt with pi cobbling, breadboards, etc. I am a marine mechanic though, so the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-15-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,898
Posted By nsweeting
Re: Raspberry Pi Storm Warning

Thanks for your book suggestions.

I'm wanting this to be more of a fun tool than something to be entirely relied upon. I may feel the desire to put more functionality into it in the future - but I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-15-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,898
Posted By nsweeting
Re: Raspberry Pi Storm Warning

Apparently s cript is a dirty word?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-15-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,898
Posted By nsweeting
Raspberry Pi Storm Warning

Hi there,

I'm in the process of getting things together to create a storm watch device based around a raspberry pi, a barometer/temp sensor, a LCD screen and python ******. Basically I'm going to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-05-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,250
Posted By nsweeting
Re: Insurance

Or just get a steel boat. Thats enough insurance for me.

Having stayed long term, and short term, and every term in between at various yards and marinas - I have not once been asked to provide...
Forum: Diesel 02-23-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,675
Posted By nsweeting
It may have disturbed the cables - but if...

It may have disturbed the cables - but if shifting while the engine is off is easy, would I be able to presume the cables are fine?
Forum: Diesel 02-23-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,675
Posted By nsweeting
I was just saying that switching gears at a low...

I was just saying that switching gears at a low rpm makes a difference in ease. Switching gears at and around idle speed is now more difficult than it used to be though.

I can switch it below idle...
Forum: Diesel 02-23-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,675
Posted By nsweeting
Hurth transmission fluid

Hi there,

Hope someone might have some insight here.

I recently changed a whole bunch of propulsion related items. New prop, cutlass bearing, shaft, coupling and motor mounts. All of this is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-19-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 5,146
Posted By nsweeting
Yeah - I've decided sticking with the dry exhaust...

Yeah - I've decided sticking with the dry exhaust seems best. Working with its quirks just takes time. My frustration is mainly with the stainless steel flex pipe, which just seems to not work. It is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-18-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 5,146
Posted By nsweeting
Brent - thanks for your comments. From what I...

Brent - thanks for your comments. From what I have seen, 500 degrees f seems to be the upper end of the limits of high heat silicone hose. Would I be correct in thinking this?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-17-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 5,146
Posted By nsweeting
The system does have some vibration dampening set...

The system does have some vibration dampening set up. I will try and get some photos later. Basically the system runs horizontally from the engine to the stern of the boat. It goes:

1. exhaust...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-16-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 5,146
Posted By nsweeting
The engine is fully air cooled. The duetz is...

The engine is fully air cooled. The duetz is designed that way, and seems to do a good job at it. I have no concern with it overheating. We also have a blower that runs more air to the engine - but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-16-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 5,146
Posted By nsweeting
Right now, my concern isn't with engine noise....

Right now, my concern isn't with engine noise. Both of us can manage to live with that. We plan on sailing our boat more than motoring for the most part (unfortunately, January North Atlantic weather...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-16-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 5,146
Posted By nsweeting
Air cooled engine with wet exhaust?

Hi there,

My girlfriend and I recently invested our lives and money into a sailboat. Our goal of cruising towards Cuba has unfortunately come to a bit of a standstill as some of the current...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,364
Posted By nsweeting
I found the 'Application for Registry'...

I found the 'Application for Registry' (http://www.tc.gc.ca/wwwdocs/Forms/84-0044_0712-04_BO.pdf) document on the Transport Canada website. Anyone know if a vessel needs to be completely undocumented...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,364
Posted By nsweeting
Trying to understand boat registration

Hi there,

We recently bought a boat in North Carolina. It is a U.S documented vessel. We are Canadian citizens.

We would like to rename and register the boat. So - some questions....


Can...
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