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Search: Posts Made By: MikeOReilly
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,171
Posted By Ahoyhoy
Re: Perkins 4.108 making oil

Just so you've heard it, a bit late, but never the less, that shaft has no bearing it is supported by the drive gear and has two inverted ballooning seals, so even when the pump is in new condition,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 117
Views: 6,051
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

While we are drifting on bread...I was given a double walled bread baking pan....awesome. For a crustier crust I spray a bit of water in the oven just before popping the loaf in.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 117
Views: 6,051
Posted By mbianka
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

Mike:

FYI Just bought a Zojirushi 1 Lb bread maker earlier this year and run it oft my 48 volt inverter. Uses only 2.2% of my battery capacity that is easily made up by my solar panels and wind...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,491
Views: 172,937
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Mike, when I read your first post I knew you would really enjoy this live-aboard life. Looking forward to meeting you when you eventually make your way down to the Chesapeake.

Good Luck,

Gary...
Forum: Diesel 09-13-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 1,171
Posted By RichH
Re: Perkins 4.108 making oil

.... add to all the above: a cracked or leaking injector pump.

The leak could possible be internal to the injector pump and is either coming out through the 'rack' or through a crack on the...
Forum: Diesel 09-13-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 1,171
Posted By UnionPacific
Re: Perkins 4.108 making oil

3 items will put diesel into the oil.
1. lift pump, if manual.
2. injector
3. gear shaft seal on pump
Forum: Diesel 09-12-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 1,171
Posted By dabnis
Re: Perkins 4.108 making oil

No experience with your engine, however, it sounds like your theory may be a good one. Except for the lift pump, I can't think of any other way fuel , in that volume, fuel can get into the crankcase?...
Forum: Diesel 09-12-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 1,171
Posted By newhaul
Re: Perkins 4.108 making oil

The block seal would be easy to replace if you have the manual and a seal
PDF of manual read section N http://www.endeavourowners.com/dscsn/info/manuals/4108%20Workshop%20Manual.pdf

Perkins 4...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-25-2014
Replies: 377
Views: 28,969
Posted By jerryrlitton
Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

I don't think Mike was trying to be a "benchmark". He was just relating his experience concerning this thread. Between you and I there will always be people who will do just fine on 500 USD a month...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-25-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,354
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Welland Canal down bound advice

Mike, couple of things just occurred to me, one in the duh! category. You will be going into full locks of course so the attendant will just pass you the lines. You just pull up reasonably close to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2014
Replies: 2,491
Views: 172,937
Posted By newhaul
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Mike TVP is textured vegetable protein imitation meat made from soy I s actually pretty good and the freeze dried stuff has an awesom shelf life. Here is a definition and a few recipes What Is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2014
Replies: 2,491
Views: 172,937
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

mike good luck, like KS says you can refit on the way down....if anything needs to be done...

about leaving on friday you are either full blown sailor superstitious or nothing...dont pay attention...
Forum: Electronics 07-09-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By T37Chef
Re: Tacktick wind direction failed

I had a similar situation last year. ..and magically it fixed itself. I am guessing bird **** on the top keeping it being charged but that's just a figment of my imagination I suspect
Forum: Electronics 07-08-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By jsaronson
Re: Tacktick wind direction failed

I'd check with RayMarine. Sounds like the transmitter is bad. I had the opposite situation - direction worked fine, speed was erratic. Luckily it was under warranty or it would have been a $200...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 3,764
Posted By urbanhermit
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

Good question and a better answer Mike.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 3,764
Posted By desert rat
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

As a technician I think that Mikes description is beautiful, I can't use words
that well.
Forum: Electronics 05-23-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Change MMSI from domestic to International?

Yes, and probably along the same lines as no longer requiring a license to use a VHF radio. Since 99+% of US boats never leave the country, I believe they are just encouraging the use of these...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-16-2014
Replies: 2,491
Views: 172,937
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Mike if you can get the right size and afford the extra cost, the aluminum tanks are very nice.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-16-2014
Replies: 2,491
Views: 172,937
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

DO NOT GET THE GLASS ones...yet...wait a bit till they get he issues resolved for sure youll have more problems getting those refilled(add to that the fact that some were recalled) than my measly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-12-2014
Replies: 226
Views: 13,247
Posted By christian.hess
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-11-2014
Replies: 2,491
Views: 172,937
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Agreed, a high quality folder can afford surprisingly good performance...

Several years ago I bought a discontinued aluminum Dahon, the equivalent of what is now their D8, I believe... It's a far...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-11-2014
Replies: 226
Views: 13,247
Posted By Tempest
Re: Why All the Absurd Circumnavigation Threads?

Well, Since I've been stuck at my desk grading final exams. As a distraction, I've been been trying to find any relevant data, since I'm curious as well.

Total SAR missions are reported and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-11-2014
Replies: 2,491
Views: 172,937
Posted By smurphny
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Mike, when I take the wheels, pedals, and seat off and loosen the handlebars so they are in the same plane as the frame, it is easy to stow somewhere. I usually leave it apart in the dink and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-11-2014
Replies: 2,491
Views: 172,937
Posted By Kostis
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

So anyone with actual used sails? How much do you save %? Is it worthy it?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2014
Replies: 2,491
Views: 172,937
Posted By UnionPacific
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

When I buy a backup main sail it will be here:
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Heard many great things about them.
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