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Forum: Diesel   03-13-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,311
Posted By capnme
Re: Engine over temp at idle

check for air leak in raw water filter, bits of impeller in heat exchanger.,,If this is the problem, you could ruin a new impeller!
Forum: Diesel   03-13-2013
Replies: 274
Views: 89,413
Posted By capnme
Smile Re: Perkins 4.108M DIY Rebuild -- A Narrative

:laugherSince Perkins closed their plant in the US, parts were hard to get for many years, but recently the Caterpillar Tractor company has been the US source. I get things from the local...
Forum: Diesel   03-13-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 5,886
Posted By capnme
Re: Raw Water Cooled for 35 Years?

New engines can fail too!......Whether fresh or seawater cooled, the thing most likely to fail is not corrosion, but the rubber impeller. A good friend who lived aboard for 15 years told me to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-13-2013
Replies: 3,534
Views: 1,126,933
Posted By capnme
Wink Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Believe it or not, there are people in Mid America sailing on the Mississippi! It is not the best cruising ground, but it's what we have! I've been told if you can sail on the Mississippi, you can...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-13-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By capnme
Re: Newbie from West Michigan

Sailing the Great Lakes again is my dream. Years ago we lived in SW Michigan (St Joseph) and sailed Gitchigumie with a friend who owned a 38 O;D
ay. We now live near St Louis, MO, sail our...
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