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Forum: Diesel   03-09-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By Mary51
Re: How do I remove exhaust elbow plugs?

PBlaster is now on my list. Thanks, again. There is a bolt replacement on the chore list.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-09-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,841
Posted By Mary51
Re: Has anybody towed kayaks behind....

I have towed a sit on top several times on short coastal cruises. All was well until one of the screw in covers for gear opened in rough weather and it swamped. Major PITA dragging it after that. ...
Forum: Diesel   03-08-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By Mary51
Re: How do I remove exhaust elbow plugs?

Thank you, hellosailor. I do have some "Antiseize" but would not have thought to use it when installing the new elbow without this reminder.

The one I removed appeared to be original with the...
Forum: Diesel   03-07-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By Mary51
Re: How do I remove exhaust elbow plugs?

Done. Put a scrap of silicone baking sheet on the plug, flat head screwdriver on that, and a couple of little whacks with the rubber mallet and they fall out.

Intake for pipe from heat exchanger...
Forum: Diesel   03-06-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By Mary51
Re: How do I remove exhaust elbow plugs?

I tried a mirror and flash pic with camera but couldn't get a good look inside. Also, have tried lots of foul language and skinned knuckles.

Rusty water might have been in the exhaust hose I took...
Forum: Diesel   03-05-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By Mary51
Parts diagram showing plug parts

Cooling Syst, Induction And Exhaust Manifold. Freshwater-Cooled Engine 2002, 2002B, 2002AG, 2002BG, 2003, 2003B - 7726000 - Volvo Penta...
Forum: Diesel   03-05-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By Mary51
Re: How do I remove exhaust elbow plugs?

The plug held by 4 and 5. The plug isn't shown.
Thank you! for the diagram, I couldn't get my pix to load. 1 wrong format, the other too big, :-(.
Forum: Diesel   03-04-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By Mary51
How do I remove exhaust elbow plugs?

I am in the process of removing the exhaust elbow from a Volvo Penta 2003b. The plugs are secured by a U-shaped washer (for want of the right term) which is secured by a small bolt. The washer(?)...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-10-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 854
Posted By Mary51
I would also like to know if it's safe to anchor...

I would also like to know if it's safe to anchor overnight off the beaches south of Santa Barbara.

All you Channel Islands Harbor/Ventura/ Santa Barbara sailers, what do you think?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-29-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 4,712
Posted By Mary51
A quote from Hal Roth on the subject . . .

From "How to Sail Around the Word," Hal Roth, talking about the first s/v Whisper:

"With her traditional hull form - a long keel and attached rudder - Whisper sailed and steered well. Her...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By Mary51
One reason to wait . . .

Thanks, Hellosailor. Having different regulators for different power sources wouldn't be too hard for me. I'm pretty methodical and use a checklist in situations where needed (always).

I am...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-19-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By Mary51
Point taken. Something else for the "later" list.

Thanks, Cam. I'll just put that on the upgrade list for later. My electrical system will always be simple, but an external regulator [I]could[I] happen. I will definitely be adding some solar and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-19-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 6,776
Posted By Mary51
Engine hours & fuel log would be great.

I know. I'm one sick puppy. but that's the stuff that matters.

But I do look forward to the video! Thanks.

Mary
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-18-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By Mary51
Longer life, more amp hours - or so I thought . . .

Well, I figured it was not gonna work. I'll just get a couple more Group 27's.

Thanks!

Mary
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-18-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By Mary51
Flares! Of course! Doh!

Thanks. I'll also put that nice orange canister with the other pyrotechnics in a bag with a strap so it's easy to haul along.

Mary
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-18-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By Mary51
Battery (Odyssey) question no. 92,458

I need to replace 2 Trojan 27TM flooded cell batteries in the next few months.

I've been looking at the PC 1400 Odyssey batteries, available in Group 25 and 35. Each would fit in my battery...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-18-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By Mary51
Strobe, spare VHF (zip lock bagged), survival blanket,

(the tin foil looking thing), 1 small bottle water, 1 nutrition bar, sat phone (zip lock bagged) when I have one (I rent one when I'm off alone for a while - keeps the family from whining too much),...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-18-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 6,776
Posted By Mary51
Thanks for the log entries, sailboy21

sailboy21:

This was great reading! I'd like to make the same trip some time in the future, without any deadlines. I've also thought of S. Calif - Hawaii - Alaska.

Any particular reason you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-06-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 3,090
Posted By Mary51
Thanks.

Thanks for all responses & info & suggestions. This weekend, I'll try the foil fix and try to pinpoint the leak.

Mary
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-06-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 3,090
Posted By Mary51
Not the "oil pan," the catchment pan.

Thanks for replies. I used to listen to Cartalk, but haven't tuned in for while.
I really can't get at all the leaking places and/or get it clean enough for the JB weld, I don't THINK. I may yet...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-05-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 3,090
Posted By Mary51
What's a "jb weld?"

Not happy to see the word "weld." Trying to stay in my area of competence here (no, not cooking).

Besides it's leaking from several different places. . .

Mary
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-05-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 3,090
Posted By Mary51
Leaking oil drip pan - liner?

I have an oil leak (working on it) and finally figured out how oil gets into the bilge. The oil drip pan is two pieces welded together and I can see daylight at the cross-pan weld. It looks like...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-04-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 10,011
Posted By Mary51
Mast top lights

I just spent a night in a crowded anchorage with a number of large boats with mast top lights only. Several times during the night I would see a bright light waaaay up high and wonder "what the hell...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-05-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 2,986
Posted By Mary51
Thanks, all.

Thanks for all the info. Argle Bargle, you make me look like a piker in the conservative ground tackle department! I doubt I could haul all that without a windlass.

My sloop is 10,500 lb...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-04-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 2,986
Posted By Mary51
Rocna anchor use questions

I'm thinking of adding a Rocna as a second or back-up anchor. (I have no complaints about my Delta, holds like a champ.) If I cash in my retirement account, I can almost afford it.

I'm concerned...
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