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Search: Posts Made By: erps
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By erps
Re: What are the pros/cons of the Max Prop

We have one on Nikko. Came with the boat. Sometimes it takes a couple tries to feather the prop when we transition from motoring to sailing. They don't have hardly any prop walk which I actually...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By erps
Re: Leaking Compass Repair

I experienced that with a previous boat. Our compass had a diaphragm that sprung a leak. The manufacturer sold me a replacement diaphragm for under $10, but they wanted me to send the compass in so...
Forum: Diesel 6 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By erps
Re: Volvo MD7A transmission water leak. Bypass?

I'd probably try something like that myself (JB weld it) but only after confirming that the water leaks externally and not internally as well.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By erps
Re: Where to anchor out near Seattle ?

When we traveled that end of the Salish Sea years ago, we visited Elliot Bay to see the city from the water then anchored across to the west at Eagle Harbor. That was a nice little spot, but it was...
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By erps
Re: Severe Oil Leak on Universal 25xp

Not as long as you have oil pressure.
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By erps
Re: Severe Oil Leak on Universal 25xp

After making sure the oil level is okay on the dip stick, can you remove the access covers then start it and watch for the source with a good flashlight?
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 6,003
Posted By erps
Re: Help! Leaking Injector Pump

Bob,

I couldn't read the Bosch number, but I have a number written down in my maintenance log. I don't recollect where I got the number, but I do keep track of part numbers that might mean...
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,503
Posted By erps
Re: About to buy, nagging engine issue - seeking advice

We had a brand new Volkswagon with a diesel in it in 1980. Even with a brand new motor, the motor wouldn't start unless you ran the glow plugs for the set time. So you can't necessarily determine...
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 6,003
Posted By erps
Re: Help! Leaking Injector Pump

Not with me. I'll go down to the boat tomorrow and see if I can get it.
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 6,003
Posted By erps
Re: Help! Leaking Injector Pump

rcaradimos,

I got the parts from Northland Diesel Service out of Bellingham WA. The part number on the receipt for the O-ring is 3410210007. The part number for the washers, 2916710602. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Posted By erps
Re: Removing Deck Hardware Fasteners - No Luck

Oh, that's bad news. You may be able to drill off the screw heads, remove the cleat and then you'll have enough remaining stud sticking out to remove the remainder of the screw. You may also be...
Forum: Diesel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 798
Posted By erps
Re: how to pull a motor?

I suppose, until you've seen it done. I was a mechanic in the army and out in the field we swapped out a lot of transmissions in big trucks with a come along and a big steel pry bar laying between...
Forum: Diesel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 798
Posted By erps
Re: how to pull a motor?

I can't tell where the second eye hook is, but if it's nearby and a straight unobstructed shot, I would probably try and fabricate a steel tube anchored to the the two eyes, lift the motor off the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,040
Posted By erps
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-10-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By erps
Re: Hello from Seattle! (Any other hams out there?)

Greetings Salish,

We bought our last two boats out of Shilshole and brought them both home on cold February days. Each time we overnighted in Langley on the way home where we walked up the hill...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-10-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 3,422
Posted By erps
Re: What kind of dinghies are de rigeur.

Yes, that's the transom.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-10-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 3,422
Posted By erps
Re: What kind of dinghies are de rigeur.

They do take up space. Our ten footer came with three seats. We only use two, so one stays at home. We store the seats in a lazzerette and the transom stores on the lifeline with the boat.

In...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-10-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 3,422
Posted By erps
Re: What kind of dinghies are de rigeur.

Walking on them won't hurt them, but I imagine they would be very slippery. We carry ours secured along the lifelines as Faster observed.
Forum: Orphan Brands 03-09-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 9,937
Posted By erps
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

http://imt.boatwizard.com/images/1/19/19/4401919_20130628164146973_1_LARGE.jpg
One of the original Fraser sailboats. The website says:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By erps
Re: Fitting timber pads to transom

I was actually looking at one of those at Home Depot last month. It was reasonably priced too, I think it was under $15.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By erps
Re: Fitting timber pads to transom

Oh! A new tool to google. I've had decent luck using the appropriately sized fender washer with a pencil in the middle and then just rolling it along the surface to be copied but I'll check out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 3,422
Posted By erps
Re: What kind of dinghies are de rigeur.

We have a 10' portabote. The wife and I can assemble it in less than ten minutes hanging vertically off a halyard at the mast then throw it in over the life lines. Replaced the oar locks with real...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By erps
Fitting timber pads to transom

So Nikko is getting a windvane. I made a mock up of the transom to do some of the preliminary fitting at home. I'm using UHMW for the timber pads (spacer blocks) between the cast aluminum mounting...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-04-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By erps
Re: Underway NAV equipment (chart guys)

I bought a chart kit plotting board about 25 years ago and I still use it. A chart kit atlas slides underneath a clear plastic cover with a moveable protractor arm on it and you use erasable marker...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,277
Posted By erps
Re: BC waters acidify, huge scallop die off

This blog gives additional information left out of a similar article written by the Seattle Times about an oyster spat die off at Willipa Bay. They solved the problem by pulling water into their...
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