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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-02-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By KBuckley
Re: Fresh water tank fitting on Islander 30 Mark II

Could the hose have been attached to the fitting first and then fed into the tank? Perhaps you can pull both the fitting and and the hose back from the tank side. The hose may be crimped onto the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-19-2015
Replies: 173
Views: 13,871
Posted By KBuckley
Re: Why I like this Picture...

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/members/kbuckley-albums-ste-reine-ii-picture21689-way-up-coast-desolation-sound.jpg

I like this picture because it was the start of our first summer holiday on our...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-25-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,230
Posted By KBuckley
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-25-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By KBuckley
Re: mounting windows with Dow 795?

I would sand both surfaces and clean multiple times with isopropyl alcohol. Make sure all traces of previous sealant are gone. When you think it is clean, clean it one more time. Keep all finger...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-25-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,230
Posted By KBuckley
Re: Salvage claim in Louisiana against an abandoned sailboat

The article states the company is suing the boat, not the owner. Is there any significance to this, or is it one and the same?

"TOPS LLC sued the sailing vessel Theresa Law together with her...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-25-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 5,420
Posted By KBuckley
Re: Remotron heater - manual request

Jada,

I sent you a PM with my email so I can forward a legible copy of the schematic and the code for the Arduino controller.

Ken
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-24-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By KBuckley
Re: Chasing down a persistent Porthole Leak

I would guess the water is leaking in from a higher point and the portlight opening is just the first place it can get out on the interior. Try putting a hose on the hand rail mounting points shown...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-25-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 854
Posted By KBuckley
Re: Yamaha 30

Our first boat was a 1981 Y30 we had for 5 years, until a year ago. I know the owners of several here. We really liked the boat but wanted more space and more protection from the weather in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-21-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By KBuckley
Pampered Boat

Went down to the boat today and took off the stackpack to bring it home for a wash. Got home, threw it in the bathtub for a soak. While the tub was filling I looked in the cupboard for laundry...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-13-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 7,065
Posted By KBuckley
Re: West Marine pulling out of Canada

See item 2.05. Out of Canada as store leases expire, all gone by 2018.
WEST MARINE : Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities, Regulation FD...
Forum: Diesel   08-28-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 3,988
Posted By KBuckley
This is a stretch but the throttle cable is not...

This is a stretch but the throttle cable is not doing something goofy is it?
Forum: Diesel   08-27-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 3,988
Posted By KBuckley
JRickW I agree with your plan. I understand...

JRickW I agree with your plan.

I understand you only have soot coming out in the exhaust water and not black or blue smoke? The soot is probably just being washed out of the exhaust system and is...
Forum: Diesel   08-27-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 3,988
Posted By KBuckley
It sounds like it is starved for fuel. Maybe rig...

It sounds like it is starved for fuel. Maybe rig a temporary fuel supply and see how it behaves. I am concerned that the 'key off' state disabled engine alarms and you would not have known about...
Forum: Diesel   03-06-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,399
Posted By KBuckley
correct thermostat?

You say it is a new thermostat. Did you have the same behaviour with the previous thermostat? The fact that the temperature cycles indicates the thermostat is opening and closing, the fact that it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-04-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By KBuckley
Re: My Manual Bilge Pump is Useless

Eherlihy -I purchased Dow 795 from my local glass shop.

FirstCandC - perhaps you can make a gasket for the bilge pump and remove it when access to the stuffing box is required? Not sure about the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-01-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 5,420
Posted By KBuckley
Re: Remotron heater - manual request

Here is a poor quality scan of the schematic of my controller. If you send me a PM with an email address I can send you a legible version and the source code I wrote for the Arduino controller.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-18-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,209
Posted By KBuckley
Re: Rebedding Windows

I posted what I did on my Yamaha 30 here: http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-maintenance/100430-experience-installing-portlights-without-fasteners.html.

So far so good! Download and follow the...
Forum: Diesel   09-15-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,097
Posted By KBuckley
Re: Universal m4-30 engine will not accelerate in reverse, OK in forward Hurth selec

Is the exhaust clear? Check the mixing elbow for carbon build up, and the exhaust line for plugging (less likely).

On your post of 6-26 you say the "current prop". I assume the prop change is not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-05-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By KBuckley
You could also have a wire shorting to ground on...

You could also have a wire shorting to ground on the temp circuit. When it goes into alarm pull the wire off the sender. If it clears it is not a wiring problem.

I suspect the real problem is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-15-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By KBuckley
As a temporary repair and assuming you mean a...

As a temporary repair and assuming you mean a butyl tape, I would expect it to be just fine. Alternates could be any gasket material or rubber sheet like an inner tube or large dinghy patch. You...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-28-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By KBuckley
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: Diesel   06-26-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,097
Posted By KBuckley
Is this new behaviour?

Is this new behaviour?
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-23-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,586
Posted By KBuckley
Re: Fear of heeling

I am encouraged that you can deal with this because:
- you are spending time with your family at 16 so you have support
- you know what you are feeling and can articulate it
- you want to change...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-20-2013
Replies: 5
  Dinghys
Views: 536
Posted By KBuckley
If weight is the concern I think you will find a...

If weight is the concern I think you will find a rigid aluminum bottom dinghy lighter (at least I did).
Forum: Electronics   06-18-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,281
Posted By KBuckley
You may need to set the communications protocol...

You may need to set the communications protocol on the GPS. The manuals will tell you what the VHF wants and how to set the GPS to that.
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