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Search: Posts Made By: PorFin
Forum: Diesel 08-12-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 851
Posted By PorFin
Re: RACOR 500FG Turbine fuel/ water separator

It,

I probably got you going, but not necessarily along the proper path... Sorry!

Stainless fittings are not what you want either.

Here's what I should have said:

Don't use brass in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 3,168
Posted By PorFin
Re: anchoring story ... your opinion sought

Aka,

While I agree with the others that you bear some responsibility here, I wouldn't go any further out of my way trying to make amends. You initiated contact both before and after the incident,...
Forum: Diesel 08-12-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 851
Posted By PorFin
Re: RACOR 500FG Turbine fuel/ water separator

It,

Parker/Racor are very common filters in commercial diesel applications (trucking, construction, agriculture, etc.), and they've got a decent network of distributors. Most Parker shops I've...
Forum: Diesel 08-07-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 851
Posted By PorFin
Re: RACOR 500FG Turbine fuel/ water separator

Itgoshen,

Easiest stuff first: You can attach different sized barbed hose fittings to your filter to make a proper connection. Just remember that the filter body is aluminum, so stay away from...
Forum: Diesel 08-02-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By PorFin
Re: Engine Number on Perkins 4.108

Todd,

Yes, it makes sense.

ED = 4.108 family.
22195 = US build list.
U = Built in the UK.
532947 = sequence number
E = 1978 production
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By PorFin
Re: Reefing Lines in Boom

Got a Harbor Freight nearby? Here's one for $6.99...

Nylon Fish Tape - Save Big on this 50 Ft. Nylon Fish Tape (http://www.harborfreight.com/50-ft-nylon-fish-tape-66505.html)
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-25-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By PorFin
Re: Calling all Engine Experts....

I'm guessing that you've got several hours of troubleshooting ahead of you.

Things that I'd check first:

1. Mixing elbow. Like Eng said, a coked up elbow will choke out your engine. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-25-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,463
Posted By PorFin
Re: ASA or US Sailing...who's best...

Mal,

Most of us folks are looking at this from a consumer's position. ASA and USS are the sailing equivalents of PADI and NAUI in the scuba realm. Both are reputable, both impart knowledge, both...
Forum: Chartering 07-24-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,656
Posted By PorFin
Re: Starting a business?

What kind of adhesive did you use to mount the mirrors on the headliner? :D
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-23-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By PorFin
Re: Bang, ouch

And the biggest red flag: He owns a SeaRay!

Yep, don't dither around with this guy; get it repaired professionally. From the sounds of things, his insurance rates need to go up anyway. You'll...
Forum: Diesel 07-23-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By PorFin
Re: Diesel Mechanic needed in Marathon - urgent

Heidi,

Look at it this way -- there are worse (much worse) places to have to wait than Boot Key Harbor. We got to stay there for a long while waiting for our autopilot course computer to come...
Forum: Diesel 07-23-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By PorFin
Re: Diesel Mechanic needed in Marathon - urgent

Ruh-roh....

That sounds ominous. I really hope it turns out to be a minor issue.

If you haven't yet, raise your problem on tomorrow morning's VHF Cruiser's Net session. Chances are good that...
Forum: Diesel 07-23-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By PorFin
Re: Perkins 4.108 Air Cleaner / Silencer

Chris,

I'm not sure about the design of the filter/silencer you've found.

The original design for the 4.108M air "cleaner" is nothing more than a screen with openings big enough to stop things...
Forum: Diesel 07-22-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By PorFin
Re: Perkins 4.108 Air Cleaner / Silencer

Chris,

That's a new topic for me -- I've never seen your references.

That said, it looks like it would be a pretty simple thing to fabricate (note I said simple, and not necessarily...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 10,318
Posted By PorFin
Re: Powerboaters Are Funny

I can one-up you on this...

Back over Memorial Day weekend, the wife & I visited with her sister in Tennessee. We rented a pontoon boat for a day on one of the reservoirs, mostly for the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2013
Replies: 1,265
Views: 426,075
Posted By PorFin
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Quack's gonna get jealous (just sayin'...) ;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 6,639
Posted By PorFin
Re: KISS Wind Generator

Coincidentally, I'd doing a tear-down/overhaul of my KISS right now.

The blade balancing thing is pretty cut & dried, and relatively idiot proof.

I took all three blades off the hub, took the...
Forum: Diesel 07-19-2013
Replies: 261
Views: 56,159
Posted By PorFin
Re: Perkins 4.108M DIY Rebuild -- A Narrative

Yeah, I'm feeling a bit guilty.

Since our return from Michigan, I've been letting my liver recover and have been hammering out other projects on the boat (and house.)

I'll set a goal --...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 3,530
Posted By PorFin
Re: Anyone make new teak pieces on deck

I'm not a big fan of qtr sheet sanders, particularly on rounded surfaces. Unless you are really careful, they can get ahead of you before you know it. If you do use one, I'd start with nothing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 3,530
Posted By PorFin
Re: Anyone make new teak pieces on deck

While not strictly necessary, it's highly recommended.

The difficulty with teak is that it's naturally oily, which is one of the things that makes it a great wood for exterior exposed use.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 3,530
Posted By PorFin
Re: Anyone make new teak pieces on deck

Yeah, I'm with Denise on this one. Unless the wood has problems we're not seeing (cracks or other failures), then a good cleaning would probably do the trick nicely.

If you decide to go this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 3,530
Posted By PorFin
Re: Anyone make new teak pieces on deck

That all looks pretty straight forward, and shouldn't be a major challenge to reproduce.

Here are a couple of other species you might want to research and consider:

- Ipe (pronounced e-pay.)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-14-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,671
Posted By PorFin
Re: newbie looking for dingy advice

Abe,

Tough question -- I think a lot will depend on your answers to some of the following questions:

- How many people and/or amount of stuff will you be habitually hauling?
- Powered or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-14-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By PorFin
Re: Heading down to San Fran this morning to pick up a yacht

Fair winds, Charlie.

Looking forward to hearing the details.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-14-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 7,064
Posted By PorFin
Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

Been giving this some thought, and trying to read between the lines (which may be useless since some details are either wrong or make absolutely no sense)...

- 42' ferro-cement boat, laying at...
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