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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-08-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,487
Posted By rob8888
In many marine toilets the toilet needs to be...

In many marine toilets the toilet needs to be mounted at a height so that the water level outside the boat is about 1/4 way up the bowl to get the bowl to fill to the same level. Put a temporary...
Forum: Racing   06-07-2009
Replies: 124
Views: 15,876
Posted By rob8888
I have a 38 ft sloop with new sails and a...

I have a 38 ft sloop with new sails and a spinnaker and I want to go club racing. I've crewed on a couple of boats several times... mostly you get screamed at by a bunch of people you don't know, so...
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-06-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,928
Posted By rob8888
Further to my last post, here's a good...

Further to my last post, here's a good explanation from the Blueseas website regarding the need for the green wire connection to the engine DC ground for safety and for minimizing galvanic corrosion...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-05-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,608
Posted By rob8888
A Universal M25XP is rated at 23 hp @ 3,200 rpm...

A Universal M25XP is rated at 23 hp @ 3,200 rpm intermittent. Intermittent means the engine is only designed to handle full throttle/power for no more than 10 minutes before being throttled back to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 3,701
Posted By rob8888
In some places you can only dump sewage legally...

In some places you can only dump sewage legally if it's been mascerated and the boat is moving at cruise speed.
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-03-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,928
Posted By rob8888
"ABYC E11.17.1.4: The shore-grounding (green)...

"ABYC E11.17.1.4: The shore-grounding (green) connector is connected, without interposing switches or overcurrent protection devices from the shore power inlet to -an optional galvanic isolator, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,929
Posted By rob8888
Does the NAPA thermostat that happened to fit...

Does the NAPA thermostat that happened to fit open at the same temperature as the OEM thermostat? Most marine thermostats for small diesels open at 160F, but automotive thermostats usually open at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 3,414
Posted By rob8888
You can use a K&N filter if you can find one that...

You can use a K&N filter if you can find one that fits the intake manifold stub on your engine, or you could order one for a newer model Universal from Westerbeke if your dealer can find one that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 747
Posted By rob8888
Personally I prefer the new Westerbeke/Universal...

Personally I prefer the new Westerbeke/Universal mounts over any other kind. They are low profile, so they will fit a lot of engines, they're fully adjustable, and they meet safety specs because...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-15-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 29,270
Posted By rob8888
Sorry if your friend Jim (whoever he is!) is in...

Sorry if your friend Jim (whoever he is!) is in England and you're not interested in this thread any more... I just saw it for the first time. You could always just have skipped it if you're not...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-14-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 29,270
Posted By rob8888
More on the Hughes 38

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Also with respect... I think you may be mistaken about a few points.

Everything I've been able to find out about the Hughes 38 suggests the following:

Hughes commissioned Sparkman &...
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