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Forum: Diesel   10-04-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,111
Posted By 30Irwin
I'm a bit ashamed of going to the dark side, but...

I'm a bit ashamed of going to the dark side, but I'm also getting from Bedwell Harbour to Thunderbird marina/W. Van in 2.25 hours! These days with the family, it's about the destination, not the...
Forum: Diesel   10-04-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,111
Posted By 30Irwin
I hadn't returned to this thread for a while:...

I hadn't returned to this thread for a while: some good debate. The end of the story for me is I had the shipwright re-plumb the deck fill into the new tank located in the settee. He ended up doing a...
Forum: Diesel   04-22-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,111
Posted By 30Irwin
That's a lot of valuable feedback for admittedly...

That's a lot of valuable feedback for admittedly a pretty stupid question!

This has just turned into one of those unexpected projects that has sucked at every point, and you start to lose...
Forum: Diesel   04-22-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,111
Posted By 30Irwin
Thanks Amigo. I just phoned the Shipwright and...

Thanks Amigo. I just phoned the Shipwright and gave him his walking papers on this one.
Forum: Diesel   04-22-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,111
Posted By 30Irwin
We're all learning, Gene. People on this forum...

We're all learning, Gene. People on this forum have different levels of expertise in boating, and come here because they want to be better boaters and they don't have to be afraid to ask the dumb...
Forum: Diesel   04-22-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,111
Posted By 30Irwin
Filling a fuel tank from inside the cabin

My saga continues on replacing the fuel tank on my 30 Irwin Citation. Due mostly to size constraints my shipwright has sourced a production Moeller 20 gallon topside fuel tank. It's a polyethylene...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-05-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 4,986
Posted By 30Irwin
Just to pour a little rain on the situation: the...

Just to pour a little rain on the situation: the purchase price of the boat is just the cover charge. The cost of drinks in this club is where the money really starts rolling! The economy may be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-01-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,320
Posted By 30Irwin
Don't need no stinkin' fuel tank!

I've had a mysterious diesel leak in my '78 Irwin Citation sailboat for some time. I've been working my way through fittings, hoses, and ended up suspecting it was a leak in the tank itself....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-01-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,103
Posted By 30Irwin
I installed a relatively new bilge pump called a...

I installed a relatively new bilge pump called a Whale Supersub 650 in my 30 Irwin Citation. This pump is self-contained, with electronic sensing rather than a mechanical float switch. I posted a...
Forum: Diesel   03-22-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,863
Posted By 30Irwin
I have Casey's Electrics Simplified, and Sailboat...

I have Casey's Electrics Simplified, and Sailboat Refinishing, as well as Compton's Troubleshooting Marine Diesels. I now find Calder's book to be SO comprehensive. There are 17 chapters, dozens of...
Forum: Diesel   03-21-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,863
Posted By 30Irwin
My new, favorite, maintenance book is Calder's...

My new, favorite, maintenance book is Calder's Boatowners' Mechanical and Electrical Manual. This book has very deep coverage of all matters, weighing in at 804 pages plus a very comprehensive index....
Forum: Diesel   03-08-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,700
Posted By 30Irwin
Your feedback is extremely comforting, Wayne!...

Your feedback is extremely comforting, Wayne! Good to know I was on the right track, and thank you for the additional pointers.

I'll watch the tension on that banjo bolt, Sailingdog.

Thank you.
Forum: Diesel   03-07-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,700
Posted By 30Irwin
my bleeding experience

I wish I'd read this a day ago, Wayne. I had to tighten a gas line fitting at the tank this weekend because there was a leak. This introduced air, of course. I haven't bled the air from my 2QM15...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-04-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,300
Posted By 30Irwin
Thank you folks, for chiming in on your virtual...

Thank you folks, for chiming in on your virtual homes for your boats. It looks like us sailors range from forum posts, to blogs, to dedicated sailing blogs, to simple sites, to full-blown custom...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-01-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,300
Posted By 30Irwin
Your boat have its own Website?

I've maintained simple Websites for my sailboats, and find them very useful for a bunch of purposes. For example I have been in my chandlery, referring to my boat site's Specifications page on the...
Forum: Diesel   02-19-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,286
Posted By 30Irwin
ah, OK. This is a big help. Thank you. ...

ah, OK. This is a big help. Thank you.

Porfin, the tank is in the port settee, all glassed in. It feeds through a fitting near the top on the aft side. It's a bugger to get a good look at through...
Forum: Diesel   02-19-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,286
Posted By 30Irwin
sealing diesel fittings

Hello: I think there's a simple answer for this, but I can't get find it in my books or my little chandlery. I have a leak coming off the diesel tank in my 30 Irwin Citation sailer. I suspect it's a...
Forum: Diesel   09-30-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By 30Irwin
Thank you gentlemen; this makes sense.

Thank you gentlemen; this makes sense.
Forum: Diesel   09-29-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By 30Irwin
what does an electric fuel pump on a 2QM15 Do?

Hello folks,

on the weekend I was rewiring a new stereo onto my DC panel. I found a switch that made good sense: the DC Outlet switch. When I looked at the back though, there was another, hefty...
Forum: Diesel   09-04-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 6,322
Posted By 30Irwin
Excellent feedback from all; thanks again.

Excellent feedback from all; thanks again.
Forum: Diesel   09-02-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 6,322
Posted By 30Irwin
Sounds like I'm in the right ballpark--I really...

Sounds like I'm in the right ballpark--I really had no idea what the approximation is: thanks a lot for the validation.
Forum: Diesel   09-01-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 6,322
Posted By 30Irwin
Yanmar 2QM15 fuel consumption?

Hello: does anyone know what the fuel consumption is for a 2QM15? My new old sailboat doesn't have a fuel sensor; I could figure it out over time measuring engine hours against each top up, but maybe...
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