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Search: Posts Made By: Rockter
Forum: Diesel 6 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By Rockter
Re: engine size?....

rapp :

It is because the boat is digging-in to the water and cannot plane.
Laying on extra power does not help much to go much faster than the so-called "hull speed". It goes a bit faster, but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-25-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 4,809
Posted By Rockter
Re: Turn that frown upside down! Lets talk NEW engines!


I would be very careful indeed about buying a marine diesel with an injection system dependent on a central processor, and ultra low contaminants fuel, no matter how efficient it is.
If the...
Forum: Engines 10-25-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By Rockter
Re: Fuel in oil on Yanmar 3GM


Just pump some of it out from the bottom of the tank and leave it to stand in a wee clear bottle.
You can assess the condition of it from that.
Some owners leave a wee bit of mirror in...
Forum: Diesel 10-19-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By Rockter
canal turbulence - a word of warning

In a wee Scottish canal. It had been raining and the canal water volumes were aggressive with lots of turbulence in the locks. We had the motor running on idle.
We motor out of one of them and in to...
Forum: Diesel 10-08-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 570
Posted By Rockter
Re: Westerbeke alternator regulator

Looks like you may have shed a brush in the alternator or lost continuity to the rotor. You are not energising the rotor. Can you open up the alternator and have a wee look?
It may be easy...
Forum: Diesel 09-28-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By Rockter
Re: Yanmar 2QM15 Cooling Maintenance

Pileus :

The motor is raw water-cooled, and with time, it tends to scale up somewhat. My old Volvo MD17C is also raw water-cooled, and after about 20 years I had to strip it (for other reasons...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-06-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 2,539
Posted By Rockter
Re: High out put alternator

West :

I can recommend a small frame alternator from Ample Power, USA.
I bought it in Houston, in 1992, and it is still working fine here in the UK.
I also both their 3-step controller. It is...
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