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Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   4 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By rbyham
Re: Weekend Firsts!

Kids are so quick. Glad it turned out well. Never again!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 6,617
Posted By rbyham
Re: How Old is Your Boat

Just went young from a 1966 Hinterhoeller to a 1978 Bombay Pilothouse... But I was wondering if the age of our boats says more about who uses this forum than about our boats. I am thinking those...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By rbyham
Re: Yanmar drivetrain question

Steel it is... thanks folks... now to figure out how to press the shaft back into the flange... I have some ideas but always open to suggestions/secrets... :-)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By rbyham
Re: Yanmar drivetrain question

Thanks Rich... I have no experience with the tapered shaft system so it seems I am somewhat more reliant on getting the key right. So would you have a reasoned opinion on the question of key...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By rbyham
Re: Yanmar drivetrain question

I have no taper on the 1" shaft but it is a very tight fit into the coupler. Not sure what you mean by shaft nut. I have no nut at the end of the shaft. My shaft simply slides into the coupler with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By rbyham
Yanmar drivetrain question

So I am working on putting in a new coupler connecting prop shaft to trans. Engine is the Yanmar 3qm30 if that matters. Trans is Kanzaki KH18. Here is my question.

The coupler is made up of two...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 742
Posted By rbyham
Re: Fuel Polishing Question

Spent some more time with this issue today. I checked all connections and found one crush washer missing on lift pump. I replaced it and inspected all other connections. I then bled at secondary and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,634
Posted By rbyham
Re: Exhaust Steam

My 3qm30 always through a little steam as well with temp gauge reading about 150. But I see plenty of water coming out as well. I am in humid conditions of Charleston so ahve wondered if that is a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 742
Posted By rbyham
Re: Fuel Polishing Question

Today's update. Problem remains. I swapped out the 2 micron for a 10 micron. So I believe I am up to spech on this 3qm30. Two primaries 30 and 10 micron with a secondary running 15 micron. Took out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 742
Posted By rbyham
Re: Fuel Polishing Question

Yep I picked up a new 10 micron today will put in tomorrow. I have one suspicious fuel line connection as well. I will sort that out too. That should do it as the fuel is all fresh and very clean....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 742
Posted By rbyham
Re: Fuel Polishing Question

An update here on my fuel problems. I hand pumped the 30 gal tank empty. I did this by pulling through the draw tube so I suppose there may still have been an inch of fuel in the tank. However I took...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By rbyham
Re: Temp gauge question

Thanks folks... I picked up a cheap generic sending unit today and the temp gauge is back online...it may be reading a bit high but I need to confirm with a gun...

For others with similar problems...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By rbyham
Temp gauge question

I do want to get my Stewart Warner temp gauge functioning. I believe the gauge itself is working because the needle jumps slightly when engine starts. So I am thinking to change the sending unit. My...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 862
Posted By rbyham
Re: Dry or wet sand gel coat?

Thanks all... using a cheapo Harbor freight unit and spray bottle with water and dish soap sounds worth a try. Will update back here. I am assuming I have older thicker gelcoat but will be cautious...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 862
Posted By rbyham
Dry or wet sand gel coat?

I have a 1078 Bombay pilot.all gel coat is pretty dull. I have wet sanded previous boats followed by polish and wax but I saw a video recently where a dull gel coat was brought back by dry sanding....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 742
Posted By rbyham
Re: Fuel Polishing Question

Well.... yes I suppose some of it has been there that long but when I bought the boat it had only about 10 gallons in the tank. I removed the gauge to get into the tank and could not find any gunk or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 742
Posted By rbyham
Re: Fuel Polishing Question

Update and problem solved...got to boat this afternoon with replacements for secondary. When I opened it up the old one actually came out in pieces...see pic... I bought tell boat in February so that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 742
Posted By rbyham
Fuel Polishing Question

So in other threads I have provided details about recent fuel problems with my Yanmar 3qm30. I am now thinking through building a polishing system.

My current setup is first the 30 gal tank which...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By rbyham
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By rbyham
Re: Lost power in marina panic

My mind is starting to churn on a departure checklist. Several good suggestions will make the list...

Also rethinking that 2 micron... and the secondary will be changed out as well...but the fuel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 810
Posted By rbyham
Re: Kanzaki transmission questions

Thanks FC... good food for thought... at least my tach is not the flywheel driven version... I run off alternator... but I realize the potential for damage is still significant... just hate to go...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By rbyham
Re: Lost power in marina panic

Yes FarCry I have seen your BC. Beautiful job you did there. I bought the pilothouse version just this past February. It had sat in my marina not moving under own power since 2005. I am slowly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By rbyham
Re: Lost power in marina panic

Thanks folks... I forgot to mention I had a danforth rigged on the stern but my fairway is so narrow even anchored tight would have put me into boats. Yes the beam reach wind was most fortunate and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By rbyham
Lost power in marina panic

I am wondering how many have had to handle this kind of situation and how they handled it? First time ever for me.

I was single-handing 31' Bombay Pilot yesterday. Leaving slip without help not a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 810
Posted By rbyham
Re: Kanzaki transmission questions

Thanks all... my plan at present having researched the rebuild process is to drive it for a while and monitor the filter. I have easy access to filter and so can check it regularly. I have about 3...
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