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Forum: Engines   02-08-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,082
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: How to jack up diesel to replace motor mount?

I've heard someone mention inflating a basketball under their engine to lift it. I haven't tested it myself, but you might try some research along that route.
Forum: Electronics   12-05-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 749
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Tiller pilot ?

On the Raymarine you can press both green or both red buttons (depending on the direction you want to tack) and it'll seek a course 100 degrees off your previous heading. More often than not though...
Forum: Diesel   09-28-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,274
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Yanmar 2QM15 Cooling Maintenance

I second Rockter's advice about cleaning up the temp sender in the back of the engine, as well as mucking out the chamber the sender goes in. I had this problem on my engine (same model as yours),...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-21-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,771
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Remove embedded carriage bolts, then my strut, on the water?

Hi again,
Thanks to all for a good discussion. I was out at the islands trying to straighten the strut underwater with a portable press made out of scrap materials, but the bronze was stronger than...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-12-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,771
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Remove embedded carriage bolts, then my strut, on the water?

Can I beach a cold molded fin keel boat without causing structural damage? It doesn't help me get the bolts out, but I wouldn't be opposed to it necessarily.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-12-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,771
Posted By JeffBurright
Remove embedded carriage bolts, then my strut, on the water?

All right you boat repair geniuses, put on your head scratching caps. I got one for you.

The strut for my prop shaft got bent by a rude mooring line and now has a little banana curve, and my...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-15-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,515
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Anchor rode keeps wrapping around fin keel - can we prevent it?

You all are awesome. This is exactly what I needed. Last night I wrapped soft lead ribbon around a spare zinc and slid it down the rode with a carabiner as gfh suggested (probably somewhere just...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-14-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,515
Posted By JeffBurright
Anchor rode keeps wrapping around fin keel - can we prevent it?

Hi all,
We are in an estuary with a 3 knot tidal current, and twice in the last two days we have had our rode wrap around our fin keel necessitating fancy acrobatics to disentangle it. We keep the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-05-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 9,017
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Cost to Replace Chainplates? Should I Walk Away?

As far as DIY yards, I recommend the Ilwaco boat yard at the mouth of the Columbia River. We hauled out our 30' boat there, had a bottom wash and did a month's worth of heavy work on her -...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-01-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 4,267
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Self Tailing Winches

Self tailing winches are amazing. That is all.

That is not all. It is so nice to be able to make micro-adjustments to your sails with one hand. Laziness? Perhaps. But isn't well-engineered...
Forum: Electronics   05-27-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,741
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Anyone using bluetooth GPS rcvr with wifi only iPad?

Somewhat similar deal - I have a Delorme InReach GPS sat tracker with bluetooth (similar to SPOT but with global coverage and 2-way texting), which I hook into via my iPhone. I have no cell provider...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Tiller pilot mount

We did exactly this on our boat. Raymarine sells the tiller bracket for $45-50, but I had one made by a local machinist for $20. When the autopilot is not in use, all you see is the bracket and the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-14-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,998
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: What is a "Catalina smile" in regards to the Keel?

We had one on our boat, which required weeks of work and a few thousand dollars to repair correctly (in our eyes). Here's a link to a post with pictures of our smile: Take to the sea: Stranded at the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-12-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 4,944
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Transmission output flange fell off Yanmar 2QM15 - Theories re: why?

As an update, we received a replacement flange and locking nut from a friend who came to visit us from back home. We also decided to replace the engine mounts, as one of the adjustment bolts spun in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-02-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 3,033
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Nightingale 30

Holy cow! I own a Nightingale 30 sloop and I thought it was the only one he ever made! I know this is an old thread, but I'd be curious to know if the original poster ever picked up this boat. I'd...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-30-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 4,944
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Transmission output flange fell off Yanmar 2QM15 - Theories re: why?

Thanks Gary for the good advice. Unfortunately the hammer blows were my no-no. I used a wood chisel to pry the two coupling pieces apart. I think heat/dirt/rust conspired to glue the two pieces...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-30-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 4,944
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Transmission output flange fell off Yanmar 2QM15 - Theories re: why?

Ha! Harmony already got out the wood burner and engraved it in the transom.

Thanks for the tip on Cabo Yacht Center, gentlemen. I've got a poorly worded Spanish email waiting in their inbox as of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-30-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 4,944
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Transmission output flange fell off Yanmar 2QM15 - Theories re: why?

It would be a pain to put the flange back on to try now, but from what I remember, once the flange was pushed all the way in it was a tight fit.

Capt. Gary Randall, I'm with you that the flange...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-30-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Solar and Wind setups...?

You and I are probably in different leagues, but on my boat I have one charge controller for two 70W flexible panels and a ~60W wind turbine. All generation sources are tied straight to the 200Ah...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-30-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 4,944
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Transmission output flange fell off Yanmar 2QM15 - Theories re: why?

Here's the best I could come up with using the part number from my Yanmar guy in Portland.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j239/burrighj/NewPicture_zpsfd8f7e2e.jpg

This syncs up with the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-30-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 4,944
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Transmission output flange fell off Yanmar 2QM15 - Theories re: why?

This is the same nut that originally failed. I reused it by filing off the older calked spot. The threads look good on the nut still, nearly perfect with minor scoring. I plan to replace this nut now...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-30-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 4,944
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Transmission output flange fell off Yanmar 2QM15 - Theories re: why?

This is how it looks in the schematics for the transmission, plus you have to have it this way in order to do the calking.

We used to keep the transmission in neutral under sail, but on the ocean...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-30-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 4,944
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Transmission output flange fell off Yanmar 2QM15 - Theories re: why?

Faster: That's correct, the two coupling faces did not separate. The entire coupling came off the back of the transmission via the output spline, after the locking nut backed off.

I agree that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-30-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 4,944
Posted By JeffBurright
Transmission output flange fell off Yanmar 2QM15 - Theories re: why?

Hello,
I recently had the output coupling from my Yanmar 2QM15 transmission fall out while underway (we didn't hit anything), disconnecting the prop shaft as a result. I'm in the process of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-14-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 7,053
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Seattle - I am looking for a liveaboard slip

Howdy,
I went through the process of finding a liveaboard slip in Seattle a few years ago, so I can tell you what I remember. I called around to all the marinas I could find in the span of a week or...
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