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Search: Posts Made By: jr438234606
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-29-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 2,310
Posted By jr438234606
Mount bolts are all still very tight. No...

Mount bolts are all still very tight. No appreciable vibration coming from engine or shaft when in gear at different RPMs. Still seems to be aligned.

I did notice a little gear box oil getting...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-29-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 2,310
Posted By jr438234606
The sound is not sustained. It only makes the...

The sound is not sustained. It only makes the sound when the engine is thrown into a heavy sudden load. For example, when coasting forward, and then suddenly throwing the engine into reverse at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-29-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 2,310
Posted By jr438234606
Thanks for that. Here is some additional info: ...

Thanks for that. Here is some additional info:

Engine is new.

It's more like a scraping sound. It's not a belt. I figure it must be the shaft.

It only happens when motor is under strain,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-29-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 2,310
Posted By jr438234606
The engine is a brand new Yanmar 54 horse. Since...

The engine is a brand new Yanmar 54 horse. Since a picture is worth a 1000 words, here are some pics. And YES, the engine is now aligned (unlike in the picture).

<a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-29-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 2,310
Posted By jr438234606
Actually, sailindDog, I know that more...

Actually, sailindDog, I know that more information is better. If you read back through posts I have initiated, you'll find that I "figured that out" a long time ago. However, since I was typing on a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-27-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 2,310
Posted By jr438234606
weird engine noise

I've noticed that when I put a strain on my engine, I hear a strange sound. It sounds like a slight screeching/scraping sound. It's not very loud, but it still concerns me. It happens when I put...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-04-2008
Replies: 197
Views: 13,932
Posted By jr438234606
Ugly??? Inflatable dinghies strapped down to the...

Ugly??? Inflatable dinghies strapped down to the foredeck are ugly too... but it's probably the best place to put them. For that matter, lifelines don't exactly make a boat look clean, but they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-21-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 971
Posted By jr438234606
Isn't this called St. Elmo's fire?

Isn't this called St. Elmo's fire?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-17-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,697
Posted By jr438234606
Melrna, did this only start to happen after...

Melrna, did this only start to happen after installing the drippless compund?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-17-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,697
Posted By jr438234606
stuffing box squeaks

I just repowered. In the process, I repacked the stuffing box with the dripless Teflon compound. I notice now when I am motoring at low speeds, I detect a very slight squeak as the shaft turns. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-05-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 694
Posted By jr438234606
shift cable threads

I'm replacing my worn out shifter cable with a new teleflex, which I have not yet ordered. The new cable comes with 10-32 sae threaded ends or 10-32 unf threads. I'm trying to understand the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 3,354
Posted By jr438234606
stiff shifter cable

The morse cable used to control the shifter on my new yanmar is very stiff. I feel as though i have to push the shifter/throttle to the point of breaking to get it to go in gear. This problem...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 07-02-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 700
Posted By jr438234606
Sorry, that link doesn't work.

Sorry, that link doesn't work.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-30-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,040
Posted By jr438234606
Is it possible to get a true fit, or at least an...

Is it possible to get a true fit, or at least an acceptably true fit, without having the coupler machined to the shaft? I realize that would be ideal, but it's not very practicle for me right now.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-29-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,040
Posted By jr438234606
Yes, yes, live and learn. Se la vi. Upon closer...

Yes, yes, live and learn. Se la vi. Upon closer inspection, I found that the region of the shaft where the set screw holes had been drilled by p.o. contained signifigant burs. Upon checking the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-29-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,040
Posted By jr438234606
Shaft coupler woes

Just repowered the boat. Got my new shaft coupler for my 1.25" shaft, and I started to install it. It was a very tight fit. Tried greasing the shaft, applying a little heat to the coupler, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-25-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,088
Posted By jr438234606
"Y" connection by itself will allow backflow and...

"Y" connection by itself will allow backflow and defeat both pumps. Check valves will create too much head pressure, unless you got a check valve with REALLY light cracking pressure. Even if the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 3,474
Posted By jr438234606
I had a similar problem once, and it turned out...

I had a similar problem once, and it turned out to be the starter switch. Inside the key mechanism, there was some corrosion. It caused a voltage drop to the solenoid, which then only partially...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 5,238
Posted By jr438234606
Raymarine satellite weather receiver.

Raymarine satellite weather receiver.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-17-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,109
Posted By jr438234606
Fun, the more I study it, the more I realize you...

Fun, the more I study it, the more I realize you are correct. The little short hose could easily be replaced with a length of hose with the siphon break at the top. I still don't know what the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-17-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,109
Posted By jr438234606
Do you see a siphon break of any sort installed...

Do you see a siphon break of any sort installed at you engine/exhaust?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-17-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,109
Posted By jr438234606
Exhaust siphon break

Hi all. I'm still trying to figure out this new-fangled Yanmar 4JH4AE. I'm working on the exhaust system and need to know where to install the siphon break. I'm thinking that these two large nuts...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,336
Posted By jr438234606
exhaust hose size

How do i know what size my exhaust hose should be? I currently have a 2" hose that was connected to my 50 horse perkins 4.108. I have a vernalift muffler which has 2" ports. The thru hull at the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 4,554
Posted By jr438234606
Why does a leaking encapsulated keel represent...

Why does a leaking encapsulated keel represent "the beginning of the end"? Why not just dry it out, and put barrier coat over keel? Is there something in the encapsulation that get ruined if it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 981
Posted By jr438234606
Aluminum or Steel?

Ok all you metallurgist out there: In the process of doing my repower I have found it necessary to adjust the engine bed in order to get the engine to the right height relative to the shaft. I...
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