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Search: Posts Made By: simpsoned
Forum: Diesel 08-05-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,259
Posted By simpsoned
Re: Volvo Penta MD6b Cold Start System

Scott...be careful when using starting fluid with the MD6 or 7 engine with only compression start...you can do damage to the engine if you use it too much as the ether "explodes" in the cylinders at...
Forum: Diesel 06-25-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,259
Posted By simpsoned
Wink Re: Volvo Penta MD6b Cold Start System

I have a Newport 30 with the MD7 Engine, which is essentially the same as you have. first, check to see that you don't have any air in the line...mine was hard to start and I had a small air leak in...
Forum: Diesel 04-09-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By simpsoned
Re: Volvo MD7A transmission water leak. Bypass?

DON'T DO IT! unless you want to buy a new one....you might try what a friend did temporarily...he cleaned off all the paint and took it to bare metal, then made a "scab" patch with JB Weld...held...
Forum: Newport 12-12-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1,294
Posted By simpsoned
Re: newport 30 rub rail

If you find out, let me know too...I was thinking about hitting Sailboat Owners and taking a look at their site...to see if anyone had a source...
Good luck
Forum: Newport 12-12-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,203
Posted By simpsoned
Re: Newport 30 Pedestal Steering

Haven't done it but have seen it done...Check Edson for parts, etc. the guy who did it said it wasn't pretty, but it works...his biggest issue was making sure the pedestal was braced enough so it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,155
Posted By simpsoned
Talking Re: New headsail

I'm over hear on lake Pend Orielle in Northern Idaho...I had a 150 and a 100 setup when I bought my boat...Yager Sails. local sailmaker here in Spokane built a bi-radial 135 for me and I hung it on a...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 05-03-2013
Replies: 299
Views: 29,584
Posted By simpsoned
Re: What is the age of your boat?

78 Newport 30 MKII...you can do the math...
Forum: Newport 04-29-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,385
Posted By simpsoned
Re: Newport 30 on Craigslist

Second, or third the motion...That's what I paid for my 78 several years ago...one thing to consider, is it a salt water or fresh water boat. If you are looking at a salt water boat, there are lots...
Forum: Diesel 04-29-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 870
Posted By simpsoned
Re: 1979 MD7A Alternator Replacement

ARCO Marine also lists the alternator...Volvo part # 841765 (the 50 amp version) cross references to ARCO part # 80108....and again. you may have to talk to them about the pulley size. I have a 78...
Forum: Newport 02-01-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,110
Posted By simpsoned
Re: Operating Tempature

I have an old Volvo MD7A and it runs between 170 and 190 just fine...check your alarm...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-01-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,345
Posted By simpsoned
Re: any one update to LED's

Changes out mine from standard to LED's last summer...went from 19 amps to less than 3 amps draw on the battery with all of them running...Try SuperBrightLEDs.com for some great derals...I used the...
Forum: Diesel 01-28-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,983
Posted By simpsoned
Re: Repower from volvo engine?

Having a 34 year old Volvo engine in my Newport, all I can say is they are rock solid operating (though they may be a little noisy at times). I would get it repaired before I would shell out the $...
Forum: Diesel 01-28-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,207
Posted By simpsoned
Re: Volvo MD 2B

Agree with the "proceed with caution" to a point...get to the bottom of why the head gasket blew in the first place, then evaluate. I have an MD7B that is almost 35 years old and it is rock...
Forum: Good Old Boat 12-14-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 41,976
Posted By simpsoned
Re: The legacy of Philip Rhodes

Great article...I built a wooden Rhodes Bantam a couple years ago from a set of plans my dad left me when he died...fine one design boat and I race it occasionally during the summers on Lake Pend...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-09-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,313
Posted By simpsoned
Re: Lumen rating Dr. LED "Sidekick" LED bulb E26 base

As a side note, have had bad luck with Dr LED for service on returns and have received some definitely "used" materials instead of new (like they just took someone elses return and sent it to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-06-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 813
Posted By simpsoned
Re: water pressure problems

check if you have an in line filter for the water...mine was plugged and letting very little water through...and I had similar symptoms as what you describe.
Forum: Newport 07-06-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 558
Posted By simpsoned
Rewiring a N30 interior

I am having to re-wire my boat from the electrical panel to the mast connector...has anyone had experience doing this...how hard is it to pull new wire thru the hull and where does the wiring run...
Forum: Newport 07-06-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 763
Posted By simpsoned
Re: newport 30 how tall on a trailer?

I have my boat on the hard and measured it while on the trailer...My N30 II is 11'10" tall from the top of the cabin to the ground...if you laid lthe mast on the top for storage and transport, it...
Forum: Diesel 03-15-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 5,400
Posted By simpsoned
Re: Volvo MD7a

Klem,
I haven't checked to see if I had an air leak in the line...to be exact, I have never thought that might be the issue...it has always acted like that since I bought the boat and I have always...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,176
Posted By simpsoned
Re: Bottompaint.us : A scam? Or just inept?

INteresting string of information....but can anyone tell me what may be the best for FRESH, not salt or brackish water bottom paint...
Forum: Diesel 03-11-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 5,400
Posted By simpsoned
Re: Volvo MD7a

I have a vintage 78 MD7A in my Newport and I am in a cooler climate (northern Idaho...) so I know of what you speak. Mine cranks quite long if I am starting it after being idle for a couple of...
Forum: Diesel 01-03-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By simpsoned
I have an MD7 that had similar issues...agree,...

I have an MD7 that had similar issues...agree, check the oil and check the cable...I found my cable was stretching as the engine heated up and the 1/4 inch or so difference was enough to play h___...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-30-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 3,153
Posted By simpsoned
I use my feet....and like others, do it...

I use my feet....and like others, do it barefoot...but the added thing is I have to back my boat into the slip...which is a whole new wrinkle...basically, take it slow, but be sure that you have...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-30-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,515
Posted By simpsoned
My wife calls it the thingy where the rope that...

My wife calls it the thingy where the rope that goes tot he dock goes...

Ed
Skipper, Das Dawg Haus
"I'm the skipper when my wife lets me"
Forum: Diesel 11-19-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,210
Posted By simpsoned
I'm up on Lake Pend Oreille in northern...

I'm up on Lake Pend Oreille in northern Idaho...boat stays in the water year round...I usually winterize about Thanksgiving because our club's next event isn't till mid February...run the engine till...
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