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Forum: Diesel   1 Hour Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 63
Posted By overbored
Re: 1GM10 fuel leaks

try some fuel system grease on the gasket and threads of the filter nut, it will help it seat better. same could be used on the injector tube end not the threads . check the tubing end for a tiny...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   8 Hours Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By overbored
Re: Rig tension too tight?

diamond stays are set to length. When the rest of the rigging is set they will have a tension but are set to control the amount the mast bend in the section where the spreaders are located on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   9 Hours Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By overbored
Re: Rig tension too tight?

head stay is adjusted to length not tension this sets the amount a mast rake to control the amount of weather helm. the back stay is adjusted to set the headstay tension which controls the amount of...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   3 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 697
Posted By overbored
Re: Battery choices for offshore use

Firefly only has a 110 Ah battery group 31 batteries and they are $ 450 each. to replace the Gc-10's you would need a lot more space. high tech charger and high tech alternator system $1800 for 440...
Forum: Electrical Systems   3 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 538
Posted By overbored
Re: low alternator output current

where did you get those upside down numbers? you have the thinking a bit backwards. most alternators are max output at around 5500 and most older model engines are at cruise rpm of 2750. so this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By overbored
Re: Adding mast fittings

for a clutch or cleat you should drill and tap, rivets will not be strong enough and hard to install in 8mm size required for the clutch. use Tefgel or other anti corrosion compound on the screws....
Forum: Electrical Systems   5 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 538
Posted By overbored
Re: low alternator output current

the diodes are in the alternator not the regulator. they turn the 3 phase AC output of the windings into pulsating Dc current. there are 6 diodes and loosing a few means less output current/ slower...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   5 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By overbored
Re: Problem with pressure water system on PS 34

check for fuse or circuit breaker for the pump. pump will run with out air in the accumulator. the accumulator nitrogen pressure should be about 1/3 the pump cut off pressure. not sure why you need...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   6 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By overbored
Re: Rig tension too tight?

not sure what constant pressure means.
if the forestay is to loose then you need more back stay tension . you adjust the length of the forestay for mast rake and then adjust the forestay tension by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   6 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By overbored
Re: Rig tension too tight?

the 15% is a starting point. the rig will require tuning after you sail the boat and determine the mast bend and how the mast is in column. the shrouds should be adjusted to give the mast the correct...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By overbored
Re: lighting 19 outboard

the lighting was not design to have an outboard but may have added mounts, 3 hp would be more then enough
Forum: Electrical Systems   1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 538
Posted By overbored
Re: low alternator output current

t 105's need big wire like 2 or larger. the batteries should draw the full 50 amps from the alternator but your voltage regulator will not let it because it would overheat if it runs there for long....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By overbored
Re: Rig tension too tight?

hydraulic gauge pressure is not alway the same as wire tension. it would depend on the cylinder piston surface area less the piston rod area.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By overbored
Re: Rig tension too tight?

breaking load for 1/4" ss 1/19 wire is 7100 LBS. 3200 KG.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By overbored
Re: Non active zinc suddenly VERY active.

first do you have a galvanic isolator connected to your shore ground. you may be protecting everyone else's boat near you
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By overbored
Re: Rebed deck haradware

Re-Bedding Deck Hardware With Bed-It Butyl Tape Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com (http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/rebedding_hardware)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By overbored
Re: Samson Amsteel for spinnaker sheets

No, it is not nuts it is done on most race boats for all the lines. All my halyards are reduced diameter lines except for the section that you handle or goes in the clutch. straight Amsteel is very...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By overbored
Re: battery box mounting

if it is a wet cell battery it needs a battery box if AGM or Gell it does not. it should have some way to protect the terminals. battery box with top is the best . there are battery boxes with a top...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 2,730
Posted By overbored
Re: First time I swore at a customer

On my policy as long as I am on board it does not matter who is driving. but for someone to use the boat without me on board they need to added to the policy
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,180
Posted By overbored
Re: Bow rail bend fix

I have straightened several but everyone is different. pictures might help decide how to fix it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 2,730
Posted By overbored
Re: First time I swore at a customer

who was the captain? the captain should make sure all the STUFF that is needed is ready for the trip. Swearing at the crew almost never helps but might make the captain feel better, Not.
I think...
Forum: Racing   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By overbored
Re: double handed racing

on a displacement boat with a genoa going downwind will alway be faster wing and wing. the angles you would need to keep a genoa full gibing downwind will be about the same speed but a lot further...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,401
Posted By overbored
Re: Single cylinder deisel help!

make sure you get the correct head gasket for the bore. if the engine has been bored out to an oversize piston then you will need the correct oversize had gasket. on diesels the piston is above the...
Forum: Electronics   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By overbored
Re: Instrument Display Location?

the best place is under the boom on the mast and easiest to build
Forum: Diesel   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By overbored
Re: Fuel flow question Universal diesel

yes,it can get air in the system from sitting. the injectors will leak a little fuel and then air gets in the hot summer makes the air and fuel expand and the injector squirts out fuel. then it cools...
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