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Search: Posts Made By: blueskyonmars
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-04-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1,529
Posted By blueskyonmars
believe it or not i am on it as we speak. i am...

believe it or not i am on it as we speak. i am currently tracing every wire i can find. ill get to the washing next. i have a few book on their way that will hopefully help me out wit the engine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1,529
Posted By blueskyonmars
wow that is clean. You are on the money i have an...

wow that is clean. You are on the money i have an oil leak and a water leak but again like you say should not stop th engine from running. i am not about to lie and say i have a clean engine room at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1,529
Posted By blueskyonmars
sorry everyone i posted two of the same photos....

sorry everyone i posted two of the same photos. http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm211/blueskyonmars/DSCF00072.jpg


this is the other photo for you guys.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1,529
Posted By blueskyonmars
hay everyone trying to help us out this is the...

hay everyone trying to help us out this is the link to the engine photos. hope this works.
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm211/blueskyonmars/DSCF00082.jpg...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1,529
Posted By blueskyonmars
nope thats not my Galatea. lets see if i can...

nope thats not my Galatea. lets see if i can attach a photo yet. ill tr to place a link. If this work ill add photos of my engine including the wet exhaust bend....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-29-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1,529
Posted By blueskyonmars
EscapadeC i stop it via string atached to the...

EscapadeC i stop it via string atached to the choke lever.

Rockter i totally agree i have been putting it off for way to long. its a bit harder thou because my boat i steel so i have to cut the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-28-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1,529
Posted By blueskyonmars
Us27 when i spray wd and turn it over it makes a...

Us27 when i spray wd and turn it over it makes a bit of a clank sound sorta like if i was to spray eather but not as aggressive clank. I did attempt eather once, but that was a long time before this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-27-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1,529
Posted By blueskyonmars
Rockter ok i dont have a way to get to the...

Rockter

ok i dont have a way to get to the tank i know i really need to put one in. i have had a big issue with the fuel in Isla and the Yucatan strait. Oh and i originally had a mechanical fuel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-27-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1,529
Posted By blueskyonmars
ok that is a major relief. no watery oil at all...

ok that is a major relief. no watery oil at all and no oil in the water that would be a major disaster, finding a head gasket for this engine would most likely be impossible. i have tried to talk to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-27-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1,529
Posted By blueskyonmars
I have tried the old w d trick. And yes its not...

I have tried the old w d trick. And yes its not saab it sabb. I have photos of the engine. but i can not put them on here because i am new. cracked head gasket or rings. that sound like a really...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-27-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1,529
Posted By blueskyonmars
all right this is what i have done so far. the...

all right this is what i have done so far. the mechanical fuel pump died, i replaced that with a electric. i could not get the oem because the engine is a sabb Norwegian diesel. I will change this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-27-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1,529
Posted By blueskyonmars
help my poor engine

Hay its the camels
ok well the engine is a Sabb and thats not a typo i wish it was. So far we have pulled the injectors 6 times to prime , bulb prime ,crank prime and the electric fuel pump prime,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-27-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By blueskyonmars
ill make a new post if you think that will help...

ill make a new post if you think that will help guide me to a possible fix.
Everyone in the cruiser community everyone calls us the Camels. I grew up in Saudi so it makes a bit of since and me and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-25-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4,673
Posted By blueskyonmars
I suppose i am in pretty good shape , we use no...

I suppose i am in pretty good shape , we use no motor on our dink, no windlass for the anchors 90 lb fisherman and a 60 lb cqr, and we have no winches for our main or for sail. But like i said it...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-24-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By blueskyonmars
diesel issues have us stuck, we crossed the gulf...

diesel issues have us stuck, we crossed the gulf 6 days of 8 to 14 foot seas. we shut her off ever day for an hour and she always started back up. Then when we got into Offets Bayou we were more than...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-24-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4,673
Posted By blueskyonmars
we are using a manual well pump we only get up...

we are using a manual well pump we only get up to100 psi on the sea water feed side . That manages to push it threw.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-24-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4,673
Posted By blueskyonmars
no we have pumped sea water right threw it. we...

no we have pumped sea water right threw it. we use the water for showers but i have drank a bit from time to time and i cant taste salt at all.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-24-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By blueskyonmars
hello everyone

I am Cam and Mell is my better half we cruise the nw Caribbean, Belize, Mexico Rio Dulce Honduras. We are aboard Galatea 44 ft Colvin junk rig. Rite now held up in Texas.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-24-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4,673
Posted By blueskyonmars
i know i may get flack for telling you this but i...

i know i may get flack for telling you this but i use a home unit in my boat. My wife and i have been out for three months at a time and we only hold 80 gallons of water. the home unite works fine...
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