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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-25-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,852
Posted By UnionPacific
Re: I need more horsepower

195 will not harm the engine, 235 will thou. keep it under 215, and it will be happy.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-07-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,189
Posted By UnionPacific
Re: Wetsuit recommendations

you only need a skin, full length for jellys.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-17-2015
Replies: 700
Views: 65,125
Posted By UnionPacific
Re: I hate boats...

well.... keep a spare oil pump and seals on hand. The oil is now circulated, and what is not in the filter is now in the pan. It goes from the pan, to the oil pump, to the filter. So now its just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-13-2015
Replies: 700
Views: 65,125
Posted By UnionPacific
Re: I hate boats...

Coolant filters are a gimmick.... Unless its a rare case like yours.
Your not going to get the sand completely flushed, no matter how much you flush it. Its just going to slowly be released over...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-10-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,997
Posted By UnionPacific
Hull painting

Well I need to do my research.
It seems that awlcraft 2000 is the paint of choice.
However the PO decided to use the bare hull as a fender and there is one spot the gel is worn down to fibreglass....
Forum: Living Aboard   12-15-2014
Replies: 426
Views: 28,816
Posted By UnionPacific
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

Do Ill people put fenders all over their boat, and paint a kayak like a cow?:laugher
Forum: Diesel   11-22-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By UnionPacific
Re: How long will a barel hold oil if the cylinder and rings are in good condition?

I am a diesel god.
the cylinders that are full most likely have more carbon build up on the rings.
A perfect engine would lose all the oil in a matter of hours. The ring ends gaps are large, at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-27-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 65,125
Posted By UnionPacific
Re: I hate boats...

oh goofy goodness, please tell me that elbow injects down from where that fitting is, just before the exhaust hose?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-26-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 6,738
Posted By UnionPacific
Re: Turn that frown upside down! Lets talk NEW engines!

expect them to say no, and base your choice on that.
Did you ever get a quote from the tractor shop for a rebuild?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-26-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 65,125
Posted By UnionPacific
Re: I hate boats...

One broken blade would not span the entire in/out on the pump, but water will indeed seep by as the pump is not water tight, at all.

Mixing elbow location to waterline is the next question he must...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-25-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 6,738
Posted By UnionPacific
Re: Turn that frown upside down! Lets talk NEW engines!

What would concern me more then the CPU, is the connectors. A little corrosion and it could throw your timing way off. The CPU is typically weather sealed, thou seals can fail.

An IDI is by no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-23-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 7,970
Posted By UnionPacific
Re: Boat Us conducts anchor tests

This is where the extra weight of the steel danforth I believe would come in handy. As well as any time it was not set, and simple drag was what kept you in place, such as volcanic rock under a few...
Forum: Diesel   09-13-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 1,924
Posted By UnionPacific
Re: Perkins 4.108 making oil

3 items will put diesel into the oil.
1. lift pump, if manual.
2. injector
3. gear shaft seal on pump
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-09-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 964
Posted By UnionPacific
Re: Winterizing Questions?

A note on the antifreeze. Use the low-tox antifreeze. much of it ends up in the water.
You do not really have to change your oil, if its not due.
add fuel stabilizer to gasoline, or anti-gel to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-08-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 9,461
Posted By UnionPacific
Re: wall sized TV, on a sailboat

Nice install mycroft.
For sound I brought my amp from home.
Its an awesome sony ES amp. I paid $4500 for it, so I couldn't just sell it for what little I am sure its worth used. We are going to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-25-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,455
Posted By UnionPacific
Re: Kerosene fuel as paint thinner

As usual, try a tiny bit. maybe 1 oz, and use the kero. Paint a test spot, and see what the result is. Be ready to sand it back off.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-09-2014
Replies: 2,781
Views: 256,430
Posted By UnionPacific
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

When I buy a backup main sail it will be here:
MINNEY'S YACHT SURPLUS - WE MAKE BOATING AFFORDABLE (http://www.minneysyachtsurplus.com/)
Heard many great things about them.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-04-2014
Replies: 2,781
Views: 256,430
Posted By UnionPacific
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I can buy a lot of panels for the price of an expensive one. even if it only lasts 5 years, then I get the new better one in 5 years. In 5 years the price will be lower still.
Forum: Sailing Music   12-31-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 16,737
Posted By UnionPacific
Re: To Start It Off

Awesome song, i played it at least a dozen times on our last off shore passage, including at sunrise.
Coldplay - Paradise - YouTube
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