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Forum: Diesel   05-15-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By mbsl98
Re: Yanmar 3GMD zinc replacement - technique question

Thanks for that input. I'm embarrassed to say that I misspoke in my first post -The target 3rd zinc I mean is the one behind the fuel filter assembly, towards front/water pump end of motor, not...
Forum: Diesel   05-12-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By mbsl98
Re: Yanmar head gasket replacement as preventive maintenance?

Don't mess with it is my normal motto also, unless the problem is well known and happens suddenly with major effect. With periodic oil analysis, would a water leak from gasket generally be something...
Forum: Diesel   05-12-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By mbsl98
Yanmar head gasket replacement as preventive maintenance?

I have read a number of comments that many of the Yanmar GM series engines die as a result of water leaking past the head gasket, so that has raised the question of doing something like replacing...
Forum: Diesel   05-12-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By mbsl98
Yanmar 3GMD zinc replacement - technique question

I have been reminded by the recent threads about Yanmar engine zincs that I am overdue for one of the zincs in the block of my 3GMD. I have replaced the one in head, and the aft one in the side of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-10-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By mbsl98
Re: Autopilot selection advice

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Classic catboats have some unique issues re: wheel autopilots and I can't initially picture just how the CPT would be installed without being constantly kicked. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-09-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By mbsl98
Re: Autopilot selection advice

Hi Rob,
Never got advice, but did buy RayNav Smart Pilot X5 (now replaced with an updated version I think). Got it installed with a bit of bother ( custom fabricated locator pin to replace pin that...
Forum: Diesel   04-30-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 734
Posted By mbsl98
Re: fuel tank leaking...

I have no expertise here, but i did own a fuel bladder boat for many years. My old Dufour 35 came factory equipped with about a 25 gallon diesel fuel bladder under a quarter berth, lying directly on...
Forum: Diesel   04-22-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By mbsl98
Re: Yanmar not shifting

Side note: I originally bought the replacement control to cure what turned out to be hard shifting due to transmission oil contamination.. I eliminated some slop in shifting action, and got the very...
Forum: Diesel   04-22-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By mbsl98
Re: Yanmar not shifting

I bought a Teleflex CH2100 Side Mount Control (Teleflex acquired Morse. My cheapest deal was through Amazon, for $145. This is a direct update of the earlier Morse model when you see them together. ...
Forum: Diesel   04-22-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By mbsl98
Re: Yanmar not shifting

Just an interesting note about the center knob being in or out for neutral/fast idle. The old style mid-80's Morse control pictured by OP has a knob that is pulled out to disengage the transmission....
Forum: Diesel   04-15-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By mbsl98
Re: Mixing elbow

Fastest measure of having the correct size prop or not is the max RPM's you can get under full throttle in forward gear - with clean prop of course. Target is to size the prop so that it will reach...
Forum: Diesel   03-31-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,064
Posted By mbsl98
Re: Yanmar GM30 Hard to start

One more vote for full throttle on cold start. One thing to be aware of when you do that is the big puff of black smoke that you should expect to see out the exhaust. The full throttle injects...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-30-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,511
Posted By mbsl98
Re: Hatch installation

In my case, the bolt holes in the new hatch frame overlapped the fiberglass sufficiently that I was able to use one set of fasteners - bolted through hatch and teak frame and through fiberglass deck...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-29-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,511
Posted By mbsl98
Re: Hatch installation

I removed a wood hatch and replaced with a Lewmar on a teak base. The base can be made to fit over your deck opening as needed. In my case, I made it like a four sided picture frame with the...
Forum: Diesel   01-23-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,370
Posted By mbsl98
Re: Upgrading Yanmar / Morse/Teleflex engine controls

Thanks, again. My original throttle connector is a little more complex. It involves a spring damping function that appears to absorb some of the movement between cable itself and engine. That was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-22-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By mbsl98
Re: Information about flexible water tank winterizing

I had flexible water tanks in my Dufour 35 - factory spec so I don't know what brand they might have been. I just drained them completely and left the access caps open for winter storage for 18...
Forum: Diesel   01-22-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,370
Posted By mbsl98
Re: Upgrading Yanmar / Morse/Teleflex engine controls

[QUOTE=fryewe;2519041]Control cables for the Teleflex CH2100P single lever engine control are the 33C/3300 universal model. An online search will find them at various sources or a local marine...
Forum: Diesel   01-20-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,370
Posted By mbsl98
Re: Upgrading Yanmar / Morse/Teleflex engine controls

Hi Pendragon,

No, I never got further, and had no responses to the question of which connectors were needed. The immediate issue I had at the time (sticking in forward gear and needing a hard...
Forum: Diesel   08-04-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By mbsl98
Re: shifting issue with 3GMD/KM3-A

The old oil did definitely look like it was contaminated with moisture. It was not dark, but not what it should have looked like. It is a very basic Kanzaki with no external connections to any...
Forum: Diesel   08-04-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By mbsl98
Re: shifting issue with 3GMD/KM3-A

Just a quick follow-up, but my shifting problem may have just been dirty oil. It had plenty of oil when I checked this weekend, but it looked embarrassingly old - sort of milky cast to it as well. ...
Forum: Diesel   07-30-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By mbsl98
Re: shifting issue with 3GMD/KM3-A

The low oil feedback is great - just what I was hoping for, some ideas from others that have seen some similar issue. Hope it is that easy, but it does act just as I expect the dry disc's would feel...
Forum: Diesel   07-29-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By mbsl98
Re: shifting issue with 3GMD/KM3-A

Good thought - I have not yet checked anything related to the shifting, and have not checked the tranny oil since launching. It has never lost any in the past, but could have done so.
Forum: Diesel   07-29-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By mbsl98
shifting issue with 3GMD/KM3-A

Looking for initial hints to troubleshoot the following shifting issue with my 3GMD and its typical Kanzaki transmission. Generally both the throttle and shift controls (1980's Morse single lever)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-14-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By mbsl98
Dumb question about holding tank structure

I have always ignored the mechanics of how the tank gets emptied. Just open deck plate and insert pump-out nozzle, or turn on macerator and let it pump, assume it works fine :) What i am curious...
Forum: Diesel   11-14-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By mbsl98
Re: flushing/antifreezing 2gm20f

Just a quick thought on your statement of adding "antifreeze mix". I don't think you should use straight, undiluted, anti-freeze, not premixed to 50-50, etc. The reason is that it is going to mix...
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