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Forum: Bristol   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By sanibel sailor
Re: Bristol 35 Center Board replacement

I just wrote up my 35.5 CB replacement in this month's Good Old Boat magazine, including measuring, designing and build
Forum: Diesel   07-17-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,363
Posted By sanibel sailor
Re: westerbeke w30 - engine part identification :)

It is the fuel injection pump driving gear lubricator. See page a.12 of manual. It is supposed to get some maintenance, but mine was impossible to remove without pulling the heat exnchanger. Tach...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-26-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 5,700
Posted By sanibel sailor
Scariest part is getting off the yacht and onto...

Scariest part is getting off the yacht and onto your "rescue vessel". A guy could actually get hurt doing that.
Forum: Diesel   11-05-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,916
Posted By sanibel sailor
There is no rear seal on my engine. It has a...

There is no rear seal on my engine. It has a spiral groove in the crank against the case that keeps oil pumped forward supposedly. Still leaks a tiny bit, I think my main leak was at the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-26-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,247
Posted By sanibel sailor
Hot water does not work in my experience, needs...

Hot water does not work in my experience, needs to be boiling or just finished boiling. I have burnt hoses with torch/heat gun, etc.
Forum: Diesel   08-26-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,916
Posted By sanibel sailor
Finally got her all back together. Delayed by...

Finally got her all back together. Delayed by tons of "as long as I am at it" projects - redo dipstick/wiring harness/repaint/fuel filter relocate/waterpump/clean heat exchanger/new exhaust, etc. ...
Forum: Electronics   08-26-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 3,735
Posted By sanibel sailor
Pedestal mount

Hello Trevor-
I tried sending a PM, but don't have required 15 posts yet.
Would you mind sending a picture of your pedestal mount? Thank you
John Churchill
Sanibel FL USA...
Forum: Diesel   07-05-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,916
Posted By sanibel sailor
the London Taxi model was the Austin FX3. Same...

the London Taxi model was the Austin FX3. Same engine.
Forum: Diesel   07-05-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,916
Posted By sanibel sailor
ENVELOPE PLEASE! - The Answer

Called Westerbeke's phone tree which sent me to my distributor who sent me to a guy at a different branch. He was very helpful and familiar with the later W30's with a lip seal in a carrier, he...
Forum: Diesel   07-04-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,916
Posted By sanibel sailor
The hub with the bolts sticking out is the...

The hub with the bolts sticking out is the crankshaft. That part does not come off, so I don't think anything goes in behind it. Could there be something built into the main bearing?
Forum: Diesel   07-03-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,916
Posted By sanibel sailor
Westerbeke W30 (4-91) rear oil leak

Hello-
I have a fairly significant rear oil leak in my W30 engine. This is a slightly newer version of the 4-91. The motor starts promptly even without glowplugs (in Florida) and the crankcase...
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