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Search: Posts Made By: dsbentley
Forum: Diesel 10-02-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,625
Posted By dsbentley
Good Question, we never went above 1800 to 2000...

Good Question, we never went above 1800 to 2000 RPM and didnt seem to get much more speed. Here is what Bruce Roberts Austraila had to say

"Re the statement 'I am told I need to start with what...
Forum: Diesel 10-02-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,625
Posted By dsbentley
Repower a DH100 Isuzu on a 58' Full Keel sailboat

My father built a Roberts 58 in Seattle Wa and she was launched in 1990. I am having to repower the main engine and really need some quick help and advice on what size engine to replace the old...
Forum: Diesel 09-21-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 2,012
Posted By dsbentley
My question is will my old transmission mount to...

My question is will my old transmission mount to the new engine? Are most marine transmission bell housings the same? Should I have the transmission rebuilt? It works just fine now. I have been...
Forum: Diesel 09-19-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 2,012
Posted By dsbentley
Old Isuzu DH100 died, need a replacement

My 28 Year Old Isuzu DH100 180HP diesel gave up the ghost and is not worth rebuilding so I am looking at option. We live in the Caribbean to looking to reliability with parts! I have been told top...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-09-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 558
Posted By dsbentley
Bottom paint in the Caribbean

I have been using Micron 66 on our sailboat the last 4 years and like the results. We are going to haul out again next month and I am looking at other options as the price of Mircon 66 is $299 per...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By dsbentley
Yes I have a hot water heater, but that seems to...

Yes I have a hot water heater, but that seems to be working fine. I am told now to put some dye or food color into the fresh water and run the engine and see if any of the dye comes out the exhaust...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By dsbentley
I am sure the engine is over heating, but not...

I am sure the engine is over heating, but not sure about the thermostat opening up. I was just told I could have a blown head gasket or a cracked head and to fill the water back up and idle the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By dsbentley
Isuzu engine Overheat

I am still having an overheat issue with the Isuzu DH100 main engine. I will recap what has been done so far.
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The heat exchanger was overhauled 2 years ago while taking the boat from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-10-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 606
Posted By dsbentley
Link 2000 Problem

I have two link 2000, one for my 12V system and another for the 24V. They have always worked great giving me accurate info but about 6 months ago the 12V started saying the Amps Charged was like 108...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-08-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 3,843
Posted By dsbentley
Trojan verses AGM

I have had 6 Volt AGM batteries in my boat in the Caribbean for 2 years. Somehow my Link 2000's have allowed my Freedom 25 to apperantly overcharge the batteries as they are buldging and wont hold a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-29-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,322
Posted By dsbentley
Teak Decks & Grinding the caulking down

I have teak decks with were done 20 years ago with the black caulking. Now that the teak has weathered the black caulking if about 1/16 to 1/8 inch higher than the decks. I was told I could use an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-24-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,657
Posted By dsbentley
The sail is furling properly and tight enough,...

The sail is furling properly and tight enough, its just getting very hard to pull it in as opposed to years past. I am thinking the bearings are going bad?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-24-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By dsbentley
Link 2000 Problem

I have a two battery systems that are each controlled by a Link 2000 Monitor. I have a 12V system with four 6 volt Glass Mat batteries giving my 440 amp hours and a 24V system with 3 banks of four 6...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-24-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 2,598
Posted By dsbentley
Pro Furl roller furling

I have a 20 year old Pro Furl roller furling system on my 65' sailiboat. The sail is getting much harder to furl in as I believe the bearings may be going bad. I called Pro Furl and they said they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-23-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By dsbentley
Stinking heads, anyway to prevent this

Hello from St Croix, Hurricane Omar did quite a number on the boats down here, over 40 boats sunk or destroyed! The Parrothead survived w/o a scratch thanks to the great marina she is located...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-01-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 993
Posted By dsbentley
I just talked to Xantrex and they said they think...

I just talked to Xantrex and they said they think the batteries are fine but that the tempature sensor may be giving the Freedom 25 a bad reading and causing it to stay in the charge mode. They said...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-01-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 993
Posted By dsbentley
I checked the batteries today and found a loose...

I checked the batteries today and found a loose cable going to the 12V Positive and a bad connection on the main 24V bank so I changed those and took readings at the posts. On the 4 six volt batt...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-30-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 993
Posted By dsbentley
Cam, My solar panel has a charger controller and...

Cam, My solar panel has a charger controller and I am told that each AirX wind generator also has one built in. I know this is the case because when the battery charger is on at the dock and the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 993
Posted By dsbentley
Battery Voltage verses amps

I have a 12 Volt system and a 24 Volt system each controlled by a Link 2000 battery monitor. I also have a Airx wind generator on each system. When I am at the dock, I have been leaving the Battery...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2008
Replies: 104
Views: 6,662
Posted By dsbentley
Mouse update! We got one! The bucket never did...

Mouse update! We got one! The bucket never did work, but the trap finally got one. :) Now the question is, are there more? I re-set the traps and will see what we get.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2008
Replies: 104
Views: 6,662
Posted By dsbentley
Very good point about the broom handle, so what I...

Very good point about the broom handle, so what I want to do is make the handle feel solid when the mouse jumps on, then when out there, it should roll over as he eats around the handle. Will try...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2008
Replies: 104
Views: 6,662
Posted By dsbentley
MOUSE UPDATE: Still no mouse in the traps and...

MOUSE UPDATE: Still no mouse in the traps and one of the traps even had the peanut butter licked clean w/o setting the trap! Man this mouse is good. I had some people over so I took the broom...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2008
Replies: 104
Views: 6,662
Posted By dsbentley
2nd day and no mouse! I think I will have to try...

2nd day and no mouse! I think I will have to try putting the cat on board, still sign that the mouse is here and trying to make a new nest.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2008
Replies: 104
Views: 6,662
Posted By dsbentley
MOUSE UPDATE! I checked the boat yesterday and...

MOUSE UPDATE! I checked the boat yesterday and nothing in the bucket and both peanut butter traps still un sprung. I guess the mouse is waiting it out or doesnt like peanut butter. I am heading to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,623
Posted By dsbentley
I also had some issues with my ST 7000 autopilot...

I also had some issues with my ST 7000 autopilot on a sail back to St Croix from St John. We were under sail only with 18 knot winds from the East heading 190. I had the full Genoa out as well as...
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