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Forum: Electrical Systems   11-09-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By jimd333sail
I'll get on it and let you know how it went....

I'll get on it and let you know how it went. Thanks to all, Jim
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-09-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By jimd333sail
If I show 120V on the back side of the double...

If I show 120V on the back side of the double throw switch, then I should assume it is the switch? And where is a good place to go for that switch?
Thanks
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-08-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By jimd333sail
Shore power won't engage

I have an '82 O'day 28 with a 30amp shore power system. In the last few years the double throw switch to connect to shore-side power has worked at first intermittently, depending which dock I used....
Forum: Diesel   09-12-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,555
Posted By jimd333sail
I'm fitting a pressure gauge and that should...

I'm fitting a pressure gauge and that should clear up some of the mystery.
Forum: Diesel   09-10-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,555
Posted By jimd333sail
First thing I did was to clean off the spade...

First thing I did was to clean off the spade connector contact; I'll bring the multi-meter down to the boat next time, thanks.

I'm also curious if anyone has had success converting the sender into...
Forum: Diesel   09-09-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,555
Posted By jimd333sail
oil pressure light M-5411 Universal

I have a flickering oil pressure light. I just did a rebuild a few running hours ago and may have used too much permatex 2 gasket sealant on the cylinder head gasket. Last year I tried to get a...
Forum: Diesel   09-09-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By jimd333sail
I don't know about the exhaust, but is it...

I don't know about the exhaust, but is it possible you picked up something around the prop which is lugging the engine down?
Forum: Diesel   05-16-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,859
Posted By jimd333sail
Get a direct reading guage

Try hooking up a direct reading guage and crank engine without starting to see what you get. I believe you should get between five and ten psi with most engines before it lights off.
Forum: Diesel   05-15-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,437
Posted By jimd333sail
I hadn't thought of using the cylinder head as a...

I hadn't thought of using the cylinder head as a guide for centering the extraction process...will keep you posted, thanks, Jim
Forum: Diesel   05-14-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,437
Posted By jimd333sail
Frozen Head Bolts Universal 5411

I am doing a piston ring job on my Mod 15/5411 engine and half of head bolts are frozen and had to be broken off. There has been water fifteen years ago and the head bolts have been used before, it...
Forum: Diesel   12-01-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,709
Posted By jimd333sail
The damage could have been done by the previous...

The damage could have been done by the previous owner putting too much oil in the cylinders in order to start on a cold day or any number of occurrences before you bought the boat. Has anyone shown...
Forum: Diesel   11-30-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,709
Posted By jimd333sail
I guess my point is that with a newly rebuild...

I guess my point is that with a newly rebuild engine you should have never had hard starting problems and thus never would have had to crank the engine long enough to to have water incursion. It is...
Forum: Diesel   11-30-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,709
Posted By jimd333sail
PS: I doubt that there can be water incursion for...

PS: I doubt that there can be water incursion for any cranking time less than thirty seconds. I hope by now the rebuild shop has stepped up to the plate and will make your engine right.
As a...
Forum: Diesel   11-29-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,709
Posted By jimd333sail
Hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving and were able to...

Hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving and were able to take a break from this problem. I sympathize as I have had a melodrama of diesel events (although spread over many years) because the original owner did...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 3,204
Posted By jimd333sail
I use a foot/sneaker spray in the suspect...

I use a foot/sneaker spray in the suspect area....that tends to pinpoint the leak after it crosses the white spray film. I'm a Universal diesel guy...but I believe you should retorque after about a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-24-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,486
Posted By jimd333sail
This time of year during several past seasons,...

This time of year during several past seasons, I've had marine growth clog up the intake of the engine, a fairly common problem in Long Island Sound this time of the season. What I generally do is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-23-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By jimd333sail
The thin brown waxed twine at West Marine works...

The thin brown waxed twine at West Marine works well; you buy it in a whole spool which should last many decades.
Forum: herSailNet   09-22-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 19,644
Posted By jimd333sail
I hope you all have properly rigged jacklines and...

I hope you all have properly rigged jacklines and wear an inflatable lifevest. We lost a sailor in Long Island Sound this summer who was probably going up to raise his sail, and nobody went over to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-22-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 3,240
Posted By jimd333sail
I use two mooring lines and have had the anchor...

I use two mooring lines and have had the anchor pulled from the roller even though I thought it was pretty well secured; I like captain force's idea of inverting the anchor.
You might consider...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-22-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,679
Posted By jimd333sail
If I'm seeing the pictures of the inside of the...

If I'm seeing the pictures of the inside of the boat correctly, the repair was made just below the gunwhale. You'd be surprised how many times racing boats get into collisions with other boats going...
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