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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-25-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By KBuckley
Re: Yamaha 30

Our first boat was a 1981 Y30 we had for 5 years, until a year ago. I know the owners of several here. We really liked the boat but wanted more space and more protection from the weather in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-21-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By KBuckley
Pampered Boat

Went down to the boat today and took off the stackpack to bring it home for a wash. Got home, threw it in the bathtub for a soak. While the tub was filling I looked in the cupboard for laundry...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-12-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 6,067
Posted By KBuckley
Re: West Marine pulling out of Canada

See item 2.05. Out of Canada as store leases expire, all gone by 2018.
WEST MARINE : Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities, Regulation FD...
Forum: Diesel   08-28-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 3,549
Posted By KBuckley
This is a stretch but the throttle cable is not...

This is a stretch but the throttle cable is not doing something goofy is it?
Forum: Diesel   08-27-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 3,549
Posted By KBuckley
JRickW I agree with your plan. I understand...

JRickW I agree with your plan.

I understand you only have soot coming out in the exhaust water and not black or blue smoke? The soot is probably just being washed out of the exhaust system and is...
Forum: Diesel   08-27-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 3,549
Posted By KBuckley
It sounds like it is starved for fuel. Maybe rig...

It sounds like it is starved for fuel. Maybe rig a temporary fuel supply and see how it behaves. I am concerned that the 'key off' state disabled engine alarms and you would not have known about...
Forum: Diesel   03-06-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By KBuckley
correct thermostat?

You say it is a new thermostat. Did you have the same behaviour with the previous thermostat? The fact that the temperature cycles indicates the thermostat is opening and closing, the fact that it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-04-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,074
Posted By KBuckley
Re: My Manual Bilge Pump is Useless

Eherlihy -I purchased Dow 795 from my local glass shop.

FirstCandC - perhaps you can make a gasket for the bilge pump and remove it when access to the stuffing box is required? Not sure about the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-31-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 4,569
Posted By KBuckley
Re: Remotron heater - manual request

Here is a poor quality scan of the schematic of my controller. If you send me a PM with an email address I can send you a legible version and the source code I wrote for the Arduino controller.
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-18-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,779
Posted By KBuckley
Re: Rebedding Windows

I posted what I did on my Yamaha 30 here: http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-maintenance/100430-experience-installing-portlights-without-fasteners.html.

So far so good! Download and follow the...
Forum: Diesel   09-15-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,756
Posted By KBuckley
Re: Universal m4-30 engine will not accelerate in reverse, OK in forward Hurth selec

Is the exhaust clear? Check the mixing elbow for carbon build up, and the exhaust line for plugging (less likely).

On your post of 6-26 you say the "current prop". I assume the prop change is not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-05-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 992
Posted By KBuckley
You could also have a wire shorting to ground on...

You could also have a wire shorting to ground on the temp circuit. When it goes into alarm pull the wire off the sender. If it clears it is not a wiring problem.

I suspect the real problem is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-15-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By KBuckley
As a temporary repair and assuming you mean a...

As a temporary repair and assuming you mean a butyl tape, I would expect it to be just fine. Alternates could be any gasket material or rubber sheet like an inner tube or large dinghy patch. You...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-28-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By KBuckley
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: Diesel   06-26-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,756
Posted By KBuckley
Is this new behaviour?

Is this new behaviour?
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-23-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,398
Posted By KBuckley
Re: Fear of heeling

I am encouraged that you can deal with this because:
- you are spending time with your family at 16 so you have support
- you know what you are feeling and can articulate it
- you want to change...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-20-2013
Replies: 5
  Dinghys
Views: 460
Posted By KBuckley
If weight is the concern I think you will find a...

If weight is the concern I think you will find a rigid aluminum bottom dinghy lighter (at least I did).
Forum: Electronics   06-18-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By KBuckley
You may need to set the communications protocol...

You may need to set the communications protocol on the GPS. The manuals will tell you what the VHF wants and how to set the GPS to that.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-17-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,309
Posted By KBuckley
Re: Experience installing portlights without fasteners?

I can't yet tell you how they will last but I just replaced all 8 windows on my '81 Yamaha 30 - just DC 795 surface mount - no fasteners. I followed the advice posted by Maine Sail here...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-18-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,230
Posted By KBuckley
Re: Basic marine deep cycle battery questions

Googling a few things it looks like your alternator is rated for 5 amps output, a Trojan Group24 deep cycle is rated at 85 AH, an ICOM m504 VHF is rated at 5.5 amps (high power transmit) and 1.5 amps...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-18-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 4,569
Posted By KBuckley
Re: Remotron heater - manual request

Hi jpbecton, I would be happy to provide more info. Currently I am away and only have my cell phone for internet. I will send more info in a couple of weeks. (Just pm me if it takes longer than...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-04-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,183
Posted By KBuckley
Re: mystery fitting

Any other odd fittings near the stern? Maybe it is one part of a system for something. Can't figure out how one dinghy davit attachment helps but....

If it is a step it is not a useful one for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-15-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 4,569
Posted By KBuckley
Re: Remotron heater - manual request

Hi John,
I was not able to track any information down. I ended up removing the old controller entirely and making a new one myself. I used an Arduino microcontroller. It is probably as safe as the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-12-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,607
Posted By KBuckley
I have had work done by both North Sails and...

I have had work done by both North Sails and Evolution and been happy with both. Evolution did a fast & good repair on my main last summer and are currently making a new main & foresail for me (thru...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-02-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 4,606
Posted By KBuckley
I'd like to see a photo of the plugs that were in...

I'd like to see a photo of the plugs that were in the outlet. I think they probably need to be replaced too.

Breakers will tolerate a small overcurrent for a long time which makes poor contacts...
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