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Search: Posts Made By: gbgreen59
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Raymarine products

Can you share the reasons for the failures? Are all failures the same?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Prop Shaft Corrosion

Thanks, this makes sense. There is quite a bit of slim where I am. There's no pitting; comes off pretty easily. I noticed, in the boat yard, that quite a few have this issue. And, some don't. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By gbgreen59
Prop Shaft Corrosion

My boat is in fresh water, Lake Michigan. Can anyone tell me what the corrosion is as seen in the attached pictures? Does this look like galvanic corrosion. I had the boat yard put on Magnesium...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Rudder repair Edel 22

I rebuilt my rudder over the winter using methods outlined in a video sequence provided by BoatWorksToday. I started the project due to water seeping from a hole at the bottom of the rudder after...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Convert Cooling System to Closed Loop

I did a little searching around on the "zinc pencils". I understand now. I'm going to see if my engine has them...it should, since raw water cooled...correct?

Man, what else "don't" I know that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Convert Cooling System to Closed Loop

Not sure what you mean here. Do you mean that the "zinc Pencils" are mounted on the cylinder heads? I've always thought of sacrificial anodes being in the water. Sorry for the lack of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By gbgreen59
Convert Cooling System to Closed Loop

I have a Volvo MD11D 25 HP diesel engine. The year of the boat is 1984. The engine currently uses raw water for cooling. With the boat being on fresh water, this has not been a problem up to this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Volvo Engine mounts

Wow, this source of schematics is like Gold. It is timely for me based on the work I'm currently doing. Thanks for the reference.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Fuel Line Replacement

The reading online that I was doing said that the threads on fuel line is NPT. I probably should not have used the term "pipe". The information I found is consistent with what Overboard was saying.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Fuel Line Replacement

@overboard. There are pipe threads on one end and washers on the other. I'll proceed as you've described. I'll replace the washers and ensure the end of the threads does not have sealer on them. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By gbgreen59
Fuel Line Replacement

Hi All, I have a Volvo MD11D 25 HP engine in my boat. I pulled the rubber fuel line that goes from the engine to the metal fuel line that goes to the tank. There was a leak at the fitting on the...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos 02-25-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 752
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Our first good video

I use Pinnacle Studio for video editing and StudioOne for audio recording. It took a while to get proficient at PinnacleStudio, but I like it a lot. Also, GoPro has a free application called...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Re-bedding Windows on a LF38

Here is a link to a description for rebedding a fixed port window. It seems similar to the one described by DonScribner above.

Boat Windows - How to Repair Window Leaks : Boats and Yachts...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Re-bedding Windows on a LF38

I believe the original post is about mounting glass or Lexan directly to the boat...fixed port window. The method of using butyl tape is for mounting hardware that has a window mounted in it...or a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Re-bedding Windows on a LF38

bump...I'm also interested in this. The looking I've done on the web says silicon based caulk is best, but other information says silicon caulks are not to be used due to difficulty in future...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Seacock installation/backing plates

[QUOTE=SVTatia;2517241]...Also, get a step wrench (expensive stuff!). The only reasonable priced one is sold by Hamilton Marine in Maine.
/QUOTE]

Or, it is much cheaper to make necessary step...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Seacock installation/backing plates

I used this method and it worked very well.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2015
Replies: 102
Views: 6,140
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: One Ship Stupid

Last May I was a new boat owner, new sailor, and had ASA 101 behind me. I was setting up my dock lines by emulating a mentor in the slip next to me. I had one line that was about 15 feet too long. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-07-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Strength of Mechanical Bond with Epoxy-Experiment

I've been using his series on rebuilding a rudder. It has been quite an experience. He provides really good reference material. I kinda posted this to see if any debate pops up. It is always...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-07-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By gbgreen59
Strength of Mechanical Bond with Epoxy-Experiment

Does anyone keep up with "Boatworks Today"? The guy has a good set of DIY videos on various topics. He recently did a couple on the strength of mechanical bond between Gelcoat and Epoxy. Here are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-23-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,636
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: 30 Year Old Propane Stove

This is really good news. Thanks so much for the help.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-23-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,636
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: 30 Year Old Propane Stove

Hey, thanks for the dissertation. Very good clarifications. I really appreciate it. Brew, I believe you are commenting that the Force 10 specification indicates that Propane or Butane can be used....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-23-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,636
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: 30 Year Old Propane Stove

It turns out that the 30 year old Plastimo stove was to operate from Butane. I browsed around the web and found a little information about converting fuels. The main thing was the Compressed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 1,915
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: very small batches of resin???

Epoxy is measured by volume when reading the containers. I would check before assuming that the density of resin and hardener are the same. Did a quick search and came up with the following for one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Where Do Marine Electronics Companies Get GPS

Boy, the responses weren't what I thought about Garmin. My information is more that 15 years old about them writing their own receiver software. They used to have some guru GPS guy working for them...
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