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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-17-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,717
Posted By cacique1977
well I bought an alternator from a scrapyard for...

well I bought an alternator from a scrapyard for 15 ie less than $20 US
I made a bracket and used a flat type belt to drive it from the outside of the main flywheel. I managed to get a large...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-13-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 932
Posted By cacique1977
Meissner 21 Parts Help

Hi I desperately need Pawls and Pawl springs for my Meissener 21 winch. Does anyone have a service kit or know where I can get one. I am going sailing 19 October and have no starboard sheet...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-13-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,854
Posted By cacique1977
I have a Vancouver 27 and swapped out the Yanmar...

I have a Vancouver 27 and swapped out the Yanmar for a 20hp Bukh, they have a good reputation for reliability, and parts seem very easy to get but a bit pricey. The Bukh is very smooth (something to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-13-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 5,881
Posted By cacique1977
13.6 volts is the voltage you get when the engine...

13.6 volts is the voltage you get when the engine is running and the batteries are charging.:)
I have a Rule bilge pump but don't use it as a rule (Lol). I have a Henderson Mk5 hand operated bilge...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-13-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,784
Posted By cacique1977
Hi Dave The drum on the port side is held on...

Hi Dave
The drum on the port side is held on with a keyway, you could try some boiling water and a sharp clout on the end of the shaft, leave the nut on loose so you don,t damage the thread. If it...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   09-18-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By cacique1977
You could let your shower run into the bilge but...

You could let your shower run into the bilge but after a bit it is likely to get a bit pongy, I would reccomend you fit some sort of sump to collect the water so it can be pumped overboard, it is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-18-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By cacique1977
I have a 33 year old Vancouver 27 that had a...

I have a 33 year old Vancouver 27 that had a similar problem. My Kemp mast uses a rivnut as standard. I drilled a fresh hole in the mast and used a rivnut, they are supposed to be fitted with a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-16-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 2,717
Posted By cacique1977
Thank you Mitiempo This manual looks like it's...

Thank you Mitiempo
This manual looks like it's just what I need.
Very Happy :)
Cheers Jamie
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-14-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 2,717
Posted By cacique1977
2nd alternator

Thanks for the idea but $125 from the US probably $225 to me in the UK is way over my buget, I've spent approx $20 for the alternator and can manufacture the mount myself, its just the connections to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-07-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 2,717
Posted By cacique1977
2nd Alternator

Hi Guys
I have a Bukh 20hp diesel which at present has an alternator permanently wired to the engine battery and a second 'House' battery that can be connected to the engine battery to charge while...
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