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Forum: Islander   03-16-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By rlmccb
Re: Impeller came apart!

The strainer sounds like a great idea, I'll have to give it some thought.
thanks for the suggestion, a way to clean out would be great. I also think that from now on I will subscribe to the...
Forum: Islander   03-14-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By rlmccb
Re: Impeller came apart!

The engine is raw water cooled. This is what I have found thus far. The line which flows from the water pump to the engine block was plugged. After taking it off I could see a couple of fins from...
Forum: Islander   03-13-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By rlmccb
Re: Impeller came apart!

By the way the engine is a 1974 Palmer P60
thanks for any suggestions,
Rick
Forum: Islander   03-13-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By rlmccb
Impeller came apart!

Recently I had an impeller come apart. My engine had started to smoke more than usual and the water flow through the exhaust had diminished. While checking the impeller I noticed it had several...
Forum: Islander   02-09-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 974
Posted By rlmccb
Re: Palmer P-60 Engine smokes

It appears to be a little off white. The engine runs good tempwise,,,,,140 and there seems to be sufficient cooling water being pushed out with the smoke,,,,,,,the smoke also doesn't smell like...
Forum: Islander   02-05-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 974
Posted By rlmccb
Palmer P-60 Engine smokes

Hi all, I have an Islander 30 MKII with a Palmer P-60 Gas Engine. It runs great, idles smooth, doesn't overheat, good oil pressure, plugs look good, but it smokes pretty good,,,,,,doesn't smell like...
Forum: Islander   10-14-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,810
Posted By rlmccb
Re: owner's manual for islander 30 MK II

Sure I'll send a copy but I'm not having any luck sending it to the email address you gave me. flyawayswimmer@hotmail.com
Rick
Forum: Islander   02-05-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By rlmccb
Re: Engine electrical

thanks hellosailer,,,,,,,,,,I'll be out at the boat this weekend and check for an ignition relay,,,
Rick
Forum: Islander   02-05-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By rlmccb
Engine electrical

Hi All, I am the proud owner of a 1974 Islander 30 Mk II. I have been bringing her back for a couple of years now along with sailing and enjoying her assets. Lately a problem has started to...
Forum: Islander   01-28-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By rlmccb
Re: Palmer Engine Parts

What I meant to say was I was looking for a carb kit for a Zenith 61 carb.
Let's try it again,,,,,,,,,,anyone have any idea what the napa number is for the rebuild kit,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,thanks...
Forum: Islander   01-27-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By rlmccb
Palmer Engine Parts

Hi all, I'm trying to run down a NAPA part number for a carb on a Palmer P-60 engine,,,,,,,,,,,,,anyone have any info on that,,,,,,,,,,,,?????
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-25-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,237
Posted By rlmccb
Re: Battery chargers & inverters

Hey there,,,,,,,,my Readi-Amp 8 is still working just fine and as such I have not replaced it. I did sometime ago run across a basic owner's manual for the unit. I have it on pdf but can't seem to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-13-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,826
Posted By rlmccb
Re: Palmer P-60 Engine

The pump is an older Sherwood, E-20. Probably hasn't been made in years. I've been told that the Oberdorfer takes the same seals. Does anyone know where a guy can get a used water pump or rebuild...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-11-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,826
Posted By rlmccb
Palmer P-60 Engine

Hi All,,,,,,,,I have a Islander 30 with a Palmer P-60 engine. Finally getting all the little stuff chased and it's running pretty good. However, the other day, it developed a water leak from the...
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-14-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,014
Posted By rlmccb
Re: Palmer 60 Electronic Ignition

Thanks, CalebD, this should get me going in the right direction on the electronic ignition,,,,,,,Happy Sailing, Rick
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-13-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,014
Posted By rlmccb
Palmer 60 Electronic Ignition

Hi all, I've got a Palmer 60 in my Islander sailboat. I'd like to convert it over to an electronic ignition,,,,,,,,anybody got a part number and source??
thanks, and happy sailing
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-27-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,237
Posted By rlmccb
Battery chargers & inverters

Hi all, I have a 1974 Islander 30 MK II and am just starting working on the electrical system. I have a Readi Amp 8 #00592 charger and a Topaz inverter #09234. Does anyone have an owner's manual...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-11-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,372
Posted By rlmccb
Re: Palmer P60 overheated

OK, I cleaned the intake, the strainer, replaced the impeller, pulled bits and pieces of the old impeller from it seemed like everywhere, check the thermostat, changed the oil, drained the carb bowl...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-05-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,372
Posted By rlmccb
Re: Palmer P60 overheated

Was out at the Harbor today to check things out on the Palmer and found the following. I started with making sure the engine wasn't seized, it was not, oil looked good and the same level as before...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-05-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,372
Posted By rlmccb
Palmer P60 overheated

While coming back into the harbor today, my Palmer quit making water, temp went high. Question: What should I check, strainer and what else, second, how much heat can a Palmer take before serious...
Forum: Islander   02-20-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 894
Posted By rlmccb
Palmer 60 troubleshooting

Hi all, I have a 1974 Islander 30 MK II with a Palmer 60 marine engine. Recently I was motoring along and the engine died with no warning, after a brief panic we were able to restart, this happened...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-09-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,327
Posted By rlmccb
Halyards: Cable VS Rope

Hi all, I have an Islander 30 MK II. The halyards for both the mainsail and headsail are a rope and cable combo. The question I have is: Which is best a halyard that is half rope and half steel...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-04-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 1,021
Posted By rlmccb
Islander 30 identification

Hi all, I'm having a little confusion about a 1974 Islander 30 sailboat. How do you tell the difference between the Islander 30, the Islander 30 MK II and the Islander 30 Bahama.?? I have a 1974...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-31-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,439
Posted By rlmccb
Thanks for the pointers! Happy Sailing Rick

Thanks for the pointers!
Happy Sailing
Rick
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-31-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,136
Posted By rlmccb
Anything else as far as maintaining this dinosaur...

Anything else as far as maintaining this dinosaur would be greatly appreciated,,,,,,
Thanks,

Rick
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