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Search: Posts Made By: rccu
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-18-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,100
Posted By rccu
Re: Which AGM batteries are best

About a year ago I bought 4 Lifeline GPL-27T's for my boat and I've been very happy with them. If I remember correctly, I purchased them from Dixie Battery (in AL) at a good price. They were...
Forum: Diesel 08-31-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,410
Posted By rccu
Volvo Penta 2002, MS 2B, yr 1991 zinc

I have had significant rusting but for another reason. The previous owner never cleaned the vacuum break in the raw water cooling line. Because it was mounted directly above the engine, when it...
Forum: Diesel 08-30-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,410
Posted By rccu
Volvo Penta 2002, MS 2B, yr 1991 zinc

I have a Volvo Penta 2003t on my boat. I have inquired before about a zinc on my engine, but have been told there is none. Recently, the oil cooler on my engine failed. The aluminum shell casting...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 08-26-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,513
Posted By rccu
5"5" draft too much for mid & upper Chessie?

Last year when taking my Beneteau First 38s5 north for the summer, I anchored for the night in Pasadena. You really live in a beautiful place. Anyway, I draw 7' and was able to get in and out without...
Forum: Sabre 08-21-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 829
Posted By rccu
Sabre 28 Volvo Question

Just to give you an example, I have a Volvo Penta 2003t on my boat. The oil cooler just failed. The cast aluminum shell corroded through and started leaking oil. (There is no zinc to address the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-16-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 304
Posted By rccu
Getting back into sailing

Welcome back! You'll find lots of advice here, both fresh and in the archives, as you work on your "new" boat. Enjoy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-13-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By rccu
Rebuild Volvo turbo

I have a Volvo Penta 2003t in my "vintage" 1991 Beneteau First 38s5. I've just done some major work on the engine, and found a shop manual for it, which I downloaded from the internet in PDF format....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-25-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,361
Posted By rccu
Smart Sequence AFTER Buying First Boat

A bit obvious, but don't forget safety gear: PFD's, etc. You might also consider a safety survey by the local Coast Guard Auxiliary or Power Squadron.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-20-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By rccu
O'Day 25 difficult to turn?

Another possible problem could be a fouled bottom (dirty hull). This can cause the boat to lose momentum quickly, and stop before the tack is completed.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-18-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By rccu
New guy from Baytown Tx.

Welcome! I'm a relative newbie here too. Tons of information here...and many people willing to offer tips, suggestions, opinions, etc. I've learned lots...
Forum: Diesel 07-09-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,359
Posted By rccu
Re: Volvo Penta 2003

Sorry, but I do not have enough posts to send you a PM. My e-mail is rccu1999 at msn dot com. Many thanks.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-08-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By rccu
Battery Advise

I bought new Lifeline AGM's for my boat 1-2 years ago. IIRC, I got them from Dixie Battery Supply, and the prices (including shipping) were very competitive. Google them, and see what they can do for...
Forum: Diesel 07-08-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,359
Posted By rccu
Volvo Penta 2003

I have the same (or similar) engine, Volvo Penta 2003t, on my boat. The bleed bolt is the one one on the top of the secondary filter that's closer to the front. Be careful not to over-tighten it,...
Forum: Diesel 02-20-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,055
Posted By rccu
I have a 2003T as well. I need a new oil cooler...

I have a 2003T as well. I need a new oil cooler for it. Know where I could find one?
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