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Search: Posts Made By: erps
Forum: Orphan Brands 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 12,489
Posted By erps
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

The hull is solid and they were laid up thick by today's standards. The deck is cored with balsa in some areas, solid in others.



I've been on three Frasers now and they've all be keel stepped...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By erps
Re: Why no activity?

Nikko is hauled out in La Conner for a while. Bottom paint, a buff & wax, maybe a SSB radio installation and a transmission repair. Hope to be back in the water after labor day. The currents you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By erps
Re: Fouled Fuel Tank

I should have been more clear, I used a hand pump to remove the fuel and the shop vac to remove the hot soapy water. The hand pump wasn't tiring like it can be pumping thicker motor oil. I removed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By erps
Re: Fouled Fuel Tank

I recently went through this with our boat. In our case, the 1.5 inch fuel filler fittings were accessible on top of the tank. When I removed the hose and fittings, I could pump out almost all the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 1,359
Posted By erps
Re: Wanted: Volve Penta MS or MSB reverse reduction gear assy

Looking for an Volvo MS Reverse gear again. Reverse cone clutch went out on mine.
Forum: Electronics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 323
Posted By erps
Re: Installing SSB

If getting wet wasn't a factor, should the tuner be mounted outside close to the backstay? The advice I read said there was considerable loss in the short distance from the tuner inside while making...
Forum: Electronics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 323
Posted By erps
Re: Installing SSB

I read somewhere that if the auto tuner can be installed outside, that makes for a better installation, but then you're getting further away from the ground portion of the antenna. All this radio...
Forum: Orphan Brands 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 12,489
Posted By erps
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

Saw this Fraser 41 leaving Pt. Roberts a couple days ago:
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t46/sv_nikko/IMG_2616.jpg (http://s157.photobucket.com/user/sv_nikko/media/IMG_2616.jpg.html)

Then...
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By erps
Re: Clogged fuel filter woes - advice

I learned the lesson about keeping your tanks full during the winter the hard way this spring. Nikko carries 100 gallons of diesel in two tanks. We ran one tank down to where we believed it had...
Forum: Orphan Brands 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 12,489
Posted By erps
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

Elsie and he are in the white pages, Langley B.C.
Forum: Orphan Brands 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 12,489
Posted By erps
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

We were in Garden Bay last month and saw the Fraser at the entrance to Gun Boat Bay, but we didn't go over this year to see if there was still a for sale sign on it. Aire DeKleer's boat, Omega is...
Forum: Diesel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 666
Posted By erps
Re: Volvo Engines

We have an old Volvo engine in our boat. It's worn out with a little over 3000 hours on it. Parts are expensive and some of them are hard to come by. We're going to do a repower and it won't be...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,188
Posted By erps
Re: Elevator method of COB recovery mixed results

I've brought folks back on board a small craft an onto the swim step of our work boat by rolling them onto the boat with two lines. Bring the body along side. Secure two lines to the boat. Run the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-09-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By erps
Re: Can batteries be wired in series AND parallel?

It's been a long time since I worked on trucks, but the switch was a single solenoid switch that activated when the starter was activated. It supplied 24 volts to the starter. What I don't remember...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By erps
Re: Can batteries be wired in series AND parallel?

Highway trucks have a series parallel switch on them to run their 24 volt starters momentarily off a 12 volt system.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-06-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1,829
Posted By erps
Re: Sudden inability to sail upwind

That would be my guess too.
Forum: Diesel 06-28-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By erps
Re: Compression release lever

Do you have a manual for the motor?

If not and it weas me, I'd pull the lever up slowly while the motor was running to see if I could tell when the linkage was bouncing against the valve springs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-17-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By erps
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-11-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,466
Posted By erps
Re: Thoughts on SPOT and inReach?

So we should be getting our InReach any day now. I was looking at the SPOT plans and reading some of the reviews when one of the folks commenting on SPOT said he dumped his and went with InReach. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-11-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2,127
Posted By erps
Re: A phone call you don't want to receive

We kept a previous boat on a mooring several years ago and it did break loose and drift up on shore during a high tide. We got the call from the Sheriff's Office notifying us at 4:00 a.m.

So a...
Forum: Orphan Brands 06-06-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 12,489
Posted By erps
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

I'll see what I can do. Our HIN (hull identification number) is on the transom, upper starboard side visible from the outside of the boat.
Forum: Orphan Brands 06-05-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 12,489
Posted By erps
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

I spoke to Aire DeKleer this past weekend. I was jotting notes as fast as I could to reconcile some of the different stories I've heard about how their boats got started. He's offered to meet me at...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-05-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 493
Posted By erps
Re: Phantom Current Drain

I had the exact same problem with one of our previous boats. My recollection is that there was an additional grounding wire in the system that bypassed the shunt for the battery monitor. Even...
Forum: Orphan Brands 05-29-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 12,489
Posted By erps
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

So I've had enough folks mention that there ought to be a Fraser website that I registered a Fraser website. It's called fraserboats.com It's not up yet. I got a hold of the owners of "Circa" and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-15-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By erps
Re: Checking Alternator

Turn your battery switch off and then check the largest terminal on your alternator and/or starter to confirm there's not juice there. Or you could just disconnect the negative terminals on your...
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