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Search: Posts Made By: dieselboy
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-04-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 4,276
Posted By dieselboy
Re: What did you learn to sail on?

A 16' Hobie cat i bought for $150 and used iron on patches to fix the sails .. I had no clue what i was doing... its amazing i lived..
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-04-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,330
Posted By dieselboy
Re: Fuel Consumption

Find out, all engines are not the same... I can tell you how if you like?

first, find a speed you like say 5 knots, and a comfortable rpm where the engine is not at max rpm" a good balance point...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 13,393
Posted By dieselboy
Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread

I have been trying to watch this move so much so i have been doing it installments. it just makes me so mad that so little research went in to it. RR did the best job he could with such poor...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 971
Posted By dieselboy
Re: A solar game-changer

Ive seen them the ones i like are the flexible units people are mounting in their Bimini's...
I have even molded my triple 100 watt fixed solar units to take on the shape my self so on any tack at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 4,029
Posted By dieselboy
Re: Alternative to Solar

Ive got a 38' Morgan 383 i run three 100 watt solar panels and a 300 watt wind. between them i run everything on my boat well. Now i have looked in to a pull behind for power but the consensus i...
Forum: Morgan 10-18-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,924
Posted By dieselboy
Re: Morgan 382 Value

I just got a 80 with a rebuilt Perkins and a lot of work in her for 37k.
Forum: Cal 03-17-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 4,155
Posted By dieselboy
Re: Cal Owners

Cal's are tough boats and id say we spend more time on the water that repairing our boats. =)
The guys that do my haul out refer to them as fast tanks.. lol

I have a cal 29 "1970" i have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-20-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 5,081
Posted By dieselboy
Re: Live aboard dream boat

Well, i will share not my first hand experience but what i have dug up on the GW 42?
I am looking in to one my self for the same reason just in more troubled waters. The Gulf area to go island...
Forum: Cheoy Lee 03-20-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 6,717
Posted By dieselboy
Experence with Golden Wave 42?

I am very interested in this boat. I am just looking for information on them and have not found much. Any suggestions on where to look?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-20-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 5,335
Posted By dieselboy
Re: cruising income

This is a topic i have looked at long and hard. As for long distance sailing i have not done but i have made $ or traded my services " i am a heavy Diesel mech" on land in places i have been just...
Forum: Diesel 03-20-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,098
Posted By dieselboy
Re: diesel stop solenoid

Yup that is true on the older Mech fuel systems. The introduction of electronic controlled injectors rendered that all but gone these days.

I removed my fuel solenoid long ago. I just did not want...
Forum: Diesel 03-20-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,930
Posted By dieselboy
Re: Westerbeke 30B Deceleration Stumble/Stalling

You just need to idle the engine up a bit. Its set to close to fuel shut off.
The fuel pump shop should of put that pump on a pump stand and ran it. If that was done then it should not shut down...
Forum: Diesel 03-20-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,379
Posted By dieselboy
Re: Volvo MD2030

On non turbo Diesels the oil stays cleaner for much longer. But all way be careful of fuel contamination in oil " which also make oil look very clear". You can not see fuel in oil but it is there...
Forum: Diesel 03-20-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By dieselboy
Re: Prop choice

Actually i did. Clueless was what i got. While im sure they know how to sell a prop and to repair one. The repower prop selection left them in the dark.
But it was a good idea, maybe i just need a...
Forum: Diesel 03-20-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,071
Posted By dieselboy
Re: rerouting fuel return away from tank

Here is why that would be a bad idea.

Fuel must re circulate to keep the fuel flowing and filtered.
It also raises the fuel temp to allow it to burn cleaner.
As fuel temp rises the little...
Forum: Diesel 03-20-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 17,032
Posted By dieselboy
Re: How to destroy a diesel in one easy step...

Actually, cold water in a hot engine gets steamed off. The water becomes steam and forces the engine to hyper contract which causes cracks. Diesels are not as prone to cracking as gas engine due the...
Forum: Diesel 03-20-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 17,032
Posted By dieselboy
Re: How to destroy a diesel in one easy step...

Being that this is my field i can say with out a pause that the number #1 killer of Diesel engine is... Water...
Water in to an intake acts like ball bearings and does not compress everything around...
Forum: Diesel 03-20-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By dieselboy
Prop choice

So i have a Cal 29 which the last owner repowerd with a Volvo 2002 Diesel.
I am sure it still has the 3 blade prop from the A-4. Being the a4 prop was designed for rpm not torque. What prop should...
Forum: Cal 12-27-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 3,231
Posted By dieselboy
I have heard from the original guy who owned my...

I have heard from the original guy who owned my cal 29 that it was called Pacific Blue. Which makes sense since it was built in California in the Pacific basin. How true that is???
Forum: Diesel 02-22-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,698
Posted By dieselboy
It would be better if you tell us which Volvo...

It would be better if you tell us which Volvo Penta you have rather than 9 hp.
I have a stack of service manuals and would scan what you need?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-21-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 7,434
Posted By dieselboy
Here is one for sale.. " its not mine ,i just saw...

Here is one for sale.. " its not mine ,i just saw the link though"
41' sail boat for sell/trade (http://houston.craigslist.org/boa/2225479129.html)
Forum: Cal 10-05-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By dieselboy
You whats a shame is i have a cal 29 cover and i...

You whats a shame is i have a cal 29 cover and i live in Houston,Texas.. I was built for my Cal 29 and i cant use it but it weighs so much to ship it would cost a small fortune.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-05-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,505
Posted By dieselboy
I found this.... By Members of fleet 1 ...

I found this....

By Members of fleet 1

In our last issue, Judy English (Kokapeli) wrote us that she has a problem with "play" in her tiller. We put the question out to the fleet and received...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-05-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,505
Posted By dieselboy
Well, now that is a low buck fix and self lubbed...

Well, now that is a low buck fix and self lubbed as they move around. :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-05-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,505
Posted By dieselboy
Play around the tiller shaft?

So, i have been searching for more information on the tiller shaft and bearing ,sleeve or what ever is down there and come up with......nothing?
Any one know how to get the slop out of a tiller on a...
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