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Search: Posts Made By: pegasus1457
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-24-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By pegasus1457
Re: Knotmeter sensor is stuck!

Good news! I was able to coax the paddlewheel assembly out of its though-hull. I drizzled some mineral oil down the outside of the assembly, and then I probed the exterior (outside the boat) with a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-23-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By pegasus1457
Re: Knotmeter sensor is stuck!

The boat is on the hard. I have examined the exterior of the paddlewheel and it looks clean to me. It rotates freely.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-23-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By pegasus1457
Knotmeter sensor is stuck!

I need to remove the knotmeter paddlewheel assembly from the through hull to diagnose the reason for no reading at the readout unit. It is an old Signet unit, and the sensor is firmly stuck in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-15-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By pegasus1457
It takes more than a short burst of power in...

It takes more than a short burst of power in reverse before I have control of where we are going. I normally do this out in the channel before entering the alley where my slip is located, in order to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-14-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By pegasus1457
Propeller question

I have an older Martec folding prop on my Pearson 32. It has always been difficult to back down using it. It takes almost a minute before it decides which direction to move in.. Then, at the end of...
Forum: Diesel 10-21-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,469
Posted By pegasus1457
Did you ever resolve your problem? If so, what...

Did you ever resolve your problem? If so, what did it turn out to be?
Forum: Diesel 10-17-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,104
Posted By pegasus1457
Try contacting Torresen Marine. Their site...

Try contacting Torresen Marine. Their site invites you to call them for help in locating the (no longer manufactured) Universal engine control panel.

Universal 300667 Ships Store Torresen...
Forum: Diesel 10-09-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 789
Posted By pegasus1457
Good point, Maine (as usual). The oil was warm,...

Good point, Maine (as usual). The oil was warm, but I had not yet opened the fill cap. I was not sucking air, just nothing moved.

In the end I stuck my sucker hose down the dipstick hole and got...
Forum: Diesel 10-09-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,469
Posted By pegasus1457
It can only be one thing ---

If your engine is fresh water cooled, it can only be one thing. The reason I am so certain is that I just went through identical symptoms..

Your heat exchanger is plugged up with mineral deposits....
Forum: Diesel 10-09-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 789
Posted By pegasus1457
Oil drain on Universal M4-30

My M4-30 has an oil drain hose attached to the bottom of the crankcase.
There is a threaded plug at the outlet end of this hose. When I unscrew the plug and insert my sucker hose, I don't get...
Forum: Diesel 09-03-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,205
Posted By pegasus1457
steam cleaning

Can steam cleaning be done with the tank on the boat?

What access is required to the inside of the tank? There are no inspection ports on my tank. Just the fill, the two connections to/from the...
Forum: Diesel 09-03-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,205
Posted By pegasus1457
Cleaning out fuel tank

My primary fuel filter recently clogged after less than 10 gals of diesel fuel passed through it, making me suspicious of the state of the fuel tank.

I have been scrupulous about where I buy my...
Forum: Diesel 08-03-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,078
Posted By pegasus1457
Now I am really confused by your answer... ...

Now I am really confused by your answer...

The thermostat is in a housing which is part of the engine manifold. The hot water heater is heated by engine coolant (not raw sea water) which comes...
Forum: Diesel 08-03-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,078
Posted By pegasus1457
Does this mean that the thermostat is a different...

Does this mean that the thermostat is a different type from what would be used in a non-bypass configuration?

I guess the bypass loop in my engine is what is used to heat the water in the water...
Forum: Diesel 08-02-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,078
Posted By pegasus1457
What is a bypass-type circuit (coolant)?

I have been diagnosing an overheating problem on my Universal M4-30, and, in the process have been studying Peter Compton's Troubleshooting Marine Diesels. In his troubleshooting chart he mentions...
Forum: Diesel 06-28-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,209
Posted By pegasus1457
Thanks

Denise --

Thanks for your reply. I had already looked at the thread you refer to, and got the Kubota block corresponding to my Universal model, but I guess I didn't read far enough down the thread...
Forum: Diesel 06-28-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,209
Posted By pegasus1457
Source for Universal diesel parts?

I am having a problem with overheating in my fresh-water cooled engine, and am in the midst of diagnosing it.

One of my diesel engine books recommends measuring the cooling water throughput at the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 4,231
Posted By pegasus1457
Sailmaker required

After reading your response I re-read your initial post, and I think now I can picture what is going on in your sail track. If I get it right, the sail slugs are bumping into the stopper (why is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 4,231
Posted By pegasus1457
Reefing cringle?

Are you sure that the "reefing point" at the luff is not a cringle for the Cunningham? The reefing cringle (or cringles) should be far enough up on the luff that you don't have to drop slides out of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-18-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 3,086
Posted By pegasus1457
Vector is also made by Black and Decker

I found this out by accident when I called the local service facility to ask about return for repair under warranty. The rep asked me: "is this a Vector charger?"

Next time I will choose a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-18-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 3,690
Posted By pegasus1457
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-18-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 3,690
Posted By pegasus1457
Attachments are gone

Knothead --
The attachments are no longer visible on the sailnet server :(
I assume these were the digital photos of the Hyde manual ?
Could you post them again or PM them to me?

Thanks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-18-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 3,690
Posted By pegasus1457
Lubrication requirements for Hyde furlers?

Does anyone know how to lubricate the Hyde roller furling system? Grease, oil, dry lubricant? Where does it go?

I didn't find any answers on the RigRite.com web site.

Thanks for any help
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-17-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 3,086
Posted By pegasus1457
Black and Decker RIP

Didn't quite make it --

I bought my B&D smart charger in mid-December and ran it overnight 2 days /month to keep my 2 batteries happy over the winter.

I took it to the boat today to charge my...
Forum: Electronics 01-17-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 44,349
Posted By pegasus1457
Report from Europe

I am writing this from France. I took my ERIS (Android) phone for a walk today.
There is NO useful phone service here - all Europe runs on GSM and my phone is the Verizon version (CDMA) which is not...
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