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Search: Posts Made By: JimsCAL
Forum: Diesel 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: 2gm20F non standard sensors

Yes, the sensors are (mostly) standard. Just look up any of the major instrument mfrs (like Teleflex or VDO) on a boat supply store website and you will find the temp sensors.

Here's one: ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 520
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Transom Lettering Height?

A big decision will be the height of the letters. Taller will also mean a longer name. When I did this a few years ago, I played with different height letters to see which would fill out the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Grampian flip over?

Sounds like you had way to much sail up for the conditions. You need to learn about reefing. While "flipping over" is not likely, a knock down in strong winds and doing some stupid is possible.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Oday 30 Prop Question

You definitely need to get some clearance between the prop and the strut. What was the problem with the folder? Did it have enough clearance?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 828
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Stuffing Box Hose Blues

I would measure the OD of the shaft log as carefully as possible. Based on your comments that your measurement of the stuffing box didn't include the barbs, it could be a 2 inch hose will work.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 595
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Old gelcoat chalking

Tell your guests to wear white pants.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 828
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Stuffing Box Hose Blues

Next size up in Buck Algonquin coupling hose is 2 inch. Looks like your choices are too small or too large.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Flat glass into curved frames Pearson 26

The original in the P26 was indeed laminated glass, not plastic. When I cracked one in mine (many years and two boats ago) I replaced it with Lexan.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Rotted Teak Toe Rail

That's an interesting approach to making up aluminum toerail using stock parts. Never saw it done before.

A less expensive alternative to teak might be ipe which is used in decks and weathers...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Spreader Boots

I've used these in the past and have been very happy with them. Very durable and much better quality compared to the Taylor vinyl ones.

Edson Leather Spreader Boot Kit...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Prop Shops close to Philadelphia

Sounds like any machine shop could do that work.
Forum: Diesel 3 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 329
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Repowering - Newer engine models

Our yacht club has two launches powered by Yanmar turbo-charged diesels. Not sure of the model(s), but the reliability of the turbos has been a non-issue. These engines get a LOT of use. One...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Your top 5 favorite sailing spots?


Or anyplace there's water and wind.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,389
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: How bad is this bottom issue (photo)

Flaking bottom paint. Not blisters. I've seen LOTS worse.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Groco Seacocks BV vs. FBV

Big advantage to the old tapered seacocks is that they can be easily repaired and lapped in many times. With a ball valve, if it starts leaking, you replace it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 2,032
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Oil pan for Universal Diesel

Really? Never heard this before. I doubt there is any difference between the pans on the Universal diesels and the Kubota diesels. I do know that the pan on the Universal 5411 on my previous boat...
Forum: Diesel 6 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: 3 GM 30 Yanmar, White Powder

I was at my boat today and looked at my 3GM30F and the service manual that's on the boat also. That plate gives access to the cooling passages in the head. In the raw water cooled engines, there is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Plumbing two fuel tanks

The thing to watch is the return (assume you have diesels). If you put valves in the lines and switch over the supply but not the return, the tank you are drawing from will be emptied and the other...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,292
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Drilling out stainless steel screws :(

Agree 100%. I bought a set from Sears several years ago - 3/8 drill and an impact driver. Total cost with two batteries was $100. Best money I ever spent on tools. The impact driver is SO much...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: AC recharging

A quick look online shows the current Cruisair units use R-410a, not R-134a. Putting the R-134a you get from the auto parts store into a unit using R-410a would be a disaster. Would require...
Forum: Engines 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Pondering a question on propeller performance

Reason for the wide blades on many props is the increase the surface area due to limitations on the diameter of the prop. The narrower blades on yours would probably result in less drag when...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Jabsco Head leak

If you didn't winterize it correctly, there's a chance your leak is due to a crack in the base. Just replace the whole thing since you already paid for it.
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: 3GM30F exhaust specs

While you would be better off with a 2 inch exhaust system, I think you could get away with adapting to the existing 1 1/2 inch. Might limit the max power a bit due to the increased back pressure,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Looking For A Prop

You have a Martec Elliptec. It's a good prop. You definitely should consider having it rebuilt. Martec does this all the time and does a great job for a reasonable price. Here's the link to info...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 488
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Temporary stanchion repair

Most stanchions are two pieces - the base and the pole. You should be able to replace the pole without having to do anything inside the boat. Had to replace one of mine and I also recommend...
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