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Forum: Diesel   05-25-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,607
Posted By janice142
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

Hello David. When the job is complete I'll have the figures, and will post them in the final article on the engine swap.

And yet some will be fluid. I will post the specific hours charged for...
Forum: Diesel   05-22-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,607
Posted By janice142
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

Thanks Brent. I am not clear what purpose a decompression lever would have for Seaweed?

The alternator is incoming. A friend had one he pulled off his Yanmar (60 amp) when he replaced it with a...
Forum: Diesel   05-22-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,607
Posted By janice142
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

That is so true. Or something was a gift.

The heat exchanger is huge, and free. Thus it's perfect. :D

Thanks miatapaul. I'm working at keeping the articles informative. And if someone follows...
Forum: Diesel   05-22-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,607
Posted By janice142
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

That's the plan JimsCAL. From there, the hose goes to a Vernier water-lift muffler and then out the starboard side of the boat.

This is a picture of that unit:...
Forum: Diesel   05-22-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,607
Posted By janice142
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

Thanks David... I'm guessing today's been a tough day trying to herd kittens? Yours made me laugh for certain.

The blustery types don't last long on the water. The do migrate to boards though. I'm...
Forum: Diesel   05-22-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,607
Posted By janice142
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

You are absolutely correct. In that regard a bracket will be cut (torch, there is a welder on the shrimp boat next to me) that mounts up to the other side of the engine. In this picture, just above...
Forum: Diesel   05-21-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,607
Posted By janice142
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

The Marinization page has been updated. Originally I had the waterflow the opposite of what it actually is. Water is pushed into the unit and exits out the diagonal side. Picture here:
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Forum: Diesel   05-21-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,607
Posted By janice142
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

Update. 21 May 2015. I had my arrows wrong -- the coolant is pumped into the stainless box at the bottom and exits out the diagonal entrance. Though it appears that the raw water enters the exhaust...
Forum: Diesel   05-20-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,607
Posted By janice142
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

Thanks for reading... I'm due to speak with the lead mechanic tomorrow. It ought to be an interesting conversation. The points brought up here, and on a couple other sites are very useful.

I'll...
Forum: Diesel   05-19-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,607
Posted By janice142
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

Specs actually call for eight horsepower to move her at displacement speeds. And even with the 260, she never went fast. Schuckers are known for transom squat.

Completely empty with the tide the...
Forum: Diesel   05-19-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,607
Posted By janice142
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

That is a nice set-up Brian. Does any raw water go in your engine or is it strictly at the exhaust elbow?

In the islands the water temperature can be well above 80 degrees... perhaps that plays...
Forum: Diesel   05-19-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,607
Posted By janice142
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

Hello Denise. Thank you for your reply. I've inserted answers below in bold.



You have no idea Denise how much I'm looking forward to being once again mobile. And yes, of course a summation...
Forum: Diesel   05-19-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,607
Posted By janice142
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

Hello Brian. There is a separate heat exchanger. The stainless contains the exhaust pipe and the coolant from the heat exchanger will bring the temperature down. The additional raw water (a possible...
Forum: Diesel   05-19-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,607
Posted By janice142
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

We ended up through bolting a couple of large (1/2" x 6" x 30") angle aluminum to the stringers. That gave us a decent base to work from as this engine (and the Volvo that preceded it) are much...
Forum: Diesel   05-19-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,607
Posted By janice142
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

Hello JimsCAL... yes, that part of the system was covered in an earlier article about the Hayes Bell Housing. That piece was another one-off and it's already bolted up.

To find the link, check the...
Forum: Diesel   05-19-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,607
Posted By janice142
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

The Kubota is diesel so I'm not so concerned about fire. Originally Seaweed was gas powered. I've got all the peripherals spark proof.

Frankly torque curve is beyond my scope of knowledge at...
Forum: Diesel   05-19-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,607
Posted By janice142
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

There is a separate copper heat exchanger. The stainless box which I called a manifold might better be called a riser or exhaust elbow...

And the copper unit is big. Actually it was from a Mercury...
Forum: Diesel   05-18-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,607
Posted By janice142
Repowering with a Tractor Motor

I'm in the process of repowering, using an inexpensive 18hp Kubota tractor engine in my boat. Marinizing the cooling system is the latest piece published in the series about the process. If this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-18-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,653
Posted By janice142
Re: solid vs inflatable dinghy

I love Algae... I don't worry about her, can drag her onto a shoreline without issue and she suits me fine. Plus she's a breeze to row. A small trolling motor will push her along with ease in silence...
Forum: herSailNet   08-29-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,950
Posted By janice142
Do You Sail Solo?

I do wonder at folks who buy boats that require more than one individual to run. Of course I chose a boat that as a soloist I can handle without help. Still, on passages I will have FROM NOW ON an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-28-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,967
Posted By janice142
Re: Worse than a garage... I may need help

I too have Too-Much-Stuff-itis however I do make a concerted effort to always have everything put away. That way if it doesn't have a place stowed, out it goes.

There are exceptions -- at...
Forum: herSailNet   08-27-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 23,069
Posted By janice142
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

There is another option: a Man overboard practice. :D
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-26-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,852
Posted By janice142
Re: 25lb anchor on 22' boat?

I have a 23' miniature trawler and carry/use a 33 pound Rocna. And my next upgrade will be to 45 pounds. All chain -- just 100' at present but that's going to change to 150' next year. 25 pounds is...
Forum: herSailNet   08-26-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 23,069
Posted By janice142
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

I have Admiral on my boat card... it was that or Bilge Rat, both of which have been the titles most earned of late. But most people call me by the name of my boat and that's perfectly fine too.
...
Forum: herSailNet   07-26-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 23,069
Posted By janice142
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

Be VERY careful of your funds and your labor when involved in this boat girlgoessailing. I have seen more than one relationship hit the rocks and the fellow, well, he owns the boat. It says so on the...
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