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Search: Posts Made By: RichH
Forum: Diesel 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 451
Posted By RichH
Re: Engine running cool

If this engine is a RAW WATER COOLED engine (NO HEAT EXCHANGER) you dont want to use a 180░ T-stat. Using a 160░ instead of a 180░ T-stat will keep the cooling water in the range of BELOW about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By RichH
Re: Cat Cay to Chubb Cay

Do watch the tides 'just east' of Cat/Gun for best depth (6' MLW). Ive 'bumped' a few times through that area and since those episodes, I follow the Explorer Charts (on Garmin Chartplotter + hard...
Forum: Diesel 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By RichH
Re: canal turbulence - a word of warning

Id offer that such a 'heating/cooling incident' would be a prime cause to ... shut down, wait, and while sorting things out ... to enjoy a few wee drams of a noble 'single malt' - to help with the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 2 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By RichH
Re: Comment on my trim!

I never gave you my opinion on your two questions ......
Q1. Would you ever push for more depth in the sail than seen in 7367?
Depends on the wind/wave conditions ... and the more important helm...
Forum: Learning to Sail 2 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By RichH
Re: Comment on my trim!

My recommendations would be to thoroughly profile each sail by recording their 'output' versus: BOAT SPEED (VMG), vs. (apparent/true) angle sailed TO the wind, vs winds / seastate (wave height/wave...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,151
Posted By RichH
Re: Removing cabinetry

Thats all great if the original plug was either a friction fit or a 'varnish' glued plug; but, nowadays many of the plugs are quite shallow and are 'glued' with 5 min epoxy or styrene and youre not...
Forum: Diesel 5 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By RichH
Re: Best RPM for Yanmar 3HMF?

Why go to the expense of changing tachs?

You now KNOW that its not turning 4000 rpm but actually running 2900 (about 75% of max. rpm which is 'good'). Just mentally correlate, and know that 4000...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 928
Posted By RichH
Re: Interior Paint- marine grade or not?

I like to add "Penetrol" in my enamels for better 'flow out'. Do trials before committing - do websearch for "Don + Casey + roll + tip" for how to mix the proper amounts.
Forum: Learning to Sail 6 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By RichH
Re: Comment on my trim!

Q? - What are you attempting to do here? what sea state conditions are you setting up for?

My observations (assuming the 7367 boat is being sailed in light to light-moderate chop):
7367 is of...
Forum: Diesel 6 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By RichH
Re: Best RPM for Yanmar 3HMF?

Standard practice for long term life in service for just about any diesel is to be at ~75% of max. rpm when under 75% of full load.
4000 X .75 = 3000 rpm
If you continually run at 4000 rpm, plan...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By RichH
Re: Opinions needed on Marine Air (Dometic)

You need to find a dealer/distributor who has a mutual interest for the benefit of both parties.
Your dealer didnt make a 'sale', did he? ... because you saw-through the preponderance of his...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By RichH
Re: Centrifigal fuel water separator

Thats just 'filter' with a gravity sump on the inlet for water entrapment - a 'knock out pot'.

Any empty filter housing with 'bowl - down' (and drain) will do the same.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By RichH
Re: Opinions needed on Marine Air (Dometic)

I Have nothing but good to say about Dometic / Marine Air. - long time customer.

Seek out a LOCAL Dometic / Marine Air distributor/supplier, as many of these folks (if you negotiate intently &...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By RichH
Re: Centrifigal fuel water separator

Such are quite common for de-watering of molecular and emulsified water in technical oils.
The typical 'non-resinated' cellulose filter material used will, by itself, help to absorb water, but,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By RichH
Re: Centrifigal fuel water separator

Heres the water absorbing offerings from Racor: Parker - WATER ABSORBING ELEMENTS...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By RichH
Re: Centrifigal fuel water separator

Once you gravity 'drop' the visible water, consider to occasionally use a 100% CELLULOSE filter 'loaded' with the 'starch' hydroxymethylcellulose (the stuff used as a 'dehydrant' in baby diapers) ......
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By RichH
Re: diesel fuel funnel with filter

HA HA, youre correct on that one! ... hard particles 'that large' tend to help form a 'filter cake' on filter surfaces which enhance the filtration effect - otherwise known as a 'filter aid'. :-)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By RichH
Re: diesel fuel funnel with filter

Maine, thats a 'nominal' 10ÁM rating on the pump filter. Probably a (~▀20) somewhere near 30+ÁM at 100% removal efficiency.

Here's a close definition of 'nominal' ratings to help decipher...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By RichH
Re: diesel fuel funnel with filter

Whatever the 'flow rating' of the 127ÁM 'filter' is, divide that value by 127/30 = 4.2 for your new flow rate at atmospheric pressure when using a 30ÁM filter paper, etc.
Alternatively, to have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By RichH
Re: Diesel engine strange problem

• Re-install the fuel filters, and be sure to lubricate the o-rings and gaskets with fuel oil. You may have pinched an O-ring or gasket in the previous change-out -- very common, especially if you...
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By RichH
Re: Badly overheated Volvo MD6A...now no compression???

Although it may not be the cause ... that you mentioned a fouled exhaust manifold ... so, include in your check: for a stuck exhaust valve due to a pin hole leak (between the cooling side and the gas...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 839
Posted By RichH
Re: Funky funky chainplate puzzle

Consider to use straight bar-stock for your chainplate - no bends, no kinks, nor 'twists' (are 'stress risers' that make the metal less strong and promote fatigue cracking), no welds (heat affected...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By RichH
Re: Interlux Perfection Paint Problems

This is the gun that Im currently using. It has a removable 'filter' which plugs when the gel starts to 'kick' - I dont use it because its a PITA.
Amazon.com: G830 2.0 HVLP Gelcoat and Resin...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By RichH
Re: Interlux Perfection Paint Problems

The isocyanates are the very same compounds that killed hundreds in the infamous Bhopal disaster in India. Aerosolized isocyanates form ultra small liquid-particles that reach into the very small air...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 3,777
Posted By RichH
Re: Tayana 37: Coamings cut off - is this repairable?

The rudder config. - unbalanced barn door pintle hung rudder - will need a tiller arm that will absolutely dominate that cockpit. Such an 'unbalanced' rudder needs the mechanical advantage of wheel...
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