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Search: Posts Made By: Froggy
Forum: Diesel 07-06-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,126
Posted By Froggy
Re: Hans Christian 39 Pilothouse; Rebuild oldd engine versus repower with new

I almost bought one of the 9 about 10 years ago. It's name was (is?) Jolly Mon. The owner had repowered with an Izuzu 50 or 60hp I think, and he was very happy with it as it was underpowered with the...
Forum: Diesel 05-23-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 928
Posted By Froggy
Re: Volvo md7a overheating, temperature fluctuating

The thermostat that is in now might be for a Fresh Water cooled engine so it is opening up at 150 degrees or so when a Raw Water thermostat might open at 125 degrees. If you have the box it came in...
Forum: Engines 05-13-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By Froggy
Re: Fuel tank faux pas

Is the fill tube straight or are there curves. Has it gone all the way into the tank or could it be stuck somewhere in the tube? Try the magnet first. They have some really strong ones and then check...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-31-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,009
Posted By Froggy
Re: Terrible wiring job - where to start?

For myself, I have found this book from Amazon helpful.
Replacing Your Boat's Electrical System (Adlard Coles Manual)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,009
Posted By Froggy
Re: Terrible wiring job - where to start?

Oh yeah! I see yours and I'll show you mine. And this is only the top half! Taken just today and I have the same question: Where to start?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By Froggy
Re: Removing Deck Hardware Fasteners - No Luck

PB Blaster and Impact Driver. I got my driver from NAPA. It will last a lifetime. PB Blaster is amazing stuff and it really works. I just went through the same thing with stainless and aluminum.
Forum: Outboard 03-19-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 951
Posted By Froggy
Re: Mounting Outboard Bracket

Thank you for that imput!
Forum: Outboard 03-17-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 951
Posted By Froggy
Re: Mounting Outboard Bracket

Soooo, great feedback.
But the choir has started to sing a different song.
Has anyone had experiance with mounting an outboard on the transom of a sailboat?
How far should the prop be below the...
Forum: Outboard 03-17-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 951
Posted By Froggy
Re: Mounting Outboard Bracket

Thanks Faster and Ericb.
Faster that is just what I was worried about. Not only the handle hitting the transom when trying to release it but also the cowling. The clearance of the prop from the...
Forum: Outboard 03-17-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 951
Posted By Froggy
Re: Mounting Outboard Bracket

Sounds like a lot of work.
There are pictures of the bracket in the up and the down position on the internet. It was the actual working of going up and down I wanted to see. I want to see what the...
Forum: Outboard 03-16-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 951
Posted By Froggy
Re: Mounting Outboard Bracket

Thanks for the reply.
To answer your questions.
I have access to the interior of the transom so a backing plate should not be problem and I will use a wedge to make the transom plumb. I am...
Forum: Outboard 03-16-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 951
Posted By Froggy
Mounting Outboard Bracket

I need help as I am at a loss. I have searched all over the internet and cannot find anything. I want to mount an outboard bracket, I have a Garelick, and am not sure of some things. I have gone to...
Forum: Outboard 02-21-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,181
Posted By Froggy
Re: Lightest dinghy motor available

Recently I bought a Suzuki 2.5hp. Weighs 30lbs. Self contained fuel tank. Was looking at the Honda 2.3 but don't like the centrifigul clutch. If you give it to much throtle on startup it can start...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-21-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,538
Posted By Froggy
Re: Butyl tape good or bad

Butyl tape works and works well! There really is a difference between what Maine Sail has to sell and what the hardware/marine store sells. Maine Sail's is the one to go with. From my own experience...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-02-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By Froggy
Re: Solar battery charger showing 19 volts?

Isn't the meter showing: negative 19 volts?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-27-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By Froggy
Re: Dickinson Newport diesel heater - no fuel flow

This is what I did with mine. Removing the clean-out plug was the trick. And I was surprised to find out how much carbon build up was in the bottom of the tube.
Hope this works for you.
Cleaning...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-26-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By Froggy
Re: Dickinson Newport diesel heater - no fuel flow

Go here and page 33 should do it!
www.dickinsonmarine.com/Manuals/Diesel-Heater-Manual-2011-2.pdf
Forum: Diesel 01-10-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By Froggy
Re: Photos of my Yanmar 2qm20 riser

I would assume so but alas one should never assume. It would make sense though. Give these people a call and they will be able to help you: Google: Torresen Marine Supply. It's not an expensive part...
Forum: Diesel 01-06-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By Froggy
Re: Photos of my Yanmar 2qm20 riser

Already had it in hand! After reading many posts in the forum and seeing an attached photo of a cutaway Riser I thought it might be prudent. The big surprise after seeing the corrosion was the left...
Forum: Diesel 01-05-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By Froggy
Re: Going from Fresh Water Cooled to Raw Water Cooled

Four out of four.
The FWC stays! Thanks for the imput.
I think I'll switch the hoses for FWC water cooled pump to the RWC pump that way I can at least change out the RW impeller in a hurry....
Forum: Diesel 01-05-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By Froggy
Photos of my Yanmar 2qm20 riser

Thought I'd post these photos. Thank you Forum.
After not being able to achive more that 2000 rpm and reading the forum I decided to check out the mixing elbow. Twice. The first time I just took and...
Forum: Diesel 01-05-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By Froggy
Going from Fresh Water Cooled to Raw Water Cooled

I have a Yanmar 2QM20H RWC that was converted to Fresh Water cooled. It has about 2000 hrs on the meter. The thermostat was never changed over to a FWC thermostat so it has always been run at a low...
Forum: Diesel 12-30-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By Froggy
Yanmar 2QM20 Thermostat swap

I have a 2QM20 that was switched over to FWC from Raw Cooled. My problem is that my thermostat appears to be the original and opens at 120 degrees. I would like to get the temp higher by putting a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-01-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,310
Posted By Froggy
Re: Low hours on Yanmar 2QM20

Spend the bucks!
My oil analyisis cost about $45 for both the engine and transmission. I don't think that that is a lot of money to put up against major repairs that you might find. And it can be...
Forum: Diesel 09-29-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By Froggy
Oil Filter Yanmar 2qm20

Has anyone used any brand of oil filter besides the Yanmar brand filter for a 2QM20? And if so what kinds? Anything wrong wrong with the NAPA Gold 1563?
Thanks.
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