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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-24-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 1,298
Posted By PatrickMcHugh
Eberspacher BN4 heater

I posted this same question at "The Samba" a VW forum.
TheSamba.com :: View topic - Eberspacher BN4 in a sailboat... Is it feasible?...
Forum: Atomic 4   08-16-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,843
Posted By PatrickMcHugh
It runs! Started on the first crank! I have...

It runs! Started on the first crank! I have changed the oil three times and is starting to come out clear. One more time and it should be good to go.

What a good feeling. I need to repair the...
Forum: Atomic 4   08-10-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,843
Posted By PatrickMcHugh
Yes, I ordered it form Moyer, a Delco rebuilt...

Yes, I ordered it form Moyer, a Delco rebuilt unit. Thanks again! I will report back how this packing procedure works.
Forum: Atomic 4   08-10-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,843
Posted By PatrickMcHugh
I bought a starter today, and yes I put in 12...

I bought a starter today, and yes I put in 12 quarts of cheap oil to make sure all the parts were totally lubed up. I lowered it to 4 quarts before I attempted to start of course. I'll change the...
Forum: Atomic 4   08-09-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,293
Posted By PatrickMcHugh
I may be wrong, but i'll assume Moyers is not...

I may be wrong, but i'll assume Moyers is not going to keep around a bunch of not rebuilt motors. I'm looking for one to keep around for spare parts and if I rebuild mine i'd like to keep the boat...
Forum: Atomic 4   08-09-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,293
Posted By PatrickMcHugh
Are these motors still available? Would you be...

Are these motors still available? Would you be willing to ship to Virginia? Thanks!
Forum: Atomic 4   08-08-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,843
Posted By PatrickMcHugh
Well I spent the day fooling with the motor, I...

Well I spent the day fooling with the motor, I sucked out quite a bit of nasty oil and water then I filled the engine with 12 qts of SAE 30 and shot lots of PB blaster in the spark plug holes. After...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-06-2009
Replies: 572
Views: 151,248
Posted By PatrickMcHugh
WOW. What boat was that in?

WOW. What boat was that in?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-05-2009
Replies: 572
Views: 151,248
Posted By PatrickMcHugh
I have a MacGregor 25 trailer sailor that my wife...

I have a MacGregor 25 trailer sailor that my wife and I frequently sail in various places along the Chesapeake. The boat isn't anything to write home about, but it's our first and we're having a...
Forum: Atomic 4   08-03-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,843
Posted By PatrickMcHugh
Thanks for all the help! I am going to bring all...

Thanks for all the help! I am going to bring all my tools, some mineral spirits, RTV and some fresh fluids down to the boat for a Saturday, it'll run!
Forum: Atomic 4   08-02-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,843
Posted By PatrickMcHugh
Well shoot, that's at least worth a try. The...

Well shoot, that's at least worth a try. The worst that happens is it doesn't work.

Did you lift the engine out of the boat? I'm still considering this since the boat is an hour and a half...
Forum: Atomic 4   08-02-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,843
Posted By PatrickMcHugh
Oh yeah, here's the boat! ...

Oh yeah, here's the boat!

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c171/Patmandu57/CIMG3184-1.jpg
Forum: Atomic 4   08-02-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,843
Posted By PatrickMcHugh
Swamped Atomic 4

I just picked up an Ericson 30 with an Atomic 4. The boat has seen a good deal of neglect, the cockpit drains were all clogged when I got it which flooded the engine up to the bolt on the flywheel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-15-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,159
Posted By PatrickMcHugh
Aaah, I see. I don't know that quite yet.

Aaah, I see. I don't know that quite yet.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-15-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,159
Posted By PatrickMcHugh
I figure this would be an issue, even if we could...

I figure this would be an issue, even if we could get a 5-10 degree air temp drop, that would be awesome!

I will be using a 50gph pump sucking in 70 degree water on an 80 degree night, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-15-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,159
Posted By PatrickMcHugh
What do you all think about sending a small...

What do you all think about sending a small weighted tube down near the bottom and pumping that cold water through a heat exchanger with a fan? The water has got to be pretty cold down there albeit...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-15-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,159
Posted By PatrickMcHugh
Swamp Coolers

We own a 25 foot MacGregor 25 that we frequently sail in the Chesapeake bay. We love the boat and have a great time with it. The only complaint my crew (wife and 2 dogs) have is that it can get...
Forum: MacGregor   08-16-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 2,287
Posted By PatrickMcHugh
I've been following your troubles, hope...

I've been following your troubles, hope everything works out! If not, i'm looking for a mainsail... And some cushions... Etc. Etc. Etc.. Thanks!
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