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Search: Posts Made By: mbowser
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 2,937
Posted By mbowser
Re: Kiwigrip - first experience...

KiwiGrip is easy, but as with most paint applications, surface prep is the key. Taping out the areas took the most time especially areas where circular patterns were required. Once the tape is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By mbowser
Re: Wheel forward in cockpit

I just converted my boat back to tiller steering after having a pedestal located in the forward end of the cockpit. The previous owner moved it forward because he was moored up in Maine where it can...
Forum: Diesel 07-23-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By mbowser
Re: Wrapping Exhaust Header

I was hoping that I could go the automotive route, much cheaper and easier to source. I'll give it a try. Thanks. Now if I can only get the manifold back on the beast.
Forum: Diesel 07-23-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By mbowser
Wrapping Exhaust Header

I'm currently battling war number 2 with my Westerbeke w21 that until 2 weeks ago, hadn't been started in 5 years. With all of your help I got it running nicely again, but even though I replaced...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-17-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,568
Posted By mbowser
Re: What the heck is this?

It's part of my early coax cable replacement program. :o
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-16-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By mbowser
Re: Fairing interior fiberglass after core replacement

Wow, that's impressive, I couldn't imagine re-coring from the inside. Mine was bad enough from the top but I guess I shouldn't whine because at least I had gravity on my side.

Big kudos to you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,568
Posted By mbowser
Re: What the heck is this?

Mystery solved, I got in there this afternoon and pulled it out along with a huge amount of wiring. On the back side it's clearly labeled and is some sort of control box for an old fathometer that I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,568
Posted By mbowser
Re: What the heck is this?

It certainly will be coming out, I can't stand anything but simplicity and this upsets the engine compartment's feng shui. I'm just curious what it is.
Forum: Alberg 07-15-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 400
Posted By mbowser
Alberg 35 for sale on Craigslist

Just saw this this morning:

1963 Alberg 35 Sailboat (http://maine.craigslist.org/boa/4568904911.html)

No affiliation, just re-posting. Could be a good project boat for a brave soul. The...
Forum: Diesel 07-14-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By mbowser
Re: Westerbeke 30B motor clicking, high amp draw

I wonder if the 'idiot' buzzer is broken and he has the ignition switch in the 'on' position even though he is sailing. While I was trying to get my w21 started over the past few days I temporarily...
Forum: Engines 07-14-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 753
Posted By mbowser
Re: Restarting Engine after 5 years

I want to give everyone a HUGE Thanks for all the help. Without everyone's help I would have given up and shelled out probably hundreds of dollars for a diesel tech. to make a house call and get it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,568
Posted By mbowser
Re: What the heck is this?

I knew it, if anyone has seen my other thread about starting a diesel after five years, this may be the problem I'm having; the Ectoplasm is not getting to the injectors. I think I'll hook the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,568
Posted By mbowser
Re: What the heck is this?

Ha, yes I suppose I can. Engine and electrical are my big boat knowledge failings so I'm always cautious about pulling anything out that I don't understand (or even know what it is).
The boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,568
Posted By mbowser
What the heck is this?

I came across an odd item tucked away in my engine compartment this weekend while practicing my contortionist positions. It isn't visible unless your head is literally resting on the water pump.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,548
Posted By mbowser
Re: How can I tell if my diesel is bad?

This is interesting, I wish I had added one of these products before I pumped the 25 gallons out, but now that I have and have done a 'rinse' with fresh diesel, I don't think I'm going to try it. ...
Forum: Engines 07-13-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 753
Posted By mbowser
Re: Restarting Engine after 5 years

Excellent, I will try that tomorrow. Thanks.
Forum: Engines 07-13-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 753
Posted By mbowser
Re: Restarting Engine after 5 years

I guess it must be; I'm looking through the service manual though and there is nothing that talks about bleeding the fuel system since it has an electric fuel pump and is 'self-priming'.
I used to...
Forum: Engines 07-13-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 753
Posted By mbowser
Re: Restarting Engine after 5 years

Hi Maine Sail,
Once it starts up for real will it eventually prime?
Forum: Engines 07-13-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 753
Posted By mbowser
Re: Restarting Engine after 5 years

Well, I tried the wd-40 in the intake and when I spray that in while cranking, the engine catches briefly. So does this mean that it is a fuel issue (ie. fuel not getting to the injectors?

I'm...
Forum: Engines 07-13-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 753
Posted By mbowser
Re: Restarting Engine after 5 years

Thanks denise,
I just gave it a go again, and I rechecked the connections and one was a bit loose, once I tightened it up it didn't get as hot (less resistance?).

The Westerbeke has an electric...
Forum: Engines 07-13-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 753
Posted By mbowser
Re: Restarting Engine after 5 years

Update on my westerbeke w-21 progress and more questions of course. I haven't gotten it running yet, but I think I'm pretty close.
I ended up doing the following:

*pumped all the fuel from the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,548
Posted By mbowser
Re: How can I tell if my diesel is bad?

So OP here, so I took a sample and looked at it in glass and honestly I couldn't see any appreciable clouding or 'haze', but after reading this rather heated debate, I decided to go the cautious...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,548
Posted By mbowser
Re: How can I tell if my diesel is bad?

Excellent, thanks.
I'll give it a try this afternoon.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,548
Posted By mbowser
How can I tell if my diesel is bad?

I just pumped 5 gallons of old (5 year old) fuel from my tank and I'm trying to figure out if it's bad or not. I did put stabilizer in it before putting it to bed long ago.

I have a tube that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By mbowser
Re: Rigging knife

I've got a Myerchin Gen 2 titanium. I love it and use it all the time. I like that it has an integrated clip that sits securely in your pocket without needing a separate shealth/case for the belt. ...
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