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Search: Posts Made By: Rockter
Forum: Diesel 1 Day Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Rockter
Re: How do I remove exhaust elbow plugs?

Mary....

Which plug is it?.... point it out on this diagram.....

Volvo Penta Exploded view / schematic Cooling Syst, Induction and Exhaust Manifold. Seawater-cooled Engine. 2001, 2001B, 2001AG,...
Forum: Diesel 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By Rockter
Re: MD7 Diesel in motor oil ?? maybe MD 7

Check the diaphragm on the engine-mounted lift pump. It may be leaking. That's all I can think of.

I don't think that leaking past the rings would do it. they would have to be leaking like crazy...
Forum: Diesel 5 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By Rockter
Re: Re power choices for Sweden 36

Do not touch another Volvo. Later you will get savaged for spare part prices.
I would go for one of the top-flight Japanese motors.
They will probably rev higher, so you need to be ready for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,022
Posted By Rockter
Re: de-humidifier recommendation?

Guys...
Thanks for all your help.
I just want a wee model that kills the worst of the moisture.
It is not too damp in Invernesshire, but it will still help.
The West of Scotland is far worse.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,022
Posted By Rockter
Re: de-humidifier recommendation?

Guys....

Thanks.

How much power do they use, typically?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,022
Posted By Rockter
de-humidifier recommendation?

Guys...

I wanted to fit a wee dehumidifier now that I have shore power.
I wanted to fit it over the sink so that it would drain away without having to be emptied regularly.
Is there a model you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,341
Posted By Rockter
Re: Death of in-mast furling/new mast

$14,000 for mast pull and re-paint????

Gold paint, 10 mm thick???
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,222
Posted By Rockter
Re: So this happened here yesterday.

1200 hp in not-so-good visibility.
It is not that foggy in the pictures

He will get strung up for that one, methinks.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,929
Posted By Rockter
Re: Melting Glaciers Lead to the Freak Phenomenon Of "Dead Water"

"Stops a ship in the middle of the ocean"?????

What????

Damn it, not the climate change outfit again, is it?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 4,301
Posted By Rockter
Re: I Paid a Dude. And I Liked It.

I pay for the teak cosmetic work.
The rest I try to do myself.
In a way I know it is done to some reasonable(?) minimum standard when I do it myself, and it is certainly cheaper.
.
Forum: Learning to Sail 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,223
Posted By Rockter
Re: Prop walk on a Crealock 37

Diana :

Same problem on my Polaris 36.
Really, they do not respond to the helm when going astern until you have built up so much speed that it can get more than a bit frightening.
Also, when...
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By Rockter
Re: Removing KM2P from 2GM20F

On the Volvo MD 17C it is not difficult. If it has not been removed for a long time it can need a bit of a thump with a mallet. Four bolts hold the Volvo 'box on, if I remember. It went on again...
Forum: Engines 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By Rockter
Re: Volvo Penta 2002 Fresh Water Cooling System

In a closed FW cooled motor, the anti-freeze never gets to the exhaust, unless there is a leak.
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By Rockter
Re: Removing KM2P from 2GM20F

trant :

Watch for falling spacers!
I don't know that gearbox.
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By Rockter
Re: Removing KM2P from 2GM20F

It would be one heck of a design failing if you had to pull an engine out to get a gearbox off the motor.

It should not be necessary to take the shaft coupling off either. They really can be rock...
Forum: Diesel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 703
Posted By Rockter
Re: Raw water pump...what's normal?

When you on a tack and the boat is leaned over hard, the water may drain out of the engine cooling intake. It takes longer and needs higher revs to re-establish the flow.
Forum: Engines 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By Rockter
Re: How to jack up diesel to replace motor mount?

You will have to free both rear mounts. The wee nuts are likely to be rusted in there and may be reluctant to move. A big chunk of 4"x4" (or similar) could be wedged in there to lift the motor at the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,667
Posted By Rockter
Re: Anybody ever go too big?

My Polaris 36 ft is as big as I want to go, alone.
I would not want to go bigger.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
Posted By Rockter
Re: Mono hull to Cat

Multi-hulls don't roll much, but man, they certainly can pitch.
They are certainly fast.
They are not for me, though.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,948
Posted By Rockter
Re: Steering cable replacement, SS, hi-tech line or what?

I wonder why it was so stiff to move?
Forum: Diesel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,627
Posted By Rockter
Re: Volvo Engines

The relationship with Volvo is likely to be strained, at best.

The original series of engines MD17C is typical of the design (I have got one) are very fine motors but and this is a big but, they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-28-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By Rockter
Re: Albin Vega Deck Gasket - Mast Reinforcement

My friend, be very careful about even the thought of taking the deck off. The moment you do, the hull and will distort, and you may find that they do not want to go back together again.
Forum: Engines 01-27-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By Rockter
Re: 1gm10 yanmar is stuck

Gal...

For a compression check, you have to take out the injector and put a pressure gauge in the same place, then crank the engine.

If you have started in reverse, you noticed exhaust gases...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-25-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,829
Posted By Rockter
Re: When is a dirty bottom hopeless

Hazardous waste? Seaweed? Throw it back in to the sea. The sea is absolutely full of similar hazardous waste.
Forum: Diesel 01-22-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Rockter
Re: Fresh Water System Leak - Universal M2-12

Skipper :

Good work. I guess a new or used heat exchanger will fix it. it's good you traced it. The motor would have overheated something awful in the end.
I guess it does not have to be the...
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