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Search: Posts Made By: kd3pc
Forum: Diesel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Yanmar diesel black smoke/soot

almost always, black soot/smoke is an air to fuel mix problem....filters, blockage in the air pathway, either intake or exhaust.

These are usually cheaper things to fix, before you get in to pumps...
Forum: Engines 02-09-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Need Rear Engine Mount for Volvo Penta 2002.

you really should spring for a new unit. The mount does a lot of work and keeps things aligned correctly. Labor is the same for doing it both ways, but do it once and be done with it.
Forum: Engines 02-08-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By kd3pc
Re: How to jack up diesel to replace motor mount?

usually you can find a place to use a lever or crowbar on the frame or structure, have some one apply pressure, while you slip a block or pair of wedges under.

You will need to at least loosen the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Potomac or Rappahannock?

2nd vote for the Potomac, I am on Mill creek off the Birthday Cake and enjoy being able to go almost anywhere and everywhere.

We were in Deltaville, for a year back in the late 1990's - mostly to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-18-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Boat surveyor near Topping Virginia?

Ray Walden has served my needs well. Been in the area his whole life and is well regarded.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-26-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,375
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Major Hull damage - Cheoy Lee Ludders

It is only time and money...and it can be fixed, but as rugosa says, it may not be "worth" it, down the road.

ie You may never break even or not lose big time on your time and money. As slowly as...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-24-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 5,400
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Would you work 1 additional year to go from $50k to $150k boat

split it a bit differently,

work the next year and spend some time on the same $50K boat, and bank the rest for the unexpected or once in a lifetime events that seem to come up.

Especially if...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-19-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,526
Posted By kd3pc
Re: East Coast Marinas - need no frills just less expensive?

the northern neck of VA has some of the least expensive slippage on the bay, and we have always kept our boats in year round.

Now, the liveaboard thing may present some looking or at least require...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Stereo install

small boat.... I used one of the iPod boom boxes...they were great, and even on battery power (recharge) would last most of the day.

a bit bigger boat, with batteries and charger.... I use regular...
Forum: Diesel 12-01-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Ford Lehman 2715

equals Ford Lehman Tractor engine 8100

....but for the most accurate information and parts, be sure to contact Bob or Brian at American Diesel
They'll have it. Or they can tell you why it is no...
Forum: Diesel 11-22-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Timray engines

why oh why would you volunteer to do this...

consider instead a boat with a mainstream engine..

any perceived savings on this boat, will quickly evaporate in searching for or fabricating a...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 11-08-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 991
Posted By kd3pc
Re: New listing for Fuji 35

Awesome deal, wish I could be back on the water in her. Or even stuck on a lake here in TN with her.

All the best to whomever gets her.....all for the price of a used car.
Forum: Diesel 11-03-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 963
Posted By kd3pc
Re: diesel engine/ new

they are of questionable manufacture and reliability. When a major portion of your refit is labor...why take a chance on something known to be an issue. You will need to...
Forum: Diesel 10-30-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Priming Racor fuel

sounds like a missing/damaged gasket or O-ring...some of the racors have a small O-ring that is easy to miss, or double ring.

which racor and filter? KNowing that may help
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,139
Posted By kd3pc
Re: West Marine & SCUBA Gear?

Is there a west marine on the eastern shore, that is easy to get to ??

Leave scuba to shops that have expertise and training and well kept equipment.
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 10-13-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,179
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Boat sizing for Fam of 4 with no Personal Space Issues

the previous owner of Gemini and his son, IIRC did several atlantic crossings and several around England, Scotland. There were/are several owners who used to post of their travels on the Gemini Gems...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 10-13-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,179
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Boat sizing for Fam of 4 with no Personal Space Issues

not sure what limits you are referring to on the Gemini...they have crossed ocerans, all be it with an eye on the weather window and some realistic respect for mother nature.

We found our Beneteau...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 10-12-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 942
Posted By kd3pc
Re: How to use kids lifejacket and harness together

when our son was young, we went with a small adult pfd, and went to a climbing gear shop, like REI. We purchased an appropriate size, for some reason they have a better selection of sizes, climbing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-11-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,529
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Diesel engine strange problem

check the governor and lift pump filter (side of engine)....either can cause what you are experiencing. If you have changed the lift pump filter, then I would suspect the lift pump itself.

Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-03-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Sabre 32 v Sabre 30 MKIII

Either will serve you well. And then some. An excellent build and great sailing to boot.

I would get the boat that is in the best possible condition for the budget you have set.

Best of luck...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-19-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,050
Posted By kd3pc
Re: hardwood plywood source has some, but approaching $200 a sheet, and still add shipping. VEry reputable quality woods.

Depending on how DIY you are, you can get "mahogany" at...
Forum: Atomic 4 09-17-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,712
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Carb Problem?

burning rich, very rich. Float not set properly and idle/mixture not set properly. Don't waste your time on a compression check.

Be VERY careful with "the boat smells like gas" as vapors/fumes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-06-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By kd3pc
Re: West System Resin over Varathane?

I always prefer to strip and then use the West, and have had great results.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Looking to purchase a hunter - First sailboat

should be a fine boat, and a decent survey will steer you towards specific areas that may need additional surveys (engine and rigging).

It is a great boat to learn on, perhaps a little big to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-31-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By kd3pc
Re: lightning on a mooring

they are pretty light and will blow around a lot in stormy weather or strong winds. If you are around to beach her before the weather comes in, you may be OK.

And as Art says, they are open boats...
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