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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,145
Views: 80,348
Posted By Ritchard
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

This to Captain Jack:

I have many tens of thousands of miles on motorcycles, so I think I understand bikers.

My point is that for a great many people these symbols are wanna-be imagery. As...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,145
Views: 80,348
Posted By Ritchard
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

It's simple.

Dentists on Harleys tend not to be the badasses they wish they were and are trying to portray. People who claim to be crazy rarely are, an are often the most button-down people. ...
Forum: Diesel   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,333
Posted By Ritchard
Re: Not quite runaway Yanmar 2QM20

Update for y'all.

I tried for an hour and a half of magnet fishing to pull something out of the engine. I got doodly. I've decided that I am just gonna take my chances.

This evening I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,145
Views: 80,348
Posted By Ritchard
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Pirate flags are like dentists on Harleys, or people who claim to be "really crazy!"
Forum: Diesel   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,333
Posted By Ritchard
Re: Not quite runaway Yanmar 2QM20

JimsCAL, as far as I know, there is no drain plug on a 2QM20. I'm just gonna take my time fishing tonight, while liberally lubricating with beer.

R
Forum: Diesel   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,333
Posted By Ritchard
Re: Not quite runaway Yanmar 2QM20

So I am feeling pretty good tonight. A Diesel mechanic pal was able to spare me an hour this afternoon to save me from my own cowardice. We removed the forward access plate to get a look at the...
Forum: Diesel   06-21-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,333
Posted By Ritchard
Re: Not quite runaway Yanmar 2QM20

I got at the pump this morning. I had been afraid of breaking something on tis old corroded engine, but I sprayed it with PB blaster for a few days prior and it almost fell apart.

The fuel...
Forum: Diesel   06-18-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,333
Posted By Ritchard
Re: Not quite runaway Yanmar 2QM20

I've already got the manual, Rich, I just couldn't post the picture of the Governor yesterday. In fact I have two manuals, the Yanmar one, and a Seloc one. Interesting that both tell you how to...
Forum: Diesel   06-17-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,333
Posted By Ritchard
Re: Not quite runaway Yanmar 2QM20

Fryewe: Looks like mine has a clip.

Hunh. The Pic didn't attach.
Forum: Diesel   06-17-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,333
Posted By Ritchard
Re: Not quite runaway Yanmar 2QM20

Fryewe,

Thanks for your input - sounds like just the thing. I may take that cover off just for kicks, but with the shims and such, I am afraid of taking off the pump. Should I be? I might have...
Forum: Diesel   06-17-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,333
Posted By Ritchard
Re: Not quite runaway Yanmar 2QM20

Er, um, yeah, I'll let the mechanic drop all that stuff. I am going to step back.

He's also way smaller than me. I can hardly fit in there to do big stuff, let alone fiddly little stuff.
Forum: Diesel   06-17-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,333
Posted By Ritchard
Re: Not quite runaway Yanmar 2QM20

RichH, that's what we were discussing last evening, a sticking fuel control rack. Though I called it a "piston". Glad to hear another concurring opinion, it might mean the repair is affordable.
...
Forum: Diesel   06-17-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,333
Posted By Ritchard
Re: Not quite runaway Yanmar 2QM20

We have determined that the fuel control "throttle" works from stop to stop both from the pedestal control and from the side of the engine. I do not have a working tach, so I cannot say that the...
Forum: Diesel   06-16-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,333
Posted By Ritchard
Re: Not quite runaway Yanmar 2QM20

I am trying not to say "throttle" but that's a term people understand. "Fuel lever" is better. Good.

There is no stop lever on my particular setup. The manual shows it as an option for the QM...
Forum: Diesel   06-16-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,333
Posted By Ritchard
Re: Not quite runaway Yanmar 2QM20

The throttle/governor control appears to be working correctly - the thing moves the same whether from the side of the engine or the pedestal. I *think* it is a normal range of motion. I am going to...
Forum: Diesel   06-15-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,333
Posted By Ritchard
Not quite runaway Yanmar 2QM20

I have had a frustrating spring with my old Endeavour 32, fuel system leaks nearly drove me batty. But that's over.

Yesterday I motored a couple of hours in slightly rough conditions. about an...
Forum: Engines   03-21-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By Ritchard
Quick Tach question

Since I got my boat a few years ago I always wanted a tachometer, the boat had never been fitted with one. I was very reticent to spend a bag of $ on a new yanmar flywheel tach sensor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-13-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,618
Posted By Ritchard
Re: Buying sails on line or from a local shop

This fellow is not far from you, has a great reputation and very reasonable prices.

Somerset_Sails (http://www.somersetsails.com/)
Forum: Endeavour   03-13-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By Ritchard
Re: E32 Cabintop handrails

I'm *pretty* sure they're through bolted.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-14-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,176
Posted By Ritchard
Re: The Dock Shoppe is back

Congrats on the Dock Shoppe opening. I'd like to offer another virtual High Five for Larry. Always enjoyed a chat with him - a really good guy. Ken too, of course.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-13-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,539
Posted By Ritchard
Re: Soft shackle with jib sheets

I am a big fan of soft shackles, and I really enjoy making them. I give them away all the time (they're cheap like borscht), and love to see people's faces when they begin to understand what I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-24-2014
Replies: 1,412
Views: 507,925
Posted By Ritchard
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I have a couple of those Westmarine go anywhere chairs, but rarely use them as they are so bulky and awkward to stow and retrieve - at least on my boat. comfy, but hardly worthwhile in our case.
Forum: Endeavour   11-16-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,089
Posted By Ritchard
Re: E32 prop shaft sizes-dimentions

The prop shaft on my '79 E32 with Yanmar 2QM20 is 1".
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-18-2014
Replies: 1,412
Views: 507,925
Posted By Ritchard
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Fair enough. Still a good idea.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-17-2014
Replies: 1,412
Views: 507,925
Posted By Ritchard
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Is there a reason you didn't just put the bolt in the chuck of the drill, and forget about the socket adapter and socket?
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