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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-30-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 10,188
Posted By pma_foyl
sailor Mitch, I love the P424 and kick...

sailor Mitch,

I love the P424 and kick myself every day for selling mine. I look at them frequently and when I find the right one, it is the boat I'll buy again.

Innovative and useful...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-21-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 10,188
Posted By pma_foyl
If you're interested in nice Pearson interiors,...

If you're interested in nice Pearson interiors, see the 424. Mahogany, teak and holley abound. On deck, there is just the right amount of teak as well (only a mild pain to keep up with). Also, 424 is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-15-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 593
Posted By pma_foyl
Seattle Boat Broker - recommendations???

I'm looking for a new boat in my new location "Seattle" and wondered if anyone in the neighborhood could recommended a strong local broker to assist in my search.

By 'strong', I mean a "real...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-15-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 3,822
Posted By pma_foyl
Less uplifting, but equally entertaining!

Those quotes are quite inspirational (and undoubtedly true), but my favorite (and utterly truthful) cruising quote is this Bierce-like definition:

Cruising: The fine art of repairing your boat in...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   03-09-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 1,085
Posted By pma_foyl
Seeking SoCal Partner - I''''ll Help With Your Boat $$/Chores

I''m a knowledgeable life-long sailor who just sold his boat. I''m already DYING to have another, but thought perhaps I could find a partner. If you have a cruising boat (I don''t race) and you''re...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-29-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 1,453
Posted By pma_foyl
"Modified" Fram Oil Filter

During a recent oil change, I found that no oil was circulating past my newly installed Fram PH8A oil filter. This is the same make/model of filter that was "working" on the engine (W60) when I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 5,555
Posted By pma_foyl
W60 - No oil pressure after oil change???

Hi Jack,

I''m glad to hear from you too. And I appreciate your thoughts. That''s EXACTLY what I thought, initially. But after talking with a local (and generally knowledgeable) boat supply store...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-26-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 5,555
Posted By pma_foyl
W60 - No oil pressure after oil change???

After DelmarRey suggested the Filter could be the problem, I investigated and found out why no oil was circulating: my Fram PH8A does NOT appear to be the right filter.

I had one (PH8A) on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-26-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 5,555
Posted By pma_foyl
W60 - No oil pressure after oil change???

Thanks DelmarRey,

I''ll explore the "faulty filter" possibility. I''m pretty sure the sending units ARE down-stream of the filter.

I extracted the oil using a terrible handpump device that uses...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-26-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 5,555
Posted By pma_foyl
W60 - No oil pressure after oil change???

I know this is hard to diagnose from a distance, but let me describe and see if you know of anything I might check, reset or ???

My Westerbeke 60 has been running great since rebuilding my...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-12-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,921
Posted By pma_foyl
San Fran to Los Angeles NON-STOP

As Jack (WHOOSH) stated, we did arrive safe and (essentially) sound in early mid-May. He is also correct that we do have some great adventure stories to tell for many years to come.

The trip was a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-21-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 1,125
Posted By pma_foyl
Autopilot "pivot"???

Yes, the "pushrod". When I grab the "drive unit" it moves slightly fore and aft (around the push rod; without disturbing the push rod) on it''s mounting. The mounted "base" is secure, but the unit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-19-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 1,125
Posted By pma_foyl
Autopilot "pivot"???

My below deck simrad/robertson (350L drive unit) autopilot mechanism is loose and "pivots" on its base (around the shaft that connects to/controls the rudder post). It''s not a huge movement; maybe a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-12-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 1,907
Posted By pma_foyl
Shortage of slips

Southern California is DEFINITELY having a slip shortage! I''m on waiting lists at a dozen marinas (many of them are NOT beautiful high-demand locales).

The hardest boats to place are 40-50''. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-12-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,238
Posted By pma_foyl
Holding Tank Pump Out Not Working

What would I be looking for when I check the vent?? What might he problem be?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-12-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,238
Posted By pma_foyl
Holding Tank Pump Out Not Working

I have a manual pump out for my holding tank. Till recently it worked flawlessly. This weekend while sailing offshore, I tried to empty it and it pumped bit, then stopped. I thought perhaps it was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-12-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 2,300
Posted By pma_foyl
Fuel Return Ratio

Gord,

Thanks for your very detailed response. This precisely what I was hoping for.

BoatBum, Sorry for the two posts. I didn''t realize this would confuse anyone (though I''d just recommend...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-10-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 2,300
Posted By pma_foyl
Fuel Return Ratio

Gord and Paul,

While I appreciate your replies, neither of you answered my question. Yes I''m aware that it is not a premium system configuration (as you said, "for obvious reasons"). So what I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-09-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 888
Posted By pma_foyl
Fuel Return Ratio

Here''s a highly variable question: How much diesel gets returned to the fuel tank in the process of running your engine, verses what gets burned.

For example, if I run my engine for 10 hours at a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-09-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 2,300
Posted By pma_foyl
Fuel Return Ratio

Here''s a highly variable question: How much diesel gets returned to the fuel tank in the process of running your engine, verses what gets burned.

For example, if I run my engine for 10 hours at a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-07-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 948
Posted By pma_foyl
Racor With Too Much Water??

Someone told me that when your Racor becomes over-full with water (ie. I didn''t drain it off in time), a floating ball inside the filter automatically shuts off fuel flow (to avoid sending a ton of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-06-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 1,026
Posted By pma_foyl
Diesel Deckplate ERUPTION

While trying to fill my diesel tanks, I put the nozzle in the fill hole and began pumping. Within a couple minutes, the fuel had "bubbled" (like carbonated soda) and run back up the fill pipe with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-06-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 1,259
Posted By pma_foyl
Diesel Deckplate ERUPTION

Here''s a new and freaky issue I''ve never seen (or heard of) before.

While trying to fill my diesel tanks, I put the nozzle in the fill hole and began pumping. Within a couple minutes, the fuel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 850
Posted By pma_foyl
Smoke in W60 engine compartment

I''m experiencing a tiny bit of wispy smoke coming from one side of my Westerbeke 60 engine (near raw water pump, thumb pump for bleeding, exhaust elbow, fresh water coolant reservoir, etc.).

My...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-17-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 1,270
Posted By pma_foyl
Deisel Rear Main Seal

I''m already afraid to ask this question, but if anyone with similar experience could give some insight, I''d really appreciate it.

I have a Westerbeke 60 (old) with "suspicious oil leaks" which...
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