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Search: Posts Made By: Donaldpeter
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-25-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By Donaldpeter
Companionway Hatch

Some years ago the companionway hatch on my Newport 28 II was painted, now the paint around the edges, approx 1 inch wide, is pealing off and the wood lamination underneath is falling apart in small...
Forum: Diesel 06-04-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,536
Posted By Donaldpeter
Re: Universal Engine Mounts

Saturday I disconnect the coupling, rotated one half around, while adjusting the starboard engine mount until the two coupling slid together and I was able to rotate one coupling half without fiction...
Forum: Diesel 06-01-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,126
Posted By Donaldpeter
Re: Universal 5411 or M15

Thanks Jim, I almost forgot why I cared, then I remembered I was considering replacing the old three engine mounts but I needed to know the proper engine weight which leads me back to which engine I...
Forum: Diesel 05-06-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,126
Posted By Donaldpeter
Re: Universal 5411 or M15

This Universal Engine History (http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/showthread.php?7815-Universal-Engine-History) is the web site I was referring to in my original post. It says "In 1977 the...
Forum: Diesel 04-21-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,126
Posted By Donaldpeter
Universal 5411 or M15

I'm a bit confused when It comes to the Universal engine in my 1984 N-28 II. The original survey 10 years ago had the engine listed as a 5411. The dip stick is labeled Z-500 and its antifreeze cooled...
Forum: Diesel 04-21-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,536
Posted By Donaldpeter
Re: Universal Engine Mounts

Thanks Jon, I agree I need to fine tune the adjustment I made. Also I plan to use WD-40 and let these screws sit for 15 minutes before I try to unscrew. Is this considered OK practice for rusted...
Forum: Diesel 04-18-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,536
Posted By Donaldpeter
Re: Universal Engine Mounts

Thanks for the good ideas. With the gear box in neutral I was able to raise the engine up 1/4 inch on one side by rotating the port mount nut while rotating the prop shaft. There was a spot where the...
Forum: Diesel 04-02-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,536
Posted By Donaldpeter
Universal Engine Mounts

I have a 2 cylinder Universal engine in my 84 Newport 28 MKII with 3 engine mounts. I recently noticed that the right side of the engine has dropped 0.25 inches based on the alternator housing...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-13-2011
Replies: 3,294
Views: 534,170
Posted By Donaldpeter
Dana Point, Ca

Dana Point, Ca
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-13-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 559
Posted By Donaldpeter
Cool Newport 28 MK II 1985 leaky window

My Newport 28 MK II 1985 sail boat leaks around the windows. Looks like the rubber seal shrunk and became hard and has a few gaps between the glass and the rubber. The alum frame looks to have a good...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-20-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,483
Posted By Donaldpeter
The way I solved the issue was to first drain 5...

The way I solved the issue was to first drain 5 gallons from the tank by disconnecting the fuel feed hose from the fuel pump and running it to a fuel tank in front of the engine. I then removed the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-22-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,703
Posted By Donaldpeter
For what its worth near as I can remember my...

For what its worth near as I can remember my Newport 28 MK II 1985 fuel tank has 5 places to leak on top of the tank. 1-tank fuel sending unit, 2-fuel line from tank to the fuel pump, 3-return fuel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-20-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,483
Posted By Donaldpeter
Fuel sending unit leaking

Hello, I own a Newport 28 MK II 1985 sail boat. I've filled my fuel tank up too far and the fuel sending unit is now leaking diesel fuel. My tank is plastic and the fuel sending unit has 5...
Forum: Diesel 11-20-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,160
Posted By Donaldpeter
Hello, You said "I then turn the key off,...

Hello, You said "I then turn the key off, release the glow and the starter turns over" When you turn the key off there should not be any current to the starter solenoid so the starter shouldn't...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-15-2010
Replies: 3,294
Views: 534,170
Posted By Donaldpeter
Dana Point, Ca

Dana Point, Ca
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-15-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,703
Posted By Donaldpeter
If the leaking happens after refueling then its...

If the leaking happens after refueling then its one of the lines thant connects to the top of the fuel tanks such as the fuel in line, the fuel vent line, the engine supply line, the engine return...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-15-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By Donaldpeter
Hello, I own a Newport 28 and went through...

Hello, I own a Newport 28 and went through something similar. When I bought the boat it had holding tank and fuel smells. My wife could stand it. The previous owner used bilge line instead of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-15-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 3,360
Posted By Donaldpeter
I also had a diesel smell in my boat. Turned out...

I also had a diesel smell in my boat. Turned out to be around the fuel sending unit I installed 2 year ago. When I filled the tank with fuel it forced its way out around the screws. Tightening the...
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