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Search: Posts Made By: bartvdv
Forum: Diesel 05-07-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By bartvdv
Re: Restart is hard after the winter

I got a new battery.
I managed to start the engine by using a thick jumperwire from the pos battery pole to the glowplugs. WD 40 helped also :-)
The startmotor seems to be normal.

BUT: if i try...
Forum: Diesel 04-25-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By bartvdv
Re: Restart is hard after the winter

I have bled the screw right next to the injector body, the flow is nice constant and not bubbling.

The voltage is 10V when heating the three glow plugs, when starting only it is a bit higher.
...
Forum: Diesel 04-24-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By bartvdv
Re: Restart is hard after the winter

Fuel is clear of air, seems OK.
i tried my house battery to start the engine, but the effect was the same: the reading voltage on glowplugs is only 10,5 V (maybe the house battery is also shot...)...
Forum: Diesel 04-19-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By bartvdv
Re: Restart is hard after the winter

I do have WD40, 'i'll give it a shot'.
Today i will try to find a known good battery (or buy one).
Forum: Diesel 04-18-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By bartvdv
Unhappy Restart is hard after the winter

Hello,

I have a Kubota 3 cyl 21 hp.
The filters and oil are all changed as it should be.

The problem is that I can't start the engine.
It turns over nicely, but the glowplugs don't stay on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-08-2012
Replies: 1,089
Views: 341,721
Posted By bartvdv
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

As for cushioning on the cockpit railings, i figured this out:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-17-2012
Replies: 1,089
Views: 341,721
Posted By bartvdv
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

One of my stereo speakers in my boat went to speaker-heaven.
I quite violently ripped out the old one, leaving me with some surface damage .

In an a secondhand computer store i got this car...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-13-2012
Replies: 146
Views: 18,081
Posted By bartvdv
Sea-scouts!

Sea-scouts!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,462
Posted By bartvdv
I understand it must be very tiring to see a...

I understand it must be very tiring to see a small highlighted piece of text in your browser window saying 'Barberis Sciacchetrà' .
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-10-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,462
Posted By bartvdv
I own a Sciacchetra! I'm in Belgium with my...

I own a Sciacchetra!
I'm in Belgium with my boat.
Contact me if you like.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-26-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,491
Posted By bartvdv
Use your pole on dead-downwind courses to keep...

Use your pole on dead-downwind courses to keep the genoa open.
Attach one end to the sheet off the genoa and the other end can be clipped on the mast track.

This way you can have the mainsail one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-25-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,683
Posted By bartvdv
Extra Zinc Anode

Hello,

Small question here:

In adjunction to my zinc anode on the prop shaft, i would like to install an extra zinc anode on a cable. This to make the prop zinc last longer.

One end of the...
Forum: Diesel 03-26-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By bartvdv
Yeah well, you could see: missing blades, worn...

Yeah well, you could see: missing blades, worn out blades, dirt,...
Forum: Diesel 03-25-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By bartvdv
is there any clear plastic wich would suitable...

is there any clear plastic wich would suitable for the job?
One could easily make one him/her-self...
Forum: Diesel 03-25-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By bartvdv
Question on waterpumps

Why don't they make the waterpump cover in some plexi or lexan, so that we - boaters - could check the vulnerable impeller without removing the damn cover?

Would plexi/lexan get black stained by...
Forum: Diesel 03-23-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,087
Posted By bartvdv
Show your engine

Hereby a post to show off with your diesel (or outboard...)!
I will start off with mine:
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_MDOeNTg994I/S6ifhCzfhnI/AAAAAAAAAjs/-78QD5j72WI/s640/t%20003.jpg
Its a retrofitted,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-21-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,503
Posted By bartvdv
Do you have water entering bilge via keel bolts? ...

Do you have water entering bilge via keel bolts?
This could be galvanic interference between keel fin and keel plate/bolts.

To be sure i would lower the keel (turn the keel bolts open from...
Forum: Diesel 03-20-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,683
Posted By bartvdv
it wouldnt hurt to turn the engine by hand a few...

it wouldnt hurt to turn the engine by hand a few revolutions.
Keep it airtight.
Forum: Electronics 02-26-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 4,385
Posted By bartvdv
As a pro-seamen to be, i must say that 'large'...

As a pro-seamen to be, i must say that 'large' shipping companies paint their ships also as a first layer of defense for corrosion (together wit zincs and ICCP).

Yes indeed they would save a lot...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-31-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,520
Posted By bartvdv
thats the exact same thing i did :-)

thats the exact same thing i did :-)
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-20-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,455
Posted By bartvdv
Bilge sensor without moving parts

I was studying electronics exam and i was thinking of using a darlington transistor as a bilge watersensor.

Is this good or did i miss something?
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-17-2010
Replies: 1,089
Views: 341,721
Posted By bartvdv
again not my idea, but this guy is lazy and...

again not my idea, but this guy is lazy and genius...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-17-2010
Replies: 1,089
Views: 341,721
Posted By bartvdv
its not my idea, but it's a good idea. ...

its not my idea, but it's a good idea.
http://www.rm69.nl/webshop/images/seatsaver.jpg
Prevents the seat from shifting around and thus damaging the hinges.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-15-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,520
Posted By bartvdv
Conrad Electronic - Europa's grootste webwinkel...

Conrad Electronic - Europa's grootste webwinkel in elektronica en techniek (http://www.conrad.be)

Belgium site....
I bet you're sorry you're not from €urope ;)
Forum: Electronics 01-07-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By bartvdv
Thanks a lot! Great info! I will leave my...

Thanks a lot!
Great info!

I will leave my vhf as it is, with it's own integrated speaker.
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