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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Wouldn't you want to be heading North in the summer, not into hot humid weather GStud?
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YEAH!~ Just got a phone call from the marina, and with luck, I'll be in the water tomorrow afternoon. Then, after about four to five days of putting things back together, I'm headed south for Saint Somewhere. Pack your bags, Donna.

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I am packing my bags but I'm headed to Bermuda on Thursday. I'll have to miss what I'm sure would have been a life-changing sail with you.
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If your engine can use the Oberdorfer N202 or N202M7, then skip the Oberdorfer and go straight for this:
https://moyermarine.com/product/mmi-...p-csob_00_365/

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Wow, that looks like a great option that takes the Oberdorfer and improves most of the (very few) complaints. It looks like they've modified the flange to fit the newer motors that use a 2-screw mount without using the silly screw-on clips. Somehow my alerts for new Sailnet posts stopped working yesterday, so I didn't see your post until after I had already ordered. And interestingly, I've seen nothing about this pump on the C34 Association website. I may post something over there about this apparently new pump.

Here's the thing: I actually went ahead and ordered another Sherwood pump. It's complicated, but there are a few reasons why I became concerned about the Oberdorfer. One is that their N202M pump does not pump as much water as the Sherwood G908. For those who have older (lower horsepower 3-cylinder) Westerbekes, it seems to work fine, especially for those who upgraded their heat exchangers from 2" to 3" wide models, and/or those who sail on the west coast where the water is colder. I have the 4-cylinder 35 hp motor, and the Chesapeake gets to the high 80s in mid-summer. All this puts my boat too close to the limits of the Oberdorfer pump's capacity. There are a few cases of people who report steam coming out the exhaust with the larger motors and/or warmer waters. And this is something that can't be alleviated by just running at lower RPM, because that further lowers the pump's output. I called Depco yesterday for their advice, and they said based on customer complaints, they don't recommend the Oberdorfer for anything over 30 hp - basically for the same reasons I mention. Since they have no other pump to sell me, they had not incentive (aside from honesty) to turn me away.

FYI, the Moyer pump you linked seems to emulate the smaller Oberdorfer design, since they say it uses the same impeller.

Another issue is my belief that the inlet port on my pump is a 7/8" hose barb (not the stock 5/8" barb). The Ob pump has the two screw ports closer together than the Sherwood (since Ob is a smaller pump), requiring shortening the 5/8" barb to be able to rotate it on. A 7/8" barb is even bigger, and I'd likely have to grind off too much to grip the hose properly. All of these are things that I could work around, but it would cost me my entire Memorial Day weekend and maybe another weekend after that, as I am sure I would have to make multiple 100 mile trips to the boat. This same consideration precludes doing a rebuild - that will have to wait until after I get the new pump installed.

Bottom line: This time around I need a perfect drop-in fit, so I got the Sherwood. I'll consider other options later. It really bothers me to spend money on a pump that is considered total crap, but for my motor, sailing waters, and desire to get the boat running as quickly as possible, it's the only choice.

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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Rick, I totally understand your desire to slap on a new Sherwood and get sailing for the short term.
My engine is 26hp. All I can tell you, is that the MM501 pump I linked moves plenty of water for my engine even during peak summer temps. You're right to do your own research.

The spouse and I sailed to Annapolis and anchored to observe the Blue Angels practice their routine. Lots of thunder, fury and impressive aerobatics. The sail to Annapolis was smooth and pleasant despite a fitful rain spitting on us. At anchor, we enjoyed a cup of Maryland veg crab soup and sub sandwiches. A brief line of rain passed over us around noon.

Around 2pm, the sun came out and the wind died. The show was over to we sailed/motored home, racing a much stronger storm line. We secured the docklines at our slip just as the lightning fell in earnest. We holed up in the cabin, tidying up and doing dishes until the lightning subsided, then we walked the 5 minutes up the street to our house.

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Rick, I totally understand your desire to slap on a new Sherwood and get sailing for the short term.
My engine is 26hp. All I can tell you, is that the MM501 pump I linked moves plenty of water for my engine even during peak summer temps. You're right to do your own research.

The spouse and I sailed to Annapolis and anchored to observe the Blue Angels practice their routine. Lots of thunder, fury and impressive aerobatics. The sail to Annapolis was smooth and pleasant despite a fitful rain spitting on us. At anchor, we enjoyed a cup of Maryland veg crab soup and sub sandwiches. A brief line of rain passed over us around noon.

Around 2pm, the sun came out and the wind died. The show was over to we sailed/motored home, racing a much stronger storm line. We secured the docklines at our slip just as the lightning fell in earnest. We holed up in the cabin, tidying up and doing dishes until the lightning subsided, then we walked the 5 minutes up the street to our house.

Here is a picture taken off our marinas docks


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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Looks like an ok weekend. Typical Maryland. Chance of storms. As long as no lightening we are out.
Course that all hinges on them dropping us back in. We had some good sails so far.
Haleakula is getting her spa treatment and should be back floating on Friday.

Plan is to raft up Saturday with our friend 4arch his wife and two little ones......somewhere. We were waylaid last Saturday by the deluge.

Tough news today as it looks like June 26 I will have microdiscectomy surgery on my spine. As Gary says...”it sucks getting old”.
Good news...I should feel like I’m 40 afterwards.....we will see


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I'm almost done packing for Dream Weaver's first splash in the Chesapeake tomorrow!

The wind is going to be mostly from the North, but... are the Blue Angels practicing again tomorrow? If so, we may head South instead from Sandy Point and watch them. That'd be nice.

If not - we're probably going to head in the general direction of Rock Hall and maybe anchor for lunch near the Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge. I'm all ears for suggestions around there
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Geeze, Donna - I'm crushed. Have fun in Bermuda and hopefully, I'll see you and John later this summer. You, John and Gina are always welcome aboard Saturday's Child.

Shawn, I was thinking about heading north this year, but I have an invitation from my friend Michael (ferret chaser), a fellow sailnetter who I have not seen in a few years, so what the Hell, I'm gonna go to Hilton Head, SC first, then depending on my health, just might make that long trip north for a couple months. I told my wife that I was gonna do something, even if it's wrong. She laughed and said, Now that's a first - NOT!

I'll be doing a shakedown cruise beginning next week to see how I do single handed and tethered to an oxygen generator. Today, I installed the sails, cleaned the head, filled the water tank and flushed the water systems, then started doing a minor tuneup on the A4. Hope to finish the A4 tomorrow, and put the radar antenna post back in place as well, then, scrub the decks and cockpit. Should be ready to go after that.

I figure a week or two on the shakedown cruise will be enough to determine what I'm still physically able to do singlehanded.

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I am packing my bags but I'm headed to Bermuda on Thursday. I'll have to miss what I'm sure would have been a life-changing sail with you.
Enjoy some Black Seal rum and Bermuda fish chowder!

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