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by ps23435
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Rigging Forum
Topic: C350 mast air draft
Replies: 6
Views: 56

Re: C350 mast air draft

The C350 specs show a mast height of 52.5'. Add to that antennas, windex, anything your boat may have attached to the top of the mast. I use 55' as a working height.

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by ps23435
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Bilge pumps
Replies: 15
Views: 121

Re: Bilge pumps

Norm: To answer your question about what we replaced. I did not replace the entire discharge line, just from the discharge line to the bilge pump. I am not entirely happy with the type of flexible hose but it is what I was able to fit into the space. I did need to use an adapter to marry it up with ...
by ps23435
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Bilge pumps
Replies: 15
Views: 121

Re: Bilge pumps

As you have seen, there are mixed reviews on bilge pump check valves. The argument for them is to prevent exactly what you are seeing, the bilge pump cannot completely clear the discharge line (too high a lift for the size of the Rule pump) so a check valve will prevent the remaining water from drai...
by ps23435
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Engine Forum
Topic: ENGINE OIL PRESSURE SHUTDOWN SWTICH
Replies: 4
Views: 878

Re: ENGINE OIL PRESSURE SHUTDOWN SWTICH

Thanks. I had not thought of a large socket. I managed to get it out using medium size vice grips and small turns once it broke free. I'll use the old one to size a socket for next time.
by ps23435
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Engine Forum
Topic: ENGINE OIL PRESSURE SHUTDOWN SWTICH
Replies: 4
Views: 878

ENGINE OIL PRESSURE SHUTDOWN SWTICH

Hello All! I need to replace my oil pressure shutdown switch. One of the connection blades has snapped off into the connector wire on the alarm side opening the circuit and causing the alarm to sound (buzzer and light). Engine was running normally, starts normally and oil levels are OK so I am prett...
by ps23435
Sun May 19, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: The perfect Boat
Replies: 7
Views: 1750

Re: The perfect Boat

Also a fan of golf cart batteries for their ease of installation (and replacement), availability (got ours at Sams Club) and price. As to lifting out the larger originals, wife and I did that on our own without any blocks, tackles or special setups. Just lifted them out and slowly up the steps and o...
by ps23435
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics Forum
Topic: Another Tachometer Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 2986

Another Tachometer Problem

Hi all. I have just begun experiencing problems with my tachometer. I know there have been several posts regarding problems with tachometers. I've read through them and haven't found similar symptoms to what mine just started doing. Tach has been working well for the 5 years we've owned the boat (th...
by ps23435
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Rigging Forum
Topic: Preventer?
Replies: 3
Views: 2828

Preventer?

Has anyone rigged a preventer for their boom?
by ps23435
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Rigging Forum
Topic: Genoa Furling Line Specs
Replies: 15
Views: 6373

Re: Genoa Furling Line Specs

We just replaced the furling line for our jib furler. We purchased 90' of 5/16 and found that the 70' mentioned was sufficient (for a 135 genoa). We did find that the new line was a bit difficult to thread into the furler but did get it through the holes by angling the ends. The new line was also qu...
by ps23435
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Engine Forum
Topic: COOLANT RECOVERY HOSE SIZE
Replies: 0
Views: 2044

COOLANT RECOVERY HOSE SIZE

I know the issue of the hose connecting the engine to the coolant recovery tank has been addressed before. However, I could not find the diameter of the hose. I "think" it is 5/16 but am not at the boat and wasn't sure. The Westerbeke part listing (#024977) does not show diameter, just len...
by ps23435
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: Slip width
Replies: 5
Views: 4222

Re: Slip width

Leave the rub rails! That's what they are for. We spent several years in a 14' slip and yes, it is tight but doable. I assume there is a piling that marks the "open" side of the slip, depending on wind we would at times rub a bit coming and going but usually could slide through. We also pl...
by ps23435
Fri May 20, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Engine Forum
Topic: Check your hose!
Replies: 4
Views: 5229

Re: Check your hose!

I have replaced the coolant overflow hose 3 times now (in 4 years). Even with trying to "insulate" it against rubbing on hot engine parts it seems to deteriorate quickly. I have always used the hose from Westerbeke/Universal but would really like to use something a bit more substantial. Ha...
by ps23435
Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Storm Preparation
Topic: Bow Eye
Replies: 6
Views: 13963

Re: Bow Eye

Thanks Ken!
by ps23435
Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Storm Preparation
Topic: Bow Eye
Replies: 6
Views: 13963

Re: Bow Eye

Greetings. For those who made a gasket for the inspection cover on the bow... what material did you use? Thickness? I've tried some silicone sealant but like the idea of a gasket to see if that keeps water out. Thanks!
by ps23435
Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Hull, Prop, and Rudder Forum
Topic: Fix for PSS Dripless Shaft Seal Leak
Replies: 29
Views: 16242

Re: Fix for PSS Dripless Shaft Seal Leak

Yet another leaking PSS shaft seal question... our shaft seal has begun leaking...again. It happened to a lesser degree a couple years ago but after burping, flushing and cleaning it all dried up. We were completely dry all last year! All of a sudden the leaks started again and at a greater rate. Af...
by ps23435
Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: Sailing Forum
Topic: Garhauer Adjustable Genoa Cars
Replies: 5
Views: 6972

Re: Garhauer Adjustable Genoa Cars

Thanks for the info!!
by ps23435
Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Sailing Forum
Topic: Garhauer Adjustable Genoa Cars
Replies: 5
Views: 6972

Garhauer Adjustable Genoa Cars

Greetings. Has anyone installed the Garhauer adjustable cars? We are considering it but wonder what other's experience has been...worth the cost? Can you just install with the existing car tracks?

Thanks!
by ps23435
Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics Forum
Topic: Fluorescent Light Fixture in Head
Replies: 3
Views: 3485

Fluorescent Light Fixture in Head

Our Cat 350 has a fluorescent fixture (21" bulb) in the overhead on the portside inside the head. It has worked only sporadically in the 3 years we've owned the boat- haven't really needed it so it wasn't a priority to do something about. Am finally getting around to it...replaced the bulb, sti...
by ps23435
Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Interior Forum
Topic: Cockpit Cushions
Replies: 5
Views: 3906

Re: Cockpit Cushions

We haven't had new cushions made, but if I did I would consider closed cell foam cushions instead of the vinyl covered open foam. When we got the boat the cushions had been left out and gotten wet from condensation or rain; the vinyl is not totally waterproof so the inside foam had soaked and caused...
by ps23435
Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics Forum
Topic: Snake River Tank Monitor
Replies: 9
Views: 7624

Re: Snake River Tank Monitor

My tank monitor stopped working suddenly. I've been looking for the fuse. This may be a dumb question but... the last post identified where the tank monitor fuse was: "Found the fuse holder for the tank monitor. It shares a common connection with the bilge pump's direct-to-battery circuit."...