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by jrohrbaugh
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Engine Forum
Topic: I need a new engine!! ugh
Replies: 36
Views: 885

Re: I need a new engine!! ugh

Not much humidity or corrosion in engine
area.
Inside engine?
I regularly change zinc.
Doing that today as reg. maint.
Now the @%&#$ engine won't start.
Charger also dead.
Another adventure begins
by jrohrbaugh
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Engine Forum
Topic: I need a new engine!! ugh
Replies: 36
Views: 885

Re: I need a new engine!! ugh

Thanks Bill.
Riser is now installed.
Just guessed at torque on clamp
Could not find wrench smaller than 20 ft lbs.
Anyway, nothing is leaking.
1940 hrs on 13 year old boat. We do motor sail a bit. ⛵
by jrohrbaugh
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Engine Forum
Topic: I need a new engine!! ugh
Replies: 36
Views: 885

Re: I need a new engine!! ugh

Here are the pictures that I don't think got attached.
Jamie
Sail #444
S/V Soixante
by jrohrbaugh
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Stories We Tell
Topic: Self quarantined
Replies: 4
Views: 748

Re: Self quarantined

Thanks Rick
We will lookout for nearby beacons. The noise does seem to be in the boat, but maybe not.
Also, checked again yesterday, no noise at our dock.
Appreciate any other ideas.
Stay safe!
by jrohrbaugh
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Stories We Tell
Topic: Self quarantined
Replies: 4
Views: 748

Re: Self quarantined

Yup
Turned off main battery switch. Let pressure out of 12V water system. Still hear it.
Sometimes we hear tap...tap.. tap sound but that's normal in Florida. Usually fish just "cleaning" the bottom.
This is a muffled beeping sound.
More ideas?
by jrohrbaugh
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Stories We Tell
Topic: Self quarantined
Replies: 4
Views: 748

Self quarantined

We escaped our self quarantine at home by doing an overnight sail. Fun but too short. We were again reminded of a strange noise heard only while at a dock; Sound can be best described as a beep. Seems to be coming from under the forward bunk area. It's consistent in time so not likely a rigging or m...
by jrohrbaugh
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Engine Forum
Topic: Slow Start of a Cold Engine
Replies: 12
Views: 1485

Re: Slow Start of a Cold Engine

I put in a Westerbeke solenoid yesterday. P/N 024639. Cost $39 from my local boat yard.
Fixed the problem!
Thanks for all the info
by jrohrbaugh
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Engine Forum
Topic: Slow Start of a Cold Engine
Replies: 12
Views: 1485

Re: Slow Start of a Cold Engine

What solenoid is the best option.
Parts list shows 24 volts?
I have never had starting issues but now it takes a while to start. Even in Florida I usually use the glow plug.
Thanks for any ideas.
Love this forum
So helpful
by jrohrbaugh
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Engine Forum
Topic: Anti-siphon valve on engine
Replies: 14
Views: 1456

Re: Anti-siphon valve on engine

Mine is just above the engine access behind the stairs. It's a loop. Shielded by a wooden cover.
Good luck.
My Hull #444.
by jrohrbaugh
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Control unit showing wonky numbers
Replies: 0
Views: 393

Control unit showing wonky numbers

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We have a Marvair unit on Sail #444.
The numbers on the digital read out sometimes don't fully show. Anyone else have this happen?
Unit works fine. Just wonky looking.
Thanks
by jrohrbaugh
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics Forum
Topic: power loss to instrument panel
Replies: 7
Views: 1496

Re: power loss to instrument panel

Found loose-corroded wires at terminal block. Thanks to all for your input.
Ordered new Seaward panel faceplate part # BA9511.
Almost $200. bucks, yikes.
by jrohrbaugh
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics Forum
Topic: power loss to instrument panel
Replies: 7
Views: 1496

Re: power loss to instrument panel

P.S. hull number is 444.
by jrohrbaugh
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics Forum
Topic: power loss to instrument panel
Replies: 7
Views: 1496

Re: power loss to instrument panel

Thanks everyone for quick replies.
I have ordered a new instrument plate (original corners broken) and will start looking for the items submitted.
This forum is so helpful.
Thanks to Ken and all of you!
Will report back findings.
by jrohrbaugh
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics Forum
Topic: power loss to instrument panel
Replies: 7
Views: 1496

power loss to instrument panel

After being in the ocean for 7 hours (everything working) I suffered a total loss of instrument panel power. - All gauges went off! No loss of engine power. Then they all went back on. This happened several times intermittently. I also have had intermittent tach issues as listed in other posts. Is t...
by jrohrbaugh
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Engine Forum
Topic: Removing /Cleaning the Racor water separator
Replies: 2
Views: 1201

Re: Removing /Cleaning the Racor water separator

I had the same problem after a trip to the Bahamas last year. I finally just remove the whole fuel filter which allowed me to clean the black sludge. If left undone this can hardened to be a tar-like substance.
This is also a good time to change the two other filters.
Good luck.
by jrohrbaugh
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: Abacos Island trip 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 1781

Abacos Island trip 2017

We will be taking family and friends to the Abaco Island in May. Departing May 1st and returning June 1st. Unfortunately the "admiral" must stay at home this time. Looking for buddy boaters and maybe crew. Details can be shared upon request. Feel free to reply to me anytime. Jamie Rohrbaugh S/V Soix...
by jrohrbaugh
Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Engine Forum
Topic: mystery oil leak
Replies: 4
Views: 6455

Re: mystery oil leak

I have decided to delay a fix until after the holidays. I have not run the engine with the bolts backed out but I did notice one is longer than the other. Maybe I switched them?? There is also a spacer that dropped out from one of the bolts. Of course I lost it but it appears to hold the bracket lev...
by jrohrbaugh
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Engine Forum
Topic: mystery oil leak
Replies: 4
Views: 6455

mystery oil leak

I repaired a broken fuel filter bracket and after replacing it the engine started leaking. I have the Universal 35MB. Checked the low oil sensor as mentioned by others; not leaking. The leak appears to be coming from behind the bracket that holds the oil filter. Also noted that the filter bracket ha...
by jrohrbaugh
Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Engine Forum
Topic: Coolant Level Question
Replies: 66
Views: 36732

Re: Coolant Level Question

Just ordered new H/E from Go2 Marine. They are just south of the Mfg. in Washington State Important to note that some of the recommended H/E are not Nickel/Copper so they would be eaten up in a salt water application. SKU Description Leaves Warehouse Quantity Price Each Amount 494035 Universal - Med...
by jrohrbaugh
Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Engine Forum
Topic: Coolant Level Question
Replies: 66
Views: 36732

Re: Coolant Level Question

Looks like it's the heat exchanger. Did the paper towel trick, Nothing. Searched the boat; nothing. However, when engine cools down the level drops in the expansion tank. Conventional wisdom says it's the heat exchanger. After 1200 hours and eight years, guess it's time to change. Anyone got a cheap...