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by FrugalWife
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Where is the likely place for fuel leaks?
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Where is the likely place for fuel leaks?

You say the fuel is in the bilge. Is that what you really mean or do you mean the pan under the engine? If it’s the pan then it’s easier to narrow down the search because it will be a location on the engine and as others have said investigate the high pressure side of the fuel system. If it’s really...
by FrugalWife
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Call water return line question
Replies: 26
Views: 800

Re: Call water return line question

In the secondary filters there are two o-rings on each filter. They are also slightly different sizes. Smaller one goes on the bottom and the larger in the top. There is also a 3rd o-ring (quite small) that goes on the internal post hear the top .... gotta bend over & look up and will need somet...
by FrugalWife
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Remote starting from Bridge
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Remote starting from Bridge

I have the same set-up on my boat and have never even tried to shut the engine down from the flying bridge simply because I hate listening to the alarm. I've been in behind the bridge dash many times and there aren't any extraneous wires hanging around doing nothing other than an extra 120V cable. R...
by FrugalWife
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Call water return line question
Replies: 26
Views: 800

Re: Call water return line question

Do not disconnect it! But do check it. It’s one of below the water line fittings that is out of sight hence out of mind. When I checked the fitting my boat it was corroded & loose ... big any more! Now I check it every year before launch.
by FrugalWife
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Additional Tachometer
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Additional Tachometer

Just so you know, an erratic tach is typical caused by poor connections in the wiring. Before you waste time & money adding another tach I’d invest the time disconnecting and cleaning all the wiring connections paying particular attention to the ground wires. I’ve had the same problem & rect...
by FrugalWife
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Call water return line question
Replies: 26
Views: 800

Re: Call water return line question

Bjorne nailed it. In the 36, pull the stairs out from the aft cabin and then pull up the floor hatches. You’ll see where that water line joins into the stuffing box. And that fixture can be suspect so it’s a good opportunity to check it.
by FrugalWife
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: New problem for me - fuel tanks
Replies: 15
Views: 1184

Re: New problem for me - fuel tanks

Quick update. One tank is out. About 7.5hr of labor & 11 Sawzall blades. Not too bad. The 2nd tank will come out quicker. I am going to have to do the job one tank at a time because the tote I bought to hold the fuel is more than half full after emptying just one tank. The tank mounting location...
by FrugalWife
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: 1986 42' Grand Banks 42 Sport Cruiser
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: 1986 42' Grand Banks 42 Sport Cruiser

The best way but also the most disruptive (translate: more work) is to remove the bungs in the rim and tighten the spokes from there. BTW, the wheels in the deckhouse & on the flying bridge of my boat also wiggle a little bit but I've never bothered to tighten it up!
by FrugalWife
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Coolant loss from heat exchanger
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: Coolant loss from heat exchanger

A definitely happy ending!
by FrugalWife
Mon May 27, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Coolant loss from heat exchanger
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: Coolant loss from heat exchanger

The first place to investigate is the heat exchanger itself; not where you fill the coolant but the round cylinder mounted on the starboard side of the engine behind the injection pump. The tubes inside may be deteriorated & leaking. The typical result of the heat exchanger failure is the coolan...
by FrugalWife
Mon May 13, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Salon floor Supports
Replies: 10
Views: 1157

Re: Salon floor Supports

Looks like a great solution. Any reason why you didn't cut back the tiles and put the plywood directly against the bottom of the sole?
by FrugalWife
Sun May 12, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: New problem for me - fuel tanks
Replies: 15
Views: 1184

Re: New problem for me - fuel tanks

Alright gang, I’m off & running! Using Craigslist I bought a 330 gal tote and a fuel transfer pump w/filter to offload the approx 300 gal of fuel in the tanks. The boatyard owner was kind enough to give me permission to let the tote full of fuel sit next to my boat during the duration of the pro...
by FrugalWife
Sun May 05, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: New problem for me - fuel tanks
Replies: 15
Views: 1184

Re: New problem for me - fuel tanks

Charlie O,
BTW, my boat is #721 ... a not too distant sister (brother?) of yours, mine also a single screw w/135 Lehman.

PS. I did send you a PM.
by FrugalWife
Sun May 05, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: New problem for me - fuel tanks
Replies: 15
Views: 1184

Re: New problem for me - fuel tanks

Jastafford, I could go w/smaller tanks but I don’t want to go too small as it’s part of the characteristics of the boat. And the boat rides better with full tanks. For fit if the tankage drops to 350 (175 each side) I could live with that. AllanKay, thanks for the suggestion. I’ll check that out. I ...
by FrugalWife
Sat May 04, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: New problem for me - fuel tanks
Replies: 15
Views: 1184

Re: New problem for me - fuel tanks

I’ve been watching these tanks for a long time. The tops are very corroded and it is very easy to feel a significant soft spot. If you gently tap you can actually hear rust chips falling into the fuel. This diagnosis is not a guess or speculation, it’s the real deal.