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by 2Bucks
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: WABASTO DIESEL HEATER PROBLEM
Replies: 1
Views: 464

Re: WABASTO DIESEL HEATER PROBLEM

I have Webasto burners in my AquaHot in my motorhome and in my boat heater. The thing I've seen the most is people fail to do maintenance. So the first question is how long has it been since you changed the filter and nozzle? That seems to solve 90% of problems. Next is did you reset the ignitor rod...
by 2Bucks
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Batteries
Replies: 3
Views: 1584

Re: Batteries

You don't say how old the batteries are or what the specific gravity of each cell is. A single bad cell will trick the charger into overcharging. A quick trip thru the cells with a hydrometer will rule in or rule out a bad cell. If you find a bad one then you'll probably want to replace all the batt...
by 2Bucks
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Source for rollers on salon door bottom
Replies: 11
Views: 5284

Re: Source for rollers on salon door bottom

https://www.onlinemetals.com/en/buy/material?q=%3Aprice-asc%3AMaterial%3APlastic%3AShape%3ARound%2BRod

Page down to Delrin. Buy a rod of whatever size you need and cut the wheels you want.
by 2Bucks
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Remote starting from Bridge
Replies: 9
Views: 2840

Re: Remote starting from Bridge

I would submit that you would want them to work (mine do). If for example your shift cable would not allow you to shift out of gear while docking you could shut down the/that engine. Or conversely should an engine die at an inopportune moment you could restart it.
by 2Bucks
Sat May 18, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: WINDLASS AMP DRAW
Replies: 4
Views: 1730

Re: WINDLASS AMP DRAW

My Lofrans Tigres suggests a 160 amp breaker on their web page. The suggestion to size your breaker to the wire size is good advice also. Charts for figuring breaker size by wire size is available on the web. However one never knows if someone put in wire larger than needed for your windlass or skim...
by 2Bucks
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Cruising Forum
Topic: Towing the tender
Replies: 7
Views: 13062

Re: Towing the tender

I towed my 11' rib w/25hp Merc with this line a couple years ago before I built my davits. Important for me was the compact and easy to store reel it comes on. 5000 pound strength was plenty for the task. I bought the yellow which made more than one person question my choice since it looks just like...
by 2Bucks
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: How long do your zincs last?
Replies: 5
Views: 2108

Re: How long do your zincs last?

Mine are about half eaten in 12 months. BUT, you asked a very, very individual question. Each boat and each slip in your marina may "use" zincs at a different rate. While I've been careful to keep my bonding wires intact and clean and attempted to keep all stray electricity away, I found t...
by 2Bucks
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Running cats at the dock
Replies: 4
Views: 2084

Re: Running cats at the dock

Remember to be kind to those who might be using the waterway behind your boat if you do this. The turbulence you put out will "blow" a boat sideways as he passes behind you. If you see someone coming, pull back to idle or out of gear completely until they are past.
by 2Bucks
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Generator Battery Tender/Trickle Charger
Replies: 7
Views: 2673

Re: Generator Battery Tender/Trickle Charger

IMHO a good quality battery tender is a great item to have on the generator battery. Not a Harbor Freight cheapo, but a quality one. My generator battery is isolated from everything also. I know the generator battery will always be ready and fully charged when needed even if I'm out of town for 6 mo...
by 2Bucks
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Racor Vacuum Gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 2755

Re: Racor Vacuum Gauge

Resettable pointer? You have two needles, one directly over the other. One needle will "stick" at the highest point the needles reach. Even after shutting down the needle will show what the maximum suction was. Is yours something like this? http://www.parker.com/parkerimages/Racor/7700%20(...
by 2Bucks
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Hot water mixing valve
Replies: 7
Views: 3028

Re: Hot water mixing valve

I know you asked for pictures but I'm 1700 miles from the boat for the winter. Mixing valves simply add cold water to the very hot water and send less hot water to the faucets. A mixing valve is easy to install. As Rod mentioned above it has two inlets and one outlet. To install you just cut the hot...
by 2Bucks
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Who rebuilds injectors
Replies: 7
Views: 2967

Re: Who rebuilds injectors

American Diesel has rebuilt injectors they will send to you, then you send yours back to them. Or, you can take yours out and send them to be rebuilt. Be aware that the deposit on the injectors is more money than the cost to rebuild. If you time it right though, the deposit charge on your credit car...
by 2Bucks
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: What Oil are you using
Replies: 15
Views: 7044

Re: What Oil are you using

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Shell-Rotella-T4-HD30-Diesel-Motor-Oil-1-gal/107471534

$73.20 for 5 gallons, delivered to your home.

Ken
by 2Bucks
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: What Oil are you using
Replies: 15
Views: 7044

Re: What Oil are you using

I use either Rotella or Delo (whichever is on sale) straight 30 weight in my Lehman. Multi weight oil seems to get used by the engine faster than the straight weight. It is getting harder to find straight 30#, but WalMart online has it and will deliver to your house for a pretty good price. It's sel...
by 2Bucks
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: How to drain antifreeze
Replies: 4
Views: 2282

Re: How to drain antifreeze

So you have a hose, but no petcock. The hose(s) can be shut off with vise grips, or other clamps (small pieces of wood clamped with a C clamp?). I'd clamp in two places and put a hose bib in between. A half inch plastic tee (or iron, or brass or bronze, threaded on all 3 ends) with a regular (or pla...