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by westiculo
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: WABASTO HEATER PROBLEMS
Replies: 4
Views: 1928

Re: WABASTO HEATER PROBLEMS

sporadic starts for me were due to gunk in the pilot hole. There's a tiny hole in the back of the burner that can get a speck of ash in it - that can cause sporadic starts. Also if the 'fleece' is super warm that can also screw it up. Webasto says you can't replace the fleece - it's a permanent part...
by westiculo
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Leak behind the bar
Replies: 6
Views: 2671

Re: Leak behind the bar

Can you post a larger picture that shows more of the surroundings? Can't quite tell where you're talking about.
by westiculo
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Higher temperature in port engine
Replies: 13
Views: 6470

Re: Higher temperature in port engine

Agree with gsanchez. Check the temperature sender/gauge/wiring.
I just tap on the temperature gauge until it reads what I want it to read ;).
by westiculo
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Interior plywood replacement on a fibreglass boat
Replies: 6
Views: 2696

Re: Interior plywood replacement on a fibreglass boat

I've done a few different areas in our boat. It's pretty relaxed compared to most repairs. What I did was figure out how far the 'punky stuff goes', then cut a decent margin around that of a couple inches. Most of the spots I did I cut out a rectangle, just for ease of putting a new piece in. The in...
by westiculo
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Fuel Tank Refit (was aft shower pan)
Replies: 9
Views: 5297

Re: Aft Shower Pan in a 92 46'cl

Yikes man, I'm in an 85 motoyacht. I lifted the shower pan last year. It was just a shower pan with wood trim around it. It was bedded with silicon caulk and fastened down with a crapload of screws. Mine was leaking for who knows how long, it rotted its supports and started drooping, causing it to l...
by westiculo
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: trim around flybridge seats
Replies: 0
Views: 2675

trim around flybridge seats

Does anybody have any idea what this stuff is? It's the trim that goes on the flybridge seats where they attach to the sidewalls or bulwarks or whatever they're called. It looks like some kind of household product. There's three photos, one has the intact trim, one shows a piece with the top broken ...
by westiculo
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Caprails 2pac or let go silver
Replies: 5
Views: 2469

Re: Caprails 2pac or let go silver

I didn't want to varnish again either after stripping it all. I've had Semco on for about a year - turns out it's great for the decks but not for the cap rails. It takes as much time to put on as a coat of varnish because you have to paint it on thick and you have to be careful not to get it on the ...
by westiculo
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Reverse Polarity on generator- what do I check?
Replies: 9
Views: 3712

Re: Reverse Polarity on generator- what do I check?

If you do connect neutral to ground somewhere, make sure it's on a switch so that you can disconnect when connected to shore power.

Now that most marinas follow the ground fault regulation, you'll have trouble plugging into shore power anywhere if your ground is tied to neutral on your boat.
by westiculo
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Specifications
Topic: Cleaning Teak decks
Replies: 10
Views: 6306

Re: Cleaning Teak decks

I haven't had good experience with the two part cleaners - you lose a lot of teak.
I'm going to try this Iosso 1-part stuff this year. Looks pretty decent but it's 'supposed' to be much milder.
in general, this is definitely not something you want to do often.
by westiculo
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Salon door seals
Replies: 7
Views: 3463

Re: Salon door seals

As your door sags with age (along with other things...) you might need different dimensions of the stuff. Measure the cracks around your door. I just bought some from ReflectWindow. It's called kerf pile weatherstripping. The stuff I got was just over 1$ per foot and works great. https://www.reflect...
by westiculo
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Cap Rail Repair
Replies: 2
Views: 2038

Re: Cap Rail Repair

Damn near impossible to remove in one piece. Mine came off in pieces. There's so much sealant underneath it. I ended up buying a 1.5-inch wide piece of 1/8-inch thick aluminum about 3 feet long. I sharpened it on one end with a file and then hammered it under the cap rail cutting the sealant in the ...
by westiculo
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: New instrument cluster/dashboard
Replies: 4
Views: 4126

New instrument cluster/dashboard

I got tired of the old instrument cluster with the fake wood surround. I used it as a guide to router out a new one that contrasts in birdseye maple, then removed the scratched plastic covers over each of the gauges and used crystal clear silicone on the very edge of a piece of glass to cover the wh...
by westiculo
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Aluminum Window Frame Removal
Replies: 8
Views: 4160

Re: Aluminum Window Frame Removal

Dave, The felt tracks and acrylic spacers do obstruct the channel drains to some extent. If you are worried about it, or have some leakage, you can break off the end of the acrylic that blocks up the drain and drill a hole in your track. If you don't have leakage, I wouldn't worry about it. All the ...
by westiculo
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: SP135 Oil & Filter
Replies: 12
Views: 4306

Re: SP135 Oil & Filter

The amount of oil depends on the tilt of the engine. I need a little more than 17 to get to my fill mark (there are 4 different fill marks on my dipstick), and Brian at American Diesel said that's a pretty good amount, it's just a tad more than he would like to see. 13 sounds extremely low. I think ...
by westiculo
Mon May 28, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Forward water tank leak
Replies: 5
Views: 2377

Re: Forward water tank leak

I didn't change the forward tank on mine. Just pulled the inspection hatch, cleaned it out, and replaced the gaskets. It was a bit pitted and corroded from chlorinated water, but not nearly enough to make it leak. I assume your saddle tanks are on the fritz too, no need to look into that until they ...