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    Loren Beach

    Coolant Leak near the Heat Exchanger

    Yet another short story of a problem found... and fixed (!) that may be instructive for other owners of the M25XP diesel. Gotta admit, if you keep me away from your engine you probably will not have...

    Loren Beach Yesterday 08:08 PM
    hilco woudstra

    Oil pressure line on universal motor

    I have a 1983 3 cylinder Universal diesel in my 35' Ericson, Sketcher.

    There is a rubber hose from oil pressure gage-bar to engine. This is just forward of heat exchanger. The small hose then...

    hilco woudstra 03-27-2015 01:50 PM

    Sewmanship - New Curtains and Pillows - Part 2

    ...continued from Part 1

    I also made a test pillow with the striped fabric and...

    woolamaloo 03-26-2015 12:07 AM

    Sewmanship - New Curtains and Pillows - Part 1

    When I bought my 30+ in April, 2013 the survey was very positive. There were a lot of little things to do nothing too serious. Something that was not on the survey, nor did I probably even look at...

    woolamaloo 03-26-2015 12:01 AM

    Exhaust Rebuild E-26

    pictures: engine with new taller riser, old siphon break, new siphon break, transom with new bypass through hull over exhaust outlet.

    The little Westerbeke in my 1985 E-26 had been rebuilt a few...

    Shelman 03-21-2015 02:43 AM
    Loren Beach

    Reducing Winter Rain Stains

    I imagine that many sailors in rainy areas probably have heard of this, and several years ago a friend introduced it to me. Simple idea and cheap, and it works.

    We get more dirt in our rain than...

    Loren Beach 03-17-2015 01:11 AM
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