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    Amen to that!

    Amen to that!
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    DebonAir - Yes, I have the ammeter, but I have...

    DebonAir - Yes, I have the ammeter, but I have eliminated the problems you mentioned. If you check out the link in post #10 you will find that "Change A" removes all but the engine power from the...
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    I know that everyone hates the ammeter on the...

    I know that everyone hates the ammeter on the engine panel, but that is what it is good for. When the glow plugs are energized the needle moves. It is just about the only reason to have the meter. ...
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    This problem sounds like a classic Universal...

    This problem sounds like a classic Universal starting problem. I addressed this situation twenty years ago, but assume there are lots of engines out there that still have the problems. See...
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    Seaward Products water heaters have no warning...

    Seaward Products water heaters have no warning about running the engine without water in the tank. The current version warns about turning on power when empty, but also has a thermal breaker to...
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    Meaning of words change with time

    I know the feeling...:esad:
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    The Adler-Barbour Cold Machine has a low voltage...

    The Adler-Barbour Cold Machine has a low voltage cutoff that shuts down at 11 volts. That doesn't kill your batteries. I believe most other brands do the same thing.
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    I have Kubota service & parts books for D-950...

    I have Kubota service & parts books for D-950 block engines. The service books also includes all of their 70mm stroke engines in the series. M-15/5411 through M-35, I believe.

    The same info can...
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    For the price of postage I will send you a piece...

    For the price of postage I will send you a piece of 3/4" T & H plywood so you can make a new hatch cover. It's the new standard, 2 3/8" teak and 1/4" Holly. Yours is likely not 3/4" thick nor the...
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    Remember, you promised.

    Remember, you promised.
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    I've had welding done at a fabricator south of...

    I've had welding done at a fabricator south of downtown Burlington by the lake a long time ago. No idea of the name, but a Google search turned up a few places you can try. I do remember that it...
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    Several years ago Maine Sail had a post on SBO ...

    Several years ago Maine Sail had a post on SBO
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    The O rings I use are 3/32 x 1 1/2 x 1 11/16" for...

    The O rings I use are 3/32 x 1 1/2 x 1 11/16" for my 1 1/4" deck fills.
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    Herb - I don't have the size at home. I got...

    Herb - I don't have the size at home. I got excited when I found the receipt for the Lewmar portlight handle o-rings, but you don't want to know #014 1/16"x1/2"x5/8".

    My 1 1/4" deck fills use a...
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    And the proper sealant is???

    And the proper sealant is???
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    Patrick - I'm 99% sure you are correct - #1, but...

    Patrick - I'm 99% sure you are correct - #1, but here are the dimensions. I assume you are talking about the "old standard" with the 2 piece frame.
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    Are the handles the same as on the $2 plastic...

    Are the handles the same as on the $2 plastic valves at the hardware store?
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    This is definitely not a deep cycle application....

    This is definitely not a deep cycle application. If you plan to use the windlass like most of us do - only use it with the engine running - it's not necessary to have a dedicated battery. Install a...
  19. Here is a very good discussion of AGM vs Flooded...

    Here is a very good discussion of AGM vs Flooded cell batteries for sailboats by Maine Sail:

    https://forums.sailboatowners.com/index.php?threads/agm-batteries-making-the-choice.124973/

    My...
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    Go to a Kubota dealer with the part #s from page...

    Go to a Kubota dealer with the part #s from page 30. If they want the block # it's D-850.
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    Here is a guide: ...

    Here is a guide: http://www.apsltd.com/line-resources#ClubRacing

    I looked at how they compare to my boat per the rigging list in the manual and they are very generous. Of course, if you are at...
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    James - I have no idea why no one has responded...

    James - I have no idea why no one has responded yet, and I can't give you specifics of ID or OD. That said, cutlass bearings are built to a standard and the OD is measured in 1/8" steps for N....
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    I'd talk to both of them. Both of them have done...

    I'd talk to both of them. Both of them have done well for me. Ed Trombley recently and Bill Fastiggi back in the Shore Sails days. I'm still using Bill's main which has decent shape after all of...
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    Promises, promises...

    Promises, promises...
  25. You might also want to wire the glow plugs to the...

    You might also want to wire the glow plugs to the accessory terminal. :0
  26. The full current does go through the key switch...

    The full current does go through the key switch on universal engines. They typically use Cole Hersee M-489 10 amp switches. They last for many years because they are not switching the glow plug...
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    Mike - You did well. Congratulations. Whats...

    Mike - You did well. Congratulations. Whats next?
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    Congratulations! I noticed that you didn't...

    Congratulations!

    I noticed that you didn't mention that you had a tail wind behind you all the way. :0
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    The rules on lighting have not changed in many,...

    The rules on lighting have not changed in many, many years. In the 70s, and probably the 80s, no production boat builders put tricolor masthead lights on their boats. They had to have deck level...
  30. No, but I don't drive from the back seat or on...

    No, but I don't drive from the back seat or on the hood. I'm sitting in front of the instrument panel where I can see the warning lights and panels. Not like on my boat where I can't see the...
  31. Parrothead - I like it! Nice system, I...

    Parrothead - I like it!

    Nice system, I think I would still like to hear the buzzer every time for two reasons. 1) Reliability because the buzzer is the only warning that counts, and 2) I don't...
  32. How do you know the alarm is working if you...

    How do you know the alarm is working if you bypass it when starting? Personally, I prefer to annoy the marina in the interest of reliability.

    After several years I did tone the alarm down a...
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    Since no one makes a 1" bearing that is longer...

    Since no one makes a 1" bearing that is longer than 4" in other than 1 1/4" OD I suspect that 4" is adequate.
  34. Paint them?

    Paint them?
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    I agree with Tenders and Christian. I've been...

    I agree with Tenders and Christian.

    I've been up and down the river many times and through Hell Gate a few and have never needed radar. Only one day did I encounter fog, and like on the lake you...
  36. Only ten miles? Hop on your bike and go (I...

    Only ten miles? Hop on your bike and go (I assume that's the fastest way Midcity LA). BTW, it's warm, so who gives a sh*t if there is wind? As one great man once wrote, maybe more than once, "The...
  37. I put mine on either side of the pedestal to keep...

    I put mine on either side of the pedestal to keep them out of the way of feet and shins. Easy to reach from the primaries. I keep another inside the companion way hatch for the coach top winches.
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    Sean - Got you covered. Thanx for the help all...

    Sean - Got you covered. Thanx for the help all year long and Merry Xmas.
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    This is the first metal cutting tool I've ever...

    This is the first metal cutting tool I've ever seen made out of stainless. One size fits all?
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    FWIW - Recovering 13 cushions in 2015 cost $1800...

    FWIW - Recovering 13 cushions in 2015 cost $1800 at my local upholstery shop. I didn't replace the foam.

    I assume I'm paying him too much because he has expanded into nicer places twice in the...
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    Finding the fabric is the upholsterer's job. ...

    Finding the fabric is the upholsterer's job. Mine found the same material & color (blue) as the original without the specs.
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    Was I the previous owner of your boat? I've...

    Was I the previous owner of your boat?

    I've owned my 87 E-34 since 1996. A few years after buying it I replaced the aft cabin cushion. The problem was the foam, but the original fabric was...
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    Your local non-marine upholsterer.

    Your local non-marine upholsterer.
  44. Thread: Wire sizes

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    Too late for tonight, but I'll try. Out in the...

    Too late for tonight, but I'll try. Out in the world there are different wiring standards for "equipment" and for "wiring". The difference, besides the obvious - cost, ours vs their's, is that the...
  45. Twenty years ago it was not a problem. The stove...

    Twenty years ago it was not a problem. The stove on Xanthus was built by Seaward Products, labeled as Gas Systems, or something like that. Seaward products had a bunch of parts in a kit that made...
  46. Diesel engines don't warm up at idle like gas...

    Diesel engines don't warm up at idle like gas engines do. They have to be under load. That's why diesel stand by generators have a resistive load bank for periodic exercising.

    That was from my...
  47. Christian - Oh, were those from you? I thought...

    Christian - Oh, were those from you? I thought that FedEx just liked me.

    I tried to scratch out you name from my list, but the forum won't except strike-through text. Sorry.
  48. It is appropriate to replace 'thief' with a...

    It is appropriate to replace 'thief' with a proper name so the rest of us who trust people on the site don't get bitten.

    I've sent lots of stuff to people here and have never had a problem...
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    I did this job last year. Also 20 + years ago. ...

    I did this job last year. Also 20 + years ago. It might have been easier with another person to pull while I pushed, but the space is small enough for one person to pull & push at the same time. ...
  50. Mike - If you still want the piece send me an...

    Mike - If you still want the piece send me an email.

    tometz11atgmail.com
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