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by Fastjeff
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Battery parasitic draw
Replies: 10
Views: 916

Re: Battery parasitic draw

..." I have only one battery charger on board "

See if it's a multi-bank design with a circuit for each battery. I learned the hard way that each battery needs a dedicated charger.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Battery parasitic draw
Replies: 10
Views: 916

Re: Battery parasitic draw

Is the port starter battery being charged by a separate charger, or is it tied in with a second battery (in parallel)?

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Electric fuel pump issue.
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Re: Electric fuel pump issue.

Just helped a buddy of mine change a mechanical FP on his Mercruiser big block. The fuel and water pumps are combined in one unit, belt driven, with a separate oil sump to lube the fuel pump cam. Not sure any of y'all (I'm a Southern now) have such a set up, but if you do be sure to maintain the oil...
by Fastjeff
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Electric fuel pump issue.
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Re: Electric fuel pump issue.

One STRONG caution: I have had (bad) experience with small fuel pumps like that one, and I've found out the hard way that SOME of them do not pump enough flow at the 5 psi or so needed to feed the carb at high throttle settings. In fact, the clunker now on my little boat (60 hp outboard) can't keep ...
by Fastjeff
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Electric fuel pump issue.
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Re: Electric fuel pump issue.

Agreed that the mechanic pumps are reliable, but if you want to stay with the e-pump you'll need to trace and test your circuits to make sure the e-pump can run under the momentary (to fill the carb) and normal run conditions. If not, keep checking for 12 volts until you find the problem. Your circu...
by Fastjeff
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Bilge Blower Restoration
Replies: 20
Views: 1892

Re: Bilge Blower Restoration

Good man! I added a few sheet metal screws for good measure.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Splash Curtains
Replies: 10
Views: 1116

Re: Splash Curtains

After I 'retired' mine, I found the wind didn't push the boat around so much--or maybe it was my imagination.... Lots of sail area back there with those things.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Swim Ladder Question/Restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 1219

Re: Swim Ladder Question/Restoration

Not being a purist, and having back problems, I added an additional step to my ladder (and never regretted it). Did the same thing on my present boat.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Gaskets for San Juan Bellingham strainer
Replies: 10
Views: 1219

Re: Gaskets for San Juan Bellingham strainer

An O-ring works just as well as that square gasket and tends NOT to fall in on you. On my homemade, I rubber cemented the wire that I stuck inside the tube ends and pushed the pieces together. Piece of cake and they worked perfectly for years. Jeff PS: My homemade O-ring was a bit thicker so, being ...
by Fastjeff
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Bilge Blower Restoration
Replies: 20
Views: 1892

Re: Bilge Blower Restoration

Can't see how the hoses are CLAMPED to the vents. That's the critical area, so they don't rattle off on you.

Jeff

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