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V-Drives Rattle By Design

Posted on Thu 31 January 2013 in articles • Tagged with Systems - Engine

Just wanted to make sure this got into the world.

Walter Gear V-Drive, they make noise when running at idle. Walter Gear says this is normal right in the manual.

Walter VDrive Manual


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When Engines Fly: The Movie

Posted on Tue 18 October 2011 in articles • Tagged with Systems - Engine, Westerbeke

I edited the video from pulling the engine, the picture is a bit cloudy because the Go Pro fogged up in its waterproof case. (still learning how to use it) Its not that fascinating to watch, but its here just the same, so watch it you will! Winking
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And here is the timing issue…

Posted on Mon 26 September 2011 in articles • Tagged with Systems - Electrical, Systems - Engine

I figured out why the ACR didn’t flip to combined in time… right out of the documentation:

Blue Sea Systems CL-Series BatteryLink ACR PN7600 Owner’s Manuual

Internal time delay prevents relay action for transient conditions, voltage must\ be within range for approximately one minute to cause closure …


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Overcharging Problems

Posted on Mon 26 September 2011 in articles • Tagged with Systems - Electrical, Systems - Engine

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Not sure most of you will want to read this, but to my fellow boaters here goes…

When we had the engine out of the boat to replace the fuel tank we also decided to …


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Battery and Alternator Upgrade

Posted on Tue 20 September 2011 in articles • Tagged with Systems - Electrical, Systems - Engine

We’ve hinted at bits and pieces of this along the way, but I wanted to write up a more formal review of the changes we made this week while we had the engine out to replace the fuel tank.

Our original battery system was 2 banks of 4 and …


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Trying to wrap things up

Posted on Mon 19 September 2011 in articles • Tagged with Fuel, Projects, Systems - Electrical, Systems - Engine

We're still in Charleston. Still trying to get all systems back online. The main part of the project removing the engine and putting in a new fuel tank are completed. Friday we along with Kyle from Tarheel Aluminum Fabrication lowered the engine back through the companion and set it on …


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In the Yard

Posted on Thu 08 September 2011 in articles • Tagged with Systems - Engine

This morning we motored over to the yard docks so we could start working on removing the engine so they can pull it tomorrow, pull the old tank, make us a new one and then we can put it all back together.

Dawn and I spent the day removing hoses …


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Very Busy Getting People Married

Posted on Fri 15 July 2011 in articles • Tagged with Destinations - San Juan Islands, Systems - Engine, Systems - Sails

Sorry for such infrequent updates, but we’ve been busy getting all of our friend married -- wedding #3 in as many weeks is Saturday -- as well working on boat projects.

Wedding #1, over the 4th of July weekend, was in Cle Elum. Lars and Jenny we’re absolutely beautiful and …


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New Year, Same boat projects

Posted on Sat 02 January 2010 in articles • Tagged with Projects, Systems - Engine, Systems - Hull, Systems - Plumbing

Ticked a few things off the to do list the past few days.

New Years Eve day, Dawn worked on the masts and booms filling all the holes we don't need anymore with Belzona 1111. Thanks to at for helping us get started. Dawn is really good at these kinds …


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Next set of things in the refit

Posted on Thu 19 November 2009 in articles • Tagged with Projects, Systems - Engine, Systems - Hull, Systems - Plumbing

The boat has been moved form sitting in the yard where the bottom was prepped and painted, some keel damaged was repaired (oopsy), the v-berth was prepped by me, and the windlass was removed. The boat is now sitting inside the prep tent. I’ve not been to it yet …


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