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by AlanK
Thu Sep 22, 2022 1:50 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Cutlass (Morse) Bearing Removal - F-33
Replies: 21
Views: 497

Re: Cutlass (Morse) Bearing Removal - F-33

On my 33 there were two set screws for the cutlass bearing. But they were puttied over. I could see slight depressions and then used a pointed tool to scratch down to the set screw. Be careless when installing the new one. If you put too much pressure with the Allen wrench it will bend the bronze in...
by AlanK
Thu Jun 16, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Perko 493/500 water strainer blocking flow to water pump?
Replies: 9
Views: 623

Re: Perko 493/500 water strainer blocking flow to water pump?

Only had this happen once. I believe it happened after a winterization when launching in the spring. It’s possible it ran dry briefly when I was running anti freeze through.
by AlanK
Mon Jun 13, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Perko 493/500 water strainer blocking flow to water pump?
Replies: 9
Views: 623

Re: Perko 493/500 water strainer blocking flow to water pump?

Once had a similar problem with no obvious cause. Assuming your impeller blades were still intact as mine were they are supposed to be self priming. So took me a while to out of no other ideas I poured water from the outlet hose into the implellers/pump reattached hose and it worked just needed prim...
by AlanK
Mon Apr 18, 2022 3:11 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Mast leaks
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: Mast leaks

When I had a 33 I found most solutions that were covers etc didnt work after a bit. On mine there was a composite ring between the mast and the collar. I found if I used a little caulking on top of the of color and ring that worked well. I applied a little more about once a year to mitigate affects ...
by AlanK
Fri May 28, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Windlass on an 1981 Freedom 33
Replies: 12
Views: 3426

Re: Windlass on an 1981 Freedom 33

In my case I ran a relatively thick cable back to the batteries. But I had installed a large 400AH house bank of 6volt AGMs in the center of the bilge. I didnt like the idea of putting a battery/more weight in the bow.
by AlanK
Mon May 17, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Windlass on an 1981 Freedom 33
Replies: 12
Views: 3426

Re: Windlass on an 1981 Freedom 33

The pics were the attachments. If you cant see them let me know but they show up when I look.
by AlanK
Tue May 11, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Windlass on an 1981 Freedom 33
Replies: 12
Views: 3426

Re: Windlass on an 1981 Freedom 33

I installed one forward of the mast on my F33. Made a custom piece of teak to fit aft of the anchor sprit to creat a large enough flat area. I used a Lewmar 900 horizontal windlass. I installed it while the mast was out for other reasons which made it much easier to get forward of the mast. There's ...
by AlanK
Tue May 11, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Cutless Bearing
Replies: 3
Views: 1407

Re: Cutless Bearing

When I changed my cutlles bearing on my 1982 F33 had the same mystery, Turned out there are set screws (allen wrench heads). Cant remember if there are 1 on each side or just 1. They were covered over by caulk and bottom paint but with close examination and a little scraping I was able to get at the...
by AlanK
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Water coming in at shaft
Replies: 20
Views: 8295

Re: Water coming in at shaft

Quick look to me seems lots of evidence water is running down from above either HW heater down muffler or from muffler itself. When you run the engine it probably is pushing water through the HW heater which creates pressure so water leaks out crack. Anyway just a thought.