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by mike cunningham
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Start button - I swear I'll fix it this time
Replies: 20
Views: 2863

Re: Start button - I swear I'll fix it this time

Certainly a good thread to keep in mind. I very occasionally see a similar problem, although I was kind of leaning towards it being a switch problem (or someone not pushing it in sufficiently). As my boat is only in the water 6 months or so (and fresh water at that), I suspect any corrosion related...
by mike cunningham
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Start button - I swear I'll fix it this time
Replies: 20
Views: 2863

Re: Start button - I swear I'll fix it this time

I prioritized my list! I think I have the start button problem fixed! Background (you know there always is one when I am posting) I had experience start button problems for years. Pretty much blew it off because I could always get a start, just took multiple pushes, annoying but tolerable although, ...
by mike cunningham
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Yanmar Parts
Replies: 8
Views: 1773

Re: Yanmar Parts

One more thing re this episode and that is ... how did it end? Might be useful for the record when someone else has a Leak at the top of the hi pressure fuel pump on a Yanmar 2GM20F. I had been experiencing this leakage for quite a while. It was very difficult to tell where the fuel was coming from ...
by mike cunningham
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: rig a spinnaker f32/33
Replies: 3
Views: 531

Re: rig a spinnaker f32/33

Not clear if you have a gunmount, If you do, Rick Simmonds guide is indispensable.

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by mike cunningham
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Almost Free parts and serpentine belt conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: Almost Free parts and serpentine belt conversion

Tricia, I installed a balmar 70A alternator ( for Yanmar 2GM20F mount - exact PNs can be found at Balmar site, there are several mounting options for different engines... https://balmar.net/6-series-alternators/) and an ARS5 regulator, however I did this replacement about 13 years ago. I just upgrad...
by mike cunningham
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Almost Free parts and serpentine belt conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Almost Free parts and serpentine belt conversion

All, I modded my 2GM20F to a serpentine belt for crank, fresh water pump and alternator. I have the original alternator and fresh water pulleys and at least one if not two brand new Yanmar OEM belts. I will give them away for free but recipient will have to pay the UPS which would probably be somewh...
by mike cunningham
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Ran the boat out of fuel...WHAT!!??
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: Ran the boat out of fuel...WHAT!!??

On the fuel pump lever- when depressing that lever pump to get fuel into the system, you should feel a squishy slight resistance (spongy) feel at the bottom of the pump stroke. If no spongy resistance, open the decompression levers on the top of the motor, and yank the fan belt to turn the motor to...
by mike cunningham
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Ran the boat out of fuel...WHAT!!??
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: Ran the boat out of fuel...WHAT!!??

Filling the primary and secondary filters certainly helps -- but it still takes awhile. When I changed my filters last year, I gave up with the manual pump, and instead turned the engine over for a couple of seconds (maybe I was close) with the engine stop being held open which I suspect was a lot ...
by mike cunningham
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Ran the boat out of fuel...WHAT!!??
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: Ran the boat out of fuel...WHAT!!??

Mike - so glad it eventually worked out with a fix! Anywhere near fisherman’s slough on False River is a “b-word” (bugs and mosquitoes)! Happy you are good. Edit.... Ah, I see you were a bit southeast of that! yea, i was anchored out at potato slough and no issues at all, other than hot. Got down i...
by mike cunningham
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Ran the boat out of fuel...WHAT!!??
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: Ran the boat out of fuel...WHAT!!??

GeoffSchultz wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:12 pm
You may have needed to fill the fuel filter.
exactly correct. I replaced the primary racor but did not fill. I am sure this was the issue. I did fill the secondary on engine but that is about 1/3 the size. Another lesson learned.