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by sailmon
Thu Dec 16, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: 3GM30F tachometer not working
Replies: 5
Views: 973

Re: 3GM30F tachometer not working

Thanks Tom. Looks very interesting. If I mount on pedestal, would also get the tach up out of the footwell & up where it is more easily seen. How does the tack acquire its data? Off alternator? Other??
Thanks,
Bob
by sailmon
Fri Dec 10, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: 3GM30F tachometer not working
Replies: 5
Views: 973

3GM30F tachometer not working

HER Diamond is a 1991 F38 with Yanmar 3GM30F. The tach recently stopped working. I recently had the trans out & confirmed that pick up is in place & properly adjusted. Rather than going to trouble & expense of replacing the original system piece by piece (pick up, wiring, display) i am interested in...
by sailmon
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: solar panel system setup - request for advise
Replies: 24
Views: 22297

Re: solar panel system setup - request for advise

We put a 320W solar panel on Her Diamond’s davits with Victron 100/30 MPPT controller. Keeps our 300ah AGM bank fully charged almost every day. Now only use gen set for water making. One of the best improvements we’ve made since moving aboard. True peace of mind!
by sailmon
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: Made it through Michael okay
Replies: 5
Views: 6310

Re: Made it through Michael okay

Her Diamond is on the hard in Port Charlotte for the summer. Storage yard manager said wind in their area never got above 25 knots - whew. Rick - glad your boat came through well.
Bob
by sailmon
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: sheaves for freedom
Replies: 1
Views: 2180

Re: sheaves for freedom

You can contact Paul Dennis at Warren River Boat Works. He is former production manager at Freedom and stocks numerous Freedom parts. 401-245-6949
by sailmon
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: General Sailing
Topic: Fixing mast hardware
Replies: 1
Views: 3120

Re: Fixing mast hardware

If you are referring to the sail track on the aft aspect of the mast, it was originally mounted with rivets. Over time the rivets corrode and wear - often becoming loose or breaking. Best fix is to tap the mast through the old rivet holes and install 1" long 1/4" pan head machine screws. Paul Dennis...
by sailmon
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: using a drill for raising the main
Replies: 14
Views: 13678

Re: using a drill for raising the main

I bought the 28V half inch Milwaukee right angle a couple of years ago - does a great job raising main on our F38. Will also pull me up the mast for inspections/repairs. While I looked at the Winchrite and really liked it, I opted for the Milwaukee becasue I can also use it as a drill when doing ins...
by sailmon
Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: A couple F30 questions.
Replies: 4
Views: 4870

Re: A couple F30 questions.

Hi Mike, yes - basically a fiberglass board with a pebbled surface on front and smooth on back. Home improvement stores typically sell them for renovating home bathrooms. Easy to cut with a saber saw and very durable.
by sailmon
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: A couple F30 questions.
Replies: 4
Views: 4870

Re: A couple F30 questions.

We sold our F30 10 years ago - traded up to F38. Our F30 shower drained into a plastic sump box in the bilge (keel sump) with a small bilge pump and float switch - plumbed to overboard discharge. Preferable to not drain grey water into the bilge. Two most likely culprits in slow shower drainage are ...
by sailmon
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Communications
Replies: 9
Views: 8450

Re: Communications

Thanks All,
Still sorting out options - leaning toward cell booster and possibly in-reach. Will probably test out and try to keep our antique M601 going at a minimum to receive Chris' weather reports.
Geoff - sorry to hear about your dad. Hope you guys are doing OK.
Bob