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by fmolden
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: F-35 Has Anyone Installed a Steaming/Deck light combo?
Replies: 3
Views: 2786

Re: F-35 Has Anyone Installed a Steaming/Deck light combo?

On my 1996 F35 the two breakers are for the forward facing 120 degree steaming light and anchor light. However the mast head fixture (Perko?) requires both steaming and anchor light breakers to be "on" to provide the required 360 degree anchor light.
by fmolden
Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Dripless seal on f35 -- looking for a photo
Replies: 1
Views: 1947

Re: Dripless seal on f35 -- looking for a photo

Had same problem with my F35. The front seal had moved forward releasing tension on the carbon/graphite bearing. I just loosened the set screws and compressed the bellows about 1 inch and retightened set screws. Don't forget there are two set screws, one on top of the other.
by fmolden
Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Rudder bearing
Replies: 1
Views: 2272

Rudder bearing

I have a Pedrick designed 1996 F35 and following this years haul out have been told I need a new rudder bearing. I haven't seen it yet but assume both upper and lower bearings should be replaced. My freedom manual shows the freedom part number as a Harken part however Harken no longer carries bearin...
by fmolden
Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Haul-out issues
Replies: 13
Views: 8293

Re: Haul-out issues

I would also take a look at the exhaust mixing elbow. They tend to clog/corrode and limit exhaust water flow. I have also heard of birds nesting in the exhaust pipe.
by fmolden
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Starting Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 4276

Re: Starting Problems

Had similar issue with my 1996 3GM30. Replaced starter switch, still intermittent starting. Found my 3GM30 had a starter relay not shown in wiring diagram and the ground connection under mounting bolt was the culprit. Cleaned and tightened and no further problem.
by fmolden
Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: Quick Fix for a Dinghy Outboard
Replies: 4
Views: 3546

Re: Quick Fix for a Dinghy Outboard

Had similar issue with my 2 hp Honda. I drained tank, opened carb settling bowl wing nut and drained bowl, added small amount of new gas with excessive amount I'd dry gas additive. And new spark plug. Pulled until it started to sputter, added more fresh gas and been fine since. Also replaced carb as...
by fmolden
Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Bottom Paint
Replies: 18
Views: 11936

Re: Bottom Paint

I had 12 years of bottom paint build up and it was starting to peel and flake off, so it was time to do the "new" bottom thing I thought about Copercoat but after reading a couple of reviews I decided to go with Eco-Clad, http://www.ecoclad.com/ . It is a hard bottom paint and non toxic. So far, 2 m...
by fmolden
Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Starter or batteries?
Replies: 5
Views: 5108

Re: Starter or batteries?

Jeff is correct, 700-1000rpm idle and 3500 max rpm. I would first verify battery is fully charged and good. Turn on all lights and electronics to load the battery and measure the battery voltage. Should be at least 12.3 or more with all load running. If battery is good turn off load and watch batter...
by fmolden
Sat May 28, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: trimming stern tube
Replies: 9
Views: 6192

Re: trimming stern tube

The multi tool such as http://www.harborfreight.com/oscillating-multi-tool.html?hft_adv=10062&gclid=CLat7dv8iqkCFUOo4Aod_GZqog&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=fein multi master&hft_adv=10062&utm_campaign=Competitive - Broad&utm_source=google provides an easy way to get into tight places and sand and cut alm...
by fmolden
Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Best way to run wires to Radar/chartplotter
Replies: 4
Views: 4030

Re: Best way to run wires to Radar/chartplotter

On my 1996 F35, Pedrick design, All radar, gps, and autopilot wires are fed through the 1" pedistal. Some on the right, some on the left post. A caution on the new chartplotter. If you are integrating with existing hardware check with the manfacturer to see that they are compatable. I found my older...