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by BillSmith
Sat Jun 18, 2022 11:54 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 67 nm Delta Ditch Run
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Re: 67 nm Delta Ditch Run

Tom, Congrats! Eight hours...that thar's some work. Can imagine some epic speed runs considering the conditions. We've been monitoring the wind, as it has been a long while since taking SweeTART out under sail. Division: Cruise+2 (10 boats) Pos,Sail, Boat, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points ...
by BillSmith
Mon Jun 13, 2022 12:05 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Perko 493/500 water strainer blocking flow to water pump?
Replies: 9
Views: 214

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

Doubt this is your problem if strainer was not recently installed but reminded me of a story. Broke the drain plug on strainer. Foolishly decided to install a new strainer. Should have just epoxied the plug. Had hired a 'mechanic' to do other work, included this simple task to give him so more hours...
by BillSmith
Mon Mar 21, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: LED Bulb replacement F-32
Replies: 6
Views: 2760

Re: LED Bulb replacement F-32

Are you referring to the old standard, 12 volt bayonet style bulb? Used in automotive industry as well. The first replacements were unwieldy. Disks of multiple LEDs that wired to a bayonet connector. I passed on that iteration. Newest are a few LED emitters on stuck into a brass bayonet connector. J...
by BillSmith
Wed Mar 16, 2022 1:34 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: F35 (Pedrick) V birth tank
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: F35 (Pedrick) V birth tank

Our F35 Pedrick has the bow WATER tank. Assuming yours is same, look for an overflow drain that empties into forward portion of bilge. We have two fill points, one midship for portside tank, one more forward on portside that fills the bow tank. I know it's full when I hear water running into bilge. ...
by BillSmith
Thu Dec 16, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: New to me Freedom 35
Replies: 10
Views: 1371

Re: New to me Freedom 35

I'll make it three. As in 1993 F35-Pedrick. Leaks sound just like what I will be checking sometime tomorrow. SweeTART is docked on opposite side of the bay from you and Tom at Coyote Point in San Mateo. Definitely get a look at Tom's boat, he's got it done nicely. Next task for us is bottom paint. A...
by BillSmith
Sat Dec 11, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: 3GM30F tachometer not working
Replies: 5
Views: 751

Re: 3GM30F tachometer not working

Had a new tach installed and it will sit dead, pegged on zero unless I rev the engine to near max throttle while in neutral. Once done, consistent readout.
by BillSmith
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Yanmar 3GM30F heavy smoke at high RPM
Replies: 4
Views: 1461

Re: Yanmar 3GM30F heavy smoke at high RPM

Keep the glow plugs engaged longer and drop warmup speed. We ALWAYS had copious white smoke on startup. No other time. Idle would be rough. Kept rocker switch depressed longer and cured both symptoms. Could reduce throttle to at or near straight up (neutral idle speed) and reduced smoke dramatically...
by BillSmith
Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Photographs and Drawings
Topic: Look what Under Armor made for us!
Replies: 1
Views: 1917

Look what Under Armor made for us!

Found this shirt as part of a 4th of July display at Sportsman's Warehouse here in California. Under Armor with a convenient logo appropriate to a certain group of boat owners.

In retrospect, should have had the better (looking) half model for the camera.
by BillSmith
Fri May 14, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Boom crutch or gallows
Replies: 7
Views: 3509

Re: Boom crutch or gallows

Another who uses the main halyard as a topping lift.
by BillSmith
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Mast collar clearance
Replies: 9
Views: 2531

Re: Mast collar clearance

Looks like some wax rings I've encountered. :o