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by RadioZephyr
Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: SYNTRON SHAFT SEAL MAINTENANCE
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: SYNTRON SHAFT SEAL MAINTENANCE

You shouldn't need a custom shaft seal. It's not a custom shaft seal, just a modified version of the Tides Marine seriesOne seal . The hose for the seal is cut down slightly, I think, so that it will fit in the very small space between the engine and the stern tube. From what I understand, a PSS se...
by RadioZephyr
Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Freedom 35 - Bent Prop Strut?
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Freedom 35 - Bent Prop Strut?

Also, I just noticed the bent strut has a SPURS line cutter installed. This is an excellent addition to your boat! You should definitely have it re-installed on the new strut. Actually, you should probably look into the possibility of doing this before the new strut is installed, as the three holes ...
by RadioZephyr
Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Freedom 35 - Bent Prop Strut?
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Freedom 35 - Bent Prop Strut?

I believe Paul Dennis has a few struts at his shop that are available. Otherwise, they're made by Buck Algonquin, though I'm not sure which size/angle you'd need for a 35 (Paul definitely would). I know this because the original owner of my boat got a mooring chain wrapped around his shaft and his s...
by RadioZephyr
Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Spring work load F35
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Spring work load F35

That’s the nice thing about a diaphragm pump as your secondary: it can be mounted entirely outside of the bilge, as long as you can reach the bottom of the bilge with a pickup hose. Just make sure it’s wire-reinforced to prevent it from collapsing.
by RadioZephyr
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Spring work load F35
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Spring work load F35

The power switch for the secondary pump is also at the nav desk, and it's just a regular Rule 41 with a fuse holder. One thing I forgot to mention about the secondary pump switch: I swapped out the ON-OFF-(ON) toggle switch that it came with for an identical switch that has screw terminals. The qui...
by RadioZephyr
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Spring work load F35
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Spring work load F35

Regarding bilge pumps, I take a belt and suspenders approach, with two entirely independent pumps. The primary is a Rule 2000 pump with a Water Witch 230 solid state switch. That pump is controlled by a Water Witch ePanel switch at the nav desk, which is also a cycle counter, i.e., it keeps track of...
by RadioZephyr
Sun Dec 12, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: worn gooseneck bracket F35P '97
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: worn gooseneck bracket F35P '97

I thought I'd post a few pictures, in case anyone else has this issue. This is the gooseneck, shortly after I found the acorn nut on deck. When I first looked at the gooseneck, the top two bolts were just sticking through without nuts on them. I carefully pulled each one out and steadied them with a...
by RadioZephyr
Sun Dec 12, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: worn gooseneck bracket F35P '97
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: worn gooseneck bracket F35P '97

Very nice! I’ve never heard of conical self aligning washers, I’ll have to look into those. I think you mistook the OP’s situation though, as his issue is with the gooseneck for his boom, and yours is the vang bracket. However, the problem is essentially the same, so no harm done! I actually have th...
by RadioZephyr
Sat Dec 11, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: worn gooseneck bracket F35P '97
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: worn gooseneck bracket F35P '97

Before you go ahead and replace the bracket on the mast (very annoying and fiddly process, requires the mast be out of the boat), I suggest talking to Paul Dennis about it. He’s told me that in the past he has fixed this problem with bronze bushings to counteract the wear. I replaced my bracket beca...
by RadioZephyr
Wed Dec 08, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Repower time - Freedom 32 Yanmar
Replies: 33
Views: 1407

Re: Repower time - Freedom 32 Yanmar

Ohh right, because Alaska