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by TonyB
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: F 40/40 Engine Raw Water intake
Replies: 15
Views: 1830

Re: F 40/40 Engine Raw Water intake

Yes all the fittings are bronze (marine grade) or marelon. And the hose is exhaust rated with wire mesh intended for marine use. Very careful in those selections! The clamps you are absolutely right about. I ended up accidentally purchasing one size smaller than would fit easily around the hose. Aft...
by TonyB
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: F 40/40 Engine Raw Water intake
Replies: 15
Views: 1830

Re: F 40/40 Engine Raw Water intake

Ahhhh, because it doesnt open the hose fitting to the through-hull. Got it. That makes sense. Darn, it would have been so much cleaner an install!
by TonyB
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: F 40/40 Engine Raw Water intake
Replies: 15
Views: 1830

Re: F 40/40 Engine Raw Water intake

The next time I haul out I think I will replace the seacock with one of these.

https://www.defender.com/product.jsp?id=1133518

That will make for a very clean install, allow for very easy clean out, and also be able to be used in an emergency to allow the engine to pump out water.
by TonyB
Sun May 31, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: F 40/40 Engine Raw Water intake
Replies: 15
Views: 1830

Re: F 40/40 Engine Raw Water intake

I could see how that would work. But would make me very nervous to be partially disassembling (even if just to swing out of the way) the only thing keepin water out of the boat. With the “Tee” in line I can close the seacock, remove cap, install dowel, open seacock, clear weeds, and reverse process....
by TonyB
Sat May 30, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: F 40/40 Engine Raw Water intake
Replies: 15
Views: 1830

Re: F 40/40 Engine Raw Water intake

Ok so finally did this. All hose and fittings are 3/4 inch. The tail off the seacock is a straight Barbed fitting. I would like to have removed this and replace with a threaded nipple with a “Tee” mounted right there. But the barbed tail seemed like it might be permanent. So instead I installed a sh...
by TonyB
Sat May 30, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: AutoPilot for 40/40
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: AutoPilot for 40/40

Going to follow this. My F40/40 came with an Authelm 6000. The drive works ok but the head/computer aren’t very consistent. I will probably add a newer autopilot and keep this as a back up. I must say on my last boat I installed a Raymarine Evo autopilot and it was quite good. I also sailed a Cal 40...
by TonyB
Tue May 05, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: F 40/40 Engine Raw Water intake
Replies: 15
Views: 1830

Re: F 40/40 Engine Raw Water intake

Does anyone have the intake size? I want to order some parts before I go down to the boat. Is that a 3/4 inch hose and fittings? 1 inch? Thanks all!
by TonyB
Tue May 05, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Photographs and Drawings
Topic: 1994 Pedrick Freedom 35 Sloop
Replies: 1
Views: 656

Re: 1994 Pedrick Freedom 35 Sloop

Great photos!
by TonyB
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: F 40/40 Engine Raw Water intake
Replies: 15
Views: 1830

Re: F 40/40 Engine Raw Water intake

Yes I would be interested as well. Do you have photos and and part numbers for the T? I think PVC is probably a bad idea. It should either be Marelon or bronze. I have't been able to fine Marelon in a T. Just in a 90 elbow. No plug to remove as a cleanout. Thinking something like this in a "vertical...
by TonyB
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Photographs and Drawings
Topic: Freedom Videos
Replies: 4
Views: 5585

Re: Freedom Videos

Nice Jim!