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by Pearce
Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:57 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Autopilot installation photos...Who has some pics to share????
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Autopilot installation photos...Who has some pics to share????

Here are some pictures of the autopilot installation on my F36. It is a vintage autohelm. There is a plywood shelf glassed in that the ram is mounted on. The other end is mounted to the arm that is attached to the rudder shaft. Also of note is the rudder angle sensor. The computer and wiring is out ...
by Pearce
Wed Nov 02, 2022 2:09 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Replace batteries
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Replace batteries

Think the answer is it all depends on your situation. The simple answer to your first question is yes. Traditionally one has a separate starting battery v house bank. Generally starting batteries are built for a quick burst of high energy while house batteries are a slower, steadier draw. So the pla...
by Pearce
Tue Nov 01, 2022 8:25 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: 3GM30 Manual -
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: 3GM30 Manual -

Hi,

You should able to get both the manual and parts catalog here on J109.org

https://j109.org/docs/Yanmar_3GM30F3.pdf

https://j109.org/docs/Yanmar-3GM30-parts-catalog.pdf
by Pearce
Mon Oct 17, 2022 9:47 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Prop Suggestions for 28M
Replies: 14
Views: 643

Re: Prop Suggestions for 28M

Sure can be tough to make way on the Piscataqua. Another factor to consider is the state of growth on the bottom and drive train. I had let growth go a bit last year and the drag was noticeable both sailing and motoring. Once the water temp goes up from mid summer on, growth rate seems to be much mo...
by Pearce
Thu Jul 28, 2022 11:41 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Yanmar 3gmf 20 water pump belt
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Re: Yanmar 3gmf 20 water pump belt

Maybe you already are aware but one other trick is to flip the decompression levers on the top of the engine. This will make it easier to turn. Then rotate the engine with a screwdriver under the belt to slide it off as Josh describes. Just have to remember to flip them back before starting the engi...
by Pearce
Tue Jul 19, 2022 8:03 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Mainsail battens
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: Mainsail battens

For replacing Battens you might try:

https://baconsails.com

https://www.sailrite.com/

https://www.thechandleryonline.com

Of course, local North, Doyle, Quantum lofts might have something handy.
by Pearce
Mon Jun 27, 2022 8:20 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Forestay Tension ?
Replies: 3
Views: 566

Re: Forestay Tension ?

So my jib had a little 3” tether at the tack with a snap-hook that I stopped using. Instead I am going right to the ring to secure the tack. Tightened up the Forestay per Josh. Will redo at the dock to see if the rig is too tight. Ironically upwind performance seems to have improved. Lashed the ring...
by Pearce
Thu Jun 02, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Forestay Tension ?
Replies: 3
Views: 566

Forestay Tension ?

Hi, Recent Camberspar rigging posts have me thinking about Forestay tension. Is there any agreement on the forestay tension? Posts and opinions on this topic seem to run the gamut. Seems like it would not some slack to get the vanging effect and push forward. Especially to avoid dreaded banging on m...