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by philipl
Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: F38 engine replacement
Replies: 0
Views: 16

F38 engine replacement

Has anyone installed a new Yanmar in their F38? Interested in engine cost plus install costs. Is this a better investment than a rebuild ( resale value, peace of mind, etc.) I would like to get engine concerns off my boat agenda and focus on sailing!
by philipl
Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Yanmar 3GM30F heavy smoke at high RPM
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Yanmar 3GM30F heavy smoke at high RPM

I am getting heavy white smoke on start up. Once running it goes away. I have no problems starting the engine. I had a mechanic replace the head gasket and clean the injectors. I replaced the elbow and installed a new lift pump. Any thoughts?
by philipl
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Yanmar 3GM30F heavy smoke at high RPM
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Yanmar 3GM30F heavy smoke at high RPM

That is definitely worth noting. Not something that I would have connected.
Thank you for posting.
by philipl
Wed Sep 08, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: F38 Masthead Unit
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: F38 Masthead Unit

Thank you both. Leaning towards a rigid vang, it also has the benefit of stopping the annoying chafing of the main by the topping lift.
by philipl
Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: F38 Masthead Unit
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: F38 Masthead Unit

I guess an alternative to topping lift is a solid vang. Is a solid vang without a topping lift secure on an F38? This would avoid my need to replace the masthead.
by philipl
Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: F38 Masthead Unit
Replies: 4
Views: 134

F38 Masthead Unit

I need to replace the masthead unit on my F38. The shaft securing the topping lift tore threw the back of the masthead. I may be able to rig an alternative topping lift support but would prefer to replace the whole unit. Any thoughts where I can locate one?
by philipl
Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: SS Marine Hot Water Tank
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: SS Marine Hot Water Tank

The heating element corrodes pretty easily. I thought my tank "leaked" only to find it was the heater element. A cheap and easy replacement. I hope you find the same!
by philipl
Fri May 14, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Mast Headlight bulb
Replies: 0
Views: 666

Mast Headlight bulb

Does anyone know the type of bulb used in a masthead light on an 1990 F38. I changed it once before and noticed that it was a low profile bulb. The one I installed was standard and touched the top of the glass bulb ( and burned out pretty quick, as a result).
by philipl
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Events and Announcements
Topic: Virtual Raft Up 2 - 1/7/21 @ 7 PM ET Zoom
Replies: 8
Views: 5778

Re: Virtual Raft Up 2 - 1/7/21 @ 7 PM ET Zoom

Great chat , Steve. Looking forward to the next Freedom zoom call in March.