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by TSweather
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Changing the hard stuff - engine & rigging - how often
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Re: Changing the hard stuff - engine & rigging - how often

Hi Dan, Been going through all these systems on our 2003 since we got it a couple years back. I had the saildrive seals changed last season and ended up needing to replace the lower unit due to pretty bad pitting along the seal seat thanks to electrolysis. While I won't likely touch those seals for ...
by TSweather
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Helm Friction Lock
Replies: 6
Views: 7347

Re: Helm Friction Lock

While I would be interested in what you finally figure out, your last photo on the left of the sprocket appears like one of the pins in your chain isn't as flush as the others. Might be just something from the photo, but it did catch my eye. Even though its unrelated to your issue, Edson does sell r...
by TSweather
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Fluxgate compass mounting location
Replies: 4
Views: 1660

Re: Fluxgate compass mounting location

Thank you Dan and Bill for some extremely thoughtful responses. I had wanted to move it just forward of the starboard water tank, but am limited due to length of wire (dpu is mounted in front of the holding tank) and the proximity to battery cables led through limber holes, etc. I'll check the devia...
by TSweather
Fri May 29, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Fluxgate compass mounting location
Replies: 4
Views: 1660

Fluxgate compass mounting location

Where is it located on your boat? Ours seems to be in one of the worst locations aside from on the engine block. It's touching that 1/2 stainless backing plate for the aft most keel bolt that also serves as part of the grounding system. Autohelm exhibits signs of intoxication. I'm thinking of reloca...
by TSweather
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: cabin top hatch leak . ~ hull #34
Replies: 1
Views: 1250

Re: cabin top hatch leak . ~ hull #34

Had to get into mine today mainly to rebed the screws holding the sea hood in place. I'm hull #41 and while there is some space in there seemingly to allow the hatch to slide without binding (and a lot of dirt), none of the gaps seemed unusually large. Maybe they had corrected the gap issue by the t...
by TSweather
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Standing Rigging Replacement?
Replies: 2
Views: 1570

Re: Standing Rigging Replacement?

Hi Jerry, While I fully agree with what Bill said above, unless the threads are damaged/compromised your rigging is likely fine. You could dye inspect for cracks on all visible surfaces, but otherwise it is more durable than most expect. Our boat #41 came from that same production run as yours out o...
by TSweather
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: SD20 Internal Anode (Fresh Water)
Replies: 2
Views: 2140

Re: SD20 Internal Anode (Fresh Water)

In fresh water you absolutely need to use the correct anodes or the aluminum saildrive will take on the role of the sacrificial part. Any Yanmar dealer will have the magnesium anodes you need. Mackboring.com definitely sells them, though I just go through our local yard RCR yachts in Buffalo. They s...
by TSweather
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Cockpit Showers
Replies: 2
Views: 1882

Re: Cockpit Showers

Just replaced mine with the one from Defender as they are an exact match for the factory ones. Be sure to order one of each type or be prepared to have to re-use the inner piece of the handle flange as a reducer. Also, the covers mentioned in that other thread are well worth the couple extra $$. htt...
by TSweather
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Windlass
Replies: 3
Views: 2514

Re: Windlass

Multiple mentions of it in the specifications depending on year, but didn't see a specific part#. https://j109.org/info/drawings-manuals/ With the thought that went into most other systems, I wouldn't see any reason to question the designers on that one until it proves substandard. Does your boat ha...
by TSweather
Wed May 01, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Anti foul Bottom paint
Replies: 3
Views: 2626

Re: Anti foul Bottom paint

VC 17M Extra, Lake Erie. Can get two coats out of 2 quarts and bottom needs minimal cleaning over our 7month season.
by TSweather
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Boat Bottom Basics
Replies: 3
Views: 2763

Re: Boat Bottom Basics

+1 for this method Sand to bare metal and apply Interprotect 2000e to the exposed metal on the keel. Use 4 coats, then apply bottom paint. For blisters sand, open the blister and flush with water. Determine if the source is failed barrier coat (easy fix) or wet core from inside (a very ugly and expe...
by TSweather
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Sails & Equipment for Sale
Topic: SOLD For Sale: North Dacron Main, Marblehead, MA SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 2106

Re: For Sale: North Dacron Main, Marblehead, MA

Very interested in the sail. Please email me tsweather@gmail.com
by TSweather
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Prop washer
Replies: 3
Views: 2961

Re: Prop washer

Ours looks a bit different, but is also flexofold. It has to come off every season to replace the lower anode. It has 4 set screws that are capped with 4 set screws. After replacing once, it seemed reasonable to inspect them closely and just reuse them with loctite. Boat is 2003 US build and prop do...
by TSweather
Tue May 08, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Helm Friction Lock
Replies: 6
Views: 7347

Re: Helm Friction Lock

Anyone know if the Edson helm in that diagram also uses needle bearings? Need to fix wheel brake, but would go deeper if they are. Hull is 2003

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This is from their website, unsure if it is the same wheel shaft.

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by TSweather
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Recommended Battery Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 4684

Re: Recommended Battery Replacement

Have two of these that came with the boat that are still holding charge while thankfully not providing anything near as sketchy as their namesake. It's like a child seat named kid killer.

Will likely switch to AGM for my next batteries.

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