My new saildrive

Discussion in 'Ask All Sailors' started by Mark Maulden, Mar 10, 2019. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    8,994 posts, 3,910 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Good luck Mark. Be strong.
     


  2. Rick Webb

    Rick Webb

    Joined Jun 2, 2004
    2,812 posts, 177 likes
    Hunter 23.5
    US Fort Walton Yacht Club, Florida
    Just glanced through the thread and was wondering if the tube drawing raw water also cooled the ATF?

    Looking forward to reading the resolution.
     


  3. Mark Maulden

    Mark Maulden

    Joined Jan 25, 2011
    1,902 posts, 218 likes
    S2 11.0A
    US Anacortes, WA
    I chose not to use the raw water tubes. I had multiple confirmations that those tubes are not necessary before I bought it..
     


  4. Mark Maulden

    Mark Maulden

    Joined Jan 25, 2011
    1,902 posts, 218 likes
    S2 11.0A
    US Anacortes, WA
    Latest: the new top plate was installed today and still pukes ATF out the breather. The new top late had some very minor differences with oil passages. BTW, there is no check valve in the breather. This is after approx 15 minutes of running. We then installed the breather kit which is just a 2” adapter that gets the breather approx 2” above the top plate. This worked well after a 45min. run. I shut it down and left it for a few hrs and then checked the level. It seemed to have risen a bit..Ran another 45 min. and, again, no leaking..So..I can now claim victory at least for now. But, I am at a loss as to how this works. With the elevated breather vent, I still expected leakage, but maybe just a bit longer to occur. I will run a few more times at the dock in the next week. If I accept this, Twin Disc needs to step up to the plate and describe what is happening and how/why. And if I accept it, I will demand a very extended warranty of some kind..
    Also, the dipstick is gun metal gray. I would like to paint a white vertical line on it to give contrast with the red ATF. Any ideas on what to use?
     


  5. LeslieTroyer

    LeslieTroyer

    Joined May 20, 2016
    2,576 posts, 1,192 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Everett, WA
    Take it to a powder coat place. Glad your running. Maybe you can join Terry Cox and I. Next week.
     


  6. FastOlson

    FastOlson

    Joined Apr 8, 2010
    1,082 posts, 151 likes
    Ericson Yachts Olson 34
    US Portland OR
    On (only) the dipstick problem...
    On our present Betamarine25 and also on our prior Universal M25XP, the transmission oil is/was "ATF" and was very difficult to read on the metal stick.
    I use the ancient method of laying the just-pulled-out stick on a dry paper towel, and rolling it over once and viewing the liquid mark on the towel. A little tedious, but works fine in practice. That very-pale red oil is darned near invisible on the stick! :)
    We have a shaft drive with the TMC 40 transmission.
     


  7. Terry Cox

    Terry Cox

    Joined Dec 25, 2000
    3,730 posts, 530 likes
    Hunter Passage 42
    US Shelter Bay, WA
    Hope you can join us Mark. Les said he would dredge the bay while he's there to make room for everybody. He, he.
     


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  8. Mark Maulden

    Mark Maulden

    Joined Jan 25, 2011
    1,902 posts, 218 likes
    S2 11.0A
    US Anacortes, WA
    Need itenerary after the rigging refit
     


  9. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    8,994 posts, 3,910 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Barlow Bay. April 6th. Beyond that ideas are not yet defined.
     


  10. LeslieTroyer

    LeslieTroyer

    Joined May 20, 2016
    2,576 posts, 1,192 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Everett, WA
    Dinner at grandmas house on 6th or 7th. Costco lasagna - who’s bringing the wine and bread???
     


  11. FastOlson

    FastOlson

    Joined Apr 8, 2010
    1,082 posts, 151 likes
    Ericson Yachts Olson 34
    US Portland OR
    Figured you'd all be at the Seattle 48 North Swap Meet at dawn.....
    :)
     


  12. Terry Cox

    Terry Cox

    Joined Dec 25, 2000
    3,730 posts, 530 likes
    Hunter Passage 42
    US Shelter Bay, WA
    Yum. Must muster up something. I can bring bread; what kind, French, Italian, English, Gringo? Red wine, too. April 2019 vintage box wine?:D
     


  13. LeslieTroyer

    LeslieTroyer

    Joined May 20, 2016
    2,576 posts, 1,192 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Everett, WA
  14. Terry Cox

    Terry Cox

    Joined Dec 25, 2000
    3,730 posts, 530 likes
    Hunter Passage 42
    US Shelter Bay, WA
    Garlic it is with loads of melted butter. Does grandma's house have an oven?
     


  15. LeslieTroyer

    LeslieTroyer

    Joined May 20, 2016
    2,576 posts, 1,192 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Everett, WA
    Of course. How else would she have baked all those wild black berry pies.
     


  16. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    8,994 posts, 3,910 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    We are going to have wild blackberry pies??? Oh Boy.
    May the winds be in my favor as I sail up the Saratoga Passage.
     


  17. LeslieTroyer

    LeslieTroyer

    Joined May 20, 2016
    2,576 posts, 1,192 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Everett, WA
    Hold your horses. Grandma passed decades ago.
     


  18. Terry Cox

    Terry Cox

    Joined Dec 25, 2000
    3,730 posts, 530 likes
    Hunter Passage 42
    US Shelter Bay, WA
    Whoa-aaah! You mean you ate all her wild blackberry pies and left none for us? Sheesh. That was one of my mother's specialties. That, warmed, along with a big dollop of vanilla ice-cream; heaven!!
     


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  19. Mark Maulden

    Mark Maulden

    Joined Jan 25, 2011
    1,902 posts, 218 likes
    S2 11.0A
    US Anacortes, WA
    Talk about thread drift! Ha! This last weekend we did a three day trip and no evidence of ATF. I told Beta I wanted answers as to why this “works” and why I should accept it...The last request went to the Italians today. Hopefully, we’ll see something tomorrow am..
     


  20. LeslieTroyer

    LeslieTroyer

    Joined May 20, 2016
    2,576 posts, 1,192 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Everett, WA
    Don’t get your hopes up. They will bluster and give lame explanations.
     




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