Recent content by brett_howard

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    Is this too close? Alternator Mounting...

    200Ah cells and I'm using the BMS that Overkill solar sells. Which is actually a chinese brand thing that you can get for a LOT less money on ALI express if you're willing to wait. But the guys at Overkill have done a good job to document things and to test units out to make sure you're not...
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    Is this too close? Alternator Mounting...

    Ok really glad to hear the responses and thank you RC for the reply. I'd thought about emailing you to ask that stuff but with all the comments on the website I figured I'd try my luck here first. Really appreciate the Belt Load Manager tips! I had fully read all your alternator mounting...
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    Is this too close? Alternator Mounting...

    I've just installed the Balmar Serpentine kit.... And the belt they provided kinda had me put the alternator out quite a bit further. You can see I moved to a new hole in the alternator and its a good bit further out. Partially I'm quite happy about this extra reach as it gets the...
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    Looking to Re-wire my Newport 33.

    I've been rewiring a Newport 33 for the last few years... ;) But when I say rewiring it I mean I'm upgrading it to Lithium, adding solar, upgrading to an externally regulated alternator.... Sonar, chart plotters, radar, autopilot.... It's been a big refit. I've actually not yet rewired...
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    1989 M25XP PCV Question

    Installing that belt was stupid! It worked well for a while. Then in the last 10 minutes it started eating itself. I decided screw it and I installed the Balmar serpentine kit. I'll say they had a hard time shipping the right kit and then when I got the right kit one of the bolts was wrong...
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    1989 M25XP PCV Question

    https://www.vbeltguys.com/products/napa-3l400w-kevlar-replacement-v-belt I ended up installing this belt but I have a space of the top cog type just in case this was a bad choice and I'm out in the middle of the pacific when I find this out. Well not middle but.... Things can feel dramatic...
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    1989 M25XP PCV Question

    Gah!? What? Man I have so much to learn. Ok so I just knew I had a 3/8" belt and I found a shop that sold belts and the most popular belt was some sort of kevlar thing and I've been running that for a little while.... The new belt seems to work fine but because it looked so different I'd...
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    1989 M25XP PCV Question

    Hehe good point. I've got a Catalina 22 and I've got a Newport 33... Keep the C22 on the lake locally 6 months out of the year and the N33 lives in a marina in Newport, OR about 1:40 drive away... Really interesting. I know it must have somehow gone to the intake at some point because the...
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    1989 M25XP PCV Question

    Well I'm going to buy the Jegs one these guys used: Let the engine breathe - breather hose to air intake redesign I'll give that a try...
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    1989 M25XP PCV Question

    I spose I could just go back to running a hose into the pan below the engine again. Then I'd be back to operating like it seems everyone else's where the oil isn't on the stick until the 2nd check. At least that is what I read from most people when I've tried searching online for an answer to...
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    1989 M25XP PCV Question

    I've already got a million other projects I really need to get after. Replacement of the Y valves broken handle which just needs the whole valve replaced and new seacocks and some blister repair on the bottom. And a leak fixed near the mast base and I don't think there are any connector's in the...
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    1989 M25XP PCV Question

    So my boat has previously had the PCV run directly into the intake I can tell because there was a ton of oil in the original air cleaner that I replaced with a K&N. I didn't know why it was covered in oil at the time but I tried to clean that up and I put on the K&N. So anyway then the owners...
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    Sanity check before I tune my rig...

    So I've got a new to me 1989 Newport 33. I've got Brion Toss' tuning explanation DVDs which I've watched and part of what I'm using as a starting point is his mention of bringing the lowers to 10-12% of load rating and uppers to 15-20% of their rating. He explains why based on stretch and...
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    T connection in raw water inlet?

    This all makes total sense I did think that I'd seen a tiny amount of pink fluid in the hose at one point in time so this is totally a winterizing trick... Now I can think on if I wanna keep it.... Usually I go and hang out on it for winter and keep starting the engine and if I truly...