Recent content by Johnthesailor

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    Replacing portlights on Yamaha 33

    Hi, Has the job worked. I had a yard do it on our 30 3 yrs ago and they are having to redo due to failure of the seal. Is the 5952 VHB essential, by this I mean can the 795 be used as a setting compound too?
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    Replacing your engine on a Y30

    Nick. I found some info on the Volvo replacement. I was told that it is a Volvo D13, fresh water cooled and two cylinders. It required some alterations for mounting and wiring. I was told that the install including modifications cost almost the same price as the engine. Stem to Stern did the...
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    Replacing your engine on a Y30

    If you look for a subject heading in this Forum "Repowering Yamaha 30" dated around April 2013 you will find some discussion. I ended up having mine rebuilt by Stem to Stern in Vancouver. I went that route to maintain the integrity of the boat. I recall that someone else used a 2 cylinder Volvo...
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    Yamaha 30 Strut

    I have just noticed that the strut on our 1981 30 is showing signs of corrosion. A surveyor has confirmed this. Anybody had to deal with this? Thanks.
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    Yamaha 30 fresh water tank

    Thanks Stu. Very helpful.
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    Yamaha 30 fresh water tank

    I have owned our boat since new in 1981. I would like to clean the inside of the fresh water tank. Has anyone done this? Any tips? Thanks.
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    Cure for play on the tiller

    For what it is worth. I have a 30' Yam. It developed rudder play many years ago. A shipwright who used to work for C and C recommended filling the "tube" thru which the rudder post passes from tiller to mount with a heavy grease. He installed a grease nipple at the top. I've not had a...
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    repowering Yamaha 30

    Thank you for your reply. I apologise for the delay. The YSM12 is a single cylinder engine. But I believe you are correct that 1GM10 would be underpowered. I have the original Yamaha 30 sales brochure and it shows a 15 hp engine, but that was not supplied in boats in the Vancouver area.
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    repowering Yamaha 30

    Thanks Rob. Apologies for not responding sooner. I am leaning towards that route. Where is your boat? If it is in Vancouver BC who rebuilt the engine? John
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    Yamaha 30 Holding tank installation

    Andrew: Because like many others I face the same challenge......I recall being in touch with you 2 o3 or maybe 4 years ago and we are no further!! Excuse my mechanical ignorance in these questions. Would you pump the effluent from the head up to the tank in the locker? In terms of the valve...
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    Yamaha 30 Holding tank installation

    Just curious if in your measuring you considered the door? The head appears to project out further than the standard factory model and might interfere with the door.
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    repowering Yamaha 30

    My 1981 YSM12 has seized and requires either a rebuild or replacement. I am based in Vancouver, BC. Until the engine is fully stripped the mechanic cannot assess how much work/parts etc is needed to do the rebuild. I have been told that the cylinder liner would have to come from Japan and...
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    Yamaha 30 Heads

    Our Head is made by Simpson Laurence (Lawrence?) out of Scotland. Other than after about 6 weeks when a non-stainless pin corroded, it has worked fine. One can't get parts for these anymore. I've searched around and even gone back to Simpson L and they can't help. Incidentally, that Head in...