I went through that scenario last winter. The boat next to me had a derelict owner. His boat broke loose after using some sort of "clothes line" type quality lines. He did some damage to my boat before I could get over there. The marina finally had him kicked out.
Just came back from the marina. Doubled up all lines, and removed my portable fuel tank from the cockpit.
Let er blow!
Nothing I can do about it anyways....no sense worrying.
Nothing on my old boat that can't be fixed anyways.
I used the wax from a toilet ring last fall, and have not had a drop inside the cabin since. It stays soft and gooey for years, and is hidden by the boot.
I'm not sure of how a Hunter is configured at the mast/deck area, but it worked very well on my 26' Islander.
2800 rpms with no load? I'm not surprised that you got smoke. No load = no heat.
Diesels need a load on them. The blue smoke you are experiencing is from fuel not being burned completely.
We used to call it wet stacking on Navy Tugs, and it has caused many a stack fire from excessive...
I had a new shaft made once for a small boat by the machine shop on a sub Sub Tender. The shaft key was installed by a "know it all" while I was on leave. He didn't listen when I told him not to use the old key be cause I could feel to much side to side movement in the keyway. I instructed him...
Thanks for sharing the link. I have been wondering why people have been having so many issues. My primer bulb is not orientated correctly either, but my 8 HP Tohatsu runs fine. My tank does pressurize after a 30 minute run, so I crack open the cap for a few seconds to relieve the pressure. I...
Yes........ excellent time for repacking. Check the rubber hose/pipe to make sure it still allows for a tiny amount of flex. Leave the packing loose until you are back in the water.
You might already know this though.
I would be worried if it were not dripping while running (turning). Sometimes a idle shaft can get a little "slurry" in between the packing and shaft. There isn't much water pressure, so left over time the slurry turns into almost a gel, but after the shafts turns again it will break down and...
I have quite a few nylon dock lines, a few poly.....even a few hemp.
The nylon material feels much softer to the touch regardless of the strands or braid type.... and are easier to tie off? The poly material, braided, or 3 strand lines are a bit more rigid and slippery. I rarely use any poly...