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    Uh, there's black gunk coming out of the mixing elbow...

    I was able to detach the hose from the elbow so the trick now is getting the elbow off the engine. Maybe the coupling is the thing I need to be rotating so that I don't have to try to go 360 degrees around with the elbow. Will definitely read up on replacement options.
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    Uh, there's black gunk coming out of the mixing elbow...

    As far as I know, the electric fuel pump seems to be a standard configuration for the Yanmar YSB12 on the Hunter. This guy has one: . I'm referring to the pump between the primary (not engine mounted) fuel filter and the secondary filter on the engine. After the secondary filter, there is the...
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    Uh, there's black gunk coming out of the mixing elbow...

    Also note how the air intake is pointed directly at the exhaust elbow... Why?
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    Uh, there's black gunk coming out of the mixing elbow...

    Was motoring out of the marina when a bunch of white smoke started coming out of the exhaust at the stern of the boat and the engine activity audibly increased. Closing the throttle did not immediately stop the engine as it usually does. It seems like this would be a "runaway" situation. Turned...
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    Swapping Fram fuel filter for Racor

    Cool, I'll check those out
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    Swapping Fram fuel filter for Racor

    @pateco you have a great point about being able to easily inspect the filter. Where mine is located, you are looking down at the top of it when you open the port aft berth access so it would be a little tricky anyway. Maybe you could peer under the engine from the companionway access to see it...
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    Swapping Fram fuel filter for Racor

    Tried using 2 wrenches but since I wasn't really sure on A. the parts that were supposed to rotate and B. the correct wrench sizes, I didn't try too aggressively. I can try being a little more persuasive the next time. Appreciate the input from everyone. I'll look into the 110 and I'll try to...
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    Swapping Fram fuel filter for Racor

    I'm in the process of changing the primary fuel filter for the first time on my 1978 H30. The existing filter is not the easiest to work with and it sounds like, from reading some of the other posts on this forum, replacing it with a Racor would be a worthwhile upgrade. A couple questions I had...
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    Climbing the Mast

    The bosun's chair seems reasonably safe to me. The trick though seems to be finding 2 people to help you (one for the primary halyard and one for the backup halyard) who you feel have proficient winching skills to get you up and down. With what currency do you convince someone to hoist you 40...
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    Sail Storage

    My guess is that folded sails kept out of the elements would hold up the best over time but I guess that depends on what the mice are doing to them. Maybe the mice can be dissuaded by elevation or multiple layers of bags?
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    Sail Storage

    Not sure how much difficulty that adds to try to attach the boom with the additional weight and bulk of the main on it.
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    Winter Storage Cover - 1985 Beneteau 325

    How much does geography come into play when choosing a company to make one of these? Is it essential for someone to come out to your boat to take measurements?
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    Music to calm the savage beast you

    Hadn't heard of this album but now I've pretty much got Queen of the Slipstream on repeat
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    Yanmar YSB12 not starting

    Got it running yesterday! Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm not sure that I will label it a success yet since all I really did was bleed the fuel, mess with the fuel filter, and be persistent with holding the key in the start position. It did start consistently the next couple times I tried it...
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    Yanmar YSB12 not starting

    I'm not a diesel engine expert at all and I'm having an issue with getting the engine started since the last time the boat was out last week. It was working fine until we were returning to the dock and, after reducing throttle, it died (fortunately we had enough momentum to coast the rest of the...