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  1. rardiH36

    Little/No Wind Home Port -- Staying Enthused?

    Yesterday afternoon, the NWS advertised 15 knot winds in San Francisco's Central Bay. I went out. Was a botched forecast (as it frequently is). Instead, virtually hardly a puff. Drifted backwards considering the current. BORED TOTALLY! Got me to wondering. For those of you who's home...
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    11 Year Slow Motion Wreck Of A Paint Failure.

    Bear with me as I describe the time-line of my 11 year slow motion paint failure which I feel was caused by UV penetration/degradation of the epoxy primer underneath: 2007: - Bought my 1980 boat. (27 years ex-yard then. 38 years old now.) - The white gelcoat on the cabin top was total...
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    First Sail In Awhile

    Various situations over the last 18 months or so caused me to radically scale back the frequency of the outings on my 1980 Cherubini Hunter 36. I don't keep a log, but I think the last time was probably in December. I used to take "Wildaire" out two or three times per week. One of delays was...
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    How to Completely Empty A Fuel Tank?

    I have just completed installing a new Moeller plastic diesel fuel tank in an vacant/unused location on my Cherubini Hunter 36. Did this because the 38 year old OEM tank was showing first signs of leaking. The OEM tank is in a really tight location. Removal means cutting into pieces...
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    Cherubini Hunter 36's -- where is your Racor Filter Located?

    Okay, so I have just completed installing a new Moeller below deck 13 gallon fuel tank on the shelf underneath the lazarette on the starboard side. And I have fitted a new diesel fill port in the corresponding spot on the starboard side just as the original OEM fill is on the port side. Now...
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    Hunter Cherubini 36 - Fuel Tank Replacement

    Hello All: Been awhile since I have posted anything here on the Cherubini forum. (But I do look at the forum quite frequently!) This query is specific only to the Cherubini Hunter 36. Really no need to respond if you don't have a 36' model. I expect that the layout of other models will be...
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    18V Cordless Tools >> 12V Power Supply?

    I have an older generation 18V cordless jig saw and also an 18V cordless 5 1/2" circular saw. Original battery packs were NiCad. Long since past their "peak condition", they will only hold a barely adequate charge for a few minutes. Pretty useless. Not worth replacing them again with with...
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    An Acceptable Repair or Wimping Out?

    Looking for suggestions or alternatives to the situation described below. My 37 year old aluminum 30 gallon diesel fuel tank located on a OEM shelf near the port side lazarette seat has finally started to leak. Very slowly though. A single sheet of paper towel in the aft end of the bilge...
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    Attempted Shaft Sleeve Remedy For Leaking Jabsco 2760-003 Seawater Pump

    In a recent thread, Kloudie1 shared that SKF makes a product called Speedi-Sleeve. It is a very thin walled sleeve that fits tightly over a scored shaft so that a new seal has a smooth surface rotating through it. When inspecting again the shaft after a recent not quite successful new seal...
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    Why Those Troublesome "Rubber" Impeller Type Pumps?

    I've often wondered but haven't been able rationalize an answer why the seawater pumps for our small diesel engines tend to be the flexible Neoprene or Nitrile flexible impeller type. Rather than pumps with centrifugal impellers such for our car's cooling systems. Or our bilge pumps for...
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    Beginnings Of Leaking ATF @ Coupling Side Oil Seal

    Placing my finger underneath the transmission near the shaft coupling, I noticed for the first time just a little bit of ATF clinging to the bottom of the transmission. It hasn't started actually dripping yet. I would expect each case is different. But was wondering if replacing the oil seal...
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    Picture of 2760-003 Pump Installed on 2QM20

    Aside from Ed Schenck, whose 2QM20 photo I have looked at, (thanks Ed) does anyone have a photo handy of their 2QM20 that might show well the mounting of the 2670-003 belt/pulley driven seawater pump? I particular, I would like to see the method and orientation of the NPT fittings emanating...
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    Cam and Set Screw Gone Pink - Jabsco Raw Water Pump

    Raw water circulation for my old Yanmar is done by a belt driven small Jabsco pump. Model 2760-0003 to be exact. I replaced my original pump with a new one 2.5 years ago. Only 150 running hours since. Last week, I noticed the pump leaking. Removing it for inspection, I first checked the...
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    Doubt That Any Of Us Will Be Splashing a Boat This Big This Spring

    After quite a few years in the planning stages -- And then 1.5 years of actual dry-land construction -- The 132' LOA (OK so that includes the bowsprit) and 175 ton wooden sailing Tall Ship, "Mathew Turner" will be launched this afternoon at the Army Corp of Engineer's dock, Sausalito, CA. Here...
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    Another Leaking Pump ....

    The repair to my 2QM20 engine integral anti-freeze coolant pump leak that I queried the forum about a couple of weeks ago looks to be successful. Thanks for the forums' input. But as luck would have it, while I was visually observing that the fix was successful, I saw that the externally...
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    Vinyl Striping Applied Over Vinyl Striping?

    I know that vinyl striping can be successfully removed. Either by careful and very time consuming gentle scraping/shaving with a razor blade (or similar sharp tool). Or with a specialized tool that grinds away only a few thousandths of an inch ... so doesn't grind any of the gelcoat surface...
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    2QM20 Engine Integral Cooling Water Pump Replace/Repair

    Has anyone with a 2QM20 engine replaced or rebuilt the engine integral cooling water pump? Mine has begun to "weep" some fluid through the weep-hole. I do have the official Yanmar QM series manual. In section 7.2, the manual has an exploded drawing/schematics of the pump parts. The pump...
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    San Francisco Bay Boat Owners: How's Your Bottom Growth This Winter?

    My berthing port is Sausalito. Three miles North of the Golden Gate Bridge. I engage a diver service to do quarterly (approximate) bottom cleanings/inspections. But between these "official" cleanings, I also brush the bottom myself with an assortment strait and curved poles terminating...
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    One Solar Panel: Three Batteries: Want to Keep Isolated

    A check on the forums and the internet didn't yield me a conclusive answer: Say I have only one Solar Panel. But I have three 12v lead acid batteries to which each is to have the solar maintain full charge between my visits to the boat. No 120V AC connection. Between visits to the boat all...
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    Foam Filler That Wet Epoxy Won't Disolve?

    I have a void space between my deck and the ceiling interior liner. Going "top to bottom" the layers are: Solid ~5/16" FRP deck. Then 1.5" void. Then a robust FRP+wood+FRP ceiling liner). For installing a t-track on the deck, I need to make the void space non-compressible. However, over...