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  1. ripperbone

    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...
  2. ripperbone

    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...
  3. ripperbone

    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...
  4. ripperbone

    Wiring issues with 12v electrical system on Hunter 30 sailboat

    I'm a new boat owner and my first foray into boat electrics was to try to install a battery voltage monitor. Got everything seemingly working fine until heading in from sailing and started switching on navigation lights and the (inboard) engine. Whiteish smoke started coming from below the...