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  • in reply to: RV20 hoses #225942
    rdugger
    Participant

    I have been running my Walter V Drive without the water cooling for close to 15 years without any obvious repercussions.
    Rick
    Eclipse #73

    in reply to: Hull Thickness for Transducers #225867
    rdugger
    Participant

    Eduardo
    I have hull #73. I installed an airmar depth transducer, that shoots thru the hull, 15 years ago… it is located under the floor of the v berth cabin, just forward of the mast, it continues to work flawlessly.
    Rick
    Eclipse

    in reply to: Hot Water heater tpe/placement #225853
    rdugger
    Participant

    I replaced a leaky Raritan with a Superstor SS 6 gal approx 8 or so years ago. The original and current location is the middle space under the aft cabin berth. Satisfied with engine and 110v water heating.

    Rick
    Eclipse #73

    in reply to: Westerbeke 63C injection pump #225791
    rdugger
    Participant

    Rich
    Check out

    Westerbeke


    appears the 63C is a Perkins 4.135 licensed to Mazda and built by them under the S2 designation.
    Rick
    Eclipse #73

    in reply to: Westerbeke 63C injection pump #225790
    rdugger
    Participant

    Rich
    Previous owner of my 424 repowered with a 63C approx 17 years ago.
    Not having had any injector issues, I am unaware/uninformed of what I have on my engine.
    I am not at the boat now… and won’t get back there til mid week. If I can help by taking pics of my engine/injection pump I’m happy to do it.
    Rick
    Eclipse #73

    in reply to: Propane lesson learned. Check your system! #225771
    rdugger
    Participant

    btw… Practical Sailor had an article this month on small propane bottle safety.
    The article is attached.
    I recently had a small propane bottle leak when it was removed from the gas grill. We couldn’t get it to stop..
    I have bought some of the recommended brass caps with gaskets..

    Rick
    Eclipse #73

    Attachments:
    1. Safety-Tips-for-Small-Propane-Bottles-Practical-Sailor-1.pdf

    in reply to: Propane lesson learned. Check your system! #225769
    rdugger
    Participant

    btw… Practical Sailor had an article this month on small propane bottle safety.
    The article is attached.
    I recently had a small propane bottle leak when it was removed from the gas grill. We couldn’t get it to stop..
    I have bought some of the recommended brass caps with gaskets..

    Attachments:
    1. Safety-Tips-for-Small-Propane-Bottles-Practical-Sailor.pdf

    rdugger
    Participant

    Several 424 owners have installed mast pulpits. I installed a pair back in 2018 from Railmakers. Search this site for mast pulpit and you will find several good leads, including recent purchases. You should be able to get specs and fabricator info.

    in reply to: Starting battery issue? #225556
    rdugger
    Participant

    David
    I had a similar problem with our Westerbeke 63.
    If the engine was cold, the single start battery started the engine without complaint.
    If the engine was hot/warm, the single start battery complained and frequently wouldn’t turn it over fast enough to start. If I combined the house bank with the start bank… bang.. the engine quickly turned over and started.
    I went thru many of the same steps you’ve taken without any improvement.
    I paralleled a second start battery and haven’t had a single issue since…

    Rick
    Eclipse #73

    in reply to: Chesapeake Bay meet-up #225519
    rdugger
    Participant

    Thanks for the update.
    Rick
    Eclipse

    in reply to: Martec Autostream Feathering Prop #225505
    rdugger
    Participant

    Rich
    I’m a little confused. Do you have a Seahawk Autostream FEATHERING propeller or a Seahawk Slipstream FOLDING propeller?
    Rick
    Eclipse

    in reply to: Martec Autostream Feathering Prop #225504
    rdugger
    Participant

    Ben,
    I had the PSS shaft seal on our last boat, an ODay 34. We installed a Tides Marine shaft seal on Eclipse several years ago. Very happy with it. I think it is a more robust design.
    Rick
    Eclipse

    in reply to: Martec Autostream Feathering Prop #225499
    rdugger
    Participant

    Ben
    I installed an Autostream on Eclipse 11 years ago. I did purchase a SS shaft with the correct thread/taper. Absolutely zero issues. Many sailors in the Chesapeake area seem to use Maxi Props … and it seems they must regularly send them off for a rebuild.
    I replaced an 18″ fixed prop with an 18″ Autostream. We have a Westerbeke 63 hp engine. I bought mine from H&H Prop in Salem Mass. They recommended 18×9… I have adjusted the pitch and I’m thinking it’s more like 18×11.
    I called Martec today regarding the grease fitting. Gary was very helpful.
    Rick

    in reply to: Chesapeake Bay 424 gathering June 11-14 #225480
    rdugger
    Participant

    Rich
    The Fly-In sounds good.
    Any word from your friends at Zahniser’s regarding ability to reserve balls in their mooring field?
    Rick
    Eclipse

    in reply to: Chesapeake Bay 424 gathering June 11-14 #225463
    rdugger
    Participant

    Rich
    Put us on the “we’ll be there” list.

    Rick & Andy Dugger
    Eclipse #73
    (Wilton Creek off the Piankatank)

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