"I'd be interested in doing some of the trip depending on when you were thinking of traveling. I've done a couple of blue water trips from CT and RI down to the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Actually had some part of my butt…"
"There should be two set screws on the shaft side of the coupling. These will keep the shaft from moving fore and aft. They should also be wired together with stainless steel wire to prevent their loosening.
I'm attaching a photo I…"
"Just as a side note, don't do any prop shaft alignment while the boat is hauled out. That must be done in the water as you can have some torque of the hull while on the hard and mess up an alignment."
"Ha!!! it is interesting how information comes out. I'll bet you a dime for a dollar that the prop has not opened up fully and causing an imbalance. A barnacle in the wrong place could very well do that and prevent one blade…"
"The only way it could be the alternator is if there were and extremely heavy load on it, meaning your batteries charge level was very low. If you have a shore power charger, this should not be the case.
As far as if a wire were broken on the…"
"If it runs rough while not in gear, it may not be running on all cylinders. I'd check each cylinder by loosening the fuel line at each injector one at a time while it is running. If air is in the system, it will get pushed out and…"
"Sam, funny you should raise this question. We were hearing the same type noise about two months ago only hearing it at night. We were tied to a dock so no impact from anchor or windlass. It reminded me of the type of noise a small servo type motor…"
"i should have added more clarity / information. This happens totally independent from the air conditioner systems. It is not the condensate pumps. The sound has happened at a quiet anchorage with no 115 volt power ( no shore power and …"
"FYI the power to the pump comes thru the AC control brain mounted near the AC unit. Power still goes to the pump if the unit is turned off at the thermastat but not if you turn off the circuit breaker."
"If you have air/heat on the boat and the unit is on, it can be the condensation pump for the air conditioner. If not, not sure. If you do have air, then turn of air and seer if buzzing stops. And this is a sign of a new condensation pump.
OK, another strange one.When all is quiet I her an intermitent buzz emanating from somewhere forward, It goes "buzz, buzz" then quiet. Happens at about forty second intervals (but not consistent). Sounds like an electrical sound, but am very uncertain.The boat is a 2008 43, with thruster and windlass. It sounds like it comes from the windlass area or the port side in the vberth.The admiral is developing a tick.Ideas?SamLonghawkSee More