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Marlene Anne Sassaman left a comment for cptn_steve
"Guess we'll see what the 'stars' have lined up!  It's nice to know someone's attention was grabbed!"
Feb 22, 2012
cptn_steve commented on Marlene Anne Sassaman's blog post Eating my Cake
"I'll be right there!!!"
Feb 22, 2012
cptn_steve replied to Marlene Anne Sassaman's discussion Florida to New York to Bermuda to Florida in the group FEMALE BOAT OWNERS AND SAILORS
"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…"
Dec 22, 2011
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Dec 22, 2011
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Dec 15, 2011
cptn_steve replied to Sherry's discussion Best way to prevent the engine block from vibrating
"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…"
Nov 15, 2011
cptn_steve replied to Sherry's discussion Best way to prevent the engine block from vibrating
"Don't quite know what you mean with the shaft shifting.  The only thing that comes to mind is the shaft slipped aft out of the coupling a bit.  Is that what you meant?"
Nov 14, 2011
cptn_steve replied to Sherry's discussion Best way to prevent the engine block from vibrating
"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."
Oct 29, 2011
cptn_steve replied to Sherry's discussion Best way to prevent the engine block from vibrating
"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…"
Oct 26, 2011
cptn_steve replied to Sherry's discussion Best way to prevent the engine block from vibrating
"Well, it most likely is one of two issues then.  Alignment or a prop issue.  That is my story, and I'm sticking to it.   :)"
Oct 25, 2011
cptn_steve replied to Sherry's discussion Best way to prevent the engine block from vibrating
"it could even be the prop got bent a bit.  a diver can do a visual check on that too.  He should know how to do that.  Remember hitting anything while motoring?"
Oct 25, 2011
cptn_steve replied to Sherry's discussion Best way to prevent the engine block from vibrating
"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…"
Oct 25, 2011
cptn_steve replied to Sherry's discussion Best way to prevent the engine block from vibrating
"it sounds like a fuel problem or if worst comes to worst, check the compression."
Oct 24, 2011
cptn_steve replied to Sherry's discussion Best way to prevent the engine block from vibrating
"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…"
Oct 24, 2011

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