Hi, Mike. My boat is a 1970 Westerly Cirrus. It's a British-built pocket cruiser made for the rough Irish Sea and waters around the UK. Sturdy as a brick, but slow as a slug. It's 22' long and draws 3.5'. It's the largest 22' boat I've ever been on; 5'10" headroom, large v-berth, enclosed head with holding tank, galley, setee, etc. Sleeps four - drinks ten. Perfect for puttering around the bay and the occasional weekend trip. I looked at larger boats, but since I'm normally singlehanding I figured I'd be better off with something I could handle alone under any circumstances. I made the right choice. (But those classy 30' and larger boats at Toledo Beach still make me drool!)
Ahoy, Mike - and happy Independence Day. I was just cruising around on the site and noticed you're a bit north of me. I sail out of a small marina just south of Monroe. We were out enjoying Lake Erie earlier today, and we'll go out again tomorrow evening to watch fireworks in Luna Pier from the bay. Fair winds!
"As Chris mentioned there's a rebuild kit available for the pump. The kit has a new pump bellows as well as a check valve. Both should resolve your back flow issue.
I agree it seems rather odd that someone wired the toilet pump to the engine…"
Hi All - I'm the proud new owner of an '11 B40. 2 cabin model with 54hp yanmar, furling main. Have had the boat for a few weeks now and about 120 miles of sailing (and motoring). Love it, but I have a few questions about wiring, rig tuning, plumbing, etc. and I'm hoping to find one or some of you to help.1. The shower sump pump will run once the water level activates the float switch, pump the sump dry (kind of a pulsing suction, not smooth like the bilge pump), then enough water will flow…See More
I am having problems with my Teleflex engine control. It works fine controlling the throttle, mooves smoothly. But when the tranny is engaged the lever is very hard to move past 10:00 inf orwrd, or 2:00 in reverse. Once it passes that point it moves smoothly. And going from forwrd to reverse is especially difficult. I have a 2012 B40 with a Yanmar 53hp diesel.Any ideas?See More
Hope someone can help me.I have a 2009 BEN OC 43 with a Yanmar 4JH4AE diesel. I am replacing the tachometer and need to configure the new unit. Does anyone know the pulse count from the alternator?See More