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by seagrass
Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: Project Forum
Topic: Motor keeps cutting our
Replies: 6
Views: 5054

Engine keeps cutting out

Thanks Martin: interestingly I was just on the phone with my cruising buddy, discussing this issue, when I saw your post. I will certainly look for the connector blocks on my engines. Should be easy enough to spot. I am planning to replace the distributor caps again this Spring, although I do not su...
by seagrass
Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Project Forum
Topic: Motor keeps cutting our
Replies: 6
Views: 5054

Engine dies

Thanks for the prompt reply, will investigate further. I am hoping that it is a short/bad connection and that we can remedy and cruise in confidence again. Taking her out this weekend anyway. Our Summer has been the best in 15 years? Late August and we are still experiencing daytime highs of 26-28C,...
by seagrass
Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Project Forum
Topic: Motor keeps cutting our
Replies: 6
Views: 5054

Engine keeps shutting down

I'm plagued with the same problem and my service guy can't seem to find the problem. I have a 1985 32 flybridge with twin 1993 GMC V8s and volvo 290 drives (with cone clutchs) therefore no shift interrupters??? The engines start well, idle well, rev well in neutral (not a fuel supply issue), power u...
by seagrass
Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: 1979 Fairline 32 sedan prop size
Replies: 5
Views: 2033

Fairline 32 sedan props

Freezing cold here today so glad to be talking about boats. I have a 1985 Fairline 32 Sedan with GM 305 blocks and Volvo 290 oudrives. I run single "square" props on the boat, 15 in diameter x 15 in pitch with top end 4600rpm as Paul has suggested. I think the clearance on the legs will accomodate u...
by seagrass
Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: Sandbags?
Replies: 15
Views: 7471

Six mystery sandbags

I love a mystery. I have no idea what the sand bags are for, nor have I any idea how big a 5lb bag of sand is but as I read your post, my first inclinaton is (especially if one bag can be picked up comfortably with one hand) that the bags may have been used by the previous owner to weigh down the co...
by seagrass
Fri May 23, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: A Pair of 32 Fairlines
Replies: 4
Views: 2302

Two fairlines

Looks great Paul, I still have mu original electric helm chair which I'll keep as long as it works but I like you set up. Can you tell me where you got your sofa/settee. I like that set-up too. Raining cats and dogs here again today. Went to the Club's 2nd (Spring) meeting lasT night (yawn!). Too mu...
by seagrass
Thu May 22, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: A Pair of 32 Fairlines
Replies: 4
Views: 2302

Two Fairline 32s....

Nice job Paul: who owns the Mark II? Is that Daniel's boat? I looks as though you have moved a settee/sofa and matching leather chair into the saloon? Did the boat have a sliding/foldout sette to port originally as mine does? I like your solution....how do you find it for space? I aslo like the canv...
by seagrass
Fri May 09, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: I can't get it to plane...
Replies: 71
Views: 55434

Props

Hi Ray: just joining the conversation late in the game but interested to know how your prop woes are doing? I have a sedan 32 with twin 200hp petrols and Volvo Penta 290 legs. I refitted with 15x15 props (not duoprops) and getting up on plane is no problem. Actually the legs will accomodate 16in. pr...
by seagrass
Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: Fairline 32 Helm Leak
Replies: 5
Views: 2651

Helm fluid leaking

Paul: this just in from Marc at Teleflex....perhaps you would share it with you guy to see if he concurs??? This is the Teleflex pump from a Whaler which looks like mine: http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/teleflexSeal.html Marc wrote: "If that is what your pump looks like, then you have a p...
by seagrass
Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: Fairline 32 Helm Leak
Replies: 5
Views: 2651

Helm Fluid Leak

Thanks Paul: I was going to send you a pesronal post to ask you to contact your guy....I have also asked Teleflex if they can ID the pump. If it's the front shaft seal then it is a fairly easy fix. The leak is persistent if not significant. As I said it seems to run down the lines and then drip/coll...
by seagrass
Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: Fairline 32 Helm Leak
Replies: 5
Views: 2651

Fairline 32 Helm Leak

Well speaking of leaks....from forward hatches we move on to lower helm pumps....mine leaks fluid! Not much but some. My Canadian-built 32 flybridge has upper and lower helm stations, naturally. The upper station is fitted with a vented hydraulic fluid filler cap....the lower unit with a sealed cap,...
by seagrass
Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: fairline 32 hatch repair
Replies: 3
Views: 2135

Fairline 32 Forward Hatch

I'm all ears boys....my forward hatch has leaked since I bought her...5 years ago. Not much mind you but enough to be annoying. I tried to simply rebed the O-ring seal under the hatch but no such luck. I agree with Paul, it seems to leak through the seam in the aluminum trim and likely needs to be d...
by seagrass
Fri May 11, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: Fast Fairline 32 Sedan
Replies: 9
Views: 4439

Halifx Harbour

Tony: when I sent you the link it WAS sunny....at the bottom of the screen there is a 24h history....try the various cams at 1400h....that's yesterday's view.

Lew
by seagrass
Thu May 10, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: Screw cups / caps
Replies: 7
Views: 5073

Snap caps

I'm missing a few screws....er, I mean caps myself and I need to do some headliner and bulkhead work. Google turned up the following: USA: http://www.pro-dec.com/decorative-screw-caps-screw-covers Canada: http://www.glfi.com/marinecatalog_fastenerpage.htm scroll down...........scroll way down http:/...
by seagrass
Thu May 10, 2007 5:14 pm
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: Fast Fairline 32 Sedan
Replies: 9
Views: 4439

Tek-Dek

Thanks Tony: I've seen Tek-Dek before in PassageMaker Magazine. Certainly it would be an option for exterior applications....you would never use laminate flooring outside or for interior applications where there is significant risk of prolonged exposure to water. Lew We are having an amazing week of...