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  1. northern replied to the thread Frozen/stuck sea cocks, in water, need maitenance.... Help.

    Does the oil in the two products effect the rubber in the valves. Buna is a common rubber used in most non oil applications because it...

    Jun 21, 2018 at 12:22 AM
  2. northern posted a new thread.

    AC Working but low power draw

    We have three AC on the boat. Two small 8000 BTU and one 15000BTU One of the 8000 BTU draws 8AMPs one draws 2AMPs. Both sound the same....

    Forum: General Maintenance/Repair Questions

    Jun 20, 2018 at 11:20 PM
  3. northern replied to the thread fuel burn gas vs diesel.

    Rated RPM is 4200 With boat empty we can get to 4200 but boat is never empty. There have been sections where we get current in 3...

    Jun 18, 2018 at 4:11 PM
  4. northern replied to the thread fuel burn gas vs diesel.

    We have no problem finding fuel. We normally travel at 12 to 1400 RPM. At that speed we burn 1US gallon per knot. The generator uses 3/4...

    Jun 18, 2018 at 3:07 PM
  5. northern replied to the thread fuel burn gas vs diesel.

    Advertised speed in 1989 for our boat was 22 knots and that is what it did empty. Loaded with gas, water, 14 batteries, watermaker,...

    Jun 18, 2018 at 9:39 AM
  6. northern replied to the thread fuel burn gas vs diesel.

    Now we know the fuel burn of the two is it worth putting in diesels when your gas engines need replacing?

    Jun 17, 2018 at 11:33 PM
  7. northern replied to the thread Across the Atlantic in a Sea Ray.

    There was a boat at our marina that had 440 Chrysler in it that went from Florida to Panama to Vancouver in 1960. It was a 50 foot wood...

    Jun 15, 2018 at 3:03 PM
  8. northern replied to the thread fuel burn gas vs diesel.

    We have gas and burn 1US gallon a knot at 6 knot speed. We have an 8KW gas generator and it burns 3/4 of a gallon an hour. We started...

    Jun 15, 2018 at 2:56 PM
  9. northern replied to the thread Engine temperature change.

    I replaced the heat exchanger with a new one from mr cool. Now gauge sits at 120 then after a few minutes it goes to 190 then instantly...

    Jun 15, 2018 at 12:36 AM
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