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Electrical Systems & Electronics / Pearson 36-2 engine corrosion.
« Last post by Bubblecuffer on April 04, 2020, 03:12:15 PM »
My Yanmar engine and everything in the compartment on my 36-2 suffers from chronic corrosion. I cant determine if the cause is electrical or something else. For example, the 2 year old Racor fuel/water separator/primary filter, has lost all its paint. There is no conductive path between this and the engine. A mechanic suggested condensation and recommended running the bilge blower and leaving the compartment doors open when running and afterwards till the engine cooled, (very annoying ) but we couldn't detect any difference. Any one else have this issue? 1985, Yanmar 3HM35F.
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Electrical Systems & Electronics / Pearson 36-2 engine corrosion.
« Last post by Bubblecuffer on April 04, 2020, 01:55:07 PM »
My Yanmar engine and everything in the compartment on my 36-2 suffers from chronic corrosion. I cant determine if the cause is electrical or something else. For example, the 2 year old Racor fuel/water separator/primary filter, has lost all its paint. There is no conductive path between this and the engine. A mechanic suggested condensation and recommended running the bilge blower and leaving the compartment doors open when running and afterwards till the engine cooled, (very annoying ) but we couldn't detect any difference. Any one else have this issue? 1985, Yanmar 3HM35F.
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Exterior Finish and Fiberglass / Re: Boot stripe color
« Last post by T_schlueter on April 03, 2020, 09:57:08 PM »
My boot stripe is black underneath. I picked up a few cans of blue from Menards. Turns out Painters Touch gloss deep blue matches very closely. We'll see how it holds up. Now I'm trying to match my faded white hull sides.
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Exterior Finish and Fiberglass / Re: Boot stripe color
« Last post by Dolce_Vita on April 03, 2020, 04:46:55 PM »
Don't know.  Our 1977 P323 has a dark blue boot stripe, but in a few places it's chipped and shows red underneath. Don't know if this was primer or a different color.
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Exterior Finish and Fiberglass / Boot stripe color
« Last post by T_schlueter on April 02, 2020, 08:56:22 PM »
I need to repaint my blue boot stripe in a few places. Was that a standard color back in 1977?
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Deck Mounted Hardware / Re: Adding Stand-up Swivel to cabin top
« Last post by Dolce_Vita on April 02, 2020, 05:48:39 AM »
My P323 also has a keel-stepped mast.  Pearson controlled the vertical deck movement with a tension rod connected from the mast collar all the way down to the mast step in the bilge.  I assume its the same in yours.

This means that ideally, you want the turning blocks somehow attached to the collar.  Otherwise, they should be deck-mounted as close to the collar as possible.

It should be possible to get (or have fabricated) an organizer plate with a hole in it.  Unfortunately, this would require pulling the mast.  Perhaps you could make one that is split in two halves, and lift the collar and install it without removing the mast.

Here's an example of one made by Garhauer.
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Deck Mounted Hardware / Re: Adding Stand-up Swivel to cabin top
« Last post by morganumbcedu on April 01, 2020, 05:53:25 PM »
Don't have a deck steppedn mast .. any other thoughts besides using the blocks on the deck with backing plates?
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Michael, I like your solution. And I feel your aches and pains moving that tank through the boat. I did something similar about 15 yrs ago. However, I used the existing bow tank. Your description reminded me of the struggles I went through trying to get the tank out. I finally gave up and used the bow water tank as is. I talked with Kracor and they said the construction was the same as they use for holding tanks so should not be a structural problem.  Although Kracor said it was a 40 gal tank, when I filled it with water it took 29.5 gal. No matter; that's enough. At that time PVC pipe was the talk behind the "proper" scenes so I used it. No problems... yet. Also no odor... yet.

Geoff
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Just had my P26 hull cleaned and noticed rust spots on the Cast iron keel. what the best way to repair? Also, seal between keel and hull is cracking any suggestions? Thanks for any suggestions.
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Deck Mounted Hardware / Re: Adding Stand-up Swivel to cabin top
« Last post by Dolce_Vita on March 29, 2020, 01:51:05 PM »
If you're a deck-stepped mast, you probably want a halyard organizer plate like this which will keep the stress out of the cabin top:
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