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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. Battery Ventilation Anarchy

    A few years ago, during the off season, I was charging a battery in the basement and it set off the Carbon Monoxide detector on the main floor. We had no idea why the detector went off and evacuated the house. It took the fire dept 15 min to locate the battery and confirm that it was off-gassing. They were not surprised and said it's a common reason for a Carbon Monoxide call. Now I only charge in the garage
  2. Idle too high after warm up

    Thanks...I will try to adust the idle once the engine is warm...BTW the idle gave me no trouble this weekend. Maybe gremlins?
  3. Idle too high after warm up

    I start the engine at the lowest idle speed around 800rpms. It starts no trouble. I'll try to run it up to operating temp at the dock and see if the issue happens again. I know if I leave the dock when I return the idle will no longer drop below 1000rpms. I can force it lower but then I'm in the shutoff zone pushing against the spring which makes shutdown likely.
  4. Idle too high after warm up

    Thanks for the sugestions I don't think there is a simple way to adjust the idle because the throttle is also used to shut down the engine buy pushing it below idle. I will check the return line. The strange thing is that I cannot get the same problem to happen just idling at the dock. The boat must spend at least 15 minutes in gear under normal load before it won't idle below 1000rpms.
  5. Hi Everyone I have noticed that this season my Westerbeke 27 runs perfectly fine but when I return from an afternoon of sailing the engine idles at 1000 rpms which makes for noisy shifts. The engine normally idles at 800 rpms and will idle like this on initial start-up and on the way out of the harbour. I can't figure out how to adjust the idle speed. Anyone experienced this before or have any suggestions for a fix?