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  1. Alcatraz5768 got it... long story short: 50psi in cylinder #1 (Fawk!)
  2. Thanks again Jaramaz. Yes, our exhaust elbow has an inlet to mix water into the system right where it exits the engine. If the rest fails, I'll explore there. In the past I've had to tighten the banjo fitting on an injector and on a secondary fuel filter because the diesel was leaking out. I've never considered that air could get in - and that makes a lot of sense.
  3. The engine is a Westerbeke W33 How do I check the exhaust? Thanks
  4. Would the fuel filter show anything? I'll have a look for gunk. I should add that the engine runs wonderfully above 1500rpm. No reduction in speed.
  5. Launched in May and since then, starting has been getting more difficult. Slowly getting worse. Used to start on the second turnover. A month ago, it was taking about five seconds. This weekend, about ten seconds. Now, shifting into reverse seems too much load and will stall the engine. I don't think it's an idle adjustment. If I shift at a higher RPM, it still stalls out. Leaving the dock in reverse is ... okay. Not great, but it will do it. Tied to the dock, two, or three seconds after shifting to reverse, the engine speed drops and stalls. When the boat is moving forward and I shift from neutral to reverse, it stalls. A week ago, I could play the throttle ie. shift then rev and it would not stall, but now, it's not taking it any more. Where do I start? Thanks
  6. Hijack alert: If anyone has a CS36T and has figured out a good windlass installation without a drain to the bilge and would be willing to post a couple photos, I'd be grateful. I have a design and I'm going to implement it in the spring, unless I hear from another owner who has it figured out already. Oh, that reminds me. The Yahoo owners group is very active and helpful for CS boats.
  7. That photo makes me miss my boat in ways words cannot explain... Melt snow. Melt! ~~~~~ We have a CS36T with blisters. I couldn't care less. I burst a couple out of curiosity and would swear they are in the skin out mat only. The hull (and everything else) is thick and solid. Other than that... Perfect cruiser. I singlehand ours all the time. We have two kids (and a dog) and find that there is plenty of room for three week excursions. She has taken great care of me in nasty weather and is just a joy to sail to weather. The boat will not surf, but is stiff fast and easily controlled off the wind. Don't know what else to say. Ticks all my boxes. Oh, I will add that the v-drive means you need to have proper shaft alignment. But, once that's done, no issues. I actually do not mind the arrangement. I have a traditional stuffing box with plain flax packing and don't mind adjusting it when necessary. I cut the handles off a pair of adjustable sink nut wrenches and don't have any problems. The trade-off is two-fold. First, you get more room in the cabin, and second, you can access the whole engine by removing panels on either side of the engine. I cannot explain how happy I am to not have teak on the exterior. Very easy to swallow once you see all the beautiful Canadian hardwood in the interior.
  8. Gate, you might want to give skipper's plan a call. Everyone I know who is happy with their insurance (including me) is using Skipper's Plan. My survey was older than yours when I switched to them and they still have not asked for another. I pay about the same as you do for a 1985 CS36t.
  9. I bought a mainsail from them. It was a great sail, but it was not what I ordered. It was amazing that I reached them so easily when they were taking my money, but I cound NEVER reach them to tell them they screwed up, despite dozens of attempts. Fixing the issue at the local loft raised the cost to the point I should have gottten from the local loft in the first place. Which I did for all of my sails since. YMMV.
  10. Wess, you basically covered everything I was going to write. I'm going to repeat the siglehanding part though. Make sure Mom and Dad can handle the boat on their own, including docking. We have two lifejackets per kid. One stays on the boat and the other goes between car and boat (lives in the car when we are not on the boat). That way we are never without a lifejacket on the docks. And then it also doesn't matter when one lifejacket gets wet. 20140807-355A4844 by Daniel M.W. Buehler, on Flickr
  11. It's a shame that all that ME education can't be put to use while you are out gallivanting around the world... "So it's back down to the deck and start scrounging through the spare materials bin to see what I can use to replace the cracked tang. Surprisingly there is a lack of titanium flat bar but I do have some aluminum angle of the right thickness and width. So I cut off one leg of the angle, drill the required holes (1/2" holes with a hand drill are fun) and bend it with some clamps and a hammer. It looks pretty good for a jury fix. Titanium and aluminum aren't too far apart in stiffness so they won't share the load exactly equally but for getting us 300 miles across the South China Sea and coastal hopping to Langkawi it will do o.k. If I hadn't the aluminum I would have laid up a carbon fiber strap using the old tang as a mold or even plain fiberglass (would have been thick but it would have been strong enough)." - http://maiaaboard.blogspot.ca/
  12. Why are there two bulkheads so close together under the center cockpit? Support for a deck stepped mizzen?
  13. From his logs: "Old man stands in companionway of small sloop that comes to about his waist. He balances with one very weathered hand holding lightly onto a halyard stopper. The other a jib winch. A big grin is on the old man’s face as he watches a small sloop rush though the water, little more than an arm’s length away. And because he is precisely where he is. Use yourself up, old man. Use yourself up."
  14. Sorry, but I have to ask... Where are you going that 7' draft is that big of a problem? (I've got 6-1/2' draft and plan to skip The Keys and Chesapeake Bay if I ever get south of here...)
  15. Situational awareness?