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What is Ralph doing?

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What is Ralph doing?

Unread postby scallywag » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:12 pm

Ralph stated he is back to cruising. Did he leave his job? I Fugue(sorry about spelling) undergoing a refit?

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Re: What is Ralph doing?

Unread postby RTB » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:26 pm

I commented last night, but must have had a wifi issue? I am officially retired again! We are going to California to visit my Mom later this month. Then on to getting the boat ready for cruising again. Probably going to re-power. Plenty of other details to take care of. Our current plan is to leave here in April/May...heading north. Then back to the Bahamas after hurricane season. Maybe on down to Luperon for the 2020 hurricane season? We will see, but new adventures await! Happy 2019 everyone!!!
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Re: What is Ralph doing?

Unread postby scallywag » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:08 pm

Sounds good :D
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Re: What is Ralph doing?

Unread postby tex » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:41 am

Hey Ralph. Repowering! What do you have in mind for a replacement?
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Re: What is Ralph doing?

Unread postby RTB » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:36 pm

Probably a new Yanmar. I do have an engine guy coming to the boat when we return from California in two weeks. We will see if he can work some magic on the old engine which is strangely locked up. I never figured out why this occurred.
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Re: What is Ralph doing?

Unread postby CaptForce » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:11 am

"................ strangely locked up. I never figured out why this occurred.[/quote]
Of course I have no real knowledge, but with an engine locked without an obvious mechanical event, my guess would be water intrusion. 'sometimes a problem with the anti-siphon loop or the mixing elbow. Have you removed the injectors and attempted turning at the flywheel to see if water is in the cylinders? I fully recovered from this once with a Yanmar 4JH3E by flushing with diesel oil four times.
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Re: What is Ralph doing?

Unread postby tex » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:54 pm

Capn. Force is right. What engine is it, by the way? My friends Yanmar 4JH-HTE also had cylinder flooding....seems OK though, no further indication of damage after flushing. Of course, the less time the water is left in there, the better.
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