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08/05/18 03:20AM
Mark Fuller
Adjusting stern gland packing nut Posted by: BCCTakayna (IP Logged) Date: July 28, 2018 10:36PM Category: Engine and propeller Hi everyone, I have just replaced my cutlass bearing and this h
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Category: Engine and propeller
07/28/18 10:36PM
BCCTakayna
Hi everyone, I have just replaced my cutlass bearing and this has highlighted the difficulty of accessing the packing nut. Itís 1400mm (55 inches for monolingual Americans) from the lazerette hatch
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Category: Engine and propeller
07/04/16 02:37PM
Bil
Douglas: Hi! Ouch ... times like these I realise how much I take some 'small' things for granted. I *think* that the watertight seal around the LPG copper pipe is nothing more sophisticated than
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Category: Deck Maintenance
10/13/15 10:00PM
svshaula
I second Gary's recommendation of a traditional stuffing box. I've heard a number of stories about problems with the PSS (Packless Shaft Seal) from PYI. On the other hand, the stories are several deca
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05/24/14 10:44PM
Stewart
I have been remiss in not keeping in touch,sorry everyone! In truth have been sailing in the Bahamas on stravaigin . what fun! These boats of ours are a joy only down side was the ten days I spent va
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10/12/13 05:29AM
Bil
I hauled out Z on Tuesday. And immediately noted something like 2 mm of vertical play in the shaft at the bearing (maximum play allowed is 1.78 mm or 0.070"). Thought I saw water between the rubber be
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Category: Engine and propeller
10/02/13 09:59PM
Bil
Just a heads up for those with a Maxwell VWC1200 anchor windlass aboard: I dropped out Zygote's New Zealand made (with an Italy-made CIMA electric motor) anchor windlass for a full service last mon
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Category: Anchors, rodes and ground tackle
10/14/12 05:26PM
Stewart
i am fortunate to have one of the newer BCC's and of course it has the port cockpit hatch. The locker under is quite cavernous, and i would emcourage folk if they do not have one to consider one. It i
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04/13/12 12:24AM
traveler
Hi Bil, I finally got a set of micrometers on my stern tube, the reading was 1.8" which equals 1 7/8" if I'm not mistaken. I'm going to order PSS Shaft Seal Maintenance Kit (02-100-134) from PYI th
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01/15/12 02:54AM
Bil
Thanks, traveler, for the heads up about the need for preventative maintenance, replacing the bellows of the PSS. A note of caution on the outside diameter of the stern tube - note well that Jeremy
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Category: Engine and propeller
01/14/12 06:06PM
Jeremy and Nica
I lifted those dimmensions from the SLM drawings. So if your boat's sterntube is fabricated to that standard, it should take a 2" belows. I'm in the process of repowering my boat, and replacing all
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01/14/12 05:48PM
traveler
Jeremy, thank you for sharing your BCC knowledge and experience, it is very much appreciated. I intend to order a PSS Maintenance Kit and didn't want to find out I had the wrong size AFTER I was on th
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Category: Engine and propeller
12/20/11 09:43PM
Bil
Thanks, Douglas. We're not worried about the moisture in the hull in the deadwood area. A reading of 7 - 9% is nothing and still in the 'green' zone (I did run the meter over the hull above water l
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Category: Hull maintenance
12/20/11 04:05PM
dwkayaks
Ahoy Bil , more info will follow , but for now ,,, the "deadwood" area, just ahead of the prop and below it, can be suspected to absorb heaps of moisture , Ouch ! During hull construction , there
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Category: Hull maintenance
12/20/11 02:28AM
Bil
Zygote is scheduled to today be re-launched, after more weeks than I want to remember of yard work. We had the bulwarks, cover board, and taff rail sprayed with Alexseal. And the rudder cheeks and boo
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Category: Hull maintenance
11/28/11 01:05AM
Jeremy and Nica
Hello All, I am planning on repowering Calypso - replacing the original Sabb 10 GSP. I'm looking at engines - so far seriously considering the Yanmar 3YM30 and the Beta 30. I plan or replacing
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Category: Engine and propeller
07/15/11 08:56AM
dwkayaks
Time has come to rebuild my Yanmar 3GM30F Raw Water Pump. The seal was ready to fail, because the circular compression spring was rusted through and the shaft was pitted under the seal lip. One
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Category: Engine and propeller
05/23/11 08:37PM
paulmcnicholas
Replacing with a new (but identical to old) Universal M3-20B. Old one only had 89 hrs but crank and bearings were shot. Cost of repair estimated at ~$5000. New one from Schooner Bay imports was ~$6
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04/30/11 12:32PM
ross8350
are you rebuilding or repowering with a new engine?
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04/29/11 09:11AM
John Cole
Go here for a listing of psots on the topic: http://www.samlmorse.com/forum/search.php?7,search=shaft+seal,page=1,match_type=ALL,match_dates=0,match_forum=ALL,body=1,author=1,subject=1,category_id=,li
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04/28/11 12:43PM
IDUNA
Paul: Do a search on the BCC forum or post your question there. Fair Winds, Rod Fund Raising Captain.
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03/16/11 04:10AM
svshaula
Gary, Thanks very much for the dimple story! What a nightmare! Hopefully it will help other cruisers avoid that kind of problem. We replaced our original 1981 (only ~1000 hrs!) Volvo MD11C with a
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03/10/11 03:59PM
paulmcnicholas
I have pulled the engine from Jaquelina (FC#8) and wanted to tackle the bearing and shaft seal. The original install was std SM equipment. Can anyone recomend suitable brands? Was thinking of PYI drip
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Category: Engine and propeller
04/16/09 03:01AM
Douglas
Hi Stewart, gosh, my mistake, about calling my flexable coupling, a "National" coupling. I checked the internet and found my coupling to be a "Federal" flexable coupling, check this address for pho
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03/10/09 02:35AM
Itchen
HI Ben, You got it right . . . . It's there to give one last desperate hope of intercepting that washer, seacock lock nut, socket wrench, whatever -- that just slipped from your fingers and is heading
Forum: BCC Forum
Category: Engine and propeller
03/01/09 08:09AM
svshaula
Bill, Shaula has also had serious corrosion on the through-bolts that fasten a flanged seacock to the hull. In one case it was a silicon bronze bolt and in the other, a ss bolt. In both cases, the p
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07/21/08 04:56PM
Peter Puffin
I am getting unhappy grinding noises at the point where the prop shaft exits the hull. Puffin has an oil fed shaft seal on the stern tube and I am guessing there must also be a cutlass bearing of som
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04/29/07 04:37AM
gsmurphy
Well, Kate. You haven?t seen them all, yet. Regarding bilges, one might say that a little moisture, as inside a woman?s panties, is common and not necessarily a bad thing. The moisture is associate
Forum: BCC Forum
Category: Water & Fuel tanks
04/19/07 01:21AM
AlohaKate
The fuel tank is not under the engine in any BCC we've ever seen. Of the 50 we have seen and 36 sold and about 20 sailed, no problem ever with the fuel tank. The BCC has about the best fuel tank arran
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Category: Water & Fuel tanks
04/13/07 08:55PM
tharrer
Jerry: There is pleanty of room behind the engine. I can get my whole body between the rear of the engine and the fuel tank. I use the PYI shaft seal...nothing but cobwebs in my bilge....and
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Category: Water & Fuel tanks
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