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Pearson 365/367 Yacht Club / Re: Simrad WP40
« Last post by CaptCG on August 21, 2017, 09:41:38 AM »
Opps!  Thanks for the correction Dale.  WP30
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Pearson 365/367 Yacht Club / Re: Simrad WP40
« Last post by Maruska on August 20, 2017, 05:37:23 PM »
I am thinking WP30?
Dale
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Pearson 365/367 Yacht Club / Simrad WP40
« Last post by CaptCG on August 20, 2017, 10:26:33 AM »
Greetings All,
My Simrad WP40 autopilot on my P365 sloop has failed.  The red flashing light (standby mode) on the keypad unit still flashes but I can't get it to go to "autopilot" mode.  I'm thinking either the keyboard unit has failed or the central processor has died.  Thoughts?  I sail solo so I sure would like to find another keyboard unit (assuming that is the problem).
Carl Neumann
s/v Sea Hiker
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Useful General Links / Re: Great Youtube Video
« Last post by Della and Dave on August 10, 2017, 01:18:23 AM »
Nice!
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Pearson 365/367 Mechanic Shop / Re: Water running from under Westerbeke
« Last post by Sailing_Photog on August 08, 2017, 08:57:58 PM »
As of August 2017 the Westerbeke 40 oil cooler hoses #19150 and #19151 are back-ordered by months. 

This thread helped me find a local shop to make some new hoses with the british inverted flare fitting on one end, since I knew what to ask for when calling around.  Moreland Hose in Oakdale, New York (on Long Island) made me a set in a few minutes.  They even made it with Coast Guard approved fittings and hose.  Thanks stwagstaff!!!

But the reason I'm posting is to warn anyone taking off their oil cooler that the swivel fitting is on the oil filter end of the hoses and WILL NOT SWIVEL until you loosen the smaller nut of the fitting.  I destroyed a hose before I figured this out, making new ones necessary.  Maybe I'm stupid but it wasn't obvious. Don't turn the 7/8" fittings on the hoses until you loosen the swivel, which on mine took a 19mm wrench.

By the way, Lenco Coolers in Long Island can make your oil cooler and heat exchanger for you in a very short time.
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Pearson 365/367 Yacht Club / Journey does the "Interview with a Cruiser" project
« Last post by SVJourney on August 07, 2017, 08:48:43 PM »
If you wanna see how a couple hundred boats have cruised, the Interview with a Cruiser project is an awesome source of information.  Ours is the latest interview with what we felt about our 5 year, 18k+ mile cruise.

http://interviewwithacruiser.blogspot.com/2017/08/10-questions-for-journey.html

Cheers!
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Useful General Links / Re: Great Youtube Video
« Last post by SVJourney on August 06, 2017, 03:39:14 PM »
Dana just did her first video on a stop we did at Kelefesia in Tonga.  Only 5 mins long, but fun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vCFN8QCsPs
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Pearson 365/367 Mechanic Shop / Re: Deep bilge hull failure
« Last post by SVJourney on August 06, 2017, 12:08:52 PM »
I was asked via email to provide more detail on the repair so I thought I would also do so here:

I don't have a pic of the finished floor, but I can tell you that I did ~8" of fill with Vermiculite and Epoxy.  (you can get vermiculite at a home store, it is used as a soil enhancer) Then 4 layers of biaxial cloth for a new floor.
The oily fiberglass was solved by cleaning with an industrial degreaser, then grinding to good glass with 20grit on a grinder. (which was way fun to do down in that hole.  Definitely remove the Vdrive and both shafts)  Good prep is key as there was already a crummy patch that was layed on the outside of the boat and oil got in and it cracked off.
    Make sure that the crack gets completely ground out, don't just layer over it.   We ground inside and out to clean glass repaired the hull to 1 1/2 inches thick, mostly on the inside.  The outside cloth extended more than a foot past the repair on the last layer, after epoxy primer, you couldn't tell the repair was there as it was clean and fair.  All hull cloth used polyester resin.
So the hugely beefed up structure I just described would survive pretty much anything and allows for blacking and sling placement on the keel.
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Pearson 365/367 Yacht Club / Re: New Pearson 365 Owner and New Member
« Last post by EricDavis on August 05, 2017, 09:00:23 PM »
Thank you, Rich!
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Pearson 365/367 Mechanic Shop / Re: Refilling Coolant
« Last post by Jim S on August 02, 2017, 05:18:07 PM »
Look for an obstruction in the line between the expansion tank and the engine.  I had the same issue and the connecting line was plugged at the expansion tank.  Also, the radiator caps have different pressure relief ratings, I do not remember what they were and I no longer have the W40 in my boat.
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