Replacing filters on Westerbeke

For the main filter under the aft birth: Pack white oil absorbing sheets around racor filter housing. Turn the fuel valve on the tank off. Stuff half an oil absorbing sheet in a big Ziploc bag. Unscrew the T-handle and lift the top off the racor housing. Pull the old filter out of the housing and put it in the Ziploc. Replace the gasket in the top with a well oiled new gasket. Replace the o-ring on the T-handle. Put in the new filter. (optionally fill the racor housing with diesel). Put the top on and tighten with T-handle(fairly tight to eliminate air leaks). Remove oil absorbing sheets from around racor and stuff in big Ziploc. Turn tank fuel valve on. Start engine as usual. For the filter on the engine: (not the inline 80 micron filter but the small cylindrical filter housing aft and to port) Place a white

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Replacement Fuel Tank Sender

The replacement sender unit from Ezell is a totally improved design with a rigid ss vertical bar that a magnetic or something floats up and down on. Unlike the current unit with the resistive electronics in the fuel tank, everything is now external to the fuel tank. Much better design, and for a mere $29 well worth the upgrade. The current unit is a flimsy float hinged on a dangling peice of thick wire that connects to a peice of plastic that changes resistance based on how the flimsy wire happens to be dangling. Not too impressive in my fuel tank. I would replace even if its working! Ezell is at (850) 578-2558, assuming they are the manufacturers of your fuel tank. I have the 26 gal tank, newer boats #179 on have the 34 gal tank. My part number¬ was WEMA-11 Sending Unit (C380- 26 gal). It is a

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DC power drop?

I’m sure many know this trick and issue but the boat next to mine didn’t so I thought I would post it. The symptom started with¬ their Xantrex Inverter having trouble starting.¬ It would simply shut down as soon as it looked like it was beginning to start.¬ The battery monitor on the panel really showed the problem – a DC voltage of 12.2 volts¬ on fully charged batteries – not enough for the Xantrex to work.¬ Though the problem was first recognized as the Xantrex not working, there would ultimately be other problems showing up as well with electronics not working or the engine not starting. Using a digital volt meter, I could show him that the voltage from the battery terminals was 12.9 volts simply by putting the red lead on the positive terminal and the black on the negative terminal.¬ What was not obvious to the captain

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Fresh water pump replacement

I installed a ShurFlo Smartsensor 5.7 a few years ago. It is a variable speed pump, runs very quiet, and gives a lot of pressure. No problem with the fittings. Never had a leak with the 60 lb pressure the pump delivers. Only problem is getting used to the idea that a lot of water is going to come out when you open the faucet. Takes some getting used to or you will waste a lot of water. I installed it to eliminate the noisy water pump on an electric head. Bob Xanadu C380 #243 Pelham, NY

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Tank Monitor Issue – Snake River Ultra 8

I have the Snake River Ultra 8 Tank Monitor on my C387 #96 and finally after a few years of messing with it finally figured it all out.¬ Originally, the installer wired the blue and red wires backwards on all tanks.¬ (Got that figured out year one and fixed.)¬ Even then the waste tank monitor did not function.¬ That became this year’s project. What I discovered was this.¬ The holding tank has two strips painted down the side that are supposed to eliminate the need for the foil strips that are used on the other tanks.¬ Onto this was attached the copper foil patches wired to the sensor which was wired to the control head.¬ At least on my holding tank, there was no electrical connection between the copper patches and the conductive strips on the tank.¬ The symptom of this was that the reading was always empty until the

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CO Detector Locations

Where do you folks locate a CO detector? I put one down low near the galley and it went off as soon as I started the engine. Relocated it up high near the vberth, but if it is that sensitive I’m guessing that I will still get false alarms. A friend who owns a C400 had to disconnect his. My boat has three CO detectors.¬ One in the aft cabin above the door to the head, one in the V-berth above and next to the door, an one in the main cabin above and next to the door to the V-berth. Here is a composite of several discussions I have had regarding CO and smoke detectors: LOCATION: Don‚Äôt put the detectors too close to kitchen type of equipment or the motor as a little smoke will set off a false alarm Height ‚Äď Smoke detectors should be mounted up high

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TV Placement and Other Issues

What kind of flat screen TVs are being installed, where, and what size?? Are there 12 v units or are you working off an inverter. What kind of signal source are you using? What questions am I too dumb to ask? Thanks in advance, Bob Xanadu C380 #243 Pelham, NY I have a 26″ HDTV/DVD combo on the forward port side bulkhead in the main salon.¬ I plugs into the AC plugs which are supplied through an interver when on the hook or shore power at the dock.¬ I have a Shakespeare powered antenna.¬ I previously tried the analog/digital converter box on my original TV but it wasn’t very satisfactory.¬ The new TV setup works well — though we don’t use it much. BTW:¬ I had a problem with the Shakespeare antenna and they replaced it for free even though I was not the original owner.¬ Great customer service!

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Manuals Online

Members of the association have access to the following manuals online: Adler Barbour Cold Machine 387 Adler Barbour Cold Machine Catalina 387 Manual Charles Charger Charleston Sparcraft Spars Catalina380 Manual Cruisair SMX II Control System Installation Cruisair SMX II Control Systems (DX) Owner Operation Cruisair AC Installation Manual Edison Engine Controls Edison Steering Manual Engine Panel 387 Flojet Pump Grohe Galley Faucet Manual Jabsco Macerator Jabsco Bilge Pump Jabsco Head Manual Jabsco Water Regulator Jabsco Sump Pump Manual Lewmar Winche Manual Lewmar Winch Service Manual Lewmar 40 Electric Hatch Manual Marine Air AC (Vector Compact) Maxwell VW800 Owners Manual Maxwell Freedom 800 Maxwell Freedom Installation and Operation Manual Maxwell VW 800 (horizontal) Maxwell RC 800 (Freedom Series) Maxwell VW 800 (vertical)Anchor Windlass mid 2001 – present Nova Kool Frig Perko Intake Strainer Manual ProMariner Battery Charger Racor Filter Ritchie Globemaster Compass Manual SafeTAlert CO Alarm Schaefer Furler SeaEra Toilet Seward

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Forespar – Thru-Hull/Seavalve Instructions

(In response to a request asking for advice on a leaking thru-hull…) Jack, I had a leaking seacock on my C380 Hull #5 about 4 years ago. It is important to figure out what part of the seacock is leaking. My leak was between the valve bottom flange and the hull. When I launched in the spring the wood had dried out over the winter and shrunk a little and thus a leak. As the wood absorbed some of the water it would expand and in a few weeks it would stop for the summer. The following fall on the hard I removed the seacock and re-bedded it. It was an interesting project but one I would not attempt in the water. On the other hand, if the leak is something to do with the valve above the base flange it is doable in the water. If it were me,

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