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by prishi
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Engine not starting – Ground Fault?
Replies: 13
Views: 2731

Re: Engine not starting – Ground Fault?

Folks, to wrap this up.... Initially, it was dead batteries. I recharged the batteries and the engine was still not starting after cranking a doz times - I don't want to kill the starter! Opened Engine cover. Replaced 3 Spark Plugs with Suzuki Spark Plugs Replaced Low Pressure Fuel Filter Replaced H...
by prishi
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Winter 2019-20 - Boat Cover
Replies: 0
Views: 49

Winter 2019-20 - Boat Cover

Hey folks, So this year's New York Fall allowed me to make my boat cover just in time before it gets horribly cold to do this! :x This year, I've used tall PVC Pipe for the frame-work. I started with cross-hitches of twine on the horizontal mast and verticals. I only used nylon twine for all this wo...
by prishi
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New Mainsheet System (Airblock purchase)
Replies: 3
Views: 919

Re: New Mainsheet System (Airblock purchase)

I suspect BWY is merely closed for the 4th of July Holiday. I expect you can reach them next week. They always have great service in the past. I only wish to reiterate that I got a call back from BWY and they were extremely helpful. Infact they answered questions on my Forward Chain Plate, the CDI ...
by prishi
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New Mainsheet System (Airblock purchase)
Replies: 3
Views: 919

Re: New Mainsheet System (Airblock purchase)

Yes, they were probably closed for the holiday. They have contacted me with a replacement.
by prishi
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New Mainsheet System (Airblock purchase)
Replies: 3
Views: 919

New Mainsheet System (Airblock purchase)

Hello, I'm looking for the 4:1 Mainsheet purchase system as my existing one flew off in bad weather when the shackle pin slipped. Photo here:- http://shop.bwyachts.com/product-p/3310-000.htm I placed an order with Bluewater Yachts but it's been a week and I don't see my package. They do not ever pic...
by prishi
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Engine not starting – Ground Fault?
Replies: 13
Views: 2731

Re: Engine not starting – Ground Fault?

Hello, Did you check the voltage at the battery with the lights turned on? The reason I ask, it's possible the battery has voltage potential with no load but then drops when a load is applied. You can put your Volt meter across any cable to see if there is a voltage drop in between. For example con...
by prishi
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Engine not starting – Ground Fault?
Replies: 13
Views: 2731

Re: Engine not starting – Ground Fault?

We also have a 2000 Suzuki DF50. When you turn the key does the engine; A) make a "click" sound or B) make "no sound at all" Makes ZERO sound. No clicks. I think everything is 'cold' and no current is passing through except to the 12V Distt Panel situated below the Galley. There could be a break af...
by prishi
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Engine not starting – Ground Fault?
Replies: 13
Views: 2731

Re: Engine not starting – Ground Fault?

Oh and one other thing. In the photo here where the arrow is pointing, is the cover to a bolt. That bolt is a common ground for all of the ground wires in the fuse panel. A wire runs from the bolt all the way back to the battery. Cheap on Macgregor's part, but it works. I switched mine out with a b...
by prishi
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Engine not starting – Ground Fault?
Replies: 13
Views: 2731

Re: Engine not starting – Ground Fault?

Just a couple shots in the dark but... -shifter in neutral? -kill switch key in place? -Double check neutral shift sensor under cowling -fried rectifier or stator from low battery charging or crossbridging? -loose connection at remote helm (throttle control) related to neutral start or kill switch ...
by prishi
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Engine not starting – Ground Fault?
Replies: 13
Views: 2731

Re: Engine not starting – Ground Fault?

eodjedi wrote: All grounds lead to the negative terminal on the battery. There is no common grounding point with the exception of the battery
I guess this answers it- that there isn't any common ground point that I should be looking for in the boat. I should be looking for a break in connections. Thanks!
by prishi
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Engine not starting – Ground Fault?
Replies: 13
Views: 2731

Engine not starting – Ground Fault?

Hello folks, I need help with troubleshooting my Battery and current going to the Engine. I have a Suzuki DF50 connected to 2 12-v Deep discharge batteries. Electric connections from battery to Boat Utilities are via a 12V DC patch panel and then there’s a second patch panel for the Navigation Light...
by prishi
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer Valet is awesome!
Replies: 31
Views: 10688

Re: Trailer Valet is awesome!

Having just gone through this with a lot bigger trailer mover this is my experience. I think those dinky tyres on the Valet will never work on grass, sorry. Here's the FAQ on this point at Trailervalet.com: Quote: "Will the Trailer Valet work on dirt, gravel and grass surfaces? Yes, but only on pac...
by prishi
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer Valet is awesome!
Replies: 31
Views: 10688

Re: Trailer Valet is awesome!

Gentlemen, further to my query, I tried the (TrailerValet) unit again. No success! Commentary:- I find that there is too much tongue weight on the unit that can be felt on my hand that is holding the lever. My trailer coupling is such that the locking mechanism under the trailer frame, needs to move...
by prishi
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer Valet is awesome!
Replies: 31
Views: 10688

Re: Trailer Valet is awesome!

It looks like the locking collar still needs to be adjusted up to the tongue. Proper adjustment will make the valet one with the trailer and keep it from kicking out when the auto brake is disengaged. Then check that the trailer brakes are disengaged and wheel chocks removed. Also check if the trai...
by prishi
Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer Valet is awesome!
Replies: 31
Views: 10688

Re: Trailer Valet is awesome!

Guys, I bought the Trailer Valet but am frustrated! The thing moves away from the vertical and goes under, at a bad angle. The boat's not heavy and this thing is spec'ed out at 10k lbs. What could I be doing wrong!?? I'm on grass/gravel. Have tried this 3-4 times but there's a heavy load on the hand...