Sentoa Digest, Vol 66, Issue 3

Peter Jenkin ladybug.peter at gmail.com
Fri Nov 4 08:00:01 EDT 2016


Subject:  Domestic Power

Dave,
I added two 160 watt solar panels on the roof of the pilot house last
year.  Problems solved.  I can run refrigeration 24/7 at my mooring in
Connecticut.  Got them from Defender Marine; Go-Power panels with digital
controller.  Installation took my wife and me most of one day.

Pete Jenkin
Badger, NT26-119

On Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 11:59 PM, <sentoa-request at lists.sentoa.org> wrote:

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>    1. Re: Sentoa nt 26 fuel filter warning light and hesitation (Brian)
>    2. RE: Sentoa nt 26 fuel filter warning light and hesitation
>       (Buddy Brown)
>    3. Re: Sentoa nt 26 fuel filter warning light and hesitation
>       (Kirk Glenn)
>    4. Domestic power (David Denu)
>    5. Re: Domestic power (Al Johnson)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2016 09:31:56 -0400
> From: Brian <bgs at pilgrimspassages.com>
> To: "South East Nordic Tugs Owners' Association (SENTOA)"
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> Subject: Re: [Sentoa] Sentoa nt 26 fuel filter warning light and
>         hesitation
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> Sounds like a blockage in the fuel line. Is your filter warning
> alarm/light triggered by high filter vacuum pressure or water level in the
> filter? What is your normal cruising rpm?
> Brian Stewart
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>  Tuglet, NT 26-080
> bgs at pilgrimspassages.com
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> > On Nov 2, 2016, at 11:19 PM, Tad Seder via Sentoa <
> sentoa at lists.sentoa.org> wrote:
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> > From: Tad Seder <tadnpam at gmail.com>
> > Subject: Sentoa nt 26 fuel filter warning light and hesitation
> > Date: November 2, 2016 at 11:18:00 PM EDT
> > To: "South East Nordic Tugs Owners' Association (SENTOA)" <
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> > Greetings
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> > Hope everyone is enjoying the World Series.
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> > I have a 26 Nordic tug with a larger than normal cummins Diesel engine
> installed by prior owner. 120 hp I believe. Couple of years ago I started
> to encounter fuel filter warning light and buzzer on. Also some hesitation
> at top rpm range 3200-3400. Have had it checked out by local mechanics and
> they seem perplexed.
> >
> > Thought maybe h2o in fuel tank but it happens even when tank fuel and
> fuel additives used.
> >
> > Seems intermittent and hesitation goes away pretty much entirely when I
> drop down to 3000 rpm.
> >
> > Anyone else run into this?  And if this is frequent discussion in
> maintenance area of website I apologize. I was a member for years but then
> dropped off.
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> > Thx.
> > Tad Seder
> > Flying pig
> > 26-171
> > Ballard wa
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> Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2016 07:07:01 -0700
> From: Buddy Brown <buddyb at nordictugs.com>
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> Subject: RE: [Sentoa] Sentoa nt 26 fuel filter warning light and
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> I would suspect your fuel pump failing, a blockage as previously stated
> (in the hose or at the tank outlet) or maybe your fuel line has softened
> and is collapsing under the extreme vacuum. Also check your fuel vent line
> and thru-hull, if it is partially blocked in may not allow enough venting
> for the fuel tank at full throttle and could create a slower fuel flow.
> You should have 10 micron filters in the Racor and 2 micron at the engine.
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> My 2 cents,
> Buddy
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> Buddy Brown
> Nordic
> Nordic Tugs, Inc.
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> From: Sentoa [mailto:sentoa-bounces at lists.sentoa.org] On Behalf Of Brian
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> Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2016 6:33 AM
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> Subject: Re: [Sentoa] Sentoa nt 26 fuel filter warning light and
> hesitation
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> Message: 3
> Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2016 11:23:30 -0400
> From: Kirk Glenn <glenncpa at hargray.com>
> To: Tad Seder <tadnpam at gmail.com>
> Cc: "South East Nordic Tugs Owners' Association (SENTOA)"
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> Subject: Re: Sentoa nt 26 fuel filter warning light and hesitation
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> Recently had a similar problem on a John Deere tractor- it was a bad sensor
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> Kirk glenn
> First light
> 37-73
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> On Nov 2, 2016, at 11:18 PM, Tad Seder <tadnpam at gmail.com> wrote:
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> >> Greetings
> >
> > Hope everyone is enjoying the World Series.
> >
> > I have a 26 Nordic tug with a larger than normal cummins Diesel engine
> installed by prior owner. 120 hp I believe. Couple of years ago I started
> to encounter fuel filter warning light and buzzer on. Also some hesitation
> at top rpm range 3200-3400. Have had it checked out by local mechanics and
> they seem perplexed.
> >
> > Thought maybe h2o in fuel tank but it happens even when tank fuel and
> fuel additives used.
> >
> > Seems intermittent and hesitation goes away pretty much entirely when I
> drop down to 3000 rpm.
> >
> > Anyone else run into this?  And if this is frequent discussion in
> maintenance area of website I apologize. I was a member for years but then
> dropped off.
> >
> > Thx.
> > Tad Seder
> > Flying pig
> > 26-171
> > Ballard wa
> >
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> Message: 4
> Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2016 20:56:22 -0400
> From: David Denu <dave at tek5systems.com>
> To: "sentoa at lists.sentoa.org" <sentoa at lists.sentoa.org>
> Subject: Domestic power
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> It's becoming winter here in Vermont and the Tug is on the hard and
> winterized (I hope).
> Anyway - my house batteries have morphed into serveral hundred pounds of
> useless dead weight. They won't hold a charge more than a few days.
> The setup on my boat is like this:
> - House batteries two 4D wired in parallel
> - dedicated diesel starter battery
> - two large-ish (group 24?) batteries in parallel for bow thrust/windlass
> That's a lot of batteries.
> As it sits, there is no 115v unless connected to shore power. So, I'm
> thinking about the option of retrofitting a generator into my NT32. The
> other option is new batteries and a decent sized inverter.
> Obviously a generator is beaucoup dollars, but we would have all the modern
> conveniences (microwave, AC) at anchor.
> Anyone know how much of a challenge it is to do the work? Open to other
> suggestions.
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> Dave Denu
> Respite NT32
> Charlotte, VT
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> Message: 5
> Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2016 22:47:43 -0400
> From: Al Johnson <johnson.alan.b at gmail.com>
> To: David Denu <dave at tek5systems.com>
> Cc: "sentoa at lists.sentoa.org" <sentoa at lists.sentoa.org>
> Subject: Re: Domestic power
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> Dave
> Have you considered solar panels? A friend just added two panels to his
> sailboat (for a bank of four batteries) and has more power than he knows
> what to do with. He is also based on Lake Champlain.
>
> Al Johnson
> Nuthin' Fancy
> 26-088
> Williston, VT
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> > On Nov 3, 2016, at 8:56 PM, David Denu <dave at tek5systems.com> wrote:
> >
> > It's becoming winter here in Vermont and the Tug is on the hard and
> winterized (I hope).
> > Anyway - my house batteries have morphed into serveral hundred pounds of
> useless dead weight. They won't hold a charge more than a few days.
> > The setup on my boat is like this:
> > - House batteries two 4D wired in parallel
> > - dedicated diesel starter battery
> > - two large-ish (group 24?) batteries in parallel for bow thrust/windlass
> > That's a lot of batteries.
> > As it sits, there is no 115v unless connected to shore power. So, I'm
> thinking about the option of retrofitting a generator into my NT32. The
> other option is new batteries and a decent sized inverter.
> > Obviously a generator is beaucoup dollars, but we would have all the
> modern conveniences (microwave, AC) at anchor.
> > Anyone know how much of a challenge it is to do the work? Open to other
> suggestions.
> >
> > Dave Denu
> > Respite NT32
> > Charlotte, VT
> >
> >
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