Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rpm

Patrick McAneny

Kent , I have the Volvo 78 hp. and a fixed prop. I have been looking to buy a used regulator , no luck so far. Mine is about forty years old , draws hard and the pressure guage is cloudy , unreadable. When I find one I will call you about the hooka system . A single tank doesn't last too long.
SM #123

-----Original Message-----
From: Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Sun, Aug 27, 2017 10:22 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rpm

Hi Pat.

You may remember that I spent several $K trying to sort out the same problem right after I bought Kristy.  The blades on my Auto Prop turned freely, so I convinced myself that it was OK.  I wish I'd have serviced it early in the process, and believe it would have saved me a lot of time and money.

 Do you have the 78HPVolvo TMD?  No smoke?
I dove on my prop the other day in StMichaels and after 6 weeks the prop had 1/2inch of algae growing on the blades.

Do yo have an AutoProp?  If it hasn't been serviced in a while, that's the first thing I would do after cleaning it up.

I bought a 100psi oil-less compressor a t Harbor Freight, a 50ft hose, and a used 2nd stage regulator for under $ works a treat as a hookah system for cleaning the bottom, unfouling the prop, changing zincs, and could even allow me to i foul an anchor in 20 ft of water.  It's a 110AC pump that I run with my inverter.

Let me know if you need some help.

S/V Kristy SM243

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