Q & A — December 2003
By Capt. Ken Kreisler
Location, Location, Location
placement of shaft zincs, troubleshooting a sluggish windlass, engine-belt maintenance,
is the proper placement for the sacrificial zinc on the prop shaft?
P.N., via e-mail
When changing shaft zincs, be sure to scrape any dirt or debris off the shaft and sand down the area to bare metal. In addition, make sure the zinc fits snugly to the shaft. Give it a couple of twists with your hand. If there’s any give, tighten it down until there’s no movement.
I’ve been noticing
that my windlass is operating slowly. Any suggestions as to what might
be wrong? J.L., via e-mail
tips do you recommend for engine belts? J.G., via e-mail
60-hp two-stroke outboard loses power and hesitates on acceleration. What
should I look for? P.F., via e-mail
This article originally appeared in the November 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.