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by Gyula Huszar
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Project Forum
Topic: 83 Fairlane 32 flybridge sedan
Replies: 48
Views: 19734

Re: 83 Fairlane 32 flybridge sedan

Sooooo, we set off on Saturday for the long weekend for a rendezvous with the Bellevue Power Squadron, in Maple Bay on Vancouver Island, taking care to hit Porlier Pass at slack tide. Everything was going well when the engine on the port side started cutting out! I'd used my spare ignition module on...
by Gyula Huszar
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Project Forum
Topic: 83 Fairlane 32 flybridge sedan
Replies: 48
Views: 19734

Re: 83 Fairlane 32 flybridge sedan

This weekend I received the needed bits and I installed them using all of the physics I've learned fixing cars, and the project went well. One thing that really worked out well was the bleeding of the hydraulic helms. There was a reservoir cap on top of each helm and bleeder valves off the ram in a ...
by Gyula Huszar
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Project Forum
Topic: 83 Fairlane 32 flybridge sedan
Replies: 48
Views: 19734

Re: 83 Fairlane 32 flybridge sedan

I've put in two new SeaStar helms and run new lines front to back and up to down. I'm waiting on the teleflex/volvo penta steering assist ram ($1200) and the Sea Star steering cylinder ($800). Together with the helms and lines and fluid ($2500) I should come in under 5 large. This may sound expensiv...
by Gyula Huszar
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Project Forum
Topic: 83 Fairlane 32 flybridge sedan
Replies: 48
Views: 19734

Re: 83 Fairlane 32 flybridge sedan

Looks like my steering is kaput. I have a volvo penta dpsm duoprop drive system with two 320 hp engines and a teleflex/seastar steering system with two hydraulic helms and power steering. It turns out that I need the helms (they are pumps) and to eliminate the uniflow valve (meant to keep the hydrau...
by Gyula Huszar
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Project Forum
Topic: 83 Fairlane 32 flybridge sedan
Replies: 48
Views: 19734

Re: 83 Fairlane 32 flybridge sedan

Well, I painted the lower legs, replaced the the driveshaft shear connectors on the upper to lower drives, replaced the sea water impellers, replaced one serpentine belt, had one of my not-so-bad prop sets repaired, replaced the heat exchangers and I think I'm done for this year as far as repairs go...
by Gyula Huszar
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Project Forum
Topic: 83 Fairlane 32 flybridge sedan
Replies: 48
Views: 19734

Re: 83 Fairlane 32 flybridge sedan

Well then, looks like the shops around here want to plug the leaking tubes and leave the rest. I don't have a great deal of confidence that this is a long term solution, so I spoke to my favorite parts guy and he's ordered a new heat exchanger for me, and I'll get the other a little further down the...
by Gyula Huszar
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Project Forum
Topic: 83 Fairlane 32 flybridge sedan
Replies: 48
Views: 19734

Re: 83 Fairlane 32 flybridge sedan

IMG_0419.JPG I've got Playmaker up on the hard and the drive up onto the shoals didn't do any bigtime damage. The itty bitty keel got a bit of a shave, and the skegs on the drives are a little worse for wear, but overall, not too bad. The through hulls all look good, so I'm relieved somewhat. I too...
by Gyula Huszar
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Project Forum
Topic: 83 Fairlane 32 flybridge sedan
Replies: 48
Views: 19734

Re: 83 Fairlane 32 flybridge sedan

Projects seemingly pop up like whack-a-mole around boating. Four of us took 9 days and circumnavigated Cortez Island; visited a few spots with supplies and people and spent quite a bit of time at anchor in different pristine locations. Beautiful. A few things came up though, requiring more 'project'...
by Gyula Huszar
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Project Forum
Topic: 83 Fairlane 32 flybridge sedan
Replies: 48
Views: 19734

Re: 83 Fairlane 32 flybridge sedan

Posting a couple of pics of the transom arc mounted and the first pic is of the actual tender fitment on 'Playmaker 2', taken from the flybridge, and the second pic is a pic taken from the web to show detail. This is a great solution, and it takes under 20 seconds to launch. Exiting off of the swimg...
by Gyula Huszar
Fri May 25, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Project Forum
Topic: 83 Fairlane 32 flybridge sedan
Replies: 48
Views: 19734

Re: 83 Fairlane 32 flybridge sedan

Well, another project, another lesson. I very carefully glued on some davits onto my tender, taking all precautions and complying with all the directions. I suspected that since I had done such a careful and perfect job that I could leave the outboard mounted on the transom and flip the whole works ...
by Gyula Huszar
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Project Forum
Topic: 83 Fairlane 32 flybridge sedan
Replies: 48
Views: 19734

Re: 83 Fairlane 32 flybridge sedan

Adding to the electronics on board; a Garmin gps for the upper helm. I think I'm going to mount it flush into the dash. I like to not run aground, and the main gps is in the lower station. Now I can have 2 dedicated chartplotters, one for each station. The tablet is ok, but it sucks in the sun. And ...
by Gyula Huszar
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: Info on 1985 fairline command ridge
Replies: 1
Views: 1533

Re: Info on 1985 fairline command ridge

I'm in Vancouver and the BMW engines and drives have been replaced on my 32 sedan bridge with VP GSX 5.7's and dpsm drives. I've anecdotally heard that the BMW engines didn't stand up, were hard to get anyone to work on and parts were a big problem, even little things. I'd stay away from that one be...
by Gyula Huszar
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: Fuel comsumption Tamd 61A
Replies: 2
Views: 1859

Re: Fuel comsumption Tamd 61A

I'd estimate 90L./hr. at 17 knots. I use 80L./hr. of petrol pushing a 6 ton boat with similar horsepower at around that speed. Diesels, being more efficient and all that, should get twice the bang for the fuel volume buck. Having said that, hull smoothness really figures into the fuel economy as evi...
by Gyula Huszar
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Project Forum
Topic: Fairline Turbo 36
Replies: 16
Views: 6239

Re: Fairline Turbo 36

Nice looking boat! I like the lines of these earlier Fairlines, and the legendary build quality means that it's worth putting them ship-shape almost all of the time. Mine has a 'multichine semi-planing hull', which lends itself to far less roll in a beam sea, it still zips along nicely at 25 knots c...
by Gyula Huszar
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: Turbo 36 not performing
Replies: 25
Views: 12191

Re: Turbo 36 not performing

I had a bit of a time finding mine on my sedan bridge; maybe yours is in the same place? Mine is beside the helm seat in the salon. Carpeting up; plywood floor up; all of it's glued in.