Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 15-01-2013, 23:11   #16
Registered User
 
Captain Grandpa's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Riverside Ca
Boat: Islander Bahama 24'
Posts: 101
Thanks for those links!
__________________

__________________
It's not a hobby it's an obsession
Captain Grandpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-01-2013, 23:12   #17
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Montegut LA.
Boat: Now we need to get her to Louisiana !! she's ours
Posts: 3,421
Re: The first of many questions while preparing to launch my pocket cruiser

I know Im confused?? ya have to climb the mast to get to the winch ?? seems sorta like your talking about something else up the mast ?? Ive seen some mounted at shoulder hight, (im6ft2) but never had to climb to get to one !! I pic sure would help !!
__________________

__________________
Bob and Connie
bobconnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-01-2013, 23:13   #18
nes
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: San Diego, Ca
Boat: Hunter 326
Posts: 151
Re: The first of many questions while preparing to launch my pocket cruiser

AH! that makes a big difference, fall off of that you hit something hard, not the water. You could try google and see what you can find on the boat/winch. Perhaps there is a loyal following, complete with a support group for all the "special" parts of this boat.
__________________
nes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2013, 17:12   #19
Registered User
 
SabreKai's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Toronto, Canada on Lake Ontario
Boat: Roberts Offshore 38
Posts: 1,287
Images: 5
Re: The first of many questions while preparing to launch my pocket cruiser

Hey Captain, that's a pretty little lady you got yourself there.
__________________
SabreKai
SV Sabre Dance, Roberts Offshore 38
http://sabredancing.wordpress.com/
SabreKai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2013, 18:29   #20
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Galveston,Texas
Boat: Flicka, 20' homebuilt
Posts: 82
Images: 4
Re: The first of many questions while preparing to launch my pocket cruiser

Hi,
There is no reason to completely remove the winch from the mast other than refinishing the mast. To take it apart, there will either be a allen or screw where you put the winch handle or there will be a spring clip arround the edge of the center part that turns with a winch handle. you just feel the surface and hool you fingernail on the clip and pill out slightly and up and it will spirell off the winch. lift the drum off and watch for the springs and dogs so as not to lose them. I general put a clear plastic bag over the winch and hold it close to the mast and pull the drum into it along with the lower dog s and springs and the bearrings as well. Clean the winch housing with regular paint thinner after removing excess grease with a paper towel. Clean the other parts in the cockpit and repack grease on bearings, install lower dogs and springs and install upper dog and springs, put drum on and use knife to close upp dogs sd spinning slowly and it drops in place! Finish putting rest of hardware on and you jave completed one winch. Eakes about an hour per winch to do it right.
have a good one, bill
__________________
bill cartwright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2013, 07:35   #21
Registered User
 
Captain Grandpa's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Riverside Ca
Boat: Islander Bahama 24'
Posts: 101
Re: The first of many questions while preparing to launch my pocket cruiser

Thank you Sabrekai. I am quite taken with her. I'm not really sure how she wound up in front of my house. It all happened so fast.
__________________
Captain Grandpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2013, 07:40   #22
Registered User
 
Captain Grandpa's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Riverside Ca
Boat: Islander Bahama 24'
Posts: 101
Re: The first of many questions while preparing to launch my pocket cruiser

My top tip as you go along is to ask self "do I really need to do this job" and if the answer is simply "I would like to" then drop it behind the list of things that are needed............cash and enthusiasm (aka will to live!) both have limits - spend what you have of both wisely .[/QUOTE]

Great advice David thank you. first of all *blush* it prompted me to start a list. Perhaps had I done that sooner I would be much farther along than I am now.
__________________
Captain Grandpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2013, 08:10   #23
Registered User
 
ElGatoGordo's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Kemah, TX
Boat: Jim Michalak designed 25' Caprice and Self Design 32' Shantymaran
Posts: 711
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Grandpa
Great advice David thank you. first of all *blush* it prompted me to start a list. Perhaps had I done that sooner I would be much farther along than I am now.
Careful...lists are like rabbits... You start out with a couple, say the "have too" list and the "want to" lists. Takes no time for that to be 4 lists, split into "really" and "kinda"...then another "wife wants"...then stuff to buy online....then etc etc...you hey the idea. I have 11 lists right now. Ugh
__________________
------------------
Gordo
ElGatoGordo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2013, 08:16   #24
Registered User
 
Captain Grandpa's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Riverside Ca
Boat: Islander Bahama 24'
Posts: 101
Yea as I review the list, one of the items is to make a list. *shakes his head in dismay*
__________________
It's not a hobby it's an obsession
Captain Grandpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2013, 08:25   #25
Registered User
 
ElGatoGordo's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Kemah, TX
Boat: Jim Michalak designed 25' Caprice and Self Design 32' Shantymaran
Posts: 711
Hey I do like that boat! If I were a single hander that's just what I'd have!
__________________
------------------
Gordo
ElGatoGordo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2013, 08:53   #26
Registered User
 
boating2go's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: San Diego
Boat: Columbia C45 45'
Posts: 173
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElGatoGordo View Post

Careful...lists are like rabbits... You start out with a couple, say the "have too" list and the "want to" lists. Takes no time for that to be 4 lists, split into "really" and "kinda"...then another "wife wants"...then stuff to buy online....then etc etc...you hey the idea. I have 11 lists right now. Ugh
Your hit "the nail on the head" with this post. After the must comes the "wife wants" if you want peace on the boat.
__________________
boating2go is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-01-2013, 05:59   #27
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 6
Re: The first of many questions while preparing to launch my pocket cruiser

Hi ...I am also a new owner of a 1966 Islander Bahama 24. We should talk. Between the 2 of us we could lessen the time of our projects!!

Steve-Connecticut
__________________
stevieb7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-01-2013, 06:27   #28
Armchair Bucketeer
 
David_Old_Jersey's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,013
Images: 4
Re: The first of many questions while preparing to launch my pocket cruiser

Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Grandpa View Post
Yea as I review the list, one of the items is to make a list. *shakes his head in dismay*
Yes. lists tend to grow - both in number and length.......
you will also notice that each item on the list will likely generate it's own "to do" list (as you break the task down into steps, which get spread over time - days, weeks, months?!).

One of the "Tricks" is to put a few easy (and ideally also nice!) things on the list - simply for the joy of crossing something out

When you get enough lists ya get to call it a Plan .
David_Old_Jersey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-01-2013, 13:38   #29
Registered User
 
Captain Grandpa's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Riverside Ca
Boat: Islander Bahama 24'
Posts: 101
That would be great Stevieb7. Do you have a picture of her? Is yours seaworthy? I have read/heard good things about our boats. Especially for a noob like me. Sturdy is the most common adjective I hear thrown around
__________________
It's not a hobby it's an obsession
Captain Grandpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-01-2013, 14:35   #30
CF Adviser
 
Bash's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: sausalito
Boat: 14 meter sloop
Posts: 7,260
Re: The first of many questions while preparing to launch my pocket cruiser

Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Grandpa View Post
Possibly but I have already sanded the other two winch pads in perpetration of varnishing. I can't leave that one all ugly. I had to soak/scrub for days to clean the first two. I'm told they quit using this style of winch back in the 50's. I doubt they have been taken apart since then. I'm probably being a little OCD but I feel the need to make sure I'm not cutting any corners. She is a demanding mistress!
Are you certain the halyard winch has a wooden winch pad? It makes sense for the two primaries to have a pad, but not for the halyard winch.

There's nothing OCD about cleaning/greasing winches. Most of us consider it a yearly maintenance item, even if we don't get around to it every single year.
__________________

__________________
cruising is entirely about showing up--in boat shoes.
Bash is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 13:51.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.