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Old 03-01-2011, 18:37   #1
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Any/All CF Members in the San Diego area there's one of our number in a bit of trouble your way and needs an assist or just the reassusance of one or two other folks on board to get a job done to get underway... funds are short but the gals tall on spirit... anyone out there willing to lend a hand or two...
This is the time we find out just how much 'Camaraderie' is out there...
experts, novices... all considered and welcomed...
Hell there may even be a bottle of rum to pass round at the finish..
Put up or forever shut up....LOL
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Old 03-01-2011, 18:41   #2
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concur and will add...this isn't a major overhaul, but is a general maintenance task that should be performed with some additional watchful eyes and careful mitigation.
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Good idea Boatman, tho' it should properly be just a pan pan pan me thinks. If our breatheren and sisteren can get the maintenance issues sorted, I could probably find a way to safety my boat and crew for her first leg into a suitable Mexican port like La Paz or Puerto Escondido or Mazatlan or PV. I don't know the mainland yet but am studying it. If my experience here for the last few months is any indication, there are willing fellow cruiser expats'n'patsys that seem to appear as help when you need them. A definite step in the right direction.
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Ok... I'll go for that....
Pan Pan.. Pan Pan.. Pan Pan.. Relay.... all ships.. all ships.. all ships... vessel under bridge with no name requires general assistance... vessel not in imminent danger but situation could change if assistance not rendered....
Pan Pan Pan Pan Pan Pan....
Is that better....
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Old 03-01-2011, 20:17   #5
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Securitee? Emergency? Where are all the san Diego family members?
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is only a replacement of a packing gland in th water--i just need a diver and a pair of good hands for the wrenches--i have the part. i have the boat..... i just need the help with installation....
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What a dissapointment... no response on here... no Knights riding in with armour shining bright...
Zee I hope you got a PM or two...
One lovely thought and offer came for you from afar to date but that seems to be all the movement on the thread till now...
Still its early days yet and unless your taking water hold back on the job for now...
Hark... do I hear the distant drum of hooves beyond the rise.... not sure if they're approaching or
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If I was in San Diego I would help. Sorry though I am in Georgia. I hope someone steps up.
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Were I still in the Navy stationed in San Diego I'd help. Can't dive but would definitely turn a wrench or tow. Would've even brought my own barley pops.
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If nobody volunteers, I would imagine that there are a number of inexpensive divers that you could hire?...even with the funds being short. Maybe trade work for work? I would imagine that dive work is pretty competitive down in San Diego.
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is only a replacement of a packing gland in th water--i just need a diver and a pair of good hands for the wrenches--i have the part. i have the boat..... i just need the help with installation....
It might help if there could be more description about what you're up to - which packing gland (Buck Algonquin, PYI, something else), what goes through the gland (rudder stock, prop shaft, something else), and what are you doing to it (replace stuffing box material, replace the gland entirely, something else).

And what do you need the diver to do?

I'm in San Francisco, and so not able to help directly on the project.

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ok here goes.. lined up diver for th external work--keeping arse stufffed so we dont sink. made appointments with writers of pms so we will get this show on hte road as it were-- whew-- skeeredness factor is diminishing.. thankyou 'boys'-- gotta love all of ye--- especially those who show up for this adventure,as well as those helping organize it-- replacement of a whole packing gland./stuffing box in the water is a bit on the scary side...and the alternative is paying more than i can afford to spend in a bay of overpriced "marine" life..ssdi doesnt have quite the flexibility as working for a living did. was so counting on a former sailing mate to help with this as he had said we would do this when he got here- but is not getting here ever again--no i didnt break him-- he has a bad back injury precluding his ability to sail.
will be glad to not be STUCK anymore-- been working on htis for a long time,now.... good to finally feel like the end is near-- without seeing a holy roller with an end of world sign in hand.


is an old fashioned style bronze flange and stuffing box with a black hose.. my boat has dark pink flange and stuffing box, so is in need of changing out--also is missing the hosing..... so it doesnt work so well-- have toilet seal wax embedded and pushed into shaft log astern, the stuffing box is below the dinette seat-- soisnt like an ericson-or catalina or any other boat with need of neonatal monkey trained intra-utero fot his kinda work. i have lotsa room for this adventure. pix by request in picasa.
bought boat with knowledge i would have to change out some kinda water letter inner--lol... and trade bad for good engine-- done that --now ready for mobility.
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Yaaaayyyyy....
Nice one folks, my faith in human nature continues...
Zee...... position 37 of the Kama Sutra is famous for back damage to guy's.....
I'm Keeping my fingers crossed for a fast no complications job and Pic's of the RHUM BOTTLE being passed round for all to warm up with when the jobs done.....
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How do I locate the pictures on picasa?

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YAY!

Yay zezee! Good news! Hope things are lining up and we are moving on this one!

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