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Old 13-02-2012, 14:47   #1
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hello all !!! I am the new owner of a used cal2-27,sloop rigged boat.since this is my first sailboat of my own , you fello's and ladie's are in for many STUPID questions,[not the ;what happens if I pull the plug OUT] but silly things most of you will have done for year's !!! at 63 and single,I am ready to start at the "bottom" and work thru the mast.it is a 1977year modeland needs a re-build on her ATOMIC -4 engine]gas],might be better to "up-grade" and not mess with it.having owned the boat--now named "the MOKEN",I have found a re-built moter for $3,000.00,'local" oriental,nc 28571.it needs the "head" repaired&replaced,but parts are on board.the boat has been used a lot ,the rigging looks good&serviceable,the sails are both in 'GOOD" condition,all the cordage will be replaced.some of the electrical systems will need replacing,all in good time.I got the boat on a whim ,and it appear's next to horse owner's I have just joined a very expencive "HOBBY" group.THANKS in advance [for not throwing things "at the dummy lol later gumby/zenkayaker "enjoy your day's,and,remember your night's" MOVE or DIE "the only EASYDAY,was,YESTERDAY"
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Old 13-02-2012, 14:54   #2
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Old 13-02-2012, 15:10   #3
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Old 13-02-2012, 15:32   #4
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, zenkayaker.
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Old 13-02-2012, 15:33   #5
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thanks dude !!!!! I also have a 16'kayak[my new dingy] lmao
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Old 13-02-2012, 15:36   #6
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thanks boatman !!! tis a puzzlement fer sure lol !!!! I may have to "rent" my retirement to support my "present" sounds like the GOV talking [sorry bout that]
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Re: New Sailor Saying HELLO !!!

Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. NC has lots of places to get work done and find used boat gear. You should be able to piece together an engine there somewhere. I'd shop around for the very smallest diesel you can find that might have some live left in her and install it. I've seen several 2-27s advertised with small Yanmar engines so I know they fit.
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Welcome Zen,,i would go with SkiprJohn's suggestion and convert to diesel,,its the more dependable (less to go wrong) choice of the two.
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Old 02-03-2012, 19:24   #9
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HI guy's !!! I will be "working" on a powerplant ,but not soon .I want to refurbish,that area as well as re-inforce the cockpit structure.also design a more spacious are on bothe berths.also I am gathering pricing costs for interior materials[since I believe boat to have been sunk].Good news is she is hulll solid and in fair paint both bottom&hull above the line. I hope you all have a great week end
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For Diesels you could consider a drive train from a Diesel garden tractor, they even have a hydraulic drive system already,,called "Hydrostatic drive" perfect for use as a marine power source.
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Welcome zen. Good to have you on board. Sounds like a fun boat there!
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hello nieil !!!! thanks for the greets !!!! yes I think I can "re-hab" her and maybe sell for more and yet still have fun [just my 2 cents] lol.hope you enjoy your week-end !!!! HEY do "boat-folk" have week-end's !!!!!! LMAO
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I rebuilt my Atomic-4. It's not a deal breaker. I don't do the "diesels are better" argument, I just dance with the one that brung me. Due prudence with fire safety and keeping water out of the fuel and you'll have a good motor there. Converting to another type means a bit of re-engineering, and that's just a pain in the a$$.
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thanks both to IMPI & lat64 !!!! yes I am a "lurker " there,and I am aware that "boat time" is way different then 'hard" time [plus it don't move rite] lol hope everyone is haveing a great week-end !!! later zenkayaker capt'n of the MOKEN "enjoy your day's,and,remember you're night's" " the only EASYDAY,was,YESTERDAY" move or die syotw somewhere
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