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Forum: General Sailing Forum 03-10-2018, 19:20
Replies: 14
Views: 1,649
Posted By Billnpr
Re: Small boat Gulf Stream Crossing

Check out this sight for the trip in a Macger 26S
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 02-10-2018, 11:46
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By Billnpr
Re: MacGregor 26 water ballast leaking

If the previous owner left the boat in the water there could have been growth around the seal. The growth could have then prevented resealing.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 27-09-2018, 10:15
Replies: 87
Views: 4,775
Posted By Billnpr
Re: I am now a sailboat owner... 26 MacGregor

1991 M26S . Senna will pull it easily. I pull mine locally with old Ford Ranger 4.3 , standard transmission. Low tide pull up a little and let water drain. If the ramp is slick, invite the...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-09-2018, 11:25
Replies: 29
Views: 1,796
Posted By Billnpr
Re: Fuel Tank needs cleaning?

Used bioside and still had the fuel line clog before the fuel even got to the filters. Thatwas after having the fuel polished less than a year earlier. I would recomend having the fuel polished by a...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 18-07-2018, 19:18
Replies: 110
Views: 10,074
Posted By Billnpr
Re: Re-insulating My Refrig. Box the Hard Way.

Spray foam will absorb water from any source.
Forum: Navigation 24-06-2018, 18:52
Replies: 80
Views: 9,132
Posted By Billnpr
Re: Computer navigation and tablet advice for idiot please!

Keep it simple go to the Navionics web site and see what tablets are compatible the go to a store and play or search on the internet to see what completes your needs.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 20-05-2018, 17:27
Replies: 10
Views: 1,635
Posted By Billnpr
Re: advice which navionics ?

I have a NuShield Screen Protector on my Samsung tablet and phone. This shield wasdeveloped for use in surgery rooms. I now use both with Navonics on my sailboat in the sun with little problems.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 02-05-2018, 11:35
Replies: 21
Views: 2,650
Posted By Billnpr
Re: How to check fuel tank

We just did a sail from Tarpon Springs to Key West. The motor stopped after running about 6 hours. We found out that Diesel grows bacteria even after having the fuel polished a year ago. In the...
Forum: Marine Electronics 13-02-2018, 17:51
Replies: 111
Views: 12,538
Posted By Billnpr
Re: IPad for Navigation FAQ 2018

NuShield is a sun screen film which I have used on my phone and Tablet, on land or on my sailboat. It was developed for use in surgery rooms. They have one for any phone or tablet.
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 08-11-2017, 12:08
Replies: 29
Views: 4,874
Posted By Billnpr
Re: Mercury 9.9 won't start for the life of me... what's next?

KISS, not recommended by many because of no lubrication, get a can of starter fluid from any store . Spray it in the carb , and it should fire up. Now you know that it is a carb issue. Proceed to...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 24-10-2017, 13:40
Replies: 26
Views: 7,982
Posted By Billnpr
Re: Leaving Dock in a Breeze - How to Attract Attention

Like Dick stated above, the landing, docking, should reflect the skills of the Captain and not the weight of the boat. There are too many things that can be crushed in a landing from the dock itself...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 17-09-2017, 16:29
Replies: 29
Views: 2,837
Posted By Billnpr
Re: Motorhome and sailboat in tow

I pull 2 horses, 2000 pounds, with my Winnebago Warrior and don't know that they are back there. That is the same as some cars or trucks that you see them tow. I had a flat tire once on the trailer...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 14-08-2017, 15:10
Replies: 90
Views: 9,386
Posted By Billnpr
Re: I hate my dinghy motor

I fight this problem on my Yamaha 8.8regularly. I do use non-ethanol gas in all my small engines. I run carbs dry. The little left in the line or filter will dry out leaving blue dandruff size flakes...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 10-10-2016, 09:23
Replies: 28
Views: 2,393
Posted By Billnpr
Re: Any one know of any good modifications for a 1976 26' tanzer, yes, we have a proj

Old,old mercury did have a 40 which was 4hp. Not big enough for you and if used in salt water probably eaten up aluminum.
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 28-09-2016, 15:00
Replies: 15
Views: 6,556
Posted By Billnpr
Re: Honda 4 stroke 15HP Carb Cleaning

You might also look for a fuel filter on the gas line between the fuel pump and the engine hose fitting. My Yamaha 8hp has one about the size of your last thumb joint. Running the carb dry still...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 15-08-2016, 11:10
Replies: 14
Views: 1,159
Posted By Billnpr
Re: OB starts, runs, but stalls at idle.

Have a 4stroke 8 hp Yamaha myself. You perfectly described the low speed jet clog. 2 bolts to remove the carburetor. Use small screwdrivers to remove the Jets, laying all parts on a towel so that...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 26-07-2016, 18:52
Replies: 62
Views: 5,500
Posted By Billnpr
Re: What would you suggest for a learning boat?

You can also look at The Trailer Sailor ( . This site list many trailer sailboats and discussions.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 26-07-2016, 07:39
Replies: 62
Views: 5,500
Posted By Billnpr
Re: What would you suggest for a learning boat?

My vote is for a Catalina 22 or venture 21. Both boats have good Web site with active following all willing to give help. Resale value for both is stable. Easy to rig and many sail sail...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 25-07-2016, 18:47
Replies: 62
Views: 5,500
Posted By Billnpr
Re: What would you suggest for a learning boat?

I have a MacGregor 26c water ballest. Hunter has a similar boat. The wife and I have camped on the water and in a Walmart parking lot with RVs. I pull my MacGregor 10 miles to the ramp with a Ford...
Forum: Powered Boats 27-11-2015, 17:43
Replies: 17
Views: 2,653
Posted By Billnpr
Re: cruising the homosassa and/or crystal rivers

Look at what used to be called the cross Florida barge canal. At Hy19 bridge there are camp grounds on both the North and South side. There even is a boat ramp with docks just past the bridge.
Forum: Classifieds Archive 19-11-2015, 14:02
Replies: 16
Views: 4,733
Posted By Billnpr
Re: Free Sail Boat Project

Does not have the lines of a South Coast Seacraft.
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