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Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 07-04-2018, 16:17
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By drew23
bonding

hey all,

at some point, every through-hull, deck fitting, stanchion and chainplate on my 1970 Islander 34 was bonded together. over the years that system has fallen into disrepair (and been...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 21-12-2017, 12:46
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By drew23
Yanmar 2GM20 problems

it's always tiny things that add up to big problems, isn't it?

(tl;dr: my 2gm20 will start with one cylinder decompressed, but immediately dies when I put the compression lever back into the...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 10-05-2017, 09:04
Replies: 0
Views: 400
Posted By drew23
preparing the head for dry storage

hey all,

I have a Groco Model-K head with a fresh (~3 months) rebuild kit installed. I'm putting the boat back into dry storage for the summer, and that season could stretch into two or three if...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 25-04-2017, 10:54
Replies: 4,226
Views: 777,035
Posted By drew23
Re: Trimaran - Especially Searunner - Owners

http://riotnrrd.com/skitch/espiritu_santo-20170425-115353.jpg

hello from Isla Espiritu Santo, Baja California Sur, Mexico! :D
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 23-04-2017, 12:39
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By drew23
jerry jugs?

hey,

on one of my boats I have four really nice, thick, 'Rubbermaid'-brand 6G diesel jerry cans that have held up admirably for about ten years, but my new sailboat has none. I can't seem to find...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 17-03-2017, 16:47
Replies: 462
Views: 26,954
Posted By drew23
Re: Metric system dumbs us down.

you know, I've ranted about this for years - but here's the rub.

I've long since forgiven Americans for not using metric - it's not your fault, it's just what you were taught. HOWEVER, there's one...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 17-03-2017, 14:07
Replies: 4,226
Views: 777,035
Posted By drew23
Re: Trimaran - Especially Searunner - Owners

well, I just simplified things :) I removed the forwardmost turning block and unfastened the uphaul line from the centerboard, and I added a figure-eight cleat to the mast about two feet off the...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 17-03-2017, 10:02
Replies: 4,226
Views: 777,035
Posted By drew23
Re: Trimaran - Especially Searunner - Owners

ahh, interesting - my centerboard trunk does not have a cover, most of it (except the portions covered by the mast and the binnacle) is open to the sky. mostly because I haven't ever gotten around to...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 16-03-2017, 18:03
Replies: 4,226
Views: 777,035
Posted By drew23
Re: Trimaran - Especially Searunner - Owners

hey - ever since tossing out my old, swollen, delaminated centerboard and shaping and glassing a shiny new one, I've been loving the fact that I don't have to haul a line to swing the board up into...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 27-02-2017, 12:54
Replies: 12
Views: 1,529
Posted By drew23
sail handling, lazyjacks vs. stackpack vs. ???

hey all,

I'm currently shopping for a new set of sails for my little Islander 34, getting her ready for an extended voyage from California north to Canada for the summer, then south again in the...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 27-02-2017, 12:46
Replies: 34
Views: 3,412
Posted By drew23
Re: Flushing with fresh water

ground out the 3/4" hole to about 5" slowly sloping outwards. West System 404 high-density adhesive filler to a wood plug matching the core of the hull, glued in place. 4" and 2" patches of biaxial...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 26-02-2017, 11:51
Replies: 34
Views: 3,412
Posted By drew23
Re: Flushing with fresh water

sadly the sink drain is above the waterline, and the toilet intake is a good seven or eight feet away, hose-wise. it makes more sense to just keep closer tabs on keeping the effluent line flushed...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 26-02-2017, 08:22
Replies: 34
Views: 3,412
Posted By drew23
Re: Flushing with fresh water

damn. looks like I'm re-installing that through hull fitting. :(

good to know, at least I didn't contaminate my tanks and get myself or my guests sick! thanks Peggie, your posts are always well...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 25-02-2017, 09:29
Replies: 34
Views: 3,412
Posted By drew23
Flushing with fresh water

hey,

I have a Groco Model-K head. I just replaced all the effluent hoses for the first time in a few years, and they were pretty gunked up with calcium, so I want to change the flushing water from...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 16-02-2017, 08:56
Replies: 4,226
Views: 777,035
Posted By drew23
Re: Trimaran - Especially Searunner - Owners

also hey guys! I'm back in Mexico, living/working on my Searunner 37 s/v TIE Fighter in the boatyard in San Carlos near s/v Coraz˛n. I'll be cruising Mexico until late April, then heading off on a...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 16-02-2017, 08:53
Replies: 4,226
Views: 777,035
Posted By drew23
Re: Trimaran - Especially Searunner - Owners

just saw this Searunner 34 posted on Craigslist, looks like it needs some TLC but the price is certainly right! https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/boa/6004071099.html
Forum: Navigation 16-02-2017, 08:51
Replies: 3
Views: 786
Posted By drew23
masthead instrument replacement

hey,

not sure where this thread should go - I would say "electronics", but it's not comms/av, and it's not batteries/solar... I guess it's navigation.

my masthead instrument broke again. my...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 22-06-2016, 11:26
Replies: 17
Views: 2,043
Posted By drew23
Recommendations of places to buy line online?

Hey folks,

I'm looking for some running rigging online - I buy pretty much everything through Amazon Prime these days, but I don't see many options on there for running rigging, so I'm looking for...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 08-06-2016, 12:38
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By drew23
jackline color

hey all,

I'm building up some jacklines and safety tethers for my boat, planning on an extended cruise of the Pacific in about a year. I'm reading voraciously and taking into account pretty much...
Forum: Marine Electronics 25-05-2016, 12:17
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By drew23
Re: Masthead antennas and interference

Hey Erik, thanks for the reply - can you tell me which wind gauge you have?

regarding wifi signal loss - as @senormechanico says, it's not a coax connection, a Ubiquiti Bullet is a wifi router...
Forum: Marine Electronics 24-05-2016, 15:07
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By drew23
Masthead antennas and interference

Hey all,

I'm about to pull my mast for stripping and repainting, and I'm planning out the masthead instruments now. I'll have a LunaSea LED tricolor light that purportedly has no RF leakage... but...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 02-04-2016, 17:23
Replies: 12
Views: 2,459
Posted By drew23
Re: 76 Islander 34 good cruiser?

hmm, that's one I haven't quite solved yet - is your propane stored in an isolated locker, vented overboard? can you post a pic?

not sure yet whether I'm going to build myself a locker in that...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 01-04-2016, 13:07
Replies: 12
Views: 2,459
Posted By drew23
Re: 76 Islander 34 good cruiser?

oh, and does anyone have a higher-resolution version of the line drawing found at sailboatdata? they have one, but it's too low-res to make out any of the labels on things. I'm pretty sure I know...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 01-04-2016, 12:58
Replies: 12
Views: 2,459
Posted By drew23
Re: 76 Islander 34 good cruiser?

hey all,

I acquired a 1974 Islander 34 a few months ago, and have been slowly working my way through all the internal systems (pulling 30 years of old wires, replacing the porta-potty with a Lavac...
Forum: Navigation 30-03-2016, 11:55
Replies: 4
Views: 1,212
Posted By drew23
Re: Looking To Upgrade Instruments

thanks all for your input!

just to follow up - currently I'm looking at installing the Maretron WSO100 or possibly the Airmar 220WX for my masthead, since both of them have no moving parts and...
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