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Forum: Challenges 14-10-2015, 11:08
Replies: 19
Views: 6,019
Posted By Contraman
Re: Bite/Pimples on my Neck after Cleaning Boat Bottom

Thanks for the feedback. My bites are almost entirely on my neck which was NOT covered by my suit. I also have two on the top of my left hand also not covered by suit or clothing. Does this rule out...
Forum: Challenges 13-10-2015, 16:27
Replies: 19
Views: 6,019
Posted By Contraman
Bite/Pimples on my Neck after Cleaning Boat Bottom

I was doing a final cleaning of my boat bottom prior to hauling. Had a wet suit on but my neck was exposed. I used a white 3m pad and was vigorous in cleaning off the slime and raised some anti...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 20-09-2015, 07:10
Replies: 23
Views: 7,210
Posted By Contraman
Re: Removing Rust Stains on Deck

I'm leaning towards the Oxalic acid route. The rust specs are widely distributed on the deck. What precautions do I need to take for me and the boat when using this product.

Thanks for the...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 19-09-2015, 21:31
Replies: 23
Views: 7,210
Posted By Contraman
Removing Rust Stains on Deck

I was refinishing my hatch boards on the boat and made a big mistake of using steel wool. I now have rust spots in many places on my deck. What's the best advice for removal?


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Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-03-2015, 16:40
Replies: 33
Views: 24,211
Posted By Contraman
Re: How to Get Rid of Derelict Boat w/o Sinking it

My youngest son and I cut up a thirty foot Pearson in our driveway and salvaged the valuable parts including lead @.40 a lb. Mostly used sawalls and skill saw to get the fiberglass off the lead. Not...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 06-05-2014, 08:11
Replies: 23
Views: 2,987
Posted By Contraman
Re: Missing Sailor Long Island Sound

Very sad indeed. I went early Sunday morning from Huntington Harbor into the Sound, but fortunately had to be back by 11am for a gathering. It was really blowing hard at 11am. Can't imagine what it...
Forum: Our Community 13-04-2014, 19:04
Replies: 239
Views: 16,843
Posted By Contraman
Re: Tolerance

I highly recommend this TED talk by Jonathan Haidt as an explanation of intolerance in general. It's rooted in our tribal gene. He speaks on the moral roots of Liberals and Conservatives but it...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 22-01-2014, 17:08
Replies: 19
Views: 2,475
Posted By Contraman
Re: Alternator Wiring Help

This is helpful. I'm planning on keeping the present alternator, so I'll keep the present alternator grounding set up until I decide to upgrade or it fails. I now understand the alternator wiring...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 22-01-2014, 09:00
Replies: 19
Views: 2,475
Posted By Contraman
Re: Alternator Wiring Help

The snow storm kept me busy, but I'm back to get clarification of my alternator ground wire. The only other wire that comes off my alternator is the red/yellow splotched wire pictured below(it's a...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 20-01-2014, 13:39
Replies: 19
Views: 2,475
Posted By Contraman
Re: Alternator Wiring Help

I've already read the info that Stu provided and also pretty much everything written by Mainesail. Their ideas are the basis for my present plan. You guys are the best.

I believe Skip has...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 20-01-2014, 11:56
Replies: 19
Views: 2,475
Posted By Contraman
Re: Alternator Wiring Help

Here's a clarification of my question... have I put the red wire on the right alternator terminal to run directly to my house battery to operate my new ACR set up? I'm looking for hand-holding...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 20-01-2014, 10:54
Replies: 19
Views: 2,475
Posted By Contraman
Alternator Wiring Help

I'm replacing my battery isolator with a Blue Sea ACR. After reading advice here and elsewhere, I'm wiring my alternator output directly to the house battery. I've disconnected an orange #8 wire that...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 09-12-2013, 12:24
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By Contraman
Re: Repair of Water Pump Pedestal for 5411 Universal

1. how to clean and prepare the metal(solvents, sanding, etc).
2. How to apply the JB Weld in 35 degree weather? How much weld do you put on the broken off pieces? How do you keep them in place...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 07-12-2013, 22:19
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By Contraman
Re: Repair of Water Pump Pedestal for 5411 Universal

Here's another picture with the broken pieces held in place.

http://www.cruisersforum.com/attachments/photobucket/img_1409757_0_42fc02ec219c316f3f7b9bc2fe8d8241.jpg...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 07-12-2013, 22:17
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By Contraman
Repair of Water Pump Pedestal for 5411 Universal

I had to remove my Oberdorfer water pump and had a corroded bolt and torqued off the bolt head. In the process of extracting the bolt I fractured the section of the pedestal receiving the bolt(see...
Forum: Marinas 01-12-2013, 14:19
Replies: 3
Views: 1,195
Posted By Contraman
Re: West Shore Marina Huntington Harbor, Long Island

I have a Mooring with Coneys in Huntington Harbor. There's a buoyed channel right to the West Shore slips. Coney's launch service is right next to Prime. I don't remember the music being especially...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 13-08-2013, 15:50
Replies: 10
Views: 1,526
Posted By Contraman
Sheared Bolt Head on a Universal 5411 Water Pump

I was attempting to switch out a water pump for a Univeral 5411- it's a long story but I have two engines and the present water pump has a leaking water seal on the impeller shaft so I wanted to...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 31-07-2013, 08:28
Replies: 33
Views: 2,949
Posted By Contraman
Re: No Exhaust Water

I'm all fixed up and was very lucky dollar wise. My water lift box is mettle and continues to function well. I had been told that my exhaust hose would be melted but when I took it off it looked fine...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 30-07-2013, 08:38
Replies: 6
Views: 1,513
Posted By Contraman
Re: Canals From Northern France To Med

The Wealth Channel show "A Distant Shore" had several segments on their French canal trip from Le Havre down to the Mediterranean on a Southerly 49 with a variable keel. This latter fact was critical...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 29-07-2013, 20:02
Replies: 33
Views: 2,949
Posted By Contraman
Re: No Exhaust Water

After a week long family reunion, I'm back and now have water coming out the exhaust and cooling the engine! Just returned from a beautiful sail and feeling back in love with the boat. After...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 20-07-2013, 18:05
Replies: 33
Views: 2,949
Posted By Contraman
Re: No Exhaust Water

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"The only hose and elbow fittings that I not checked go from the engine to the manifold. " There is a hose from the engine to the manifold? isnt the manifold bolted right...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 20-07-2013, 12:29
Replies: 33
Views: 2,949
Posted By Contraman
Re: No Exhaust Water

Still not getting water out exhaust. Biggest problem seems to be a restriction still in the foe of water to the "muffler." The mixing elbow at the exhaust is fine. The only hose and elbow fittings...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 19-07-2013, 20:20
Replies: 33
Views: 2,949
Posted By Contraman
Re: No Exhaust Water

When you use the term "exhaust trap" are you taking about the "muffler" that is fed by a rubber hose coming from a metal exhaust pipe from the engine and then has another rubber hose carrying the...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 19-07-2013, 18:36
Replies: 33
Views: 2,949
Posted By Contraman
Re: No Exhaust Water

Thanks for the help. Love these forums. I have one for my motorcycle that has been equally helpful for someone like me who thinks he's handy and knows he's cheap.

I started at the begining and...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 19-07-2013, 13:21
Replies: 33
Views: 2,949
Posted By Contraman
Re: No Exhaust Water

I'm not sure what the mixing elbow is. I have a 5411 engine manual in front of me. In the sea water circulation diagram there's the "engine to manifold hose" and a "water to exhaust line and muffler"...
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