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Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 26-08-2020, 06:24
Replies: 3
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Posted By FSmith
Saildrive propeller

I am currently using lightweight 2 blade aluminum props on my yanmar sd20 saildrives. I would like to go to folders or feathering but am concerned about the much heavier prop. Would a heavier prop...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 17-08-2020, 08:54
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By FSmith
Re: Jabsco vflo 5.0

I find it amazing that they still sell a defective product.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 28-07-2020, 09:48
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By FSmith
Re: Jabsco vflo 5.0

The pump shuts down and will not work. After a while it comes back to life only to shut down again. It also had a problem not shutting off when the pressure is acheived. Jabsco acknowledged these...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 28-07-2020, 07:58
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By FSmith
Jabsco vflo 5.0

This pump didn't work properly from day one. Jabsco replaced it with a conventional pump because they said that many vflo 5.0 had a problem that they didn't understand and couldn't fix. But they...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 29-06-2020, 07:46
Replies: 134
Views: 13,609
Posted By FSmith
Re: When is it too late to start living the dream?

Age is only a number. Your as YOUNG as you feel physically and mentally.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 11-02-2020, 08:21
Replies: 0
Views: 200
Posted By FSmith
Lofrans motor rebuild

We need to have our lofrans windlass motor rebuilt in San Juan, PR. Any recommendations on where to have it done there? Thanks
Forum: General Sailing Forum 25-01-2020, 12:48
Replies: 21
Views: 2,715
Posted By FSmith
Re: Buying a furler? Here's my take...

I don't remember the model but it was sized for my Valiant 32. If I remember correctly, I think the sheave axle broke or the sheave came off the axle at 3am offshore singlehanding. The unit was one...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 25-01-2020, 11:27
Replies: 21
Views: 2,715
Posted By FSmith
Re: Buying a furler? Here's my take...

I'm only giving you my experience and comments from Alado in Brazil. This was 16 years ago...no pictures.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 25-01-2020, 05:55
Replies: 21
Views: 2,715
Posted By FSmith
Re: Buying a furler? Here's my take...

I had an Alado on my valiant 32. The top sheave broke allowing the Genny to fall overboard. I could never remove the bottom paint completely off the sail. Alado told me it wasn't designed for off...
Forum: Fountaine Pajot 25-11-2019, 08:14
Replies: 32
Views: 4,263
Posted By FSmith
Re: Sailing with Genny only

Ok, myths it is. I heard this from another FP owner and thought I saw it in print but wasn't sure and glad I asked.
Forum: Fountaine Pajot 25-11-2019, 08:02
Replies: 32
Views: 4,263
Posted By FSmith
Re: Sailing with Genny only

Really Mike Pope...after owning 5 mono's, I thought I would try a sailboat with "training hulls". Thanks for your expertise.
Forum: Fountaine Pajot 22-11-2019, 09:10
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By FSmith
Sailing with Genoa only

I believe FP does not recommend sailing with only the genoa, no mainsail, on my Athena. Wouldn't sailing with a tight topping lift and tight mainsheet support the mast?
Forum: Fountaine Pajot 22-11-2019, 08:59
Replies: 32
Views: 4,263
Posted By FSmith
Sailing with Genny only

I believe fp does not recommend sailing with only the Genoa, no mainsail, on my Athena. What is the problem if you have a tight topping lift and a tight mainsheet. Wouldn't this support the mast?
Forum: Fountaine Pajot 01-08-2019, 05:04
Replies: 3
Athena 38: Water tank capacity
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Posted By FSmith
Water tank capacity

Can Athena owners tell me the size of their water tanks? We have a 2004 which I just filled at a local marina and they charged me for 160 imperial gallons. This seems high but I have only filled the...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 17-06-2019, 07:53
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By FSmith
Yanmar starter

Has anyone used an after market starter for a Yanmar 3ym30.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 22-05-2019, 11:11
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By FSmith
Shutting off refrigeration.

We are leaving the boat for about 6 weeks and I'm wondering weather to turn off the refrigeration or let it run. It's an isotherm conversion kit. I remember one person having a start-up problem...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 09-05-2019, 04:35
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By FSmith
Re: ZAR dinghy

Good reputation in the Caribbean. I believe they are a well made quality boat.
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 09-03-2019, 10:32
Replies: 50
Views: 6,698
Posted By FSmith
Re: Minimum chain length for the pacific

Thank you all for the information. As gjordan mentioned, we have a cat and I woukd like to carry the minimal amount of chain that would be necessary in most situations.
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 09-03-2019, 08:35
Replies: 50
Views: 6,698
Posted By FSmith
Minimum chain length for the pacific

What is the minimum length of chain would you consider having for crossing the pacific. I'm assuming an all chain rode is prudent.
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 30-12-2018, 19:39
Replies: 11
Views: 1,483
Posted By FSmith
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 21-12-2018, 12:25
Replies: 11
Views: 1,483
Posted By FSmith
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 21-12-2018, 10:56
Replies: 11
Views: 1,483
Posted By FSmith
Re: Tohatsu 3.5hp 2 stroke outboard

Looks like $30 ballpark.
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 20-12-2018, 13:21
Replies: 11
Views: 1,483
Posted By FSmith
Re: Tohatsu 3.5hp 2 stroke outboard

Looks like about $350 US to ship.
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 20-12-2018, 11:32
Replies: 11
Views: 1,483
Posted By FSmith
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 20-12-2018, 10:59
Replies: 11
Views: 1,483
Posted By FSmith
Tohatsu 3.5hp 2 stroke outboard

Tohatsu 3.5hp 2 stroke outboard with neutral and forward transmission. Excellent condition, short shaft. Located St. Mary's, Ga. Can ship. $350 OBO plus shipping. 941-five two...
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