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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 09-06-2017, 12:06
Replies: 7
Views: 1,822
Posted By captjcook
Re: Keel stepped mast turning blocks design

I have a 35'er, the turning blocks are tapped into an aluminum backing plate inside the coachroof in a thicker section at mast partners. It has a single 1/4" down rod to the mast step, with a pad eye...
Forum: Marine Electronics 12-04-2017, 11:42
Replies: 2
Views: 827
Posted By captjcook
Re: Navico WP4000 wheel drum

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Try poly belt as a belt supplier
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 27-03-2017, 16:48
Replies: 14
Views: 3,661
Posted By captjcook
Re: Furlex Furler: Connection Spring problem

Ok...

I am suggesting and speaking to doing some extra pm while you have to take it down anyway.

I am not near my manual...it will be a day...to reply using exact terms used...sorry, but I will...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 27-03-2017, 12:22
Replies: 14
Views: 3,661
Posted By captjcook
Re: Furlex Furler: Connection Spring problem

Hi,

Having rebuilt mine, in no way would I attempt to do this vertically! Please be safe and take it down...

The most difficult part is removal of the Sta-Lock. The rest is patience! A towel to...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 05-12-2016, 15:11
Replies: 46
Views: 5,635
Posted By captjcook
Re: Stainless Steel Cleaner

Bar Keepers Friend...(next to Ajax & Comet at grocery) is excellent for some things.

Cleaning Detail, a Mary-Kate product. I use this on stancions etc. also good for stains/rust on gelcoat.
...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-12-2016, 05:13
Replies: 102
Views: 42,855
Posted By captjcook
Re: Sailing and Boating Funny Cartoons and Photos and Art

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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 29-11-2016, 08:49
Replies: 23
Views: 12,365
Posted By captjcook
Re: New bathroom mirrors backing peeling off! Fix?

I'd be pissed too!

I remember my Dad cutting a mirror down and IIRC...he used varnish...then again that was 50 years ago...

Best of luck


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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 18-11-2016, 20:19
Replies: 42
Views: 7,649
Posted By captjcook
How to cut fiberglass in a straight line

A 4" diamond blade ( think "tile blade", Makita makes a good one) in an angle grinder using metal guide (double sticky tape, protect your work, lightly score full line, maybe several times depending...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 11-11-2016, 06:38
Replies: 14
Views: 2,020
Posted By captjcook
Re: Help Calorifier Problems M135 Perkins

I thought long and hard...how to respond...

First, I can relate to your frustration. I see stuff like this, way to often. Learned not to get hung up on why.

I have learned to just be happy when...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 10-11-2016, 15:28
Replies: 14
Views: 2,020
Posted By captjcook
Re: Help Calorifier Problems M135 Perkins

My pleasure...

Not always the things we don't know...sometimes it's the things we think we know for sure, that are wrong...something my Dad used to say...


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Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 10-11-2016, 14:53
Replies: 14
Views: 2,020
Posted By captjcook
Re: Help Calorifier Problems M135 Perkins

Page 63

https://www.maritimepropulsion.com/files/pdf/1001294

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Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 10-11-2016, 04:48
Replies: 14
Views: 2,020
Posted By captjcook
Help Calorifier Problems M135 Perkins

A simple guess...

Your loop is not connected in the path of flow. Both calorifier connections are on the same side, whether pressure or return, resulting in no flow.

Edit: In your case, my...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 06-11-2016, 00:00
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By captjcook
Re: 87 Suzuki dt4 lower unit seal kit needed.

Here is a water pump kit...they have a DT-4 manual if you dig a bit...looks like lower seals are o-rings...
You might give them a call?
...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 31-10-2016, 18:32
Replies: 58
Views: 6,757
Posted By captjcook
Re: Making A Mattress

Good foam is no longer cheap....

Many cushion makers use this...

...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 30-10-2016, 05:40
Replies: 1
Views: 851
Posted By captjcook
Re: Engines and gearboxes

In 1984, I had a 43', 35,000 lb boat built. I had the choice of engines and dId substantial research. I chose the Ford/Lehman engine as was used worldwide as a tractor engine...speaks to reliability...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 23-10-2016, 09:51
Replies: 9
Views: 2,767
Posted By captjcook
Re: Fort Lauderdale haul out and Dry Store

Marina Road Boatyard is crammed full ATM...

LMC (Lauderdale Marine Center) safe and clean...probably not the cheapest. East of I-95.


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Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 23-10-2016, 09:43
Replies: 8
Want To Buy: autohelm 3000
Views: 1,375
Posted By captjcook
Re: autohelm 3000

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Autohelm-3000-Autopilot-complete-excellent-condition-Raymarine-/112161000121?hash=item1a1d510ab9:g:jgUAAOSw4shX-Thj&vxp=mtr

Saw this the other day...not mine...


Sent...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 21-10-2016, 08:39
Replies: 8
Views: 1,083
Posted By captjcook
Re: Water in diesel

Many if not most fuel tanks are built without drain fittings. As in not if but when they will leak.

DeepFrz has it...although, it might be prudent to polish fuel in the tanks to remove any water...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 18-10-2016, 12:52
Replies: 11
Views: 1,459
Posted By captjcook
Re: Advice on resealing port lights w/ wood (teak?) trim

It's kinda opening the proverbial can of worms.

I recommend making new...some of the old is rotten, some scrubbed down and wavy. When you pull bungs out it is difficult not to inflict damage. You...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 16-10-2016, 11:18
Replies: 1
Views: 1,814
Posted By captjcook
Re: Standard Horizon WS45 and parts

I have been looking into this...My good buddy (he did go up my mast) just dropped my WS-1 transducer on the deck, I believe they are the same. Replacements non-existent.

The old Ray Marine ST-60...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 07-10-2016, 05:30
Replies: 35
Views: 4,331
Posted By captjcook
Re: Lens replacement for contacts

My neighbor had lens replacement, (cataracts) both eyes...he absolutely loves it...been a couple of years. I had Lasik maybe ten years ago...no complaints, well I do have to wear eyeglasses to remove...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 01-10-2016, 13:38
Replies: 638
Views: 82,227
Posted By captjcook
re: The Frugal (AKA poor) Sailor

I have a good friend from St Vincent...he bought a lot of used tires. I was trying to explain the false economy of this, the time spent etc., the difference between frugal and cheap...he came to a...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 19-09-2016, 10:49
Replies: 3
Views: 2,846
Posted By captjcook
Re: Wheelpilot 5000 system/spares

I'll be backup!


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Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 16-09-2016, 03:53
Replies: 35
Views: 4,657
Posted By captjcook
Re: how much air conditioning

24k + 5k = 29k btu

16k + 8k + 5k= 29k btu

Power requirements are roughly the same. Not getting around adding more shore power unless you don't go beyond one 16k.

Very common to use 1 larger...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 15-09-2016, 15:58
Replies: 35
Views: 4,657
Posted By captjcook
Re: how much air conditioning

Was just about to say that SM...

I had a Formosa 44 (Spindrift 43) had it built in 1984.

If you have the galley down layout...

I suggest putting an 8k in the fwd hanging locker, a 12k (16k...
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