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Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 26-02-2011, 13:38
Replies: 32
Views: 28,752
Posted By Maddog
Re: Boom Tent

I made one out of green house shade material. Ordered from an agricluture supply house already to size at 9x12. It came with snap on plastic grommets. 4 adjustable bungies later I am good to go. It...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 17-02-2011, 19:20
Replies: 30
Views: 19,296
Posted By Maddog
Get it re-built. All that needs to be said.

Get it re-built. All that needs to be said.
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 18-11-2010, 08:31
Replies: 7
Views: 3,994
Posted By Maddog
Mine does this as well. If I raise the rpm in...

Mine does this as well. If I raise the rpm in nuetral it will stop spinning.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 27-08-2010, 16:08
Replies: 6
Views: 6,076
Posted By Maddog
We had bambooo hardwood flooring in the house. It...

We had bambooo hardwood flooring in the house. It was an engineered floor, meaning there was 3/8" of bammboo on top of the T&G substrate. The bamboo was dense, but dented very easily. I think this is...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 27-08-2010, 16:02
Replies: 5
Views: 3,235
Posted By Maddog
I use a 13 lb on a 4-107. Seems to work great.

I use a 13 lb on a 4-107. Seems to work great.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 06-08-2010, 15:12
Replies: 7
Views: 5,791
Posted By Maddog
Are you sure this isn't a grounding plate for...

Are you sure this isn't a grounding plate for lighting protection? Does any part of this lead bck to the mast?
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 05-08-2010, 07:09
Replies: 44
Views: 8,827
Posted By Maddog
I have the same engine. For about $50 you can...

I have the same engine. For about $50 you can replace the secondary filter with a spin on type. You should then have plenty of clearence to replace that filter. By the way that filter should be a 2...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 30-07-2010, 08:48
Replies: 18
Views: 8,412
Posted By Maddog
Mine has a loop from the maniflod that raises it...

Mine has a loop from the maniflod that raises it about 12-14" above the water line. This keeps any water that is in the exhaust line from backing into the engine. You could also put a valve here to...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 28-07-2010, 09:49
Replies: 53
Views: 7,087
Posted By Maddog
I believe that an ATM card will only allow basic...

I believe that an ATM card will only allow basic bank transactions at an ATM machine. A Debit Card works like an electronic check with merchants and at ATM machines - or - I could be full of crap.
...
Forum: Forum News & Announcements 28-07-2010, 07:51
Replies: 127
Views: 22,343
Posted By Maddog
Love the new look. Lighten up the green to be...

Love the new look. Lighten up the green to be more aqua. It is too close to black to see highlited or bolded text.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 23-07-2010, 08:52
Replies: 11
Views: 4,915
Posted By Maddog
Oak is very hard and has a tendency to chip when...

Oak is very hard and has a tendency to chip when you cut across the grain. Make sure your tools are sharp. Instead of Oak have you considered Ipe?
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 16-07-2010, 11:28
Replies: 98
Views: 11,412
Posted By Maddog
Captain - I was pulling the two most...

Captain -

I was pulling the two most discussed and polarizing issues that are debated on all sailing forums into this thread in an effort to stir the pot. Consider the pot stirred.
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 16-07-2010, 09:55
Replies: 98
Views: 11,412
Posted By Maddog
If I plan to dive off a 3rd world country, do I...

If I plan to dive off a 3rd world country, do I need a firearm. Should I keep one my my boat.

Which anchor should I use to hold my place against the current while I dive. I'm partial to the...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 15-07-2010, 23:16
Replies: 11
Views: 11,401
Posted By Maddog
Just got back from the boat and the permatex did...

Just got back from the boat and the permatex did the trick.

Thanks
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 15-07-2010, 23:13
Replies: 29
Views: 12,132
Posted By Maddog
Just found the same problem with mine. Then I...

Just found the same problem with mine. Then I noticed a little arcing at the output stud on the back, my amp gauge was jumping around too. Turns out the nut holding the output wire had vibrated loose...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 21-06-2010, 16:07
Replies: 114
Views: 34,764
Posted By Maddog
I'm considering this myself. Here is what I...

I'm considering this myself. Here is what I researched.

High Temperature Automotive Spray Paint - Alvin Products, Manufacturer of High Temperature Automotive Spray Paint...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 13-06-2010, 14:46
Replies: 11
Views: 11,401
Posted By Maddog
Thanks guys - Permatex it is.

Thanks guys - Permatex it is.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 13-06-2010, 10:01
Replies: 11
Views: 11,401
Posted By Maddog
Oil Senders & Teflon Tape

Ok, I just rebuilt a new gauge panel and replaced all my senders for Oil Pressure and Oil Low Pressure Alarm. They are both on a bronze "T" from the lower block. Turns out they are leaking around the...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 02-06-2010, 07:05
Replies: 4
Views: 2,591
Posted By Maddog
This is correct, you cannot run the gauge and an...

This is correct, you cannot run the gauge and an alarm off the same sender. They need to be seperate. On mine the oil senders are on a "T" fitting to seperate them. For the engine temp, there are...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 27-05-2010, 14:54
Replies: 17
Views: 4,221
Posted By Maddog
By the goevenor, I take you are refering to the...

By the goevenor, I take you are refering to the high preassure fuel pump. Nothing to tighten. Have ir rebuilt or replaced. It is not an owner freindly serviceable item
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 24-05-2010, 12:29
Replies: 9
Views: 5,700
Posted By Maddog
I'm not sure I would worry about the rpm's. I...

I'm not sure I would worry about the rpm's. I have a 4-107 and I average around 60 lbs at any speed. There might be a slight dip at idle, I'll check next time I'm out. 2200 is the top of the torque...
Forum: Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 20-05-2010, 08:00
Replies: 9
Views: 6,743
Posted By Maddog
Smuggler's would be my second choice. Last time I...

Smuggler's would be my second choice. Last time I was there, we had a pretty good wavw surge rebounding off the shore. A little farther out would have been better for us.

Not trying to scare you...
Forum: Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 19-05-2010, 20:42
Replies: 9
Views: 6,743
Posted By Maddog
Check the weather. Currently it blowing 30+ knts...

Check the weather. Currently it blowing 30+ knts from the NNW w/ 10'+ swell. Enjoy the trip.

PS. Lay the hook at Little Scorpian at the east end of Santa Cruz. You'll be happier and maybe get some...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 19-05-2010, 10:19
Replies: 27
Views: 10,559
Posted By Maddog
That is backwards, akin to idiot lights in a car....

That is backwards, akin to idiot lights in a car. Does that engine have the capacity to add the other other water temp sender? The oil should be easy.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 19-05-2010, 08:08
Replies: 7
Views: 1,742
Posted By Maddog
Guys - Gord tells me that they don't archive pdf...

Guys - Gord tells me that they don't archive pdf manuals, but provide links to their location on the interweb. The pdf I have from teleflex is a compilation of tech papers for gauges used by any...
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