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Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 26-06-2022, 20:56
Replies: 11
Views: 2,507
Posted By RLaird
Re: Hans Christian 34 $29,900-negotiable

Tony,
Beats me how I'd get to Trinidad but I sure would appreciate it if you could share the pics and details. Super long shot so only if it's an easy copy/send.
Thanks much!
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 11-06-2022, 17:28
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By RLaird
Re: Do I need to replace my inverter?

The Freedom XC is not the 2000. Yes the 2000 is a vintage inverter charger.
Best to read the manual for both the batteries and inverter but it is my understanding (as owner of a Freedom 2500 I-C )...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 15-03-2022, 19:28
Replies: 0
Views: 164
Posted By RLaird
Caliber 35 Windlass

Hope this isn't too product specific but...
Marina neighbor has a 35' Caliber. There are two anchors on the sprit. They feed by hand into a large barn door divided locker.
What I really am hoping...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 13-02-2022, 20:35
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By RLaird
Re: Looking for ProFurl P31 foil section

I have a complete Furler that Iíll need to check/measure up. Will advise.
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 26-10-2021, 19:40
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By RLaird
Boat Mags: Wooden Boat, Messing About, Good Old Boat

I have assorted years of Wooden Boat, Good Old Boat and Messing about in Boats, plus a few years of Practical Sailor that I would like to donate. The Wooden Boat Center in Washington sells used...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 23-09-2021, 09:58
Replies: 34
Views: 3,182
Posted By RLaird
Re: Leaky Diesel Fuel Tank - Fix or Replace?

I may have missed it but...
You should have a pressure test done to assure that you are barking up the correct tree. Not challenging to assemble and might find a different culprit.
Just a thought
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 15-09-2021, 09:52
Replies: 0
Views: 235
Posted By RLaird
Steersman Autopilot Experience

Looking for an autopilot in the 'wind powered' category.

My vessel is a Pacific Seacraft 31 and I sail mostly single handed. Getting on in years but still have some dreams of getting out of the...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 14-07-2021, 09:51
Replies: 63
Views: 6,612
Posted By RLaird
Re: Yanmar 3GM30 white smoke (help)

Might want to check your oil
If overfilled May be faulty injector
Also might do an oil change and inspect for water in the oil by separation
Note that fuel will mix with and thin the oil while...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 30-05-2021, 13:38
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By RLaird
Re: Honda 5HP 4 Stroke Outboard

Ed,
It's a 2006.
It comes with the external tank and hose assembly.
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 29-05-2021, 18:11
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By RLaird
Re: Honda 5HP 4 Stroke Outboard

Ed,
Yes, it is.
Ran it in the tub last week.

I'm in Media but boat is on the Bohemia. I haven't used this motor since I sold my trailor sailor a few boats ago.
I have it on Craigslist in DE...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 23-05-2021, 08:41
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By RLaird
Re: Delamination / Core repair Lazaret

Thanks Folks,
The Lazaret has been sitting in the basement since last fall when I made a temporary plywood substitute. The glass was removed as it had delaminated from the ply but most of the ply...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 22-05-2021, 15:13
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By RLaird
Delamination / Core repair Lazaret

Before I go overboard on this bit of core repair on a lazaret. The main damage was at the bedding of the hinge screws but I can't decide whether to remove all of the glass down to the core or just...
Forum: Our Community 18-05-2021, 08:55
Replies: 22
Views: 1,743
Posted By RLaird
Re: Just bought my first sailboat

Nice good old boat!
Have you tried to start the engine? My Yanmar sat for four years and she started up fine after oil & filter change
Where on NE Chessie
I might be close enough to lend a hand...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 15-05-2021, 08:49
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By RLaird
Re: Profurl LC42 or LCI42 for parts

Sorry but its either an LC31 or 32.
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 15-05-2021, 08:35
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By RLaird
Re: Profurl LC42 or LCI42 for parts

Hi there. I will have to do some research. It's been a few years since I removed the Profurl from my PSC-31. I had it for sale used but got no takers. I need to confirm the model, as soon as I...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 30-04-2021, 12:30
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By RLaird
Honda 5HP 4 Stroke Outboard

Selling a 5 horse Honda that has extremely few hours. Purchased for my Rob Roy 23 that was sold many years ago with it's original 2 cylinder motor after I got the carb replaced. This one has been...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 04-03-2021, 18:22
Replies: 6
For Sale: Norvane self steer
Views: 1,714
Posted By RLaird
Re: Norvane self steer

Keelcooler,
Hi there. I am checking to see whether you sold the Norvane. I expect it would work well with my PSC-31....


Thanks!
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 02-03-2021, 11:08
Replies: 31
Views: 5,074
Posted By RLaird
Re: Replacing Floor boards in the Salon

When I replaced the floor in my Bayfield it was T&H veneer on ply. Lots of bunged screws. Drilled out the bungs with a forsner bit ? and carefully pulled everything
Think I had to make a full...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 02-09-2020, 07:42
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By RLaird
Re: Raritan HF Pump resistance

Hi Peggie,
The head is strbd aft in cabin separated from the tank by a hanging locker so quite close. Maybe 3 or four feet.
I only had some 12 gauge electric wire which made the 90 degree bend but...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 01-09-2020, 18:07
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By RLaird
Re: Raritan HF Pump resistance

Thanks Peggie!
Yes, that would be the 'Oh-Duah'. It is a Groco of course.
I tried using a power washer today after the wire wouldn't make the trip. No luck.
I can relieve the pressure by...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 31-08-2020, 13:51
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By RLaird
Raritan HF Pump resistance

Regret to ask a question that has probably been asked gazzilion times.
Hoping the Head Mistress can make it simple but open to all feedback. ( I did try to search with some marginal results:peace:...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 20-08-2020, 20:57
Replies: 4
Views: 969
Posted By RLaird
Re: ST4000+ complete system

Is this still available? Mine is fine, for now... Spares wouldn't hurt.

thanks
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 20-08-2020, 19:58
Replies: 1
Want To Buy: Datamarine
Views: 396
Posted By RLaird
Re: Datamarine

I guess you are aware that DMI marine in MA sells them. I know someone in NC who will be upgrading her electronics soon and the head unit was just rebuilt and mounted less than a month ago. I have...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 07-07-2020, 14:52
Replies: 10
Views: 2,694
Posted By RLaird
Re: Scanmar Monitor Windvane w Wheel Kit - Complete (2013)

Looks like a great fit for my Pacific Seacraft 31? I need to look at the map to see how far you are from Charleston/Seabrook.
Will you remove or looking for the buyer to take it off? Tough time to...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 07-07-2020, 14:15
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By RLaird
Rebedding Deck Hardware

Hope this hasn't been covered 50 times before but... Sorry if so.


Surveyor tells buyer, "All deck hardware should be rebedded every 5 years."


Is this legit? I'd like a better...
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