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Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 24-02-2021, 07:31
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By Downeaster
NEW B&G/Simrad NAIS-500 AIS Class B Transponder for sale

Brand new, unopened box. It was a gift but I already have one.

https://www.bandg.com/bg/type/vhf-ais/nais-500/

$700 market price. Selling for $595 + shipping.

Location: Boston
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 23-02-2021, 10:15
Replies: 17
Views: 2,159
Posted By Downeaster
Re: Volvo D2 75F Waste-gate stuck

Thanks for the update. Yeah, I also had to replace the sail drive which required complete removal of the engine. Only 1600 hours... I will second your '$$$' comment :facepalm:
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 21-02-2021, 07:29
Replies: 17
Views: 2,159
Posted By Downeaster
Re: Volvo D2 75F Waste-gate stuck

Hi all - did anyone ever settle any of this? My D2-75F wastegate is frozen. I'll be trying to free it up once I get the exhaust riser removed. Any tips for freeing it?

Also - this topic has...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 22-01-2021, 13:38
Replies: 65
Views: 5,605
Posted By Downeaster
Re: Is this the difference between Cetol and varnish?

Hi everyone - thank you all again for the amazing insights and tips. I'm happy to report that the small piece (image shown in the first post of this thread) now looks almost like GLASS. Sanding...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 19-01-2021, 06:05
Replies: 65
Views: 5,605
Posted By Downeaster
Re: Is this the difference between Cetol and varnish?

This is one of the reasons I've been looking into this. If you read all the tests and comparisons Cetol comes out well but doesn't look as good as varnish. But in what way? The tests use the...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 18-01-2021, 15:54
Replies: 65
Views: 5,605
Posted By Downeaster
Re: Is this the difference between Cetol and varnish?

Ok - update from the OP here. I sanded two pieces - one with an orbital sander, one by hand. Both with 320 grit. I was interested to see that the 'low spots' are indeed aligned with the grain (see...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-01-2021, 16:03
Replies: 65
Views: 5,605
Posted By Downeaster
Re: Is this the difference between Cetol and varnish?

Thank you, Woodland Hills! I was about to post that very question (ie. whether or not a random oscillating sander would work) :-)
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-01-2021, 12:32
Replies: 65
Views: 5,605
Posted By Downeaster
Re: Is this the difference between Cetol and varnish?

Thanks for all the great responses! I'm going to insert some sanding and try a couple more coats. Really appreciate the collective wisdom.

Cheechako - this is from my cockpit table so exterior.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-01-2021, 07:25
Replies: 65
Views: 5,605
Posted By Downeaster
Is this the difference between Cetol and varnish?

This is my first experience with any type of varnishing. I've read a lot about Cetol versus varnish but it seems to come down to whether the aesthetic advantage for varnish is worth the additional...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 13-01-2021, 14:52
Replies: 36
Views: 17,118
Posted By Downeaster
Re: Sail Drives, The Good, The Bad and Ugly

I can speak from current experience and its definitely the ugly. My Volvo Penta 150S saildrive has only 1600 hours and has clutch issues. Very dangerous failure mode... It would unpredictably not...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 07-01-2021, 06:51
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By Downeaster
Re: Prop circles

I was a bit worried about mentioning it, but on one of the blades the circles are in a very particular pattern that exactly matches a constellation in the Andromeda Galaxy. That one also glows in...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 07-01-2021, 05:54
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By Downeaster
Re: Prop circles

I talked to a prop shop and they also thought it was from barnacles left to long on the blades before I purchased the boat. No pink ruled out galvanic/electrolytic corrosion. Cavitation is...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 05-01-2021, 06:45
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By Downeaster
Re: Prop circles

Yes, the positions are definitely random. All three blades, both sides, random pattern including some near the hub. Most are too deep to sand out, I'm afraid. Most were fair to the surface and not...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 04-01-2021, 09:36
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By Downeaster
Re: Prop circles

Thanks for the link. Yes, I was wondering about that too. But the circles are not in any sort of regular pattern and some are close to the hub. I don't know much about cavitation but it sounds...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 04-01-2021, 08:20
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By Downeaster
Prop circles

My Flexofold 3-blade saildrive prop (20") has some etched 'circles' on the blades (see photo below). They are not deep - maybe the thickness of a fingernail at most. But too deep to buff out.
...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 18-08-2020, 14:27
Replies: 16
Views: 1,115
Posted By Downeaster
Re: Can you feel your sails flog through the deck?

Everyone - thank you for the great responses and insights.

My summary is that this seems to be a normal phenomenon - perhaps amplified by the self-tacking jib which was probably banging the end...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 18-08-2020, 08:18
Replies: 16
Views: 1,115
Posted By Downeaster
Re: Can you feel your sails flog through the deck?

That makes perfect sense - thank you. Ha - good question, I was tacking from a reach on one of the occasions. For beating - and I have to say - the self tacking was amazing.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 18-08-2020, 08:16
Replies: 16
Views: 1,115
Posted By Downeaster
Re: Can you feel your sails flog through the deck?

Thanks for the response. The shudder (very slight by the way) was just a couple times as the jib was being trimmed in. So the sails were fine. Sounds like it may not be too unusual.

I just had...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 18-08-2020, 05:13
Replies: 16
Views: 1,115
Posted By Downeaster
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 18-08-2020, 05:07
Replies: 16
Views: 1,115
Posted By Downeaster
Can you feel your sails flog through the deck?

Test sailed a 46', higher end monohull production boat. Fractional rig with tacking jib. In 20 kt gusts you could feel a bit of a 'shudder' in the deck (cockpit seats and sole) when the jib was...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 20-06-2017, 07:06
Replies: 3
Views: 843
Posted By Downeaster
Re: Para Tech Sea Anchor 12' Parachute

Located in MA. I would do $275 + shipping.
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 19-06-2017, 13:18
Replies: 3
Views: 843
Posted By Downeaster
Para Tech Sea Anchor 12' Parachute

About 20 years old but never used. All the components look pristine. $320 + shipping or best offer.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 09-04-2014, 18:34
Replies: 1,410
Views: 218,889
Posted By Downeaster
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 17-08-2013, 15:52
Replies: 2
Views: 1,049
Posted By Downeaster
Yes - and furthermore my theory is that the...

Yes - and furthermore my theory is that the throughput for a 1/2" bronze is no different than a 3/4" bronze because the barb ID is constrained by the hose. So this real difference is the surface...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 17-08-2013, 11:43
Replies: 2
Views: 1,049
Posted By Downeaster
Sea Strainer Sizing

My raw water intake is a 3/4 hose but the stock sea strainer (plastic) is 1/2". I get the feeling this is not uncommon with production boats.

I looked at the Groco tailpieces and the actual...
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