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Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 23-06-2022, 15:22
Replies: 46
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Posted By Traitch
Re: Repowering. Where on the US east coast?

I have re-powered twice in 40+ years with my Tanzer 28. The last time with a Beta 25 in 2016. I am pleased with its performance and since then took the boat to the Bahamas from the Annapolis area. ...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 13-08-2021, 10:21
Replies: 77
Views: 7,461
Posted By Traitch
Re: Advice docking a boat with throttle mounted down low?

I have sailed a Tanzer 28 since 1978 with the low single lever throttle and have always used my foot while standing with no problem. Just takes practice.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 24-04-2021, 10:15
Replies: 49
Views: 5,502
Posted By Traitch
Re: Got a Dripless Shaft Seal?

I replaced the stuffing box on my 1974 Tanzer 28 in 1983 with a dripless shaft seal, two engines later and 38 years experience, including three round trips on the ICW, with thousands of hours of...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 19-10-2020, 20:01
Replies: 46
Views: 4,797
Posted By Traitch
Re: Sliding down the backstay

While working on the USCG Cutter Eagle in the mid 60's on the crows nest and other platforms I would slide down the shrouds. It was much faster than using the ratlines that I took going up. The...
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