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Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 21-10-2021, 09:14
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Disailor
Re: Parting out 27' C&C

Also included: (Winches are Barient #'s 10 & 16), Universal Atomic 4 water pump, alternator & starter, Transmission is good. Engine block & head need to be tanked to clear out rust. Internal engine...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 21-10-2021, 09:06
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Disailor
Re: Parting out 27' C&C

Sorry, no. All analog Data marine D200
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 07-10-2021, 15:55
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Disailor
Parting out 27' C&C

Pri & sec winches, pulpit, cleats, 25lb? Fortress with 3' 3/8" chain & 150' of 1/2" 3strand nylon rhode, mast with rigging, spreaders n deck lights, boom with main (descent), 2 jibs also descent,...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 02-10-2021, 07:31
Replies: 19
Views: 1,694
Posted By Disailor
Re: Windlass connected to starter battery - Is this common?

I have an auto start battery housed in a box at the foot of the v berth (which also functions as a step up aid) for my windlass. Calculating the round trip length between this batt & the engine start...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 02-10-2021, 07:01
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By Disailor
Re: Deck hardware hole file without access to back side.

With regard to canned foam. I leave the ball of foam at the end of the straw to solidify (watch out for drips). Since the foam cures with moisture the ball will seal most of the tube & the nozzle. ...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 02-10-2021, 06:51
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By Disailor
Re: Deck hardware hole file without access to back side.

Bolt holes can be drilled all the way thru the headliner & enlarged with a hole saw. Most good hardware stores have a section with pull out trays. One of these will contain thin plastic "plugs" or...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 29-09-2021, 15:23
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By Disailor
Re: When to recore the deck and options?

For drying out core around bolt holes a hair dryer won,t be very effective. While the heat will evaporate some water, the heat will also drive the moisture deeper into the cooler areas of the core. ...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 21-09-2021, 07:45
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By Disailor
Re: Deck hardware hole file without access to back side.

I like a small amount of pipe insulation followed by a bit of 5 minute epoxy.
The trick for re-drilling for the bolt in a filled hole is finding the center of the filled hole. I've had success by...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 19-09-2021, 14:03
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By Disailor
Re: 87 Pearson 31 No Electric Bilge Pump

Be sure that your manual can drain completely. Residual sea water completely dissolve the inside of my manual pump mounted in the transom
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 09-09-2021, 20:10
Replies: 113
Views: 23,811
Posted By Disailor
Re: The stupidest/funniest mistakes you've made?

We were exploring our new (to us) Morgan 33 OI & Iwas pulling treasure after treasure out of the stbd locker. I reached but could not grasp the last fender so I stretched some more. I got my hand on...
Forum: Emergency, Disaster and Distress 09-09-2021, 13:33
Replies: 99
Views: 18,178
Posted By Disailor
Re: The loss of Kokopelli

Had an electrical fire start while alone at the dock last season. Engine not running. Powerboat caused a large wake & 10 minutes(?) later black smoke pouring out of the companionway while I was at...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 09-09-2021, 12:51
Replies: 35
Views: 2,519
Posted By Disailor
Re: Portlights stuck to rubber gasket - how to lubricate?

I use SuperLube for many problems on board. It prevents plastic threads from becoming difficult (PB jars storing varnish/linseed oil), waterproofs electrical connections, keeps dodger zippers running...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 25-08-2021, 14:46
Replies: 47
Views: 2,594
Posted By Disailor
Re: Best Dinghy Outboard for Children?

Friend of mine has a propane powered OB. Says it was a mistake. Parts break easily n are not easy to get. Just my 2cents.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 25-08-2021, 14:38
Replies: 47
Views: 2,594
Posted By Disailor
Re: Best Dinghy Outboard for Children?

I've had a Minnkota (50lb thrush w/digital speed control) salt water model on my 9' dink for 10yrs. I am on my 2d Grp27 battery. I have a 20w rigid solar panel running thru a $10 PWM Charge...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 25-08-2021, 14:13
Replies: 13
Views: 1,577
Posted By Disailor
Re: I need a thing-a-ma-bob.

My fresh water tanks have a 1.5" threaded plug for filling. This plug has a hole drilled into the center of the top & a bicycle inflation valve (schraeder sp?) is screwed into the hole. One tank has...
Forum: Our Community 21-07-2021, 07:54
Replies: 54
Views: 4,604
Posted By Disailor
Re: Liability-only insurance for a 1979 Morgan 461 sailboat...

skipgundlach - I have liability only for my 1974 Morgan 33 OI from Progressive for less than $200/yr
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 03-07-2021, 14:20
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By Disailor
Re: Charg controller readout

Not 1.8 or 2.3 but 0.18 & 0.23
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 03-07-2021, 14:11
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By Disailor
Charg controller readout

Why is the charge controller readout showing a higher voltage (1.8 to 2.3) that what is measured at the batteries with a multimeter?
Is the charge controller showing the voltage coming from the...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 03-07-2021, 12:45
Replies: 22
Views: 1,466
Posted By Disailor
Re: does diesel vent need to be open when not in use?

I dont believe the static tank in the barn is the same as a tank un an operating boat. As the fuel is being used humid air is drawn in & I have seen "bug sludge" develop in the tank. I plumbed a...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 24-03-2021, 10:52
Replies: 48
Views: 5,943
Posted By Disailor
Re: How can I waterproof a wire bundle passing through the deck?

To make a gooseneck: Heat enough play sand (Home Depot) to fill the pvc pipe in a pot on the stove untill too hot to hold. Tape off one end of the pvc pipe & funnel hot sand into pipe & tape end....
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 27-02-2021, 19:41
Replies: 48
Views: 3,462
Posted By Disailor
Re: Window Saga. New Thread. Small Question.

Exterior snap on (or "Lift-the -Dot") Window shades (Reflective yet see-thru) to block the sun.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 27-02-2021, 19:31
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By Disailor
Re: Adding thru hole option for toilet line

To avoid CG issues there needs to be a lock on the y-valve to absolutely disable the possibility of dumping inside 3 mile.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 27-02-2021, 19:21
Replies: 18
Views: 2,181
Posted By Disailor
Re: spray in foam deck repair

I had leaks at the stantion bases & found that a previous repair (not by me) had bedded the stantion base thoroughly so that the grooves on the underside of the base was blocked. Water ran down the...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 22-02-2021, 15:42
Replies: 75
Views: 4,519
Posted By Disailor
Re: Need Advice to Complete My Steel Rudder

For my 2 cents worth: The eye bolts near the top of the trailing edge is right on! The only steel rudder I've had experience with had two 1/8" pipe plug tapped holes (one near top & one at bottom) so...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 01-01-2021, 18:44
Replies: 19
Views: 1,595
Posted By Disailor
Re: Trouble shooting mast light circuit

I find that resting my left elbow (I'm right handed) on the cabin top helps a great deal when sighting targets up on the mast.
Oh wait, you meant troubleshooting!
Sorry.
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