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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 15-06-2022, 23:06
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By Sailor_Al
Re: Cabinet Sole - Laminate Floor Water Mark

AKA-None. Thanks it sounds like the voice of experience.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 15-06-2022, 10:06
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By Sailor_Al
Cabinet Sole - Laminate Floor Water Mark

I brought the Life Sling inside to get it out of the sun. I didnít realize there was a bit of water still in it after the rain. It has left a water mark in the laminate flooring of in the cabin;...
Forum: Flotsam & Sailing Miscellany 13-05-2022, 20:31
Replies: 3,152
Views: 487,612
Posted By Sailor_Al
Re: The 2021 & 2022 Joke Threads

Where is the like button.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11-05-2022, 14:18
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By Sailor_Al
Lewmar Hatch Hinge

Iím replacing a large friction hinge on a Lewmar hatch.

I drilled out the pop rivets to replace the hinge
When I attempted to install the new hinge the pop rivet didnít old; failed to expand...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 24-04-2022, 16:25
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By Sailor_Al
Re: For Sale -Jerry Cans

Still available?
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 10-04-2022, 20:36
Replies: 8
Views: 1,672
Posted By Sailor_Al
Re: Jabsco vflo 5.0

My Vflo 5.0 lasted for a year. Blows the fuse. I expect its the control board. Iíll use it as parts or hard wire the motor as a back up
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 16-03-2022, 05:35
Replies: 10
Views: 1,750
Posted By Sailor_Al
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 19-02-2022, 06:33
Replies: 11
Views: 1,311
Posted By Sailor_Al
Re: Victron MPPT Install Question

I used used these for circuit protection and a means for turning off the solar before discounting the battery. Check the manual, you need to turn off the solar panels before discounting the battery...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 21-11-2021, 00:42
Replies: 40
Views: 4,614
Posted By Sailor_Al
Re: Beyond frustrated

What is switching the light? Is it a conventional light switch, or is it controlled by an electronic output of some controller; a solid state output. A soils state output will bleed amount...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 05-10-2021, 18:26
Replies: 18
Views: 1,913
Posted By Sailor_Al
Re: Use of Bilge Blowers

Thanks everyone for the information. I may start using it; turn it when enabling the engine starter battery. Turning it off after shunting rhe engine down. Their really isnít a down side. And...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 04-10-2021, 17:40
Replies: 18
Views: 1,913
Posted By Sailor_Al
Re: Use of Bilge Blowers

I keep the outboard gasoline in the anchor locker; it's sealed and drained

I normally keep the Starter battery Off for the engines because the fire suppression system will kill the Start...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 04-10-2021, 17:20
Replies: 18
Views: 1,913
Posted By Sailor_Al
Use of Bilge Blowers

I was just reading a post about the storage of propane on sailboats and it brought to mind my lack of use of the Bilge Blower.

I do not use it on my diesel sailboat. I'm I making a mistake?
...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 30-09-2021, 21:26
Replies: 173
Views: 26,012
Posted By Sailor_Al
Re: When is it too late to start living the dream?

I would like to add:
Look toward the United States Power Squadron for a source of classes. They don't do much from their members, but they do offer classes

In one of the squadrons, maybe...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 28-09-2021, 16:12
Replies: 4,315
Views: 307,223
Posted By Sailor_Al
Re: Canadian COVID-19 News

I think this is in a manual somewhere. Tell Bidenís son youíll vote as an American in the Democratic Party.

If that doesnít work, tell the border patrol you are sailing in from Mexico.
...
Forum: Our Community 15-09-2021, 17:26
Replies: 39
Views: 3,299
Posted By Sailor_Al
Re: Stolen sailboat from Halifax

ChrisJHC. I think thatís the start of a good book
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 15-08-2021, 20:17
Replies: 48
Views: 5,219
Posted By Sailor_Al
Re: Impeller change on Yanmar 4JH3-TE

I have the 2008 Yanmar 75 HP, 4JH4 TE. I used a puller from Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E5UW4EG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 07-08-2021, 09:21
Replies: 45
Views: 12,467
Posted By Sailor_Al
Re: Heat Exchanger Zincs Not Required ?

I'm not a mechanic and I have a Yanmar 4JH4 - TE. I've been looking for a zinc on it also. The Yanmar dealer says there are none. I found a plug on the exhaust, but no Zinc in the heat exchanger. ...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 04-08-2021, 18:08
Replies: 24
Views: 1,405
Posted By Sailor_Al
Re: Just Baffling - Leak in Engine Compartment Basin

My engine mounts were loose. I seen the lock washers were expanding. The dipless seal misted the back of the engine with a little bit of salt water that settled into the engine bilge. A little...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 11-07-2021, 05:46
Replies: 201
Views: 24,040
Posted By Sailor_Al
Re: So walk me through the in-mast furling mainsail

Na Mara
My system is manually operated. I do have a power winch for the main sheet, but Selden doesn't recommend it's use on the main furling. The boats previous owner showed me how the use the...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 09-07-2021, 20:44
Replies: 201
Views: 24,040
Posted By Sailor_Al
Re: So walk me through the in-mast furling mainsail

I have a Selden IMF. I had a few issues initially, but after reading the manual and following the instructions, I single hand my 45 reefed often. I find it easier then lazy jacks. You do need to...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 27-06-2021, 19:29
Replies: 7
Views: 955
Posted By Sailor_Al
Re: Davits stabilizer bar spacing

I have Kato Davits which allow for installation of the davits to lift at whatever width you like by have them finish the cross bar as the Op described.

It appeared to be best for me to have the...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 23-06-2021, 20:14
Replies: 295
Views: 56,279
Posted By Sailor_Al
Re: La Vagabonde - I don't understand

I stopped watching most of them except for "Sailing GBU". Those two make me feel like I have a wealth of knowledge.
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 21-06-2021, 19:07
Replies: 23
Views: 4,515
Posted By Sailor_Al
Re: Seeking a crew opportunity

Dick. I live just south of you; I sent a message
Forum: General Sailing Forum 10-05-2021, 17:47
Replies: 201
Views: 24,040
Posted By Sailor_Al
Re: So walk me through the in-mast furling mainsail

I've had my boat with the main furling for a year. Check with the manufacture for recommendations. I have a Selden and Dockhand outlined their recommendations, but I do all my furling too weather...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 26-03-2021, 17:56
Replies: 20
Views: 3,003
Posted By Sailor_Al
Re: Dingy Chaps - How much or how men's hours to make

I've finished making the chaps per the Sailrite video. They didn't come out as well as I expected but I expect I will have protection from the davit lifts too the dink.
The biggest issue for me...
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