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Well hello, everyone, i see after some reading that im not the only fool to buy a sailboat with no exp.... cant wait till i learn how. Its for my son, daughter and myself to hit the san juan islands and up into cananda for fun an adventures alike. We bought a 28' irwin, shes big and I like that.

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I took apart the atomic gas 4 motor and found lots of rust in the water jacket but everything else in it looked like brand new.... pistons etc. Should i try and get it going or put an outboard on it?

also the head dont work... can i pull the toilet with out harm or do i need to dry dock it first, im going to rebuild it or replace it.

need to do some wiring and plumbing but its all good as I like projects which inturn teach me what I need to know about the boat.

what else should a person have on a sailboat besides a vhf radio and safety gear? I was going to use my laptop and fugarwa ??? nav software with mini gps..... anything else?
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post #2 of 10 Old 09-23-2008
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I have a few questions
I took apart the atomic gas 4 motor and found lots of rust in the water jacket but everything else in it looked like brand new.... pistons etc. Should i try and get it going or put an outboard on it?
Depends on your budget. There's a wealth of information available for that motor. My son-in-law has one on his boat that we've been dealing with. He doesn't have the budget to replace it, so we're going to keep patching it. I'm guessing you already have problems with yours because you have it apart. If not, I go by "if it's not broke, don't fix it" and I have some stories that finally brought me to that conclusion.


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also the head dont work... can i pull the toilet with out harm or do i need to dry dock it first, im going to rebuild it or replace it.
If you have shut off valves for the intake and outlet but you might want to put a length of hose on each shut off valve that goes above the water line and cap it off.

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Beer, spare parts like water pump impeller, a sun shower, five gallon plastic water jug for hauling extra water. If you don't have some sort of an auto pilot, save up for one. It makes all the difference when you're putting in some distances. Did I say beer?

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thanks for the info, the motor was already out of the boat and I was told it had bad valves, i found them to be just a bit sticky, put some oil on them and there fine. im going to have the head machined and then put it back together.... everything else looked brand new. i am missing the shaft coupling for the transmission, and fly wheel cover but so far there not showing up as expensive. the head has no water going to it right now I know the previous owner corked the drains on the engine and sink. maybe even the head. its going tino dry dock with inthe next few weeks so my project wiill start then.


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Welcome Aboard..You have another Sailnetter on the Hard there in Bellingham..His boat is a 30' Woodie named Oh-Joy and I here he is a pistol.

Did anyone mention Beer yet.

Hey Ray..I was going to empty the rain water out of your dink befor I left today but got to yakking with a guy and forgot...sorry

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.....i see after some reading that im not the only fool to buy a sailboat with no exp....
Welcome to MY club!



Oh, just in case nobody else mentioned it, stow plenty of beer.

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Hi from the San Juans. How are the sails and rigging on the boat? You'll want to inspect the standing rigging to make sure it's in good shape before heading out with the family. If you replace the head we have had pretty good luck with a Raritan PHII, not too expensive and dependable. Hope to see you out there sometime.

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Hey Ray..I was going to empty the rain water out of your dink befor I left today but got to yakking with a guy and forgot...sorry
That's actually a science experiment. Was it turning a pretty shade of green yet?

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diverdad, I have a '61 Knutson 35 up at The Landings at Colony Wharf in the yard for a refit. I'll probably be up there Saturday if ya wanna yak a while. PM me for contact info if interested. Yes, I'm another one who bought a boat before ever sailing and went from there.
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hey charlie, i cant pm yet, something is blocking me from doing so here is my email address diverdad69@yahoo.com get ahold of me there. i was thinking of putting her at colony too before the weather hits. As far as the rigging goes I know the guy i bought it from just came back from a 3 week sail trip.... seems to be ok but if your up for it we could row out there and see it


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I think ya need 10 posts to PM and such. Got to the song thread or the AFOC thread and post some nonsense to get there. I would edit your email diverdad69 at yahoo.com to defeat spam bots.
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