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06-13-2007 02:51 PM
PBzeer Gil - I came in from the Inlet, to SeaPath YC, now at anchor there by the bridge to the beach. Yes, I'll be going back out by the Inlet to Beaufort.

Currently at 34 12 43 N 77 48 23 W
06-13-2007 02:41 PM
Hawkeye25 The great thing about hearing these foibles is how it brings me back to when I did the same things. Did I ever tell you about one day when I was in a big rush to set a spinnaker and mixed up the halyard and the sheet and set the sail sideways? You just can't hide that kind of thing in the middle of a fleet rounding the first mark.

06-13-2007 02:28 PM
hellosailor Oh, John, that explains everything. You've simply been victimized by British Engineering. (They should have stopped at time machines and victorian steam engines, they did those very nicely.< G >)

Rig a large mirror in the cabin, so that it bathes the engine compartment in full sunlight whenever you are exposed to it. And wear cloves of garlic. Working with silver tools, or at least silver plated tools, also can help. < VBG >
06-13-2007 02:10 PM

I used to live on S. Lumina Ave in Wrightsville Beach, so you are in my old stompin' grounds. Actually learned to sail in the sound behind the island. Did you come up the ICW from Southport? I presume you will be going outside via Masonboro Inlet. Best to do that at slack tide. The inlet could really stack the waves up if the wind and current were coming from opposite directions. We are all enjoying your trip reports.
06-13-2007 02:08 PM
brak Wait, so what WAS the O-ring for?
06-13-2007 02:05 PM
christyleigh Oh.... Lucas is into fuel systems I just know them from thier Electrical wonders. Also known as Lucas - The Prince of Darkness Former Triumph owner also.
06-13-2007 01:54 PM
PBzeer Ermmmm ..... hello? It IS a Lucas. The old CAV 296. (I've owned 3, one of which I still have Triumphs, so I know Lucas)

Currently at 34 12 43 N 77 48 23 W
06-13-2007 12:33 PM
hellosailor John, I think SD nailed that one. Nah, it sounds more like you accidentally got into an Apprentice Redneck certification program. Except they don't drink tea, either.

Maybe you're a closet Englishman? Trying to convert your filter into a quality Lucas product? (There's a reason Jaguars had two separate fuel tanks.)
06-13-2007 09:01 AM
Boasun The best way to learn about sail boats and all of its components is to learn from OTHER People's mistakes.
Thank you for the info on that O ring. But the O ring goes in the grove of the top flange.
06-13-2007 08:32 AM
Originally Posted by sailingdog
Stupid would be doing it again after figuring out what you did wrong... just chalk it up to not enough coffee....
I like to refer to these things as "Senior Moments"
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