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02-13-2013 12:18 AM
CalebD
Re: Hello New To The Forum

Hey Mike,

That Kubota engine should not be so difficult to get parts for. As it turns out Universal (among others) used Kubota engine blocks to make "marinized" diesel engines for boats for many years. In fact the model number you mentioned "5434" is, I believe a Universal engine model #. You can still buy Kubota parts, usually from a tractor/farm equipment dealer - you just have to know the Kubota engine block # and sometimes even the tractor model it was used in.
In fact there is still a "marinized" Kubota engine being sold for sail boats. The company that does this is called Beta Marine. If you are real nice to them they might be able to help you locate specific engine parts.

As for engine mounts I doubt it really matters much which brand of motor mounts you use as long as they are robust and solid.

I hope you can fix the water intrusion into your cabin on your "leaky teaky".

As BLJones said, get yourself a few rolls of this Butyl tape unless you find it somewhere local (like an RV store): Need Butyl Tape ?? Photo Gallery by Compass Marine at pbase.com
Also check out the projects listed on the website I just linked. Lots of useful tips there.
02-12-2013 09:52 PM
Magnolia
Re: Hello New To The Forum

Hi Mike! We jumped in backwards, too. It is kind of scary, but, we can do it. We just need to take baby steps from here on out and do everything right, so we can sail for many years to come.

Good luck!
02-12-2013 05:48 PM
bljones
Re: Hello New To The Forum

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Originally Posted by mikecoder3 View Post
Thanks Jim,

I will solicit with some of my fellow dock mates and see if someone would be willing to take me out.


Sure.
02-12-2013 05:41 PM
mikecoder3
Re: Hello New To The Forum

Thanks Jim,

I will solicit with some of my fellow dock mates and see if someone would be willing to take me out.
02-09-2013 05:00 PM
mikecoder3
Re: Hello New To The Forum

Thanks Faster and thanks DR.
02-09-2013 10:28 AM
Faster
Re: Hello New To The Forum

Mike... the deed is done.
02-09-2013 10:22 AM
mikecoder3
Re: Hello New To The Forum

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Michael,

I sent you a PM about changing your username. Not sure if you can get it because of your low post count. The moderators just need to know what you want to change it to. We don't encourage doing that normally but you really don't want to use your email account as others have pointed out.
Hi DR, yes I have sent 4 outside contact emails to administrator telling them if my issue and asking to change my name from michaelasingersr@gmail.co to mikecoder3 (all lower case)

I am not able to respond to any of the PMs about this because I am too new. I did the chain song...was horrible at it when you take a look at my attempts as clearly pointed out by blow stink, but that gave me 11 posts but still no PM access. I finally received help from member Resolute who sent a PM on my behalf for which I am grateful indicating I would like a monitor or administrator to change me to mikecoder3. Hopefully you will see this post and be able to help me. Thank you.
02-08-2013 06:08 PM
jimgo
Re: Hello New To The Forum

Welcome aboard! We'll need pictures, and lots of them, before you start and as you progress.

Have you considered finding someone at the marina for whom you can crew a few times, so you can get the feel for sailing? You'd be amazed how readily most folks will, after they've met you once or twice, allow you to come along, especially if you're willing to do the work (which is really where all the learning happens).
02-08-2013 05:12 PM
DRFerron
Re: Hello New To The Forum

Michael,

I sent you a PM about changing your username. Not sure if you can get it because of your low post count. The moderators just need to know what you want to change it to. We don't encourage doing that normally but you really don't want to use your email account as others have pointed out.
02-08-2013 04:36 PM
mikecoder3
Re: Hello New To The Forum

Welcome GD I hope you find a nice boat soon. We fell into a deal we just could not pass up. Even though it needs work, it will be pretty when we get done !!!! :O)
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