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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Does anyone recognize this brand of winch? On a 1930's schooner

+1

I've done this many times - just make sure the load rating is sufficient. I once put a set of "identical" bearings into a vintage motorcycle engine and they lasted about a thousand miles,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,345
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Boarding after a Slip

Thanks for that. I actually tried that when it was on stands for the winter. Works great when the ladder is not in place but once it is, there is too much friction in my latches. I'll have to work on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Does anyone recognize this brand of winch? On a 1930's schooner

Just a thought... I assume that's a stripper arm. On a boat that age, is it possible that the logo was for a self tailing conversion that was fitted later, rather than the actual winch. Can you post...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Does anyone recognize this brand of winch? On a 1930's schooner

Merriman?? From Manchester, UK. (edit: I think I am confusing companies - wasn't Merriman American?) But the Merriman logo I know looked a bit like an industrial version of a trident.

The only...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,345
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Boarding after a Slip

I'd be interested in how you do this. I keep looking at ours and haven't come up with anything I'm happy with, and there's just enough distortion in the ladder to make the first catch quite stiff. As...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-16-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,099
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Do 2 micron filters have ANY use?

Is it ok to pressure feed a Racor 500? I ask because I have a spare 500 that I was planning to use in a polishing circuit and, "Turbine Series filter assemblies are designed to be installed on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-27-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,268
Posted By Geoff54
Re: BBB or type 54 - what's the difference?

Gary,

Vyv Cox did some c-link testing that you might find interesting: C-links (http://coxengineering.sharepoint.com/Pages/Clinks.aspx)

The Cosby G-335 and Acco link performed well but I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-20-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 2,302
Posted By Geoff54
Re: My New MOB Procedure

I have an HX851. If I'm solo it's attached to me, otherwise it's attached to a velcro strap on the horseshoe buoy + a short tether, so the whole thing goes overboard together. I hadn't thought about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-12-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Replacement window dog/latch...can't find one

Catalina Direct has one that looks similar - not sure if it's the same.
Catalina Direct: Hatches & Ports (http://www.catalinadirect.com/index.cfm/category/379/hatches--ports.cfm)
Is it a Bowmar...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-12-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Boston Area Recommendations?

I just looked up North East Rigging. When you said, "Concord", I was thinking New Hampshire rather than Massachusetts. They are closer than I realized.





Two more votes for North East...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-11-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Boston Area Recommendations?

Thanks for that. I am hoping to find someone a little closer to check it out. Everything looks good to me but I can't talk to the PO and I don't know how old it is. I will feel more comfortable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-10-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Geoff54
Boston Area Recommendations?

We moved our “new to us boat” to a “new to us” location during the summer – currently hauled in Boston harbor.

‘Looking for local recommendations, particularly someone for some minor sail repair...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-25-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 4,683
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Boat wire: is SAE tinned "good enough"?

The OP quoted the advertising copy. Google will find you a web page with the same wording - of course you can't be sure that it's the same company. I hope that it's someone else because I thought...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-09-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Parts help!

Manual winch to raise a tabernacle mast?? Inquiring minds want to know.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-09-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Parts help!

I had another thought. It could be a manual winch to crank a small boat onto a trailer.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-09-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 4,871
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Dinghy mods

http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y482/Geoff54photos/WalkerBayupgrade01_zpsc0b38704.jpg

http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y482/Geoff54photos/WalkerBay02RIDkit_zps4bd9ab3b.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-09-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Parts help!

Looks like a crank and drum from a jib crane or similar.
Globe General Industries.
Google is your friend :-)
I was bored so I looked and found it in about 20 seconds.
Did you even bother to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-06-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,415
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Best tow service/package?

I signed up for Seatow last year. We had just bought a bigger boat that had to be moved quickly, so we had a short handed, five day self delivery, to a new home, which was new to us as well, in an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-23-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Sail Bags

Brilliant! I need sail bags... I'll have to take a look. Thank you.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-22-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,125
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Foot switches for an Anchor Windlass

We have foot switches on our new to us boat and I don’t like them at all. Too easy to stand on the wrong switch especially in a bit of a swell (one cover for both buttons), or accidentally step on a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-23-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,640
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Vocabulary help - Two Years Before the Mast

From the Dictionary of Naval Terms
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-12-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By Geoff54
Re: diesel fuel funnel with filter

I was recently on the Parker-Racor site looking up something else and noticed that they have a new range of filter funnels. One of the them is rated at 50micron 12GPH. Not exactly what you are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-11-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,039
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Shaft log? How's it disassemble?

Just use a proper stuffing box hose like Buck Algonquin.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-04-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 4,794
Posted By Geoff54
Re: W D Schock called me a freeloader for asking for info about my boat

Isn't member WDS123 (Boatbuilder - WdSchock) banned?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-14-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Auction Boats?

If it's an auction, how do you know the price?

I bought my present boat at auction (at the second attempt) and before that bid on but didn't win a couple. It is usually strictly "as is, where...
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