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Search: Posts Made By: sjacovino
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-08-2006
Replies: 34
Views: 2,533
Posted By sjacovino
I think it depends on your future plans. If you...

I think it depends on your future plans. If you love this boat and plan to keep it for the long haul it may be worth the investment. If not then sell it before it becomes a non recoverable financial...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-08-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,138
Posted By sjacovino
Looking for advice on Genoa Tracks & Cars

I am having the deck of my boat refinished and decided to ditch the ancient genoa tracks and cars. The boat is 40ft Ctr Cockpit and uses up to a 150% Genoa, and I'm looking for advice on the type of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-31-2005
Replies: 0
Views: 817
Posted By sjacovino
water proof access hath

Does anyone know where I can find a water tight access hatch, in plastic, with an opening of approx 13x13in or custom made. I need this for a small locker in the back of a cockpit seat that is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-21-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 3,503
Posted By sjacovino
Toe Rail Issues

The bolts on the rail are staggered, one inboard, one outboard. The inboard ones could take a backing plate or large washer but the outboard one appears to be directly over or into the hull...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 3,503
Posted By sjacovino
Toe Rail Issues

Thanks Peter,

I actually have that document although I had totally forgotten about it until you mentioned it. I''ve done some fiberglass/epoxy repair before but not quite like this. My toe rail...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-15-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 3,503
Posted By sjacovino
Toe Rail Issues

Hi Jim,

Thanks for responding. The toe rail is bolted down with 6mm machine scews about 2in long. How difficult would it be to put in self tapping screws that long and is there any danger of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-13-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 3,503
Posted By sjacovino
Toe Rail Issues

The rail on my boat is aluminum with machine screw fasteners spaced about every 4in and staggered inboard/outboard. The screws are apparently glassed over on the underside of the deck because there...
Forum: Diesel 06-17-2004
Replies: 18
Views: 4,181
Posted By sjacovino
Balmar Alternator Eating Belts

Thanks for the input,

I tried backing down the field potential on the MaxCharge regulator to 75% and used a Dayco Top Cog belt as Balmar suggested and still haven''t seem much of an improvement. ...
Forum: Diesel 06-08-2004
Replies: 18
Views: 4,181
Posted By sjacovino
Balmar Alternator Eating Belts

That sounds like a viable alternative. I called Balmar again today and talked to a different rep. He suggested I switch to a Dayco "Top Cog" Belt and reprogram the regulator to step down the field...
Forum: Diesel 06-07-2004
Replies: 18
Views: 4,181
Posted By sjacovino
Balmar Alternator Eating Belts

Thanks Fernando,

I looked at the discussion you recommended and there sure are many opinions. In my case I went from an 80amp Hitachi alternator to an 80amp Balmar simply for the external...
Forum: Diesel 06-04-2004
Replies: 18
Views: 4,181
Posted By sjacovino
Balmar Alternator Eating Belts

Thanks Rich,

I was wondering about the belt "settling in", however because the first belt went so quickly I''m a bit worried about loosing a belt in a bad spot, i.e., narrow channel with rocks and...
Forum: Diesel 06-04-2004
Replies: 18
Views: 4,181
Posted By sjacovino
Balmar Alternator Eating Belts

Thanks for the feedback. We just repowered, so my engine is brand new, 25hrs on it and the belt was fine with the stock alternator. I have 4 gel batteries, in 2 banks, on the boat and the...
Forum: Diesel 06-04-2004
Replies: 18
Views: 4,181
Posted By sjacovino
Balmar Alternator Eating Belts

I just installed a new Balmar 80 amp alterantor on my new Yanmar 3GM30F. In about 15 minutes the alternator belt (about 20hrs on it) was in shreds. I checked and rechecked the alignment and it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-03-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 1,552
Posted By sjacovino
Cell phones and masthead antenna update

Does the antenna work with your Nokia or are you using the bag phone ? I have a similiar situation with a bag phone and external antenna on my radar post. I''d like to go with a cheaper digital...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 919
Posted By sjacovino
Advice Bedding Teak

Mike,

Same situtation here. The caulk is mostly for sealing out water. Maybe this is a blessing in disguise since I will probably be taking the hatch slides off again next year to refinish the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-16-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 919
Posted By sjacovino
Advice Bedding Teak

Boat Life caulk recommends using its primer on teak and other oily wood before bedding.

I am replacing my aft cabin sliding hatch tracks with new ones that I fabricated out of teak with brass...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2002
Replies: 31
Views: 2,847
Posted By sjacovino
Internal Regulation

Hi Jim,

Thanks for your input and sorry to interrupt your sleep (<:

To answer your question, I didn''t buy the Gel Cells or the charging system, the previous owner did, so I guess it''s shame...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-21-2002
Replies: 31
Views: 2,847
Posted By sjacovino
Internal Regulation

Thanks, everyone for the input.

If 14.4 volts will not harm Gel Cells, then what I don''t understand is why I''ve read so much to the contrary. 13.8 seems to be the recommended voltage for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2002
Replies: 31
Views: 2,847
Posted By sjacovino
Internal Regulation

Thanks for the info.

No, I''m not sure the Hitachi doesn''t have some means of setting the voltage, I just don''t see anything obvious. I''m taking the Mack Boring Diesel course in a couple of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2002
Replies: 31
Views: 2,847
Posted By sjacovino
Internal Regulation

Hi Greg,

Maybe I''m not understanding you but... I do have a regulator, it''s just internal to the alternator. So far my best option seems to be having the alternator modified by a shop to support...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-26-2002
Replies: 31
Views: 2,847
Posted By sjacovino
Internal Regulation

I recently repowered with a new Yanmar 3GM which came with an internally regulated Hitachi 80amp alternator. The problem is that it puts out 14.4 volts, which over time, I hear, will fry my gel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 2,021
Posted By sjacovino
Hard to Open Sliding Hatch

Thanks for all the suggestions. Turning over the same ones is not an option since they are cracked all the way through and once the screws are removed will be several pieces. Polyurethane sounds...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-04-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 2,021
Posted By sjacovino
Hard to Open Sliding Hatch

Does anyone know what the recommended material is for siding hatch tracks ? The sliding hatch into my aft cabin is hard to open and close due to cracks in what looks like a plastic batten that the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-03-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 7,181
Posted By sjacovino
Hatch Glass Replacement

My Hatches had acrylic lenses that were badly crazed. I took them right off the boat and brought them to a local glass shop. They replaced the old lenses with tinted lexan. While I had the hatches...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-08-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 4,799
Posted By sjacovino
Sealand Holding Tank System

Thanks Wayne,

I ended up ordering a tank from a company called Ocean Link (oceanlinkinc.com). They carry quite an assortment of shapes and sizes and their tanks are the same thickness as the...
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