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Search: Posts Made By: dargiem
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-17-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 739
Posted By dargiem
Head experience needed

The only other thought would be not using enough water to flush will leave "stuff" in the hose from the bowl to the tank. This will certainly begin to close up and cause problems. The standing order...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,240
Posted By dargiem
Head installation

Your idea has another advantage, I have my Catalina 30'' rigged this way. You can flush the head with sea water by plugging the sink, works fine. You can also flush with fresh water from the sink by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 3,364
Posted By dargiem
Best keel fairing material

I have a 1988 Catalina 30'' TRBS and need to dig out and re-fair between the keel and boat(this boat has a lead keel.) Also noticed water seeping from, what turned out to be a small crack in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-05-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 797
Posted By dargiem
Engine paint

Any thoughts about using Rust Olium paint on a Universal engine? The primer says not to use above 200deg F. The finish paint says nothing about temp.

Thanks in advance

Mike in Noank
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-26-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By dargiem
vhf licensing?

No licensing needed. Also, it is no longer necessary to obtain a license for the "base" station on the boat.

The FCC will take your money however. You can get a license form and all info on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-31-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 1,116
Posted By dargiem
Heat exchanger cleanup and cleanout

Does anyone have a procedure for cleaning out a heat exchanger? I have a 3" dia. one on my Universal M25XP that looks like it has been some time since anyone paid it any attention. I would like to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 2,077
Posted By dargiem
solar power trickle charge

While it''s true that it''s a "good idea to turn your battery switch off while away" this only ensures the batteries will not be drawn down if you leave something else on ie. radios, lights etc. When...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-29-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 2,077
Posted By dargiem
solar power trickle charge

Re; the cigarette lighter plug. All you need to do is buy the end(male)(can purchase at Radio Shack) that goes into the lighter receptacle(female) on your panel. Solder the male adaptor to the end of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-28-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 2,077
Posted By dargiem
solar power trickle charge

Last spring I bought a 10 watt panel that I just tie over my sail cover when I leave after the weekend. I run the wire between the hatch boards and hatch cover and plug it into a lighter outlet. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-13-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 3,406
Posted By dargiem
Paddle wheel transducer

Thanks for the debate! I think that''s what this forum is all about!
As a new sailor, the reason I wanted to get the speed/log up and running is to fine tune sail trim. I''m still at the stage that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-07-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 3,406
Posted By dargiem
Paddle wheel transducer

I have an older Standard Horizon SL-1 speed/log and the paddle wheel transducer is no longer functioning. I preformed the test as outlined by the factory and they consider it "dead". The factory also...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-20-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By dargiem
Thanks to all who take the time to keep up this...

Thanks to all who take the time to keep up this message board. As a new sailor, it''s been VERY helpful!

I''m the new owner of a 1988 Catalina 30 TR with the M25XP engine. When she was hauled for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-20-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 1,146
Posted By dargiem
"Weeping" keel

Thanks to all who take the time to keep up this message board. As a new sailor, it''s been VERY helpful!

I''m the new owner of a 1988 Catalina 30 TR with the M25XP engine. When she was hauled for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-14-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 636
Posted By dargiem
New sink waste drains

I own a C30 and find the double galley sink waste drains are plastic with chrome plate. The chrome is now peeling and I would like to replace them with SS this winter. Question, any suggestions as to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-01-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 966
Posted By dargiem
Winter Storage Rate Survey

In Mystic, CT it''s $32/ft for a 30'' sail. Stands are $20/each. With mast in it''s $6/ft. Mast out is $14/ft.

Good luck

Mike
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-04-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By dargiem
Knotmeter reads

I have a "new" 1988 C30. It has Std. Horz. depth and speed mounted at the helm. The speed reads "0.0". The paddlewheel is free and I''ve turned it 180deg. with the same results. Is there a way to...
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