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Search: Posts Made By: guitarguy56
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,123
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Bilge Pump Plumbing

There ya go... Mainesail has spoken so it must be gospel!

My H28.5 will be sunk soon by a faulty check valve in bilge pump system and I'll be another of the 'statistics'... of course I have yet...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,123
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Bilge Pump Plumbing

I normally do not go to Youtube or other sites similar to read the ABYC Rules...

See and read the ABYC rules before commenting and you might learn something too.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,123
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Bilge Pump Plumbing

Like anything else on a boat it takes maintenance to keep everything in working order and that would include that 'diaphragm pump' you are describing.

I've never had issues with clogging... but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,123
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Bilge Pump Plumbing

John... I had simlilar issues with my bilge pumps... I installed back flow preventers or check valves...

Marine Check / Non-Return Valves on Sale...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 700
Views: 59,462
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: I hate boats...

Excellent news Med... While the saga was like... WOW... glad it's over (not yet) as time will tell... several hundred hours on the engine meter will tell youíre confident to put the tools away......
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Half hull models of your boat?

Ed... That is one beautiful half hull model... nicely painted (are those the colors of your boat?).

I'm sure it is the center of attention when guests arrive on your vessel... Same here......
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Half hull models of your boat?

Down... Thanks for the heads up... I carve wood also but never made a half hull... seems fun and I will take a stab at it... now where to get the hull lines for the H28.5

Do you have a link to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By guitarguy56
Half hull models of your boat?

I am sure many have half hull models of your sailboats and was thinking of having one made of the H28.5 for my bulkhead wall decoration... anyone have these models as a display in their vessels?
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 700
Views: 59,462
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: I hate boats...

No words Med.... there simply is nothing to say but silence on what has happened to you and your sailboat... Hope it gets resolved quickly... my hat's off to you... you are one cool cat... keep it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Waxing the Hull

Which is why I pay others to do the waxing for me... Travelineasy has a good system he's found... Poly Glow

Duragloss Marine & RV Detail Spray #521 is another good product that is just a spray on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Waxing the Hull

I use only Starbrite on the deck surfaces... once they are thoroughly cleaned of spots and stains I then use the Starbrite to keep it clean and add a layer of sun protection. On the hull I use...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Waxing the Hull

I approached several of my son's college friends and offered them several hundred bucks to wax my boat while it was on the hard... I brought all the wax materials and power buffers and showed them a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 896
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Interior upholstery - need inspiration

Mark... I too did the interior in a Royal Navy blue and never again... it is too dark for the teak wood and now the interior is not bright and airy.... The Hunter 28.5 I own now has the light...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-19-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 3,011
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Plasti Dip as a bottom paint

Good idea with Teflon if it was able to be sprayed in on a large scale... same for a silicone based spray... I mean once silicone in on surfaces it's hard to remove and retains its slippery surface...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 3,011
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Plasti Dip as a bottom paint

I've been here in Seal Beach since last September after being in Montreal over the previous winter dredging in 3-4 feet of snow and ice... I can tell you the 70'ish weather right now we're having and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-13-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Sealand Electric Head

OK... convinced... Trident hoses the way to go... was looking at the freshwater unit since I figure it wouldn't have the dead sea critter smell... I would rather have the typical bathroom smell over...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-13-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Sealand Electric Head

I hear very good comments on the electric head units and their simplicity over the manual flush... I'm going this way... the unit I'm thinking about installing is a Sealand 8900 series unit... it has...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-12-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By guitarguy56
Sealand Electric Head

Thinking about removing the manual flush head unit on my Hunter 28.5 and installing an electric head with freshwater flush... I'd have to plumb a new water tank to supply the freshwater to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-30-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,753
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Sacrificing virgins to pagan gods (sailing related)

I must be the exception as all my virgins are no longer...

what-happened-to-regular-non-virgin-olive-oil (http://www.cheftalk.com/t/70181/what-happened-to-regular-non-virgin-olive-oil)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-28-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,753
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Sacrificing virgins to pagan gods (sailing related)

Med... it seems you've had your fair share of bad luck with your last boat purchase and somehow somewhere you feel you've offended the gods or Neptune, or whatever you may call it... ha ha.

I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-27-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,087
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Is rusty metal infectious??

I don't always use chain... but when I do I use Chain Condoms!

Chain Condoms (http://www.chaincondom.com/)

:laugher:laugher:laugher
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-22-2015
Replies: 141
Views: 8,654
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Just Go!

It is rather silly because we both have the same situation... rather when is the proper time to go cruising... just differ on how we get there and why! :laugher
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-22-2015
Replies: 141
Views: 8,654
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Just Go!

This is a sailing forum to talk sailing talk... if you want pity talk you go to this forum:

Dear Abby | uexpress (http://www.uexpress.com/dearabby)


1) You picked apart my post and only my...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-21-2015
Replies: 141
Views: 8,654
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Just Go!

That is your choice... not mine and I bet your parents left you something in their wills! :rolleyes:



So you're one of those that waited till you're 50s to leave everything behind because you...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-21-2015
Replies: 141
Views: 8,654
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Just Go!

Minnewaska... you hit the nail on the head! Responsibility is what I was talking about in my other post... maybe some got it and others didn't.

I too have a son in medical school and anxious to...
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