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Search: Posts Made By: Outrageous
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-03-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By Outrageous
Re: Tips on air filter cleaning/replacement

Cleaned out the air filter assembly using turpentine substitute. Thoroughly rinsed the steel mesh inside the housing, the foam cover and the inside & outside of the housing. Two screws/bolts to...
Forum: Engines 07-03-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 305
Posted By Outrageous
Advice on Fuel Filter Assembly Replacement

Loss of power, black smoke, bad engine sound, black residue in water, but oil not dropping when measured by dipstick. I thought it was the air cleaner, but after cleaning that out I'm now guessing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-02-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By Outrageous
Tips on air filter cleaning/replacement

Black smoke, bad engine sound, black residue in water, but oil not dropping when measured by dipstick. I figure it's the air filter, which for a Universal M25XPA is this part:
Universal 302181...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2013
Replies: 214
Views: 13,444
Posted By Outrageous
Re: Do you wear a life jacket?

Here are some statistics:
Accident Statistics (http://www.uscgboating.org/statistics/accident_statistics.aspx)
the most current year is this file:...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-12-2013
Replies: 214
Views: 13,444
Posted By Outrageous
Re: Do you wear a life jacket?

We sail/race SF Bay. The water temp outside the GGate is in the low 50's even in summer. Inside the bay, the windy and deeper parts peak in the low-60's in summer, falling to mid-50's other times. ...
Forum: Pearson 07-11-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By Outrageous
Re: Accessing waste pipe

Before we went on our 4th July cruise-out, I had tried the vinegar and boiling water to dissolve the bronze/aluminum corrosion (and WD-40 and liquid wrench and PB blaster...). Didn't work. I ran...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 5,076
Posted By Outrageous
Re: reefing lines

I'm asking my sailmaker, who is building me a new main next month, to get them. Will advise.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-03-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 5,076
Posted By Outrageous
Re: reefing lines

Thanks to Saildog, I'm going to pursue these on my mainsail. Here is the site: Goiot products (http://www.goiot.com/inc/?c=2&p=17)

here is the PDF for the grommet/block:
Goiot Quick Reef System...
Forum: Pearson 07-02-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By Outrageous
Re: Accessing Chainplates

Update: I unscrewed/removed the speakers [rather than the wood paneling] and found the main chainplates for my Pearson 32 Hull #113. There is another set forward, visible inside the bathroom sink...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-19-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,328
Posted By Outrageous
Re: Shower Sump Won't Pump

Thanks, that gives me some confidence to try removing the sealant. It's softer than the 5200 or 4200 I've used elsewhere for more permanent purposes.
1. Bought a plastic 2' long thing with barbs. ...
Forum: Pearson 06-19-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By Outrageous
Re: Accessing waste pipe

The good news is that (see pix) I have accessed the Waste pipe from below. Note what appears to be corrugated pipe (ugh!). The question is: how is this project going to work?

I can't just rip...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-19-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,328
Posted By Outrageous
Re: Shower Sump Won't Pump

Since these posts, I've tried to take off what I trust is the cover plate for the shower sump. I've removed the 4 stainless screws and tried various spanner wrenches etc. to turn the plastic drain...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-30-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,328
Posted By Outrageous
Re: Shower Sump Won't Pump

Capt Len:
Yeah, I've often surprised myself with a screwdriver and pair of sharp eyes. That's why I'm asking you Experts for advice first :o

katsailor:
1. through hull in bathroom sink thinks...
Forum: Pearson 05-30-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By Outrageous
Re: Accessing Chainplates

Alex,
I think hidden chainplates exist on several Pearson models, based on the few I've seen. My current guess is they're partly behind the wooden enclosure housing the cabin speakers, but there's...
Forum: Pearson 05-29-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By Outrageous
Accessing waste pipe

Own 1982 Pearson 32 for 4 years. In Dec. 2010 I had the toilet and seawater thru-hull replaced. Now I've got problems with the waste deck fill and need to replace it. My immediate problem is...
Forum: Pearson 05-29-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By Outrageous
Accessing Chainplates

I have a 1982 Pearson 32 owned for 4 years. I'm doing other work that makes it reasonable to inspect the chainplates. How do I get at them? I don't want to take apart the cabin willy-nilly, so...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,548
Posted By Outrageous
Re: Chainplate Replacement Reveals Something Interesting

That chart tells you that you need to use metals as close together in Nobility as possible in order to minimize galvanic corrosion between touching surfaces. I have had WAY too much experience...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By Outrageous
Re: Chainplate advice needed

asdf beat me to it - only seal to stop water from getting IN. The sooner you see a leak, the better. You don't want water building up, running around, and soaking into other places where it becomes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,328
Posted By Outrageous
Shower Sump Won't Pump

Pearson 32, from 1982. Has sump pump for shower with manual pull switch in the head. Bought boat 4 yrs ago; the sump would pump, but we never used the shower. Now the sump motor groans & whirs a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-11-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 7,174
Posted By Outrageous
Re: Are Boats Built in the 70's Just Too Tired

Despite what HelloSailor and miatapaul posted, here is a surveyor who goes up the mast:

Kent Parker, NAMS , Certified Marine Surveyor, of Parker Marine Consultants, P.O. Box 6648, Napa, CA 94581...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-11-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By Outrageous
Re: Oil in exhaust?

Klem,
Great explanation! On a 2 day cruise we just got back from, I saw both smoke symptoms. Black when I tried higher revs and thin grey smoke at low revs. I'll look into cleaning something and...
Forum: Pearson 02-09-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 5,479
Posted By Outrageous
Re: Looking at a 1974 Pearson 30'

Curious as to how this worked out...
1) I own a Pearson 32. My research showed that they were the BMW of boats back in the day - not as fast as a Porche, but more well-rounded with comfortable...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-09-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By Outrageous
Re: Oil in exhaust?

Thanks to all!
We weren't grounded hard. My son noticed the helm was not responding, and there we were. We sailed into it, then after the rising tide & jib pulled us out to a slow sail, then I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-08-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By Outrageous
Re: Oil in exhaust?

Thanks. Prop is a Gori folding prop installed by pros at boat yard 2 years ago and properly sized for the boat/engine, so I'm told. The engine was cold and off overnight before I checked the oil...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-08-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By Outrageous
Oil in exhaust?

Boat has Universal M25XPA diesel.

Testing a new jib in a minus tide in SF bay the other day, we got up to 19kts wind, but got stuck in the shallows for 20-30 mins. The wind was headed to deeper...
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