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Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   12-30-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By jparker11
Re: San Juan Islands in February

My favorite month, then again we don't leave for Alaska till September.

Our first Feb sail was 1988 in a Ranger 26 without heat , modern foul weather gear or dodger. But two then adolescent...
Forum: Diesel   12-12-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,536
Posted By jparker11
Re: Perkins M30 + how much rust is too much?

A couple of things lead me to the seawater flood condition. The 1994 engine model indicates a repower within a year or two of that date, the age of your outboard setup, the fractured flywheel...
Forum: Diesel   12-11-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,536
Posted By jparker11
Re: Perkins M30 + how much rust is too much?

.pdf file for locating and decoding the serial number. The only thing I could get that made sense was the year of manufacture- 1994.

You can try pulling the injectors, sucking the water out and...
Forum: Diesel   12-11-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,536
Posted By jparker11
Re: Perkins M30 + how much rust is too much?

From the flywheel photo, someone has beaten you to the pipe wrench. It is locked solid with seawater. You can confirm by pulling the injectors.

www.perkinspacific.com

They have a

Sent...
Forum: Diesel   12-10-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,536
Posted By jparker11
Re: Perkins M30 + how much rust is too much?

Chowdan, you again???

Perkins diesel. Exterior rust is no indication of condition. Start with rotation. Would suggest turning with a breaker bar on the flywheel. Turn through four revolutions....
Forum: Bristol   12-10-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 908
Posted By jparker11
Re: Replacing standing rigging/chainplates on B27 while in the water

JM, You are probably correct I'm defining headsail halyard loads, but on a non bendy telephones pole type mast, the main halyard is usually never put on a winch for a Bristol 27. My bosun rides...
Forum: Bristol   12-08-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 908
Posted By jparker11
Re: Replacing standing rigging/chainplates on B27 while in the water

If you are going to replace chainplates and standing rigging on a new to you boat, my experience would suggest removing the deck stepped mast would be the most efficient and safest procedure.
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-29-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By jparker11
Re: Treadmaster Removal

GB,

Two years ago we took off some treadmaster and a lot of kiwi grip. Like you , we looked at a lot of different methods and tools. We ended up using a FEIN multi tool with a stiff putty knife...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-18-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 4,393
Posted By jparker11
diesel saturation of Fiberglass

LH44, Sorry for over reacting a little. I have just seen bad experiences with repairs of cored laminates and then had to forensically develop repair procedures with computer modeling to save the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-12-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 4,393
Posted By jparker11
diesel saturation of Fiberglass

LH44,

Well, the biggest problem will be developing the repair procedure for putting the exterior skin back in place and having the repaired area perform structurally in a manner similar the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-25-2005
Replies: 10
  awlgrip
Views: 2,565
Posted By jparker11
awlgrip

Mary,

Did you use Awlgrip II?

I used the roll and tip with Interlux''s two part polyurethane. Same result. In the Interlux literature, they actually discouraged spray apps. I could not tell...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-19-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,538
Posted By jparker11
Leaving the Great Lakes

From the horses mouth regarding vessel length, beam, and draft:

http://www.canals.state.ny.us/faq/index.html

An amazing turnaround for this ancient relic of another era.

Anybody want to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-18-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 1,715
Posted By jparker11
Barrier Coat

Rick,

I have three experiences with barrier coats. The initial contact was applying a West System epoxy in 1988. It finally got tired in 2004. At the time of application, the popular wisdom was...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-02-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 4,790
Posted By jparker11
OK, how about the Nordic 40 ??

ddimaui,

Nordics were built in the USA by the same family that built the earliest Valiants and Uniflite PB''s. They never met at drum of resin they didn''t like (except for the experiment with...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-29-2004
Replies: 69
Views: 13,179
Posted By jparker11
cape hatteras in february what gear should I bring?

Oscar,

Great read on your Chesapeake to Fort L passage.

Thought your views on Chartplotters from an aviator/sailor''s perspective was very perseptive. I liked your two hour log entries. It...
Forum: Racing   08-18-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 8,280
Posted By jparker11
VC Offshore

Mike,

On the O30, the previous owner had VC17 also. Underlying it was fairing compound and a barrier coat. We didn''t want to mess with either as it was a great looking hull.

As such we...
Forum: Racing   08-18-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 8,280
Posted By jparker11
VC Offshore

Mike,

With 8 or 9 ablative bottoms and only one hard, Teflon bottom under our belt, consider the source!!

IMHO, the switch to VC Offshore would be a major commitment in time (If you are a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-01-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 2,538
Posted By jparker11
Growling noise around cutlass , or maybe packing or ????

OBIEC,

Hate to jump on the cutlass bandwagon, but..... I, too, just pulled the auxiliary (single cylinder, 12 HP dynamo, that shakes the teeth out of their sockets). After more money than I care...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-17-2004
Replies: 69
Views: 13,179
Posted By jparker11
cape hatteras in february what gear should I bring?

Hey, coondogger, thanks for the update. This has been one of those sleeper threads. You started by asking one of those questions that qualifies for "No question is too dumb" types. And what...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-15-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1,472
Posted By jparker11
where to get a new, aluminum mast?

James

That length of mast won''t be too hard to find and transport. Just undersling the axles of some rednecks pick up and a way you go!!

But you will need to identify the mast section you...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-15-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 4,805
Posted By jparker11
mogan nelson/marek 454cb

NewOrlSailer;

I am sure Jeff will bounce in here with one of his multi-page epistles with a dizzying amount of good information. But to inject a some fresh meat into the subject matter, your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-04-2003
Replies: 22
Views: 2,229
Posted By jparker11
Enough power?

Stede,

Your consternation about a 30HP to 15HP re-powers had best have the gas to diesel fuel factor in the equation. What the conversion calcs are evaluating is the torque curves and the duty...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-04-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By jparker11
Pre-Spring Stuff

Michael,

You did not indicate the extent of the deck work. Are you removing all chainplates, winches...anything with thru-deck attachments??

First the issue of sanded surfaces. Your prep will...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-01-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 2,101
Posted By jparker11
Barros Designed Multi-Chine 28

Jim

Not a resident expert, but these barros designs appear to be knock offs of classic good old American naval architect designs of the ''70''s updated and stylized a bit.

The 28 you are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-29-2003
Replies: 9
  Epoxy
Views: 1,545
Posted By jparker11
Epoxy

Start Here:

http://www.yachtpaint.com/Images/15_6819.pdf

Be sure to read carefully the preparation requirements of the 2000E to receive your intended Anti-Fouling paint.
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