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Search: Posts Made By: dorourke
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-02-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,002
Posted By dorourke
Thanks primerate84, I will call the day of...

Thanks primerate84,

I will call the day of out trip before launch. I diden't see anything on their scedual during that weekend.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-31-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,002
Posted By dorourke
Camp Perry inner range buoys

This Labor Day I will be sailing to Port Clinton in the western end of Lake Erie from the Toledo Ohio aria.

I heard that you should never navagate within the inner range of the Camp Perry buoys...
Forum: S2 08-18-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 7,450
Posted By dorourke
Rich, I tried to Email you and the Sailnet...

Rich,

I tried to Email you and the Sailnet server said you had a lock on Emails, so if you would, could you send me the scanned brochure?! I would appretiate it.

Thanks,
Dennis
Forum: S2 08-18-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 7,450
Posted By dorourke
Rich, It sounds like you and I should hang...

Rich,

It sounds like you and I should hang out:). I have replaced so much of the outer gear and rigging on my "82" 8.0B. I am very interested in all the things you've done to your boat accept the...
Forum: S2 08-16-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 7,450
Posted By dorourke
rafege, I have made a reinforcement out of...

rafege,

I have made a reinforcement out of solid aluminum round stock and am going to install it this next week with a stainless backing plate undernieth, and alot of silicone. My rudder post at...
Forum: S2 07-29-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 7,450
Posted By dorourke
tiller

DooDad,

First, I'm sorry I wasen't here to reply sooner. I am one of the few still working in my neck of the woods.

I sent you a PM, I hope you read it.

I bought my tiller from Defender, I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-05-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By dorourke
The motor does not die, the mags keep it running....

The motor does not die, the mags keep it running. The switch is mounted on a stainless steel plate that holds the throttle and gear shift as well. I did talk with a couple of electritians at work who...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-04-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By dorourke
Looked in the manual. No solenoid, just a bendix...

Looked in the manual. No solenoid, just a bendix on the starter, the switch engages the whole starter or not at all. The run and choke are differant positions all together.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-04-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By dorourke
I'll try the jumper method. I will also see if...

I'll try the jumper method. I will also see if the harness has a short in it seeing I did disassemble the whole motor in the spring, maybe I have a wire arcing across to another. I'm really not sure...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-04-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By dorourke
It blows immediatly!

It blows immediatly!
Forum: S2 09-04-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,176
Posted By dorourke
Absoutly swap them. When mild steel rusts away...

Absoutly swap them. When mild steel rusts away there is a good chance of un secured mounting because of the washer litteraly decinagrating possably resulting in a loose keel. You probably would know...
Forum: S2 09-04-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,551
Posted By dorourke
Try closing your mixture needle valve all the way...

Try closing your mixture needle valve all the way and then opening it up 1 1/4 turn. that should be the first thing to do. if that is done and still getting the oscillation check the low idle setting...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-04-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By dorourke
Cool Starter problem

One day while motoring along I noticed my fuel gage stoped working. I tried to start the motor the nexd day and had to pull start, the fuses for the choke and gages were blown, I replaced them and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-03-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 14,764
Posted By dorourke
Wow!! Lots of good advise and I'm glad to...

Wow!!

Lots of good advise and I'm glad to hear of so many others who have done core repair, I'm encouraged. I am going to sail this summer and while sailing I am reading Casies book on repairing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-27-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 14,764
Posted By dorourke
Sailorman, I do appretiate your insight. I...

Sailorman,

I do appretiate your insight. I payed little for this boat and I do want to keep it and care for it, it would still be worth more than the nominal investment.

Tomand Karens34,

I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-26-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 14,764
Posted By dorourke
The boat is an S2 8.0B and not well recognised by...

The boat is an S2 8.0B and not well recognised by the S2 community, although I am flattered.

I fear the method of pealing back the interior combing and re coring for the labor intensiveness of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-26-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 14,764
Posted By dorourke
Unhappy balsa core repair

I just posted a thread for moldy teak, I found that to be the least of my problems today.

I found a soft spot on the starbord bow of my boat that has a balsa core sandwich. I read a while ago...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-26-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,016
Posted By dorourke
I'll try the lemon oil, what can I loose. Thanks...

I'll try the lemon oil, what can I loose. Thanks for the help.

I just came back from the boat this evening with a heavt heart. I found a soft spot on the starboard bow of the deck and I am now...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-26-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,016
Posted By dorourke
moldy teak

How did any of you sucessfully rid your interior of mold on your teak. I have done resurch online with many products claiming to do the job. I am now confused on what to use and what is the best way...
Forum: S2 04-18-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,751
Posted By dorourke
If you do move to Sandusky, check out Battery...

If you do move to Sandusky, check out Battery Park Marina, It's the best place and the price is below most other marina's. It only took me three hours to sail to Put In Bay and only an hour to Kellys...
Forum: S2 04-15-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 4,146
Posted By dorourke
I have found the Sail Net community to be the...

I have found the Sail Net community to be the best place for any S2 affiliation I know of. I poasted many questions here. I was as grean with this forum as any could be. The responses I got were...
Forum: S2 04-15-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,751
Posted By dorourke
Sorry to have been away so long, I haven't been...

Sorry to have been away so long, I haven't been able to reply to anyone's questions.

I have re-sealed many screw holes of my toe rail and I need to let you know that you may need to replace many...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-19-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,862
Posted By dorourke
I am using StaSet double braid. I used up all...

I am using StaSet double braid. I used up all that rope trying several times to make the splice I had to cut out the fid a few times (I'm thinking it's too big, it's the smallest one that came with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2008
Replies: 63
Views: 3,171
Posted By dorourke
Sailing is in my blood and soul. I had a power...

Sailing is in my blood and soul. I had a power boat when I was younger, yea, it got me arround but it got me there much faster than I could enjoy the trip. I've heard the phrase that "power boaters...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-18-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,862
Posted By dorourke
Angry double braid eye splice

For some time now I have been trying to put an eye splice in 1/4" double braid. I for the life of me can't do it! I tried the New England Ropes method and the fid jams up in the aria where the core...
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