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Search: Posts Made By: Captainmeme
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 949
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Wood identification?

Maybe that is Rare and Exotic Lumber in Maine - Rare Woods USA ( ?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Dead engine hour meter

These meters run on voltage. Voltage that is present when the engine is running. Got voltage on the terminals of the meter when the engine is running? Yes => replace meter. No? => problem some place...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Spreader Issues

Fixing it right is probably cheaper than a new mast. Pull the mast, grind it off, use the starboard base as a pattern to have a shop mill two of them, one port (broken) and one starboard (same age,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,419
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: How to cut stainless steel railing

I found a supplier in Knoxville willing to sell me 1 inch OD, .065 thick wall
304/304L at $3.25 per ft and 316/316L at $3.90 per ft. The down side is the length is 24 feet. They were found by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-19-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: electrical

Just how much power do you need to push across the transformer? If all you are running is a battery charger then maybe just a few hundred watts are required in which case the isolation transformer is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-26-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,509
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: What Questions Would You Want Answered?

Bugs, tell us about the bugs both on board and on shore.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-01-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,462
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Wood filler?

Ship the boards to me, I'll joint them properly then ship them back to you at no cost. You pay shipping. I really don't like seeing wood mutilated this way.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,610
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: 30 Year Old Propane Stove

Even if the stove runs on butane or CNG the burner's orifice can be resized to use propane. I did it on my own stove switching from CNG to propane. There are kits available to make the switch.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-28-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Drilling out bungs

I use a bit that is smaller than the bung. When I used a bit the same diameter as the bung sometimes I would get splintering around the hole from wood glued real good to the bung. With the smaller...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-14-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 59,600
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: I hate boats...

Sitting here watching the rain come down I recalled the Bumfuzzles had a similar problem with a Ford Lehman engine. They too had water in the oil. You can read all the hoops Pat jumped through or you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,166
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Electrical system

You will need:
big battery
solar panel
MPPT solar charger
circuit breaker/fuse panel
Good crimpers
Ancor wire
good terminals
fuse on positive battery post
two buss bars,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,515
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Why Are Aluminum Mast Painted?

There is an anodizing process that imparts color to the metal. So you can have your mast anodized and the looks of painted too.

Daniel, check out AAA Custom Anodizing & Metal Finishing. They are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Shore power receptacle

" Thanks Captainmeme. The redirect showed exactly what I needed to know. Problem solved. "

You are welcome.

If it was me rewiring the receptacle, I would look at least a few more sources. Not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-26-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,101
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Advice on redesigning cabin layout

I'll add my two cents before I spend it at Defender. We are using cherry to trim out the boat. Here in east TN cherry goes for $1.00 a board foot rough, log run at the saw mill.

I use foam...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 4,389
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Sewing machine corner

" Do sail fabrics also require taping? "

Yes. Sailrite included 250 yards of double sided sticky tape in the two sail kits I recently purchased. The Dacron is very slick. I don't see how one could...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-03-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Survey for sailors...

And great wine, food and art.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-07-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,085
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Resawing 1 x 4 mahogany

I resawed cherry on my 16 inch Walker Turner with a 3/4 inch resaw blade. I'm using the cherry to finish the interior of my boat. Give this guy a call and explain what you want to do....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,573
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: rebuilding compass

OK, the magic plastic goop is "Meguiar's PlastX" .
Here is a link to some place.
Meguiar's PlastX Clear Plastic Cleaner and Polish - 10 oz | Free Shipping Available - Detailed Image...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-23-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: In Need of a 4 Stroke 9.9 HP engine

Mmmmm..........Honda dealer?
Russell's Marine 345 U. S. Rt 1 Stockton Springs, ME (207)567-4270

About 6 miles from you? I have no connection with Russell. I found them on the Honda outboard web...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-28-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 7,231
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Cost to Replace Chainplates? Should I Walk Away?

Whats to prevent the OP from replacing the chain plates one at a time? Couldn't the work be done while the mast is still up, the boat is in the water and the yard doesn't have to know about it? That...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-11-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: trailerable boat

Nor'sea 27.
Several for sale on the Yahoo Nor'sea group. One located in Juneau Alaska.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,913
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Dinghy Downer

You know about this place?: - Inflatable Boat parts, repair kits and accessories for Zodiac, Achilles, Caribe, AB, Avon and Walker Bay Inflatables. - Inflatable Boat Parts...
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