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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-16-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By Traveling Light
Re: Stuffing Box Drip Run to Bilge?

Thank you for your response.

I will try forcing a sturdy wire through first and if no luck I will open up a drain hole.

Bob
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-15-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By Traveling Light
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-15-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By Traveling Light
Re: Stuffing Box Drip Run to Bilge?

Thank you for your response. Makes sense...

Bob
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-15-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By Traveling Light
Re: Stuffing Box Drip Run to Bilge?

Greg,

I will consider your suggestion.

Thank you for your response.

Bob
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-14-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By Traveling Light
Stuffing Box Drip Run to Bilge?

My boat stuffing box drips, as it should, when the prop shaft is in gear. After the engine runs for awhile there is a puddle under the stuffing box. It looks to me like the water should drain to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-01-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Traveling Light
Starting Battery Life - Effective vs. Actual

I splash this Thursday. As I was coming home from the boat yard I was doing my "what ifs" and then realized that my starting battery may be 8 years old. I also have a deep cell that is about 6...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,107
Posted By Traveling Light
Re: slip vs. mooring

I have been on a star dock, a pier and a mooring. For me, regardless of cost, the mooring wins for all of the reasons cited above. Most of the time I sail solo or with a good friend. We have a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-22-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By Traveling Light
Re: binnacle compass repairs

Mine (30 years old) had an air bubble and the plastic was crazed. I sent it to Ritchie about five (5) years ago and they sent me a rebuilt one which is essentially new. I put it in place and all is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-08-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,897
Posted By Traveling Light
re: Pearson ensign review

I owned a Pearson Ensign and sailed it on Lake Michigan for five (5) years. It was very seaworthy, a wonderful and exciting boat to sail and had beautiful lines. I sailed in comfort and safety with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-08-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,897
Posted By Traveling Light
re: Pearson ensign review

I owned a Pearson Ensign and sailed it on Lake Michigan for five (5) years. It was very seaworthy, a wonderful and exciting boat to sail and had beautiful lines. I sailed in comfort and safety with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-28-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By Traveling Light
Raft Inflatable

Thank you...

Raft not intended for dingy use but just to add a little margin of safety.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-28-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By Traveling Light
Raft Inflatable

I sail Lake Michigan. I believe it may be advisable to purchase a raft in the event the boat became holed during a lake crossing. I have searched the web and more less settled on an Intex Seahawk...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-16-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 9,361
Posted By Traveling Light
It might be damaged from hitting an object but I...

It might be damaged from hitting an object but I would not rule out improper keel support if the PO used jack stands. Nonetheless, I agree with Dan, if no serious damage, just verify, and don't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-01-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 15,343
Posted By Traveling Light
Stuffing Box Hose Replacement

I am in the process of doing this now. I approached the job by reading whatever I could find on the web and a few books I have. Most articles suggested it would be a very difficult task due to age...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 7,744
Posted By Traveling Light
If you are new to the Chicago Harbors I suggest...

If you are new to the Chicago Harbors I suggest you contact the Chicago area Catalina fleet. My boat (Pearson 28) is in Monroe Harbor and I'll bet that there are lots of people in the club and at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 7,744
Posted By Traveling Light
If the batteries hold a charge from an AC charger...

If the batteries hold a charge from an AC charger and the alternator checks outs then it may be a very simple problem. For example, I once "messed up" because I did not run a wire from one battery...
Forum: Pearson   09-22-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By Traveling Light
Binnacle and Knotmeter Lighting

Neither my binnacle or knotmeter illuminate when I turn on the running lights. I threw other switches (masthead and spreader) hoping maybe they activated but no luck. I seem to recall both the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-01-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,770
Posted By Traveling Light
I have sailed from Burnham for two years and...

I have sailed from Burnham for two years and Monroe for 10 years. Monroe is the place to have your boat. At some point we will go to pier I'm sure. If you are a Chicagoan the price is less, about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-18-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 2,017
Posted By Traveling Light
Mast Rewiring Advice - Pearson 28-1 (1982)

During the long off season here in Chicago I managed to get a few projects
completed and a few more projects started. One of my projects involved mast rewiring. As of this last weekend, I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-05-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By Traveling Light
Response to "Do you paint the bottom?"

I saill in Lake Michigan out of Chicago, from Monroe Harbor. We are moored on a can and go out at least twice a week during the sailing season. Since the boat is in fresh water, on a can and not a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-13-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By Traveling Light
PVC Usage for Holding TanK Plumbing

I used PVC for straight runs and flexible hose for not so straight portions. For the angles I used a black flexible plumbing pipe (I can't recall its name, maybe Fenco, but I purchased at HD). It has...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-30-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 6,993
Posted By Traveling Light
Hailkai36 OK. Thank you for the good...

Hailkai36

OK. Thank you for the good information. I am from Chicago so I have time to think about your input. Maybe my idea is not as great as I thought. I'll turn my focus to the solid...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-29-2007
Replies: 3,445
Views: 952,382
Posted By Traveling Light
Lake Michigan, Chicago, Monroe Harbor

Lake Michigan, Chicago, Monroe Harbor
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-29-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 6,993
Posted By Traveling Light
Topping Plates with polyethylene cutting board

Thanks for the fender wash suggestion. I will use them instead of the original hardware. I will also double up my plywood backing plate so now I'll have 3/4" plywood, the original fiberglass backing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-29-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 6,993
Posted By Traveling Light
This discussion about backing plates is useful...

This discussion about backing plates is useful for sure. I am rebedding and fixing my stanchions right now on a Pearson 28. I have a few that require some deck repair and I am putting in a mix of...
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