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Search: Posts Made By: newpbs
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-05-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,269
Posted By newpbs
Re: Measuring Tool

A telescoping gauge can also do the job. The guage is set inside the bore and measured with a micrometer or caliper when it is removed. Likely to be a cheaper option that a bore guage.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By newpbs
Re: Compression post shifted

If you haven't done o already, you should post this question on the Ericson Owners' site. The Starting Point on Ericson Yachts! (

Good Luck
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,252
Posted By newpbs
Re: Ablative anti-fouling for freshwater

I have had good luck using Pettit Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint. When I'm hauled, at the end of the season, one quick power wash cleans the bottom nicely. Hydrocoat is water based so clean up is easy.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-12-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By newpbs
Re: Twin Disc MG 360-New transmission for Aeolus

My Hurth failed in much the same way. We were motoring along and realized that the trans was slipping. We just weren't making much headway.

We had a Twin Disc TMC 40 P installed. I was a close...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-20-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,220
Posted By newpbs
Re: Winter storage on Great Lakes

I have a cradle for my boat. There are 2 reasons, that I can think of, to have jack stand instead.

#1 Jack stands are easy to move. I had to pay a trucker $125 to bring my cradle to my marina. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-05-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,148
Posted By newpbs
Re: submersible vs non-submersible bilge pump

I had the same thing happen last year with my Ericson. My boat was built in 1988 and had the original pump. It was loud and when it failed I was confident that I could replace it easily and with a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-13-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,268
Posted By newpbs
Re: Poll about gybe preventer - when do you use one?

I too, use one when sailing wing on wing, but only when it is choppy.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 304
Posted By newpbs
Compound and Wax Hull near Det.?

I'm in the Detroit area and looking for someone to compound and wax my hull. I have never had anyone do this and I'm not sure how to locate a reputable person. I'm hoping to fine someone that charges...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-29-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 4,778
Posted By newpbs
Re: Beta Marine - New Hybrid System!


Unless I'm missing something, this system is capable of direct drive operation.

If I had the need to repower, I would certainly look into a hybrid system. I like the idea, even though it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 1,694
Posted By newpbs
Act Now

We had a MOB a few years ago. Fired up the atomic four as soon as we threw a floatation device and eased off the sheets. We were in moderately heavy seas with winds somewhere around 18 knots. We...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-04-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,673
Posted By newpbs
Does This Help?


I did replace the thermostat. With the old stat we were running at 140F. The new stat pushes our temp to 165F on the gauge. We also noticed that our hot water began to work again. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-04-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,673
Posted By newpbs

Thanks for the response. My local Kubota dealer does not stock the thermostat and ordering one would have set me back about a week. Their price would have been $34.

Good news is that a nearby...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,673
Posted By newpbs

I'm surprised at the lack of response. Doesn't anyone know if an automotive thermostat will fit into a Universal MXP-25 diesel?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-02-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,673
Posted By newpbs
Thermostat MXP-25

I am concerned that my diesel in running a little on the cool side. My plan is to do some trouble shooting this weekend. The gauge might not be reading correctly, so my sender may need to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-30-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,214
Posted By newpbs
Foam Board

I insulated my ice box last summer. It helped a lot. Wish I had done it earlier.

I considered spraying insulation around but I decided to use closed cell insulation instead. Is is cheaper and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,401
Posted By newpbs
Apostle Islands

Since you are specifically interested in the great lakes, you should look into the
Apostle Islands. They are located in Lake Superior. I have never made it into Lake Superior myself but I've heard...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-11-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 4,179
Posted By newpbs

Stainless, bronze, or Marelon, they come in all sizes.

I'm not having any trouble locating a large variety of through hull fittings. I'm asking about vents. The appropriate fitting would be chrome...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-11-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 4,179
Posted By newpbs
Toilet Size?


Looks like a nice job. Did you install a standard tiny marine toilet? I can't tell for sure from the photos. When I upgraded my toilet last year I went for the larger bowl. It's a bit more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-03-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,489
Posted By newpbs
Tank Vent?

Do you have a fresh water tank vent that drains into the sink?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-21-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,382
Posted By newpbs

I was able to find someone to rebuild my compass 3 years ago. The lens was replaced and the oil topped off. Still looks good. I considered a replacement but I am glad that I kept the original. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 4,677
Posted By newpbs
I'd Love To Consider Such a Purchase

I'm frugal.

I'd love to be able to have a new boat with the best of the best and the newest of the new, even if there are some new boat issues! The fact is that I do not see any way where that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 4,450
Posted By newpbs
Speed Sensor

I was having trouble with my speed sensor when I launched this season. Long story short, one of the tech folks at Raymarine suggested that I reset the instrument to the factory settings. That fixed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,017
Posted By newpbs
New CPR Info

I took a refresher course in CPR less than a year ago. I was taught that chest compressions alone were now the standard. No breathes at all. The theory is that a good chest compression will also...
Forum: Provisioning 06-13-2010
Replies: 109
Views: 16,225
Posted By newpbs
Half and Half

I purchase half and half from Gordon Food Service. I buy the small containers like you would find in a restaurant. They are super pasteurized and last for weeks without refrigeration.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-27-2010
Replies: 96
Views: 7,124
Posted By newpbs

When I first saw Stella she was named "Constellation". My wife was very interested in renaming her because she was ours now and the name should reflect that change. Stella is right in the middle of...
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