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Search: Posts Made By: JimsCAL
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 794
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Battery Charging question

While I am not clear on how your OFF-DC-BOTH switch works, I would be concerned that since you have been running the engine with the switch in OFF, there's a chance you have fried the diodes in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 864
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Bilge pump cutoff delay? Narrow bilge

I have one of those. I don't believe there is any delay before it shuts off. There are two small circles on the front of the box which is the location of the two sensors (capacitance I think). The...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Thoughts about J37c or similar

I think the J37C is a good choice for what you want to do. A nice mix of performance and cruising comforts. I wouldn't rule out the J34C and J35C even though the PHRF numbers are higher. They are...
Forum: Diesel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Easy way to add temperature alarm?

You can install the temperature switch pretty much anywhere in the coolant loop. A piping tee and a hose barb or two would do it. Just note that the tee must be grounded to complete the circuit. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,336
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: New main sail

I guess I am not a bean counter either. Not only will I buy new sails for my old boat, I buy new tires for my old car.
Forum: Diesel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Yanmar 2QM15 Cooling Maintenance

Many like Rydlyme.

RYDLYME Marine: The Ultimate Biodegradable Marine Descaler! | RydLyme Marine (http://www.rydlymemarine.com/)

I used oxalic acid from the local hardware store. Seemed to work...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,763
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Funding retirement boat

Agree! My solution to that issue was to sell the two-family home I owned for 30+ years and buy a townhouse in a community where the grass is cut, bushes are trimmed, and snow is plowed and shoveled...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-10-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 732
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Boat registration NY/NJ

Whatever you do, keep records of any taxes paid so if you move the boat, you don't have to pay them again.
Forum: Diesel 08-12-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Stop cable

As I suggested in my first post, try holding the cable with Vicegrips. That should allow you to apply enough torque to the handle to unscrew it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-08-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 794
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Winterizing Questions?

A couple of comments/additions/personal preferences:

1. I remove all the cushions and store in my basement. They get shampooed and Scotchguarded each spring before being returned to the boat.
2....
Forum: Diesel 07-18-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By JimsCAL
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 925
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Inflatable Boat Airfloor Replacement with Plywood

My Achilles is a wood floor type. I would guess plywood is 1/2 inch. It's in four pieces which makes handling and storage easier. In addition to channels to make the pieces move together, there...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-13-2014
Replies: 165
Views: 8,040
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

Yes, Block Island is a special place. Been there many times over the last 30 years and hope to go back many more. Two of my favorite things to do there:

1. Take the dinghy into "Zodiac Beach"...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,389
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Best outboard motor for a small inflatable?

I have a 2-stroke Yamaha 2hp on my 7'6" Achilles. It also is only good for 3 people. I find the engine a good match to the boat and love the light weight (about 22 lbs). If you can find a good one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-01-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Zippered Pocket on Foot of Main Sail??

My new-to-me Cal 33 came with a Dutchman System. Really love it. When I replaced my main last year, I had the system put on the new sail. Basically all you need is a new or modified topping lift...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,533
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Mooring Line

I agree with paulk. It's not tensile strength that's important in selecting the size.

Most pennants fail due to chafe. A larger pennant is less prone to chafe. Get the largest that will fit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: New Prop for Catalina 30

Sounds small. IIRC, the prop on the Universal 5411 I had on my previous boat was a 14D 12P Martec folder. Pushed the Cal 9.2 to almost 6 knots. But the Cat 30 was designed initially for the Atomic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-01-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Safe paint removal?

There are a few strippers sold by the marine paint companies that will not harm gelcoat, but they are pricey. I've used Citristrip which is available at Home Depot and many hardware stores and it...
Forum: Diesel 05-31-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: old yanmar 12HP water pump additional inlet and outlet lines

Its common on larger powerboats to have the ability to use the engine pumps as emergency bilge pumps. Perhaps the PO picked up on that and connected his engine raw water pump up that way.
Forum: Diesel 05-23-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: What to know about a raw water cooled Universal

With regard to the pump, just look for leakage out the weep hole between the two seals. If its not leaking you are fine. Universal replaced the original pump with a new one a number of years ago. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Universal Oil filter

Since it's fresh water cooled, it is most likely a 5416. The 5411 was raw water cooled. Check the dipstick as it will have the Kubota engine number. The 5411 was Z-500. The filter I used for the...
Forum: Diesel 05-11-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: What to know about a raw water cooled Universal

See my reply here.
http://www.sailnet.com/forums/boat-review-purchase-forum/138762-universal-5411-inboard-diesel.html
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: tiller / rudder to stiff? wy

Rudder bushings on the P26 are very easy to change. Did it several times when I owned one. Basically just a cylinder with a raised lip on the end. As long as the previous owner didn't put...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-28-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,300
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: picking a new motor for the job!

Yes a 20 inch longshaft will work, but expect the prop to be out of the water A LOT if you get into some good sized waves and the boat starts pitching. I had my P26 in some bad weather over the 10...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-28-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,300
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: picking a new motor for the job!

I had a Pearson 26 back in the 80s and had the same model Johnson 8 Sailmaster bblument has now. It replaced a 9.9 Mercury longshaft that got stolen. The Johnson Sailmaster has a 25 inch shaft...
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