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Search: Posts Made By: ggray
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,262
Views: 423,001
Posted By ggray
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Looks like the pump couldn't fit any lower than the height of the platform.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By ggray
Re: Foot switches for an Anchor Windlass

I have foot switches, although we normally use hand pressure because of the location. And I have had a failure with at least one of the two switches. When it happens, it's never a good time.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By ggray
Re: clevis pin, 18-8 or 316?

Since we are talking about clevis pins, I'd like to ask if a common ss bolt would be suitable used as a clevis pin? Of course I mean using the unthreaded of the bolt, only.

The clevis pin that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 3,445
Posted By ggray
Re: Datamarine S-200DL Deph Sounder replacement

I'm quite confident that the datamarine hole is a good bit bigger than for an ST60. Maybe not an inch, but not far from it.
Had the Datamarine on previous boat, and ST60 now.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-13-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,079
Posted By ggray
Re: Recommend a decent Hand Salve?

O'Keefes, as mentioned is good. Also Awakening Mineral Skin Care Magnesium-rich skin care products (
Forum: Cal 11-02-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By ggray
Re: Opening Up The Lazarette: Pictures of your new access?

Makes sense.

I know that with a lot of effort you could end up with a more integrated look doing it from scratch, but using a stock hatch would likely be more water tight.

Many more than these...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-03-2014
Replies: 1,262
Views: 423,001
Posted By ggray
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Looks almost like a stack of Helicoils
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 857
Posted By ggray
Re: Trust me! I'm an engineer!

I watched a cable crane on a barge that had been driving pilings on one side of the river near me, cross to the other side.

They got tired of waiting for a tug to push them across, so they set...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 678
Posted By ggray
Re: Throttle won't hold position!

That looks like what I have.
I figure the idea is that the spring in/on the engine returns the engine to an idle should the throttle cable break. The friction or restriction needs to be close to the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-07-2014
Replies: 134
Views: 13,838
Posted By ggray
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

Even though there isn't likely (on that size boat) a separate "shower", most have a shower sprayer used inside the head. Makes it wet in there, but helps keeps it clean.
& Stinky
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-06-2014
Replies: 1,262
Views: 423,001
Posted By ggray
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Looks good.

BTW, I'm missing my axe. Have you seen it?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-06-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,185
Posted By ggray
Re: Vented loop vent confusion/waste system sanity check

I think if the top of the bowl is less than than 6 inches (may be more than that) above the waterline --when heeled, if applicable-- you need vented loops on intake and discharge to the sea.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-22-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,313
Posted By ggray
Re: Idea for safety, 120volt bildge pump

You are right that they are designed to be under water. But things can happen, and WE are not designed to be in water where there might be stray 120 v. I can take some comfort that, as I understand...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-22-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,313
Posted By ggray
Re: Idea for safety, 120volt bildge pump

You go ahead and stand in water with 120v wires in it. I'll watch.

I'd say when you are in dire straits with water over the floorboards and everything rolling and flying about, you don't need...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-22-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,313
Posted By ggray
Re: Idea for safety, 120volt bildge pump

Well, if it's a 120 v submersible pump, your 120 v wiring will be in the bilge water.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-22-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,483
Posted By ggray
Re: Stainless/Teak swim platforms from China...

In addition, total weight listed at 5 kg seems pretty light.
Now, if you could inspect one first, that could make a difference.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-16-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By ggray
Re: Foam lining peeling off hull

A heat gun might allow a scraper or wide putty knife to remove it.

I have used a thick paint remover as well, but clean it off and water wash as quickly as possible.

I found a closed cell sheet...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-06-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By ggray
Re: Looking for a used set of sails for 18' catamaran

I think we have a set of sails from a GCat 5.0 (maybe it's 5.5?)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By ggray
Re: rudder rake

Florent, you make a valid point.

I recall reading about a boat --I think it was one the Hiscock' Wanderers-- with a dramatically sloping rudder post, that steered so poorly that they had to make...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-29-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,412
Posted By ggray
Re: Condensation inside sailboat...

As well as "regular" contact cement dissolving foam, the fumes are very noxious.

I have successfully used water based contact cement made by 3M. Costs twice as much, but goes twice as far. And...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-21-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,803
Posted By ggray
Re: My new sailboat, El Toro?

Where are you located? I think I have around here a rudder and maybe a daggerboard. Not sure what happened to the sail, but haven't seen it in years.

The Opti hull is not the same. Opti has a flat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,233
Posted By ggray
Re: Mooring Help

I have set 3 moorings on the James R., lower Chesapeake, in shallow water --actually the same equipment in 3 separate locations-- that consisted of three 40 lb Danforths roughly 120* apart and joined...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2013
Replies: 4,904
Views: 360,707
Posted By ggray
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,503
Posted By ggray
Re: Anything like Borresen BB10

Brings back memories!

We had BB10 US1, bought in 1981. She was from Denmark and from what the moulds were made to produce them in Florida. Previously brought from Denmark was DK 50.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,905
Posted By ggray
Re: Yanmar Saildrive Corrosion

I installed a galvanic isolator after previously using a "guppy" to help the zincs last between haulouts every other year . Isolator does the job, guppies didn't.
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