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Search: Posts Made By: scottfree
Forum: Tartan 12-02-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,924
Posted By scottfree
Tartan 30 Mast Step

In reworking my tartan 30, a while back when I was cleaning the bilge I noticed a considerable amount of rust and scale in the bilge which I associated at the time with the Atomic 4, but maybe not. I...
Forum: Tartan 11-26-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 1,233
Posted By scottfree
Tartan 30 C rig tune

Anyone out there can tell me specs for tuning my rig. My turnbuckles are bottomed out so I will likely have to replace them or shorten the threads. I can borrow a loos gauge. Shrouds look good and I...
Forum: Atomic 4 07-10-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,966
Posted By scottfree
Talking A4 starting issue

Great news. Sailed the afternoon 10-12 knots all afternoon. Just beautiful. Came back to channel markers to marina and she srted first hit and ran smooth as silk. Guess that the bypass operation was...
Forum: Atomic 4 07-10-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,966
Posted By scottfree
a 4 stopping/re-starting

Well since the last post there have been many solution tries and finally have it I believe. Actually it seems that there was more than one problem.
The engine would start at the slip but unable to...
Forum: Atomic 4 04-13-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,966
Posted By scottfree
A4 starting

Hope everyone had a good easter. Beautiful weather here but could not get to th boat.Previous weekend I got out. The engine started at the slip, motoring no problem. Wind was good to allow sailintg...
Forum: Atomic 4 03-30-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 5,522
Posted By scottfree
Marvel mystery oil in the plug hole and allow...

Marvel mystery oil in the plug hole and allow some time. Crank with plug in. Also MMO in crankcase. My engine ran rough fro about an hour and then suddenly smoothed out. Kee MMO in crankcase and...
Forum: Atomic 4 03-30-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,966
Posted By scottfree
A4 problem

Yes, the vent is clear. I have dismanteled the cabinet on the stbd side to get to the tank. I disconnected the vent line and blew through it. It was pretty clear except for a little water which may...
Forum: Atomic 4 03-30-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,966
Posted By scottfree
A4 starting

Beasutiful weekend.Cold fron came through Saturday. Did not get out as winds would have been "uncomfortable" according to the wife. For me I'd just as soon reef down and go but there was plenty to do...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-27-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 359
Posted By scottfree
Tartan 30 sole covering

Since I subscribed I've had a ton of questions in various areas. Anybody replace the cork flooring. Mine is shabby and I'd like to redo it . Suggestions on what to use. Replace with cork and if so...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,858
Posted By scottfree
Perfection

I was almost going to use Perfection last year when I re coated the topsides of the Tartan 30. The boat yard put me on to Awl-Craft which is a more forgiving version of Awl Grip. I was exceptionally...
Forum: Tartan 03-26-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 780
Posted By scottfree
T30-c Mast

I have a Tartan 30 C and as I work through all the projects on the boat to bring her up to waht she should be, one that I want to schedule is pulling the mast to inspect the step and redo the mast...
Forum: Atomic 4 03-26-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,966
Posted By scottfree
A4 problem

Just a quick note....batterys are new in January. I won't get a crack at the issue til sunday afternoon. Lot of rain/tornados in forecast thru saturday. The engine runs great and it never quits on...
Forum: Atomic 4 03-25-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,966
Posted By scottfree
A4 problem

Thanks for the comment Dave. I have been trying to avoid taking the carb off...... but you might be right on the float. I was wondering too about that inasmuch as it might get compounded by the...
Forum: Atomic 4 03-25-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,966
Posted By scottfree
Noticed on the post that it was censored. The...

Noticed on the post that it was censored. The full form of the word I used was petcock. Thought you'd like to know what the asterisks were, nothing naughty!
Forum: Atomic 4 03-25-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,966
Posted By scottfree
A4 starting #@*&!!+!!#

Thanks guys, I do have a good spark. The engine is very dependable except for when the boat has sailed, usually heeling which makes me think there is a air leak allowing fuel to drain back or...
Forum: Atomic 4 03-24-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,966
Posted By scottfree
Cool A4 starting issue

I have a problem with the A4 starting after a period of sailing. Background on engine. New coil, new plugs, new carburetor,new fuel filter(racor), new electronic ignition. When at the dock it fires...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 6,417
Posted By scottfree
awlgrip

I spent some time on the yard last year and asked the pros. The awlgrip at 10 years or so they say is about as much as you can expect, some places maybe more. Mine is dark blue so it will not last as...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-24-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By scottfree
Joined sailnet this morning

Good day. I have been visiting the site for some time to find answers to questions as I work on my New -Old Tartan 30C. I found her in 2007 in Panama City Fl, got a bad case of BOAT and bought her....
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