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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-30-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 6,753
Posted By superiorvoyager
Re: Acoustic Insulation for engine room?

What are we talking about specifically by "adhesive roofing material". do you mean the brush or roll on stuff you put over felt or use for roof repairs etc. If so I could just coat the plywood that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-29-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 6,753
Posted By superiorvoyager
Re: Acoustic Insulation for engine room?

Of course the problem with sheet lead is it still costs money. My reason for thinking of using Closed cell foam is that I already have it in 4x8 sheets, both 1" and 2". At the same time if it won't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-28-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 6,753
Posted By superiorvoyager
Re: Acoustic Insulation for engine room?

Acoustic Insulation sounds great but it is expensive. I am thinking of a free solution for me.I have a lot 1" closed cell foam sheets (4x8)lying around and was thinking about lineing my engine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-10-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,240
Posted By superiorvoyager
Sound Proofing

I will be putting a new Motor in my 32'ketch and figure I should soundproof the Engine room before doing so. It is a single cylinder Yanmar YSM-12 so quite noisy but has never been soundproofed. Any...
Forum: Diesel   12-09-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,916
Posted By superiorvoyager
Re: Rebuilding a Yanmar YSM-12 using YSB head

Well I ended up finally finding someone who sells re manufactured YSM-12s and he is only about 9 hours away (in the states mind you but still close by northern standards. )he will take my old core on...
Forum: Diesel   12-09-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,916
Posted By superiorvoyager
Re: Rebuilding a Yanmar YSM-12 using YSB head

OK I understand. I have found a few places that will sell you a Re manufactured engine and take your old one. Problem is they don't have the older YSM engines like this and these 1 cylinders have a...
Forum: Diesel   12-08-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,916
Posted By superiorvoyager
Re: Rebuilding a Yanmar YSM-12 using YSB head

Looking at the dimensions of the YSM compared to the 2GM they look quite close so it might not be to hard to replace it with that. What have other peoples experiences been with replacing YSMs with...
Forum: Diesel   12-08-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,916
Posted By superiorvoyager
Re: Rebuilding a Yanmar YSM-12 using YSB head

Cause of the Failure isn't for sure other than it is an Old motor (mid 70's) that has an unknown number of hours on it and clearly has been overheated at lease once (I know that a year ago the...
Forum: Chartering   12-06-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,530
Posted By superiorvoyager
Re: Destination recomendation

Of course everything is tough this year as we Blew the engine in our boat this summer so have to pay for that as well:(
Forum: Chartering   12-06-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,530
Posted By superiorvoyager
Re: Destination recomendation

Thanks for everyone's suggestions. I eneded up getting really good deals on flights to the BVI so we are going there for two weeks on and under the water.
Forum: Diesel   12-06-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,916
Posted By superiorvoyager
Rebuilding a Yanmar YSM-12 using YSB head

We blew the Yanmar YSM-12 engine in our sailboat last summer and are needing to decide if we rebuild or replace. It needs a new cylinder head, Piston, rings and sleeve as well as crank bearing at the...
Forum: Chartering   10-04-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,530
Posted By superiorvoyager
Re: Destination recomendation

Maybe a question I can ask to help is who would people suggest in Florida to charter from (looking for inexpencive but good service, doesn't have to be brand new)
Forum: Chartering   10-03-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,530
Posted By superiorvoyager
Re: Destination recomendation

Thanks for the suggestions. I am looking into what people had to say. Surprisingly it looks like flying to the BVI is quite cheap right now and I can get some really good deals on Boat rentals...
Forum: Chartering   09-23-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,530
Posted By superiorvoyager
Destination recomendation

I am looking for a recommendation for a Destination for a Bareboat charter with friends this winter. I am an RYA Offshore Yatch Master (1985) have chartered in the BVI, California,and Asia (years...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-24-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,220
Posted By superiorvoyager
Re: Traditional Navigation

I haven't done any Celestial Navigation since '86 (did it at the Legos Yacht Club in Nigeria when I was doing the single young male in a ripped t-shirt and cutoff jeans) and am always thinking I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-24-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By superiorvoyager
Re: Replacing Fuel Tank

I ended up using some Kevlar reinforced Fire hose. I was going to use strapping and the hose to protect the tank from the metal but the hose alone works great
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-21-2012
Replies: 180
Views: 58,450
Posted By superiorvoyager
Re: Wood, Diesel or propane bulkhead heating stove?

I have had various heat sources in boats. My current Boat has Propane heat which is OK and is as others have mentioned pretty instant. I find it doesn't really take the chill out though as well as my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-21-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 4,156
Posted By superiorvoyager
Re: removing deck skin

Definitely use Epoxy (I use West System). Stay far away from Polyester.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-21-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By superiorvoyager
Re: Replacing Fuel Tank

Of course, The guage will be grounded. Under the old Tank it was a dirty Mess, I de Greased and cleaned it as I will have to epoxy in a wood base for the new tank to sit on.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 4,156
Posted By superiorvoyager
Re: removing deck skin

I have done this on a few boats. Used a skill saw where I could and the Angle Grinder on the rest worked great. As far as using fiberglass people will argue the point. Personally I believe the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,247
Posted By superiorvoyager
Re: Winch Maintenance and id

Thanks for all the advice. The winches (which I though needed replacing) seem as good as new.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By superiorvoyager
Replacing Fuel Tank

I am replacing the old Stainless fuel tank on my boat with a plastic Moeller tank and have a few questions.
#1 I assume that it being plastic it doesn't need to be grounded (there is no ground...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-13-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By superiorvoyager
cleaning a hull painted with perception.

other than the Interlux products what is a good safe product for cleaning a hull painted with Interlux Perception (something available at Home Hardware)? It was painted a couple of years ago and I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-13-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,247
Posted By superiorvoyager
Re: Winch Maintenance and id

Took a little work but I got all the winches off and they are now in my shop soaking. The old grease was dry and caked but the gears all look good so probably just a good cleaning and repack them....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-13-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,247
Posted By superiorvoyager
Re: Winch Maintenance and id

Great to Hear. I tried that Earlier but didn't move it and not knowing was afraid I might do Damage. Now that I know I'll go back down to the boat and try a little more "persuasion." Any suggestions...
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