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Search: Posts Made By: Markwesti
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By Markwesti
Re: GFO packing

Brad , why do you need to wait for the haul out . Although it appears there are some extra steps to take it looks like you can do it in the water.

TYPES OF SHAFT PACKING, Wester Pacific Trading...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By Markwesti
Re: GFO packing

MedSailor , 12 ? I have never heard of that , And no I wouldn't want that . I like the arrangement I have , easy to get to and takes three turns . Kevlar, very interesting . I really like the Formosa...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 4,887
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Flying drones

Makes me want to get a bass boat . Heavy on the metal flake though .
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,172
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Cruising Gear

So Jon , what is your boat and what are your cruising grounds ? I would add wind vane to the list and a inverter .
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Posted By Markwesti
Re: What to use as a mast wiring fitting?

On the mast I would use this . SCHAEFER Halyard Exit Plates | West Marine (http://www.westmarine.com/buy/schaefer--halyard-exit-plates--P002_060_007_522)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 4,887
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Flying drones

Markwesti in action .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFI8Y21SUdw

edit , sorry jongleur . I'm a little testy before my first cup of coffee .
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Posted By Markwesti
Re: What to use as a mast wiring fitting?

Draw it up and then go to your local metal fab shop .
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By Markwesti
Re: GFO packing

Maine ?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By Markwesti
Re: GFO packing

Actually there are even some more choices . Right now I'm using Teflon PTFE Flax with some Teflon grease from Western Pac. Trading it works really well . But I like to try new stuff, sometimes I make...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Club foot or genoa?

Keep it all . Plus I would put a tack on the bow sprit then you could run everything at once or even get a drifter . Of coarse you would need a bob stay and some whiskers stays .
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 2,690
Posted By Markwesti
Re: How Old is Your Boat

36 yrs. , was laid up in 79' as a kit boat but has been determined to be factory finished at the plant in Costa Mesa Ca. Pretty much everything is original , except running , standing rigging , hoses...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By Markwesti
Re: GFO packing

How long have you had it on there ? And when was the last time you checked it ? I ask humble .
My good buddy with a Cat. 32 yr. 95', has a bronze prop shaft .
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Spreader halyards for burgees or radar reflector?

Do your spreader a favor , use a nylon washer under the loop if SS . And instead of SS rivets use brass or bronze screws to hold it on . And don't spare the TefGel .
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By Markwesti
GFO packing

I'm thinking about it . But I read Mainsails' thoughts on it and now I'm not sure it's worth it . Re-Packing A Traditional Stuffing Box Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com...
Forum: Engines 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Yanmar low oil pressure

I know this post is a little stale , but it interests me because we have a 2QM15 with the same problem . I first put on a mechanical pressure gauge, it confirmed the electric gauge , then a new...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Easy Access

A TARDIS . TARDIS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The TARDIS The TARDIS - The Doctor Who Site (http://www.thedoctorwhosite.co.uk/tardis/) But then on the other hand they are the same thing ,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Easy Access

Haha , Mr. Bubs that's funny did you mean the TARDIS or a TARDIS, big difference .
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Easy Access

Even at a mere 28 feet our boat's engine room has a door that you walk through to a bench that you sit down on . Any sacrifices on our boat we haven't found any , cockpit sits 4 while sailing, at the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Sheet to tiller for extended voyaging

Mr. Navigator, although I have never tried this set up I read about it in WoodenBoat mag . First you need a staysail boom , I think, well at least in the article they had one . It might work without...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By Markwesti
Re: How much battery charge to start engine

My bet would be yes , it will be enough . We keep a emergency jump start battery on board , the type you can get from a auto parts store . We haven't had to use it yet though . Good luck and happy...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 5,309
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Vagabond 42 opinions

A fried of mine bought a Formosa 41 in the 70's , he was in his early 20's and he lived on it. He loved it , the boat had wood masts with varnish like glass on them . He said the only problem he had...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,070
Posted By Markwesti
Re: What to take, toss, sell or store

A friend of mine who lives on her Islander Freeport 41 explained her furniture situation this way , just give it to people you know that way you can visit it (the furniture) once in a while .
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Lil' ghosties ?

That crazy noise only happens when flushing the head , but like I said not every time. Now that I'm thinking about it , it probably happens when the tank is getting low. When I'm filling the tank the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Whisker pole end fittings.....

Jackson , you are talkin about some big stuff. And I'm sayin Hoo Haw . Your the man .
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,551
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Messy fenders UGG !

[QUOTE=TakeFive;2690257]My fenders did not get goo on them. They would get a black graphite-looking material that came off the black plastic dock floats, and upon rolling along the hull they would...
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