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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-03-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By ikent
Engine mounts vs isolators

We''re not steel, it was just a recommendation from a mechanic. The old mounts broke after we wrapped a line so we have to do the work anyway. I was just wondering what the thinking was out there. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-02-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By ikent
Engine mounts vs isolators

We are replacing our engine mounts and a mechanic said to go with engine isolators instead of regular mounts. Does anyone here know much abou the difference? I appreciate any insight you all can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-19-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By ikent
Autopilot Control Mount

The AP doesn''t have to be mounted at the wheel but somewhere nearby that is within easy reach of the helm makes the most sense for us.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-21-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 3,443
Posted By ikent
hot water from the boat engine

It takes me 45 minutes or so to get hot water if I''m running the engine just to make hot water. (Rarely) Quicker when I''m motoring somewhere. I bled the system by installing a valve in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-20-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 3,443
Posted By ikent
hot water from the boat engine

Had a similar problem on my boat. You may have an "air lock" if the heater is higher than the engine. I bled the air out of mine and this seemed to do do the trick. FYI - Check the hose temp at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-07-2003
Replies: 0
Views: 769
Posted By ikent
Water Pump shaft on the move...

The raw water pump shaft on my Perkins 4-154 backed out of the pump body this weekend while underway and tore up the seal pretty badly. Replaced it with a spare but would like some input on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-08-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1,709
Posted By ikent
Online at sea---cheapest way to get online while at sea

I agree, I have unlimited access from Sprint for $80/month. Same hardware too it sounds like, it''s been reliable anywhere I''ve been in the lower 48 in the last 6 months and holds a signal pretty...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-18-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 3,365
Posted By ikent
Venus 46, Celestial 48

We''re hull #7. We''re on a mooring in Newport Beach. Will be in Catalina (Isthmus) next weekend if you''re around.

Ike
S/V Indigo
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-12-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 3,365
Posted By ikent
Venus 46, Celestial 48

Jim,
Where are you located?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-04-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 3,365
Posted By ikent
Venus 46, Celestial 48

Hi David,
I have a Celestial 48. Be happy to tell you about it.

ikent@paperpak.com will reach me.

Ike
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-18-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 928
Posted By ikent
Oil Change Pump??

Have checked them all, lots of oil boy type products but am looking for something that is more like what is mounted on newer engines. but if you know part numbers for any of the stores you listed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-18-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 928
Posted By ikent
Oil Change Pump??

I recently read a Don Casey article that referenced permanently mounting a brass piston oil change pump by the engine. Does anyone know where these might be available?

Thx
Ike
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-18-2003
Replies: 16
Views: 2,595
Posted By ikent
Dingy on davits

Having the same dilemma. Friends who just returned from circumnav kept dinghy (RIB)on davits when on the hook/in harbor but stowed on foredeck when passagemaking. Davit setup reportedly godsend for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-17-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By ikent
Autppilot help

Thanks all, I will be going with a Type 2 linear acuator (long stroke) but wanted to get some feedback. Like you I want the redundant steering control that comes with an actuator that moves the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-16-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By ikent
Autppilot help

Positive - chain joins the cable below the pedestal, cable runs through sheaves out of the engine room, under the berth in the aft stateroom and to the quadrant under the lazarette sole. I tightened...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-15-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By ikent
Autppilot help

Sailmc
Pertinent info is:
48'' CC Ketch, 27000 lb displacement, skeg hung rudder, modified fin keel, cable steering. Powered with 62 hp Perkins 4-154. Current set up is BenMar AP with rotary...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-14-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By ikent
Autppilot help

I am replacing my old (20 yr) BenMar AP and am looking for advice regarding which type of actuator to select. Given a choice between a rotary actuator, electric or hydraulic linear actuators which...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-12-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 1,654
Posted By ikent
Marking Chain

We went with paint as well. Red at 50'', blue at 100'', red and blue at 150'', 2 blues at 200''. Each painted section is centered on the distance and is about 4'' long. Foredeck light helps with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-28-2003
Replies: 20
Views: 14,393
Posted By ikent
Sail trim primer for ketch

Thanks Jack, I''ve noticed that our weather helm increases when we''re on the wind so would concur with your opinion. I have nothing but respect for Jeff''s opinion but also recognize that is he is,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-25-2003
Replies: 20
Views: 14,393
Posted By ikent
Sail trim primer for ketch

Thanks all, I really appreciate your taking the time to share your knowledge.

Very best regards,
Ike
S/V Indigo
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-24-2003
Replies: 20
Views: 14,393
Posted By ikent
Sail trim primer for ketch

I''m looking for a source of sail trim information for ketch rigs or perhaps some advice from the board. I have been told to just "sheet it in a little more than the main..." I''m guessing there''s...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-30-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 3,433
Posted By ikent
Algae-X Opinions

tsenator and GordMay, thanks for your input. Always good to avoid unnecessary spending when there is so much that is necessary!

Cheers
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-28-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 3,433
Posted By ikent
Algae-X Opinions

Looking for some opinions on the Algae X fuel conditioners. Does anybody have any experience with them?

Thx
Ike
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-27-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,287
Posted By ikent
Mast compression

I replaced the mast step on my boat (Celestial 48) a few months ago. I have a keel stepped mast and the support under the step was 1/8" glass over wood. Water had run down the mast and over time had...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-21-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 1,192
Posted By ikent
chain splicing

The New England Ropes site has instructions for a rope to chain splice. Brion Toss''s Riggers Apprentice also shows another version.

Best of luck,
Ike
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