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Search: Posts Made By: TommyD
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-13-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 16,966
Posted By TommyD
2 cents worth.. 1) Lifejackets! 2) a...

2 cents worth..

1) Lifejackets!

2) a bigger boat only means you learn the same lesson in bigger storms, which are there to be had. With heavieer consequences.

3) Reefing a main is great when...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,104
Posted By TommyD
Torquing Bolts

First start with the bolt size.. typically manufacturers use a bolt size appropriate to the load they will encounter with some safety margin. You would be amazed by how much linear force a thread...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By TommyD
Seacocks vs Ball valves..

I understand bolt-on seacocks are used instead of ball valves, but given that thru hulls have a nut holding them in place how do the seacocks install? I've had my C&C for a half dozen years & it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-01-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By TommyD
Thx .. That should be the one..

Thx .. That should be the one..
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-01-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By TommyD
Rigging Fittings

Anyone recognize these enough to put a name on it? It's the mast end of a running backstay from a '74 33' C&C. The wire frayed & I'd like to replace them, provided I can figure how to ask for what...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-13-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By TommyD
swage fittings

I have running backstays, one of which has a snag new this year. I will need to go up the mast to cut off the swage fittings. What's the best way to do it, & to put up new stays? I'd like to do this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-23-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By TommyD
Inflatable plywood upkeep..

I just acquired a (slightly used) Avon with a plywood sole? thats needs paint.. suggestions? Top sides seems wrong since its usually wet..
Forum: Atomic 4 11-23-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,341
Posted By TommyD
Carbs & fuel

May be obvious, but check to make sure you're getting fuel to the pump. Esp if it's an electric. I've had to prime mine to get it to go after it sits, then runs fine. Moyer has threads on this...
Forum: Atomic 4 08-11-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,827
Posted By TommyD
Fuel Line air leaks??

Replaced my coil & I still am trying to get a reliable start. The best I can do is to pour gas into the carb, which works. It's been suggested I either have a poor diaphragm in my fuel pump...
Forum: Atomic 4 08-04-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,827
Posted By TommyD
Any PNs for that racing coil? I have a similar...

Any PNs for that racing coil? I have a similar problem & have a spare Indigo sourced coil I didn't think of putting on. I always wanted a replacement on hand .. just have to *think* to put t on. Was...
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