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Search: Posts Made By: ABullard
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-17-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 1,704
Posted By ABullard
Perkins 4-108 Oil Sump Strainer

I have a 1981 Perkins 4-108 diesel. My manuals do not show a oil sump strainer in manual pictures or within the manuals yet my engine has what looks like a strainer on the starboard side ie. a small...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-10-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 2,978
Posted By ABullard
MARINER 39

This may be too late, but we are currently cruising on a Mariner 39. Absolutely great blue water boat. This boat has been to Tahiti, Alaska, and Peru, etc.

Lots of room, really, for two people...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-03-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By ABullard
Diesal mechanic in Tampa FL

Fleetside Marine in Bahia Beach is a very reputable company. I have used them several times and they do excellent work.

Tony
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-16-2003
Replies: 23
Views: 2,814
Posted By ABullard
Where are you sailing? Sure there are a lot of...

Where are you sailing? Sure there are a lot of places like that but there are also a lot of very quiet gunk holes out here.

I am currently on the Florida West coast and there are plenty of good...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-25-2003
Replies: 23
Views: 2,814
Posted By ABullard
We are about to set off on our cruise in 42 days....

We are about to set off on our cruise in 42 days. Notice I am counting.

One thing to keep in mind in buying a boat, used or new, is the cost of getting it prepared for cruising. Even a boat that...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-09-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 745
Posted By ABullard
Seven Seas Gathering

The next Seven Seas gathering is the Weekend of November 14th in Melbourne. Members and visitors are welcome. Details are on the Seven Seas Website, www.ssca.org.

Tony
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 847
Posted By ABullard
Time to move on

I find your comments interesting as I feel much the same way. I have done as much "educating" as I can do. Its time to do it.

We will leave December 1 whether the boat is ready or not. Too many...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-27-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 3,721
Posted By ABullard
ARCO Winch Company

Thanks William.

I have tried to contact them at that email address but received no response.

Tony
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-26-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 3,721
Posted By ABullard
ARCO Winch Company

I have been trying to contact the ARCO Winch Company in Australia to buy parts for my Barient winches, to no avail. Does anyone know if they are still in business or why they want respond to calls,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-20-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By ABullard
internet?

I do the same thing with Cingular. No need for extra software.

Tony
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-06-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 4,281
Posted By ABullard
Home Depot selling Reverse Osmosis Watermaker''''s

I do not believe these watermakers convert salt water to fresh water. They only remove large scale contaminates and that is why they are so inexpensive.

Tony
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-01-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,019
Posted By ABullard
Big Boat Buying/Financing

It is very important to finance your boat with someone who is used to dealing with big boats, many of which are over 5 years old. Regular banks will not finance anything over 5 years old.

Also,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-25-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 1,237
Posted By ABullard
Decontaminating water tanks

StarBright makes an excellent water tank cleaner that I have used with very good results. It has a foaming action that picks up contaminants not only in the tank but the water lines as well.

I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-24-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 1,793
Posted By ABullard
Fresh Water Drain Points on Perkin''''s 4-108

Hi Stacey,

Somehow I missed your question on the waterline. When the surveyors examined my boat they stated that the boat drew 6 feet of water not the advertised 5.5. I suspect that is because...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-24-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 1,793
Posted By ABullard
Fresh Water Drain Points on Perkin''''s 4-108

Thanks a lot. I am sure it is in a difficult, had to get to location. Just like most everything else.

Tony
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By ABullard
internet?

If you are in cell phone range of the coast connecting to the internet is no problem. I use my cell phone to call into AOL and it works just fine. And it doesn''t cost anymore or require any...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-21-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 1,793
Posted By ABullard
Fresh Water Drain Points on Perkin''''s 4-108

I would like to flush the fresh water system on my Perkin''s 4-108 engine, but cannot find all the drain points. The manual says there are four but I can only find 2, the one''s on the exhaust...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 973
Posted By ABullard
Anchorages in Ft Myers, Fl

Thanks a lot.

Tony
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-16-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 973
Posted By ABullard
Anchorages in Ft Myers, Fl

We will be visiting Ft Myers in December and would like to anchor for about 3 weeks there. Our kids live in the vicinity of the Sanabel Island bridge.

Can anyone recommend a good all weather...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-16-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,134
Posted By ABullard
Diesel school Ft. Lauderdale

Glad my information was timely. Ask to speak to Suzie in the parts department. She sets up the classes. By the way, Chuck Hosick, is the teacher. He is a world famous sailor and you can read his...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-16-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,134
Posted By ABullard
Diesel school Ft. Lauderdale

Hi Steve,

2 years ago I was trying to do the same thing you are, in Tampa; find a basis diesel course to help me and my wife learn to maintain our engine, troubleshoot and do minor repairs. It...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-26-2003
Replies: 0
Views: 904
Posted By ABullard
Mariner 39 Cutlass Bearing

Does anyone have experience with changing the cutlass bearing on a Mariner 39 CC sloop?

I would like to know if the bearing is held by friction or set screws, the size of the bearing, if the...
Forum: Living Aboard 06-26-2003
Replies: 24
Views: 12,932
Posted By ABullard
Living aboard? Where to start?

Practical Sailor has a 2 volumne set of books on classic plastic. I found it very useful when I was shopping for a cruising sailboat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-25-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 2,444
Posted By ABullard
Are All Deep Cycle Batteries Alike?

I also paid $59.00 for my Trojan T-105s in Tampa, Fl.

If you go on Trojan''s website, they list dealers. Forgot what the site name is but you can find it easily using google.com.

Tony
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-24-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
Posted By ABullard
Should I stay or should I go

Its not just hurricane season, its the middle of the worst part of hurricane season and this year is projected to be a bad one. Does your insurance cover you that time of year in that part of the...
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