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Search: Posts Made By: GaiaOrion
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-08-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By GaiaOrion
Autohelm Binnacle Base

Hey guys,

I got an autohelm 3000 for the Ontario 28, she has a t- cockpit though, and I need a base on which to attach the lower bracket or motor mount ?
I saw a guy had one built out of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-29-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By GaiaOrion
Orange oil and bees wax for teak

Hey guys, and gals,

I saw a boat named Story a while back, out of Gibralter Mich. If a boat was a woman, I would have asked her to marry, and I'm happily married !. Anyhow, I saw the teak decks,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 622
Posted By GaiaOrion

Hey guys, my 1979 Ontario 28 has developed some quarter sized blisters on her port underbelly. I have found that most of my leaks and standing water problems on the boat have been on this side, is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By GaiaOrion
One Motor mount or all ?

Hey guys my boat has one mount that has degraded. The yard has one around (new) they can use to replace it, is this alright ? Or should I wait and have them order all four. The others seem in good...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By GaiaOrion
Shaft out, engine dropped

Hey Guys, the yard that I have doing some work on the boat pulled the shaft after pounding on the cutlas housing (name?) anyways the engine reportedly dropped when it finally came out ! It was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-28-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By GaiaOrion
Re: Mast Step Repair

Hey Don,
yes, I added a compression post to addd to the bulkhead that
was holding it up.... not what you'd expect from these guys, but that is the way it was. I do not think they are bolts, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-28-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By GaiaOrion
Re: Mast Step Repair

Gotcha Chorizo,

west system hardener and then redrill. I think this piece doesn't see a lot of stress, but good to know she'll not be wanting o move about eh. Thanks,
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-28-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By GaiaOrion
Mast Step Repair

Hey fella,
During my stepping of the deck stepped mast on my Ontario 28, the boat shifted (was pushed by a friend...) and the aluminum receptical, which was by then bolted to the mast, came away...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-03-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By GaiaOrion
rudder , shaft and engine out, then what?

Hi all,

I am having the rudder dropped, and packing hose replaced as well, while some work is being done on the rudder by a reputable yard. The owner has suggested perhaps replacing the shaft, I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-01-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By GaiaOrion
To do it myself or not ?

Hey guys,

I need to replace a front engine mount and the stuffing gland (rubber tube behind the box around the shaft) I almost broke a wrist replacing the o-rings that hold the gland in place last...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 260
Posted By GaiaOrion

Hi guys, I just put the red stuf into the systems, but at the end of the year, after not using the head after the last flush, there was still a bit ( 1-2 cups) of the liquid blue in the bowl (holding...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-10-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By GaiaOrion
old english Bronze winches lost grip

Hey, my 26 's have lost a lot of their grab, any fix other than mortgaging my house for new ones?


Forum: Diesel 08-09-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By GaiaOrion

Hey guys, I have a friend with a yanmar triple cylinder which was running fine out of the harbour, but after the sail she wouldn't turn over, it will turn when the pressure cocks are off, but when...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By GaiaOrion
Talking Stuffing box ooze

Hey again, something else niggling my primordial sailors brain... I put some new stuffing in and it seems to not be dripping water like I know it should, but when I loosen it as little as I can, it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By GaiaOrion
Red face yanmar smokes when accelerating....

Hi all,

the single lunger seems to smoke and emit some black oil just when I accelerate . then it seems to be fine.... are there rings in a diesel that could be going ? I get about 5.5 knots at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-26-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By GaiaOrion
3/16 instead of 1/2 " Stuffing ?

Hey guys, I know it's unusual, maybe not, I could not pound in the 1/4 inch waxed rope into the nut, ( this one goes into the nut, not the sleeve. So I am considering using 5-6 wraps of 3/16. What...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-03-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By GaiaOrion
Stuffing box with grease?

Hey Guys,

wondering if anyone has seen this practise. I have a stuborn stuffing box nut in an impossible position, tried penetrating ooils etc. Cannot get to it to unscrew it. It just leaks a bit,...
Forum: Diesel 09-08-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By GaiaOrion
Re: Smoke on the Water

Thank you, it is a bit loose although it turns, maybe not as fast as the pulleys? What amount of play should it have ? 1/2 inch ?
Forum: Diesel 09-07-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By GaiaOrion
Smoke on the Water

Hey ,

my yanmar single started smoking out of the harbour a few weeks ago, out of the exhaust through hull ( raw water cooled). Was down a bit of oil so topped up; ran a few more times, shorter...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-17-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By GaiaOrion
one engine mount rubber blown

Hi all, this yanmar of mine seems to have one mount that the rubber has just about been chewed up and spat out for some reason (oily?) Anyways is there anywhere to get just one mount and will it be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-17-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By GaiaOrion
Stuffing box nt dripping at all

Hey all,
I have an Ontario 28 which does not let me access the stuffing box very easily and last time I tried to loosen the nut, I just about had a stroke ! anyhow, it was working, or dripping...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-22-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 506
Posted By GaiaOrion
compression post repair/replace or addition ?

Hey Gents and Ladies,
Looking foreward to another great season on Lake Erie coming up ! Lots to do, and last year,
I noticed a wee dish on the deck around my deck stepped mast. She's an Ontario 28...
Forum: Atomic 4 09-03-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By GaiaOrion
she runs but then shuts down.....

Hi guys, a friend of mine has a rebuilt carb, newer filter, etc...
he ran his engine for a few minutes then it quit, and can't start again.
He has taken the carb off to check it and it seems O.K.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 992
Posted By GaiaOrion
Stuffing box Nut

Hey, I'm to undo my stuffing box nut, and she's on pretty tight, not to mention as per engineer's design, in a tight spot.

Do I have to have a wrench on the stuffing nut, as well as the lock nut?...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,799
Posted By GaiaOrion
Engine mounts

Hey guys,
my rear engine mounts (yanmar 12SB), Ontario 28... seem to be quite high, one top stud is recesed in the bolt. and the opposite (front left) the rubber is degraded probably due to oil...
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