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Forum: Diesel   01-08-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 1,412
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: small diesel maintenance course

Out here in Puget Sound our local university SeaGrant program runs diesel courses. Might google SeaGrant in your area, it's af federal program.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-05-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 2,034
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Keeping Inside Cabin Dry

I use an eva-dry dehumidifier and electric heater. Works great here in the northwest.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-01-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,169
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: engine size

I came across a handy table made up in Ted Brewer's book "Explaining Sailboat Design" Based on data provided by John Thornycroft it gives power required for sailboat auxiliaries with normal prop...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-30-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 3,532
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: What is this canister on the front of my boat?

looks like something you may feed a spinnaker thru that's been stopped up for racing.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-24-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,169
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: engine size

BTW on props, while you can do the calculations per Gerr's book prop manufacturers like Michigan Wheel have computer programs that are probably more accurate. You just supply the info. Some like...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-24-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,169
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: engine size

I think the best way to assess engine size and prop arrangement is to talk to people who have the same boat about what they have and the performance. The prop has to match the engine output, hull...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-22-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Thru-hulls, seacocks, and hoses!

I think you need backing blocks whether or not you use bolts or lag bolts. Personally thing thru bolts are more secure than lag.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-22-2015
Replies: 75
Views: 5,190
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Chart Plotter Location?

Mine mounts on the forward exterior side bulkhead of the cockpit. Wires come in from the back. I can remove it and slide in a poly plate that covers/seals the opening. When removed from the cockpit...
Forum: CS Yachts   12-21-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Electrical Spaghetti 1981/CS 27

I'd recommend a ratcheting crimper. For heavy cables I got the compression fittings and used the crimper at at the west marine store that they use for rigging. I used regular shrink tube in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-20-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 4,188
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Propane Tank Mount

I've got a manufactured aluminium box that holds two 6# tanks side by side. One advantage of a box is that you can also mount the pressure gage, and solenoid valve(s) with the tanks.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-16-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 817
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: outboard without reverse gear

I have a 3.5 nissan like that. Reversing on the dinghy was no problem, best to reduce throttle. I did modify it with a kit to use an external gas tank. The installed one is small and filling it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-14-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 784
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Sailing Magazine recommendations?

Good Old Boat, Practical Boat Owner, and Practical Sailor are my top picks. (my wife thinks the latter a oxymoron). Have subscribed to all of them. Now a days I've found a library with a great set...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-11-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Fuel Tank Access Ports, Pickups and Cleaning

Two identical filters would be better. I had a 200FG already so used that for the polishing system and got a new larger 500FG for the engine system. The 200 is out of production so the only option...
Forum: Gas   12-10-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 642
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Where to get gasket for main gas tank?

I cut my own from nitrile gasket I got sheeting on line. I think buna-n works as well. Got a punch from the hardware store.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-10-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Fuel Tank Access Ports, Pickups and Cleaning

Here's the diagram of my system. Someone asked. A note... it shows a check valve in the polishing system. That's because it's built into the pump. It's not necessary I had originally wanted...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-08-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Fuel Tank Access Ports, Pickups and Cleaning

I just use a manual mechanical timer from the haedware store. Since it'spring operated it's ok with 12V DC. Works fine. I mounted it on a weather proof covered plastic electrical box also from the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-07-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Fuel Tank Access Ports, Pickups and Cleaning

wiring the polishing system pump: one power source is the engine power. this is the circuit energized when I turn on the ignition switch. This means the polishing pump is running when the engine is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-30-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: CAL 29 bilge locations

Concur with ensuring that water coming out of the head doesn't go up against the beam in the bilge aft of that. My head didnt have a drain hole in the floor. If one is there there should be drain...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Fuel Tank Access Ports, Pickups and Cleaning

I did a project similar to what you describe. I am repowering with a diesel and replaced the steel fuel tank with a 30 gal aluminum one. In the process I installed a hand hole and a separate...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-16-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Modernization/upgrade of DC distribution

Wing's book on marine electrical wiring has the ABYC standards along with the other info. Upgrade to current standards where you can. If you use BoatUS Insurance thier current Seaworthy magazine has...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-21-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By Waltthesalt
Outboard mounting depth

I have a Cal 29 with an inboard diesel. I also have a long shaft Nissan 3.5 for my skiff and dinghy. I have a retractable outboard bracket that I'm installing on the stern for motor storage and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-12-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Rub Rail - adhesive?

I'd recommend contacting Steve Seal founder of Seal's Spars and Rigging. He sells replacement Cal, Newport and Schock rubrails while he doesn't sell Catalina rub rails he's an expert on the subject.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-01-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 2,865
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: A little Pollution Anyone?

Here in Washington our Department of Ecology claims that eliminating boaters’ Type 2 MSD’s would “protect water quality” because these systems “don't treat sewage adequately to more stringent state...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-22-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By Waltthesalt
Mast work

this is about using an extension ladder for mast work. I used one to install a radar a bit above the spreaders. It worked great. Now I need to work sheaves at the mast top. Anyone have experience...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-14-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 5,609
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Dyneema (or similar) jacklines

I opted to put in fixed attachment points and tracks instead of jacklines. Attachment points are in the cockpit, at the mast, and on the foredeck. There are port and stbd tracks with cars mounted...
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