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Search: Posts Made By: Petar
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-23-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,451
Posted By Petar
What is the quietest fresh water pump?

Hi I have an older Shurflo diaphragm water pump that is pretty noisy. Which pumps do you find least noisy? Can the pump be enclosed into something to make less noise? I read somewhere that the reason...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-17-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By Petar
Re: Two month Barnacle Growth PNW

I moore in Point Roberts, WA and in summer time if I leave my dinghy in the water even for a week, barnacles grow on it like crazy. I resorted to using inflated inner tube of a truck tire to rest my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-10-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 8,380
Posted By Petar
Re: Non wood interior sole alternative

Thanks guys,

has anyone tried applying Nu-teak interior on top of plywood? This seems pretty easy to apply and my only concern would be its thickness. anyone has any suggestions on material...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-09-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 8,380
Posted By Petar
Re: Non wood interior sole alternative

I would NOT put carpet in my boat EVER. To sand and apply 6-7 coats varnish on 50 square feet of plywood flooring that requires proper drying and light sanding between coats would definitely take a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-09-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 8,380
Posted By Petar
Non wood interior sole alternative

My 3/4" plywood sole with Teak veneer top needs TLC. Instead of sanding, and varnishing 6-7 coats which would take most of the winter to complete, i am interested in potential non wood alternatives....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-01-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,218
Posted By Petar
Re: Compass Fluid, what to use?

Hi Guys,

I spoke to a local compass repair shop. As they do not usually sell that stuff but use it for repairs, they directed me to a local art store which is selling Stevenson odorless mineral...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-01-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,218
Posted By Petar
Compass Fluid, what to use?

Hi, I got the spare clear sphere for my Ritchie SP5 ompass that I broke last week but the local company that supposedly sells the odourless mineral spirit seems not to work any more. Not sure if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-25-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By Petar
Ritchi Globemaster SP5 broken??

I was working on my pedestal today and failed miserably allowing my Ritchie Globemaster SP5 pedestal compass to fall on deck so the clear plastic dome is cracked and antifreeze liquid leaked out. Am...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By Petar
Large dinghy leak repair

Hi, my cheap 9ft inflatable dinghy has failed miserably over the last week. just been in the marina and found both tubes deflated. Hoisted it on the deck, started inflating and found that both tubes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-17-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By Petar
Re: My dinghy needs a pump

hoover, check the background ;-)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-14-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
Posted By Petar
Recharging refrigerant

Hi, I have an older (nevr used and never installed) Adler Barbour DCM-12 ColdMachine unit that is running but is not cooling as I believe it needs recharging refrigerant.
I know that new unnits...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-14-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,973
Posted By Petar
Weird main sail halyard splicing / termination

I am replacing my main halyard which seems to be an older Aramid 85 rope either 7/16" or 1/2" diameter in apparent very good condition with practically no wear or damage on the outer layer/braid but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-06-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 4,280
Posted By Petar
How much zinc is enough?

Hi,

I have a Freedom 36 on which I have 1" SS shaft protruding about 2.5 Ft out of the hull on which I have put two collar zinc anodes and one on the tip of my MaxProp propeller. Many people in...
Forum: Diesel 09-06-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,058
Posted By Petar
Engine compartment forced ventilation?

I own an 1986 Freedom 36 which has originally fitted Yanmar 3GM30F in what appears very confined and closed compartment which I find well insulated (heat and noise). Front engine access is through...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 2,730
Posted By Petar
I'd go south of the border. i purchased both of...

I'd go south of the border. i purchased both of my sailboats in seattle for much better price than what i found in Vancouver area. canadians seem to be "emotionally attached" to their boats and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,256
Posted By Petar
Wheel autopilot displacement limit?

Hi, i am on the market for replacing my busted Autohelm ST6000 Autopilot Course computer and Autohelm ST7000 Control head that used to drive my (still functioning and working) Autohelm Type1 Direct...
Forum: Electronics 07-05-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,270
Posted By Petar
Wheel Autopilot or Underdeck unit?

Hi,
On my 19686 Freedom 36 my old ST6000 autopilot Course Computer and ST7000 Control head got busted so I need new ones. My linear direct drive, fluxgate compass and rudder reference unit are all...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-28-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 7,135
Posted By Petar
Bow in or stern in at the dock?

I've been reading various posts on this form and have watched people in the marina mooring their boats various ways. In essence, majority of boats are tied "bow in" and lesser number "stern in". I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-23-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1,593
Posted By Petar
Thanks to all who have given their advice here. I...

Thanks to all who have given their advice here. I really appreciate it and it reinforces my feeling that I seem to be shafted by my own insurance. I've heard of them not being very good and even some...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-23-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1,593
Posted By Petar
Mark, Thanks for advice. No worries, it was...

Mark,

Thanks for advice. No worries, it was in Point Roberts Marina.
:)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-23-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1,593
Posted By Petar
Insurance claim issue.....

I have been insured with same company (Premier Marine in Vancouver, canada) for last 7 years and never had the need to make a claim. Two and a half weeks ago while hiking with friends got an email...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,702
Posted By Petar
Thanks to those responding positively. It is...

Thanks to those responding positively. It is encouraging to know that Boomkicker can work on larger boats. Makers have advised me that they in fact do not sell K2000 any more but K1500 with longer...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,702
Posted By Petar
I am aware of the Freedom forum, but very few...

I am aware of the Freedom forum, but very few members there are either knowledgeable or willing to shere/contribute. There are numerous posts by various people wheich are never answered/followed up.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,702
Posted By Petar
Brian, Thanks. With CF masts people do not like...

Brian,
Thanks. With CF masts people do not like drilling holes in it to attache things so Garhauer has devised a SS 4-6 inch wide ring that wraps around the mast onto which a rigid vang is attached,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,702
Posted By Petar
Boomkicker application

Hi,

I own a Freedom 36 which has a carbon fiber free standing mast and a rather large (17 ft) boom and a large roach 490 sq/ft fully battened Dacron main sail. Boom is originally suspended with...
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