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Search: Posts Made By: harpguitar
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-05-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,299
Posted By harpguitar
Hey Guys, I may have missed this part. Why...

Hey Guys,

I may have missed this part. Why would black smoke be a sign of a fowled prop or hull?

So I had the boat hauled today and the hull didn't look too bad but there were clearly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-03-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,299
Posted By harpguitar
Thank you. It makes sense to check for some...

Thank you. It makes sense to check for some sourt of fouling of the prop and hull first. It is hard to believe that it could slow me up so much but given the numbers you presented and the fact that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-03-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,299
Posted By harpguitar
prop turns but minimal boat spped

Hi,

I took my boat out this morning for the first time this year. I was on my way to the yard to get it hauled and hull painted. It would go into forward and reverse but at high revs I was only...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-13-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 6,524
Posted By harpguitar
Thank you all! I will give it a try soon. ...

Thank you all! I will give it a try soon.

Rick
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-11-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 6,524
Posted By harpguitar
Replace Main Halyard using a "messenger"

Hi,

My main halyard and my jib halyard need replacing. I have heard that this can be done without going to the top of the mast using a "messenger line."

Is anyone familiar with this procedure?...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 882
Posted By harpguitar
Thank you. It was just done a week or so ago. I...

Thank you. It was just done a week or so ago. I will get it looked at while things are being done. Will replace cutlass bearing also. Hope I can be back on the water in a couple of weeks.

Rick
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-03-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 882
Posted By harpguitar
Thank you DrB, This was very helpful. I...

Thank you DrB,

This was very helpful. I have found that the was leak due to another problem. The propellor shaft tube has a hole in it. So I am about to get the boat hauled again and have it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-03-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 882
Posted By harpguitar
Stuffing box adjustments Westerly 26

Hi,

I have learned much about zincs. I didn't have one. lost propellers, found it, and broken prop shafts, now replaced.

Now there is a drip at the stuffing box. I have attempted to tighten...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By harpguitar
Jim, Thank you. I won't get to it until...

Jim,

Thank you. I won't get to it until next Sunday. Bought mask and flippers so I can at least look.

I get it about the zinc. Wish I knew about it last year when boat was hauled and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By harpguitar
Thank you Jim and Sailing Dog. The thing is it...

Thank you Jim and Sailing Dog. The thing is it could well be sitting at the bottom of my dock/slip. The last time I went out it got me home just fine.

So perhaps with the low tides when the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By harpguitar
Cotter pin?

Good morning,

I should be out on the water now!

I put my Westerly 26 in forward (engine started +running well) and nothing happened. Reverse, nothing happened. Opened up to look at drive...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 3,367
Posted By harpguitar
I am not at the point that I would do any surgery...

I am not at the point that I would do any surgery on my own sail. Sail Care is doing it for me. Hope they do a good job but in any case they will do it better than I can right now.

Harp
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 3,367
Posted By harpguitar
Many thanks!!! The links are informative and I...

Many thanks!!! The links are informative and I WILL do it.

Harp
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 3,367
Posted By harpguitar
SD, Thank you. I need to ask another...

SD,

Thank you. I need to ask another question. I don't understand reefing lines, forward tack reefing cringle, and forward tack at the gooseneck. Where might I be able to read or see what you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 3,367
Posted By harpguitar
Reef points

I am debating having a sail cleaning company add reef points while my sail is there for cleaning.

I don't tend to sail in heavy air. My current set up is that the boom is designed to furl the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-18-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 38,141
Posted By harpguitar
I was at the Sailboat show this year and was most...

I was at the Sailboat show this year and was most impressed with Hinkley. Don't they have something in this size? Do they sail as nice as they look?

Rick
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-26-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 4,154
Posted By harpguitar
I bought an old boat from the 1960's. My friend...

I bought an old boat from the 1960's. My friend advised just sail it, don't worry about making it pretty. It took a couple months to get radio, gps and motor all working reliably. In retrospect it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-17-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,505
Posted By harpguitar
Thank you. Rockter your remarks are very...

Thank you. Rockter your remarks are very helpful. It is great that I am not the only one with this kind of engine. I think I will try to do some draining. I was going to try to run it with the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-17-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,505
Posted By harpguitar
Thank you all, Rockter, One thing I...

Thank you all,

Rockter,

One thing I always do is shut off the raw water intake and run the engine for another 30 sec.

Might it be possible that since the thermostat didn't open there is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,505
Posted By harpguitar
Thank you. No I didn't check the exhaust. I am...

Thank you. No I didn't check the exhaust. I am using the West marine pink stuff. I will get more.

Yes I could use advice on other systems.

The head isn't working so not an issue.

There...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,505
Posted By harpguitar
Antifreeze

I have a Volvo MD2b 25hp diesel raw water cooled engine. I was advised by previous owner to put in a gallon of antifreeze (marine) to prevent freezing. Temps are getting down into the low 30's here...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-03-2008
Replies: 3,269
Views: 467,270
Posted By harpguitar
Chesapeake Bay, Poquoson River. Rick

Chesapeake Bay, Poquoson River.

Rick
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-02-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 2,562
Posted By harpguitar
Thank you for info! I will look into this IOTA. ...

Thank you for info! I will look into this IOTA.

Rick
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-02-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 2,562
Posted By harpguitar
If I may ask a really really stupid battery...

If I may ask a really really stupid battery question...how does one charge batteries at the dock? I have not done it yet. Been running my boat all summer.

(SD please don't give me a hard time...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-28-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 3,149
Posted By harpguitar
Thank you everyone. I think I will get out and...

Thank you everyone. I think I will get out and compare some mid range models. Image steadying sounds nice but beyond my needs.

As always these forums are a huge help to me. I have been...
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