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Search: Posts Made By: Sfilson
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-03-2002
Replies: 8
Views: 1,594
Posted By Sfilson
Solution to using traveler under load??

Older boats used to have a bar for a traveler. The lower sheet block was attached to a ring around the bar. The ring had lines attached to it that allowed the sheet block to be moved to port or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-30-2002
Replies: 19
Views: 3,743
Posted By Sfilson
Battery Charger

Look in automotive store. Some of them carry heavy duty chargers. You want to make sure there is plenty of air space around your batteries and the charger with out the charger having the abiliy to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-20-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 768
Posted By Sfilson
Freakin Sinking!!

Sounds like your boat is a cat? I have never sailed on a cat, but does the other hull have the same access cap. Maybe check it out to see if it has an O-ring. If not I was contemplating something...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-08-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By Sfilson
Yes- The Old Leaking Head Problem

I am not sure how the problem was finally resolved, but I sailing ship I worked for had this problem a few times. One thing that seemed to help the frequency of the problem was to flush food grease...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-06-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 1,701
Posted By Sfilson
Permanent gas line fittings for outboard?

I am thinking of doing something simular to our Columbia 26. Our motor is in a well, but we have a problem with the fuel tank being in the way. I want to install a perminant tank with a fuel line...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-06-2002
Replies: 16
Views: 7,697
Posted By Sfilson
proposing to paint prop

I don''t think the prop should be painted. The Zinc and its connection to the brass should be clean so it will work properly.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-06-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 2,579
Posted By Sfilson
Diesel in the bilge

We had a significant spill on one of the boats I worked on. The smell lingered for a long time. One day we noticed we didn''t smell it anymore. Do your best to clean it up. The Ideas above sound...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By Sfilson
temporary jib set-up

On a boat I used to sail for we had added such a feature, but it was a little different and we used once to add sail area on a downwind race where spinnakers were banned. The owner of the boat was a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 1,972
Posted By Sfilson
Lamp oil running lights...

Look at antique stores and lawn sales. I found a pair someone was using to decorate their house and was selling them in a lawn sale. $5.00 for the pair. I needed to buy new wicks and resolder one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 2,102
Posted By Sfilson
Raise mast on 21 macgregor

We have a MAcGregor 22. I have seen the setup you are mentioning but never used it. I think what I saw was someone using a set of lines rigged under the spreaders to the chainplates. As long as...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-24-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 2,080
Posted By Sfilson
Safety Lines with Flags?!

We used safety belts on a square rigged ship I used to work for that had the tethers that were stitched to provide a "shock absorber" effect if you exceed an amount of force. The tether would break...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2002
Replies: 21
Views: 5,099
Posted By Sfilson
Diesel vs 4 stroke outboard???

After reading everyone’s message on your topic, I thought I add some more info to your difficult decision. I have a Columbia 26 MKII with a 2 stroke outboard. I don''t like it and I am envious of...
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