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Search: Posts Made By: 99miles
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-30-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,476
Posted By 99miles
Making Cal 2-24 more friendly for sailing with 2 people

We have a Cal 2-24, which I think was designed with single-handed sailing in mind. So, the jib lines run far back to about where the main and tiller are. This makes it really hard and awkward to sail...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-01-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,455
Posted By 99miles
Thanks everyone. I did get it working today, but...

Thanks everyone. I did get it working today, but I think I'll take your advice and upgrade the panel and wiring.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-31-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,455
Posted By 99miles
How to wire this switch panel

I'm trying to wire up this old switch panel, but it looks different than the diagrams in Casey's book as far as I can tell.
This is a poor photo, but the left side has the positive going out to say,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-31-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,183
Posted By 99miles
Thanks for the answers, everyone. Pedcab, ...

Thanks for the answers, everyone.

Pedcab,
I was replacing the line b/c the other one was old and had a crack. I put new clamps on this one but there's a piece of tube on the other side of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-31-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,183
Posted By 99miles
How to know if engine is a fuel injection engine

Horribly lame question, I'm sure. But how do I know if my 2-stroke, 6hp, Evinrude outboard engine is fuel injection? I replaced the fuel line today with tubing that says "not suitable for fuel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-31-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 5,740
Posted By 99miles
Charging battery from old outboard engine

I have an old Evinrude 6 HP outboard engine on my sailboat. Is there a way to rig this to the battery to charge the battery as it's running, or do I need a more recent engine with an output for this?
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-31-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 4,428
Posted By 99miles
Wire colors - Black vs Yellow in DC

I have a Cal 24-2. The electrical isn't currently hooked up -- the wires are there, but they end at the switch panel.
The duplex wires are yellow and black. I thought black should be negative, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-30-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By 99miles
Getting Genoa around the stays on tacks

We just got a Cal 2-24. We've had issues on tacks where the Genoa gets caught around the stays when it tries to come around. I imagine this must be a common issue on these boats... is there a trick...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-19-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,026
Posted By 99miles
Difficulty of "basic" electrical system repairs

Is repairing the wiring on existing electronics very difficult to do with a little reading up? I'm getting a Cal 2-24 sailboat and the running lights aren't working. I don't know a lot about...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-11-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By 99miles
Thanks! I'll check out that book! I don't...

Thanks! I'll check out that book!

I don't have plans to sleep on the boat much, but the option sounds nice.

I have been looking locally on craigslist at what comes up, and I've been researching...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-11-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By 99miles
Looking for guidance on model of sailboat to buy

Hello,
This is my first post here, I apologize if this isn't the most appropriate category to post this under.

I'm looking to get a small day sailer and I'm overwhelmed by all the models out...
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