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Search: Posts Made By: Bazzer
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-19-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,626
Posted By Bazzer
Curing weather helm on my cutter

I have a True North 34, it's actually about 42 with the bowsprit and pulpit. I have just purchased a new mainsail and sailed her for the first time. Initially I hoisted just the main in a freshening...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 924
Posted By Bazzer
I'VE got one, but like you maybe its up a 43 ft...

I'VE got one, but like you maybe its up a 43 ft mast and it's not working! I'm going to fetch it down one of these days and give it some maintenance.
Barry
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-10-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 659
Posted By Bazzer
Sail-plan for True North 34 needed!

I am the proud new owner of a True View 34, it needs a new motor ( anyone got a working MD17 they want to sell?) I have a tiny jpg of the plan, so I'm hoping someone out there might be able to point...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By Bazzer
thanks

thanks
BZ
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By Bazzer
Whats my Line?

What is the official nautical term for the fancy carved scroll and line on sailboats near the gunwale and running from stem to stern???
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-15-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,884
Posted By Bazzer
Size Matters

Remember the Cutlass Bearing is water lubed, so to tight a fit will result in overheating and a burning bearing. I would check the size of the shaft with a micrometer if you have it out and the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-18-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By Bazzer
I had a Globalstar phone for more than a year...

I had a Globalstar phone for more than a year here in California, my experience was not good. The phone is not waterproof, or weatherproof in any way and the service is poor. Getting a signal was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-17-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By Bazzer
This "great" plan is only good until march 2010...

This "great" plan is only good until march 2010 after which you have to use one of their expensive plans.....just a bait and trap...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-11-2010
Replies: 242
Views: 132,861
Posted By Bazzer
Tips for car cleaning please!

Maine Sail,
I thank you for taking the time to share "trade secrets" with us. I know this is strictly a boat forum, but you mention many hours of cleaning and polishing classic cars. Being the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 5,884
Posted By Bazzer
Now, having been a aircraft electrical inspector...

Now, having been a aircraft electrical inspector and think I can answer your question.
Rather than go for the generic plier type crimper, look for the ratcheting type as sold by west marine. This...
Forum: Diesel 01-08-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,674
Posted By Bazzer
Take it to the local shop and let them remove the...

Take it to the local shop and let them remove the old bolts and if necessary put inserts in to fit the oem correct bolts. Make sure they are torqued to the correct specs and the right locking...
Forum: Diesel 01-08-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,996
Posted By Bazzer
Hey, you are suffering from false economy in not...

Hey, you are suffering from false economy in not putting in a filter/sperator, every diesel on the road has one for the reasons given. The filters for my older racor are cheap at 16 bucks and easy...
Forum: Diesel 01-08-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,736
Posted By Bazzer
First of all DO NOT use starting fluid on this...

First of all DO NOT use starting fluid on this motor. You are likely to cause permanent damage. It might well be that the glow plugs, one or more might be faulty. Secondly, you might be getting air...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,820
Posted By Bazzer
For what it's worth I am a full time fly fishing...

For what it's worth I am a full time fly fishing guide who rows a 20ft drift boat. Over many miles the oar blades that are oak and reinforced with polyester resin and glass totally delaminated. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,820
Posted By Bazzer
My wife scrapped me a year ago! Thank god, no...

My wife scrapped me a year ago! Thank god, no blisters, just open heart surgery. But I'm better off. I've been researching blisters, as you know there is a huge thread here about it. But no proven...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,820
Posted By Bazzer
I just can't believe that so many GRP boat...

I just can't believe that so many GRP boat builders can be a fault for building boats that later "Blister" There is obviously something intrinsically wrong with the process that has not been...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,820
Posted By Bazzer
I have spent many hours on the internet...

I have spent many hours on the internet researching this subject, there are plenty of opinions and some facts, but the truth is that no one currently knows the cause or the cure. It's a pity, since...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By Bazzer
The boat in question is my girlfriends and the...

The boat in question is my girlfriends and the main halyard, wire to rope, is worn on part of the rope part, so I would not trust it at all. I'm afraid climbing a greasy pole is past me! I'm on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By Bazzer
Yep, all day and all night at the moment. I would...

Yep, all day and all night at the moment. I would like to purchase a ATN Topclimber, but they are a bit expensive, I guess I'm going to have to pay a rigger to take care of it.
Baz
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By Bazzer
How to stop a squeaking windspeed sensor???

The windspeed sender on out Newport 30 is squeaking anytime the wind is over 5 knots. It's driving me mad...Has anyone got any ideas for stopping it without climbing the mast or taking the mast down?...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-10-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,438
Posted By Bazzer
I'm interested if it's still available? Barry

I'm interested if it's still available?
Barry
Forum: Newport 02-10-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,691
Posted By Bazzer
Removing the transmission on a Newport 30

We have a Newport 30 III which is new to us. The transmission is slipping in forward gear and I am betting that the clutch is on the way out. The motor is a Universal 20 and the gearbox is a Hurth...
Forum: Newport 02-10-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 586
Posted By Bazzer
Removing the transmission on a Newport 30

We have a Newport 30 III which is new to us. The transmission is slipping in forward gear and I am betting that the clutch is on the way out. The motor is a Universal 20 and the gearbox is a Hurth...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-10-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 2,620
Posted By Bazzer
I have the same problem!

Hi, I have the same problem on a Newport 30, mine is worst since the gearbox is slipping as well. My coupling is really rusty and frozen onto a already to long shaft. The only answer is to remove...
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