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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-09-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,273
Posted By backcreeksailor
At some point in my boat's past, the original...

At some point in my boat's past, the original barient 10 dorade box winches were moved to the top of the companion way for easier cockpit access. (I don't think mine ever had a mast mounted winch)....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-09-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,273
Posted By backcreeksailor
Unfortunately, I've never seen the top of my mast...

Unfortunately, I've never seen the top of my mast close up, so I can't specifically comment on the complete configuration. And I haven't turned up any close up pictures of the top of a C&C 30 Mk I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-08-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,273
Posted By backcreeksailor
I "assumed" this halyard was for the spinnaker,...

I "assumed" this halyard was for the spinnaker, because the previous owner implied that's what she occasionally used it for, (I've never flown the spinnaker because I always single hand the boat)....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-08-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,273
Posted By backcreeksailor
Question C&C 1979 Spinnaker Halyard Rigging Question

When I purchased my boat (1979 C&C 30 MK I) a few years ago the spinnaker halyard had been run outside the mast by a previous owner for reasons unknown even though the mast is clearly designed to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-21-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 9,234
Posted By backcreeksailor
A few pics... ;-)

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-ash1/v653/240/96/1219855009/n1219855009_482962_1705187.jpg
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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-21-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 9,234
Posted By backcreeksailor
I knew the owner had already purchased another...

I knew the owner had already purchased another boat and this one was sitting on the hard for what was about to be the second season in a row. So I actually made a low ball offer of 10k and the owner...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-16-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,890
Posted By backcreeksailor
Ok... So normal procedure with a topping lift is...

Ok... So normal procedure with a topping lift is to leave the tension on the topping lift until the mainsail is raised. Afterwhich, tension should be released and reset so that there's a small degree...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-16-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,890
Posted By backcreeksailor
So is there a general "set-it-and-forget-it"...

So is there a general "set-it-and-forget-it" angle that it can be adjusted to, the way a "solid" boom vang appears to fix the boom angle?

Or do you release the topping lift every time you put the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-16-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,890
Posted By backcreeksailor
Proper Boom Angle...?

I'm used to being on boats with solid boom vangs, so I've never really paid attention to this before... But my new(used) boat has a topping lift.

So my assumption is that the proper adjustment...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-09-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 7,667
Posted By backcreeksailor
Depending on how often I'm hitting the gym, my...

Depending on how often I'm hitting the gym, my weight can fluctuate from 180 (when I'm not going very often), to 195 (when I'm working out hard).
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-09-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 7,667
Posted By backcreeksailor
Climbing Rig Components...? (LONG)

After looking around at all the gadgets and gizmos that I could buy to get up my mast. I noticed that virtually ALL professional riggers that climb masts on a daily basis use a block & tackle setup...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-31-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 4,751
Posted By backcreeksailor
Did you put any type of antifouling on yours, or...

Did you put any type of antifouling on yours, or did you just clean it and put it back in bare?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-31-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 4,751
Posted By backcreeksailor
I'm considering pulling it out cleaning it, but...

I'm considering pulling it out cleaning it, but I'm a little leery because I keep hearing people like you say that it freaks them out when they do it. So how much water comes into the boat during the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-31-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 4,751
Posted By backcreeksailor
Speed Paddle Wheel Keeps Sticking

I'm guessing it's probably marine beasties or just algae, but everytime I take my boat out, the speed sensor paddle wheel is stuck and doesn't work. After a couple hours out, it finally free's up and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-31-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 13,006
Posted By backcreeksailor
I've seen elsewhere on the net where people say...

I've seen elsewhere on the net where people say that they mark their anchor chain. But unless you have an "all-chain" anchor line, why would you ever need to bother with marking the chain?

(In my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-31-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 13,006
Posted By backcreeksailor
Marking your Anchor Rode for Depth?

How many of you mark your anchor rode for depth? And what methods do you think work best both in daylight and after dark conditions?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-31-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 1,655
Posted By backcreeksailor
I would assume that statement could apply to...

I would assume that statement could apply to anything attached to a propane system including the stove, if you don't engage the shutoff switch when you button up the boat.

So I still don't quite...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-29-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 5,367
Posted By backcreeksailor
Today ended the 3-1/2 day pickling process with...

Today ended the 3-1/2 day pickling process with distilled white vinegar. The exhaust pumped out a white milky discharge for a good 1 to 2 minutes before the exhaust water started coming out clear...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-29-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 1,655
Posted By backcreeksailor
I haven't actually gone as far as purchasing one...

I haven't actually gone as far as purchasing one yet. But why would a tankless propane water heater preclude getting insurance as long as it's one that doesn't use a continuous pilot light?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-29-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 2,070
Posted By backcreeksailor
The cylinder wanted to turn with mine too. But a...

The cylinder wanted to turn with mine too. But a pair of channel lock pliers keeping it from rotating did the trick for me.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-27-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,930
Posted By backcreeksailor
That's why I'm asking first... "Measure twice cut...

That's why I'm asking first... "Measure twice cut once"

If the gain was only 1/2", then it would be a definite "no" it wouldn't be worth it. But if I could grab an 1-1/2 or more then it becomes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-27-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 9,127
Posted By backcreeksailor
Ok... I see a bleeder bolt at the top of the...

Ok... I see a bleeder bolt at the top of the filter case. But I'm not seeing anything listed in the service manual diagrams that's described as a "manual pump". Where is this located?

After...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-27-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 9,127
Posted By backcreeksailor
Question Yanmar 2QM15 - Changing the Fuel Filter

This looks simple enough, unscrew the bell, change out the filter, screw it back on. But I've already had a couple 5 minute jobs turn into 5 hour jobs, (e.g. the frozen zinc I'm still trying to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-27-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,930
Posted By backcreeksailor
All the wires I see going through my 1979 seem to...

All the wires I see going through my 1979 seem to be routed behind the side bulkhead panels. There doesn't appear to be anything entering or exiting beneath the liner.

The exposed bolts would be a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-27-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,930
Posted By backcreeksailor
Just out of curiosity... What was your headroom...

Just out of curiosity... What was your headroom clearance before you removed the liner?
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