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Search: Posts Made By: riburton
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By riburton
Re: Prop Dilemma

I admit I don't know a lot about props, pitch and engine/gearbox reduction. I find it quite confusing but my understanding after reading lots of stuff over the weekend is that a 3 bladed prop is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2014
Replies: 88
Icw
Views: 4,454
Posted By riburton
Re: Icw

I'm read the posts here and what these guys are saying is all true, theoretically. Sure you plan everything the night before, have it all laid out, mark the trouble spots, plan the tides, study...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By riburton
Re: Prop Dilemma

RichH, the shaft comes through the trailing edge of the keel and only extends out about 6", just enough to get the prop on and a donut style zink on it. I'm not sure how that is reinforced within...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By riburton
Re: Prop Dilemma

I agree with what you are saying. The shaft is a tapered shaft and and they used a bore reducer to make the prop fit the shaft. It is a tapered nylon sleeve that fits over the shaft and makes the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By riburton
Prop Dilemma

I have an Islander Freeport 38, also known as an Islander 38C. The original engine was a 42hp Pathfinder 50. Not sure what transmission it had or the gear ratio. The prop was a Sailor 2 blade 17 RH...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-02-2013
Replies: 183
Views: 16,842
Posted By riburton
Re: Finger Lakes,NY to Key West,Fl.

So what ever happened to coming to Key West. I started out in Ithaca in 93 and finally landed here in Key West in November 2011 and loving it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-01-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 2,588
Posted By riburton
Re: Lack of Confidence

If everything worked when you bought it, your problems are probably not as bad as they seem. You probably have some corrosion issues on connections. Check all wires to see if they are tight by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-30-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
Posted By riburton
Re: calcium buildup in sanitation hoses

The veggie sounds like a good idea.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-30-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
Posted By riburton
Re: calcium buildup in sanitation hoses

Thanks for the input. Like I said was surprised that I had this much buildup since I replaced all the sanitation hose less then 2 years ago.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-29-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
Posted By riburton
Re: calcium buildup in sanitation hoses

It sure seemed to make the calcium softer on the inside of the y valve. After about 10 minutes it was shot enough that I was able to scrape it off. Before it was like cement.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-29-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
Posted By riburton
calcium buildup in sanitation hoses

I replaced all my sanitation hoses less then 2 years ago and installed a y valve in the line. I had noticed that the y valve would not switch over all t he way so today I pulled it out and found...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-13-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,580
Posted By riburton
Nova Kool R2600 Frig

I am thinking about purchasing a Nova Kool R2600 frig for my Pearson 323. Anyone here have any experience with this product? The specs sound pretty good. It operates at a 30 deg angle, and can...
Forum: Pearson 04-19-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 746
Posted By riburton
Never Mind, I goofed

I just looked at the CG simplified measurement again and noticed that Depth is not draft. Depth is the distance from the toe rail to the bottom of the keel. That puts it well over the requirements.
Forum: Pearson 04-19-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 746
Posted By riburton
Documentation of Pearson 323

Has anyone here documented a Pearson 323? I tried using the simplified measurement tool the CG has and it rejected the measurements as not being 5 NRT. The Pearson 323 has an LOA of 32'3" has a...
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