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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-27-2008
Replies: 120
Views: 11,017
Posted By clayjay
Off Topic ...profanity...deleted

Off Topic ...profanity...deleted
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-26-2008
Replies: 120
Views: 11,017
Posted By clayjay
Oh really.....?

Hahahahaha........typical, so basically what you are saying, or rather that gang of muppets that decide your foreign policy IS: It's our way or no way.

Well matey, I too live in a free country and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-26-2008
Replies: 120
Views: 11,017
Posted By clayjay
Then again.....why not just accept it as an accident and get a life ?

Why oh why do you Americans always believe that someone, ANYONE but them should have to pay for anything untoward that happens to them ???
It was America that started all this awful claim culture...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-24-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 11,125
Posted By clayjay
Raymarine ST4000 Autopilot....

I have a Raymarine ST4000 Autopilot that is starting to sound like a bag of rusty nails. I've stripped it down and the problem seems to be a general lack of lubrication between the two rotating...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-16-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 5,851
Posted By clayjay
All better now..........

Thanks for everyone who posted on this.
It did indeed turn out to be an alignment problem. I placed too much faith in the spacer to take up the slack. I got down and dirty today and after undoing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-15-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 5,851
Posted By clayjay
Thats it.........

Barry, that is the sort of 'piece of plastic' I have. It looks different but does the same job i'm sure.

I went to the web site you showed and was amazed at their price. Lucky I don't need one....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-15-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 5,851
Posted By clayjay
I'm guessing that is the idea behind the thick...

I'm guessing that is the idea behind the thick plastic spacer.........to soak up any mis alignment. I think you are right on the alignment issue though. I'm gonna break it apart tomorrow and check it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-15-2007
Replies: 70
Views: 6,973
Posted By clayjay
Drink tea instead. It's kinder on your breath !

Drink tea instead. It's kinder on your breath !
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-15-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 5,851
Posted By clayjay
For sure........

I'm with you on that one Jef..........a UJ seems a whole lot easier !

I could not imagine replacing a cutlass bearing without removing the shaft. As it was i needed to cut a groove down it with a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-15-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 5,851
Posted By clayjay
Stan..........

Your coupling obviously looks a lot different to my one. There is a plastic spacer between the two flanges about 10 - 20mm thick that would soak up any of the gaps you would find on your feeler...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-15-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 5,851
Posted By clayjay
Propeller shaft woes.............

Ok, just took my boat out for a shakedown after spending 11 days in the yard doing lots of maintenence which included removing the propeller shaft to replace the cutlass bearing. I am getting serious...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-10-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 1,655
Posted By clayjay
Stuffing Box Quickie - Grease

I have just repacked my stuffing box with 3 rings of PTFE Teflon material and put everything back together. For now I have just done up the nut hand tight and then locked it off. I will adjust it if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-02-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By clayjay
Keel repair.....

My keel has an opening at the keel/stub connection that runs from the tail edge almost to the rear bolt......about 6" long and tapering from 1" - 1/8" in gap. Should I laminate some glass mat in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-02-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,752
Posted By clayjay
Where do you buy a Cutlass Bearing ?

From what I have read elswhere on here it looks as though my cutlass bearing does indeed need replacing. Where does one purchase them ?
My boat is C&C 36 made under licence her in Brisbane,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-02-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 1,211
Posted By clayjay
Stern Gland & Cutlass Bearing....

Just hauled out my C&C 36 for antifoul and stern gland/stuffing box maintenance. I've undone the joint but if I slide it all the way back until it touches the flange at the back of the gearbox there...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-10-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,263
Posted By clayjay
For sure we were lucky that no one was injured. ...

For sure we were lucky that no one was injured.

In our defence, having only bought the boat 2 months ago and not having had to hoist the headsail before because of the furler, we had no idea of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-09-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,263
Posted By clayjay
No, we eventually got it up the final 2 ft and...

No, we eventually got it up the final 2 ft and the sail seemed to set fine. Strange.

Should you ever lubricate the luff and if so with what ?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-09-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,263
Posted By clayjay
Headsail difficult to hoist

We were hoisting a new spare light Genoa on my C&C 36 at the weekend and it was unbelievably difficult to hoist after about the half way point. The track is a furler type and appeared to be clean etc...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-09-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By clayjay
Thanks guy's. Yes it is the Racor type filter and...

Thanks guy's. Yes it is the Racor type filter and the fittings screw into the body. They are brass and have a 45degree seat which corresponds quite well with the seat in the body. I just want to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-09-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By clayjay
Diesel filter - sealing

I've just purchased a large Diesel filter for my supply line - the type with the large glass bowl at the bottom for filtering out water. I've also had to purchase the brass tails for the fuel lines...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-20-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 9,108
Posted By clayjay
Well actually I am a Brit living in Australia....

Well actually I am a Brit living in Australia. Not that that has anything to do with anything.
Thats the trouble with America you see, you are so insular. If it isn't going on in America then it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-20-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 9,108
Posted By clayjay
Hey Sailaway 21, I noticed the comment worthy of...

Hey Sailaway 21, I noticed the comment worthy of Homer Simpson at the bottom of your post - "America-Saving Europe's Ass Since 1917".
So that's what you call it ?
Let's see now....a huge...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-30-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By clayjay
Re-Paint

I've just bought a C&C 36 which could do with a complete re-paint.....hull and deck.
Can anyone give me an idea as to the cost of having this done ?
I would be doing a lot of the prep work myself -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-22-2007
Replies: 118
Views: 10,659
Posted By clayjay
Not necessarily, the Aussies are a bit too laid...

Not necessarily, the Aussies are a bit too laid back at times (make that ALL the time). They probably haven't even thought of looking below the waterline yet.

I thought of another theory. They set...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-21-2007
Replies: 118
Views: 10,659
Posted By clayjay
The report said the boat was 80 miles off off...

The report said the boat was 80 miles off off Townsville. Thats where the Great Barrier Reef is. I'm guessing they hit the reef in the night and in a panic took to the life raft OR waited until first...
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