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Search: Posts Made By: Northbeach
Forum: Island Packet 04-13-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 4,898
Posted By Northbeach
Thank you for your thoughts!

IP32Haefen,

Wonderfully thoughtful answer, Iíll need to read it a few more times to make sure I processed each point you addressed. I am looking at my second sailboat and will be moving up in...
Forum: Island Packet 04-05-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 4,898
Posted By Northbeach
So are you really happy with your Island Packet?

I’m considering purchasing my second sailboat. I have come across a 1983 26 foot Island Packet MKII that is available. In reading the various forums it is clear that most Island Packet owners love...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-02-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By Northbeach
Good question

Interesting observation! Being neither a marine surveyor nor an electrician it will be interesting to read their input when and if they join the discussion. An owner can do just about what they...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 04-01-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 3,071
Posted By Northbeach
Thanks to all for the replies. Another...

Thanks to all for the replies. Another misconseption I had has been cleared up.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 03-31-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 3,071
Posted By Northbeach
Centerboard and "full keel" on the same sailboat - why?

Why on a full keel sailboat, like a 1983 Island Packet MKII for example, would there need to be a retractable centerboard? I though retractable centerboards and full keels were mutually exclusive.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-29-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,337
Posted By Northbeach
No harm no foul, not my cup of tea; but that...

No harm no foul, not my cup of tea; but that keeps things interesting. I wish I had his hair as I lost most of mine in my late 20s. So, if the guy wants locks more power to him. His daughter looks...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-12-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 4,049
Posted By Northbeach
Related question

I own a 2 cycle Yamaha 15 hp outboard that I bought second hand from a reputable dealer. Looking over it is obvious that at one time (or more) it got too hot as both cylinder heads show overheat...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-11-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 11,950
Posted By Northbeach
Closing thoughts

StephenP,

Before you actually buy I would recommend paying a marine surveyor to go over your purchase. You donít want to end up with something that is compromised. I was talked out of this...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-11-2008
Replies: 58
Views: 6,097
Posted By Northbeach
Respect & courtesy.

This question comes down to respect and courtesy. Thatís what I enjoy the most about Sailnet. I as a relatively inexperienced sailor I have the privilege of communicating with those who have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-09-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 11,950
Posted By Northbeach
Maintenance costs.

StephenP

Did you have the boat surveyed by a marine surveyor prior to purchase? If you did have it surveyed did you price out the various repairs she/he suggested at two or more marinas in the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-04-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 939
Posted By Northbeach
An unrelaible outboard - don't live with it.

An unreliable outboard will cost you a lot of grief. Getting it tuned up isnít all that much of a financial investment but it pays great dividends. Doing the tune up yourself is even better; itís...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-26-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,369
Posted By Northbeach
Course of action

Cam, halekai, sailaway and Simijim,

Based on your suggestions here is what I am going to do.

1. I will get rid of the whole existing assembly, hoses and clamps.
2. I will replace what I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-26-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,865
Posted By Northbeach
Depends on your budget what your time is worth.

Teddius,

Donít feel too bad, at some point we have all messed up. Only you can answer the question of whether it is worth fixing. That depends on whether or not you enjoy the process and want...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-26-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,369
Posted By Northbeach
more information

I went back and did some more investigation. As you are looking at the ďTĒ valve under the sink, the right side hose connects up to the bottom of the sink. It is in fact the sink drain outflow. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-26-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,369
Posted By Northbeach
Cam, Sailaway thanks for the feedback. I ask...

Cam, Sailaway thanks for the feedback. I ask questions because I don’t know, I appreciate the information. I am headed back to the boat again tonight to look at it. I am almost certain that one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-25-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,369
Posted By Northbeach
Corrosion question: what is going on and what do I need to do about it?

The boat is a 1973, 24í fiberglass Cal T/4 that is kept in fresh water. Inside the cabinetry below the sink (that is never filled with liquid) on the bottom of the boat is a valve that has two hoses...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-18-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 3,174
Posted By Northbeach
therapy23 Yes I have good "pee" water. In...

therapy23

Yes I have good "pee" water. In fact I had just changed out the water impeller. I bought this engine used and try to take meticulous care of it. I only get to use it for a week or two...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-18-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 3,174
Posted By Northbeach
You two are right my next step will be to change...

You two are right my next step will be to change out and inspect the the grease. Also SteveInMD you had a good point about the exhaust flowing out of the prop. I was not touching directly in front...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-18-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 3,174
Posted By Northbeach
Small outboard motor question for the maintenance experts.

I own a 2 cycle, 1996, 15hp Yamaha outboard engine (model #15MLHU). This engine is operated in 53 F +/- degree salt water. After a period of normal use (on a small open boat-not the auxiliary...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-07-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,493
Posted By Northbeach
Contact a representative of the licensing...

Contact a representative of the licensing department in Pennsylvania and ask them the question directly. I would show them the documentation you have naming you as the registered owner as well as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-02-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 2,307
Posted By Northbeach
Miss Crimson Crimson Memories

Miss Crimson

Crimson Memories
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-02-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 2,114
Posted By Northbeach
You do not have to put up with poor treatment. ...

You do not have to put up with poor treatment. There are very few things that have to be done right now (you being pressured to close now-yesterday). When I am being pressured by circumstances,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-31-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 7,180
Posted By Northbeach
Juneau electricity

I am up in Juneau today (5/31-6/01) and the primary power transmission lines are still down. The city is still running on back up diesel generator power metered at much higher than usual prices. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-30-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 676
Posted By Northbeach
Thanks for the tip. I will look this over...

Thanks for the tip. I will look this over closely again. The throttle seems to move throughout its full range. Throttle moves, prop spins when I move the flywheel, shifting lever is going nowhere!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-30-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 676
Posted By Northbeach
Back to this community for yet another request for advice.

I am in the process of overhauling a 1985 Evinrude 8hp 2 cycle outboard: water pump, carburetor rebuild, ignition modules, spark plugs, and replacing the lower unit lubricating oil. This is my first...
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