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Search: Posts Made By: Gary M
Forum: Canadian Maritimes 12-02-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By Gary M
Re: St Lawrence Seaway

I am not really familiar with the Gulf itself but I understand the fog can be a significant issue, but in good weather I think it would be a great place to cruise.
Forum: Diesel 11-19-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By Gary M
Re: Use of 1gm10 through the winter

Chances are he will have no trouble getting it to start. I had a 1 gm a few years ago. I was on the boat in mid January at about minus 15 C. I hit the start button for a lark and the darn thing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-27-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,821
Posted By Gary M
Re: Any one know a thing or two about booms

There is a pretty good chance that you have two blocks in your boom which gives you "purchase" when pulling on your outhaul. My 30 foot boat has four to one which means I pull four inches of line to...
Forum: Diesel 10-22-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By Gary M
Re: Vibration starts at 2000 rpm

Good chance it is shaft alignment, vibration gets worse with RPM.

If it is motor mounts the engine will be moving a fair bit when idling, maybe a half inch or so.

If your cutlass bearing only...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-21-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 9,635
Posted By Gary M
Re: Best used cheap blue water boats 30-45ft

No way this guy has not earned a Tartan 41!! :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-17-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,755
Posted By Gary M
Re: Re-Decking a Wooden Sailboat

While I don't think they are as common in the States as here in Canada, the Roberson screw head works the same way. Put it on a properly sized screw driver and you cannot shake it off.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-07-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 668
Posted By Gary M
Re: Sail size? Can you tell what it is?

Thanks :), that is what I get for having a quick peak at Sailnet when I was supposed to be painting the bathroom ::
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-07-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 668
Posted By Gary M
Re: Sail size? Can you tell what it is?

It is easy to measure a sail. You measure from the tack to the about the middle of the luff. You swing your tape and get the longest measurement. A 100% jib will have an "LP" equal to the "J" length....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-06-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,337
Posted By Gary M
Re: To store halyards or leave on mast?

I take all of my halyards and all running rigging home every fall and wash it all in warm water and soap then and I use fabric softener on it. You will be surprised at how dirty your water gets and...
Forum: Mirage 10-01-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By Gary M
Re: Cored or Solid Hull

I owned a 75 Mirage 24 and loved it. Solid hull, remember installing the speedo through hull and drilling into the transom to install split back stays. About 5/8 to 3/4" of solid glass in both...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By Gary M
Re: 24ft Mirage Sailboat - 1983

There were two sailboat manufacturers that built Mirage boats. Totaly un related as far as I know, completely different designs. There was one near Montreal that built my Mirage and quite a number of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-18-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By Gary M
Re: 24ft Mirage Sailboat - 1983

I bought a Mirage 24 new many years ago and loved it. It is far from a light weight, they are very well built. Hull is solid glass and if I remember right about 3/4 inch think. They love heavy air...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-17-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By Gary M
Re: Jib sheets stiff

Every fall after the mast is down I put all of my sheets, halyards etc in my wife's washing machine (when she is not looking) and wash them. Add a fabric softener and you will see a big difference.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-14-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By Gary M
Re: stripping/painting aluminum

I took the mast and boom down to bare metal a few years ago and painted with Awlgrip products. You can get the details for painting aluminum on their site. Interlux would likely work just as well.
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-20-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By Gary M
Re: Installing the Signet sensor paddlewheel under water

If I remember my old signet correctly it is like most through hull speedo's. You unscrew the transducer at the through hull fitting and pull it out. Then just put your hand over the opening, pick up...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-17-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By Gary M
Re: Flipped a sunfish twice today...what was I doing wrong.

I spent a week once in a resort in Jamaica sailing a Sunfish every day. What a blast. East wind really picked up every day about noon. I would go out and beat into it between the shore and reef then...
Forum: Diesel 06-06-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By Gary M
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-04-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,941
Posted By Gary M
Re: Yanmar 2GM 20(F): Raw or Fresh Water Cooled version. How can I tell?

If you have the little plastic coolant resivior you have fresh water cooling or more correctly a closed loop cooling system that circulates a fresh water/anti freeze solution through your engine. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,815
Posted By Gary M
Re: Self Tailing Winches

I would agree that 30s are way too small for a 32 foot boat. I have Lewmar 42s on my 30 footer and they are too small. The 30s on the cabin top a barely big enough. However it should not be based...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,282
Posted By Gary M
Re: Yanmar 2GM20F - Not pumping water at slow speeds

Yep I agree with Capn Ron, last spring after putting up my mast and while motoring back to the slip I had no water. Took everything apart including the exchanger and it turned out to be the little...
Forum: S2 05-05-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Gary M
Re: 9.2C Sling Points

You do not want the strap any where near the rudder, you want it just behind the keel and forward of the shaft and strut. Take a look at where your shaft comes though the hull and stay forward of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-12-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,647
Posted By Gary M
Re: Why do we run a jib sheet through a genoa car?

Well since it is still a slow Friday... how did the term Genoa originate ? :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By Gary M
Re: 2GM20F Shaft Alignment...

Nice description on doing the alignment.

Anther possible source of vibration could be your engine mounts. I believe I have a decent alignment but for he last year or so I get a lot of vibration...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 03-28-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,145
Posted By Gary M
Re: Anchorages just just South of the C&D Canal

I vote for Chesapeake City, the town dock on the the west side is free and when I went through there in 09 on April 1 and last October was not crowded. Otherwise lots of room to anchor and a great...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-28-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By Gary M
Re: Leaky Genoa track caused wet core

Sorry but if you want to repair this properly filling it with epoxy will not be the solution. If you had access underneath it would have been easier to fix it from there but since you have already...
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