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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-03-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 3,484
Posted By jones2r
Permatex/LocTite makes an Ultra Blue RTV sealant...

Permatex/LocTite makes an Ultra Blue RTV sealant that stands up to about anything (fuel,heat,etc.). Should be available at any of the chain auto stores. Follow the instructions for permanence.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-29-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 5,699
Posted By jones2r
I've used a Veederoot handheld counter in...

I've used a Veederoot handheld counter in conjunction with the sweep hand on my wristwatch; very accurate. It would probably be held against the harmonic balancer retaining bolt (inside of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-29-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 9,952
Posted By jones2r
The following SailNet article addresses this...

The following SailNet article addresses this problem with autopilots in general:

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20065&highlight=autopilot
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-27-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,338
Posted By jones2r
Here's a good place to start: ...

Here's a good place to start:

www.yachtworld.com/index.html.en

You will need to provide more specifics, like size of budget and size of boat, for anyone to make meaningful recommendations.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-24-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 4,876
Posted By jones2r
If the epoxy repair sounds attractive to you,...

If the epoxy repair sounds attractive to you, Loctite makes a two-part, clear product that, while not flexible, is not totally rigid (if that makes any sense). It should make a minimally obtrusive...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-24-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 2,481
Posted By jones2r
PB Blaster, or a similar penetrating oil (Knock R...

PB Blaster, or a similar penetrating oil (Knock R Loose, Liquid Wrench) followed by lightly tapping with a hammer for a protracted period of time will break the corrosive bond. Might give it a try...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-24-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 2,340
Posted By jones2r
Westerbeke is the supplier for Universal engines....

Westerbeke is the supplier for Universal engines. Their website is:

www.westerbeke.com

I have had positive experience with their technical support in the past when e-mailed.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-23-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 8,203
Posted By jones2r
If you look at the bottom of this page, you will...

If you look at the bottom of this page, you will see a reference to an article by Tom Wood on winch maintenance. It's worthwhile reading. For those averse to the expense of proprietary grease, he...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-22-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 2,005
Posted By jones2r
Any chance that a throttle calibration was...

Any chance that a throttle calibration was disturbed when the "solenoid" was actuated manually?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-17-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,923
Posted By jones2r
Thanks for the warning. Lord knows what would...

Thanks for the warning. Lord knows what would happen to the guy who brought wine.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-06-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 4,734
Posted By jones2r
Velcro. Put it in any of a number of places.

Velcro. Put it in any of a number of places.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-01-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 3,278
Posted By jones2r
Does MapTech have a setup routine? If the...

Does MapTech have a setup routine? If the numbers you have given correlate accurately, the readout may be in kilometers per hour rather than knots.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,766
Posted By jones2r
Diesels will run on all kinds of gunk, except...

Diesels will run on all kinds of gunk, except water. Since it eventually starts and runs, it may not be a fuel issue. The symptoms suggest a sticking intake valve, which will compromise...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-23-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 10,401
Posted By jones2r
Are You Sure?

How was it determined that the block is cracked? The climate in your area isn't typically severe enough to cause this kind of damage. While I'm not experienced with fresh water systems, I would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-24-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,074
Posted By jones2r
Be sure the welder knows that he is working with...

Be sure the welder knows that he is working with stainless. In a boat yard it should be a given, but .... Also, he should be using a TIG machine.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-24-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 4,557
Posted By jones2r
You need to look at what will have to be...

You need to look at what will have to be reconfigured in the boat to accept the different power plant. How will the existing transmission adapt? Will the shaft length be the same? Will a different...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-24-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 5,559
Posted By jones2r
A compression test in addition to the recommended...

A compression test in addition to the recommended engine oil analysis will tell a lot about wear. Check the hot oil pressure at both idle and operating speed. If you keep what you have, it might be...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-22-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 27,755
Posted By jones2r
SD -- I hate to be the one to bring this up, but...

SD -- I hate to be the one to bring this up, but how did you manage to dig up a 5 year old thread?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-20-2007
Replies: 51
Views: 3,139
Posted By jones2r
IIRC, the Panama Canal is 105ft. wide, and the...

IIRC, the Panama Canal is 105ft. wide, and the Missouri is 103ft. wide. So, if you scale your boat's length to the Missouri's length (don't know that number OTTOMH) and then calculate the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-20-2007
Replies: 245
Views: 16,329
Posted By jones2r
"...besides If I go I might get accused of...

"...besides If I go I might get accused of something"

I find that hard to believe.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-20-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 4,368
Posted By jones2r
HS, "...don't you know, the next week the...

HS,
"...don't you know, the next week the columnist apologized for the error in the problem..."
I wonder if the staffer who set the columnist up had a job afterward?

I'm hardly a source for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-20-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,190
Posted By jones2r
Otaga, Thank you for posting. These...

Otaga,

Thank you for posting. These contributions will benefit many of us.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-20-2007
Replies: 245
Views: 16,329
Posted By jones2r
"You're more of a domestic Stupid.....kind'a like...

"You're more of a domestic Stupid.....kind'a like home made stuff...."
Careful. You're vulnerable.

BTW, did you see where you've been invited to have lunch with Kermie? You get to bring the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-20-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 5,738
Posted By jones2r
Sounds like a Portagee with Italian ancestry.

Sounds like a Portagee with Italian ancestry.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-20-2007
Replies: 245
Views: 16,329
Posted By jones2r
Damned Europeans are all alike. French,...

Damned Europeans are all alike. French, Italians, Portuguese ...

stupid foreigners
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