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Search: Posts Made By: GaiaOrion
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-03-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By GaiaOrion
rudder , shaft and engine out, then what?

Hi all,

I am having the rudder dropped, and packing hose replaced as well, while some work is being done on the rudder by a reputable yard. The owner has suggested perhaps replacing the shaft, I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-01-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By GaiaOrion
To do it myself or not ?

Hey guys,

I need to replace a front engine mount and the stuffing gland (rubber tube behind the box around the shaft) I almost broke a wrist replacing the o-rings that hold the gland in place last...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 195
Posted By GaiaOrion
Winterizing

Hi guys, I just put the red stuf into the systems, but at the end of the year, after not using the head after the last flush, there was still a bit ( 1-2 cups) of the liquid blue in the bowl (holding...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-10-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By GaiaOrion
old english Bronze winches lost grip

Hey, my 26 's have lost a lot of their grab, any fix other than mortgaging my house for new ones?

Thanks,

Mike:confused:
Forum: Diesel 08-09-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By GaiaOrion
YANMAR TRIPLE clunk

Hey guys, I have a friend with a yanmar triple cylinder which was running fine out of the harbour, but after the sail she wouldn't turn over, it will turn when the pressure cocks are off, but when...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By GaiaOrion
Talking Stuffing box ooze

Hey again, something else niggling my primordial sailors brain... I put some new stuffing in and it seems to not be dripping water like I know it should, but when I loosen it as little as I can, it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By GaiaOrion
Red face yanmar smokes when accelerating....

Hi all,

the single lunger seems to smoke and emit some black oil just when I accelerate . then it seems to be fine.... are there rings in a diesel that could be going ? I get about 5.5 knots at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-26-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By GaiaOrion
3/16 instead of 1/2 " Stuffing ?

Hey guys, I know it's unusual, maybe not, I could not pound in the 1/4 inch waxed rope into the nut, ( this one goes into the nut, not the sleeve. So I am considering using 5-6 wraps of 3/16. What...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-03-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By GaiaOrion
Stuffing box with grease?

Hey Guys,

wondering if anyone has seen this practise. I have a stuborn stuffing box nut in an impossible position, tried penetrating ooils etc. Cannot get to it to unscrew it. It just leaks a bit,...
Forum: Diesel 09-08-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By GaiaOrion
Re: Smoke on the Water

Thank you, it is a bit loose although it turns, maybe not as fast as the pulleys? What amount of play should it have ? 1/2 inch ?
Forum: Diesel 09-07-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By GaiaOrion
Smoke on the Water

Hey ,

my yanmar single started smoking out of the harbour a few weeks ago, out of the exhaust through hull ( raw water cooled). Was down a bit of oil so topped up; ran a few more times, shorter...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-17-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By GaiaOrion
one engine mount rubber blown

Hi all, this yanmar of mine seems to have one mount that the rubber has just about been chewed up and spat out for some reason (oily?) Anyways is there anywhere to get just one mount and will it be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-17-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By GaiaOrion
Stuffing box nt dripping at all

Hey all,
I have an Ontario 28 which does not let me access the stuffing box very easily and last time I tried to loosen the nut, I just about had a stroke ! anyhow, it was working, or dripping...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-22-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By GaiaOrion
compression post repair/replace or addition ?

Hey Gents and Ladies,
Looking foreward to another great season on Lake Erie coming up ! Lots to do, and last year,
I noticed a wee dish on the deck around my deck stepped mast. She's an Ontario 28...
Forum: Atomic 4 09-03-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By GaiaOrion
she runs but then shuts down.....

Hi guys, a friend of mine has a rebuilt carb, newer filter, etc...
he ran his engine for a few minutes then it quit, and can't start again.
He has taken the carb off to check it and it seems O.K.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By GaiaOrion
Stuffing box Nut

Hey, I'm to undo my stuffing box nut, and she's on pretty tight, not to mention as per engineer's design, in a tight spot.

Do I have to have a wrench on the stuffing nut, as well as the lock nut?...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,704
Posted By GaiaOrion
Engine mounts

Hey guys,
my rear engine mounts (yanmar 12SB), Ontario 28... seem to be quite high, one top stud is recesed in the bolt. and the opposite (front left) the rubber is degraded probably due to oil...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-19-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By GaiaOrion
rudder woes

Hi , I know not much instills fear among sailors as losing the mast, keel or rudder. Before I bought my Ontario 28 the previous owner managed to run aground, when getting towed off, the rudder post...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By GaiaOrion
Thanks,

I'll try the short burst and neutral, unfortunately I have another boat on the oe side, so the spring line will not work. I also am battling a slight current as well, great ideas and thanks again...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By GaiaOrion
Cool Reverse Woes

Hi,

I have a 28 foot Ontario, she's a three blade prop , and I cannot get her to turn when pulling out of our berth, she seems to want to go to starboard what ever I do.....any suggestions? I...
Forum: Diesel 08-07-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By GaiaOrion
Red face More info and thanks

The impeller was the raw water. This is my first season with Wight SPirit, so I don't know the last time it was replaced. I did find it curious though that the spare looked as old as the boat (1979)...
Forum: Diesel 08-07-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By GaiaOrion
Impeller gives out then...smoke....

Hey guys, my impeller packed it in, then the engine blew black smoke out of the exhaust, I of course shut the engine off, replaced the impeller and was off and running again, the engine seems to be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 7,998
Posted By GaiaOrion
Tempest,

Tempest, no misnomer.

thanks for the advice, on the nav issue.

Mike.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 7,998
Posted By GaiaOrion
Thanks and irregardless?!%$#@!??!!

Hey guys, thanks for all the advice and True Virgins do Make Dull Company....
and I'll be sailing in relatively the same area for a while, so changing the variation won't be necessary until my basic...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-14-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 7,998
Posted By GaiaOrion
LOP need to be corrected ...

Thanks ....but ,

in reading my course manual, I see that using a handheld, or I suspect bino's for an LOP requires correction.....so I guess I don't quite understand your logic.

M.
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