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Search: Posts Made By: SantaAna12
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-24-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By SantaAna12
Inline 3 way wire connector?

I usually use Ancor connectors, however, I am looking for an inline application. Any recommendations? Heat shrink not needed, strength preferred.
thanks,
gary
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-11-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By SantaAna12
Re: Outboard Carb question

Thanks Dave. Good solid answer. I appreciate it.

I am curious why they both failed the same way. Both seeping from the bowl...both idle good, but upon coming up off idle circuit bog? Both...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-10-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By SantaAna12
Outboard Carb question

I took my Nissan 5b carb off, soaked it, blew it out, re-assembled it and it ran great! Two days later the carb was seeping fuel, and it started to run crappy. I did the same for my extra carb ( I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-01-2013
Replies: 332
Views: 101,737
Posted By SantaAna12
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Thank you Maine Sail.

A couple questions: In reading the post I remember the straw method and the pen method for making holes in the butyl when inserting screws/bolts. I did my fore hatch awhile...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-26-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 10,104
Posted By SantaAna12
Re: Dripless Shaft Seal versus Stuffing Box

2nd the comment on Submariners. I remember one of them lining me out on the process of becoming an officer on a nuclear sub.....the knowledge of all major systems on these ships.....we are in good...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-26-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,182
Posted By SantaAna12
Re: Splicing Wire the NASA Way

Maine,
Any affordable Amp crimpers to be found?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-16-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By SantaAna12
Re: Bleach Teak Varnish Repair?

PorFin,
Thanks. I will give this a try.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-16-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By SantaAna12
Bleach Teak Varnish Repair?

The varnish on my teak cockpit coaming has lifted in a couple small spots and I would like to touch it up. I scraped off the lifted varnish and was unsure whether to bleach. I read online if I...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-16-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,302
Posted By SantaAna12
Re: Mooring lines

Thanks Heinzir. Do you have a link of a good seizing? I tried that with some waxed whipping I had..... couldn't seem to get it tight enough. Is there a constricting one I could use? In looking at...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-11-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,302
Posted By SantaAna12
Re: Mooring lines

I live on a mooring....so shackles and thimbles. A friend suggested tape initially to keep things tight. I think I might borrow a fid and try the tape method. Thanks for the replies.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-11-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,302
Posted By SantaAna12
Mooring lines

It is time to replace my mooring lines. Although I can manage an eye splice, I cannot seem to get my thimbles tight enough not to slip and rotate. I searched and found the hot water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By SantaAna12
Re: CNG availability in VA

Really! Any idea how many gallons the standard marine CNG tank (20 gallon?) holds? I see PG&E sells down the road from me for 2.09 a gallon....but how many gallons?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-26-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 353
Posted By SantaAna12
Access hatch and tank fill in same fitting?

I have an old poly water tank that I would like to clean out, and if possible add a deck fill at the same time. I have searched, but haven't found anything. I am leaning towards a Beckson 5 inch...
Forum: Diesel 12-23-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By SantaAna12
Thank you Walt. I looked at the site....U.S.,...

Thank you Walt. I looked at the site....U.S., U.K., and Dubai....interesting. I will have some time this weekend.....gonna plug in the numbers. I have to put on the wetsuit and measure some for...
Forum: Diesel 11-05-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By SantaAna12
thank you JimsCal. I am hesitant to ask though,...

thank you JimsCal. I am hesitant to ask though, as I am looking for a used prop, and do not want to waste anyones time. I was hoping that someone could tell me that if you had a 16X8X1 LH two...
Forum: Diesel 11-05-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,766
Posted By SantaAna12
Find any good suppliers for your engine? ($) I...

Find any good suppliers for your engine? ($) I have the same.....and .....the same leak. However, it was leak free the first fifteen years. I am going to try the rear seal again this winter, and...
Forum: Diesel 10-29-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By SantaAna12
Thank you Tommays. I will give the SF prop shop...

Thank you Tommays. I will give the SF prop shop a call that others recommended here. I was hoping to catch someone with a sister ship (there is a 15 inch 3blade in the Craigslist here that I was...
Forum: Diesel 10-26-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By SantaAna12
Cal 34 3 Blade prop size?

I am looking to add a three bladed prop, for better handling and uphill trips. Google shows very little for my boat....I posted on yahoo cal groups (900+)....not much coming back. I own a Cal 34...
Forum: Diesel 05-07-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3,080
Posted By SantaAna12
Nice!. Peikenberry: I appreciate that catch,...

Nice!.
Peikenberry: I appreciate that catch, and will check dates in the future. I took the liberty of saving those sites for future caffeinated search missions.

noelex77: Had to google...
Forum: Diesel 05-06-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3,080
Posted By SantaAna12
Thanks for the replies. svHyLyte: I requested...

Thanks for the replies.
svHyLyte: I requested material info on the Perkins model....looks to fit the spec. thanks.

Shogun: I've never owned a Beta but I have heard good things about them...if...
Forum: Diesel 05-05-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3,080
Posted By SantaAna12
Exhaust elbow help needed

My Westerbeke 30 exhaust elbow bit the dust. I was surprised and quite happy to order a seemingly exact replacement.....turns out it was made out of aluminum. As I researched it, this is not an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-08-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 853
Posted By SantaAna12
Racor gauge.....this work?

I tried to fit the Racor gauge in my sail "engine room".........no go. This was recommended, but I wanted to check it here. Would this work inline instead of replacing the T-handle like the Racor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2008
Replies: 90
Views: 13,962
Posted By SantaAna12
West Marine...quality service.

I agree, WM has excellent customer service. That is the reason I shop there, it certainly isnt the pricing.
Years back, when Port Supply pricing meant something, I finished a small job and while in...
Forum: Cal 05-05-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,767
Posted By SantaAna12
Holding tank location

I have the same boat and am in the process of considering holding tank location and material type, etc. My old rubber one leaked. It is a small space, and a replacement rubber tank is almost as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 3,267
Posted By SantaAna12
raritan long lived

On my Cal the 6 gallon Raritan that came with the boat lasted 22 years. I went and bought another one, decided to go cruising, never installed it (sitting in storage). My guess is that other...
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