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Search: Posts Made By: Reef33
Forum: Outboard 07-01-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By Reef33
Smile Re: Bringing Outboard Back To Life

It's Alive! I soaked the carb in parts cleaner overnight, put in new plugs, new fuel mix with "Star-Tron" additive and new fuel line with fuel filter from tank. A few pulls of the rope and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-17-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,090
Posted By Reef33
Smile Re: Winter Stick

For those interested, here is a pic of my Jim Buoy winter stick after one winter in the Chesapeake. It was a cold winter, too, for the Chesapeake. The buoy was in ice for 1-2 months. The blue...
Forum: Outboard 06-17-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By Reef33
Re: Bringing Outboard Back To Life

Rich, thanks. Found the parts manual online, but no indication of an electric starter. Oh well, guess I'll have to stock up on Aleve for my sore arm.
Forum: Outboard 06-09-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By Reef33
Re: Bringing Outboard Back To Life

Thanks NC. It is actually not seized up. I can pull the starter cord and move the pistons. But I didn't dare try to start it without new plugs and new fuel. I plan on an all new fuel system. ...
Forum: Outboard 06-09-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By Reef33
Question Bringing Outboard Back To Life

I have a 1993 Johnson Sailmaster 8.0hp that has been in "storage" for about 8 years. Okay.... it's been sitting in the yard for 8 years. Any tips on bringing it back to life? It had not been...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 10,194
Posted By Reef33
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-24-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,090
Posted By Reef33
Smile Re: Winter Stick

We had a touch of winter here in the Bay, too. And my little stick survived splendidly. Interestingly, so did my neighbors round mooring ball. Makes me wonder if I wasted my money :confused:
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-02-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,090
Posted By Reef33
Re: Winter Stick

I can't argue with that Jim. I always use a tube-thru-center for my regular mooring buoy! Hopefully, the Jim-Buoy is somewhat reliable, or nobody would buy them. I'm hoping to get at least 5 years...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-01-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,090
Posted By Reef33
Re: Winter Stick

So, I ended up ordering the Jim-Buoy model 510, shorty winter stick. It was substantially less costly than the Taylor-Made stick and I feel better made. It looks like a white version of their...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-19-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,090
Posted By Reef33
Re: Winter Stick

I don't see your point? A proper winter stick rides above the waterline marking the mooring just like a round mooring ball in the summer.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-19-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,090
Posted By Reef33
Re: Winter Stick

Wow, great advice from everybody. I lost a mushroom mooring a few years ago by being lazy and leaving in my regular mooring ball all winter. Sometimes on the Chesapeake the winters are mild and we...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-18-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,090
Posted By Reef33
Re: Winter Stick

Thanks Pete and Jim! Good advice about using non-pressure treated wood. I guess it would not float as well if at all.

Pete, I thought about the PVC breaking, too, and would not sleep well with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-17-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,090
Posted By Reef33
Question Winter Stick

Well, the leaves have started to fall around these parts and cold, short days will soon be upon us. Any suggestions on constructing a homemade Winter Stick? You know, the mooring float that will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-03-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,250
Posted By Reef33
Re: Plastic dinghy repairs

Great site, Pappy! That "KC Welder Pro" for kayaks and canoes looks like the one. The price is reasonable, and I might have other uses for a plastic welder. Welder $63.00, 16 oz. of G/Flex $63.00....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-30-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,250
Posted By Reef33
Re: Plastic dinghy repairs

Repair is my goal :rolleyes:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-30-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,250
Posted By Reef33
Re: Plastic dinghy repairs

Wow, great response, thanks everyone. I can assure you that the dink is some type of plastic and not fiberglass. And it was well prepped when I put on that fiberglass cloth and epoxy many years...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-29-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,250
Posted By Reef33
Question Plastic dinghy repairs

I have an old Sandpiper 8 dinghy and I just can't bring myself to junk any type of boat. It is still perfectly fine for me to use for mooring maintenance or puttering around in the wetlands. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-14-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 3,709
Posted By Reef33
Question Re: Swivel Shackle or Not?

Since we're on the subject of swivels, does anyone have an opinion on whether to use an eye-to-eye or an eye-to-jaw type swivel on a mooring chain? I had read somewhere that someone did not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-13-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,267
Posted By Reef33
Re: Gettin' my Helix on, o-----//-

Continuing my previous post –

Dive #2 Setup: The second dive was to attach the ground tackle, but this could all be done with one dive if you have all of the parts ready. By the next weekend my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-13-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,267
Posted By Reef33
Smile Re: Gettin' my Helix on, o-----//-

If anyone is still interested, after much trial and tribulation, I finally got my Helix installed. I'll summarize here to help anyone else who might attempt this.

The Tackle: I have the 4 foot...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-08-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By Reef33
Re: What's with these flat-bottom mooring buoys?

Thanks folks. Heck, I have to buy a buoy anyway, might as well try one of these new fangled contraptions. ;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-05-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By Reef33
Re: What's with these flat-bottom mooring buoys?

Kinda' came across that way, no offense taken, thanks.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-05-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By Reef33
Cool Re: What's with these flat-bottom mooring buoys?

Thank you, Brewgyver, for the information. Happily, I too learned to read a few years ago (job requirement). What I was looking for was some practical experience from someone who knows more than...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-05-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By Reef33
What's with these flat-bottom mooring buoys?

So, what's with these new flat bottom mooring buoys I am seeing in the catalogs? What would be the benefits to this (aside from the little divot in the top to hold your shackle), does anybody know? ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-23-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 33,726
Posted By Reef33
Re: Installed a helix mooring anchor last weekend...

goodone1, Hello Mate! Helix's are still pretty unusual in my area, too. You mention a Helix around here and people look at you funny. Most Hillbillies where I live will throw an old engine block...
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