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Search: Posts Made By: Helimech
Forum: Other Brands 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 4,088
Posted By Helimech
Re: Vagabond and Westwind Sailboats

How's the chainplate project going?
Forum: Other Brands 09-06-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 4,088
Posted By Helimech
Re: Vagabond and Westwind Sailboats

Eleanor Rigby has a 85hp Perkins 4.236 installed. When I was repairing the house bank box and the sole in that area I cut out the front of the engine compartment and reinstalled a two piece...
Forum: Other Brands 09-01-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 4,088
Posted By Helimech
Re: Vagabond and Westwind Sailboats

OK I''ll try that. Here goes. Chainplate replacement and Sampson Post sealing.
All the replacement pictures are at this link:...
Forum: Other Brands 08-26-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 4,088
Posted By Helimech
Re: Vagabond and Westwind Sailboats

My email is 42vagabond@gmail.com. I tried to attach some pictures of my chainplate change but failed for some reason. Their below the max size so I don't know what the problem is.
Forum: Other Brands 08-26-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 4,088
Posted By Helimech
Re: Vagabond and Westwind Sailboats

Your saloon looks the same as mine but the aft cabin looks different. Yea they defiantly did not scrimp on the fiberglass or teak on these boats.
Forum: Other Brands 08-25-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 4,088
Posted By Helimech
Re: Vagabond and Westwind Sailboats

Yes you will definitely know your boat inside and out. My King Post or what I call my Samson Post had a small bit of rot where it went into the lower structure. I drilled 1/4" holes around the area...
Forum: Other Brands 08-21-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 4,088
Posted By Helimech
Re: Vagabond and Westwind Sailboats

Hello AJ & Cindy. I have a 1984 Vagabond 42 that I have owned for 8 years now. She was a mess when I got her so has been a project ever since. We have gone to the Bahamas a couple of times and...
Forum: Boat Reviews 02-12-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 6,342
Posted By Helimech
1984 42' Hull# 64

I have owned my Vag 42 for 6 years now and have done too many repairs to mention. I do take extensive pictures of all my repairs so email me and I'll send you a list of what I've done so far and any...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-26-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By Helimech
Engine Replacement

I''m now looking at a 1979 boat with a Perkins 4-154 engine. There is no hour meter and the broker tells me itís the original engine. What would be a rough estimate for a replacement engine if I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-09-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By Helimech
Yard Work

Iím thinking of putting an offer on a 45í sailboat on the east coast of Florida that needs a refurb. The hull and deck are in pretty good shape but I want to re-do most of the interior. Iím looking...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-04-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By Helimech
Yard Insurance

Thanks to all, great info. JC
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-03-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By Helimech
Yard Insurance

What do "normal" people do for insurance if they buy a boat and keep it in a yard for say 6 months to do a refurb. (yards in Florida) Do they get regular boat insurance or could they get regular...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-14-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 1,316
Posted By Helimech
Hours on a Diesel

I''m looking at a boat with a Westerbeke diesel that has 3200 hours on it. What would be considered an average life of an engine like this? I don''t know if this is high time or not.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-14-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 5,317
Posted By Helimech
Durbeck Ketch

I''m going to look at a 50'' Durbeck Ketch that''s on Yachtworld. I never heard of Durbeck but from the little info I can gather it seems they are a boat company out of Bradenton, FL. Does anyone...
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