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Search: Posts Made By: JimsCAL
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Ranger 23 trailer

Just like storing a boat on stands, the weight of the boat will be carried by the keel. The pads just keep it from tipping over. No problem with storing the boat on the trailer. It's just a cradle...
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Shaft out of alignment - touching hull

A Cat 30 in our club had been running with a similar issue for years. The fiberglass was worn almost completely through before it was caught. It required removal of the shaft so the fiberglass work...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Greenport Summer Slip Marina Recommendations

Driving from NJ to the Greenport every weekend sounds awful. Are you really sure you understand what you would be getting into. I second considering Port Washington, Glen Cove, Oyster Bay,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 117
Views: 4,678
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Canvas Costs

I have to agree. That's why I was VERY pleasantly surprised by the quote from Sailors Choice of $300 for a complete redo of my current one or $900 for a new one on the old frame. When I told him I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 2,082
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Best Coastal Cruiser under 37 ft

If a couple of minutes to put a sail cover on is a deal breaker, I guess I can't help you.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,526
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Stereo antenna

And another five year old thread rumbles to life!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 117
Views: 4,678
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Canvas Costs

I took my Cal 33 dodger in to a shop in Amityville Long Island that had been recommended by friends for restitching. I was hoping to get a few more years out of it. He said he could restitch for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 2,082
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Best Coastal Cruiser under 37 ft

I couldn't disagree more. My new-to-me boat came with a Dutchman system. Now having lived with it for five seasons, I would never consider a main with anything else. Experienced sailors that come...
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: 3GM30 loses power

That is exactly the installation I have for my 3GM30F.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,084
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Roller Furling Answers and Opinions Desired

After over 30 years sailing boats with hanked on jibs, my current boat came with a Harken furler. I must say I am a convert. Best part is no quarter berth filled with sails. I have a 135 on the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: New solar install battery selection

250 watts of solar panel sounds like overkill for two Group 24 batteries.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,068
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Replace Sails

Not everything is offshore. Both FX and JSI/Doyle have their own fabrication lofts in the US. Nothing wrong with offshore however. As long as they use quality cloth and know what they are doing.
Forum: Diesel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 552
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Universal Water Pump (Sherwood) leak

Water from the weep hole means the seal is leaking. Time to rebuild the pump or replace it.
Forum: Mass Bay Sailors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Permanent winter cover

I would guess a ballpark cost would be $2000. One plus for the boomtents is no frame and they don't go over the lifelines.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 752
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Fisheries Supply in Seattle, WA

I ordered a Schaefer traveler part from them this summer. No issues.

Dispute the charge with your CC.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-13-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 819
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: changing alternator in catalina 27

Are you sure its one bank with two batteries and not two batteries with a 1-2-Both-Off switch? And how did you diagnose the "dead" alternator? And tell us the make and model of the engine.
Forum: Diesel 11-08-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 568
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Westerbeke 40, ideal consumption efficienty

As has been noted, this is complicated and there is no simple answer. Engine efficiency is normally measured by the manufacturer by measuring fuel consumed and power developed - i.e. lbs/HP-hr or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-08-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Cockpit sole repair

If the cockpit sole is cored, the repair will be very similar to the repair of a cored deck. Here's a link to the West Systems website with info on deck repair.

WEST SYSTEM | Projects |...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-30-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Front Hatch Replacment

Try Select Plastics for repair parts.

Marine Hatch Repair (
Forum: Diesel 10-29-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,100
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Universal diesel 5416 - oil change

Remember to use a diesel lube oil (like Rotella) not an oil for gasoline autos.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-28-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: J 37 vs J 37c

The J37 and J37C are really two slightly different versions of the same boat. JBoats even merges the hull numbers of the two. See the bottom of this link to the JBoats website.

J/37c Offshore...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-28-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 967
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Battery Charging question

While I am not clear on how your OFF-DC-BOTH switch works, I would be concerned that since you have been running the engine with the switch in OFF, there's a chance you have fried the diodes in the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-25-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Boat insurance

I've had Progressive for the last five years. I've had two claims. Once when the boat was was hit on its mooring during a squall when a boat dragged and secondly during Sandy. Both claims were...
Forum: Diesel 10-25-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: yanmar 2QM20 to 3GM30F repower

The prop is probably more important than a few more horsepower. Make sure you have a correctly sized prop before considering an engine change. The important thing is the thrust developed by the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-25-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 1,777
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Bilge pump cutoff delay? Narrow bilge

I have one of those. I don't believe there is any delay before it shuts off. There are two small circles on the front of the box which is the location of the two sensors (capacitance I think). The...
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