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Search: Posts Made By: JimsCAL
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 849
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Best outboard motor for a small inflatable?

I have a 2-stroke Yamaha 2hp on my 7'6" Achilles. It also is only good for 3 people. I find the engine a good match to the boat and love the light weight (about 22 lbs). If you can find a good one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Zippered Pocket on Foot of Main Sail??

My new-to-me Cal 33 came with a Dutchman System. Really love it. When I replaced my main last year, I had the system put on the new sail. Basically all you need is a new or modified topping lift...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,294
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Mooring Line

I agree with paulk. It's not tensile strength that's important in selecting the size.

Most pennants fail due to chafe. A larger pennant is less prone to chafe. Get the largest that will fit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: New Prop for Catalina 30

Sounds small. IIRC, the prop on the Universal 5411 I had on my previous boat was a 14D 12P Martec folder. Pushed the Cal 9.2 to almost 6 knots. But the Cat 30 was designed initially for the Atomic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-01-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Safe paint removal?

There are a few strippers sold by the marine paint companies that will not harm gelcoat, but they are pricey. I've used Citristrip which is available at Home Depot and many hardware stores and it...
Forum: Diesel 05-31-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: old yanmar 12HP water pump additional inlet and outlet lines

Its common on larger powerboats to have the ability to use the engine pumps as emergency bilge pumps. Perhaps the PO picked up on that and connected his engine raw water pump up that way.
Forum: Diesel 05-23-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: What to know about a raw water cooled Universal

With regard to the pump, just look for leakage out the weep hole between the two seals. If its not leaking you are fine. Universal replaced the original pump with a new one a number of years ago. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Universal Oil filter

Since it's fresh water cooled, it is most likely a 5416. The 5411 was raw water cooled. Check the dipstick as it will have the Kubota engine number. The 5411 was Z-500. The filter I used for the...
Forum: Diesel 05-11-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: What to know about a raw water cooled Universal

See my reply here.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: tiller / rudder to stiff? wy

Rudder bushings on the P26 are very easy to change. Did it several times when I owned one. Basically just a cylinder with a raised lip on the end. As long as the previous owner didn't put...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-28-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,120
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: picking a new motor for the job!

Yes a 20 inch longshaft will work, but expect the prop to be out of the water A LOT if you get into some good sized waves and the boat starts pitching. I had my P26 in some bad weather over the 10...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-28-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,120
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: picking a new motor for the job!

I had a Pearson 26 back in the 80s and had the same model Johnson 8 Sailmaster bblument has now. It replaced a 9.9 Mercury longshaft that got stolen. The Johnson Sailmaster has a 25 inch shaft...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Your top 5 favorite sailing spots?


Or anyplace there's water and wind.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-13-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Looking For A Prop

You have a Martec Elliptec. It's a good prop. You definitely should consider having it rebuilt. Martec does this all the time and does a great job for a reasonable price. Here's the link to info...
Forum: Diesel 04-04-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Pencil Zinc location for Yanmar 2GM

My 3GM30F has no zincs due to the heat exchanger material (Cu-Ni). I suspect your engine is the same.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-02-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Removing Mast on Rhodes 19 keel boat

Its not so much the weight (which isn't that much) but maintaining control as you lower it and loose leverage as it approaches horizontal. Two guys can do it easily. I once had an Oday 22 and would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Genoa measuring, help please.

You really should look at the headsail area. You can calculate the area using Luff x LP/2 = Area. If they give you luff, leach and foot, you'll have to do a some geometry/trig calcs to get there. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-02-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: To do it myself or not ?

The biggest piece of that job is dropping the rudder. If you can deal with that, I would say do it yourself. I've done that several times on boats up to 30 foot with a tiller. Bigger job on larger...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-19-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,850
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Winter Stick

I use a separate light chain (1/4 or 5/16) shackled to the upper chain. Thus the upper chain lies in the mud all winter. I know it sounds like a lot of money for a "chuck of plastic" but if you see...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-18-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,850
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Winter Stick

A 4x4 or 6x6 (NOT pressure treated) will work. I make one out of three 2x6s nailed together that lasted for years. Currently using a Taylor and its MUCH better than a wood stick. Its weighted at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-12-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Question regarding 2qm15 mixing elbow part numbers

Yanmar seems to have multiple part numbers for their U-type exhaust elbows. I replaced mine this spring on my 3GM30F. Toughest part was getting everything apart. Local Yanmar dealer just needed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-10-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Replacement Sail Dimensions

[Looks like the main may fit, but the foot is a bit long and will be past the black line. You may not be able to tighten the outhaul.

The genny has less luff, so you may have a halyard wrap...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-30-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: 33ft pearson, 1974 soft spot at mast base

Are you going to do this yourself or have a yard do the repairs? If the later, you are looking a big bill.
Forum: Diesel 07-08-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 987
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: M25 what is this and where does the hose go?

The area you have circled is on the the valve cover. Not sure what that little unit is however. Maybe a crankcase breather? If so, they are commonly connected to the air inlet to burn the vapors...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-22-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,317
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Bottom paint tricks

I use two different sizes of masking tape. First 1/2 inch at the line because it follows the curves much easier. Then a 2 or 3 inch on top to allow me to be less careful with the roller and not...
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