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Search: Posts Made By: Shortman
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By Shortman
Red Deck Light

Looking into updating my mast headlight and deck light to LED. Misea/Signalmate has a combination unit with either a red or white deck light. Have not seen the red offered by others but seems to me...
Forum: Pearson 09-06-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By Shortman
Re: Does 1983 Pearson 34 have a cored hull?

It is balsa cored and my 1985 has not had a problem.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By Shortman
Re: Magnetron voltage check

Thanks svhylyte. Good info
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By Shortman
Re: Magnetron voltage check

The objective is to have it working to spec. Might the returns be a little sharper? Is that 1/4 mile bearing really 3/8? Does the gain adjust properly? Dunno
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By Shortman
Magnetron voltage check

Have installed a new Furuno 1715 B&W radar. Final step is to up the mast and check magnetron voltage. Any opinions as to necessity of this. Radar appears to work fine. 1. Not over anxious to go up...
Forum: Electronics 02-21-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By Shortman
Furuno 1621 radar life

I have a Furuno 1621 radar, the display of which is kaput, having been diagnosed so by Furuno (who BTW was very prompt with assessment @ NC).
I am planning on a new-to-me boat in the next year or...
Forum: Electronics 06-02-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 575
Posted By Shortman
Furuno 1621 radar won't power up

Spring install, go to power up, turn on power & get a vertical line in the center of the screen for about 1/2 second then nothing. It is getting full voltage to unit.
Does this tell you anything...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,112
Posted By Shortman
Re: Breasting my fin keel? Help please.

Run up Somes Sound to Jock William's yard. Better rates, good folks. Talk to Jaime.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-01-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,487
Posted By Shortman
Re: Help for DIY fiberglass hatch cover

If you bail on the idea of DIY, Roger at Specialist Boat Company - About Us ( made me a great custom fiberglass hatch for a new access hole I cut in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-01-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 3,807
Posted By Shortman
Re: Blue Sea custom electrical panel opinions

I custom made a new panel for my 85 Pearson 34 with Blue Sea panels. I'm real happy with result. I can send photos if you give me your email. I have never had luck uploading photos on Sailnet. ...
Forum: Diesel 04-26-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,170
Posted By Shortman
Re: Yanmar 3GMF Overheating

#1 I'd check water flow out exhaust pipe, easiest way to see if you're obstructed.
Mixing elbow is another good one. they say they need to be changed every 4-5 years which is probably too frequent...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,043
Posted By Shortman
Re: Replacing "bladder" in the head?

Mine is a 25 gal Nauta and works fine. Certainly do not pump out every day. I installed a second vent line when I put the system in. Good venting is supposed to be the key & I have had good luck...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2012
Replies: 118
Views: 19,226
Posted By Shortman
Re: What sailing knife do you use?

Leatherman Wave - I use the pliers as much or more than the knife.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-10-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By Shortman
Video Inspection Scope

Got one? Which one?
Besides the obvious maintenance stuff of looking in impossible places I am wondering if this could be snaked over the side for a view of the prop so I can see if that lobster...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,463
Posted By Shortman
Re: Can't find Mast Sheaves replacement

Rig Rite has for Selden, Isomat
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2012
Replies: 82
Views: 7,054
Posted By Shortman
Re: AGM batteries: Someone using them?

Got two 105AH Lifelines for my Pearson 34 Spring 2006 and been quite happy with them. 80A alternator & next to never run engine to only charge batteries. Trickle charge w/20W solar panel. But I am...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-27-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 2,423
Posted By Shortman
He who dies with the most toys wins. But then,...

He who dies with the most toys wins. But then, of course, he's dead. I think they call that a Phyrric (sp?) victory.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-24-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By Shortman
I put two on each side this summer & love them. ...

I put two on each side this summer & love them. I am on a mooring though and use them for the occasional trip to the town dock. Make for very quick deploy, retrieval & adjustment.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-16-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,800
Posted By Shortman
Yanmar 3GMF

On my 85 Pearson 34. Done by Williams Boat on Mt Desert Is, ME spring 09. 4 mounts $535, labor $325 + misc = $915.
I asked about fancier vibration dampening mounts, knowing the Yanmar OEM to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-15-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 830
Posted By Shortman
Bird Poo on Sunbrella

Got some pretty stubborn poo stains on the sail cover. Soaked in water over night then tumble wash with Woolite, no luck. Now soaking in Oxy Clean overnight.
Sunbrella site says you can use...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-19-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,961
Posted By Shortman
Best TV antenna is no TV antenna.:p

Best TV antenna is no TV antenna.:p
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,517
Posted By Shortman
As someone who primarily rows a hard dinghy but...

As someone who primarily rows a hard dinghy but has a (Mercury) inflatable for cruises crossing open water, I second the notion of longer is better because the tubes do get in the way. I don't own...
Forum: Florida - Western 02-18-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,205
Posted By Shortman
Charlotte Harbor day sail

I am renting a Catalina 22 @ Yachting Vacations Sat 3/12 at the tail end of a business trip. Tips, locations, whatever?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-13-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,302
Posted By Shortman
Stanchion bases bedding/gasket

I will be having some or all of my stanchion bases rebedded at my yard this spring. I do not have the "luxury" of the time to do it myself, my '84 Pearson 34 is 350 miles away.
The original setup is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,808
Posted By Shortman
that's why it rains

that's why it rains
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