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Search: Posts Made By: AllThumbs
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By AllThumbs
Tohatsu 4,5,6 HP Tiller Lock Fix

I have made a minor modification to fix the silly tiller lock issue that seems to plague most of the small Tohatsu 4 strokes. (Also Murcury and Nissan)

I created a blog post about it: Tohatsu 6...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,138
Views: 364,702
Posted By AllThumbs
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I cut the four holes on the sides of the berths for easier access. There are hatches on top but these are a pain with the cushions and who knows what else on top (sometimes people). I used a 3"...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By AllThumbs
Re: From the "what were they (the designers) thinking" category.

Agreed. The seat issue was a flaw/oversight in the building of the mould (plug). The front hatch was probably a cost issue. Neither would be noticed until you brought the boat home and used the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By AllThumbs
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By AllThumbs
Re: From the "what were they (the designers) thinking" category.

Another of several design oversights. My boat has a funny L shaped hatch forward of the mast. Look at the hump designed to keep water out. It relies on the gasket on the hatch to keep the water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By AllThumbs
From the "what were they (the designers) thinking" category.

The drains around the cockpit seats didn't. Why? because the "front" of the drain was actually higher than the back. It's an illusion, because the front was actually deeper than the back, but with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,138
Views: 364,702
Posted By AllThumbs
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I made these "combing pockets" to make use of the dead space inside the cockpit combings. I glued them in permanently. I did both port and starboard sides. Great place to keep cell phone, radio,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By AllThumbs
Re: tiller / rudder to stiff? wy

I don't know much about those but maybe there is a grease nipple or some other way it can be lubricated?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-02-2014
Replies: 1,138
Views: 364,702
Posted By AllThumbs
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Added a fuse and fastened down the lid. All done now.

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/members/allthumbs-albums-stuff-picture9442-2014-05-02-21-12-11.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-01-2014
Replies: 1,138
Views: 364,702
Posted By AllThumbs
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I am going on a week long cruise on the North Channel next week (if the ice is off by then). It's a 16 foot boat with no electrical. I built this little battery box to keep my phone charged. It...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-28-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,463
Posted By AllThumbs
Re: Keel: a.k.a Water Bucket

I might just patch over the hole with a few layers of epoxy and glass for this year. Go sailing. In the fall remove the patch and grind out as much as necessary. Next spring after it's had all...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-26-2014
Replies: 1,138
Views: 364,702
Posted By AllThumbs
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I added a DIY rub rail to my dinghy. 3/4" nylon double braid. Fastened with a #6 flat head SS screw every 4" after first pulling the line as tight as possible. The screws are driven through the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-05-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 3,460
Posted By AllThumbs
Re: What's wrong with this pic?

The main sail is neither hoisted or flaked. It's just hanging down on the deck.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-12-2014
Replies: 1,138
Views: 364,702
Posted By AllThumbs
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I use latest firefox. Just checked with IE and it's the same thing. I suggest you resize all the pictures to make them all the same.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-11-2014
Replies: 1,138
Views: 364,702
Posted By AllThumbs
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Cool blog but really annoying to read. Because the scrolling pictures on the top are all different sizes, the text keeps moving up and down as the pictures change. At least on my browser.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-11-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,481
Posted By AllThumbs
Re: Cheap sewing machine that takes a binding feeder?

Yes, you sent me a maintenance/setup manual for it at the time. The machine is a workhorse. Consistently stitches away without broken needles or thread.

I have found the pressure required to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-11-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,481
Posted By AllThumbs
Re: Cheap sewing machine that takes a binding feeder?

Gary,

I have a Consew 230 and I love it. Sews anything and is very (too) fast but it has three shortcomings: no zigzag, no walking foot, and max 1/8" stitch. I have sewn sails to bimini's with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-09-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,700
Posted By AllThumbs
Re: Beneteau Loves Silicone?

I would argue no worse than some of the others. I wouldn't use it except for plastic parts, but I can see why the builders would use it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-09-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,700
Posted By AllThumbs
Re: Beneteau Loves Silicone?

Silicone is a pretty good bedding material. The down side is it's hard to get off when prepping to paint. The boat won't need painting for 30 years, so what's the big deal?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-06-2013
Replies: 1,138
Views: 364,702
Posted By AllThumbs
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

That's a great idea to try. I need to convert a stern light to LED's yet. I'll let you know how it turns out.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-06-2013
Replies: 1,138
Views: 364,702
Posted By AllThumbs
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Those sure are shiny new lines!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-26-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,154
Posted By AllThumbs
Re: Butyl tape causing this problem?

you can use any oil or even vasoline. Any lubricant is better than none.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-26-2013
Replies: 576
Views: 68,598
Posted By AllThumbs
Re: My Project Boat

I added the tiller and completed the pull-pull setup to raise and lower the rudder so this assembly is now complete and ready for spring. Only 5 months to go!
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-23-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 1,368
Posted By AllThumbs
Re: Air Conditioner Hazard Potential

Understood, but usually an appliance is grounded such that the breaker would trip as soon as the hot wire's insulation is compromised and the conductor makes contact with any metal part of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-23-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 1,368
Posted By AllThumbs
Re: Air Conditioner Hazard Potential

It's hard to believe that the "hot wire to copper pipe" resulted in the motor running continuously. You would think it would result in a short circuit and blown fuse or breaker.
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