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Search: Posts Made By: grinfax
Forum: Boat Buyers & Sellers Forum 12-28-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 699
Posted By grinfax
Tartan 3000 in Miami

http://images.craigslist.org/3n13E73K65I15L25Kfccf9d0c720a79941a6e.jpg

1982 Tartan 3000 sailboat. - 18K

Good condition. More photos available upon request.

2010 - 150 Genoa by Bremen
2010...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-28-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 514
Posted By grinfax
Selling a boat

I live in Miami and I know people buy boats to run drugs around here. How do I protect myself when I sell my boat? The boat is Coast Guard documented.

Thank you,
-Kim
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-16-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 1,757
Posted By grinfax
Cleaning a fuel tank

Oh wise mariners of the Sailnet forums,
I had lots of gook in my fuel tank. I removed the diesel, added a little more, removed it again, added some more with fuel stabilizer, removed it. The gook...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-15-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,063
Posted By grinfax
Re: Propeller question

Thanks everyone!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-12-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,063
Posted By grinfax
Propeller question

My prop fell out. How do I know what size to buy? I have a tartan 3000 and where is a good place to buy a new prop?

Thanks,
Kim
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By grinfax
Water in fuel tank

I had water in the fuel tank due a faulty o-ring. I pumped dry the fuel tank, but I can still hear a little liquid in the tank. I heard that there is a liquid I can pour into the diesel tank that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-03-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,318
Posted By grinfax
All is good - thanks

All is good - thanks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-04-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By grinfax
Not going to dump it in the ocean. I think...

Not going to dump it in the ocean. I think reselling it for $500 or less is the best option. Thank you everyone for your feedback.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By grinfax
I guess my question is how do I scrap a boat...

I guess my question is how do I scrap a boat easily? Chainsaw is not an option, I don't have a backyard.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By grinfax
Need advice: Buy a boat for its engine?

Dear Wise Sailnet Forum Peeps;
So my engine is slowly falling apart, it runs, but last year I had to fix it at least 10 times. I tell my friends I am getting an education in diesel mechanics. I...
Forum: Diesel 08-01-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,642
Posted By grinfax
I am not an expert, but I've been learning. Let's...

I am not an expert, but I've been learning. Let's just say this engine has been an excellent teacher.

- I already bled the engine, I don't think it's a fuel problem. Nevertheless I am going to...
Forum: Diesel 08-01-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,642
Posted By grinfax
Possible hydrolock?

I think my engine might have water in the cylinders. I have a Universal 5411 and the engine won't start.

1) I checked the fuel, and it going into the injectors
2) I took out the glow plugs to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-01-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 826
Posted By grinfax
Rusty propeller shaft bracket

Oh wise Sailnet community,
I attached a photo of what's holding my propeller shaft bracket. As you can see the bolts holding my propeller shaft bracket do not look as amazing as they should. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-25-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 3,524
Posted By grinfax
Thanks I'll check them out.

Thanks I'll check them out.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-25-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 3,524
Posted By grinfax
Where to buy a rebuilt Yanmar 2YM15?

I am looking to buy a rebuilt Yanmar 2YM15 to replace my Universal 5411. Does anyone know where I can find one?

Is buying a rebuilt engine a good idea?

Thank you,
Kim
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By grinfax
Topside care

I have neglected polishing my topsides for some time, now when I pass my hand on the topsides they come out white, very white. Someone at the club told me it was badly oxidized gelcoat. How do I fix...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,224
Posted By grinfax
Thank you for your replies... as always I feel...

Thank you for your replies... as always I feel more confident now. Off I go!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-16-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,224
Posted By grinfax
Installing a prop

OK, so my prop fell out, lost at sea. Fortunately the previous owner gave me a spare prop, presumably the original prop with the boat, since the lost one was a folding prop. I went diving under the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-21-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,318
Posted By grinfax
Sailtec Hydraulic Backstay Cylinder

I have a Sailtec Hydraulic Backstay Cylinder that started to leak. How do I fix it? Do I need to buy a new one? Are there any cheap alternatives?

Thanks,
Kim
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-31-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By grinfax
Painting in Florida

So I have put this off long enough, a coat of white gelcoat dust sticks to my shirt when I sit in my cockpit and I am seeing parts of the fiberglass in the more worn out parts of my gelcoat. I need...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-26-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By grinfax
exhaust issues

There is a galvanized pipe that runs from my engine to the tube that carries the exhaust out to the stern of the boat. There is a hole in that pipe, which is somewhat rusted. The hole is not big, but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-13-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By grinfax
Thank you

Thank you all for your advice
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-12-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By grinfax
How to buy a sail?

I have had my boat for 2 years now. It was an oldish boat (1982 Tartan 3000) with old sails. I had other things to fix so I kept postponing buying new sails while fixing the other things. The jib...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-26-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By grinfax
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-26-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By grinfax
Replacing my winches.

OK so I got a great deal on some self-tailing Harken winches and decided to replace my jib sheet winches. My previous winch was a Lewmar, not self-tailing. I removed the old winch and now I have...
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