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Search: Posts Made By: casey1999
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Why Hose Between Shaft Log and Packing Gland?

A fixed packing gland is usually accompanied by a shaft with a thrust bearing and a CV joint so the shaft does not move. The rubber hose allows for some movement as the engine moves....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 4,446
Posted By fallard
Re: Removing Bottom Paint

Here in CT, as in many other areas, you are required to contain sanding dust, usually by vacuum attachment to an electric sander/scraper. The blasters tent the boat and have a drop cloth to catch...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By capttb
Re: Sea Furl 5/325 vs Shafer 2100

My Schaefer 2100 is only about 12 years old and pretty much flawless except when I bought the boat about 5 years ago the lower bearing drum was frozen. On the early models they neglected to put some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,000
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Mast Inspection Opinions

I wouldn't hesitate to pull it. Contact between aluminum and SS is obviously fertile ground for galvanic corrosion. I'd worry more about that, given the large area of dissimilar metal contact, than...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-16-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,674
Posted By Stumble
Re: Chain Plates


I am no longer affiliated, and couldn't commet.

The real issue in adoption is that builders that are willing to redesign their chainplate attachments frankly are switching to composite...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,674
Posted By Stumble
Re: Chain Plates

Casey, I can appreciate that. If you are really worried about it, ask for the paperwork proving grade. It isn't that much more expensive.

What I can tell you is that Allied's Chinese plants...
Forum: Engines 12-01-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,861
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Using Diesel To Charge Batteries

This topic always gives me a chuckle especially when I work on so many engines with 10,000+ hours of "light loading".

#1 If you need to charge and have no other means then by all means RUN THE...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-19-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 6,780
Posted By davidpm
Re: Oldest Around, Solo, Non-Stop

There is a lot more to than just being a good sailor. In this case he better be a great electrician also. Fiberglass guy, rigger carpenter too might come in handy.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 13,379
Posted By bobperry
Re: Rawson 30- A Blue Water Cruiser?

Be careful. If you are too complimentary I will say you are "pissing in my pocket", It's an Australian expression. I too went to HS with another Bob Perry too. Whenever I'd get into...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Calling Maday on SSB

While the USCG and other agencies may not be monitoring specific frequencies, other ships carry on communications on a variety of frequencies. Casey- next time you are out in a quiet anchorage listen...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Calling Maday on SSB

Check out DownWind marines cruising guide. Several pages on SSB/HAM nets.

PDF would not attach, so here is the link:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-20-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,468
Posted By T37Chef
Re: Interior Paint- marine grade or not?

In my non-professional opinion based on what others advised me in the passed, I would use a 2 part barrier coat type epoxy paint such as Pettit for the area of the bilge that is always wet. Because...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-20-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 62,257
Posted By MedSailor
Re: I hate boats...

I appreciate your cautionary advice. I feel okay though, with how things are proceeding. The surveyor is accredited in the usual manner and while he is hired by the insurance company, he is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-05-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By rhr1956
Re: How Do You Weld A Mast

Convert Your Sloop to a Double-Headsail Rig | Sail Magazine (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,669
Posted By Multihullgirl
Re: Why Are Aluminum Mast Painted?

Why are aluminum mast painted?

1.Against corrosion
2.For looks

If you answer to protect from corrosion, then why is the inside of the mast not painted? The interior would get salt spray...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-13-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,633
Posted By TomMaine
Re: How Do You Move a Mast Over the Road

Masts quite a bit longer and heavier are moved around here on full sized PU trucks with heavy racks. Standard building contractor sort mostly, that have a forward cross bar extended over the cab.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-31-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 6,922
Posted By Sal Paradise
Re: We Killed the Pacific Ocean

How the oceans can clean themselves: Boyan Slat at TEDxDelft - YouTube
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