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Forum: Electronics   05-26-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 3,378
Posted By svey
Uniden QT206 depth finder

I have this unit on my new to me boat. I have the user manual and I have read it (most of it anyway). The unit is flashing the correct depth but it is flashing. I've read that a flashing 0.0 is sign...
Forum: Grampian   05-17-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 1,033
Posted By svey
Grampian 26 centerboard

How does it work? In the cockpit, I have a winch. A SS wire is attach to the winch, when I winch in, the wire is attached to a SS rod that moves aft, the centerboard retracts. Does anybody know how...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-30-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,878
Posted By svey
A few options

Tx everyone for helping,

I guess knowledge is not always a good thing. When I didn't know about sail shape, I didn't care about it. She would move fine.

I will try and install a line that will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,878
Posted By svey
Rope traveler for O'Day 23

I can't see how I can install a solid mainsail traveler tracks on my boat because the stern is notch to let the tiller in the boat.

At the moment, I've attached 2 small blocks to each of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-01-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By svey
O'Day 23 halyard winch

She came with a homemade furling genoa made with aluminium emt and coupling with some cylinder at the bottom. I must live with the system for the moment.

It works but I need to get more tension...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-28-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,432
Posted By svey
We are limited to 32' at my current yacht club. ...

We are limited to 32' at my current yacht club. Tx for the suggestion.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-28-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,432
Posted By svey
Soverel 29 Yawl 1962

I'm looking for a low draft family boat to upgrade from my O'Day 23. Comments or info on that boat would be appreciated.

I couldn't find much on the internet about that boat.

Tx for your help,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-28-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 4,827
Posted By svey
More boats

During my vacation in Brewster(Cape Cod), I've seen a Tartan 27 that was lovely but the 2k to ship it here is still problematic.

I've seen on goodoldboat web site a Soverel 29 (mid 60) (yawl or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-22-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 2,922
Posted By svey
Purchased the XOG and IFinder H20

I've finally purchased 2 gps units. (Actually got my boss to pay for them) I pickup up the Navionics 14xg sd cards. I've used the XOG on the road for a Cape Cod vacation. That was nice specially...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-03-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 3,512
Posted By svey
Sealand Dometic 975msd

I've just installed a 975MSD to replace a Brydon by Jabsco with no holding tank. I have an O'Day 23 1976. The toilet was not working properly and the cost of the tank and hose associated with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-03-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 2,922
Posted By svey
Lowrance XOG

I'm considering this crossover gps. I was looking at a handheld with maps possibility but I think this one could be better. I sail in the St-Lawrence(St-Laurent) river near Montreal. Does anybody...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-21-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 2,445
Posted By svey
Brydon Par Jabsco

I have a Brydon Par Jabsco head in my 1976 O'Day 23 giving me problems. The plonger moves easily when in pump dry mode but no water is leaving the bowl.

On the Jabsco website, it is written that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-14-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 3,507
Posted By svey
I've purchased the netting already from Sailrite...

I've purchased the netting already from Sailrite it is nylon white in color.

Lifeline Safety Netting 30 Foot x 24" Wide (http://www.sailrite.com/safety-netting)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-14-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 3,507
Posted By svey
Lifeline Safety net installation wood toerail

I've would like to install a lifeline safety net around my 23' O'Day. My boat has wooden toe rails. There is 5 stanchions on each side plus a small pulpit in the front. What is the best way to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-25-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,220
Posted By svey
O'Day 23 boarding/swimming ladder

I'm installing a boarding/swimming ladder on my 1976 23' O'Day. I drilled 2 holes yesterday on the transom 20" from water level (starboard side). To my surprise, it doesn't look like I've gone...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-23-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 4,827
Posted By svey
Watkins 27

This one was not mentionned. Is there any reason why? I've done some searches on her and her builder and I didn't find anything wrong.

Is there anything I should look for when I go to see her?
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-10-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 931
Posted By svey
O'Day 23 cockpit size

I forgot my log book with all my measurement at the boat last weekend. I would like to dress some wood to make a cockpit grating next weekend. Does anybody know the maxium width of the cockpit of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-01-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 3,368
Posted By svey
Update and resolution

I'm updating this thread just in case someone else has the same problem one day.

I've purchased a new water pump kit. I took the lower unit off and checked the impeller. Everything look new and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-23-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 3,368
Posted By svey
Tx Sailingdog, Yes you are correct about...

Tx Sailingdog,

Yes you are correct about temperature. I should have phrased my question better. I will try again:

What should the volume of water coming out of the pee hole per minute? I'm...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-23-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 3,368
Posted By svey
Johnson 9.9 Seahorse tattle tell

I just finish performing maintenance on my outboard. Gearcase and points.

I've started and ran it for a while (in a garbage can). For the first time, I've notice that the water coming out of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-16-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3,773
Posted By svey
Some choose golfing as a hobby and never see...

Some choose golfing as a hobby and never see their kids (I'm not going to make any friends with that comment). I've opted for sailing because I wanted to spend time with my family.

My son is now...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   05-09-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 5,155
Posted By svey
I've tried but never succeeded. I believe...

I've tried but never succeeded.

I believe it has to do with the way teak is harvested and grain structure. In an old Fine Woodworking, I've read that teak is dried by girdling the tree while...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-25-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 4,827
Posted By svey
Taking a look at a Westerly Centaur

On my quest for our new family boat, I've seen a Grampian 28, a Tartan 28 that need to much work (both of them add soft deck and leaking stantion). The Tartan is a lovely sailboat where as the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-25-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 17,046
Posted By svey
Get a service manual for your engine. On Ebay,...

Get a service manual for your engine. On Ebay, you can get a scanned version for around 20$ including shipping.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   04-25-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,266
Posted By svey
I've build a PK78 from bateau.com 4 years ago. ...

I've build a PK78 from bateau.com 4 years ago. I've painted the inside of the dinghy with Brightside Polyurethane. No primer is necessary but removal of amine blush as to be done perfectly. I've...
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