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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-20-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By 2ndimpression
Re: Harken furler selection

On the Unit 0 i think you cut the top piece to fit the length you need.

The unit 0 has a 3/8 toggle but i don't know if it works on the unit 1.

I imagine when you talk to your harken dealer...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-18-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By 2ndimpression
Re: Harken furler selection

As soon as i get my arse up the mast to check out the forestay fitting im getting a new headstay and a MKIV unit 0 and ive read thru the manual a bit.

You can't do a sail change while in "furling...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-17-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By 2ndimpression
Pop Rivets

Hi all,

I want to put a 2:1 outhaul in my boom.

http://www.harken.com/uploadedImages/Tech_Corner/Systems/outhaul1.gif?n=1554

I need to put a pad eye inside the boom. Can i drill the holes...
Forum: Diesel   07-17-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By 2ndimpression
Re: Volvo 2001B 9hp charging

The neighboring boat has a 2001 Volvo in it and they have to crank it forever before it starts. I tried the cold start method on that one and it didn't work. That motor froze once though and was...
Forum: Diesel   07-04-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By 2ndimpression
Re: Volvo 2001B 9hp charging

Just a update. Have this more or less sorted.

Pulled the alternator and had it tested. Its fine.

The Volvo 2001,2002,2003 have a cold start sequence. You set full throttle, pull the engine...
Forum: Diesel   05-25-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By 2ndimpression
Re: Volvo 2001B 9hp charging

Charged and load tested the batteries, they are right on the edge. I replaced them. Was a bunch of powdery battery acid under them. That was fun cleaning.

Still does not want to charge until...
Forum: Diesel   05-21-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By 2ndimpression
Re: Volvo 2001B 9hp charging

I finally got the boat out on the water. There was no wind but i went for a putt. After running a bit the battery light stopped blinking. I got the meter and saw 13.5 volts. Shut down the diesel...
Forum: Diesel   05-12-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By 2ndimpression
Volvo 2001B 9hp charging

Hi folks,

My battery alarm blinks on my Volvo 2001 control panel. I went below and put a meter on the batteries and they are 12V. I started the diesel and check them again and still 12V. I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-22-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 8,773
Posted By 2ndimpression
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

Nice to see you brought a old boat back to life. I sailed a Merit 25 for close to 9 years.

Didn't see your spin pole up on deck in the pictures.

If you hookup your topping lift then run the...
Forum: Diesel   04-22-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 287
Posted By 2ndimpression
Post Volvo 2001B 9hp

Hi folks,

I have a Volvo 2001B 9hp that seems to have a coolant leak. The boats on the trailer winterized. The boat had some mildew so i was wiping every thing down and when i did inside the...
Forum: Diesel   04-22-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By 2ndimpression
Re: Running engine on the hard

Im new to diesels and this guy answered a bunch of questions for me.

I didn't know about hydrolocking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKky09u1fGU
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-21-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By 2ndimpression
Re: Beneteau 265

I got up on the boat today and measured from the top of the mast (no black bands) to the goose neck and came up at 31'10". That will be at least 6" less as you would never hoist right to the top and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-19-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By 2ndimpression
Re: Beneteau 265

The boat was in the trailer. I measured to the bottom of the keel then water line and subtracted. The boat was sold as a 4'2" keel
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-19-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By 2ndimpression
Beneteau 265

Hi folks,

I recently bought a 1993 Beneteau 265 with a volvo in it. Im curious if this is a tall rig.

The brochures show a shoal draft keel and a deep keel but mine is in the middle at 4'2"
I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-06-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By 2ndimpression
Re: Beneteau 265

Does any body have any suggestions on the join here? Would you back the bolts out 3/4 so there is a gap you can clean out and then reseal? We have a 15 ton crane and home so it would not be hard...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-06-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By 2ndimpression
Beneteau 265

Hi folks

Im looking at a 1993 Beneteau 265 and i have some questions for any body who knows any thing about them.

How is the keel attached on these? Im going to attach a picture which quite...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-17-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By 2ndimpression
Re: Precision 27 vs 28

Throw some UK tape drives or North 3DL's on her and you will be amazed the range of winds you can sail in before doing sail changes.

The picture in my avatar is a Merit 25 has UK tape drives.
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-12-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By 2ndimpression
Re: Precision 27 vs 28

Interesting, something wrong with the boat or he's really stuck on that price maybe?

Ive sailed on a P23 and it was a wonderful boat to sail, the owner felt it was a bit light as well and i think...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-12-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By 2ndimpression
Re: Precision 27 vs 28

Thanks for the feed back. Do you float your boat onto the trailer? If so does it load easy? I never thought of the boat being tender but ive always had boats with 4+ foot keels. Our last boat was...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-09-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By 2ndimpression
Smile Precision 27 vs 28

Hi there folks.

Any body know the major differences between the Precision 27 and 28 other than 1 foot? Keel on the 28 draws 1 more inch. The biggest interest i have is does one sail better than...
Forum: Racing   08-07-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 5,015
Posted By 2ndimpression
Gui all i could find was pics that looked like...

Gui all i could find was pics that looked like men. Unless those were the portugese women haha :p
Forum: Racing   06-06-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 2,137
Posted By 2ndimpression
I was really suprised with that final. It didn't...

I was really suprised with that final. It didn't seem to matter what Luna Rossa tried, they always got screwed. I was a little bit dissipointed with the pre start. It was good but I thought they...
Forum: Racing   05-02-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,209
Posted By 2ndimpression
Ok how about the forestay. If you run a looser...

Ok how about the forestay. If you run a looser forestay would you guys agree that it alters the angle of attack and allows you to point higher but also gives the sail more power. When you crank on...
Forum: Racing   04-30-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By 2ndimpression
I would but...... When i pass other boats i...

I would but...... When i pass other boats i might blind them and i would feel really bad about that :(
Forum: Racing   04-30-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By 2ndimpression
Smile Here we go again.

About 2 weeks ago the ice came off the lake, the bottom paint went on and this weekend we got her in the water :D We were the 2nd boat in by about 30 minutes but the first boat to actully go out...
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