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Search: Posts Made By: MarkSF
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,195
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Mistral 16 pocket cruiser

Yes if it's gusty you should keep the mainsheet AND jib sheet in your hand and be ready to release them quickly.

I had to make some adjustments to the angle of the cam cleats on my Wayfarer, so...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,195
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Mistral 16 pocket cruiser

I haven't had a Mistral, but I did have a Wayfarer, the boat on which the Mistral was based.

On my boat the rudder stock was wood, with steel reinforcing side plates. The rudder was physically...
Forum: Diesel 09-13-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Universal diesel 5416 - oil change

The Universal oil filter, 298852, cross references to Wix 51348, Bosch 72150, and many others.

What they mean by fuel oil filter is the fuel filter, on the side of the engine, next to the metering...
Forum: Outboard 08-30-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Yamaha 9.9 problems

Yes it really is essential to run the carb dry after each use, or better still to drain it.

Also essential is to keep the gas fresh. How old is yours? After a couple of months use, I pour mine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-29-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,368
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Repowering a Pearson 31

What I would do in your position, is buy one of the rebuilt and upgraded Atomic 4s that are available. A quick search came up with this option :

Moyer Marine Atomic 4 Engine Rebuilding and Parts...
Forum: Electronics 08-13-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Connect a Garmin 740s to an Airmar DST800

The Airmar is available in NMEA 0183 and 2000 versions. Do you know which you bought? The Garmin 740 has both interfaces.

The fact it has bare wires suggests to me that it is 0183, as my DST800 in...
Forum: Outboard 08-10-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 8,088
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Brand new Honda 5HP Outboard won't start - should I switch mfg?

With all the 4 strokes, it is essential to observe certain practices :

Run the carb dry when you are finished for the day.

Put Stabil or similar in the gas.

Use only fresh gas. When the gas...
Forum: Diesel 07-31-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Transmission goes CLUNK!

The manual for my Hurth transmission states that you can go from forward to reverse at full rpm but in the case of emergency only.

I think the answer is that you should try to avoid it, but so...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-23-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,168
Posted By MarkSF
Re: smoke filling up the cabin

Like he said.... you don't replace it, just clean it out.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-02-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Permanent vs. portable fuel tank

Even my 8HP 2 stroke only uses 1.5 gal/hr. You should get 2 hours, or drop down to half throttle and get double or more.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-01-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Instrument panel redo: SS OK?

Another suggestion : there are companies like this that make custom panels :

Front Panel Express:*Custom Front Panel Designs & Enclosures - Instrument Panels...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-26-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,202
Posted By MarkSF
Re: US Sailing Vs. ASA Sailing classes

You can always "challenge" the ASA standards, meaning to take the test only part. There will still be a fee (including instructor time for the on-the-water part) but you don't have to do the whole...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-26-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,202
Posted By MarkSF
Re: US Sailing Vs. ASA Sailing classes

Ahhh I see...

So does the US Sailing syllabus include items like :

Ramming another sailboat while yelling "starboard"
Crashing into buoys
Overpowering the boat with massive foresails in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Fiddle Block Load Question!

I broke a wire attachment from vang to mast. The vang clipped onto the boom, so I got to watch my entire brand new vang assembly fly about 100ft in a graceful arc, into the bay, and sink without...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Universal Oil filter

PS, let me know if you need belt and raw water pump info.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Groco Seacocks BV vs. FBV

I used the FBV 3 years ago, and so far so good. I also have a 6-year old BV series. The BV does feel much smoother - the FBV always feels a little gratey when moved, which I hope isn't corrosion on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,159
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Lower rudder bushing

The bronze on bronze approach used on my Bristol lasted 30 years and at least 10,000 hours of use, so I'm inclined to think it has something going for it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,159
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Lower rudder bushing

Delrin is a machinable plastic so you need an ordinary machine shop, not a plastic fabricator. It would be made on an ordinary lathe.

You need to make a drawing or sketch of what you want, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By MarkSF
Re: What to do with 450' of 1" line that -- ready for this? -- floats!

Cut in into two 200ft lengths, and keep it in case you ever need to more at the mooring balls here at Ayala Cove (or anywhere else with mooring balls 200ft apart!)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,132
Posted By MarkSF
Re: House batteries won't start engine - ideas?

I went through this recently on my boat.

Fundamentally the problem is likely to be a high resistance connection somewhere, because it's loose or corroded. At starting currents, even a fraction of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Caulking bottom of new rope clutches

Actually I found similar plate at Metals Depot and it's quite a bit cheaper. I just bought 14 gauge 304 s/s plate, 0.075" thick. $16 for a 1' square sheet. Same cost again for shipping.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-18-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 2,905
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Is this pro wiring?

I just bought some custom battery cables from them, the quality is great and so was the price.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-23-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 5,849
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Updating DC System

It's spelt "busbar" btw. From the latin, Omnibus, or "for all"

Boomer, I've just been upgraded the cabling on my Universal 5424, because it was turning over a little slowly.

I added the Blue...
Forum: Diesel 01-22-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,728
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Looking for Universal M30/5424 Exhaust Manifold

Heat exchangers are no worry, easily obtainable. Also 2440 hours is not high. A well maintained diesel will do 5,000 to 10,000. Sherwood raw water pumps are getting dearer as they get rarer, but the...
Forum: Diesel 01-16-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 8,094
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Engine Oil for Marine Diesel

I've always used Shell Rotella T 15w/40. It contains 1200ppm of ZDDP, more than enough. If you are worried about wear, I suggest using this.

I don't know about Delo. Edit : it seems that Delo 400...
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