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Search: Posts Made By: Twoowls
Forum: Atomic 4 08-01-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By Twoowls
Throw the mechanical fuel pump away, or just use...

Throw the mechanical fuel pump away, or just use it without the actuating rod to seal the hole. Then buy a good electric fuel pump (maybe a spare and install it with a really big drainable fuel...
Forum: Boat Buyers & Sellers Forum 02-01-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By Twoowls
Smile Warm Water Boat

Perhaps you are correct. However, I am more concerned with attracting minds than bodies at my age. After all we spend a lot more time talking than having that other thing that at my age I can barely...
Forum: Boat Buyers & Sellers Forum 01-31-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By Twoowls
Thanks

Sounds like good advice. Will take a look.:)
Forum: Boat Buyers & Sellers Forum 01-31-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By Twoowls
Smile Warm Water Retirement Boat

I feel that something on the order of 35-40 ft. is about min. for a boat to really live on. Needs real life storage, ease of handling, easy to repair and maintain. You must be able to get to the...
Forum: Boat Buyers & Sellers Forum 12-27-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By Twoowls
Smile Warm Water Retirement Boat

Dear Sirs,
I would appreciate your advice. Currently I sail a Morgan 30 which I truly love. However, I intend to retire as the only remaining conservative college professor and return home. I grew...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-17-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By Twoowls
Smile Dip Stick Fuel Guage

Love the wooden stick. Use something similar on the race car and the airplane. However, the fuel filler is behind the tiller and goes through a hose to the tank. Don't know where I can get the right...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-30-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By Twoowls
Smile Thanks!

Really appreciate the info. Just hope I won't have to disassemble the boat to get it in.
:) :) :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-30-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By Twoowls
Post Fuel Gauge Morgan 30

Any ideas about a gauge that will work? The tank is approx 15 gallons, gas and installed just under the cockpit. Somewhat difficult to access. Suggestion would be most welcome.
Forum: Atomic 4 08-26-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,535
Posted By Twoowls
Smile Atomic 4 Idle

After building race car engines for forty years I bought a sailboat with an Atomic 4. Could not stand any sort of problem.They always occur just when you shift into reverse just before ramming the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By Twoowls
Thanks Sailing Dog. I thought that might be it....

Thanks Sailing Dog. I thought that might be it. Either that or do some diving.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By Twoowls
OK. I am an idiot. I drilled a hole in my hull...

OK. I am an idiot. I drilled a hole in my hull below the water line to install a new bilge pump. Ironic but true. I temp patched it with a screw and 5200. What is the best way to repair the 1/8...
Forum: Provisioning 05-18-2009
Replies: 292
Views: 33,316
Posted By Twoowls
At the Elbow Beach Hotel in Bermuda they have a...

At the Elbow Beach Hotel in Bermuda they have a rum and cigar bar. The menu is in a cedar cover used to light the cigars. They have a rum that some people buy. A Havana Club Reserve at $ 300 per...
Forum: Atomic 4 05-18-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 2,837
Posted By Twoowls
Wink Indigo Atomic 4 Prop

Replaced a really good racing folding prop that would not reverse with the indigo. It works very well on my Morgan 30. A lot depends on the distance between the keel and the prop. All propellers...
Forum: Morgan 09-16-2008
Replies: 147
Views: 25,917
Posted By Twoowls
Smile Rebel-Morgan30

All of the original sail plans, for hull #336. I was fortunate to know Al Pertner, one of Charley's workers many years ago. Great boat. Would take it around the world if I could get it out of Lake...
Forum: Atomic 4 08-10-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,826
Posted By Twoowls
Ignition Coils

Mallory, Crane and others make really good multi-spark racing coils. No boat engine will ever tax these coils. We run at 10,000 RPM at 14 to 1 compression and they do not fail. No Atomic 4 will...
Forum: Morgan 07-31-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 2,380
Posted By Twoowls
Bought the Indigo. It seems to work well. At...

Bought the Indigo. It seems to work well. At least it will reverse and stop the boat, a Morgan 30. Will let you know more after I have done a few sea trials.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-31-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,310
Posted By Twoowls
45 Watts for $80? Really. I want to go to your...

45 Watts for $80? Really. I want to go to your WM.
Forum: Atomic 4 07-31-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,445
Posted By Twoowls
Just put a good quality electric fuel pump in...

Just put a good quality electric fuel pump in series with the existing pump. Use the electric if the mechanical fails. The plumbing is simple. Your local auto store has lots of choices, just...
Forum: Atomic 4 07-31-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,826
Posted By Twoowls
A4 Ignition

Your local auto store has some relatively inexpensive high output oil filled coils that should last for years. The Indigo system has nothing to do with coil life.
The coil fires the same number of...
Forum: Atomic 4 07-31-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,849
Posted By Twoowls
Post Spark Plugs

It is not as simple as it seems. It depends on the spark plug, the intensity of the coil and the compression of the engine. Larger gaps produce more power but require more coil for a hotter spark. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,039
Posted By Twoowls
Although it may seem a bit macabre, the sealant...

Although it may seem a bit macabre, the sealant used on coffins has proven to be sound for 15 or twenty years. My ports have this since the boat's former owner was in the coffin business. It works.
Forum: Morgan 07-21-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 2,380
Posted By Twoowls
Need a new prop for my 1972 Morgan 30, however I...

Need a new prop for my 1972 Morgan 30, however I am not sure which is the best and what size will fit. Am considering an Indigo but dot not know the correct diameter. Any help would be appreciated.
Forum: Morgan 07-17-2008
Replies: 147
Views: 25,917
Posted By Twoowls
Smile Morgan 30

My Morgan is Rebel, KK 336, built in 1972. Any one know of port replacements, please let me know. Would prefer opening ones for the forward four.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-17-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 3,889
Posted By Twoowls
So, it would appear that the Aqua-Therm has no...

So, it would appear that the Aqua-Therm has no source of replacement parts. That is unfortunate since the unit operates well, it just has a leak that I will attempt to repair. thanks for the help, I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-13-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 3,889
Posted By Twoowls
Have an original Aqua-therm. Does anyone know...

Have an original Aqua-therm. Does anyone know where I can get replacement parts? Please don't laugh too hard.
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