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Search: Posts Made By: extremo
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-29-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 4,514
Posted By extremo
Re: Nexus wind transducer repair needed

An update on my nexus wind transducer. I finally got up the mast to retrieve the anemometer and vane assembly (a month ago or so). I then disassembled it. Lubing the ball bearing races freed up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By extremo
Do propane sniffers detect hydrogen?

Do propane sniffers detect hydrogen? Specifically the hydrogen outgased from lead acid batteries when they are being charged.

One of the two detectors for our propane sniffer (Electro Systems) is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By extremo
Re: cabin sole coating

Thanks for the comment.

Only two coats in a house is considered enough eh?
We live on our boat and seeing as there is really only one path down the center of the boat that gets all the traffic, I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By extremo
Re: Name that deck fitting

Thanks!

I assumed that the windlass and this hawspipe were both original on the boat, but I guess when things are 30+ years old, +/- five years is hard to tell [if in fact the windlass was added...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By extremo
Name that deck fitting

What is this thing?

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/members/extremo-albums-name-deck-fitting-picture1100-deckfitclosed.jpg

I leads into the anchor locker.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-21-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By extremo
cabin sole coating

We've just applied the fourth coat of polyurethane to a freshly sanded teak and holly cabin sole. Should I stop? We don't have enough left for a fifth coat so either we just coat the high traffic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,568
Posted By extremo
Re: straightening bent anchor roller

OK I created an album "bent anchor roller" with two photos.
The boat is a Voyager 35, its in the water and still in clear shrinkwrap from the winter. This should be one of them:
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,568
Posted By extremo
straightening bent anchor roller

Two years ago we bumped the wood pilings of a fishing dock and the anchor (which hit first) twisted sideways and bent the stainless steel flange holding the bow roller. [I don't know why we didn't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-07-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,880
Posted By extremo
Re: wheel grip material

OK to summarize:
- do it your self -- definitely, I was going to anyway!
Material choices:
- leather (elk rather than cow)
- polyester braid
- plastic dip coatings/ foam
- bicycle handlebar...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,880
Posted By extremo
wheel grip material

We have a 6 spoke steel wheel in the cockpit. It's painted white, and is about 2 1/2 feet in diameter. I'd like to put a good grip material on it and am looking for suggestions. Advice on wrapping...
Forum: Diesel 02-26-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 2,031
Posted By extremo
Adding an hour meter

There's no hour meter in my instrument panel. We track engine start and stop times and every few months go through them all and add up all the elapsed hours for maintenance but its a process that we...
Forum: Diesel 02-13-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,154
Posted By extremo
So Zanshin, did you do the work yourself? Except...

So Zanshin, did you do the work yourself? Except for the diesel fuel line I've heard that home depot or similar can supply the brass T's valves etc.

Can you supply a bit more detail on your setup...
Forum: Diesel 02-13-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,953
Posted By extremo
Yes Thermo King is it. Though I haven;t dealt...

Yes Thermo King is it. Though I haven;t dealt with them yet.
Forum: Diesel 02-13-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,953
Posted By extremo
Mercedes OM636

We have a Mercedes OM636 (38 or 42 Hp) on our Voyager 35 ' a 1977 UK boat. We were in Toronto when the original post was written but we have gone down the St. Lawrence and are currently in Halifax....
Forum: Diesel 02-13-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,154
Posted By extremo
Dual fuel filters

One recommendation that I've had is to add a second fuel filter in parallel with the first (I currently have a single Racor). Then if one plugs up you can switch to the backup by turning a valve. A...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-31-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By extremo
Nexus instrument wired remote broke

I have Nexus instruments on my boat. The wired remote fell in the cockpit and the LCD display is now hosed. If you ignore the display and look at the large displays in the pilot house, all the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-31-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 4,514
Posted By extremo
I tried e-mailing Dick Booth but got no answer. ...

I tried e-mailing Dick Booth but got no answer. My Nexus wind transducer looks fine but the blades do not spin. It was fine when we left the boat on land for a year, and not working when we got...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-31-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By extremo
Pump gasket repair.

I have an old 12V water pump. The only thing wrong with it is a small tear in a flat rubber diaphram that allows water to leak past and prevents the pump from producing pressure. The replacement...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-11-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 4,402
Posted By extremo
6' in a Voyager 35

I am 6' and live in a Voyager 35. In the saloon I have just enough room -- barefoot. If I have shoes on or winter boots, my head will rub. There are also a few things mounted (handholds,...
Forum: Diesel 11-07-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By extremo
So do you suggest I run the engine as soon as I...

So do you suggest I run the engine as soon as I can and then once a month or so while we live aboard docked over the winter?
Forum: Diesel 11-07-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By extremo
Long storage and oil change

I winterized our diesel for storage on land in June 2010 (including an oil change). The boat is going back in the water in a few weeks but the engine won't be used until next spring, say April 2012....
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