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Search: Posts Made By: jimrafford
Forum: Electronics 01-22-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 15,993
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Autohelm ST4000 Plus problems

Contact Dan Gerhardt
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-19-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,399
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Diving from Sailboat

I carry a "Rapid Diver". Complete dive system in one small package. Fits in a small soft case for easy storage. Give's me about 1/2 hour of air. Way easier getting on and off the boat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-07-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By jimrafford
Re: What can/should I do while repacking my stuffing box?

Replace the rubber hose of the stuffing box. Should be done every 8 years. I replaced mine last spring. Looked fine. Got it out and closer inspection revealed it was badly cracked.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-13-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,202
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Source for good hose clamps...

I get mine from McMaster-carr.
Forum: Diesel 08-05-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,749
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Volvo Penta MD6b Cold Start System

According to my engine manual the cold start set on my volvo 2003t is pull out the engine stop and push back in. This actuates a cam in the governor and kind of acts like a choke. Then set throttle...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,379
Posted By jimrafford
Re: True condition after 30 years

I would suggest getting Practical sailors "Inspecting the aging sailboat".
Forum: Diesel 05-22-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Westerbeke 30 won't start after sitting

You obviously have an air leak on the low pressure side of the fuel system.
My 36t developed the same symptoms several years back. Turned out to be one of the seals on the top of one of the filters...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-18-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 13,853
Posted By jimrafford
Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread

I just attempted to watch "all is lost". Whom ever directed this has no knowledge of sailing and boat systems. Worst piece of crap I've seen in a long time.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-05-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,540
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Westerbeke Glow Plug

Glow plugs are hardly your problem if the engine wont turn over.
Way to many problems here to resolve on the net.
1. Shore power to battery charger
2. battery power to starter
Figure that out...
Forum: CS Yachts 12-30-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,591
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Anchor windlass installation on CS36T - What's your set-up?

I installed a lewmar horizontal windlass on my previous 36t. I had a stainless mounting box made up that had the top of the windlass just under the deck hatch. I used all chain. I cut an access to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-21-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,465
Posted By jimrafford
Re: 1990s boom furling mains

A little hard to see in photo but the mast track, stops and vang looks like a Sailtainer in boom furler to me. If so I have one and it is extremely well made. Was probably the best made at the time....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-11-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 8,863
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Cruising Worlds Top 40 Boats

Look at a cs 40. Easy for a couple to sail and a aft guest cabin.
In the us they are very undervalued. They have fallen off the radar for used boat buyers that dont know the name.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,253
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Hunter 33 vs CS 30

If they are similar vintage boats the cs 30 will sail circles around the hunter. Raced against one on a c&c 33 for years. That being said they were both designed to be coastal cruisers not blue water...
Forum: US Northeast 04-16-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 2,115
Posted By jimrafford
Re: 10 days south of Cuttyhunk

In that same area also look at Watch Hill.
If you want to venture farther west to Shelter Island in Gardners bay, Sag Harbor, and Deering have moorings and stuff to do ashore. Orient Harbor,...
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