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Search: Posts Made By: serenespeed
Forum: CS Yachts 11-19-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By serenespeed
Re: CS 36T Prop Shaft Removal

The shaft removal was quite straight-forward.

The Gori prop threw me off for a bit. I was not expecting the nut to be inside the prop. I had to cut two tabs off of my gear puller so it would fit...
Forum: CS Yachts 11-19-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By serenespeed
Smile Re: CS 36T Prop Shaft Removal

I found the threads that I got my original information from:

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-maintenance/50487-removing-propshaft-engine-coupler.html
post #15 shows the notch cut to allow the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-17-2013
Replies: 1,050
Views: 235,096
Posted By serenespeed
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielmwbuehler/10295651326/" title="20131011-355A1814 by Daniel M.W. Buehler, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: CS Yachts 11-13-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By serenespeed
CS 36T Prop Shaft Removal

I have a Westerbeke W33 with a Hurth HBW100v Vee Drive.

I would like to remove the prop shaft to replace the cutlass bearing, repack the stuffing box and replace the stuffing box hose.

I could...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-25-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 1,641
Posted By serenespeed
Re: How much deck over the cabin do I remove?

I'm not sure what the boat means to you right now, but you need to make some philosophical decisions, before you make technical decisions...

If you don't have a lot of money already invested, my...
Forum: CS Yachts 10-21-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By serenespeed
Re: CS36 head intake vented loop

I'd like to hijack the thread back to Mainesail's comment about "installing check valves on centrifugal/Rule type pumps"...

I noticed a check valve, under the quarter-birth, for my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-12-2013
Replies: 1,050
Views: 235,096
Posted By serenespeed
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

A couple of shots taken during the Lake Ontario 300, this year. Some are sunrise, some are sunset...

by Daniel M.W. Buehler (http://www.flickr.com/people/danielmwbuehler/), on Flickr

<a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
Posted By serenespeed
What are you trying to do?

What are you trying to do?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-26-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 3,071
Posted By serenespeed
Test it. Do you have leftover 1/2" scraps? ...

Test it. Do you have leftover 1/2" scraps?

Edit: FWIW, I've bent home made FG sheet pretty far before the West epoxy turns white (cracks).
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-29-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,428
Posted By serenespeed
What type of boat? Some boats have rake. It...

What type of boat?

Some boats have rake. It can be fast...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-02-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,081
Posted By serenespeed
Yes... Use both hands. If you don't have...

Yes... Use both hands.

If you don't have much experience with an angle grinder, try this:
mark the line you want to cut along and hold the grinder above it with the blade perpendicular to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3,759
Posted By serenespeed
So... Can I just cut an appropriatly sized...

So...

Can I just cut an appropriatly sized piece of lexan and screw/though-bolt it to the sides of the cabin with some butyl tape between the gelcoat and the lexan?

Is it that straight forward?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-29-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,932
Posted By serenespeed
This one? ...

This one?

http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g430/Marv555/sailboat-cruising-sailing-yacht-schooner-46065.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-08-2011
Replies: 128
Views: 17,459
Posted By serenespeed
Ice tip: I don't use bags of ice unless I'm away...

Ice tip: I don't use bags of ice unless I'm away for a while. I freeze 4L or 10L water jugs (let a bit of water out first). That way when it melts you have the water contained in the jug, not the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-08-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 12,932
Posted By serenespeed
FoolishMuse: I thought I'd read that in this...

FoolishMuse: I thought I'd read that in this thread. But, when I re-read the thread I copuld not find the address :o

tenner to be snail-mailed.



Keep reading :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-08-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 12,932
Posted By serenespeed
I'm about half-way through and loving it! I...

I'm about half-way through and loving it!

I like the (lengthy) quotes.

Thank you to the author! (and OP.)

Is there some place to make a donation to the author? I almost feel like I've stolen...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-28-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 3,718
Posted By serenespeed
I have an outboard mounted on the transom. When I...

I have an outboard mounted on the transom. When I singlehand and go forward, I run a line from the 'kill switch' wrist band to the toe rail, over the jackline. If I fall off and the tether slides...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-27-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 3,718
Posted By serenespeed
Nylon Jacklines with Dyneema Core - What Knot?

I read a post by Sailingdog where he mentioned a Jackline setup using tubular webbing with a 12-strand/dyneema core.

I like the Idea because no matter how hard I try to be, I just don't feel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-22-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By serenespeed
I'd be worried about wiping out! I just can't see...

I'd be worried about wiping out! I just can't see a sailboat 'jumping a wake'...

:)

We have a 9.9 on our 26ft, 4400lb displacement boat and she goes well!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-10-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,370
Posted By serenespeed
I removed the hanks and used these: Products...

I removed the hanks and used these:

Products | Simplicity FURLER REG. (http://furler.ca/wordpress_en/?page_id=26)

They worked flawlessly all year. I am on the fence about the furler. If all of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-04-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,419
Posted By serenespeed
We have a 3.5hp Mercury. I really like it. My...

We have a 3.5hp Mercury. I really like it. My wife can start it easly even in close to freezing temperatures. We use it on a 8ft zodiac. We take the dogs to shore with it. With my wife and I and the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-04-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,825
Posted By serenespeed
It's close, I doubt more than 1/2 inch of water...

It's close, I doubt more than 1/2 inch of water could accumulate on the cockpit floor before draining out of the scuppers. I think the cockpit floor is about 4 feet long. (Math is not a strength of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-04-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,825
Posted By serenespeed
I'm not sure that the cradle is level. I think it...

I'm not sure that the cradle is level. I think it is close. Is the problem with an uneven boat just for water drainage? The boat itself, is leaning a bit back and to port. It was raining when she was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-03-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,825
Posted By serenespeed
Thank you both! That's what I thought, but I...

Thank you both!

That's what I thought, but I didn't know if tightening them more would risk causing indentations. I'll snug them up.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-03-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,825
Posted By serenespeed
Boat rocking on the cradle

Hey,

This is my first winter with my boat. She was hauled out last weekend. I just want to make sure that it's 'okay' that she 'rocks' a bit on the cradle. The pads are close to but not directly...
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