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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Need Lewmar 65 bases made

A friend has a milling facility and does work for lewmar. Email the prints to me and i will forward them to you.
pm me for email address
Forum: Long Island   04-24-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Good Rigger/Metal work in CT?

Dan Coan
Use my name
Forum: Electronics   01-22-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 18,797
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Autohelm ST4000 Plus problems

Contact Dan Gerhardt
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-19-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,679
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: 1,304
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: 1,649
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Source for good hose clamps...

I get mine from McMaster-carr.
Forum: Diesel   08-05-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,506
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: 1,523
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: 999
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: 15,038
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: 3,248
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: 21
Views: 3,626
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: 1,678
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: 9,670
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: 3,750
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: 2,346
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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