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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-11-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 2,697
Posted By WillS
Cetol removal?

Does anyone have a method for removing Cetol once it has dried?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-01-2001
Replies: 6
Views: 9,524
Posted By WillS
Seidelmann Yachts

Thanks Jeff
Sounds like we found one of the better ones.
Will
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-31-2001
Replies: 6
Views: 9,524
Posted By WillS
Seidelmann Yachts

My wife and I bought a 1985 Seidelmann sloop 34ft, hull #35, that we think is very solid and it looks and sails great. We bought it right and have spent a lot of $$ over the last year cleaning,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-25-2001
Replies: 10
Views: 14,787
Posted By WillS
Deck vs. Keel Stepped Masts

Our boat (1985)has a keel stepped mast that is wet if there is a quart of water in the bilge.
We bought it last year and I had to trim 1/8 inch from the bottom to square it off. I also cleaned up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-22-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 2,902
Posted By WillS
Yanmar engine startup smoke

Thanks for the information.
I checked the oil used. It is Texaco URSA Super Plus SAE 30. The boat is in New England. I checked the oil consumption closely and there is a small amount being consumed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 2,902
Posted By WillS
Yanmar engine startup smoke

I have a 1991 Yanmar 24hp diesel in our sloop with approx 800 to 1000 hrs. After sitting idle for a day or more, on startup, it sputters and emits blue smoke for a bit before it finally smooths out,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-13-2001
Replies: 14
Views: 3,921
Posted By WillS
Electrolysis / Keel stepped mast

Thanks Bill, Navtron and all that sent suggestions.
I appreciate the great info.
I think part of the ongoing problem is that I can''t keep the saddle and mast base dry. The saddle is at the very...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-13-2001
Replies: 0
Views: 1,546
Posted By WillS
Inflatable engine power

We are in the process of outfitting our new boat and attention now turns to choosing and powering the dink.
I am looking at several "lightly experienced" inflatables and want to be sure I buy one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-08-2001
Replies: 14
Views: 3,921
Posted By WillS
Electrolysis / Keel stepped mast

Anyone have new ideas? Spring is coming and solutions are unclear!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 2,034
Posted By WillS
Sail Numbers

Thanks for the input Chet and Paul.
#35 is confirmed.

Will
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-05-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 2,262
Posted By WillS
Hull Number??

We are trying to verify the hull number of our boat and have not been able to find a detailed breakout of the 12 character HIN format.
The full HIN is XFR34035M85L.
She is a 34ft Seidelmann sloop,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-04-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 2,034
Posted By WillS
Sail Numbers

We recently purchased a larger sail boat and the mainsail has no number. We don''t plan to race, but are considering adding a number for convenience.
What is the normally accepted convention? Is it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-27-2000
Replies: 3
Views: 7,060
Posted By WillS
columbia 26 sailboat

Hello "Spot",
You have a good eye for a fine boat.
My wife has a 26'' Bill Tripp designed Columbia sloop with full keel. It is in the best condition a 31 yr old boat can be, new keel bolts and all....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-27-2000
Replies: 2
Views: 1,887
Posted By WillS
Boat transport on East coast

We used Brownell Systems, Inc. out of Mattapoisett, MA to move our newly acquired 34'' sloop from CT to NH in October with excellent results. We found them to be prompt, careful, professional, etc....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-09-2000
Replies: 14
Views: 3,921
Posted By WillS
Electrolysis / Keel stepped mast

My wife & I recently purchased a beautiful 1985 34 ft. Seidelmann Sloop. We have named her "MATCHMAKER", but that''s a story for another time. When we un-stepped the mast for transport (keel...
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