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Search: Posts Made By: jfdubu
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,742
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Words of Wisdom; Words of Warning

Mine was not reviewing the chart because you think you know the water. Easy way to find the bottom or in my case "the rock"

John
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,713
Posted By jfdubu
Re: "The 2 happiest days of a boatowners life are..."

I tend to think of the days as "sad days" and "happy days". Up here in the northeast a sad day is the day in November we pull them out of the water. For the rest of the fall, winter and early spring...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,277
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Prop shaft strut repair

OK, I got pictures. The above post shows the before. In the outside pid you can see the strut canted. These are the "during" showing the box cut out and the strut removed.
Hopefully next week will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,277
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Prop shaft strut repair

Installed funny as in it was canted about 4 degrees such that it looked like it was bent coming out of the hull. I'll get the pics posted and you can see it.
BTW, I didn't start this project...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,277
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Prop shaft strut repair

Well, I failed in my attempt to post the before pic's but I will try again. I'm well into the "during" phase of this project and it's not as bad as I expected. The strut isn't bent it and it didn't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-26-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,275
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Mainsheet system

I'm going to end up with some variant of a 6:1 coarse with a fine adjustment. I post pics when I finish the design.

John
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-23-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,275
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Mainsheet system

Sandy, this is my point. I'd guess that 6:1 alone wasn't enough for your 37.5 so you had a fine leg on the end. 8:1 isn't difficult or that expensive to rig but I'm looking at about 120' of line. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-23-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,275
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Mainsheet system

Interesting system, 10:1 fine, 5;1 coarse but there was still line in the cockpit for the 10:1 purchase, yes?

John
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-22-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,275
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Mainsheet system

York, that's pretty amazing. Using the mainsail load calculator on the harken site a 600 sqft sail loads 2044 lbs in a 20 knot breeze. With a 6:1 your trimming 340 lbs?. Drop the wind to 12 knot and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-22-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,275
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Mainsheet system

This is the system I have but by lemar. completely wore out. It.s a 6:1 single or 3:1 double.

John
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-22-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,275
Posted By jfdubu
Mainsheet system

Topic for opinion, The new (to me) boat I purchased in the fall has a 6:1 mainsheet system. It's end boom sheeted with 293 sqft of mainsail. The current blocks are wore out and I've already decided...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-29-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 615
Posted By jfdubu
Re: prop wash

Dennis,
One important consideration. When powering in reverse your rudder does nothing until the boat is actually moving backward hence having the rudder hard over stops the boat from moving and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Barrier coat or just bottom paint

"to B or not to B, that is the question", sorry have too Shakespeare for a second.

My 2 cents: when I bought my first boat 10 years ago I stripped the bottom using the peel away and other...
Forum: Diesel 12-12-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,301
Posted By jfdubu
Re: I think I screwed up...

Don't sweat it you won't have a problem unless you have large (100gal) tank half filled. Any condensation formed on the walls not covered with fuel. I've never added any of the pixie dust products to...
Forum: Diesel 12-07-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By jfdubu
Re: winterize an engine exhaust system

There are several derivations of winterizing an engine system and the complexity revolves around whether the engine is closed loop cooled or raw water cooled. Yours is closed loop if you have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-28-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,277
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Prop shaft strut repair

before pic's second attempt.,, foiled again
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-26-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 5,994
Posted By jfdubu
Re: That's a pretty cheap boat heater!

There are a few things about this that make it a viable option for some boaters.
1) the candles don't use electricity, the heat source is the flame.
2) candles are a great way of drying a damp boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-23-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,357
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Free sailBoat

In the battle of quality boat vs money available,,, you win!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-19-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,277
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Prop shaft strut repair

I will take plenty of pre, during, and post pics. And I will be very careful in the initial removal phase. To make matters more interesting the PO install a new dripless shaft seal and motor mounts....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,277
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Prop shaft strut repair

To be clear, engineering things is what I do for a living, reengineering a boat is not a big deal. I'm not looking for the path of least resistance. This is a "I only want to fix this once" quest....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,277
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Prop shaft strut repair

The boat is an express 35, yanmar 3gm, 27hp, 1" shaft. The strut is a straight tang glassed in. It's loose at the hull join and leaks, neither of which is acceptable.
I could cut it all out and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,277
Posted By jfdubu
Prop shaft strut repair

Ok guys, I have quite a repair ahead of me. Without posting on the PO thread it's apparent that the PO wrapped a line around the prop and bent the strut. I just bought the boat and yes the survey...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 2,794
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Things lost in the water

First A GPS, mainsheet took it off during an "accidental jibe" I wasn't driving.
But the best story was during a race and a tack when a crew member was driving and I was on the sheet when the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-04-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Short list: J-36, express 34, or...? Please discuss

I had almost the exact same requirement. My short list was J35c, J35c and Express 35 (Goman). I bought an Express 35. I've only sailed it twice and so far I'm not disappointed at all.

John
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,332
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Do I have to predrill before running screws into fiberglass

If you are trying to use a larger drill bit as your chamfer tool you may end up with a bigger hole. Most drill bits are made to pull in so when you try to just "kiss the edge the drill pulls itself...
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