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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-10-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 7,890
Posted By edwmama
Re: Help me find a 40-ish foot pilothouse

I had the same features I wanted in a boat and it has taken me 17 years

To find the right boat

The boat you want is one of three:


1) cal cruising 46

2) oyster 49 pilot house
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 3,950
Posted By edwmama
Re: Anti Bird Spikes for Spreaders?

A neighbor had a fake owl attached to his spreader
He hardly gets bird droppings



Edwmama
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-24-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By edwmama
Re: Perkins 4.236 low RPM

Thanks

I will have an expert take a look


Edwin
Cal 46 Lahlia
MdR CA
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-23-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By edwmama
Re: Perkins 4.236 low RPM

Thanks Ron
That's a new one
I will check into it


Edwin
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-23-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By edwmama
Perkins 4.236 low RPM

Hello fellow sailors


Thx to the internet I get tips advices and help on how to trouble shoot and fix problems

This time I have a new problem with my 1968 perkins 4.236 85 bhp engine in my cal...
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-25-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By edwmama
Re: Why MASE 5501 genset is not charging my batterries

Hi all

I own a Cal Cruising 46. It came with a MASE 5501 genset ( yanmar diesel generator )
About , 4 years ago I had installed a XANTREX RS 3000, a pure sine wave charger/inverter.
The...
Forum: Cal   05-05-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 6,068
Posted By edwmama
Smile Re: Bullet proof storm windows

Thank you all ( OCEANSCAP, diesel boy Sandusky sailor, jiffy lube) for your reply
I will consider all of your recommendations




Edwin
cal Cruising 46
Marina del Rey CA
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-14-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 6,974
Posted By edwmama
Re: Offshore Pilothouse?

Look into the rare Cal cruising 46 by Lapworth
Or pan oceanic 46 by Ted brewer

Solid blue water true pilothouse sailboats
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-21-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 9,942
Posted By edwmama
Re: cored vs solid fiberglass hulls

Hi fellow boater

It seems to me that wet balsa cored hulls is like wooden homes being
Gobbled up by termites

On the outside the house looks good and strong until one
Day...... OH s...#%@!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-01-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 911
Posted By edwmama
Boat hydronic heater PROHEAT - XL- 900

This 12V hydronic PROHEAT Boatheater has been partially installed in my boat
And was never turned on or used

Anyone interested in it can come to marina del Rey CA and pick it up for 690

...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-08-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 18,013
Posted By edwmama
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-16-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By edwmama
Re: Battery water level

Yes but I would hate to spend countless hours with electrician to do this

Do you recommend I replace the second bank to be exactly the same as the bank with 2
4-D batteries connected in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-15-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By edwmama
Re: Battery water level

Thx mark sf and the gang

I guess maybe next time I will just have
Two sets of 4 D bats in both banks



Edwin
Cal Cruising 46
Marina del Rey CA
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-14-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By edwmama
Angry Re: Battery water level

I noticed that my gauge reads 13.4 at float charge
Shouldn't it be like 12.6?

Is that then an indication of over charging?

I have a xantrex MS 3000 with a combiner for 3 battery banks

What...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-07-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By edwmama
Question Battery water level

Hello fellow sailors


Can anyone tell me or educate me on this issue that baffles the heck outa me?

Besides my separate starter batteries I have two sets of house battery. One set consists of...
Forum: Cal   09-08-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 6,068
Posted By edwmama
Wink Re: Bullet proof storm windows

Yes thanks

The one inch of air space between my pilothouse window and my storm
Poly carbonate windows will help disperse this energy and prevent window blowout


Thanks
Edwin
Lahlia
Cal...
Forum: Cal   09-07-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 6,068
Posted By edwmama
Smile Re: Bullet proof storm windows

hello quote

i am not looking to replace my existing windows on my pilot house
I simply would like to custom make similar shaped windows that would be
attached about one inch just over the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-13-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5,369
Posted By edwmama
Thank you for your thought Perhaps i will...

Thank you for your thought

Perhaps i will look into simpler designed hydronics
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-12-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5,369
Posted By edwmama
Question hydronic proheat partially installed

hi all
i bought a cal cruising 46 from a guy who had started to install a proheat hydronic heater. he was about 1/5 the way donewhen sold: the heater is installed on a stand in the engine room and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-29-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 8,123
Posted By edwmama
Smile Heat exchanger descaling

yes thank you
I did the Rydlyme descaling
It seemed to help
Though I still see a faint white smoke
In my exhaust

At least I know it's not from clogged HX

Thanks again
Edwin
Forum: Living Aboard   10-23-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 4,190
Posted By edwmama
Smile anti sooting red devil agent

is that redevil anti sooting agent a form of fuel additive or soomthing to apply on the sooted area?
Forum: Living Aboard   10-23-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 4,190
Posted By edwmama
Smile anti sooting red devil agent

it that redevil anti sooting agent a form of fuel additive or soomthing to apply on the sooted area?
Forum: Diesel   04-30-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,038
Posted By edwmama
Question White smoke

I recently used rydlyme to descale my Perkins 4.236 engine
The oil Dipstick shows no water contamination
The green antifreeze shows no oil or fuelNcontamination
The engine seems to run fine and I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-25-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,674
Posted By edwmama
Thx you

Thx you
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-25-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,674
Posted By edwmama
sudden failure of AC o7utlets

thank you for your advise
i will try your advice



edwin
marina del rey ca
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