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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 638
Posted By dsmauney
Zinc chromate primer then top coat for...

Zinc chromate primer then top coat for protection. Bare Aluminum doesn't do well exposed to salt water. Good Winds DaveM
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-05-2015
Replies: 256
Views: 187,896
Posted By dsmauney
Re: Tips For Compound, Polish & Wax

I have a question between the polishing step with 3M Finesse It and the Fleet wax waxing stage. If I don't take the polishing to dry then that leaves a residue of Finesse it which when it drys is a...
Forum: Weather   05-28-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By dsmauney
New Marine Weather Site

Found new marine weather site that covers Maine to Miami. Seems to put everything in one place. Might be of interest.

http://marineweather.net/

Good winds
DaveM
Forum: O'Day   02-18-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,182
Posted By dsmauney
Re: ODay 34 Traveler

Nicky
Just to answer your questions:

Checked and my traveler is the following.
Nicro-Fico 1169 Traveller (http://www.rigrite.com/Travellers/NF_Travellers/NF1169.html)

Quick photos of my setup...
Forum: O'Day   02-17-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,182
Posted By dsmauney
This one or the next size up is on my O'Day 35...

This one or the next size up is on my O'Day 35 and looks like original.

http://www.rigrite.com/Travellers/NF_Travellers/NF1159.html


Hope this helps. Garhauer is great stuff though.

Good...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-27-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 7,000
Posted By dsmauney
Since with dripping stuffing box and rainwater I...

Since with dripping stuffing box and rainwater I find it impossible to keep bilge dry. On the hard I remove keel nuts one at a time, clean threads with stainless wire brush, inspect, coat bolt...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-23-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 7,000
Posted By dsmauney
For stainless threads with stainless nuts as...

For stainless threads with stainless nuts as shown be EHerilhy and shown for this J bolt configuration on this site and others show the location of the bolt corrosion is under the nuts not down in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-02-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 967
Posted By dsmauney
Google "sherco automotive" and search for...

Google "sherco automotive" and search for Hydralink. They work well and have integral heat shrink. Also good for butting two wires to one. No affiliation just satisified customer.

Or
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-25-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,170
Posted By dsmauney
Zanhizers. Great place. There for two years. Has...

Zanhizers. Great place. There for two years. Has your amenities plus restaurant. Other eateries not too long a walk.

Goodwinds
DaveM
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By dsmauney
Tuning the rig....

Britontoss.com. Used his DVD for years and very good. Lots of explanation. Also his book "Riggers Apprentice" helps assess your rig.

No affiliation, just happy customer.

Good winds
DaveM
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-16-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 7,081
Posted By dsmauney
AC condensate drainage

I'm using a 684 on a 16000 BTU unit and it is working fine. Flow seems OK as unit performance seems no different. 684 has a built in check valve and I put in a second plastic check valve from US...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-30-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,312
Posted By dsmauney
Battery Cable Crimper

These have worked very well for me. Look around for best price.


http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000NI3EW0

Goodwinds
DaveM
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-29-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,089
Posted By dsmauney
Gluing Pedestal Guard Feet???

I drilled, removed balsa, epoxy, redrilled with countersink ( ref Mainesail) and sealed with butyl. Worked great and is solid with thru bolts. Did the same for holes to feed wire through for pedistal...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-20-2012
Replies: 256
Views: 187,896
Posted By dsmauney
Tips For Compound, Polish & Wax

Maine

Followed instructions to the letter. Worked very well. Having water sprayer available made work and results uniform. Got comments like "did you get the boat painted". Thanks much.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-02-2012
Replies: 397
Views: 167,476
Posted By dsmauney
Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Yes Mitiempo that is common for fixed lights with O'Day.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-02-2012
Replies: 397
Views: 167,476
Posted By dsmauney
Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

I am very interested in the advice on resealing fixed ports that are attached with screws all around with no frame. Can I just use butyl or do I need to us it in combination a sealant?
Thanks
DaveM
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-04-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 4,101
Posted By dsmauney
How to do compression check?

Thanks Iron. Neat idea on oil fill cap. Appreciate other input.

Goodwinds
DaveM
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-03-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 4,101
Posted By dsmauney
How to do compression check?

Thanks Barry.

What I am asking Iron is the following. When he offers the opinion that a responsive start on a cold engine is a sign of good compression does that include using glow plugs on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-02-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 4,101
Posted By dsmauney
How to do compression check?

Iron

So if I understand what you are saying, a cold start with a diesel with pre-chambers ( universal M25xp) includes using the glow plugs?

Thanks
DaveM
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-17-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,269
Posted By dsmauney
Installing Binnacle Guard

Dave (Cheftosail)
Do I understand you put some kind of O ring around the binnacle leg then insert the leg into the foot and make sure the O ring is up against the top of the foot where the leg...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-16-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,269
Posted By dsmauney
Installing Binnacle Guard

Faster
Thanks. How is the guard pipe sealed where it goes through the deck.

Goodwinds
DaveM
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-16-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,269
Posted By dsmauney
Installing Binnacle Guard

I am installing a new 1 1/4 dia binnacle guard in the place of the old smaller one on a repaired re-cored cockpit sole. I will be putting in new holes at the bottom of the guard to run wires up the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-29-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,570
Posted By dsmauney
Re: Over tensioning the rigging

RichH
You are forgetting something about fatigue. When you tension the rig you raise the mean stress that the alternating stress cycles around. When you tack you are alternating the rig stress. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 18,014
Posted By dsmauney
A wet bilge is MORE than just a nuisance !

By what I saw on my keel when I dropped it and what Ed H and Maine Sail show in their great pictures the corrosion loss is inside the nuts above the bilge floor. The thickness of the bilge floor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-15-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 5,245
Posted By dsmauney
C&C "smile", crack at the stub/keel joint... problem?

By what I saw on my keel when I dropped it and what Ed H and Maine Sail show in their great pictures the corrosion loss is inside the nuts above the bilge floor. The thickness of the bilge floor...
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