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Search: Posts Made By: Stormer
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-18-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,099
Posted By Stormer
Thanks guys. I'm going to investigate upping the...

Thanks guys. I'm going to investigate upping the thermostat. Thx!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-18-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,099
Posted By Stormer
Valiente - what type of engine to you have? is...

Valiente - what type of engine to you have? is it freshwater or raw-water cooled? The raw water cooled engines run at lower temps. My thermostat is full open at about 50 C / 120 F.

Assuming...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-17-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,099
Posted By Stormer
Heating Water with an Inverter

I have an old Yanmar 2QM15 raw water cooled engine with a high out Balmar alternator (100 AMP dialed down to 85 AMPS). My battery bank is 440 AH capacity (4 group 31 AGMs).

The low running...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 807
Posted By Stormer
shaft couplings

I recently separate the shaft coupling on my Bristol 29''9 in order to install a dripless shaft seal.

The faces of the coupling have some minor rust. I have carefully removed most of the rust...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-03-2004
Replies: 13
Views: 2,899
Posted By Stormer
Hard Dinghys out there?

You might want to consider a Trinka. These are beautiful little sailing dinghies that can handle a 2 hp outboard, be rowed, and (of course) sailed. I believe they come in 8 and 10 foot models. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 4,251
Posted By Stormer
Thru Hull Replacement

4 notches around the opening on the outside on the lip? Then just pry the lip outward (not leveraging on the fiberglass) till I can knock the whole assembly inward? What about the sealant? When...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 4,251
Posted By Stormer
Thru Hull Replacement

Hello All -

This may be a really stupid question - so please indulge me if it is...

I want to replace some thru hulls. I''ve read some articles, posts, etc. and the best thing to do in my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-20-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By Stormer
I am considering buying a ''78 Bristol 29''9. ...

I am considering buying a ''78 Bristol 29''9. The hull has a ton of bad paint on it and there is gelcoat crazing below the waterline - so a bottom job is in order.

My question is this - I''d...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-30-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 7,018
Posted By Stormer
West Marine Foul Weather Gear

I have the Gill Breathable line. Fit, breathability, and protection are excellent. Major complaint - the waterproofing wears out very quickly so you have to re-treat after about one season.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,677
Posted By Stormer
Reverse Cycle Heat AC

Also, what is the location of the valve?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,677
Posted By Stormer
Reverse Cycle Heat AC

Sorry to be unclear Gord -

Several years ago the thermostat went bad - the unit still produced heat at that time...it just didn''t shut off (kept throwing off heat). I replaced the thermostat and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-12-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,677
Posted By Stormer
Reverse Cycle Heat AC

Help please -

I have a cruisair reverse cycle unit that is about 15 years old. It has worked well since I''ve owned the boat - till recently. The AC works fine - but the heat has stopped...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-25-2003
Replies: 0
Views: 2,296
Posted By Stormer
Crosby Yacht Yard, Osterville, MA - Buyer Beware!

My vessel was struck in Nantucket a month ago while at anchor and received damage to stanchions and life lines. On recommedation I brought my boat to these guys for repair.

In short - I left my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 2,599
Posted By Stormer
Varnishing Teak Veneer

Has anyone had experience varnishing 1/4" teak - faced plywood? How did you handle sanding/filling to get rid of the grain?

I''m concerned that if I sand I will go right through to the plywood. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-29-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 4,731
Posted By Stormer
refilling CNG tanks

Check out the Maptech Crusing Guides. They have one that is titled "Atlantic Coast". Not as many listings as the more regionalized guides (e.g. "Chesapeake Bay") but covers a larger area.

For...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-23-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 6,732
Posted By Stormer
Removing 5200

The genius who owned my boat before me apparently sealed the chainplates with 5200....anyone have suggestions for removing this stuff without destroying the gelcoat?

Thanks in advance
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
Posted By Stormer
Patching Screw Holes

Yes - you can use Wests. Get some of the epoxy and hardener. Also get some 406 - a low density filler. You add it to the mixture and it will thicken it so that when you apply it vertically it...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-10-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 1,517
Posted By Stormer
Charts for the Bahamas

What does everyone recommend in terms of charts for the Bahamas? I''ve heard that Lewis'' Explorer Charts are far better than government chart packs and can serve as a substitute....sounds sort of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-10-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 4,728
Posted By Stormer
Waxing Topsides and Hull

No offence taken. I actually saw the Practical Sailor review the year before last so I think they must have updated it.

Regards
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 4,728
Posted By Stormer
Waxing Topsides and Hull

Skip the wax and use a fiberglass restorer! You basically paint these on at the begininning and end of season - and it is impervious to weather and won''t wash off. Best decision I ever made - no...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-07-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 2,922
Posted By Stormer
Provisioning for Bahamas

I''m going to be in the Bahamas in May and June. I''m looking for some advise on provisioning.

I''m expect to use my Magma propane grill for local fish, etc. For the balance of the main meal...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-28-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By Stormer
EPIRB

Does anyone have suggestions about EPIRBS? Seems to me that there are either manual or automatic deployment and those that have an internal GPS and those that don''t. They also seem to range in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-28-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 4,227
Posted By Stormer
Refinishing interior teak

This month''s Sail Magazine has a good article on refinishing interior teak (it''s only a 3 pager - but pretty good).

Good luck.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 1,272
Posted By Stormer
NMEA 0183

I currently have a GPS that feeds an electronic charting package on a PC, that feeds data up to a display (a radar actually) up on deck using NMEA 0183 sentences.

I now want to add an autopilot...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By Stormer
selling used gear

Put it on EBAY.
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