SailNet Community - Search Results

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > Search Forums
 Not a Member? 

Showing results 1 to 25 of 48
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: jbrockpiano
Forum: Provisioning 04-17-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 3,213
Posted By jbrockpiano
Re: Crabs

I use a pressure cooker after removing the back guts and lungs. Place in the pressure cooker just until the top starts rocking then immediately remove from heat and remove the rocker top out on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By jbrockpiano
Re: Raw water hose

Most likely the raw water strainer was removed. The strainer is important as it keeps bits of sea debris out of your engine. You should install a new one before running your engine.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-26-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By jbrockpiano
I have the same boat same year. Love the way it...

I have the same boat same year. Love the way it sails. We sail in the Pacific northwest based in Anacortes Washington. Welcome aboard !!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 4,394
Posted By jbrockpiano
What caused this in the first place ?

I would bet that the aluminum mast step is corroded and is affecting the mast aluminum. Yes, the mast should be removed, inspected and repaired correctly. On my boat the mast step had corroded...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-30-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,417
Posted By jbrockpiano
Yikes ! I did this to my boat but not so large a hole

Well, first off plan on being on the hard until you can dry this wound out completely. I wounded the front edge of my encapsulated keel and it wept water for several weeks. Determine if your keel is...
Forum: Islander 05-15-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 9,551
Posted By jbrockpiano
I Have an Islander 30 Mk11

I have a 1974 vintage that I have been happy with after rebuilding the rigging and replacing the Volvo MD7 with a Yanmar 3ym 20 about five years ago. I am now in need of a new mainsail. Anybody...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-22-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,288
Posted By jbrockpiano
Can you wiggle your prop shaft ? Is there...

Can you wiggle your prop shaft ? Is there vibration when the engine is running ?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-03-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,902
Posted By jbrockpiano
Yes, I covered the entire piece of plywood in...

Yes, I covered the entire piece of plywood in glass & epoxy. I drilled the screw holes oversized and then filled them with thickened epoxy. I then drilled the screw holes normal size through the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,902
Posted By jbrockpiano
Repair the tank top

I just did this job last season. The trouble is the top of the tank is covered with 1/2 inch plywood glassed only on the bottom side. The edges are not glassed so water gets into the plywood and it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-22-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,902
Posted By jbrockpiano
Where is the water tank ?

The water tank is under the forward V berth covered with a triangular sheet of 1/2 " plywood glassed only on the tank side. It will leak if the edges are not also glassed. I just made a new top for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By jbrockpiano
Windlass choices

My boat is an Islander 30 about 10,000 lbs. Sometimes when single handing it is rough duty to get the anchor up by hand when there is a breeze and no one at the helm so I am considering a windlass. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 5,129
Posted By jbrockpiano
Dickinson newport propane heater opinions ?

Last year I headed north into BC during the summer. Lots of rain and butt cold. The only heater I had on board was a Mr. Heater which is not recommended and indeed was inadequate. What I need...
Forum: Diesel 09-02-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By jbrockpiano
pre mature belt wear

I have a 2007 Yanmar 3ym20. last year at about 350 engine hours the raw water pump failed and sprayed saltwater on the pulleys of the engine. Although I rinsed everything off with fresh water the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,172
Posted By jbrockpiano
I agree that hatch boards are better during heavy...

I agree that hatch boards are better during heavy weather. I am a decent woodworker with good tools that needs a source for a marine quality hinge for a saloon type summer door to the salon.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,172
Posted By jbrockpiano
Hatch board replacement with saloon door

Where can I get stainless or aluminum saloon door hinges ? I want to replace my companionway boards during the fair weather summer with swinging saloon type doors. Both mating surfaces are 3/4". ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,859
Posted By jbrockpiano
name changing ceremony

you must perform the name changing ceremony and spill wine into the sea to protect your boat from disaster. You must remove all reference to the old name from the boat. Write the old name on a...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-30-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,107
Posted By jbrockpiano
Olympia to Alaska

I made this trip two years ago on a 30' islander. A book that was of great use was the douglas guide for BC. Also a book called "local knowledge." Do not challenge the rapids traverse only at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,492
Posted By jbrockpiano
alcohol required for name change

1. The former name and all written record needs to be removed from the boat. the former name needs to be written on a piece of silver ( quarter silver dollar ect) and tossed into the sea along with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,225
Posted By jbrockpiano
freshwater tank leaking under v berth

The boat is an islander 30 with a 25 gallon glassed in fresh water tank under the v berth. If the tank is full or we are heeled over the water leaks from the 6 " inspection port on top of the...
Forum: Diesel 09-30-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 3,022
Posted By jbrockpiano
Yanmar 3ym20 pre mature water pump failure

I have a 2 1/2 year old 3ym20 with about 400 hrs on it. After returning from a six week cruise I found the raw water pump leaking. I thought it was the hoses but it turned out to be the bearings in...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-05-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 6,175
Posted By jbrockpiano
Add at least a couple of days to your plans. You...

Add at least a couple of days to your plans. You must account for weather and
refueling. Also on a boat new to you it is possible you might encounter mechanical challenges. Wind is fickle in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-09-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By jbrockpiano
vhf radio suggestion

My old radio died after about ten years. I have been using my standard horizen hand held in the last season. What do people like for a built in radio to replace my old.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-27-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 5,872
Posted By jbrockpiano
Life expectancy of aluminum diesel fuel tank

I have an Islander 30 built in 1974. The tank is original and does not leak at this time. The tank has had a cleaning/inspection port installed in the top but the rest of this 30 gallon tank is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 6,690
Posted By jbrockpiano
Rule of thumb for Jib sheet

For a 30' sloop what would be the ideal length for a jib sheet looped at the clew on a 150 genoa ? thanks,

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 4,024
Posted By jbrockpiano
The tiller pilot comes with a course computer...

The tiller pilot comes with a course computer that connects the raystar gps antenna and the tiller pilot to the C70 display. No additional hardware is needed. I have the C70 display, tiller...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 48


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:35 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) LLC 2000-2012

The store is owned and operated by a company independent of the forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.