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Search: Posts Made By: cutterorient
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 2,216
Posted By cutterorient
I have wood in the galley - solid teak - and...

I have wood in the galley - solid teak - and marble in the head. Both are fine and look nice and both have stainless sinks. One thing that I really like about the corian I have seen on boats, or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-23-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By cutterorient
Interesting topic that has had me in a funk. I...

Interesting topic that has had me in a funk. I happen to have the same boat with cockpit speakers that do not function. And I like to listen to stuff.

Some previous owner made two cutouts at the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-22-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By cutterorient
yet another trans question+ rookie error

First the rookie error - when I changed the oil at the onset of winter, the old filter gasket stuck on the engine, I didn't notice and spun the new one on. What I learned is that gasket on gasket...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-16-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By cutterorient
Well I am glad I asked and thank you for the...

Well I am glad I asked and thank you for the excellent responses I have come to rely on. I very cleverly painted the whole thing including the face that will but up against the velvet drive ( didn't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-16-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By cutterorient
alignment

I am reassembling my drivetrain with good results. I did make one mistake though.

I repainted the transmission and the shaft coupling without marking them on the previous marks as to their...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-16-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,626
Posted By cutterorient
I didn't read all the posts so pardon if there...

I didn't read all the posts so pardon if there are repeats.

For any (nice) finish it is all about prep. Good prep = good results. That said I think that the promise of less work by products are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By cutterorient
sound insulating paint

Anyone here ever use that silent running paint, or others like it (assuming there are some) ? It sounds too good to be true and I don't need to finish that sentence.

Any observations / experience...
Forum: Diesel 03-01-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,852
Posted By cutterorient
Exhaust sealant

As part of another job I disconnected the exhaust hoses from the muffler. Pulling them apart I noticed there was a reddish colored sealant used between the male fitting on the box and the hose. It...
Forum: Diesel 02-28-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2,979
Posted By cutterorient
I found a pretty close match at autozone. I am...

I found a pretty close match at autozone. I am going to use it on my trans and other little stuff and will post how it works. the color is very close, but not exact.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-15-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By cutterorient
I also have no strainer on my head intake and it...

I also have no strainer on my head intake and it has yet to be any problem. this also keeps it simple which I always love - less stuff = reduced probability for something to fail. Cost free risk...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-08-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By cutterorient
I bought the DLS30IQ4 - the one with the built in...

I bought the DLS30IQ4 - the one with the built in IQ4 'smart' component. If you look at the specs on the co.'s website there is place that specifies 'max inrush current, single cycle'. This was my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By cutterorient
Iota charger recommendations

To all those here that first turned me onto the Iota's, thank you. I just installed mine today and so far I am very happy. I emailed them with questions and got prompt ( within hours) ,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 8,650
Posted By cutterorient
to the OP, I just did all this this past winter /...

to the OP, I just did all this this past winter / spring and my boat is from the same builder as you so you may see some of the same probs. Some of my thoughts;

1. soda blast is good as it does...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,544
Posted By cutterorient
I have an E Trex, about 90 bucks at best buy. ...

I have an E Trex, about 90 bucks at best buy. Waterprooof and I attached one of those little floats for an extra dollar or two to make sure it stays on top of the water. Two AA batteries and the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 3,453
Posted By cutterorient
I replaced a Luke feathering - for sale by the...

I replaced a Luke feathering - for sale by the way - with the CS as I wanted a single piece of metal for my prop in the spirit of keeping it simple. I am very satisfied with it and Norm is a great...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-21-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 10,623
Posted By cutterorient
I think as long as there is nothing super major,...

I think as long as there is nothing super major, as in a large % of the hull in an advanced state of delamination, you just keep fixing it and of course sailing it. I also think its important to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-20-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,795
Posted By cutterorient
I have a Chelsea baromoter and it is quite a...

I have a Chelsea baromoter and it is quite a piece. Extremely high quality gear that I will keep until I am dead.
Forum: Diesel 11-20-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 10,474
Posted By cutterorient
Agree with the last poster about pro...

Agree with the last poster about pro installation.

All things being equal an idea might be to get a used oil sample from each and have it analyzed. Buy the one with the cleanest report. Yjis is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-20-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 10,623
Posted By cutterorient
I thought the intial response was informative,...

I thought the intial response was informative, well written, and made a great effort at answering a question to which there is no definitive answer.

That said I own a boat (well) built in 1983. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-20-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 9,692
Posted By cutterorient
I'm under six feet yet headroom was a...

I'm under six feet yet headroom was a consideration for me as my boat - Mason 43 - is still primarily an apartment that sails and I consider headroom a creature comfort over say, a/c. ( Mason 44,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-20-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 4,511
Posted By cutterorient
I didn't read all the posts, so what I say may...

I didn't read all the posts, so what I say may have been said already but I'll say it anyway.

Get a J/24 and forget all the complexity. Learn to sail.

My top reasons for buying the J/24 for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-20-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 4,511
Posted By cutterorient
I didn't read all the posts, so what I say may...

I didn't read all the posts, so what I say may have been said already but I'll say it anyway.

Get a J/24 and forget all the complexity. Learn to sail.

My top reasons for buying the J/24 for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-16-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,960
Posted By cutterorient
All true. To each his own. It did work -...

All true. To each his own. It did work - although flawless is a pretty big word in any context - to its credit. An analogue may be this; I use a Bruce as my primary anchor. Others may favor other...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-16-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,960
Posted By cutterorient
Dan, same boat. I would not want my feelings on...

Dan, same boat. I would not want my feelings on the gear to reach its owner, however. Its a decent piece of gear and I didn't mean to sound harsh. Given the choice, personally, I would still...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-15-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,960
Posted By cutterorient
FWIW, I sailed on a boat from Bermuda to NY with...

FWIW, I sailed on a boat from Bermuda to NY with an in mast furler and that pretty much made up my mind. Even the owner didn't fully trust it and it was stock from the factory on a french boat...
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