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Search: Posts Made By: duffer1960
Forum: Lake Huron 02-11-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 2,538
Posted By duffer1960
Those are all small harbors with no anchorages. ...

Those are all small harbors with no anchorages. We made the trip four years ago, and I am pretty positive there is no where to anchor along the whole Canadian side until you get to Tobermory. Buy a...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 12-19-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By duffer1960
Doh!

Doh!
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 12-18-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By duffer1960
What happened to the other forums...

Like boat repair, cruising areas, the Chesssapeak, the Great Lakes and so on?
Forum: Catalina 09-23-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 4,286
Posted By duffer1960
Try catalina30.com. You'll probably find it there.

Try catalina30.com. You'll probably find it there.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-27-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,693
Posted By duffer1960
Well, I bought some standard spray in carb and...

Well, I bought some standard spray in carb and engine cleaner, removed the plug, shot some in, pulled it a few times, and let it sit for a couple of hours. I put the plug back in, mounted it on a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-26-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,693
Posted By duffer1960
reprive42, Do you just pour some of the...

reprive42,
Do you just pour some of the ringfree into the cylinder? The reason I ask is because I found a place that has some and they told me it is a fuel additive.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-23-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,693
Posted By duffer1960
Outboard not used since '05. Need to do anything special before starting?

I have a 2 HP Honda 4 stroke that hasn't been used since late summer '05. The only things I did to winterize it was drain the gas from the float bowl and store it in my basement where it has been...
Forum: Catalina 07-23-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,658
Posted By duffer1960
I would measure the voltage at the plug when you...

I would measure the voltage at the plug when you hold the switch. It should go to 12V when switched on.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,356
Posted By duffer1960
This is from the Home Depot website. Do a search...

This is from the Home Depot website. Do a search for "Pole Wrap", and keep your minds out of the gutter!http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImage/0a3bcd8e-ba54-4d95-b87d-4af3ebc7bb88_400.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,356
Posted By duffer1960
A friend of ours used that around her poles in...

A friend of ours used that around her poles in the basement of her house. You can probably find it a the hardware of flooring store. We wrapped our mast with 1/2 or 3/4 inch hemp type rope. It was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-18-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3,273
Posted By duffer1960
For just a little clarification (just in case),...

For just a little clarification (just in case), when everyone says "through bolt" they mean DO NOT use self tapping screws and screw the winch back onto the deck after making repairs. Instead, make...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-17-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,874
Posted By duffer1960
The south end of Pelee Island: the side you...

The south end of Pelee Island: the side you anchor on will depend on the wind direction. Be warned though, it can switch 180 degrees on you.
The north side of Kelly's Island: very nice cove, lots...
Forum: Catalina 06-02-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 3,681
Posted By duffer1960
Optional source for Universal Diesel parts?

Is there an optional manufacturer of Universal Diesel parts? I thought I had heard that Universals were actually marinized Kubotas. If there is another manufacturer, does anyone know what their model...
Forum: Catalina 05-30-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,636
Posted By duffer1960
Ok, I can't get the links to post properly, so...

Ok, I can't get the links to post properly, so here goes:

dwyermast.com, rigrite.com, or hallspars.com; just add www.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-30-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 948
Posted By duffer1960
Universal Diesel Substitute

I remember someone once posting who the modern day manufacturer of universal diesel is; ie where to get parts quickly and without paying the "Marine" price. I think it may have been Kubota, but I am...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,892
Posted By duffer1960
Old Diesel Fuel, should I be worried?

Here is the background/timeline:
The boat is freshwater sailed on Lake Erie, south of Detroit. Due to other projects last summer, it was never launched and stayed sitting on the hard. The previous...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-16-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,855
Posted By duffer1960
What Sandpaper grit for new bottom paint prep

I want to repaint my hull before the start of this season using the same paint I used the previous seasons (I have a couple of gallons extra). Anyway, the existing, and new, paint is an epoxy based...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-14-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,464
Posted By duffer1960
What about a clear polyeurethane?

What about a clear polyeurethane?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-13-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,464
Posted By duffer1960
I was thinking of using epoxy, but I thought it...

I was thinking of using epoxy, but I thought it wasn't UV resistant, and therefore wouldn't hold up in the sun.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-13-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,464
Posted By duffer1960
Refinishing dinghy floorboards; what to use?

The old finish on the plywood panels that make up my dinghy floorboard are in serious need of refinishing. The wood is still in good shape; the finish is flaking off and non-existant in some areas....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,016
Posted By duffer1960
It looks to me like the rudder is trying to drop...

It looks to me like the rudder is trying to drop loose, but the key in the first picture may be frozen into the keyway, which is now jammed into the top of the rudder tube (the fiberglass tube the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-28-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 8,836
Posted By duffer1960
The best thing to do is go to your local Harley...

The best thing to do is go to your local Harley shop and ask them where the best places are for chrome plating. Bike customizers are chroming various parts all of the time.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-08-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,298
Posted By duffer1960
Using basic vector math, assuming on a broad...

Using basic vector math, assuming on a broad reach the angle of the wind is 45 degrees aft of the beam, than any windspeed over 11.31 knots will feel like it's blowing from aft to forward; the faster...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-27-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By duffer1960
Doesn't Sunsail have exactly this? I know someone...

Doesn't Sunsail have exactly this? I know someone does. You stay at their resort on shore and there are boats available that you can take out for daysails or overnighters. If it isn't Sunsail, I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-14-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,791
Posted By duffer1960
Yes, it is a mess if there is a failure, but that...

Yes, it is a mess if there is a failure, but that probably won't happen.

I get my flush water from the same line that the sink drain is attached to. For some reason, maybe because the T in the...
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