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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-17-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By Dog Ship
Re: Attaching StarBoard to gel coat and fiberglass

Having done this just recently with my hatches and windlass the only way to get a good seal is to mechanically attach the Starboard with screws or bolts.
Any good bedding compound or butyl will work...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-22-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By Dog Ship
Re: Foot switches for an Anchor Windlass

I thought about adding a hand held, hard wired remote that I could stow in the anchor locker but playing twister on the foredeck with one hand is difficult. If I'm going to play twister I want both...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-22-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By Dog Ship
Re: Foot switches for an Anchor Windlass

I have a Lofran's Airon on our boat.
I just re-bedded it and the two deck switches.
I have never had a problem with activating the windlass by stepping on a switch. They have little hinged caps on...
Forum: Diesel   07-20-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 2,594
Posted By Dog Ship
Re: Universal M25 Knock?

If your oil pressure gauge is reading correctly you should have a minimum of 10 psi per 1000 rpm at operating temperature.
If your oil pressure has changed at low rpm and you have an audible...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-08-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 3,427
Posted By Dog Ship
Re: Docking and Undocking

I look at sailing the same way I look at riding a bike.
You can read all the books you want but you will never know what riding a bike is like until you actually get on one and start pedaling....
Forum: Diesel   01-03-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,777
Posted By Dog Ship
Re: Yanmar 3gm30f oil level gear box

Wow, yours has a dip stick, very cool. Mine has two plugs in the side, one for draining and one higher up for filling. Much like a planetary wheel hub would have.
I would guess that you would need...
Forum: Diesel   12-30-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By Dog Ship
Re: Bleeding screw fuel injection pump Yanmar3gm30f

I change both my primary and secondary fuel filtre's once a year. I have only had to use the secondary filtre's bleed screw to evacuate the air for this procedure.
The Racor can be drained of it's...
Forum: Diesel   12-29-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By Dog Ship
Re: Bleeding screw fuel injection pump Yanmar3gm30f

The only one I have had to bleed is the I mentioned. It might depend on what your doing, All I have done with my motor is changed the filtre's.
Forum: Diesel   12-29-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By Dog Ship
Re: Bleeding screw fuel injection pump Yanmar3gm30f

The bleeder is located near the centre of and on top of the secondary fuel filter. It may have yellow paint on it. Back it off until fuel comes out and no more.
Depending on how you are introducing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-23-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 13,034
Posted By Dog Ship
Re: Major problem in mexico

Zeehag is correct and is being quite diplomatic about all of this.
A couple of years ago I was down on our boat. The marina we were in was a port of entry to Canada.
I started to hear quite a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-07-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By Dog Ship
Re: Added Weight?

The lighter your boat is the faster it will go, period.
The advantages of adding weight to increase LWL will defeat your overall performance. The minimal increase in your LWL will not improve your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-18-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Dog Ship
Re: Jeanne Socrates

She had a lot to say about her trip.
My first question was "Why did she have to go through customs when she arrived back home." She busted out laughing saying she had asked customs the same thing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-25-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 978
Posted By Dog Ship
Re: Joker valve?

A simple and smelly job.
We don't use our head very much and the joker valve has a tendancy to back wash into the bowl due to a calciun build up on the valve.
We have found that putting vinegar...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-15-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 8,326
Posted By Dog Ship
Re: Motor vs Rowing inflatable dinghy...

I have a Honda 4hp, 4 stroke with an integrated tank, 38lbs. It's quiet, no mixing of oil and it starts easily. It pushes our 6' Booth dinghy along at a scary pace.:D

Oh and it has neutral but no...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   06-13-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 4,345
Posted By Dog Ship
Re: Experienced Crew needed from Tahiti to Fiji

I posted this in another thread but I see after 3 pages of Debbie's dietribe here that it's still valid. I'm a Canadian too but you don't speak for me Debbie.


Attitude is everything Debbie.
I...
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