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Search: Posts Made By: Kiltmadoc
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By Kiltmadoc
Question Fixing a hole...

I have a table where the screw holes holding the tabletop are stripped and rotted. I was thinking of enlarging the hole and filling it with something like marinetex, bondo or JB weld. Anyone have...
Forum: Diesel 08-21-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,837
Posted By Kiltmadoc
Re: Yanmar 2GMF problems

to clarify: we actually dove under the boat. No fouled prop, no fouled propshaft, only light growth on the hull.
As far as does it rev up when in neutral goes: I'll have to check that. Thank you.
Forum: Diesel 08-20-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,837
Posted By Kiltmadoc
Question Yanmar 2GMF problems

First admission: other than changing oil, we have not been too good with our diesel. The boat has also not had much use this summer (about 5x total).

The hull is scummy, but not encrusted, so we...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,596
Posted By Kiltmadoc
Rubber flooring in the cockpit

@rugosa; if I knew where the leaks were coming from, I would fix them. I already replaced the windows, waterproofed the splash shield, rebedded the winches, and rebedded the stanchions. Our boat is a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,596
Posted By Kiltmadoc
Re: Rubber flooring in the cockpit

@Captainforce: My boat leaks like a sieve...in all the wrong places. Last time we had a drenching rain, water leaked from somewhere in the headliner down onto our brand new cushions. The new...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,596
Posted By Kiltmadoc
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,596
Posted By Kiltmadoc
Question Rubber flooring in the cockpit

Anyone ever use this stuff?

DuraGrid comfort tile - BigFloors (http://www.bigfloors.com/Comfort-Tile-P9.aspx)

I am thinking of using it under my cushions in case of a leak as well as on the...
Forum: C & C 05-07-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 670
Posted By Kiltmadoc
Re: Mast step bracket fills with water

there should be a hole. If you have the mast out, poke around the corners with a stiff wire...thinner than a coat hanger wire. You can still find the hole with the mast in, but it's tricky to get...
Forum: C & C 03-25-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,492
Posted By Kiltmadoc
Re: Installing a new winch

We have winches on our C&C 32 cabin top. They were put in by the previous owner.My cousin, a boat builder/restorer, recommended backing plates. We used aluminum stock that we bought at Home depot. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 4,181
Posted By Kiltmadoc
Re: S/V East Coast Lady Shows her Bottom

to clarify: C&C photo album is not about photos. It's about keeping track of all things C&C. There is an email thread you can sign up for that has led to invaluable help for C&C specific questions...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 4,181
Posted By Kiltmadoc
Re: S/V East Coast Lady Shows her Bottom

As an owner of a C&C 32, might i recommend some "putting it in reverse" practice in the mooring field. My boat partner and I have both noticed a decided tendency of the C&C to rapidly turn when she...
Forum: C & C 02-17-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,143
Posted By Kiltmadoc
Here's two shots. The double sheave is the aft...

Here's two shots. The double sheave is the aft side of the mast. Single sheave is the forward part.

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s113/jwqm/boat%20related/IMG_0721.jpg
...
Forum: C & C 02-16-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,031
Posted By Kiltmadoc
Mine's manual with ropes, so I have no idea on...

Mine's manual with ropes, so I have no idea on hydraulic fluid. I know there was a lively discussion about you question within the last few weeks on the C&C email discussion group. As for where the...
Forum: C & C 02-16-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,031
Posted By Kiltmadoc
for gusts of wind or sudden wind velocity...

for gusts of wind or sudden wind velocity increases, the backstay adjuster can be used to quickly and efficiently depower the mainsail without letting out the mainsheet. I have found it to be very...
Forum: C & C 02-14-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,143
Posted By Kiltmadoc
There's an inner groove in the sheave that is...

There's an inner groove in the sheave that is supposed to accommodate the wire. It's u-shaped and about 1/4 inch across. The outer grove is for the rope. I would guess that, as the halyard...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,628
Posted By Kiltmadoc
Sources for old sail cloth: a local sailmaker...

Sources for old sail cloth: a local sailmaker literally had close to a dozen old sails for me to chose from; just for the asking. I even got a free sail bag out of the deal. Apparently, many people...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,628
Posted By Kiltmadoc
NIICE!!! Perhaps there should be an...

NIICE!!!


Perhaps there should be an official thread devoted to how to repurpose used sails.... One project I am working on now is a cockpit cover to keep the dew off. I made one out of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,628
Posted By Kiltmadoc
I Made the sailcoth into a Retangular bag, with a...

I Made the sailcoth into a Retangular bag, with a height of about 2 feet and a sewn bottom. I figure, if too much litter ends up outside the tupperware, I can simply separate things and pour the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,628
Posted By Kiltmadoc
Smile Fun things to do with blown-out sails

One winter project I have had this year is to make a cat litter box that fits our (very-large-and-growing) maine coon. I had some scrap wood, an under-bed tupperware container, and a free blown out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-11-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 12,680
Posted By Kiltmadoc
I just got the latest catalog from Sierra Trading...

I just got the latest catalog from Sierra Trading post, and they have some "cold water fishing" gear from a company called bluestorm. They look like fancy-dancy gortex-type foulies to me. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-21-2012
Replies: 79
Views: 29,450
Posted By Kiltmadoc
Congrats Laura! Honestly, I cant understand this...

Congrats Laura! Honestly, I cant understand this thing about her age. If she was mature enough and sensible enough, why couldn't she go? History is filled with many examples of mariners who...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 7,040
Posted By Kiltmadoc
The buzzer has 5 pins in the back. I understand...

The buzzer has 5 pins in the back. I understand that the buzzer goes off not just for low oil pressure, but several other things as well. I wish I could just do what you say, but it's more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-11-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 7,040
Posted By Kiltmadoc
I know, old thread resurrected here. But, this...

I know, old thread resurrected here. But, this is the only discussion I can find on this part that i am in great need of acquiring. Does anyone know where I can find a used hitachi Wi1-05 buzzer...
Forum: C & C 10-10-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 951
Posted By Kiltmadoc
Question your favorite way to winterize?

I have a C&C 32 (1981). Last year, we tried opening the raw water filter an pouring antifreeze down the tube. It was a bit messy & made me worried that we werent getting enough into the cooling...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-08-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 3,578
Posted By Kiltmadoc
If you want some (slightly) inland ACCURATE and...

If you want some (slightly) inland ACCURATE and CURRENT weather conditions, I suggest going to aviationweather.gov

For where your are (Newport beach, CA), I would look up the METAR (left side...
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