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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-16-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,271
Posted By Downbucket
Re: Dinghy with inflatable floor

Check out Coastal Inflatable. I've looked at these at the New England Boat Show. I think they are the best made and best value. I've talked with the owner quite a bit and he has the boats custom...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-03-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,668
Posted By Downbucket
Re: Outboard Motor Telltale Problem

Eureka! I discovered the problem. Behind the water jacket there are two holes. One for intake of the water and the other for exit. The exit hole was plugged. I removed the impediment and water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-03-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,668
Posted By Downbucket
Re: Outboard Motor Telltale Problem

Mark:

How did you clean out the cylinder head?

Overboard:

Are you referring to the telltale hole?

Thanks.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-02-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,248
Posted By Downbucket
Re: Handicapped Access to Salon?

What about a ramp? Perhaps one could be made with nonslip material on top. The ramp could then be placed over the stairs and secured in some way. You could then enter the salon first and provide...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-02-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,668
Posted By Downbucket
Re: Outboard Motor Telltale Problem

Thanks for your suggestions. I'm hoping a mechanic friend helps me out tomorrow.

Will
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-01-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,668
Posted By Downbucket
Outboard Motor Telltale Problem

Hi:

Hoping someone might be able to help. I have a Johnson 8.0 hp, long shaft, 2001 outboard. Before launching my sailboat (Catalina 25), I changed the impeller and ran the engine in a barrel of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-30-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,790
Posted By Downbucket
Re: Winter under a tarp

Hi:

I too live in Southern Maine and have never shrinkwrapped. Waste of money! Tarp has always worked well and lasts about three years before it needs to be replaced. I then cut it up and use...
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