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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-29-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 3,032
Posted By oldchief
Dear BC, Replacing the wood in the deck is a...

Dear BC,

Replacing the wood in the deck is a challenge. I have spent a lot of time on this guys blog, Mango Madness J30 #185 rebuild (http://mangomadnessj30.blogspot.com/). He has done a lot of...
Forum: Chartering   08-28-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 8,547
Posted By oldchief
Dear Malyea, Personally, I like to get a...

Dear Malyea,

Personally, I like to get a lower price for a longer vacation. So you will find me chartering from the second tier charter companies.

I've used Conch for the last 6 years and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-17-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 2,156
Posted By oldchief
I'm with BRAK on this one. A generic mast isn't...

I'm with BRAK on this one. A generic mast isn't really a good buy.

I see this one on EBAY, 28 Foot Sailboat Mast with gear:eBay Motors (item 280384650410 end time Aug-19-09 16:04:00 PDT)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-28-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 5,923
Posted By oldchief
Turbo's on diesel engines are generally extremely...

Turbo's on diesel engines are generally extremely reliable. While they can fail, it is rare. Outside of some foreign object flying down the intake, the most common turbo killer is lack of oil or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-18-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By oldchief
Dear Leaky, I am not famiiar with your boat...

Dear Leaky,

I am not famiiar with your boat or motor, but looking at the picture, I'd say that the bolt is still in the 'plug' and that the "plug" has broken out of the sheetmetal. What do you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-22-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,210
Posted By oldchief
Dear Karrey, I had a Capri 22 which had...

Dear Karrey,

I had a Capri 22 which had exactly the problems you are having. Out of ignorance, I did the smartest thing I could do, which was to take it to my sail lady, Hart Sails in Sacramento,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-13-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 3,070
Posted By oldchief
Dear Barry, I have had good fortune with...

Dear Barry,

I have had good fortune with many strippers, paint strippers that is....

While I will concure that all strippers are not equal, nothing beats good technique. The stripper must be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-24-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By oldchief
On my Capri 22, the access to the inside of the...

On my Capri 22, the access to the inside of the transom is better on the starbord side, favoring starbord mounting. Also, being right handed, I seem to get better purchase on the starter rope. My...
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