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Search: Posts Made By: asdf38
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Posted By asdf38
Re: How to start engine on the hard?

That's what I wish my process was but my haul outs are a 4 hour sail which is usually too late in the season and too late in the day to get those done upon arrival. If it's not snowing and still...
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Posted By asdf38
Re: How to start engine on the hard?

Be careful with this method.

I know my Yanmar (much smaller than yours) uses a bypass mechanism for temperature control. The cooling water mostly bypasses the block until the engine gets up to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 21,999
Posted By asdf38
Re: Best 30-36' boats for bluewater & liveaboard?

Contessa 32
Baba/Tashiba etc Bob Perry designs
Albergs and Cape Dory's

Search Bluewaterboats.org
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 4,816
Posted By asdf38
Re: Lifespan of a Diesel Engine

For what its worth I double checked my Yanmar 1GM10 manual and it specifically does say that the engine should periodically be run full-out.

I tend to hate doing it (my one-banger is loud and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 4,607
Posted By asdf38
Re: Custom Engine Panel Design

Well, 2.5 years later and I finally started this project!

First, my original plans were overly ambitious. While it would be nice to have Nav/Spreader lights etc in the cockpit it's not really...
Forum: Diesel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Posted By asdf38
Re: How to start engine on the hard?

I disagree with the priming detail. My engine (1GM10) never has trouble priming.

Just fill the bucket and stick the hose in.

Though I'll say that removing and then replacing the hose from the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-21-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,130
Posted By asdf38
Re: Make Cushions Without Sewing

For what its worth I also distinctly remember someone posting about a contact cement technique in the low buck project thread for cockpit cushions but I can't find the pictures.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-15-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,356
Posted By asdf38
Re: Source for good hose clamps...

And you're sure you want it to be easy to come off? That's been my concern adding any form of lubricant.

Minnewaska:
Yes I do close the seacock every time I'm off the boat. I think this brings...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-15-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,356
Posted By asdf38
Re: Source for good hose clamps...

While on this subject I have a question: What the hell are the tricks for getting tight hoses on/off seacocks?

One of my most curse inducing regular maintenance activities is putting the engine...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-25-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 16,660
Posted By asdf38
Re: What is the smallest dinghy with a cabin?

Has anyone used one of those?

Sailing rig and inflatable cuddy aside, I recall seeing one at a dock in Maine. Looks like a pretty unique rugged little tender actually.

Hollow foam filled...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-23-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,660
Posted By asdf38
Re: To survey or not to survey; that is the question.

I felt exactly the same way. In the <10k range you can convince yourself a survey doesn't make financial sense. But then you'll be left questioning the condition of the boat when the weather pipes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-23-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,598
Posted By asdf38
Re: Protecting Tools

Waterproof box is a good idea but I find square boxes are mostly incompatible with my small curved boat.

Actually come to think of it right when I bought the boat I bought a big waterproof tool...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-22-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,576
Posted By asdf38
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-21-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 52,009
Posted By asdf38
Re: Micro cruisers

Benetau First 235. Fast, with an enclosed head, galley and an aft cabin:

http://www.beneteau235.com/images/First_235_interior_color_drawing_cut_700.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-21-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,155
Posted By asdf38
Re: Prices for everything

My projects, 1979 Contessa 26. Showing cost and my hours (profesional hours included in cost).

Re-wire - ~$1000 + 100 hrs
-All interior wiring except engine panel
-Cost includes crimper,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-17-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,576
Posted By asdf38
Re: New favorite interior teak oil-Weiman vs. Formby

Sold! Just added to my Amazon cart. My (limited) teak has nothing.


Next question - what would people recommend for a floor panel? I'm wrapping up a solid teak and holly (maple) panel for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-12-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,362
Posted By asdf38
Re: Ugly Boats

Oh come, you're picking on the little 23' pilot house? Heh that isn't fair.

The 27 I definitely like.

You also have to admire them for staying in businesses and continuously producing a 27.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-09-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 6,987
Posted By asdf38
Re: possible to buy a seaworthy sailboat under $20000 that requires very little fix?

I did a couple "dives" on my boat this year.

Got a lesson about the little shrimp that hang onto the bottom - I climbed out of the boat and looked down - 100's of little brown squrming things all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-06-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,815
Posted By asdf38
Re: My crappy sail today

That matches my experience with the genny only. After the boat gets up to speed it balances reasonably close to center. But the tacks are a bit rough.

On the other hand with my small jib - a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-06-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,815
Posted By asdf38
Re: My crappy sail today

I've definitely felt trapped before when I chose to raise the headsail only and have either 1) had useless crew and/or 2) had the auto-pilot fail.

With lee helm a headsail only configuration...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-04-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,312
Posted By asdf38
Re: Dinghy and Engine Choices

I went through a few iterations trying to find the right dingy for my Contessa 26.

I've had an $80 "Sevylor Fish Hunter 3-Person" since I bought the boat. This fits comfortably in a locker in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-03-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 3,848
Posted By asdf38
Re: Lexan/polycarbonate vs acrylic

Like what kind of polish?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-01-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,172
Posted By asdf38
Re: Whisker pole?

On this subject I just wanted to put a good word in for forespar.

My boat came with a whisker pole, probably late 70's era, that had pretty well ceased up. I found no markings on it whatsoever...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-29-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,163
Posted By asdf38
Re: Flush Outboard

Seems like a 2-stroke wouldn't care which way it was so long as the fuel could run downhill. A 4-stroke might have issues with oil running up. Though I might be missing something.

But anyway, if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-29-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 3,848
Posted By asdf38
Re: Lexan/polycarbonate vs acrylic

Just a couple comments

1) I've used VHB tape in a bunch of places. It's not suited for everything but it's good stuff. It's currently holding my VHF to the cabin ceiling among a other things.
...
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