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Search: Posts Made By: Danjcon
Forum: Seafarer 06-25-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By Danjcon
Re: Sheet Winches 1968 31' Seafarer 31

Check here

Rebuilding and Polishing Bronze Merriman No. 2 Sheet Winches | Paceships-eastwind25's Blog...
Forum: Seafarer 06-25-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By Danjcon
Re: Sheet Winches 1968 31' Seafarer 31

I have a Seafarer 31 also. The bronze winches are made by Merriman. There are a couple of different types. One has a large slotted screw on top that can be removed for servicing. Mine does not. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,284
Posted By Danjcon
Re: CDI Furler Halyard is Getting Stuck

I had the same problem with my CDI furler. When I took the mast down, it turned out that the aluminum pulley at the top halyard fixture was worn on one side, allowing the wire halyard to cut into...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-07-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,115
Posted By Danjcon
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,042
Posted By Danjcon
Re: Slip from Hell 2

T37Chef...That's the slip I have now! My boat is only 31 ft, but with a modified full keel, control in reverse sucks. Sunday was pretty breezy and it was interesting getting into the slip. Being...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 3,009
Posted By Danjcon
This is the key thing that you do differently...

This is the key thing that you do differently from Calder and Casey. When I first got my boat, I read everything I could to try and understand how to maintain all the various systems. But there is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,105
Posted By Danjcon
We have owned a Seafarer 31 Yawl for three years...

We have owned a Seafarer 31 Yawl for three years now. It is our first boat, and we are also new to sailing. It is a solidly built boat, with great lines. The interior is built with cheap...
Forum: Gear and Maintenance Articles 11-25-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 24,215
Posted By Danjcon
Yes, I did that with my pretty worn looking main...

Yes, I did that with my pretty worn looking main and mizzen. They did a great job, and the sails were not only clean, but sailed much better with the stiffer fabric.

Dan
Forum: Islander 10-20-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 4,403
Posted By Danjcon
Repowered myself with a Beta

I replaced a Volvo MD6A (close to the MD7A) with a Beta 16. Did all the work myself, and I had zero experience with diesels before all this. I have a Seafarer 31 Yawl, which has pretty long...
Forum: Seafarer 09-10-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,310
Posted By Danjcon
Seafarer 31 motor

Here is a link to the Seafarer Manual. Doesn;t say much about the InstaLift, but does mention to use a short shaft motor. I have a Seafarer 31 with the lazarette, but it has an inboard diesel. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-23-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 6,477
Posted By Danjcon
There was a review of the Navy 44 in the August...

There was a review of the Navy 44 in the August 2008 Practical Sailor. I saw one at the Annapolis Sailboat Show a couple of months later. What a boat. Very solid, fast, but pretty spartan.
Forum: Boat Reviews 10-03-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 7,421
Posted By Danjcon
Seafarer sailboats

I have a 1971 Seafarer 31 yawl designed by Bill Tripp. It had an old Volvo MD6A diesel. I am in the process of installing a Betamarine 16hp. I would aay the boat is built very solidly. It sails...
Forum: Diesel 09-24-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By Danjcon
I am working on installing a Beta 16 as well. I...

I am working on installing a Beta 16 as well. I am stil working on the stringers, but I thought I remember seeing something about using the space between the bolt heats on the drive saver and the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-09-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 4,567
Posted By Danjcon
Awesome looking sailboat. Congratulations.

Awesome looking sailboat. Congratulations.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2009
Replies: 62
Views: 7,459
Posted By Danjcon
Although the price stayed the same, we have a 31...

Although the price stayed the same, we have a 31 foot on on outer slip - very easy to get in and out, which for us, being our first year owning a sailboat was great. The marina is also in a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-27-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 4,107
Posted By Danjcon
Thanks for all the great information and...

Thanks for all the great information and encouragement.

I am looking at replacing the entire exhaust system anyway. as well as the fuel lines and water seperator filter, maybe even the fuel tank...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-25-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 4,107
Posted By Danjcon
Thanks, I know that I will have to move the...

Thanks,

I know that I will have to move the exhaust to the other side, and I will have to replace the propeller and shaft as well. I need to check about the throttle.
With a tight space, I am...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-25-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 4,107
Posted By Danjcon
Any advice for doing a repower

I have read of a number of people who have done most if not all their own repowers. I am looking into repowering from an old Volvo to a newer diesel, probably around 14 hp. I would like to save...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-19-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By Danjcon
Thanks for the responses. I have a couple of...

Thanks for the responses. I have a couple of questions.

When I compare the measurements of the old 10 hp MD6A mounts to a 13.5 hp Beta or a 14 hp Yanmar, I see a very small difference (1/4 inch...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,879
Posted By Danjcon
The MD7 is an older engine. I have an MD6A. I...

The MD7 is an older engine. I have an MD6A. I just got a quote for a Yanmar 2YM15 for around $6200 just for the engine and other needed equipment, but that does not include any installation. I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-18-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,124
Posted By Danjcon
Here is a link to a website with a lot of...

Here is a link to a website with a lot of Seafarer info. I have a Seafarer 31 Yawl - it's a very solid boat, but mainly for coastal cruising.

Seafarer Research Center...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By Danjcon
Thinking of repowering - any recommendations?

I am considering getting a new engine, does anyone have a recommendation for a vendor around the Annapolis/Baltimore area? I am interested in either a Yanmar or Beta Marine. Replacing a 35 year old...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 4,406
Posted By Danjcon
Here is a link to the Seafarer Research Center...

Here is a link to the Seafarer Research Center site. It has some original data for the Seafarer 38. I have a 1971 Seafarer 31 Yawl. It is great looking with a very solid hull and deck. Some of...
Forum: Seafarer 01-15-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 12,117
Posted By Danjcon
Seafaringal and Ridgerunner My Seafarer has...

Seafaringal and Ridgerunner

My Seafarer has a 1974 Volvo MD6A. You are both fortunate to have Yanmars, if for nothing else the parts are much more available and affordable. I am about to attempt...
Forum: Seafarer 01-09-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 12,117
Posted By Danjcon
We recently bought a 1971 Seafarer 31' Yawl -...

We recently bought a 1971 Seafarer 31' Yawl - Bill Tripp design. There is a site with lots of Seafarer info, including a list of Seafarer owners. Here is the link.

Seafarer Research Center...
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