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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   5 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 599
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Looking for my first boat - PNW

Pearson Vanguard, 50 year old design but built like a tank. 6'2" headroom, 400 or so built. Look for one which has been consistently upgraded. soft spots in the deck are common though not...
Forum: Diesel   11-25-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Wiring Flame Heater On Westerbeke (Perkins) 40

Thank you every one for your help. I purchased a 35 Amp momentary switch and some 10 Gauge wire, this morning. After Turkey day, will wire temporarily to see how well it works and disconnect when...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-25-2015
Replies: 260
Views: 14,445
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Refurbishing CCA boats

We need a moratorium on spring commissioning references, I'm going to want to paint and relaunch in December! I will add to Tom's description of painting though. Early morning is best just after the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-24-2015
Replies: 260
Views: 14,445
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Refurbishing CCA boats

No photos currently. There is a Vanguard website where about 400 owners catalog there various restoration efforts. I would caution that painting it blue does make the interior insufferably hot. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-24-2015
Replies: 260
Views: 14,445
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Refurbishing CCA boats

I've used the Interlux Perfection product and its absolutely fantastic. Stunning results on my 50 year old Vanguard. Very hard to tell it was not sprayed. The prep the first year was a bear, but the...
Forum: Diesel   11-24-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Wiring Flame Heater On Westerbeke (Perkins) 40

Erindipity,
You nailed it, thank you! The diesel heater plug (some call it a flame heater) is plumbed-I think to the low pressure outlet on the diesel pump. All I should need to do is wire it...
Forum: Diesel   11-23-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By JimPendoley
Wiring Flame Heater On Westerbeke (Perkins) 40

So my trusty Perkins 4-107 (aka Westerbeke 40) does not want to start in cold 25 degree weather. Fuel lines repeatedly bled-no air present. There is a flame heater (or glow plug) installed on the air...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-18-2015
Replies: 260
Views: 14,445
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Refurbishing CCA boats

Seldom post here, but can't resist given my infatuation with CCA era designs. After 20 years of ownership and "unreasonable" expeditures on restoration, bought a newer design and gave my 1966...
Forum: Atomic 4   11-05-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Atomic 4

Convert to freshwater-the blocks are a molybednum alloy and relatively impervious to rust, but 46 years is pushing it. Once you convert you"ll wonder why you waited so long-plus winterizing is a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-04-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 337
Posted By JimPendoley
Need an Arch for my P365-Atlantic Towers?

Atlantic Towers-Anyone have experience with these guys? Need to get two solar panels off the deck.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-22-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By JimPendoley
Rigging Replacement and StaLocks

I am replacing my back stay, shortening my forestay and fitting an inner stay. I will use stalocks on the deck level and had planned on ordering the wires with swaged fittings on one end only. My...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By JimPendoley
Propane Stove Puzzle

Hi all,
I live aboard my little Vanguard sloop in Massachusetts and am having trouble with my stove. Hoping for some useful suggestions. One of my burners has started to put out much less heat. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-02-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By JimPendoley
Rig Tuning Question

I am retuning my rig with the furler ON. Have the mast centered athwartship and raked slightly aft. Am ready to adjust tension (have a Loos gauge), but realize the furler is in the way-I can slide it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-04-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Deck Wash Down Pump won"t prime

Everyone, thanks for the replies. Pump works now-its a Groco c-80 that was given to me after I worked on a refit for a larger vessel. The issue seems to be that it needed help priming and it needed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Deck Wash Down Pump won"t prime

Hi everyone,
I appreciate the help. I am surprised that teeing off the toilet intake is a problem because I often hear that others do the same thing.
As I think about it though, teeing closer to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
Posted By JimPendoley
Deck Wash Down Pump won"t prime

Just installed an ITT Jabsco solid vane driven pump as a washdown pump, but am having trouble and hope this group can isolate the problem. I teed into the raw water intake on the head. The intake...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-21-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By JimPendoley
How retrieve Two Anchors with one Windlass?

Getting ready to buy a windlass and wondering how one windlass can retrieve two anchors that have been deployed? I occasionally set a second anchor and have been retrieving both by hand-I was...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-12-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 5,670
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Bristol 35.5 Offshore and Liveaboard?

Hi Patti,
I looked at a Valiant 37 the other day, but it was a blister model and I could not bear the idea of a restoral effort only to have the blisters reappear every few years. I really struggle...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-28-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 16,712
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Pearson Vanguard 33 reviews?

I have learned more from Jeff's posts than any other on the forum. I appreciate his thoughtful writing backed up with solid evidence. We might like different designs, but that doesn't mean we can't...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-23-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 16,712
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Pearson Vanguard 33 reviews?

Jeff,
Thanks for your usual balanced and thoughtful reply. I learn a ton from this forum and your insights are some of the most informative. I am guilty of falling in love with the design and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-22-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 16,712
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Pearson Vanguard 33 reviews?

Most of what Jeff says makes a lot of sense to me. It's easy to believe manufacturing improved over a 50 year period, resulting in a stiff and lighter weight ship. As for framing, the surveyor who...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-21-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 16,712
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Pearson Vanguard 33 reviews?

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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-20-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 16,712
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Pearson Vanguard 33 reviews?

Sigh...
Jeff really dislikes Vanguards and he knows much more about sailing and naval architecture than I ever will-so think of this as more as a series of observations than rebuttal. I've lived...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-20-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 16,712
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Pearson Vanguard 33 reviews?

Hi,
Just visited my Vanguard under her winter cover. Bunks are all long-I'm 6'1" and feel the bunks are generous in terms of space. there were two layouts produced, a standard layout with an aft...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-22-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,858
Posted By JimPendoley
Re: Midships galley? Pros/Cons

I live aboard a 32 Pearson Vanguard with a dinette to port and a starboard linear galley. Works great, gives a lot more cooking area and food prep and storage area than an aft galley in the same...
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