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Search: Posts Made By: Shortman
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-10-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,242
Posted By Shortman
Re: propane furnace opinions please

Have had Dickenson 12000BTU propane fireplace for 9 years. Great for early and late season in Maine. Knock the chill off in evening and morning. I think they make ones without fans but you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-10-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,019
Posted By Shortman
Re: Plastic 3 way valves

I have had a Forespar and a Jabsco in my waste system for 10 years. They still work fine. Need exercise once a month or so but I am beyond 3 miles pretty regularly so most often pump out outside &...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-08-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By Shortman
Re: Engine Raw Water Plumbing Diameter

It will cool the engine just fine, if unobstructed. The intake for my 3GMF on my Pearson 34 is 1/2" and gets eel grass and rock weed stuck before the strainer elbow once or twice a year. I have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-08-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 4,356
Posted By Shortman
Re: Sailing Alone Better?

Appropo of nothing, George Thorogood's song says "When I drink alone, I prefer to be by myself".
Single handing is great. Lots of the stuff I have done to my Pearson 34 is to facilitate single...
Forum: Engines 11-02-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,100
Posted By Shortman
Re: Fuel in oil on Yanmar 3GM

I have a 1985 3GMF.
That's not a real expensive pump.
This quote from a Blackstone oil test a number of years ago. "The only contaminant was fuel, and at 3.5% it's something to monitor. But fuel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 11,692
Posted By Shortman
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-01-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,076
Posted By Shortman
Re: Red Deck Light

Right, what you said.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-01-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,076
Posted By Shortman
Re: Red Deck Light

Red saloon lights have done the trick on overnights, I do know that much.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-31-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,076
Posted By Shortman
Re: Red Deck Light

I had thought briefly about the nav light confusion possibility. Deck light's use is generally intermittant & brief. Wouldn't use for an anchor light anyway.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-30-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,076
Posted By Shortman
Red Deck Light

Looking into updating my mast headlight and deck light to LED. Misea/Signalmate has a combination unit with either a red or white deck light. Have not seen the red offered by others but seems to me...
Forum: Pearson 09-06-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By Shortman
Re: Does 1983 Pearson 34 have a cored hull?

It is balsa cored and my 1985 has not had a problem.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By Shortman
Re: Magnetron voltage check

Thanks svhylyte. Good info
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By Shortman
Re: Magnetron voltage check

The objective is to have it working to spec. Might the returns be a little sharper? Is that 1/4 mile bearing really 3/8? Does the gain adjust properly? Dunno
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By Shortman
Magnetron voltage check

Have installed a new Furuno 1715 B&W radar. Final step is to up the mast and check magnetron voltage. Any opinions as to necessity of this. Radar appears to work fine. 1. Not over anxious to go up...
Forum: Electronics 02-21-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By Shortman
Furuno 1621 radar life

I have a Furuno 1621 radar, the display of which is kaput, having been diagnosed so by Furuno (who BTW was very prompt with assessment @ NC).
I am planning on a new-to-me boat in the next year or...
Forum: Electronics 06-02-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 699
Posted By Shortman
Furuno 1621 radar won't power up

Spring install, go to power up, turn on power & get a vertical line in the center of the screen for about 1/2 second then nothing. It is getting full voltage to unit.
Does this tell you anything...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,551
Posted By Shortman
Re: Breasting my fin keel? Help please.

Run up Somes Sound to Jock William's yard. Better rates, good folks. Talk to Jaime.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-01-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,133
Posted By Shortman
Re: Help for DIY fiberglass hatch cover

If you bail on the idea of DIY, Roger at Specialist Boat Company - About Us ( made me a great custom fiberglass hatch for a new access hole I cut in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-01-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 4,340
Posted By Shortman
Re: Blue Sea custom electrical panel opinions

I custom made a new panel for my 85 Pearson 34 with Blue Sea panels. I'm real happy with result. I can send photos if you give me your email. I have never had luck uploading photos on Sailnet. ...
Forum: Diesel 04-26-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,536
Posted By Shortman
Re: Yanmar 3GMF Overheating

#1 I'd check water flow out exhaust pipe, easiest way to see if you're obstructed.
Mixing elbow is another good one. they say they need to be changed every 4-5 years which is probably too frequent...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,278
Posted By Shortman
Re: Replacing "bladder" in the head?

Mine is a 25 gal Nauta and works fine. Certainly do not pump out every day. I installed a second vent line when I put the system in. Good venting is supposed to be the key & I have had good luck...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2012
Replies: 118
Views: 21,517
Posted By Shortman
Re: What sailing knife do you use?

Leatherman Wave - I use the pliers as much or more than the knife.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-10-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By Shortman
Video Inspection Scope

Got one? Which one?
Besides the obvious maintenance stuff of looking in impossible places I am wondering if this could be snaked over the side for a view of the prop so I can see if that lobster...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,762
Posted By Shortman
Re: Can't find Mast Sheaves replacement

Rig Rite has for Selden, Isomat
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2012
Replies: 82
Views: 7,800
Posted By Shortman
Re: AGM batteries: Someone using them?

Got two 105AH Lifelines for my Pearson 34 Spring 2006 and been quite happy with them. 80A alternator & next to never run engine to only charge batteries. Trickle charge w/20W solar panel. But I am...
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