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Search: Posts Made By: MBesant
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-24-2007
Replies: 82
Views: 10,357
Posted By MBesant
We bought our newest boat from a Marina in Sodus....

We bought our newest boat from a Marina in Sodus. Paid for a survey and still found some problems (although small and easily repaired)
First, get insurance. It's not just for your boat, but also for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-16-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 3,091
Posted By MBesant
Great idea. I am winterizing today and will use...

Great idea. I am winterizing today and will use your advice

marty Besant
87 Newport 30
Margarita
Buffalo, NY
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-08-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By MBesant
Thanks for thadvice about using the halyard to...

Thanks for thadvice about using the halyard to stabilize the rig
Yes, there is white streaks on the teak below the chainplate bolts, especially on the prot side.
Would also like advice on how to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-06-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By MBesant
Chainplates Newport 30

Is it possible to reseal the chainplates of a Newport 30 with the mast up? Removing one stay at a time leave the rig stable?
If so, any suggestion for how to examine for damage in the core or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-06-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 1,677
Posted By MBesant
Trip to marina to photo Bayfield 25 not of much...

Trip to marina to photo Bayfield 25 not of much use for you. There are no turning blocks aft of the winches and no clue how to handle a big genoa Sorry
marty
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-06-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 1,677
Posted By MBesant
There's a Bayfield 25 at our marina. It doesn't...

There's a Bayfield 25 at our marina. It doesn't go out often. I am headed there this afternoon and will take a digital camera so that you can see how the genny sheets are led
Marty B
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-12-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 14,199
Posted By MBesant
I did not read every post to this thread, but I...

I did not read every post to this thread, but I must agree
Do NOT buy this boat if you really want a wheel.
Our first boat had a tiller to wheel conversion. We were novices and really didn't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-08-2006
Replies: 32
Views: 9,450
Posted By MBesant
Also disappointed with Navman. Installed speed...

Also disappointed with Navman. Installed speed and depth in previous boat 3 years ago. Looked great in the store and very attractive on board. At start of 2nd season, depth failed, filled with water....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-26-2006
Replies: 33
Views: 3,457
Posted By MBesant
Butane is lighter than air, and should work well...

Butane is lighter than air, and should work well to heat water and cook with.

I do not believe this to be true. With a MW of 56, that makes butane twice as dense as nitrogen (the major component...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,222
Posted By MBesant
Thank you to all who posted a reply. Especially...

Thank you to all who posted a reply. Especially for those explaining about the trans clutches. It always helps when I understand "why" I should be careful about something. Will hang a tag on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-21-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,222
Posted By MBesant
Sailing with trans in Fwd

OK, boat is new to us.
But there's a big warning tag on the engine "Do Not sail with drive in FWD" Have screwed up twice (for 2-3 nm) with no problem. Question is: What's the problem? What can or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-12-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,621
Posted By MBesant
Thanks Not exactly how the drain hose is plumbed....

Thanks Not exactly how the drain hose is plumbed. Comes directly from center of oil sump and can be unhooked and lowered to pan on cabin sole. Yard chief suggested that it might be plugged with gunk,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,621
Posted By MBesant
Oil Drain Universal M18

New to me boat. Was pleased to see that the diesel had an oil drain hose. Got ready for first oil change; pan on cabin floor, oil absorbent sheet, new filter ready, ran engine to warm oil.
Then...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-14-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 3,578
Posted By MBesant
For those concerned on how the engine could run...

For those concerned on how the engine could run 15-20 minutes and not overheat, I have a theory
The engine has a closed, fresh water-antifreeze cooled system. This is designed to transfer heat to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 3,578
Posted By MBesant
Problem solved

Thanks to all who offered suggestions
Problem solved because the cause was unrelated
PO of boat had a professional bottom job during which they faired over the raw water intake. Guess I should have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 3,578
Posted By MBesant
Diesel exhaust- water?

New (to me) boat with Universal M18 diesel. Learned to start it yesterday, but have a question
Enigine holds at 175 degree after 20 min running. But no water escapes through the exhaust. Boat has a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By MBesant
Thank you Will contact Centek this week Marty

Thank you Will contact Centek this week
Marty
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By MBesant
Newport 30 muffler

Just purchased a 1987 Newport 30 with Universal 18 hp diesel. Muffler is missing. Can anyone help with description of their muffler- make, model, design, dimensions or a picture
Thanks for any...
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