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Search: Posts Made By: SVTatia
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,002
Posted By SVTatia
Re: How can I tell if my diesel is bad?

RichH, I hear you. But.... bad fuel is bad from the beginning, it may not have anything to do with how old the fuel is.



I posted my reply not because of money. C'mon.

Polish that fuel for a...
Forum: Diesel 2 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Westerbeke 30B motor clicking, high amp draw

There is a circuit breaker at the rear of the engine, the button is facing forward, on the starboard side of the engine right beside the fuel filter and solenoid. Did you check it? You could have a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,002
Posted By SVTatia
Re: How can I tell if my diesel is bad?

I did and they laughed at me!



I have been told by many mechanics and truck drivers that diesel fuel does not age, and if it is filtered properly there is no harm feeding it to the engine.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 834
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Almost sank my boat... Prop Shaft - backup retainer?

Set screws are only good for one use as the get "blunt" - they should be replaced if they are backed out.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Portlight dogs

Brass would be just as good.
Get easier to find threaded brass rods, cut to size, round one end for the butterfly nut and drill. Should work fine.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,378
Posted By SVTatia
Re: What's the *second* best way to keep spiders off your boat?

After a long battle with roaches when they came aboard first in Bermuda and then Brazil (yes, they do fly to the boat!!), spiders are not an issue at all, and sometimes welcome, given the stuff they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 848
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Wilcox crittenden seacocks - missing drain screws

Thank you Hellosailor.

See... I drive an old Toyota... I am not even sure if it has any bearings left.

Anyhow, WC is not longer, and casting 2 drain plugs out of bronze will prolly cost more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 848
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Wilcox crittenden seacocks - missing drain screws

I am reopening this thread hoping that someone had better luck than I.

I am still looking to replace my corroded WC seacock drain plugs (the boat is on the hard).
I just spoke with Spartan, and...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-03-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Maiden Voyage

I disagree. This is a must read!!!



Way to go guys!
You are absolutely right about the feeling - and a proof that that the light at the end of the tunnel is not always a train....

I hope...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 4,558
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Incredible hull cleaner, dirt cheap and fast.

Auto paints are a different beast.
There are cautions everywhere not to polish/buff linear polyurethane (such as mine), as it will burn the protectant top film and eventually destroy the paint.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-23-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 4,558
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Incredible hull cleaner, dirt cheap and fast.

I seems that all the comments, analysis and failures stated so far are related to gel-coated boats.
Their website state that it can be used on painted fibreglass. My hull is painted, paint does not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-22-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By SVTatia
Re: What's cradle worth

+1 the last sentence is important.



+ 1 - Yes, if the chains move or get slack....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 4,558
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Incredible hull cleaner, dirt cheap and fast.

Well... our boats are fiberglass, why would it not work?
They don't say "use on gel coat only". This is from the Poly Glow web-site:

Poli Glow is a proven concept in boat polish and is 'NOT' a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 4,558
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Incredible hull cleaner, dirt cheap and fast.

Thanks for the tip, Gary. I am looking for a good cleaner for the same purpose and I'll give it a try.. I hope it is available at the Canadian stores... I'll check them. How many bottles did it take...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By SVTatia
Re: What's cradle worth

Cradles for a 34' boat cost from 500 right close to 2 grand depending on the design, shape, four post, six post, etc.
Moving it may cost just as much as they are are heavy and cumbersome to load....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 9,155
Posted By SVTatia
Re: The great things about owning a sailboat that no one tells you about

Want to be happy for day? Get drunk
Want to be happy for a week? Get a vacation
Want to be happy for a month? Get married
Want to be happy for ever? Get a sailboat :D
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Would PEX work for mast wiring through-deck?

Enlarge the hole a bit and put the DS-MULTI on it (last one on the page).

Scanstrut ? search results...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 1,659
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Ablative vs. Hard Paints....

I always thought that bottom paint effectiveness is related to the area where it is used - one that is good for one area may not be good for another (warm, cold, salt water, fresh water)....
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-02-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 919
Posted By SVTatia
Re: golf cart battery installation

Just make sure you are sizing your cables correctly. 4/0 for a combiner to charger and 1/0 or 2/0 for a jumper are overkill.
Do you mean 1 AWG not 1/0 AWG maybe?
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-02-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By SVTatia
Re: What (was) this connection for?

That looks like a butchered engine electrical harness that connects to the instrument panel.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By SVTatia
Re: GoPro vs Xacti...

I agree with Pete. Are we right?

In my opinion the GoPro has better image but the lens is very wide angle and the scenes are curved, kind of distorted. Given the big price diff, I would go with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-21-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Sikaflex 291

Thanks Christian. Thing is up here the construction one is the one available at the large stores, so I'll try one to check it. I used a lot of 291 on my previous boat but now they have priced this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-21-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Sikaflex 291

The intention is not to use the construction one just for the sake of savings, but to avoid being charged for marine prices simply because of the label.

Case in point are the batteries WM sells....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-21-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By SVTatia
Sikaflex 291

Sikaflex Marine 291 and Sikaflex Construction Sealant

Both are polyurethane sealants with basically the same properties. One is marine, the other is not.
I have used the 291 many times, but by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-19-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Replacing Seacocks

Groco valves or seacocks? These things usually last forever.
What kind of parts are you looking at replacing?

Have you seen these sites:

Seacock & Thru-Hull Primer/Pre Information Photo...
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