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Search: Posts Made By: pfatyol
Forum: Boat Reviews 10-23-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 9,847
Posted By pfatyol
Scraph, Not sure where to start, I...

Scraph,

Not sure where to start,

I have a 84 C&C 32 - race singlehanded in local can races. all my trips to date have all been within 200 miles of my mooring, (time limitations).

I...
Forum: Diesel 07-02-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 3,559
Posted By pfatyol
it is actually very simple to rebuild, especially...

it is actually very simple to rebuild, especially since you can pull the pump off in about 10 minutes and bring home to rebuild. I forget how much the seals and bearings were but I used Torresen for...
Forum: Diesel 07-01-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 3,559
Posted By pfatyol
The shaft seal is bad, and needs to be replaced. ...

The shaft seal is bad, and needs to be replaced. I had it happen to mine a couple of years ago, replaced both bearings and the seal, very easy to do. I have 2GMF. Mine was leaking when the motor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,134
Posted By pfatyol
Gil, Why not use a router with a ball...

Gil,

Why not use a router with a ball bearing - 45 degree chamfer bit? It may not be perfect since you have to follow the hull, but it will be pretty close.
If you wanted it perfect you have to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-14-2009
Replies: 74
Views: 15,481
Posted By pfatyol
My sheet is only 80 feet long, (sail is 350...

My sheet is only 80 feet long, (sail is 350 square feet, 135 RF) and I have been using the Larks head for the last 5 racing seasons. It takes a good deal of effort at the end of the year to unlock...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By pfatyol
Matt, You can try: Lincoln Electric...

Matt,

You can try:

Lincoln Electric (http://www.lincolnelectric.com/)

The problem with a Tig unit (besides the power required for plug in units) is that you need to also have the bottle...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-26-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,257
Posted By pfatyol
Also check the propeller. Make sure it is not...

Also check the propeller. Make sure it is not covered with growth.

Good luck
Forum: Sabre 11-19-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,581
Posted By pfatyol
With the shaft out, it may be easier to use a...

With the shaft out, it may be easier to use a hacksaw blade and cut the cutlass bearing. One slice being cafefull not to go too deep. Then you can use pliers and sort of colaspe and pull out the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-18-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 4,678
Posted By pfatyol
Just a question, the 45 amp Iota Charger, the 45...

Just a question, the 45 amp Iota Charger, the 45 Amp is the output amperage, what does the manual / unit say for required input amperage?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-12-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By pfatyol
Hal, The thought process makes sense. ...

Hal,

The thought process makes sense.

For item one, the static measurement of reverse thrust from the engine should be straight forward. Both are static forces, i.e. the thrust from the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-12-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By pfatyol
Hal, Agreed It is a tough one, First,...

Hal,

Agreed It is a tough one,

First, the pull on the dock line would equal the thrust of the propeller plus or minus any current / wind / external forces being applied, also being careful of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-12-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By pfatyol
Hal, When I was re proping a few years ago...

Hal,

When I was re proping a few years ago I looked, and could not find any.

But being an Mech. Engineer I set up a spread sheet to estimate the approximate differences between various...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-20-2008
Replies: 110
Views: 9,741
Posted By pfatyol
For me, it is a question of can I get to the boat...

For me, it is a question of can I get to the boat to Go. 8 foot hard dinghy with a 1.5 hp motor. It is 100 Yards from the dinghy dock to the mooring. Too rough to get out to the boat, then we...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-15-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 4,089
Posted By pfatyol
I agree on the patent that it should be denied,...

I agree on the patent that it should be denied, but alot of things the patent office does is mind blowing. (patenting a standard machinery handbook thread because of the application / use of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-15-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 3,738
Posted By pfatyol
Maybe they started building a submarine and...

Maybe they started building a submarine and changed their mind a coulple months into the build.

Or More likely, they grafted the bottom half of a submarine on for when it pitch-poles being a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-15-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 4,089
Posted By pfatyol
I once read of a patent / application useing...

I once read of a patent / application useing expanded metal mesh blocks for use as baffle. The orginial claim I believe was to stop the explosion hazzard. But thinking about this if a source of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-15-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,097
Posted By pfatyol
Short answer no, That's part of the reason to...

Short answer no, That's part of the reason to have a it checked a a loft. They will double check the shape, check the stiching, clean and overall evalute the sail for you. My main has slugs, I have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-15-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,097
Posted By pfatyol
Are you sure that the cord has shrunk and that...

Are you sure that the cord has shrunk and that the sail has not streched / been blown out, Loosing it's built in shape? I would look at how old the sail is and have a loft do a check out on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-07-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,342
Posted By pfatyol
With the attached link, search fender washers,...

With the attached link, search fender washers, you can get 316 SS pretty much any size you need. I mcmaster all the time.

McMaster-Carr (http://www.mcmaster.com/)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-07-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 10,773
Posted By pfatyol
I agree with Sailingfool and CNCVoodoo, My...

I agree with Sailingfool and CNCVoodoo,
My decks are not soft, my hoses are solid, they have been replaced as should most hoses / electrical on a boat with some age to it. My fuel tank has no...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-17-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 6,817
Posted By pfatyol
What about a water ballon relay? Pick up Red on...

What about a water ballon relay? Pick up Red on the dock must pass it to the hove to boat or relay to the next at a mark. Who is at fault for breaking it, gets pelted by all the boat with their...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-30-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 4,471
Posted By pfatyol
Joel, I would not run the lines like you...

Joel,

I would not run the lines like you mention. I single hand my 32 most of the time, and I too am on a mooring. I have 6' pick up stick that comes to the first life line level on my boat. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-27-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,927
Posted By pfatyol
Not that I have seen, but generally I have not...

Not that I have seen, but generally I have not used them for critical high load applications. Only used them in low load applications in which space or access was an issue, i.e. can't get to the end...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-27-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,927
Posted By pfatyol
One possibility, on the inside of the split...

One possibility, on the inside of the split coupling is there cut out for a caputred key? since you can load the coupling on side ways there should be enough room to have a blind key cut in both the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-27-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,927
Posted By pfatyol
Split coupling! You had me totally scared. I...

Split coupling! You had me totally scared. I pictured four bolts radial to the shaft, so that the the ends of the bolts were pushing on the shaft.

If if were my boat I would have positive...
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