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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-16-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 7,240
Posted By dhornsey
I just bought a cheap sounder/transducer combo...

I just bought a cheap sounder/transducer combo made by Uniden. Comes with thru-the-hull transducer included in the price. $105. The transducer is the same airmar one used by raymarine etc. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,939
Posted By dhornsey
This isn't the greatest angle, but you get the...

This isn't the greatest angle, but you get the idea. We do have room to move our shaft back slightly, I'm just wondering if its necessary?
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-06-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,939
Posted By dhornsey
Minimum distance between cutlass bearning and shaft zinc

Hi All,

When we installed our engine (Beta 28) the guy who sold us a prop said that we need a minimum of 1/4" clearance between the cutlass bearing and the shaft zinc - which is flush up against...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-01-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By dhornsey
Thanks guys. We ended up getting one Perception...

Thanks guys. We ended up getting one Perception Prodigy 10 from craigslist for $370 w/ everything and one Pelican Storm 100 from costco for $340 w/ everything. To my untrained eye the Perception...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-31-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By dhornsey
Thanks for the feedback guys. Do you find they...

Thanks for the feedback guys. Do you find they are easy to get into and out of from your boats? Seems like there might be a few moments of instability when you are essentially standing up in them?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-31-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By dhornsey
Advice on Small Kayak Brands

Hi All,

I'd like to pick up a couple of small plastic kayaks to keep on board. Something in the 10 ft. range and pretty cheap. I am wondering if anybody has any positive/negative things to say...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,825
Posted By dhornsey
ABI manufactures them in both bronze and...

ABI manufactures them in both bronze and stainless
Forestay Release Lever (http://www.abimarine.com/HDW/SH/HDW-SH-04-ForestayReleaseLever.html)

Available from several online marine stores:
ABI...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-24-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By dhornsey
When we had water back into the engine last...

When we had water back into the engine last summer, we removed the high rise exhaust, and any water in the area shown in the picture would have mostly drained out. Is there somewhere beyond this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By dhornsey
Fresh water cooled.

Fresh water cooled.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By dhornsey
Crystals in exhaust

Hey All,

Looking for some advice. We recently removed the exhaust riser on our engine and discovered these crystals in the exhaust outlet on the block.

There is only one thing I can think of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-10-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By dhornsey
Holding Tank Regulations - Alaska

Hi All,

We're considering taking a trip North to Alaska this summer. I'm just wondering if anyone can tell me what the situation is like regarding customs, holding tanks & pump out stations.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-29-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 4,139
Posted By dhornsey
Shaft Seal Failure - What do you do?

In my mental list of worst case scenarios, some kind of shaft seal failure while underway ranks pretty high for 'scary'.

Is there common thinking on how you would deal with this? Lets assume your...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-29-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,673
Posted By dhornsey
We've bought 2 boats in the States now and...

We've bought 2 boats in the States now and brought them into Vancouver. One by water, the other by truck. As mentioned, it's very easy. If coming by water you don't have to stop at the first point...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-28-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 841
Posted By dhornsey
its traditionally been really tough to find...

its traditionally been really tough to find moorage around here, but lately it seems to be easing up. Mosquito Creek Marina in North Van has recently done an expansion, they might have something...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-28-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 841
Posted By dhornsey
Hey Sarah, My girlfriend and I live aboard...

Hey Sarah,

My girlfriend and I live aboard here in Vancouver. Had a great sail when the sun came out last weekend.

This is neither a small racer or a large cruiser, but I saw it on craigslist...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-15-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 5,670
Posted By dhornsey
I finally found an image of another Mariah rigged...

I finally found an image of another Mariah rigged in this fashion. You can just barely see the track there. It also appears to have the track mounted on an angle out from center, like the picture...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-15-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 5,670
Posted By dhornsey
I removed the jumbo image and replaced it with a...

I removed the jumbo image and replaced it with a link. It's not my image or my site, just something I found online.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-15-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 5,670
Posted By dhornsey
Also... is there some way for me to resize an...

Also... is there some way for me to resize an image like the one in my previous post?? Sorry for stretching the thread...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-15-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 5,670
Posted By dhornsey
I believe to get correct sail shape our sheet...

I believe to get correct sail shape our sheet blocks will need to be mounted slightly aft of the mast, so a curved track in front of the mast isn't an option for us.

I found one guy online who has...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-15-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 5,670
Posted By dhornsey
Thanks GBurton. I just read up on your thread...

Thanks GBurton. I just read up on your thread over at westsail.org as well. Do you have any insight into why westsail has layed out the tracks on an angle like that? What is the advantage?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-14-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 5,670
Posted By dhornsey
Thanks for the input guys. As far as figuring...

Thanks for the input guys. As far as figuring out what other Mariahs have done, I am coming up short. Like John mentioned, most Mariahs are rigged club footed, which I'm trying to avoid, just due...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-14-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 5,670
Posted By dhornsey
Staysail sheet lead-block tracks

Hi All,

Our 31 foot boat is supposed to be a cutter, but has never been sailed as one. I've recently rigged our inner fore-stay and want to set up a loose-footed stay-sail, no boom.

My...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-05-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,600
Posted By dhornsey
Magnetic Shackle

I just checked the failed shackle with a magnet, and it is extremely magnetic. By comparison, even the cheapest stainless hardware I have on board was only very slightly attracted to a strong...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-05-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,600
Posted By dhornsey
I couldn't find a logo anywhere on it, so it was...

I couldn't find a logo anywhere on it, so it was probably just generic. I'll try the magnet test when I get home today.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-04-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,600
Posted By dhornsey
There was definitely a lot of movement between...

There was definitely a lot of movement between the shackle pin and it's mounting plate, as we fasten our anchor line to that shackle at times. I have no idea how old the shackle is, but the plate...
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