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Search: Posts Made By: wumhenry
Forum: Diesel 06-27-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 795
Posted By wumhenry
Question do I have a clutch problem?

I bought a used Marshall 22 recently. The Yanmar 2GM20 runs fine, but sometimes I lose power to the prop. This happened four times in two days when returning, mostly under power, to Galesville MD...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-24-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 4,505
Posted By wumhenry
Unhappy another broken handle

I broke the handle off a Marelon seacock on the WC water intake line in a '94 Marshall 22 last weekend, trying to turn the valve to the shut position. I wasn't putting much pressure on it when it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-23-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 13,691
Posted By wumhenry
I broke the handle on a Marelon seacock in a '94...

I broke the handle on a Marelon seacock in a '94 Marshall 22 last week when I tried to turn it. Didn't put all that much force on it, either. AFAIK, that's not a problem for bronze seacocks.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-26-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,861
Posted By wumhenry
Question Transom letters: paint vs vinyl

The owner of the boat I'm buying wants to remove the name-signboard currently affixed to its transom, which I agreed to. I'm trying to decide whether to spell the name with pre-cut vinyl letters or...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-09-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 8,130
Posted By wumhenry
Sorry: I didn't buy a 34C, and I don't have the...

Sorry: I didn't buy a 34C, and I don't have the email anymore.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-26-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 11,961
Posted By wumhenry
I know a guy who did an Atlantic circuit recently...

I know a guy who did an Atlantic circuit recently in a B.32, mostly singlehanded. There's probably a link to his website in the Bristol Chesapeake webpage.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-25-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 11,961
Posted By wumhenry
Thumbs up Ojt

But I'd go to my death with the horrid certainty that he will say it. :eek:



Hmm. If you've got an open berth for your next bluewater excursion in Paloma please give me a shout!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-25-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 11,961
Posted By wumhenry
What if I put to sea in an upgraded 29.9 and...

What if I put to sea in an upgraded 29.9 and wound up in Davy Jones's locker? Can you imagine what Jeff H would say? "I warned him repeatedly against going offshore in a boat like that, but the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-25-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 11,961
Posted By wumhenry
Maybe "offshore" means "more than 1300 miles"? ...

Maybe "offshore" means "more than 1300 miles"? ;)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-24-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 11,961
Posted By wumhenry
There you have it, John Shasteen: the bad news is...

There you have it, John Shasteen: the bad news is your boat isn't all that suitable for offshore cruising, and the good news is you're either a Hell of an athlete, a Hell of a sailor, or both. :)
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 3,641
Posted By wumhenry
According to the service manager at the boatyard...

According to the service manager at the boatyard where I keep my boat, which is equipped with a 1980s-vintage Hood furler, the steel bearings should be replaced every four years. :(
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-23-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 11,961
Posted By wumhenry
Still wondering where you stow the raft. ...

Still wondering where you stow the raft. :confused:

How old is your standing rigging? Mine passed annual inspection by a boatyard rigger this year, but I don't know how old it is. My guess is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-22-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 11,961
Posted By wumhenry
They're solid glass from the keel to the turn of...

They're solid glass from the keel to the turn of the bilge and airex cored above that. Airex doesn't rot or get mushy when wet and provides insulation from sound, heat, and cold.



I PMed him...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-22-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 11,961
Posted By wumhenry
Jeff H is the eminence grise of the Boat Design...

Jeff H is the eminence grise of the Boat Design and Construction forum. He sails a Farr 38 out of Annapolis and makes his living designing buildings, but I think he has had formal training in naval...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-22-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 11,961
Posted By wumhenry
Could this be an exception that proves the rule? ...

Could this be an exception that proves the rule?
1975 Southern Cross Cutter Boat For Sale...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-22-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 11,961
Posted By wumhenry
Question The less-than-45K would include the proceeds from...

The less-than-45K would include the proceeds from selling the Bristol. If I don't sell it, I won't have anywhere near that much for upgrading. BTW, it's the keel version.

John Shasteen, it's...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-22-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 11,961
Posted By wumhenry
bluewater on the cheap

I plan to retire soon, and I'd like to do some bluewater voyaging thereafter. I have a Bristol 29.9, but for various reasons, including things I've read or heard from Jeff H, I don't think that's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-15-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 8,895
Posted By wumhenry
Do you happen to know what the max. weight rating...

Do you happen to know what the max. weight rating is?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-07-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 6,551
Posted By wumhenry
Question How do you rig an asymm? Do you tie the tack to...

How do you rig an asymm? Do you tie the tack to the bow pulpit rail?

The PO included one in the deal when he sold me the boat I have now, in July '06. I haven't flown it yet, 'cause the PO said...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By wumhenry
Mine are the bronze revolving-cylinder type. ...

Mine are the bronze revolving-cylinder type.
What kind of lube do you put in there?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By wumhenry
Question Drain screws on seacocks

Dutifully trying to follow advice to "winterize" seacocks (in the owner's manual for the Raritan toilet in my boat), I conjectured that what that would involve is removing the drain screws in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By wumhenry
It's not all that hard to do with my 16-hp...

It's not all that hard to do with my 16-hp Universal, though.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By wumhenry
Well, the lack of use is precisely why I thought...

Well, the lack of use is precisely why I thought it might be a good thing to do. To prevent corrosion in the cylinders and reduce start-up wear.

Pistons in a car motor can get stuck to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By wumhenry
Question Fuel shutoff? Do you mean the cutoff valve in...

Fuel shutoff? Do you mean the cutoff valve in the line from the fuel tank?

Dang! I hand-cranked the motor 2 revs last weekend, using the water-pump nut, just to see if I could do it. It didn't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By wumhenry
Question hand cranking

Four questions for ya re hand-cranking:

Is it advisable to hand-crank a diesel a few revs before starting it after it's gone unused for a fairly long time? E.g., after winter layup.
If so, is it...
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