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Search: Posts Made By: capt jgwinks
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By capt jgwinks
I think it was 10%, which considering how cheap...

I think it was 10%, which considering how cheap sailboat insurance is compared to powerboats, doesn't amount to much.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By capt jgwinks
A lot of insurors just want to see training...

A lot of insurors just want to see training certificate, they don't care what it says. I'm using Allstate on the Great Lakes and they gave me a discount for having a USCGAux cert (actually had...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: My longest sail batten broke....

In the old days we made them out of wooden yard sticks. I still keep a couple on board to make temporary repairs. Just cut to length and sand the edge. Will work well enough until you can get a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Hot water stink

You can get sulfur odor in your lines whether theres sulfur in your water or not. When closed up without contact with free oxygen, anaerobic bacteria will multiply and they exhale sulfur dioxide. ...
Forum: Diesel 05-11-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By capt jgwinks
The good news about any Universal diesel is that...

The good news about any Universal diesel is that it's really a Kubota and most parts can be had dirt cheap from a tractor shop. The only ones you can't get there are the exhaust manifold, bell...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,586
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: How much paint will I need to do the bottom of a 30 footer

Never been able to figure that one out myself. My 36 Columbia should take a gallon or more, but I get decent coverage with 2 quarts. Your supposed to put on 2 coats which would almost be the amount...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-22-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Need a creative solution

Add extensions. Get some tubing the same size as your frame, and a couple of feet one size smaller. Slide the smaller tube inside the larger to form a spline and lock them together with screws or pop...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: TV Antenna

Don't know if its the same unit, but when I worked at West Marine about 10 years ago we had one called the UFO, and I think every one we sold got returned. Customers said they didn't work at all....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By capt jgwinks
I've never sprayed one, but have done a number by...

I've never sprayed one, but have done a number by roll and tip. If your experience is doing cars, there won't be much difference. If your used to doing houses, you'll have to pay a lot more attention...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By capt jgwinks
To find a good spot for a shoot through, hold the...

To find a good spot for a shoot through, hold the ducer against the hull with a baggie full of water in between. (Boat has to be in the water). Once you find a good spot where it works, glue it down...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,840
Posted By capt jgwinks
re: USCG 6 Pack License

I have been teaching the OUPV and Master courses for over 10 years. In my experience it is well worth the tuition to take a USCG approved course as the test is then given by the school, not the CG....
Forum: Diesel 02-01-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 4,046
Posted By capt jgwinks
I believe the injectors,as well as many other...

I believe the injectors,as well as many other parts are generic with many of the smaller Kubota engines.
The Y850 was never used in a tractor, apparently built just for Universal. You're pretty...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-11-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By capt jgwinks
A large percentage of boat fires are caused by...

A large percentage of boat fires are caused by pressure alcohol stoves. If a propane stove is properly installed with a gas sniffer alarm/shutoff, it is much safer. Used to be USCG didn't allow...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By capt jgwinks
Any marine store (West Marine, etc) will have...

Any marine store (West Marine, etc) will have them in stock our to order. In a pinch as emergency replacement, you can cut a hardware store wooden yardstick to length. Back in the old days we always...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 967
Posted By capt jgwinks
Tie down points for a cover or something?

Tie down points for a cover or something?
Forum: Electronics 01-08-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By capt jgwinks
Your tablet should have GPS built in unless it's...

Your tablet should have GPS built in unless it's an absolute cheapo. There are several good plotter apps available in the play store, I use Marine Navigator Lite on my phone, it works well and uses...
Forum: Diesel 01-08-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By capt jgwinks
I always look on E bay first. Needed injector...

I always look on E bay first. Needed injector nozzles for the 5411as well, found brand new replacements there for $45 each inc shipping, local Kubota dealer was $71, Torreson wanted $401. Had the...
Forum: Diesel 01-07-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By capt jgwinks
I just had the injection pump on My Universal...

I just had the injection pump on My Universal 5411 (Kubota Z500) rebuilt at a local diesel injection shop. Cost was $198, the cheapest replacement could find online from tractor shops was $433 plus...
Forum: Electronics 12-24-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By capt jgwinks
Were you plugged into shore power at the time?...

Were you plugged into shore power at the time? That will often put a loud 60 hertz hum into the signal.
Forum: Diesel 12-23-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,113
Posted By capt jgwinks
Most shifters can be reversed. The arm that...

Most shifters can be reversed. The arm that pushes/pulls the cable can be taken off and put on the other way.
I think you could check the difference in gear ratios by running the engine while...
Forum: Diesel 12-20-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,067
Posted By capt jgwinks
I know this is an old thread, but for anyone...

I know this is an old thread, but for anyone reading, yes it is the crankshaft, and yes the tractor can have a pto attached there. There are two other shafts on the engine but they turn 1/2 of crank...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-20-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By capt jgwinks
Ive got the same brown goo oozing from a couple...

Ive got the same brown goo oozing from a couple of places under the deck of my 1969 Columbia 36. Its not rust, I think its color leaching out of the balsa core and/or polyester resin. If you take the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-19-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By capt jgwinks
If you must pull the rudder head off in the...

If you must pull the rudder head off in the water, first c check if theres a clamp or something to keep it from dropping out. Even if there is one out might not take the weight impacting it. You...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-15-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,905
Posted By capt jgwinks
Another thing to consider for mooring a boat for...

Another thing to consider for mooring a boat for any length of time, even just a few days, is how do you get off the boat? You have to land your dinghy somewhere without getting popped for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-15-2013
Replies: 100
Views: 5,133
Posted By capt jgwinks
One survey experience I had: Hired a very...

One survey experience I had: Hired a very reputable and well recommended guy to look over a prospective purchase (in November in Michigan). Survey was done as scheduled and I picked up two copies of...
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