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Search: Posts Made By: chtaylor
Forum: Atomic 4 11-01-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By chtaylor
Moyer sells a flat dipstick that they say can be...

Moyer sells a flat dipstick that they say can be used on early and late model engines. $61.00 + S&H.
Forum: Atomic 4 04-19-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,095
Posted By chtaylor
PB Blaster and a pipe wrench worked for me. But...

PB Blaster and a pipe wrench worked for me. But I wasn't concerned with saving the old sending unit.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 3,285
Posted By chtaylor
I have a 1967 that I found a manual for on eBay. ...

I have a 1967 that I found a manual for on eBay. They may have one for your engine.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By chtaylor
If you want to save money, try the marinas in...

If you want to save money, try the marinas in Chula Vista and National City:

Pier 32 - National City;

California Yacht Marina - Chula Vista;

Chula Vista Marina - Chula Vista.

They are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-06-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 2,786
Posted By chtaylor
I have used a Karcher electric pressure washer...

I have used a Karcher electric pressure washer that came with 2 different wands for the last couple of years to clean my topsides and canvas and it works quite well. I first got it when, as I was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-13-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 7,692
Posted By chtaylor
Howard, I know that this post is quite old,...

Howard,

I know that this post is quite old, but I came across it as I was searching on the topic of ice trays.

Did anyone ever take you up on your generous offer?

Thanks,

Charles Taylor
Forum: Atomic 4 02-11-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,381
Posted By chtaylor
San Diego Atomic 4 Mechanic?

Does anyone know of a reasonable Atomic 4 mechanic in the San Diego Bay area? I've gotten tired of working on this engine more than sailing the boat.

The last mechanic I contacted wants $90.00 per...
Forum: Atomic 4 01-04-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,179
Posted By chtaylor
No wonder your handle is "cardiacpaul". You...

No wonder your handle is "cardiacpaul". You might want to calm down, take a tranqualizer or go sailing a bit before the big one hits you. Also, as I was seeking advice on a decision of whether to...
Forum: Atomic 4 01-04-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,179
Posted By chtaylor
Thanks for the responses. Here's a thread that...

Thanks for the responses. Here's a thread that explains SOME of the problems that I have been having with the engine:

At Wits' End - Moyer Marine Atomic 4 Community...
Forum: Atomic 4 01-03-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,179
Posted By chtaylor
Replace vs Rebuild?

The Atomic 4 that came with my 1977 Ericson 32 has been a pain in the rear ever since I bought the boat 2 years ago. I contacted a local mechanic who quoted me $2500 to rebuild it. While talking with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 7,531
Posted By chtaylor
They are available on Ebay. Do a search in boat...

They are available on Ebay. Do a search in boat parts for Autohelm.

Charles Taylor
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 5,047
Posted By chtaylor
A while ago, I found that the previous owner had...

A while ago, I found that the previous owner had taken out the thermostat. I installed one of Moyer's conversion kits and my engine runs at about 140 - 150 degrees at cruising RPM. You may want to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-02-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 5,875
Posted By chtaylor
Faster, This site won't allow me to post...

Faster,

This site won't allow me to post links yet; but, there's a 1971 Ericson 32 for sale on boats.com's web site that, except for the mast collar, is set up like I'm planning to do on my boat....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-02-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 5,875
Posted By chtaylor
Although I would like to have a set-up like Giu's...

Although I would like to have a set-up like Giu's or to have a mast base organizer installed, I have to work within a budget. That's part of the reason I've opted for the stand-up blocks at the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-01-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 5,875
Posted By chtaylor
Thanks for the responses! I'm planning to...

Thanks for the responses!

I'm planning to put four stand-up, spring-loaded blocks at the base of the mast - two on each side. I don't have a real headliner in the cabin - just a fiberglass...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-30-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 5,875
Posted By chtaylor
Leading Control Lines Aft

I'm planning my next project - leading the halyards, boom vang and reefing lines aft to the cockpit on my 1977 Ericson 32.

Is there any reason why I cannot, or should not, remove the winches from...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-27-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 21,340
Posted By chtaylor
Sailing Across the Gulf of Mexico

Looking toward the future and retirement in four more years, I'm thinking of having my 1977 Ericson 32 trucked from California to either Texas or Louisiana and then sailing across the Gulf of Mexico...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-12-2007
Replies: 359
Views: 40,721
Posted By chtaylor
La Bubulubu

When we were dating, I nicknamed my wife "Bubulubu" after her favorite mexican candy bar because she's so sweet.

When we bought our boat earlier this year, it didn't have a name. The boat is...
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