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Forum: Watkins   09-14-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 12,058
Posted By Lostmt
Re: Going to look at a Watkins 27.....

Paul that's ok I got her done. Photos over on Watkins Group.
Forum: Watkins   08-03-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 12,058
Posted By Lostmt
Re: Going to look at a Watkins 27.....

I have a question for you if you don't mind. I have a 1978 27 Watkins with a bad compression post. Would it be possible for you to measure yours and let me know. I made a post yesterday over on the...
Forum: Watkins   08-03-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 1,100
Posted By Lostmt
Compression Post

I have a 1978 27 Watkins that is new to me. We are slowly getting her up to safe sailing condition. One thing that needs major attention is the compression post.

After years of someone using the...
Forum: Diesel   07-19-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By Lostmt
Re: Yanmar YSM 8 Fuel problem

After a nice phone visit with the manufacturer of the filter in question I found out that they are not for marine use. Also it requires more fuel pressure our small sailboat engines than we can...
Forum: Diesel   07-18-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By Lostmt
Re: Yanmar YSM 8 Fuel problem

Sent you an email.

Process of elimination. $99.00 filter bad. $11.00 filter from NAPA worked like a top.
Forum: Diesel   07-17-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By Lostmt
Re: Yanmar YSM 8 Fuel problem

I found the solution to my fuel problem.
Forum: Diesel   07-16-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By Lostmt
Yanmar YSM 8 Fuel problem

My Yanmar didn't have a fuel filter water separator so I added one. Reason being I didn't know the condition of the inside of the fuel tank. I added a Donaldson fuel filter.

After many hours of...
Forum: Watkins   03-23-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,086
Posted By Lostmt
Re: Exhaust Elbow

Thanks for the link. I'll give them a call Monday to find out if it will work.
Forum: Watkins   03-23-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,086
Posted By Lostmt
Exhaust Elbow

I have a 1978 Watkins 27 with a Yanmar YSM 8G. Looking on line I've found the exhaust elbow but I'm not sure if its the correct one. I have a part number if someone here has a parts manual that...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-27-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,261
Posted By Lostmt
A friends mast and boom are 50 years old made out...

A friends mast and boom are 50 years old made out of Douglas Fur. What they did was use automotive clear coat three years ago after trying everything they could think of for protection in this hot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-10-2012
Replies: 114
Views: 9,744
Posted By Lostmt
Through emails John helped me get my old truck...

Through emails John helped me get my old truck back running so I could get to my cancer appointments. When I finished treatment John started his. We both had cancer in the same area both stage 4. It...
Forum: herSailNet   02-09-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 4,825
Posted By Lostmt
What about communication? VHF, SSB, Radar,...

What about communication? VHF, SSB, Radar, Weather Fax, EPIR and life raft? Planning on being off shore for 10 days wouldn't you need these items.
Forum: herSailNet   02-08-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 4,825
Posted By Lostmt
You did not say the size of your danforths. I...

You did not say the size of your danforths. I carry 2 danforths 8# each as a lunch hook or backup if needed. I would not depend on them holding in bad weather or a wind shift. My main is a 16.5#...
Forum: herSailNet   02-08-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 4,825
Posted By Lostmt
I agree with the other posters that not doing the...

I agree with the other posters that not doing the ICW you will be missing a lot. But each to their own.

You didn't mention ground tackle. What are your plans here?

As a poor boy freeze dried...
Forum: herSailNet   08-22-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 12,374
Posted By Lostmt
If you want to be nude go for it. I wont be...

If you want to be nude go for it. I wont be offended unless you look like one of them WalMart photos that's floating around the internet.
Forum: Gulf of Mexico   08-11-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,456
Posted By Lostmt
Thanks everyone for you input. We are still tied...

Thanks everyone for you input. We are still tied to the dock. Had to many VA appointments that had us putting of leaving. We do have a 60 day window now so we might go ahead and make the trip. Can't...
Forum: Gulf of Mexico   05-19-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,456
Posted By Lostmt
Texas to Fla doing the ICW

We are planning on sometime in June leaving to head towards Fla doing the ICW and looking for others that are planning on the same trip. We don't plan on getting in any hurry, lots to see and...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   03-26-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 9,488
Posted By Lostmt
Water every where and no land in sight. Might be...

Water every where and no land in sight. Might be paradise when he gets there. Could be just another stop on the way.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   03-25-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 9,488
Posted By Lostmt
Gunes He's not in a location that has...

Gunes

He's not in a location that has internet. So don't hold your breath waiting for a reply.

If I knew his SSB call sign you might get him on the radio.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   03-24-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 9,488
Posted By Lostmt
Bob is out sailing by himself. A couple that we...

Bob is out sailing by himself. A couple that we both are good friends with sailed with him for a month. They had to return home to finish a project before returning to their boat.

Since he is by...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   03-17-2010
Replies: 74
Views: 9,488
Posted By Lostmt
Yes. Hope you a Bob can work something out.

Yes. Hope you a Bob can work something out.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   03-17-2010
Replies: 74
Views: 9,488
Posted By Lostmt
I put one in my profile. I'm not good looking...

I put one in my profile. I'm not good looking like Bob but then again my wife might think different. 29 years next month she has had to put up with me.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   03-17-2010
Replies: 74
Views: 9,488
Posted By Lostmt
I can buy that. Just curious as Bob and I are...

I can buy that. Just curious as Bob and I are good friends.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   03-17-2010
Replies: 74
Views: 9,488
Posted By Lostmt
Do you have a better one that the rest of us...

Do you have a better one that the rest of us could see? There is none in your profile.
Forum: TMCA (Texas Mariners Cruising Assoc)   03-12-2010
Replies: 57
Views: 8,398
Posted By Lostmt
Wookie, There is a boat here at Clarks in...

Wookie,

There is a boat here at Clarks in Port O'Connor that fits the description of your boat black hull and all. Is this your ketch?

I stopped to visit with the crew for a few minutes. Seems...
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