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Search: Posts Made By: Shortman
Forum: Electronics 02-21-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Shortman
Furuno 1621 radar life

I have a Furuno 1621 radar, the display of which is kaput, having been diagnosed so by Furuno (who BTW was very prompt with assessment @ NC).
I am planning on a new-to-me boat in the next year or...
Forum: Electronics 06-02-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By Shortman
Furuno 1621 radar won't power up

Spring install, go to power up, turn on power & get a vertical line in the center of the screen for about 1/2 second then nothing. It is getting full voltage to unit.
Does this tell you anything...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 2,648
Posted By Shortman
Re: Breasting my fin keel? Help please.

Run up Somes Sound to Jock William's yard. Better rates, good folks. Talk to Jaime.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-01-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,783
Posted By Shortman
Re: Help for DIY fiberglass hatch cover

If you bail on the idea of DIY, Roger at Specialist Boat Company - About Us (http://specialistboatcompany.com/about_us) made me a great custom fiberglass hatch for a new access hole I cut in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-01-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 3,195
Posted By Shortman
Re: Blue Sea custom electrical panel opinions

I custom made a new panel for my 85 Pearson 34 with Blue Sea panels. I'm real happy with result. I can send photos if you give me your email. I have never had luck uploading photos on Sailnet. ...
Forum: Diesel 04-26-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,608
Posted By Shortman
Re: Yanmar 3GMF Overheating

#1 I'd check water flow out exhaust pipe, easiest way to see if you're obstructed.
Mixing elbow is another good one. they say they need to be changed every 4-5 years which is probably too frequent...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,747
Posted By Shortman
Re: Replacing "bladder" in the head?

Mine is a 25 gal Nauta and works fine. Certainly do not pump out every day. I installed a second vent line when I put the system in. Good venting is supposed to be the key & I have had good luck...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2012
Replies: 118
Views: 16,724
Posted By Shortman
Re: What sailing knife do you use?

Leatherman Wave - I use the pliers as much or more than the knife.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-10-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By Shortman
Video Inspection Scope

Got one? Which one?
Besides the obvious maintenance stuff of looking in impossible places I am wondering if this could be snaked over the side for a view of the prop so I can see if that lobster...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,132
Posted By Shortman
Re: Can't find Mast Sheaves replacement

Rig Rite has for Selden, Isomat
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2012
Replies: 82
Views: 6,191
Posted By Shortman
Re: AGM batteries: Someone using them?

Got two 105AH Lifelines for my Pearson 34 Spring 2006 and been quite happy with them. 80A alternator & next to never run engine to only charge batteries. Trickle charge w/20W solar panel. But I am...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-27-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 2,222
Posted By Shortman
He who dies with the most toys wins. But then,...

He who dies with the most toys wins. But then, of course, he's dead. I think they call that a Phyrric (sp?) victory.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-24-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By Shortman
I put two on each side this summer & love them. ...

I put two on each side this summer & love them. I am on a mooring though and use them for the occasional trip to the town dock. Make for very quick deploy, retrieval & adjustment.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-16-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,503
Posted By Shortman
Yanmar 3GMF

On my 85 Pearson 34. Done by Williams Boat on Mt Desert Is, ME spring 09. 4 mounts $535, labor $325 + misc = $915.
I asked about fancier vibration dampening mounts, knowing the Yanmar OEM to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-15-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 771
Posted By Shortman
Bird Poo on Sunbrella

Got some pretty stubborn poo stains on the sail cover. Soaked in water over night then tumble wash with Woolite, no luck. Now soaking in Oxy Clean overnight.
Sunbrella site says you can use...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-19-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,842
Posted By Shortman
Best TV antenna is no TV antenna.:p

Best TV antenna is no TV antenna.:p
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,235
Posted By Shortman
As someone who primarily rows a hard dinghy but...

As someone who primarily rows a hard dinghy but has a (Mercury) inflatable for cruises crossing open water, I second the notion of longer is better because the tubes do get in the way. I don't own...
Forum: Florida - Western 02-18-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,072
Posted By Shortman
Charlotte Harbor day sail

I am renting a Catalina 22 @ Yachting Vacations Sat 3/12 at the tail end of a business trip. Tips, locations, whatever?
Thx
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-13-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,213
Posted By Shortman
Stanchion bases bedding/gasket

I will be having some or all of my stanchion bases rebedded at my yard this spring. I do not have the "luxury" of the time to do it myself, my '84 Pearson 34 is 350 miles away.
The original setup is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,208
Posted By Shortman
that's why it rains

that's why it rains
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-31-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,085
Posted By Shortman
Just about anything inside the cabin. Ipe is...

Just about anything inside the cabin. Ipe is very hard so you need good tools. I've used it for lots of things, mostly exterior. There are lots of "Mahoganies" sold at retail yards, mostly decking...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-31-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,712
Posted By Shortman
These are great stoves. Mine dates to 1985. I...

These are great stoves. Mine dates to 1985. I stripped it down completely 2-3 years ago. Thoroughly cleaned & replaced the oven control so it now works. You can still get parts from the company...
Forum: Diesel 12-27-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 5,871
Posted By Shortman
Do not, however, run w/key off because batteries...

Do not, however, run w/key off because batteries will not charge. Also possible to damage alternator.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-13-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,342
Posted By Shortman
Very happy with my Fairclough cover. Original...

Very happy with my Fairclough cover. Original came w/boat six years ago. Bought a replacement a couple of years ago. Great cover, great service. On a sunny cold day it is quite warm underneath...
Forum: Diesel 11-13-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,762
Posted By Shortman
I've had two AGM's with my 80A Hitachi/Yanmar for...

I've had two AGM's with my 80A Hitachi/Yanmar for 5 years. Bought because of rated faster acceptance wanting to minimize necessary charging time. Also much lower discharge rate over the winter. ...
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