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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-05-2015
Replies: 0
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Posted By jamesjle
Lewmar ST 65 1978 - 1983

Anybody out there got a Lewmar Wavegrip 65 ST made between 1978 and 1983 in dark grey alloy. Any condition as long as the drum is in good shape.
Would like to purchase if possible. Thankyou
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-11-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By jamesjle
Leaching salt from plywood

Does anyone have a successful way of leaching old impregnated salt from plywood. I have a small area near the bilge on a fore peak bin plywood bulkhead bin that in the past has taken on salt water....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-02-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By jamesjle
Re: Mogul Maid, a UK Ballard

Hi Gus, yes i would be interested. Not that I know anyone on board but it was a strange moment to watch an Australian flag motor through Paris 40 years,
almost to the day that I did it myself.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-19-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 948
Posted By jamesjle
Re: Swan owners technical forum

I agree many Swan owners are hands on, particularly the older boats. Unfortunately there are various obstacles to a cohesive exchange of useful information. The S&S Association is very active and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-29-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By jamesjle
Mogul Maid, a UK Ballard

Does anyone have contact details for Mogil Maid, a UK built Ballard. She was passing through Paris three days ago flying an Australian flag. I did the same thing myself 40 years ago and would like to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-04-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 948
Posted By jamesjle
Re: Swan owners technical forum

Do Hunters have a muzzle velocity?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-04-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 948
Posted By jamesjle
Re: Swan owners technical forum

All true of course, but there is one very successful Swan forum however it only deals with S&S designs. Sometime the technical and supply problems are very builder specific and people can waste their...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-02-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 948
Posted By jamesjle
Swan owners technical forum

Are there there any Swan owners out there who would be interested in the idea
of a technical exchange/advice forum that covers boats by all the designers, IE
S&S, Holland and Frers??
Forum: Diesel   12-08-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,889
Posted By jamesjle
Re: Perkins 4.108, Stop solenoid failure

Thanks everyone, the string/wire options sound best, foolproof and it beats having the hand sucked off.
Forum: Diesel   12-08-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,889
Posted By jamesjle
Perkins 4.108, Stop solenoid failure

Could anyone advise how to stop a Perkins 4.108 in the event of a stop solenoid failure. As far as I can see there is no mention of how to do this in the owners manual. Thankyou
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-18-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 4,324
Posted By jamesjle
Re: Fiberglass ..classic??

Repair guys skill can fairly accurately be measured by the condition of their work boat. Often the more derelict the boat the better the craftsman.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-17-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 4,324
Posted By jamesjle
Re: Fiberglass ..classic??

You have a point, I'm sure you enjoy having a minority position. Perhaps we will just have to wait 50 or 60 years to get to the truth of the matter. Sadly I will not be here to crow if right.

By...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-17-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 4,324
Posted By jamesjle
Re: Fiberglass ..classic??

Timber boats can be be renewed and original components might be very limited over time. However the essential identity is the same. I am not aware
of any fiberglass boats having their hull/decks...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-14-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 4,324
Posted By jamesjle
Re: Fiberglass ..classic??

Have put up rehabilitation album for Michael K
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-13-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 4,324
Posted By jamesjle
Re: Fiberglass ..classic??

Thankyou for all the input. I think Nicklaus nailed it, a thing of beauty is worth
preserving whatever it is and however made.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-13-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 4,324
Posted By jamesjle
Re: Fiberglass ..classic??

I would probably go for Ed Burnett sitting here.....today. However if I had had
the opportunity and the drive to do what Elizabeth Meyer has done I might think
180 degrees the other way. Most of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-13-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 4,324
Posted By jamesjle
Re: Fiberglass ..classic??

Never ask first, it might mean you don't proceed. Later justification is always more intersting.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-13-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 4,324
Posted By jamesjle
Re: Fiberglass ..classic??

Michael, trolling, that's a bit social media downside, plus a lot of assumptions.
I think someone unreasonable talked to Arlo Guthrie once about " rehabilitating himself". I' ll just go and pick up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-13-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 4,324
Posted By jamesjle
Re: Fiberglass ..classic??

Thankyou all for your replies. The why is interesting and perhaps important.

Right this moment I am moored in one of the great harbor's of the world, the sun has gone down, dinner perfect, NZ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-12-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 4,324
Posted By jamesjle
Fiberglass ..classic??

Are old Fiberglass boats worth refurbishing and preserving, even the best of them??

It's easy to understand preservation of classic timber yachts, an old Fife could theoretically live for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-28-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By jamesjle
Post Low waterline

We have our boat on a swing mooring in a harbor with plenty of movement. This is causing the painted boot top stripes to collect slime and occasional weed growth that need to be cleaned off every...
Forum: Diesel   03-29-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By jamesjle
Re: M1 Morse control

Photo of lever attached. It was fitted in 1981 as far as I know. As noted any assistance with finding replacement would be appreciated.
Forum: Diesel   03-28-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By jamesjle
M1 Morse control

Does anyone out there have an M1 Morse single side lever control in reasonable condition they might be willing to part with??
Forum: Diesel   03-19-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By jamesjle
Re: Perkins 4.108

Hi, I was in fact referring to the freshwater pump, good to know about the other as well. Parts 4 Engines looks like the perfect source.
Forum: Diesel   03-19-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By jamesjle
Re: Perkins 4.108

Thankyou for the advice, I will probably do this.
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