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Search: Posts Made By: meboater
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By meboater
Re: butyl in a wet environment

Hit a rock. The bracket that secures the lower part of the rudder was backed with smallish washers, which pulled through the transom.
Planning a temp repair that will use a plate on each side of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By meboater
butyl in a wet environment

Will it work? I have to do an emergency repair in the morning, and will be doing a fix very close to waterline. Hoping someone knowledgeable chimes in.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By meboater
Inflatable and a motor.What could go wrong?

Since we started sailing 7 years ago, we have always used a small plastic dinghy with oars or paddles. Sailing with 2 dogs, we head to shore frequently, often in some challenging situations. Kind...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-04-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,104
Posted By meboater
Re: Going up the mast on a trailerable sailboat?

I am far from an expert in the right way to do it, but if your rig is sound, it is a reasonable endeavor. My wife and I are both rock climbers, so are pretty comfortable improvising.

Whithin our...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-04-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,104
Posted By meboater
Re: Going up the mast on a trailerable sailboat?

Lee-
You can take down the mast, and slide it back far enough to test electrical stuff before you raise it again. Just support it with a temporary crutch, and make sure it doesn't see-saw.

My...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-27-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By meboater
Re: Seafarer 34 centerboard swing keel removal?!

I know nothing about the subject, but your post got my attention, having removed a centerboard off a Tanzer. A bit of a challenge.

Your boat looks easier....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,064
Posted By meboater
Re: Tohatsu help

Thanks for all the input.
Removed the carb, took it part way apart. Gently put a thin wire through 4 different little openings, and sprayed the hell out of it with carb cleaner.
It works great.
I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,064
Posted By meboater
Re: Tohatsu help

I use stabilizer, and was actually wondering whether running the carb dry is a good idea. Is it? What about moisture?

I would like to do something different, as I really appreciate a working...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,064
Posted By meboater
Re: Tohatsu help

Taking nominations for best easy fix.

I am a little frustrated right now, as this motor thing has turned into a saga. This Tohatsu ran like a charm, and it was on the boat just while the Yamaha...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,064
Posted By meboater
Re: Tohatsu help

Just managed to transfer this. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sKmArwCsMw)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,064
Posted By meboater
Re: Tohatsu help

An thoughts on where the rich/lean screw might be?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,064
Posted By meboater
Tohatsu help

The Saga that is my sailing season continues.

3 year old Tohatsu 8 hp. Ran fine in a tank at my house pre-season. I transported it to the coast in the correct position.

Still starts easily and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By meboater
Re: Chainplate advice needed

The boat is a 90's vintage boat, that seems to have not been heavily used. Removing the chainplates is probably an hour. Between my wife and I, we got everything clean in a few hours.

How lucky...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By meboater
Re: Chainplate advice needed

OK-
I got all my surfaces clean. I am planning to use a skinny drill bit in the slot in the deck to de goop it and give my sealant something to adhere to. I may even expand the slot a bit to allow...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By meboater
Re: Chainplate advice needed

There is no wood or anything in there, and what I can see all looks good and clean.

As far as abrasives on stainless- How fine do I need to go? I often use something like this for projects:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By meboater
Chainplate advice needed

I have read the sticky on butyl tape, as well as a bunch of other posts.
This chainplate seems a bit unusual, and I would appreciate any knowledgeable input.

The plates run perpendicular through...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-12-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By meboater
help seating a diaphragm

My carb from the side.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-De1LnwpGTbA/UZArf8aW5rI/AAAAAAAAEyo/SvMfqnrpzYM/s512/IMG_20130512_144100.jpg


I believe, but am not sure, that this part is the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-24-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By meboater
Re: help me identify this

The slug keeps the line inside the foil. Not enough room for a knot.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-24-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By meboater
help me identify this

Please help me identify this furler. I need to replace the halyard. There is a slug on the end of the halyard, with no way to simply replace the rope.

Any thoughts on who make it?

I think...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2012
Replies: 115
Views: 23,429
Posted By meboater
Re: Largest Semi-Trailerable Sailboat ???

I would go for the boat referenced earlier, as it can be towed without a hitch. (http://sailingtexas.com/201101/sclippermarine32100.html)

"Excellent trailer, made 600-mile trip last summer without...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-26-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By meboater
Re: how to rig this traveler.

I know this is late, but thanks for the responses. Just got back from a month on the boat. A friend helped me figure it out. Once it is rigged, it appears obvious. While it could be done with two...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-26-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By meboater
Re: how to rig this traveler.

It's a Harken on a Seaward 25.
It was originally rigged with a continous line. I used the boat for a couple days last year, boughrt new line, and feel like an idiot because I can't remember how...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-25-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By meboater
how to rig this traveler.

The boat is new to us, and IK have never used a traveler like this.

Heading out tomorrow, and cold really use some help on how to rig this.

It is like one of those puzzles, that once you know...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,179
Posted By meboater
Re: Barbecue etiquette

I had the same problem being next door to these guys.

East Boothbay Fire Washburn and Doughty Boatbuilders - YouTube


No amount of asking politely could get them to put out the fire.

It...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By meboater
Downeast and Bay of Fundy

In August, my wife and I have got a month to sail. The plan is to trailer our Seaward 25 to Rockland, and head down east. We know the coast pretty well from Portland to Stonington area, and are...
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