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Search: Posts Made By: p32
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-27-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 4,957
Posted By p32
I just called Mastry. They told me they have...

I just called Mastry. They told me they have parts and service manuals in stock for the 2gm engine and the Kanzaki KM2A trans. He did ask me if the engine was a 2gm or a 2gm-20. He also said the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-26-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 4,957
Posted By p32
Alignment tools simply consist of a feeler gauge...

Alignment tools simply consist of a feeler gauge that allows measurements to 1000's of an inch and the appropriately sized wrenches for the nuts on the engine mounts, oh yeah, and lots of patience.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-24-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 4,957
Posted By p32
Given enough room to work the shaft away from the...

Given enough room to work the shaft away from the transmission flange there is no reason you should not be able to remove the transmission in the water. On some boats there may be hull structure...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-21-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By p32
Without spending lotsa time to give a definitive...

Without spending lotsa time to give a definitive answer I can offer the McMaster-Carr site as a possible resource (http://www.mcmaster.com/). I have found many hard to find things there and always...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-02-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,208
Posted By p32
Check the mixing elbow, that's the piece where...

Check the mixing elbow, that's the piece where the raw water enters the engine exhaust flow. Usually the exhaust is a rubber hose after the mixing elbow. Mixing elbows have a rough and relatively...
Forum: herSailNet 06-06-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 1,881
Posted By p32
Baby on Board- Sleeping?

We were strictly weekend cruisers, nothing long term. We had success with one of the folding portable cribs and set it up in on the bunk formed by dropping the settee table. It just fit between the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-25-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By p32
Anchor Float

We use this technique when I go out grouper fishing with a friend in the Gulf of Mexico. We regularly anchor in 100+ feet of water. Obviously its a drag to pull the anchor to move to a new spot,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-27-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 2,467
Posted By p32
Golf cart batteries

I have 6 Trojan T-105''s in my boat. I have them configured in series-parallel as described by boatbum above, then in banks of 4 and 2. I use the 2 battery bank as the starting battery and the 4...
Forum: herSailNet 01-10-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 16,643
Posted By p32
What makes a good family cruiser boat?

I would recommend taking ghostsailors suggestion (boat show), but take it to the next level. Charter a couple different kinds of boats. Use the charter as both a vacation and an evaluation. A week...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-07-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 1,566
Posted By p32
Small outboards

I have had a 5hp Nissan 2 cycle with external gas tank for about 8yrs. Still starts on the first or second pull. I use it on a approx 9ft Seaworthy (boatus brand) hard transom/wood floor dingy. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-07-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,800
Posted By p32
Battery Chargers

In my experience the quoted amp rating on a battery charger is the output amps (from charger to the batteries). The input amps (panel to charger) will be about 1/10 of that rating. The 1/10 figure...
Forum: Chartering 01-05-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 997
Posted By p32
Weight Reduction Plan

We did a 7 day charter in the BVI''s in May. There were 4 of us: 2 adults, 2 kids (girls age 7, 10). I played mean/evil daddy and only allowed 1 carry on for each of us. My fam thought this very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By p32
General purpose pumps

I have a "Topsider MVP Oil Changer/Multi-Purpose Pump"...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-15-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 16,680
Posted By p32
Battery Charger Test

In addition to testing the charger, check all the connections from the charger to the batteries. Make sure they are all clean, bright, and tight. Include all the grounding wires in your check. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-03-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By p32
Holding tank in Jeanneau 51

There is a book out by Peggie Hall called "Get Rid of Boat Odors: A Boat Owners Guide to Marine Sanitation Systems and Other Sources of Aggravation and Odor " that would probably give you some good...
Forum: Chartering 10-29-2004
Replies: 14
Views: 3,348
Posted By p32
Last minute charter in BVI''''s

I''d add to that, let the boys plan a day or two. By planning the day I mean planning departure and arrival times, picking the destination, doing the navigation and the sailing or motoring if they...
Forum: Chartering 10-22-2004
Replies: 14
Views: 3,348
Posted By p32
Last minute charter in BVI''''s

John,
Since you obviously have significant experience in VI chartering and are recommending a US based start, I''d be interested to hear your thoughts on a couple of questions. I''m assuming since...
Forum: Chartering 10-21-2004
Replies: 14
Views: 3,348
Posted By p32
Last minute charter in BVI''''s

The name of the place we used to provision was Bobby''s Marketplace http://www.bobbysmarketplace.com/ . We were a little reluctant to rely on them for all our provisions since it was our first time,...
Forum: Chartering 10-20-2004
Replies: 14
Views: 3,348
Posted By p32
Last minute charter in BVI''''s

Foulies?? You''re in the Caribbean mon, don''t need no foulies!
Just kidding, personally when we went in late May we did not bring any and did not miss them. Did get very wet one morning though....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-18-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 6,055
Posted By p32
slight oil slick in diesel engine exhaust

This from a google search cuz I was curious, I can claim very little knowledge on my own:

Symtom:Unburned engine oil in exhaust:
1)Leak in oil cooler.
2)Bad shaft seal on raw water pump. ...
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