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Forum: Diesel   12-08-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 4,897
Posted By roline
Re: Balmar Alternator Eating Belts

I installed a Yanmar 80 amp alt on a 2GM20. I consider this to be the very upper limit for a single belt drive. I keep a couple spare belts on board, but the current belt has over 50 hrs on it and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-08-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,347
Posted By roline
Re: Rolly Tasker vs US-based

I priced a new light #1 from several lofts and went with a RT sail from Derk at National Sail supply. It was a perfect fit for the boat and I ended up winning more races in light air. It is still...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-05-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 4,564
Posted By roline
Stove Stowage

I switched from pressure alchohol to LPG, included the leakage sniffers to monitor and control LPG flow. Mounted the stove on slides to access lost stowage behind it.
Its been working great for yrs,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-05-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 5,178
Posted By roline
Barrient 22 ratio 1:1 5.4:1 ...

Barrient 22
ratio 1:1 5.4:1
12" 7.6 to 1, 40.8 to 1
10" 6.3 to 1 34 to1
8" 5.1 to 1 27.2 to 1

22ST is different
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 5,226
Posted By roline
ice box to refer conversion

I needed a larger ice box, so I decided that I needed less ice. I took the guts of a Norcold unit and adapted it to the ice box. It was charged with the commercial freon from the car parts store. For...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-31-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,374
Posted By roline
Stay with the decay-insect resistant tropical...

Stay with the decay-insect resistant tropical woods, Poplar is a weak hardwood, if you insist on domestic hardwoods, maple-oak-hickory are some of the stronger / harder ones. Walnut is hard to work...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-22-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,954
Posted By roline
I rebuilt the main halyard exit sheave for my...

I rebuilt the main halyard exit sheave for my Santana525, because no one made a replacement. I modified a Harken ball-bearing wire sheave to accept 5/16 rope and replaced the hollow stainless axle...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-10-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 7,418
Posted By roline
I designed a custom shape holding tank to fit...

I designed a custom shape holding tank to fit just behind the head to minimize all of the hose lengths. The boat came with a bladder tank under the V-berth, bad idea...... SOlution was 15 gallons, 12...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-16-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,800
Posted By roline
Cal 9.2 head

A couple pics of the custom holding tank installation
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-16-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,800
Posted By roline
The Cal 9.2 came with a new bladder tank. After...

The Cal 9.2 came with a new bladder tank. After 1/2 season, I knew it had to go. I designed a custom tank to mount right behind the head and replaced it all. Tank, hoses and head. problem solved....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-29-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 8,064
Posted By roline
Propane stove with extra stowage

I replaced the Kenon alcohol with a Force 10 2 burner with Broiler stove. The shelf it was on waited the stowage behind it. I designed a slide out mount and placed a stowage box behind for pots/pans...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-29-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 6,776
Posted By roline
The conventional flax packing that I had was over...

The conventional flax packing that I had was over 6yrs old, just the fibers remained. I re-packed with GFO, took 1/2 hr and I would not recommend anything else. This stuff is great!! So far no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-01-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2,191
Posted By roline
Always, always, dig the soft coring out around...

Always, always, dig the soft coring out around any hole and fill with a thickened epoxy, top side or bottom side:
* To create a solid incompressible wall to prevent the loss of clamp load from the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-21-2010
Replies: 1,419
Views: 517,383
Posted By roline
Completed the Tortuga Triangle Trip in May, GPS...

Completed the Tortuga Triangle Trip in May, GPS worked without issue. Back light worked for Nav at night, almost a little too bright. Found the company out in California that supplied the multi-pin...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-21-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By roline
I have Interlux fiberglass bottom coat...

I have Interlux fiberglass bottom coat (black-hard) under ablative micron paint. When the shark gray color turns black, its time to do the bottom.
My other boat has VC 17 over top the VC tar.
The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-21-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 9,134
Posted By roline
I learned that it will also eat the finish off of...

I learned that it will also eat the finish off of a bow. I was only 17 up in Canada where everything that flies bites and the only area that was free for a meal was around my hand, palm where I could...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-17-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 7,334
Posted By roline
FLAX Packing replacement with GFO

Just completed an in the water packing gland transplant. The old flax rings would squeak at low speed, always leaked at the dock and at speed. The packing could not be tightened further. When I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-14-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By roline
My boat Cal 9.2 had a set of Barient 25 winches....

My boat Cal 9.2 had a set of Barient 25 winches. I wanted self tailing and scrounged Ebay for 6yrs until I found a pair of Barient 27-48's. They had the same base dia and drum dia as the 25's. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-07-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 962
Posted By roline
I'm a firm believer of the Interlux InterProtect...

I'm a firm believer of the Interlux InterProtect 2000E/2001E Epoxy Primer as the last barrier coat underneath the bottom paint, except not for vinyl VC paints. A quick scuff of the existing epoxy for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-07-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,328
Posted By roline
I put 2 100AH AGM's in the house bank. That was...

I put 2 100AH AGM's in the house bank. That was 6yrs ago and they still performing well. Advantage is the AGM's have a quicker charge acceptance, so they can absorb the charge quicker that the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-05-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,497
Posted By roline
We from the place of fun and sun don't always...

We from the place of fun and sun
don't always flush for #1,
We would be pleased if you do
Always flush for #2.

Sign from the BVI
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-31-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,422
Posted By roline
The Yanmar engines (2GM20 also) filter has a bolt...

The Yanmar engines (2GM20 also) filter has a bolt with phillips head slots and a copper washer and a smaller screw with a plastic washer for the bleed screw. IF you use the larger bolt, the copper...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-31-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,210
Posted By roline
Propane can be found with an oil additive that...

Propane can be found with an oil additive that prevents the steel tanks from rusting. We discovered that we were creating a lot of CO at work to the point of excessive CO buildup in the blood, dizzy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-31-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,224
Posted By roline
I was able to remove the 40 gallon tank in my Cal...

I was able to remove the 40 gallon tank in my Cal 9.2 and take it home for cleaning. There was a little bit of brace and reinforcement removal to get it out. After a week of multiple weak bleach...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-31-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,243
Posted By roline
Both polyester and epoxy resins have an...

Both polyester and epoxy resins have an exothermic reactions to release energy to obtain a stable lower energy level which happens to be a crosslinked solid. Polyester resins can even crosslink in...
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