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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By aloof
Re: Frozen cotter pins...HELP!

Why not remove the bolt and tang? The bolt probably goes all the way thru the mast. Disassembling the whole thing may expose a multitude of sins that built up over the 20 years. A stuck cotter is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By Stumble
Re: Frozen cotter pins...HELP!

A pair of high quality vice grips (ie, not harbor freight ones) can normally get enough of a grip to spin the clevis pin out. If that doesn't work then use the dremmel to cut flats in the head. This...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,340
Posted By chall03
Re: Why buy new rigging?

What do you use the boat for?

I find there are two schools of thought when it comes to rigging, extreme optimism and extreme pessimism.

Just because you can't see anything wrong doesn't mean...
Forum: Diesel   07-31-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Transmission goes CLUNK!

The manual for my Hurth transmission states that you can go from forward to reverse at full rpm but in the case of emergency only.

I think the answer is that you should try to avoid it, but so...
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-06-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,650
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Removing a birds nest behind the panel!

The blue ones are most commonly stocked, but I've seen them for larger gauges as well. I'd guess a serach for "AMP Faston Terminal Insulated" would find them, or contacting AMP directly. They've got...
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-04-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,650
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Removing a birds nest behind the panel!

Heat shrink qds aren't easy to find but you can get fully insulated ones (counts most for the female side) even at Home Depot. Often out of stock but sometimes there.

2-520182-2: AMP Faston...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 4,382
Posted By IStream
Re: Lubing Ball Valves (tip/trick)

The smaller Forespar Marelon valves are prone to shearing the stem off, leaving the ball in whatever position it was in. See the last picture in Maine's original post. The stem has sheared off near...
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-18-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,650
Posted By capta
Re: Removing a birds nest behind the panel!

My biggest question is what are the chances of getting water in this bilge? It looks dry, but should you take on water in some quantity, will you then have to redo all those electrical connections?
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-18-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,650
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Removing a birds nest behind the panel!

I like the concept of moving the neg bus bar out which would remove half of the wires with it, making more room behind the panel. How many circuits are unswitched? I don't like the idea of unswitched...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-06-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By CalebD
Re: Outhaul repair/replacement

McMaster Carr has quite a number of sizes of delrin sheaves in stock sizes.
I used one when I replaced an internal boom sheave for our outhaul.
Second Amsteel line instead of wire rope.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-06-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By Stumble
Re: Outhaul repair/replacement

Replacing the wire with dyneema is a pretty simple conversion, and absolutely worth doing.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-06-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By AlaskaMC
Re: Outhaul repair/replacement

Try Grainger. They have wire, rope and other sheaves from Ronstan and other vendors. After trying to find them myself at sailing shops like WM with no luck, they had everything I needed for 5 bucks...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-06-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By Stumble
Re: Outhaul repair/replacement

That is one seriously old school system. For what it's worth I would go to an internal cascade system with a clew strap. But there are a number of places to get those sheaves. Zephyrwerks - The...
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-02-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By SVTatia
Re: What (was) this connection for?

That looks like a butchered engine electrical harness that connects to the instrument panel.
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By transmitterdan
Replacement circuit breaker

32VDC is the maximum rating. So it is ok for up to 32V. 12 is less than 32 so it's ok. If it is corroded then replacement is a good idea.
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-25-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By FDR14127
Exclamation Re: Replacement circuit breaker

Requirements for AC main breakers on boats changed as of Jan. 1 You should read:

Electric Shock Drowning (ESD) Explained - Seaworthy Magazine - BoatUS...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-24-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Replacement circuit breaker

Blue Seas offers the type of breaker you linked to in 25, 30, and 40 amp sizes.
285-Series - Blue Sea Systems (http://www.bluesea.com/products/category/Circuit_Breakers/285-Series)

The fuse or...
Forum: Racing   04-19-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,116
Posted By Stumble
Re: When do coast guard regulations not apply?

Ok, I will say it again with more authority and cites. While racing the only rules that pally between racing boats are the Racing Rules of Sailing (or local rules). The colregs do not apply (at least...
Forum: Diesel   02-28-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By TQA
Re: Oil level too high?

1/4 inch will be OK.

4 inches will not.
Forum: Diesel   02-27-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Oil level too high?

1/4" of oil will have nothing to do with a runaway engine. The oil level has to get high enough (typically several inches) to get sucked up past the piston rings, in order to be combusted. 1/4" of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-23-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 3,066
Posted By Classic30
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

Although white paint does indeed provide UV protection (as does varnish!) and moisture protection, on traditional boats, varnish was used wherever there was a lot of wear (like the parts of the mast...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-23-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 3,066
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

up and down actually

always good to have spreaders slightly angled up so you never have them slap down, made fast to the shoruds

they flex quite a bit...when the mast pumps, if ot does,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-23-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 3,066
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

the tops get more sunburnt so you reflect it off using white paint and then the bottoms look nice when looking up...you know wooden boats

jajaja
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-23-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 3,066
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

You can see rot developing under varnish as well and since the underside is where it starts.....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-22-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 3,066
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

a couple of shorts of clear, kiln dried fir would be a whole lot more available and cheaper than any exotic woods. Hardwoods are inappropriate for uses like spreaders - ever heard of a teak mast or...
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