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Search: Posts Made By: capt jgwinks
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,396
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: West Marine pulling out of Canada

I used to work at the WM in Muskegon. Hardly been in the store since I quit about 5 years ago. Wouldn't mind if they pulled out of the US market too.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,021
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Source for good hose clamps...

We use the AWAB clamps on my commercial boats. You really crank them down tight without damaging the hose, and they don't pop loose if you over tighten them. Two things I don't like about them is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Chris Craft Sailboat Question

All the Chris Craft sailboats I've seen around here (and there's quite a few as they were built about 30 miles down the road in Holland, MI) appeared to have a glass deck and house. Looking at the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By capt jgwinks
I agree about the LED lights. You'll save a lot...

I agree about the LED lights. You'll save a lot of amps. Get them on E bay or Amazon, not a marine supply place. I just got a 10 pack of bulbs for my cabin lights for $29 shipping included as opposed...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Pearson 33 Ice Box Conversion

I have one of those in my Columbia 36. It was cheapest unit I could find to replace my ancient Cold Machine when it crapped out. It was a very easy install and while the power usage is not published...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,953
Posted By capt jgwinks
Run far, run fast. Its not repairable in any...

Run far, run fast. Its not repairable in any practical sense of the word.
Forum: Engines 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 551
Posted By capt jgwinks
While looking on E bay for a new shaft for my...

While looking on E bay for a new shaft for my boat, I saw several with both ends tapered. Listings said they were out of ski boats, so they do exist and couplers should be available, but maybe not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,597
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: A GOOD multimeter (that won't break the bank)

Periodically Harbor Freight offers a basic one for free with purchase of something else. Yea it's a Chinese POS but you won't feel bad if you break it or get it wet. I've got two of them now and they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Refinishing loop rails

I've had better luck gluing the chipped off pieces in before stripping off the finish. That way you're not rounding off the edges of the hole and you're sanding the old finish and excess glue off all...
Forum: Engines 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 551
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Beneteau shaft coupling

I think you can get one from Buck with no shaft hole at all. Having a shop drill one of those to match your shaft should be cheaper than having them build it from scratch. Or you could get one with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By capt jgwinks
My deck paint's doing the same thing on a few,...

My deck paint's doing the same thing on a few, but not all the places I did repairs. Epoxy can be difficult to prep for paint. Develops a waxy blush that must be completely removed before sanding....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 91
Views: 5,208
Posted By capt jgwinks
A stinkpotter once told me that the only thing he...

A stinkpotter once told me that the only thing he ever climbs onto some one elses boat fix is slapping hslyards. And he uses a sharp knife to do it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,122
Posted By capt jgwinks
"Every vessel shall at all times maintain a...

"Every vessel shall at all times maintain a proper lookout..."
Forum: Boat Reviews 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By capt jgwinks
I'd probably run away from that one unless I was...

I'd probably run away from that one unless I was looking for a continuing project to keep me busy and poor. (I own one of those now, wouldn't do it again.) Deck core is most likely wet, and while...
Forum: Diesel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By capt jgwinks
You could try mounting your electric pump as...

You could try mounting your electric pump as close to the tank as possible. That way your putting pressure on the line instead of vacuum. (Don't leave it there permanently). That might let you see...
Forum: Diesel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,025
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Universal diesel 5416 - oil change

As Denise said, the pump shaft may push into the pump body slightly causing not enough clearance to get the snap ring back on. It's no big deal, just pull the shaft out of the pump slightly and try...
Forum: Diesel 10-19-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,014
Posted By capt jgwinks
Where to get it depends on the type of t-stat. My...

Where to get it depends on the type of t-stat. My 5411 uses a Dole type unit thats smaller diameter and available only in the marine market. $82 at Moyer and $145 from TOAD.
If yours is the larger...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,046
Posted By capt jgwinks
I bought a quart of Pettit Cabincoat interior...

I bought a quart of Pettit Cabincoat interior paint and noted that it looked, smelled, and acted like ordinary latex house paint. I used up the quart painting the plastic laminate covered bulkheads...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 952
Posted By capt jgwinks
The drain should have a loop, valve, plug, or...

The drain should have a loop, valve, plug, or something to keep the cold air from flowing down into the bilge. Your fridge unit will run less and/or ice will last longer.
Forum: Diesel 10-16-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By capt jgwinks
Was the engine in time before the pump work?...

Was the engine in time before the pump work? Mating surfaces clean, no gasket, only spray sealant?
Rebuilding the pump is not supposed to alter the timing. When I had mine done the timing did not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-14-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: VC 17 or SR 21

I think the overcoating issue is mainly for performance. You wouldn't want to put a super smooth super slippery coating over a nasty rough surface, but there may be some paints that VC or SR might ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-10-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 1,924
Posted By capt jgwinks
Here in Michigan, the State requires you to...

Here in Michigan, the State requires you to register with them whether your documented or not. Fee is $240 for 3 years on a 36 footer. The only advantage to being documented here is you don't have to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-05-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 3,290
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Building or buying a 30ft cruiser

Been there, done that, didn't even get the t shirt. You can buy a used boat a hell of a lot cheaper than you can build one. And, the time required is astounding. Half the guys who start a project...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-04-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,012
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Ace Hardware Antifreeze deal

For your plumbing it should be fine if your temps don't go below -30 or so. Use the good stuff in the engine.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-04-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Type 4 tied to stern pulpit

US Coast Guard regulations for COMMERCIAL vessels require a Type IV with a 100 foot floating line attached to the boat. No such requirement for private vessels.
Having your ONLY Type IV tied to the...
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