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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 4,364
Posted By WJM
Re: Santana 28

Hi,
Really don't know, to many variables ie. maintenance, hours etc. Mines still running strong but I tend to go easy on it, being it's almost 40 years old with raw water cooling! If it's got the...
Forum: Electrical Systems   12-30-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,287
Posted By WJM
Re: Help Volvo MD5A idiot light wiring

Hi Rocter,
Thanks for the reply, I haven't had a chance to get down to the boat yet. Hopefully this coming weekend. I'll report back what I find.
Thanks again everyone for your feedback.
Bill
Forum: Electrical Systems   12-17-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,287
Posted By WJM
Re: Help Volvo MD5A idiot light wiring

Thanks "hellosailor" I will have to take a closer look, I didn't see any markings or labels at all on the alternator but will look again. Will also check out pink wire type.
Bill
Forum: Electrical Systems   12-16-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,287
Posted By WJM
Help Volvo MD5A idiot light wiring

Trying to get all the original idiot lights working on the boat I just bought. It's a Santana 28 with a Volvo MD5A diesel the oil pressure and water temp are pretty straight forward but having...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-11-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,364
Posted By WJM
Re: Santana 28

Hi pknopf I'm very happy with my Santana, for the price point she's well made, fast and points well. I really like the spaciousness of the cabin layout as well. I believe there are at least two...
Forum: Diesel   11-13-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,021
Posted By WJM
Re: Volvo Penta MD5 Exhaust Pipe Elbow

Glad boats ok Greg, interested to know what your welder says. My welder says he would rather braze it?
Forum: Diesel   11-06-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,021
Posted By WJM
Re: Volvo Penta MD5 Exhaust Pipe Elbow

Hope the boat faired well Greg.
Bill
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-04-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,364
Posted By WJM
Re: Santana 28

Pulled one of the winches off the mast today to inspect corrosion between winch base and mast. It's not corroded through but it looks like it's bad enough that I may have to have some plates welded...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-03-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,364
Posted By WJM
Re: Santana 28

Hmmm good to know Faster, I hadn't heard that about Poli Glow.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-02-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,364
Posted By WJM
Re: Santana 28

Making progress, bottoms painted, thru hulls and seacocks replaced also used poli glow on hull to brighten her up a bit and replaced old Signet knot meter and depth sounder with a Raymarine ST40...
Forum: Diesel   10-27-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,021
Posted By WJM
Re: Volvo Penta MD5 Exhaust Pipe Elbow

Thanks Paladin, I'm going to take it to a welder as you recommend. Wondering how it went for GMC?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-26-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,364
Posted By WJM
Re: Santana 28

Thanks everyone, she does have great headroom and I really like the layout, feels very spacious and the sleeping berths are quite generous. She needs some TLC ie. bottom paint, thru hulls , seacocks,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-25-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,364
Posted By WJM
Re: Santana 28

Bought the boat it needs a little TLC: bottom paint, thru hulls, seacocks, etc. Here's some pics....
Forum: Diesel   10-20-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,021
Posted By WJM
Re: Volvo Penta MD5 Exhaust Pipe Elbow

I'm looking at a Santana 28 right now with same issue so I'm really hoping the weld technique works!
Thanks, Bill
Forum: Diesel   10-20-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,021
Posted By WJM
Re: Volvo Penta MD5 Exhaust Pipe Elbow

GMC how did it work out with the weld?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-18-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,364
Posted By WJM
Re: Santana 28

Having it hauled out tomorrow morning. I'll keep you posted, wish me luck.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-17-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,364
Posted By WJM
Re: Santana 28

Feeling a bit concerned as to what the bottom condition will be as the owner says he hasn't had the bottom painted in 8 years! Probably hasn't replaced the anodes either? He does have the bottom...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-14-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,364
Posted By WJM
Re: Santana 28

Well i'm going for the Santana 28, survey is this Friday. I'll let you know what happens.
Thanks, Bill
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-09-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,364
Posted By WJM
re: Santana 28

Thanks for the input SchockT I really like the boat but there just isn't much info out there on it. It's nice to hear some input from people familiar with the company/boat
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-09-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,364
Posted By WJM
Santana 28

Does anybody here have any knowledge on a Santana 28?
I'm looking to buy my first boat and am looking at a 1977 Santana 28 and a 1977 Cal 27-2. I can't seem to find much info on the Santana? ...
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