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Search: Posts Made By: Cal31Windchaser
Forum: Outboard 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Is there a better way to change gear oil?

Just had the "pleasure" of changing the gear oil in my outboard. By the time I was able to unscrew the pump hose and fumbled to get the threaded plug back in I had released a large portion of what I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,587
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: I need more horsepower

PorFin, great question. Just did new bottom paint. Smooth as silk. I just did, however, look at a propeller website that allows one to calculate prop diameter and pitch based on boat and engine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,587
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: I need more horsepower

SJ34, very interesting. You are correct that I only displace 9170 lbs. and add about 1500 lbs when loaded to go sailing.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,587
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: I need more horsepower

Thank you PorFin. My engine doesn't have a tach., but am reasonably sure it revs all the way up at WOT. I couldn't see any size/pitch markings on the prop when last out of the water so will likely...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,587
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: I need more horsepower

Dave E, I don't think your comment was negative at all. If that is the case, it just is. I need to be pulled back to reality occasionally. So, that being the situation the question now is to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,587
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: I need more horsepower

Gladrags1, thinking about it you might be on to something. We have had the boat for only a year and recently motored from Chattanooga, TN to Carrabelle, FL. Best boat speed I could get motoring in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,587
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: I need more horsepower

Thank you Celenoglu for the quick response. I found a website awhile back on computing minimum shaft diameters for generators and understand for a given Hp the shaft size will increase with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,587
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
I need more horsepower

My 1980 Cal 31 is currently equipped with a Universal 16hp inboard diesel engine. Most of the time it is fine, but we have run into situations wherein the horsepower just isn't enough to power...
Forum: Engines 01-17-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Stern tube grease and propeller shaft

Julien, not sure what CalebD sent you but it sounds like he might know more about your particular boat model and situation. I was just saying that if my prop shaft had so much lateral movement that...
Forum: Engines 01-17-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Stern tube grease and propeller shaft

Hi, none of my boats have had grease in the propeller shaft tube. It is correct that water must get to and weep through the packing gland to keep it cool, unless it is one of those new dripless...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-23-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,132
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Storage in Florida for a year?

smurphny, thanks for the lead on the mold packs. Their information indicates that it controls mold growth by depleting oxygen in the air. Sounds like it would work best on a boat that is sealed up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-23-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,132
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Storage in Florida for a year?

smurphny, does the smell of the mold packs dissipate quickly after opening the boat? I also like leaving a tarp above the cockpit and roof. Due to frequent very high winds from
Florida's summer...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-21-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,132
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Storage in Florida for a year?

bratzcpa, we plan on doing the same thing but at Glades Storage. I am considering options as well and have included an ozone generator on my list. We have used one in the home for some 30 years and...
Forum: News Feeds 12-16-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Sailboat crew wants to sink perceptions about abilities of people with MS - Hanfo

Greetings, my wife has had MS since 1996 and we still travel on our sailboat. She obviously has to make some allowances for her disability but still loves to be on the water.

We would be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-02-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,175
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Blister Repair - How we did it.

SHNOOL and mf70, thanks for the responses. My wife says redoing the boat bottom is probably much like having a baby. It hurts like the dickens at the time but as time goes on the pain is forgotten....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,175
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Blister Repair - How we did it.

1. In fact I tried Interlux's stripper on places where it was difficult to sand with the machine. The Interlux product was useless. Maybe there are other products out there for use on fibreglass...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,175
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Blister Repair - How we did it.

The boat is fairly new to me and wanted to get some personal history on blister development before spending the money on a barrier coat. My working theory is that once the existing blisters were...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,175
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Blister Repair - How we did it.

Here are pictures of the bottom at pre-purchase haul out.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,175
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Blister Repair - How we did it.

Here is a shot while we were removing the bottom paint. Initially didn't remove all of the paint but went back and sanded all off as the filler was reacting with the remaining epoxy bottom paint...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,175
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Blister Repair - How we did it.

Just finished repairing blisters on our 1980 Cal 31. It had been in fresh water all its life and had not been hauled for many years prior to our purchase in Jan. 2014. Here is what we did.

1....
Forum: Cal 11-09-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 24,496
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Cal 31

Jeflaba, you are right on target about the Cal31 icebox. It is too big and too poorly insulated for a typical add-on refrigeration unit. Our previous owner tried to improve by drilling holes in the...
Forum: Cal 09-16-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 24,496
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Cal 31

Hello Tankersteve,

Congratulations on acquiring your Cal 31. When I purchased my 1980 model I found several things needed immediate attention.

1. The boat was in fresh water and had not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,993
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Mystery water in bilge in CAL-29

I fully understand. My 31 will not go back into the water until this winter, so for right now my water in the bilge mystery will have to wait. Meantime I have rebedded everything on deck with butyl...
Forum: Cal 07-14-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 24,496
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Cal 31

Jeflaba, was thinking about refrigeration. I put a 12volt Adler Barber in the icebox on my previous Cal35 and was a little underwhelmed with the performance. I think the box was too big for the...
Forum: Cal 07-14-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 24,496
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Cal 31

Jeflaba, thanks for the response back. I did some more measuring and think I have a plan that will fit a 6' long bimini from the mainsheet, which is connected at the bridgedeck like yours, to just...
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