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Forum: Diesel   11-11-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 936
Posted By telekitr
Yanmar gear case cover removal

We need to remove our fuel injection pump for a rebuild on our Yanmar 3JH2. As would be the case, many things need to be taken off first in order to get the pump out. Currently working on getting the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-02-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By telekitr
Tank cleanout

Hello everyone...we are currently in the process of rebuilding our Passport 40 and are at the point of wanting to do a complete cleanout and scrubbing of both our SS water tanks and our Diesel fuel...
Forum: Passport   11-06-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 3,395
Posted By telekitr
The builders of our boat(I have#66) have sunk...

The builders of our boat(I have#66) have sunk 1/4" steel or iron plates behind all of the bolts for not only your stanchions but anything that appears to be thru bolted. These plates are drilled and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-25-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 1,236
Posted By telekitr
Quick vs Lofrans windlass

So we are at the point where we need to make a decision on the windlass for our Passport 40. We've pretty much decided on a vertical, capstan/gypsy, 1500-1700w power range.
The Quick Argos has a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-03-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,298
Posted By telekitr
Thanks for you replys so far. Cam..I agree that...

Thanks for you replys so far. Cam..I agree that having 2 dedicated gypsies and hawse pipes is the optimum way to go. We have not chosen the windlass as of yet and will consider carefully. John....our...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-02-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,298
Posted By telekitr
Secondary anchor retrieval

We are redesigning the anchoring platform on our Passport. Our windlass of choice from a cost and space saving standpoint is a vertical format with drum and gypsy. Retrieval of the primary, all...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-15-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 2,235
Posted By telekitr
PEX tubing

Hi all, well the ongoing restoration of our P40 has progressed to the rip out the old plumbing stage. I would like to color code the new plumbing....red for hot and blue for cold. I am doing some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-06-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,393
Posted By telekitr
similiar situation

I have recently pulled up the teak deck on my boat with the plan to clean up the core (replace if necessary), fair over with a new top layer of fiberglass, awlgrip and non skid the deck. Teak is gone...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-21-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 3,518
Posted By telekitr
weather..weather...weather

Sounds like a great trip. Weather at this time of year can be a bit tricky although certainly not a show stopper. Be aware that you are going during Hurricane season. ( June-December in the Atlantic)...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-21-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 4,204
Posted By telekitr
Rolling hitch thumbs up

I have successfully used the rolling hitch method for years. Nothing extra to buy, no extra weak link, the knot is easy to tie and is a knot that comes in handy in lots of other applications (so it's...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-20-2008
Replies: 94
Views: 64,964
Posted By telekitr
Bbq

And how do you secure the BBQ?

Labatt......never less than 18 lashings of 1" 3 braid for that dern BBQ!!! If that puppy goes over the side you are toast!!!!!!!
How you doing Chris?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-05-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 5,797
Posted By telekitr
Pre work pump out

Not only should you get a pump out...but while the machine is running, manually pump lots of extra water thru the system so that you can really clean it out. This will be worth the extra time spent...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-30-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 6,826
Posted By telekitr
Plexus

Plexus works very well. It will not take out the scratchs but will polish nicely to the point where the scratchs will be less noticable. I recommed this to all of my customers.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-10-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 5,177
Posted By telekitr
Thanks for the lead

Val, thanks for this lead. I will call him to get a second opinion. As you can read from my post just above, I am in the process of making the decision. I will say this about Espar....this is a unit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-10-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 5,177
Posted By telekitr
Thanks for the Espar advice

Thanks to all that gave me some feedback on our heater. TB, your situation is sort of where I'm at. I do know that the D3L unit that I have does work. It came on a Passport 40 that I purchased this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-09-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 5,177
Posted By telekitr
Espar heater/Ocean Options

Hey all. I am cleaning up an older Espar heater and find that I need some parts to make it like new. I'm told by the east coast dealer that they will not sell parts except for a few of the basic...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-22-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 3,416
Posted By telekitr
Been there done that...

Done that.......I didn't want to sound like a Bambi American in my posting so I kept it general. I'm quite sure that many nations played a role in the decision. We should not go there regarding any...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-21-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 3,416
Posted By telekitr
Thanks

Just heard on the news that for the time being anyway...the whaling is once again been halted. Thanks to David and to all that had the ability to make their voices heard.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-06-2007
Replies: 72
Views: 9,482
Posted By telekitr
You got it.....

You got that right.....if you don't want to get burned, get out of the fire.
Forum: Living Aboard   12-06-2007
Replies: 96
Views: 14,662
Posted By telekitr
Reflectex

Try cutting some of that Reflectex foiled bubble wrap to fit into the windows and hatchs. You could custom cut to fit snuggly in, wrap the edges with duct tape. They would cut down the light into the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-04-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 2,270
Posted By telekitr
Stratoglass...

In my professional opinion....speaking from 30 years of designing and working with this stuff, Stratoglass is a nice option at this time. Stratoglass has not been around all that time but when I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-03-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 2,940
Posted By telekitr
Hello...this is Telekitr calling.....

Sorry guys. Been wrapped up with getting Iemanja covered before that low pressure redevelopes off the Cape and dumps a ton of snow on us.
Done now and I should have time to get into the shed in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-30-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 2,940
Posted By telekitr
SD.....mine is the only boat that is connected on...

SD.....mine is the only boat that is connected on this outlet. The shore power cord comes out of the cockpit recepitcal and down inside the garage of my shop and plugs into a short adaptor which...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-29-2007
Replies: 3,408
Views: 884,789
Posted By telekitr
Currently Lake Champlain then......???:)

Currently Lake Champlain then......???:)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-29-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 2,940
Posted By telekitr
Good suggestions

thanks guys for your suggestions. The RP light is the one on the AC panel itself. I will check for loose connections as suggested. Right now however, it looks like we are going to have a whopper of a...
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