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Search: Posts Made By: brianontheroad
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-22-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 3,255
Posted By brianontheroad
Sandusky -- I was thinking about something...

Sandusky -- I was thinking about something similar, g/flex's flexability/strength is particularly interesting for this type of application -- I'm leaning towards 5200 the joint but grind it back back...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-22-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 3,255
Posted By brianontheroad
Jimscal, how did you treat the joint before...

Jimscal,

how did you treat the joint before applying 5200?

Thanks!

Brian
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-22-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 3,255
Posted By brianontheroad
You're right, the keel isn't supposed to move --...

You're right, the keel isn't supposed to move -- but I'm pretty sure it does a little as that's where the crack in the old sealant came from, I've re-torqed the keel bolts so hopefully that keeps it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 3,255
Posted By brianontheroad
G/Flex, Flexypoxy for Keel Hull Joint?

I've removed all the sealant in the keel hull joint (I'm not dropping the keel this year.......that requires cutting out the floor and pulling the mast -- negatory) and was originally planning on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-21-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 3,554
Posted By brianontheroad
you can replace just the nuts -- you can remove...

you can replace just the nuts -- you can remove the nuts and inspect it if you can get it to turn....your keel should have several bolts holding it on, each one rated to hold thousands of pounds of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-19-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By brianontheroad
Bracing wind generator/solar panel pole

some kind family/friends built me a mount for my wind generator and solar panel out of a 9' long 3" aluminum tubing mounted on welded to a .5" thick plate which is mounted to the deck/toe rail and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-22-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 791
Posted By brianontheroad
Monitor Windvane Wheel Adapter jury rig

I bought an old monitor about a year ago and didn't realize that it came off a tiller boat...doh, I'm about to fit it to the back of the boat (last minute pre-cruise addition) and I definitely don't...
Forum: Diesel 03-03-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 953
Posted By brianontheroad
Westerbeke w27 Tachometer/Gauge Issues

I just rebuilt my Westerbeke w27, runs great but in our hurry to get it out of the boat we didn't take good notes about the wiring harness and I'm having a hard time getting the control panel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-01-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,979
Posted By brianontheroad
I've tried flip flopping the manual/auto...

I've tried flip flopping the manual/auto connections and it does the same thing either way and runs continuously even if it's not in the bilge (like if it's in my hand). I have it oriented like...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-01-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,979
Posted By brianontheroad
Whale 650 automatic bilge pump electrical issues?

I bought a whale supersub 650 because I liked it's shape, the deepest area of my bilge is a v and the rules and other standard bilge pumps just sit on top of the V and don't get that last little bit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-27-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 6,914
Posted By brianontheroad
I have a fiberglass sole, I just want to cover it...

I have a fiberglass sole, I just want to cover it with a veneer...local wood companies will be my next check, but was hoping to find something and a general price range on the internet

thanks!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-27-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 6,914
Posted By brianontheroad
Teak and Holly Veneer Only?

Does it exist? my google searches have come up nil, just synthetics and then a few random places that I have to call to order, obviously they put the veneer on plywood but I can't find it anywhere
...
Forum: Diesel 12-14-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,810
Posted By brianontheroad
thinking about pulling the head and checking the...

thinking about pulling the head and checking the cylinders -- maybe giving the pistons a little assistance from above, the head gasket is still available but no one has the cylinder head bolts :( ...
Forum: Diesel 12-13-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,810
Posted By brianontheroad
I pulled the injectors and it was wet where the...

I pulled the injectors and it was wet where the injectors go into the case, but it was diesel, could have been mixed with water but not a major detectable amount....I'd been trying to start it before...
Forum: Diesel 12-11-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,810
Posted By brianontheroad
I removed the fuel injectors this morning and...

I removed the fuel injectors this morning and filled the slots they were in marvel mystery oil and pb blaster, I'll let that soak and keep trying to turn the crank shaft pulley every so often

Wish...
Forum: Diesel 12-10-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,810
Posted By brianontheroad
still working on pulling the injectors -- I think...

still working on pulling the injectors -- I think it's a hydrolock/oxidation combination the engine hasn't been started in several months.....

any advice on unseizing an engine is definitely...
Forum: Diesel 12-10-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,810
Posted By brianontheroad
good news -- starter works, took it off and...

good news -- starter works, took it off and jumped it.....

way worse news....engine is seized, tried to manually turn it but no joy, sprayed lots of pb blaster on valve springs with them...
Forum: Diesel 12-09-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,810
Posted By brianontheroad
Westerbeke 27 doesn't crank

We rewired Illusion recently and since then haven't been able to get the starter to turn at all -- the starting battery was dead, I recently replaced it but I think I still have an electrical issue...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-25-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By brianontheroad
I'm concerned about the age of the unit, but the...

I'm concerned about the age of the unit, but the bearings have been recently replaced, what about the brushes etc.? Anyone have an older unit 5 years + ?

Thanks!
Brian
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-25-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By brianontheroad
1 vote KISS.....

1 vote KISS.....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-25-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By brianontheroad
New AIR-X verses Used KISS

I have a 1967 Chris Craft Apache, with a pretty narrow stern (around 5 to 6 feet) and not much room for a crazy mounting apparatus. I have an offer down to buy a 10 year old (1999) KISS wind...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-01-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By brianontheroad
Funky Winches!

Anyone ever seen one of these before and have any idea how to take it apart? I have two of these on my 1967 Chris Craft Apache that are frozen that need to come off for service and so I can paint my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-14-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 319
Posted By brianontheroad
In San Fran for the weekend anyone sailing?

Hi there sail netters! My girlfriend and I are in town for the weekend from South Carolina and would love to get out on the bay. We're 25 @ 28, live aboards on our Chris Craft Apache who are going...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-13-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By brianontheroad
In San Fran for the weekend anyone sailing?

Hi there sail netters! My girlfriend and I are in town for the weekend from South Carolina and would love to get out on the bay. We're 25 @ 28, live aboards on our Chris Craft Apache who are going...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,716
Posted By brianontheroad
thanks! How does it do with gel coat?

thanks! How does it do with gel coat?
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