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Search: Posts Made By: sony2000
Forum: Electric/Hybrid 4 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 3,434
Posted By sony2000
Re: Electric repower ideas

I think there is a system for sale on craigslist Vermont.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By sony2000
Re: straighten furling foil

In my humble opinion, don't do anything. Tension on the backstay and you won't notice it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By sony2000
Re: Furler Jib: Hood Seafurl 3250

Last weekend we took on the problem of the foil and furler rising up on the stay. He has lost his black plastic clamp that should be on the swaged shank.
See if the rotation is better with less...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By sony2000
Re: high HP engine on a sailboat

Buy a McGregor 26 sailboat. They come with large outboard motors and try to bridge the two worlds of power and sail. Trailer included.:laugher
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2015
Replies: 152
Views: 9,073
Posted By sony2000
Re: Why are wheels so big?

For Sale: 24" Edson wheel, for a 1" keyed shaft.
For those days when you need more space in the cockpit for entertaining.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-16-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 868
Posted By sony2000
Re: Looking for any ideas ( Diesel smell & wood )

Any dish washing liquid cuts grease because its a detergent. Murphy's Oil is more specific. Its formulated for washing wood floors.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-15-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By sony2000
Re: Is it possible to?

What is your mast height?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-11-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 863
Posted By sony2000
Re: Mystery md2030 volvo alarm

Avionoff,
It sounds as if "glow plugs on" mode, has an electrical short. The juice goes to the glow plugs and to a ground. The excessive draw sets off the alarm.
A different tack!
The alarm sounds...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-10-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 863
Posted By sony2000
Re: Mystery md2030 volvo alarm

AVIONOFF, I believe the glow plugs are doing their thing, and it draws the voltage down to the alarm level.
Possibly the alternator should charge the battery a little higher, always.
Instead of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-07-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By sony2000
Re: Beneteau 265

"suggestions" , let sleeping dogs lie. It's fine.
For early Beneteaus, some larger models would develop wet rudders.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-06-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,158
Posted By sony2000
Re: Harken Traveler & other questions

I'm dealing with a 1973 system, with a furling boom. So I just tweek the system. This year I want to race with a loose foot.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-06-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,278
Posted By sony2000
Re: Propeller 101?

"IIRC 1" dia corresponds to 3" in pitch, within a small range. " was in your posting.

If this is true, then 18X12 is the same as 17X15 or 19X9. I strongly disagree.

It prompted me to relate the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-05-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,278
Posted By sony2000
Re: Propeller 101?

To find a used prop, start by looking for anything RH and 30mm.
Two or three blades. Folding is preferred.
Next you want a 12 P (pitch), in your selection. But you can buy 1''-2'' larger or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-05-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,278
Posted By sony2000
Re: Propeller 101?

''Very often one has to go down in dia and compensate with higher pitch. IIRC 1" dia corresponds to 3" in pitch, within a small range. ''

Isn't pitch, pitch? Irrelevant of diameter.
12'' of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-04-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,791
Posted By sony2000
Re: Islander 32

Christian.hess is in Georgia now, and knows the Islanders like no other. Ask if he could find you one not to far away, for remuneration.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-02-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,278
Posted By sony2000
Re: Propeller 101?

Here is a Max Prop 18" for a 30mm shaft. $950 USD.
Hélice Max-Prop 18" - Divers (un article) - Annonces | Les Puces Nautiques...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-02-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By sony2000
Re: Westerbeke whine

The particularities of the market place. Go for it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-02-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 863
Posted By sony2000
Re: Mystery md2030 volvo alarm

I think you said there are three sources, that can sound an alarm on your system. This new alarm is unlike any of the others. So it maybe a result of
two of your alarms coming on together, to make a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By sony2000
Re: Grenada cruising observations

My Irish/Canadian friend has his Corbin 39 turning at anchor in the Grenadines for a few years now. Victim of gremlins. Last summer at the club he mentioned, he would like to bring the boat home,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-25-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,655
Posted By sony2000
Re: Seafarer 34 centerboard swing keel removal?!

I like your description of the setup and possible improvement to the system.
Visually I have the 1'D pin, but access is from the forward bilge. I don't believe
I have a quick disconnect for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,460
Posted By sony2000
Re: What Would You Do?

Option #1 definitely. Then when you're retired, sail it south!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-11-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 2,040
Posted By sony2000
Re: Canadian Boats Selling in USA

It has even got to the point where a non national, that is working on something he owns, like a boat or condo, is considered to be "working" and thus illegal in his doings. :(
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-11-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By sony2000
Re: Paperwork Questions On Buying In/Near Mexico

With tongue in cheek, register it in Panama, for the least worries. :cool:
Forum: Racing 02-06-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 5,953
Posted By sony2000
Re: Fixed vs folding prop

ltgoshen, you may have a 1to1 transmission and not a 2to1.
I suggest you go to the Moyer Marine forum to get the proper pitch numbers for C&C Mark1.
There is an active contributor from Halifax,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,265
Posted By sony2000
Re: To stop pitching, no not horseshoes.

Jeff_H, The shifted weight forward and raising a bucket of water were thought to improve the cutting action of the hull going into the wave, as well as, generating less exposure of the bow to the...
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