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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-08-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 9,814
Posted By hshannon
Bristol Grounding

All good points. The B29.9 has two out of three lockers that go to the bilge; these would have to be shut and latched. The dorades can be taken off and there are blanks that can be placed in the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-07-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 6,680
Posted By hshannon
Our Bristol 29.9 heaves-to beautifully. We can...

Our Bristol 29.9 heaves-to beautifully. We can sit there all day. You do have to reduce the size of the jib to do this. If you have a furler, just furl in half, or more, of the jib to balance the...
Forum: Bristol   09-07-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 5,929
Posted By hshannon
Personally, I think my B29.9 is a little to light...

Personally, I think my B29.9 is a little to light to do serious off-shore work. But then it depends upon what kind of weather you get caught in. The original owner of my boat took it from Portsmouth...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-07-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 9,814
Posted By hshannon
John: We have a B29.9 and have enjoyed it...

John:

We have a B29.9 and have enjoyed it for thirteen seasons. This fall was the first time we had to hide the boat from a hurricane, which fortunately was only a mild tropical storm by the time...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-27-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 4,307
Posted By hshannon
Yanmar SB12 Starting Problem Resolved

I'll close out this thread and add some comments that may be useful to others. My problem turned out to be dirty filters, both the lift pump filter and the primary filter. I replaced these, set...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-12-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 4,307
Posted By hshannon
Define "not even getting a tiny amount"

Sawingknots:

What do you mean by "not even getting a tiny amount" of fuel at the injector? I am getting fuel at the injector if I losen the feed line at the injector and turn the engine over. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-11-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 4,307
Posted By hshannon
More Info - Not the Pump

OK, my injector pump is not bad. The problem was a misunderstanding of how the regulator works. Unlike most machines, the regulator is wide open when fully shut. I had it backed off. Closing the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-09-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 7,298
Posted By hshannon
Stuffing Box Corrosion

There is a product called Fluid Film you can use. It is a spray on anti-corrosive and mild lubircant. I spray it on anything that might corrode and now they don't. It may be hard to find and costs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-09-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 4,307
Posted By hshannon
Yanmar SB12 Fuel Pump

No. This is not the low pressure side. That is working fine. I'm on the high pressure side. All is well bled to the high pressure pump but no fuel comes out of the output side (to injector) of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-09-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 4,307
Posted By hshannon
Unhappy Yanmar SB12 Fuel Pump Problems

My 1978 went to bed last fall operating perfectly. This spring it won't start. Assuming fuel issues, I cleaned the fuel filters and bled the system. No go. Further diagnosis show the low pressure...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-24-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,536
Posted By hshannon
I've been thinking about the lightning protection...

I've been thinking about the lightning protection on my boat and I'm not sure what I am doing is a good idea. I have a keel-stepped mast that is not grounded and an ecapsulated keel. The other metal...
Forum: Bristol   06-26-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 2,541
Posted By hshannon
Stern Tube Repairs, B29.9

Does anyone know the correct hose diameter for the stern tube hose of a Bristol 29.9? I'm also looking for advise on the correct material to use to replace the cockpit drain hoses.

If you have...
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