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Search: Posts Made By: DannyboyUpstate
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-25-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By DannyboyUpstate
Re: Genoa tracks

Different size genoa sails. When you slide the block on the track it changes the angle the line enters the winch.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-19-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 4,133
Posted By DannyboyUpstate
haha

haha
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-19-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,731
Posted By DannyboyUpstate
Haha. Yeah, I'm with you. A young apprentice at...

Haha. Yeah, I'm with you. A young apprentice at my job used to tell a story about when he was in the military and some rebel (excuse the term) and he were teamed up and the guy told him...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-18-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 4,133
Posted By DannyboyUpstate
That's a good spot! I'll be on Saratoga Lake....

That's a good spot! I'll be on Saratoga Lake. They have a fleet of Ensigns there! Looking forward to this summer big time!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,731
Posted By DannyboyUpstate
Well, this is a boat I just bought last fall. It...

Well, this is a boat I just bought last fall. It sat on the hard for 20 years. It was on the ocean, and I'm lake sailing. I have no idea what the old paint is that's a problem because I want to put...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,731
Posted By DannyboyUpstate
Does the carbide scraper remove the anti-fouling...

Does the carbide scraper remove the anti-fouling and the barrier coat down to the gelcoat? I have to remove both and start over.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By DannyboyUpstate
Ok, so what that probably means, is the discharge...

Ok, so what that probably means, is the discharge pressure went high, and it ceased pumping gas.

You need to dig in with a meter and possibly a set of gauges.

Did you try letting it sit while...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By DannyboyUpstate
What do you mean it was froze? Like the suction...

What do you mean it was froze? Like the suction line had ice on it? Or the compressor is seized?

Do you have an ammeter?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By DannyboyUpstate
30 years of service from anything is going the...

30 years of service from anything is going the distance in my book.

Never heard of Buck-Algonquin.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By DannyboyUpstate
I'm a Steamfitter. Almost all chemical plants and...

I'm a Steamfitter. Almost all chemical plants and process facilities use Apollo valves. They aren't cheap, but they seem to be a premium quality.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-24-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,468
Posted By DannyboyUpstate
Can you try force priming the pump with city...

Can you try force priming the pump with city water pressure?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By DannyboyUpstate
Good luck!

Good luck!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-19-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,196
Posted By DannyboyUpstate
Yes I can! I'm working out of town until...

Yes I can! I'm working out of town until tomorrow. I'll take some measurements and pictures when I get a minute Friday. I wonder if the Ensign class rules have dimensions?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,268
Posted By DannyboyUpstate
Nope, just hear customers complain about smells...

Nope, just hear customers complain about smells of things all the time.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,268
Posted By DannyboyUpstate
The thing about penetrating oil is that it's...

The thing about penetrating oil is that it's designed to break rusted parts apart. Not leave a pleasing aromatic fragrance.

Also, Kroil does not smell like Simple Green.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-10-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By DannyboyUpstate
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s298/DannyboyUp...

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s298/DannyboyUpstate/1978%20Pearson%20Ensign/76174655-1436-42A7-B983-79F29C09BB2B-4693-000001E93F0930AC.jpg
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-10-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By DannyboyUpstate
Pearson Ensign Missing motor bracket FIXED!

Really happy with the way this came out! I had these Schaefer straps mounted to my transom that's supposed to hold an outboard bracket. I called them looking for a new bracket as mine had been lost...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-09-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By DannyboyUpstate
LOL!! Let me offer another tip for you: ...

LOL!!

Let me offer another tip for you:

WEAR DISPOSABLE GLOVES.

Good thing I work in the trades, because if I showed up at an office job tomorrow, I would just about get laughed out of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-09-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By DannyboyUpstate
Pearson Ensign tiller re-laminated AKA:time waster

So, my tiller handle was all delaminated from years of sun and water. I set out to get it all back in order. A little hard to tell, but it's all rubber banded together here: ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-08-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,196
Posted By DannyboyUpstate
Re: Pearson Ensign rudder rebuild! Insight needed...

Ooh, I didn't know you could thin epoxy?? So you mix the epoxy then thin it? What does it do to dry times?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-08-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,196
Posted By DannyboyUpstate
Pearson Ensign rudder rebuild! Insight needed...

OK, So I bought this Pearson Ensign about a month ago. I noticed that the rudder needed attention. Here's when I first picked up the boat: ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 3,910
Posted By DannyboyUpstate
Peanut butter and Jelly is the best.

Peanut butter and Jelly is the best.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-26-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 4,133
Posted By DannyboyUpstate
I paid $4500 for the boat and the trailer. The...

I paid $4500 for the boat and the trailer. The trailer is what got me to jump to keep me from paying winter storage fees, plus I can move it to work on it. I think I got a decent deal. Others were...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-26-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 4,133
Posted By DannyboyUpstate
What's the etiquette on that? Am I supposed to...

What's the etiquette on that? Am I supposed to say? lol
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-26-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 4,133
Posted By DannyboyUpstate
I may take a trip down when it gets a little...

I may take a trip down when it gets a little cooler, I definitely have to see how the complete boats are rigged so I can get some newer ideas. I will be sailing the Hudson and keeping the boat at the...
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