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Search: Posts Made By: L124C
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-22-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 14,874
Posted By L124C
Re: Place to buy solid wood tillers

Shovel handles work as well. I varnished one and people use it all day without realizing they are steering the boat with a shovel handle.
I also have a longer one reinforced with fiberglass. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-29-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By L124C
Re: Securing light materials to thin FRP

In some of the locations they are under deck hardware that may (who am I kidding...WILL!:laugher) leak.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-29-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By L124C
Securing light materials to thin FRP

I've just discovered rubber insulated brass rivet nuts McMaster-Carr (http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-rivet-nuts/=thtckp). Haven't seen them mentioned in the sailing forums and wonder why. They are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By L124C
Head's raw water intake not working.

I'm not getting raw water supply to my Jabsco head. I'm guessing the intake is plugged. I dove the boat and stuck a coat hanger into the through hull, no luck.

Maybe blow it out (technically...in)...
Forum: Diesel 07-30-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By L124C
Re: Transmission goes CLUNK!

Good answer!
The motor blew a gasket years ago which sprayed itself with raw water for probably 2 outings before I noticed it (though... long enough to create a lot of surface rust). I was...
Forum: Diesel 07-29-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By L124C
Transmission goes CLUNK!

Over the years I (or someone else) have changed gears (gone from neutral to reverse or forward) without reducing the RPMs all the way down to idle on my Yanmar 2GM20.

It goes into gear, however,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-08-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,363
Posted By L124C
Re: Removing a birds nest behind the panel!

So...if it fails, it fails in the open position (meaning the circuit is open)? I certainly hope so!:eek:
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-06-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,363
Posted By L124C
Re: Removing a birds nest behind the panel!

Soldering certainly is a skill. However this brings up another controversial point. Some believe that a soldered wire connection is too rigid for the movement/vibration prone environment on a boat. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-05-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,363
Posted By L124C
Re: Removing a birds nest behind the panel!

Wire nuts?:eek: And I think MY PO was a hack!:laugher
Nice job!

Funny thing: I use to dread re-wiring the boat. However, now that I've learned more (I.e, terminal strips, etc.) and found a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-05-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,363
Posted By L124C
Re: Removing a birds nest behind the panel!

I still can't believe Rule uses them on auto bilge switches.
I mean, if your running lights (for example) get disconnected at the switch panel it's one thing. Most likely, you are underway (if not,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-04-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,363
Posted By L124C
Re: Removing a birds nest behind the panel!

The new switch panel is great, though you need to backlight kit as the print is so small you can hardly see it in the daytime! Ordered the LED kit for the switch panel (I thought), consisting of 8...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-01-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 6,455
Posted By L124C
Re: Old winch handle replacement

As I feared (post 28), the lock on one of the handles betrayed me. I watched in horror as the handle fell out of the winch, hit the deck, and did a back flip into the bay! Unless the lock mechanism...
Forum: Apps & Authors 06-13-2014
Replies: 521
Views: 121,513
Posted By L124C
Re: Recommended Reading

It's been long time since I read it. However, as I recall what disturbed me was that most of her "intentions" were actually her father's. She's lucky she survived!


Agreed. Especially for anyone...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-11-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,363
Posted By L124C
Re: Removing a birds nest behind the panel!

Went to a true electronics store (complete with two RCA tube testing machines in the front window, and a offer to test your tubes for free!). The only disconnects they had were the standard female...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,431
Posted By L124C
Re: Defend Defender!

Who's got the "torch & pitchfork" here? YIKES!
Post less, read more. You won't embarrass yourself (and your customers might get their cabinets on time!)
Sorry SN, couldn't resist. Like shootin...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,431
Posted By L124C
Re: Defend Defender!

Yeah!...and then you call the product information line with a simple question, and the employee who answers says she doesn't know anything about the products they sell! Oh, no..wait....That was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By L124C
Re: clam cleat screws seized?

I've got another (though related) problem.
Attempted to remove the last machine screw on my sail track so I could remove the car. The screw head snapped off (of course). I was hoping enough of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-08-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,431
Posted By L124C
Re: Defend Defender!

Probably one of the worst analogies I've ever seen. Here is one that should be more useful for you.
A customer asks you what the advantages are of using a Soss hinge (for example) over a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,431
Posted By L124C
Re: Defend Defender!

You really are fortunate! Out here we have WM:( and a few chandlaries that are few and far between, and therefore - pricey.

BTW, defender has a button on the site that says "Why buy from...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-06-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,363
Posted By L124C
Re: Removing a birds nest behind the panel!

No, the males Blue Sea provide have the hole you describe. Just need to find the females to match.
BTW, The link you provided was for 18-22 gauge (too small for boats), but the sidebar showed some...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-06-2014
Replies: 571
Views: 142,371
Posted By L124C
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

While the odds of this happening are next to nil, my key gets bent if I leave it in the ignition while sailing. I have a hook inside the companionway where I hang it when not motoring. I also have a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-04-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,363
Posted By L124C
Re: Removing a birds nest behind the panel!

Thank you. I learn so much on this forum!
I've always noticed the holes on the spade and wondered what they are for. Wonder if the Blue Seas spade matches the Faston. Where do you buy them? Googled...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-04-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,363
Posted By L124C
Re: Removing a birds nest behind the panel!

Replaced the panel with a Blue Seas 1457. It was one of the few panels I found that had 8 switches and would fit in the small space available. Quality isn't great and it has the spade disconnects...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-03-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 862
Posted By L124C
Re: Very pleased with purchase!

I've been a big supporter, but have noticed they have been out of basic things lately. I've complained and he responds saying bulk orders are "expensive" as a excuse. Hope they are not having cash...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-31-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,190
Posted By L124C
Re: Bird nests in the boom

I've been working on my outhaul for a couple of weeks, so I didn't have my main cover as secure as usual. Took the boat out last weekend using the headsail only.

Mid sail, I noticed a small...
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