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Search: Posts Made By: gbgreen59
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Fuel Line Replacement

The reading online that I was doing said that the threads on fuel line is NPT. I probably should not have used the term "pipe". The information I found is consistent with what Overboard was saying.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Fuel Line Replacement

@overboard. There are pipe threads on one end and washers on the other. I'll proceed as you've described. I'll replace the washers and ensure the end of the threads does not have sealer on them. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By gbgreen59
Fuel Line Replacement

Hi All, I have a Volvo MD11D 25 HP engine in my boat. I pulled the rubber fuel line that goes from the engine to the metal fuel line that goes to the tank. There was a leak at the fitting on the...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 699
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Our first good video

I use Pinnacle Studio for video editing and StudioOne for audio recording. It took a while to get proficient at PinnacleStudio, but I like it a lot. Also, GoPro has a free application called...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Re-bedding Windows on a LF38

Here is a link to a description for rebedding a fixed port window. It seems similar to the one described by DonScribner above.

Boat Windows - How to Repair Window Leaks : Boats and Yachts...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Re-bedding Windows on a LF38

I believe the original post is about mounting glass or Lexan directly to the boat...fixed port window. The method of using butyl tape is for mounting hardware that has a window mounted in it...or a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Re-bedding Windows on a LF38

bump...I'm also interested in this. The looking I've done on the web says silicon based caulk is best, but other information says silicon caulks are not to be used due to difficulty in future...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Seacock installation/backing plates

[QUOTE=SVTatia;2517241]...Also, get a step wrench (expensive stuff!). The only reasonable priced one is sold by Hamilton Marine in Maine.
/QUOTE]

Or, it is much cheaper to make necessary step...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Seacock installation/backing plates

I used this method and it worked very well.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2015
Replies: 102
Views: 6,074
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: One Ship Stupid

Last May I was a new boat owner, new sailor, and had ASA 101 behind me. I was setting up my dock lines by emulating a mentor in the slip next to me. I had one line that was about 15 feet too long. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-07-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Strength of Mechanical Bond with Epoxy-Experiment

I've been using his series on rebuilding a rudder. It has been quite an experience. He provides really good reference material. I kinda posted this to see if any debate pops up. It is always...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-07-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By gbgreen59
Strength of Mechanical Bond with Epoxy-Experiment

Does anyone keep up with "Boatworks Today"? The guy has a good set of DIY videos on various topics. He recently did a couple on the strength of mechanical bond between Gelcoat and Epoxy. Here are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-23-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,604
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: 30 Year Old Propane Stove

This is really good news. Thanks so much for the help.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-23-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,604
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: 30 Year Old Propane Stove

Hey, thanks for the dissertation. Very good clarifications. I really appreciate it. Brew, I believe you are commenting that the Force 10 specification indicates that Propane or Butane can be used....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-23-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,604
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: 30 Year Old Propane Stove

It turns out that the 30 year old Plastimo stove was to operate from Butane. I browsed around the web and found a little information about converting fuels. The main thing was the Compressed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 1,877
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: very small batches of resin???

Epoxy is measured by volume when reading the containers. I would check before assuming that the density of resin and hardener are the same. Did a quick search and came up with the following for one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Where Do Marine Electronics Companies Get GPS

Boy, the responses weren't what I thought about Garmin. My information is more that 15 years old about them writing their own receiver software. They used to have some guru GPS guy working for them...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 1,877
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: very small batches of resin???

When I didn't care so much, I've eyeballed it and the resin hardened and was sanded without gumming up the paper. I know eyeballing it is risky though. I eyeballed it when one of my pumps got...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 1,877
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: very small batches of resin???

Epoxy resin is being referred to??


If you already have the pumps for epoxy resin, just use one push of resin and then hardener. If you want exact, then the syringe is the way to go. I know...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Where Do Marine Electronics Companies Get GPS

Garmin writes their own receiver software (acquisition/tracking/position/velocity). They've been in the GPS business a long time. Not sure if they design their own chip set though. I'm guessing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By gbgreen59
Where Do Marine Electronics Companies Get GPS

I have been wondering if the marine electronics companies build their own GPS receivers. I am mainly interested in if they build their own chip set and write their own signal acquisition/tracking...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Plastic 3 way valves

A cruising web site that I follow (morganscloud.com) recommends these:

Headhunter, Inc - Marine Plumbing, Toilets, Water Pressure, Sewage Treatment Plants, Fluid Level Monitoring and More......
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,604
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: 30 Year Old Propane Stove

Boy, I don't know what I did wrong on my web search last night, but now I'm turning up many places in the US that sell the Platismo brand of marine stove.

Now I've got to figure out what to do...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,604
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: 30 Year Old Propane Stove

Wow, thanks for all of the responses. This is good news. I'll check into the propane vs butane. It is pretty amazing that much of the original documentation came with the boat, so I've got some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-03-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,604
Posted By gbgreen59
30 Year Old Propane Stove

My boat has a 30 year old Platismo stove that was never commissioned...it has never been used. It appears that that this is a French product and it does not appear that Platismo stoves are imported...
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