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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-14-2015
Replies: 728
Views: 60,042
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

My yanmar has it on a plate on the transmission:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-16-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,176
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Preventive Maintenance

I used to use a notebook, but now I use Evernote.

I considered this
Intelligent Maintenance? - A ShipShape Sailboat (PC) (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-27-2014
Replies: 1,143
Views: 295,007
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

sunset,overnight crossing of the pamlico sound
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-21-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,657
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: What does this do?

windlass handle to either operate a manual windlass or to manually operate an electric one?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-01-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 3,875
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: advice for first solo, overnight, offshore

I have internet for the first time on my trip and thought I'd take a moment to share my experience. I'll post pics when I get back home later this weekend.

The good news: It. Was. Awesome.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: sealing deck

I'm no so sure that the particular choice of hardener and filler will matter all that much in this case. I generally use #105 resin, #205 hardener and colloidal silica (406) filler because that's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2014
Replies: 1,492
Views: 554,726
Posted By bristol299bob
LED galley lighting

My boat has LED lighting throughout the cabin, but it was older tech and the color was too "cool" for my taste. Changing out most bulbs with newer "warm white" replacements was a 2 minute job and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-08-2014
Replies: 1,492
Views: 554,726
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

> Impressive work, but why not just run a hose to a sink drain? Then it can pull
> out lots and lots of water.

I close all below waterline seacocks, including sink drains, when I leave the boat....
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-31-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,909
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: DDW and bailing out

I think it's great that you are out the learning and doing. It's the only way. Mistakes happen along the way, it's ok. It's part of it.

Ill disagree respectfully, with your lessons. Nothing wrong...
Forum: Diesel   08-25-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Yanmar 2QM transmission failure

I have the same engine and transmission as you. I replaced the transmission this past march. My symptoms were different. The transmission was slipping and slowly getting worse.

I'd disconnect the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-01-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,110
Posted By bristol299bob
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2013
Replies: 190
Views: 16,035
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: My Horror Story

In regards to your yanmar running away, I've seen happen a few times. The cause is generally due to the engine sucking in engine oil and combusting it as fuel. That's why the fuel shut off does not...
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