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Search: Posts Made By: theArchitect
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-24-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 921
Posted By theArchitect
Why Change Fuel Filters at end of season and at beginning of season?

Seems like the filter from the end of season should be good to use since it has done nothing but sit for 3 months.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 09-17-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 4,625
Posted By theArchitect
Sailed to Rock Hall from Baltimore Saturday

Did anybody sail Saturday? The wind was really blowing and then my crew blew their breakfasts over the sides. Got to the sand bar near low tide and sailed south and around it. Sunday I sailed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-23-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,848
Posted By theArchitect
Thanks everyone for your replies. I think that...

Thanks everyone for your replies. I think that Vasco is on the money. I found a service bulletin from Universal regarding this issue. I am going start with replacing the wire from the start button...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-23-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,848
Posted By theArchitect
Bad Starter? Ignition Switch?

Often after spending the day sailing, my Universal 5416 will not turn over when it is time to head back to the dock. I press the start button several times and it does not turn over. Each time I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-02-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 985
Posted By theArchitect
Wumhenry, what did you end up going with? I also...

Wumhenry, what did you end up going with? I also have a Bristol 29.9. Thanks!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-01-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By theArchitect
Batteries Sizzle Like Alka-Seltzer

Should batteries make a sound like alka-seltzer while they are charging?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-30-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 7,018
Posted By theArchitect
Hi Sailingdog, Imagine the bowls of these filters...

Hi Sailingdog, Imagine the bowls of these filters filled from top to bottom with black sediment. That is what I seeing this morning. Sheesh, I've only run the engine for 10 hours this year (runs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-30-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 7,018
Posted By theArchitect
Much ado about Racor Filters and Bleeding a Deisel

I have a new old boat, my first. I am working through a long list of "to do's" and got to number 27, draining the sludge from the Racor filterbowl. I wasn't sure what to expect but my neighbor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-30-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 3,111
Posted By theArchitect
Not the gain. I turned it all the way down and...

Not the gain. I turned it all the way down and tried all settings in between.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-29-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 3,111
Posted By theArchitect
I just downloaded the manual but have not had an...

I just downloaded the manual but have not had an opportunity to do a deep dive on its contents.

Gain... maybe. I'll try adjusting this evening.

Thanks!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-29-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 3,111
Posted By theArchitect
Old Apelco Radar

Hello,
I have an old Apelco radar that came with my new old boat. When I turn it on, it goes to standby and then does a sweep that leaves the screen completely green in the path of the sweep. Any...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,348
Posted By theArchitect
Hey Eggman, I just did this today. I duct taped...

Hey Eggman, I just did this today. I duct taped abour 6" of thin nylon line to the halyard and pulled the old halyard down. I have a wire to rope splice that I need replicated. When I get the new...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-19-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 2,106
Posted By theArchitect
Take the USsailing basic keel boat course.

Take the USsailing basic keel boat course.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-14-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By theArchitect
Vent Fitting

The vent fitting is clogged. I can just barely reach it from inside the boat. Any ideas on how to unclog?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By theArchitect
Thanks for all of the feedback! When I pumped...

Thanks for all of the feedback! When I pumped out, the bowl was sucked dry.
I have tried turn the y-valve to both positions and it didn't make a difference on the pressure building in the system....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By theArchitect
I can pump it wet and dry but it seems to put a...

I can pump it wet and dry but it seems to put a lot of pressure on the lines at the pump handle used to pump the holding tank contents overboard (the pump handle at the head operates correctly). The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By theArchitect
Pumping the Bowl Dry

I have a new used boat. When I pump the head dry, pressure builds in the lines enough to push the rubber diaphram out on the pump out handle. I pumped the tank out to confirm that it wasn't full...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,474
Posted By theArchitect
Main Halyard

On the 30" boat where the main is raised at the mast vs. the cockpit, what is the proper way to stow the halyard after raising the main sail? Coiled and hung from a cleat on the mast? Some other...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-24-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
Posted By theArchitect
Thanks for the feedback! If the switch should be...

Thanks for the feedback! If the switch should be set to both batteries while underpower, It should be set to both batteries when I start the engine since I should not change the switch setting while...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-23-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
Posted By theArchitect
Battery Charger and Selector Switch Position

If I'm plugged into shore power and my charger is turned on, does it make any difference what position the battery selector is set on - 1,2,both,off? Thank you!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,343
Posted By theArchitect
Thanks for all of the feedback. I ended up...

Thanks for all of the feedback. I ended up borrowing a Porter Cable orbital sander from my neighbor that he had rigged to a Fein shop vac. It did a good job but far from dustless.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-15-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,343
Posted By theArchitect
Hey T37Chef, my boat is in Annapolis. Did...

Hey T37Chef, my boat is in Annapolis. Did anybody around here rent that to you?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-15-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 2,267
Posted By theArchitect
Hey Wumhenry, I sent a couple messages to your...

Hey Wumhenry, I sent a couple messages to your mailbox.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-15-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,343
Posted By theArchitect
Which sander for paint prep?

I need to prep the bottom of my boat for a new coat of paint and want to know which make a model of sander including accessories the gurus recommend. Thank you!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-24-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 2,088
Posted By theArchitect
I've reached the point of no return. After...

I've reached the point of no return. After survey and seatrial last week, I've accepted the boat. Pray that I can get those frozen seacocks operational without replacing them! Thanks for all of...
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