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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-22-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 5,658
Posted By lauralee
US yachts- any good?

http://www.geocities.com/buccaneersailboats/
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-22-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 5,658
Posted By lauralee
US yachts- any good?

http://groups.msn.com/BaylinerBuccaneerSloops/_whatsnew.msnw

My first sailboat was a US Yachts 25 too. I loved sailing that boat. It was a safe fast and fun to sail first boat. Leaning over the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-24-2004
Replies: 22
Views: 13,572
Posted By lauralee
VOLVO PENTA ENGINES

I have an older Volvo MD2B which has a hand crank. I''ve never had to use it but have turned the engine with it and it is stiff. I have started my engine with a weak battery by lifting the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-11-2004
Replies: 15
Views: 11,268
Posted By lauralee
Cetol Vs Honey Teak

Has anyone heard of Penofin? It''s a marine finish that blocks 99% of UV rays. I am thinking of trying it on a swim platform. Anybody know anything?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-03-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 3,619
Posted By lauralee
Mildew - cushion foam

I had good success with using Cascade (or any automatic dishwashing detergent) and washing cushions in hot water in the bathtub. You can add a little bleach if you want to but you''ll be getting...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-03-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 3,619
Posted By lauralee
Mildew - cushion foam

I had good success with using Cascade (or any automatic dishwashing detergent) and washing cushions in hot water in the bathtub. You can add a little bleach if you want to but you''ll be getting...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-22-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 1,594
Posted By lauralee
Boat for lake sailing

I been a lake sailor for years and I have sailed a Catalina 30 with wing keel, a U.S. Yachts 25 with a 5ft fin keel, and a 30ft. cruiser with a full 4ft keel. The only boat I ran aground with was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-22-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 3,078
Posted By lauralee
Yanmar 12 Seafarer 30

Thanks again Ken,
I checked out the website. There is a little info there. I used to have a 25ft u.s. yachts with a fin keel. I loved to sail with that boat. It would turn within a third of her...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-20-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 3,078
Posted By lauralee
Yanmar 12 Seafarer 30

Thanks, Ken. I like the lines of the Seafarer and the singlehand capability. I couldn''t find much on the internet and will look for that forum. It looks like a fun boat to sail and has an open...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-15-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 3,078
Posted By lauralee
Yanmar 12 Seafarer 30

I''m looking at a 79 Seafarer 30ft with a 1979 Yanmar YSL12 diesel engine. Wondering about the life expectancy of the Yanmar. Also, would like comments from Seafarer owners about their experiences...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-08-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By lauralee
Lauralee: Here''''s your fix.

Well, first I want to say thanks to everyone for the ideas. This weekend I bled the injector lines using AJS''s directions. Did that three times just in case. (Thanks). I also tried the footpump...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-01-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By lauralee
Lauralee: Here''''s your fix.

Viexile,

Thanks! I like the sound of this procedure. I haven''t been comfortable that I was getting all the air out of the lines, but I didn''t know what more to try. I will try it out this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-01-2003
Replies: 19
Views: 2,175
Posted By lauralee
Engine Dies HELP!!!

Dave,
When the engine is cold it takes 6-10 revolutions to start. Sometimes 2 or three tries.

When the engine is warm it starts 2-3 revolutions.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-01-2003
Replies: 19
Views: 2,175
Posted By lauralee
Engine Dies HELP!!!

Dave, I did bleed air out of the top of the primary filter, and at the injection pump. I didn''t bleed each line to the injectors and will have to look and see if I can tell where, but I now have a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-31-2003
Replies: 19
Views: 2,175
Posted By lauralee
Engine Dies HELP!!!

Thanks againg so much to everyone for their input and suggestions. Today I replaced the feed (fuel) pump on the engine in case that was the problem. Engine still dies. Now only runs about 30 seconds...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-23-2003
Replies: 19
Views: 2,175
Posted By lauralee
Engine Dies HELP!!!

Well, today I checked the tank air vent and it was clear. I also checked the and replaced the fuel line from the tank to the Racor filter, but it was also clear. The tank fittings are clear. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-14-2003
Replies: 19
Views: 2,175
Posted By lauralee
Engine Dies HELP!!!

Thanks Dave! I have spent hours looking for this number. Much appreciated!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-13-2003
Replies: 19
Views: 2,175
Posted By lauralee
Engine Dies HELP!!!

Thanks for all the replies. I am very grateful for new ideas and will try them all. Dave R. do you possibly have the part number on that diaphragm? I want to replace that part.

Thanks again, I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-11-2003
Replies: 19
Views: 2,175
Posted By lauralee
Engine Dies HELP!!!

I have a Volvo MD2B that was stored since manufacture and started for the first time in May 2000. It has way less than 300 hours on it. In May of this year I ran it and it worked fine. The next...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-25-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 1,318
Posted By lauralee
Decontaminating water tanks

Ok How about this one. I get a sulferous smell from the fresh water holding tank. It has been like that since I bought the boat. What causes that? Any ideas on how to freshen up so I don''t have...
Forum: herSailNet   06-18-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 3,787
Posted By lauralee
Young Female on Board

Yikes!! Well, congratulations! We''re talking some pretty individual issues here with regard to birth control methods. Check with your personal physician and get his/her take on this issue. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-17-2003
Replies: 17
Views: 1,878
Posted By lauralee
Silly question, I know....

Now, now gentlemen. This is why we all have our own boats. So we can determine what is the "right way" for ourselves. I have never found snobs to be very happy people. I am the happy sort that...
Forum: herSailNet   06-11-2003
Replies: 23
Views: 4,566
Posted By lauralee
just can''''t help it.

Yes (finally!)the engine is up and running again. It''s truly great that you want to plan ahead on spending time with your grandchildren. Don''t be too hard though on your parents choice. People...
Forum: herSailNet   06-10-2003
Replies: 23
Views: 4,566
Posted By lauralee
just can''''t help it.

Sorry, Paul, my hands have been too dirty to touch the keyboard (from replacing the water pump impeller impeller on the old MD2B.) Also replaced the throttle cable and controls. Just too busy to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-29-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 3,782
Posted By lauralee
Outboard lifting is killing me!

I nade a block and tackle using awning pulleys you can get at any hardware store and some rope. I attached one end to the motor and the other to the stern railing. Now I just nudge the bracket...
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