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Forum: Engines   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Cut this waterlogged line & plastic bushing off the prop shaft, am I in trouble?

Check to make sure the prop is still tight on the shaft! The jolt from tearing that line and the subsequent drag could have twisted the prop/key on the shaft slightly, elongating the keyway on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By mike dryver
Re: why is my oil so clean?

It depends on how hard you run your motor! We have a 1994 fresh water cooled MD22L 50 hp, and the oil stays clean, after all summer! That being said all summer usually is about 15-20 hrs of use. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-22-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,832
Posted By mike dryver
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-19-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By mike dryver
Re: 218 yr old USS Constitution is getting a refit

Actually the reason for the laminated has more to do with longevity, and strength, than anything else. The problem they were having with sawn timber was that she was hogging even after repairs. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-15-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Confirming sanitation ID size

You don't need the valve, because you can only get pumped out. Also make sure you use a really good disinfecting soap, when you wash out the crap from the leak! I had a similar problem, and used a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-13-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,075
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Threaded hole in keel

What GeorgeB said!!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-13-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Is this sail good?

Our sails are 36 yrs old. Original to the vessel when built, and commissioned! They have gone in to be serviced every year from 1979 thru 1994. We bought boat in 04 and have done same! Do they look...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-12-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 667
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Seacock/thru-hull question

The purpose of bolts through the flange on thru hulls is to stop the possibility of the valve being sheared/broken off, from a sudden and or forceful blow, by and objector objects in side the hull! ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-02-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By mike dryver
Re: packing nut

On that particular model the packing goes in the nut! I had the same style on my boat, before going dripless!!!! Go get a dentist curved pic! You can get them at flea markets, or junk stores. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-27-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Marine Plywood Near NYC?

Try Boulder Plywood in Somerville, Ma. they ship world wide! Should not, be that much to send to your destination!!!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 933
Posted By mike dryver
Re: storm hood (or whatever it's called)

Danny Greene made 1 for his Triton. There is a web sight about it! Don't ask me which or where I can't recall, but I looked at a it about month ago! I was cruising web for something other, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Stringer/Floor repair

The cracking looks like it is corner tabbing letting go. The foam you are talking about is open cell foam. I would be surprised if 6/10 would work, as it looks like there is a fair amount of crud...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-17-2015
Replies: 91
Views: 5,400
Posted By mike dryver
Re: How Old is Your Boat

Our G.S. 37 is 36 this year! Had a new engine in 94 by p/o #2! We are #4. She still has her original sails, and interior, alas she finally needs new cushions. I am in the process of rehabbing some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,214
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Top of compression post is rotten

That's fir, nice and light, and fairly rot resistant, but not when enclosed, like it was, and lack of air circ. Should not cost more than 20-25 bucks at a lumber yard for a nice piece of clear 4x4. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Lewmar genoa fairlead car

Check with rig-rite! Those cars look like they may have had inserts, as stated above. They may be able to supply you with them. You can go on line and search for them I think at the sight.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 5,332
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Lifespan of a Diesel Engine

Actually a truck diesel isn't broken in until about 40000 miles, or 1000 hrs, break in time. Truck engines if maintained well, will run over a million miles before needing major rebuilds. At least...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-05-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,108
Posted By mike dryver
Re: GS 44 - I43 - KP 44 ... the short list

Bob Perry did an inspection/review of the G.S. 44 yrs. ago. He was quiet taken aback, as he said there was not 1 thing he could actually bitch about as to quality of fit finish, etc. If you google...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-21-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Know what boat this is?

Magnifying glass says the 1st is a cap T, the last 2 ft.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-12-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Trailer tongue extension

Just watch out for your axle vents if you have any. They will allow water into the axle, not good for longevity!!!!!! If you have a dual axle trailer it should be fine, but remember when you extend...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-10-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 797
Posted By mike dryver
Re: First fiberglass project

I would think you would have to grind it out! But 1st I would try to get a peek under it somehow! IE through where the head sat! Use your cell phone camera to take pics or just look with the lens!...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-10-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By mike dryver
Re: weight of a keel related to displacement

Can't you just put in the boat your looking at on the query line? It should come up with a/the model! from there you would be able to get your info no? Also try sailboat data. It is usually a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-25-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,188
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Fair condition?

It would probably mean it will need some maintenance, clean up and repairs. It does not usually mean basket case/project. It could be close to a project!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,170
Posted By mike dryver
Re: "a slight boat malfunction,"

I'm wondering if the operators were the son/father team from the boat, bound for OZ from Newport. OOHH that's not nice never mind!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-22-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,218
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Soft Hull problem on prospect boat

The stand/s have to much pressure on the hull, if they are deflecting it. Stands are only there to support the from falling over, not to support it. It sounds like the owner is a little short on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-20-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Wood selection

Locust is the cats meow. I used it to make a new stem for a Lightning. Locust is actually a eucalyptus. It is what was here from when the continents were all connected. It is very rot resistant,...
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