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Search: Posts Made By: eherlihy
Forum: Chartering 5 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,028
Posted By eherlihy
Re: What license should I pursue?

The boundary line is delineated here (
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By eherlihy
Re: Universal M25 Fuel Injector Replacement

The filter pictured is a K & N RU-2450 Universal Air Filter. You can find it here; K&N RU-2450 Universal Rubber Filter:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 930
Posted By eherlihy
Re: Cutless Bearing Sledge Hammer Installation

I did the whole driveline over a couple of years ago, and documented it here;
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,828
Posted By eherlihy
Re: Malo 45' loses rudder, pulls an All is Lost

My thought too...

I am not sure how many of you have seen this video (from the guy that runs the yard where I keep my boat), but this is what I would have attempted;...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-24-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,555
Posted By eherlihy
Re: How is boat beer made?

Ginger beer is easy:

Peel and grate 1 tbsp of fresh ginger root
Boil 1 cup of water, add 1/2 cup of sugar and ginger root.
Remove from heat and add 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice.
Forum: Outboard 06-21-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,023
Posted By eherlihy
Re: Propane Powered Outboard Engine Experience??



Forum: Learning to Sail 06-15-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By eherlihy
Re: Just Finished ASA 101 - what a blast!

Hey Nancy,

I don't know where you are, but I suggest that you join some form of local sailing club. You will get to experience different skippers, different boats, and get out more often. Lessons...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-21-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 1,345
Posted By eherlihy
Re: Amega gauge


Only fuse the wires to the ignition switch, and fuel pump.
Select the amp rating of the fuse to based on the ampacity rating of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 6,617
Posted By eherlihy
Re: Oceanair vs. Lewmar skyscreens

Sadly, I have to agree. In my case, the latch that allows the screen to stay closed, while the blind is open, has broken off after three years. It appears that the plastic became brittle (UV?), and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-28-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By eherlihy
Re: Threadbare Gelcoat

Polyester resin, most likely what the hull is made from, will yellow if exposed to direct sunlight. Other than that, I don't know (perhaps someone else does?) of any structural issue that would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-25-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,012
Posted By eherlihy
Re: Pearson 30 Bilge Pump Recommendations?

Oh yes... the best time to swap out your bilge pump, and bilge pump switch, is while your current setup is still working. Think about that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-25-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,012
Posted By eherlihy
Re: Pearson 30 Bilge Pump Recommendations?

I have an Ultra Bilge Pumpswitch JR, and would not go back to the Rule float switch - ever.

The Ultra switches have a float that works in conjunction with a magnetic reed switch, so that they...
Forum: Diesel 03-25-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By eherlihy
Re: Perkins 4-107 Overhaul

Great post - that earned you a rep point. That and $3 buys you a coffee at Starbucks.:)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-20-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By eherlihy
Re: Surveyor in RI?

I wish that I used Peter Hunt; Peter Hunt Surveyor (

I also wish that more people would use to find surveyors in their area, and post reviews of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-05-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,171
Posted By eherlihy
Re: Depth Gauge vs. Fishfinder

One of the advantages of a fish finder over a depth sounder is that you "see" the bottom contour. With a depth sounder, you only see a number.

My boat draws 5.7'... Before I swapped out the depth...
Forum: Engines 02-25-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By eherlihy
Re: Replacing Oil Pan

In my research I also came across this great post from a guy who rebuilt his M25-XP in situ on a Catalina 34; M25-XP Rebuild (
Forum: O'Day 02-16-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By eherlihy
Re: O'Day 30 Cutless Bearing Dimensions

Here is all of the gory detail from when I upgraded my O'day 35 drive line;

The cutless bearing was a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-12-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 943
Posted By eherlihy
Re: Recommendations for connectors

Look here; Easy VHF Connections Photo Gallery by Compass Marine at (

If you find it helpful, consider making a donation here; Help Support...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-06-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,817
Posted By eherlihy
Re: Westerbeke Glow Plug

So the engine IS turning over. The issue is that it is not starting - or to use the venacular, "kicking."

With that info, I can tell you to not bother with the wrench on the crankshaft.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,024
Posted By eherlihy
Re: What classes to take

Join the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-18-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By eherlihy
Re: What is the Buying Process?

Here is the process:

The seller decides that the potential for obtaining currency is greater than the value they are deriving from the boat, so they promote their intention to sell.
You decide...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-17-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,843
Posted By eherlihy
Re: Pearson 34 - Talk me out of it

Pearson 34 of that vintage did not have a cored hull. The Saber is a nicer boat, but the P34 is very well built.

Watch for moisture in the hull near the lifeline gates. Also check that the bladder...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-17-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By eherlihy
Re: Engine start shuts off chartplotter

Engaging the starter is pulling the voltage available to the instrument circuit below what is needed to keep the chartplotter on. I suspect that you may not have a fuse on your battery bank...
Forum: Cal 01-05-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By eherlihy
Re: Cal 31 Prop Shaft Diameter?

Save yourself a headache, and hedge your bet.

Before you go to the boat, stop by the local West Marine and buy two of each of the following:
3/4" Zinc Annode
7/8" Zinc Annode
1" Zinc Annode...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By eherlihy
Re: What is older gear worth?

You could post your spreadsheet here. Tell people to place bids via PM, and that you will contact the winning bidder via email. Be sure to specify an end date and time for closing bidding. I think...
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