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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-29-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 976
Posted By mike dryver
Re: removing a cockpit sole :: replacing rotten wood

Hi Brentonw! I would contact Marshall, and ask if they have the original wire schematic for the engine. If not ask on the Marshall site if some one could draw up a copy of their wiring for the...
Forum: Living Aboard   12-22-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,197
Posted By mike dryver
Re: In need of somewhat urgent advice.

Hello Sailor! I can't believe you would be so negative. I mean really, I think you were very harsh! What? OOOOOHHHHHH! never mind. I guess I miss understood! That boat is a crapper. Decent/nice...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-05-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Advice on cleaning the engine box/bilge

Spray simple green! Let it sit for a couple hours, then power was. I did that to mine last spring, Took out 35 yrs of crud in the bilge cavity. Then just pump out. You can pump it into a 30 gal...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-25-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,030
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Table top dilemma..

Take the edge trim off, then peel the old formica!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-22-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By mike dryver
Re: What is this used for?

looks like a polarity checker. Green good Red no good!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-09-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Mast step replacement

from your profile it looks like you are in Texas! If so check with the Boaters resale shop of Texas! Also check with Mass Marine Parts in Quincy Massachusettes, they dismantle boats (predominately...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-08-2015
Replies: 73
Views: 3,865
Posted By mike dryver
Re: So I broke the jib rail...

It's hard to see clearly, but it looks like there is some type of corrosion on the ends of the threads. if so they may have been threaded into aluminum stock glassed into the deck.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-04-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By mike dryver
Re: maintaining gelcoat

I used eezon eezoff in a spray bottle! Stay up wind! it's sucks breathing it in. Anyway I sprayed it on, the hull started smoking! I thought it was eating the gelcoat. Then it stopped, and I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-23-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 822
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Cooling system water not flowing

Fill the discharge hose of the pump, and if you can get a garden hose to the motor force feed the pump at the strainer with the engine running.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-21-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,694
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Main sail trim

Try easing the main sheet a little! If that does not work try the out haul! The other culprit could be the jib is in to tight!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-16-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,098
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Dry or wet sand gel coat?

Go to the archives Look for MaineSails Tutorial! If you can't find it here go to Cruisers forum. He gives you the whole process step by step!
Forum: Engines   06-05-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 670
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   06-04-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 973
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: 59
Views: 8,078
Posted By mike dryver
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-19-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 955
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: 370
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: 1,304
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Threaded hole in keel

What GeorgeB said!!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-13-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 591
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: 918
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: 850
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: 377
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: 1,119
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: 751
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: 100
Views: 7,558
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: 1,453
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. ...
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