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Search: Posts Made By: wnor
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-27-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 343
Posted By wnor
Bobstay chainplate in a Southern Cross 31

Do you know how the bobstay chainplate in a Southern Cross 31 is designed? I'd like to remove it, inspect it, and re-bed it, but the removal bit is a puzzler. The chainplate appears to be glassed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-27-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 1,795
Posted By wnor
Groco SV-756 plug for SV-750 seacock - wish to buy

Do you have for sale (or know where to find) the rubber plug (part SV-756) for a Groco SV-750 seacock. Apparently, these are no longer manufactured. The seacock and thru-hull are in fine shape, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-12-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 5,129
Posted By wnor
My kingdom for a good bilge pump and an honest manufacturer!

I have never posted an incendiary message anywhere, but today is the day:

Thirteen month ago I installed a new Attwood V500 bilge pump in my Southern Cross 31. Last night, while at anchor, a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-22-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 1,045
Posted By wnor
Servo-rudder with tiller autopilot - a good idea?

My Southern Cross 31 has an Autohelm 2000 tiller autopilot. As is often the case, this autopilot does not have the power or throw to handle the boat in confused seas while running. Nigel Calder in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-05-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,669
Posted By wnor
Source of an NPS bronze cap?

I've read a few great posts on this site about proper installation of thru-hulls, seacocks, and ball values, particularly by Maine Sail. Thank you. So it sounds like capping a thru-hull with an NPT...
Forum: Provisioning 10-24-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 16,627
Posted By wnor
As suggested above by TrueBlue, I bought a few...

As suggested above by TrueBlue, I bought a few gallons of alcohol item #400402 from Defender and have used it throughout a busy cruising season without any problems. Good stuff, available, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-10-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,623
Posted By wnor
Here is an account of my experience with a new...

Here is an account of my experience with a new Air Head during a trip this summer:

The device was used continuously for 35 days, plus 6 days intermittently in the month prior to the trip, by a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-30-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,565
Posted By wnor
Despite my best efforts described in Post #1 to...

Despite my best efforts described in Post #1 to understand U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) procedures on Cape Cod before my trip to Nova Scotia this summer, things did not go at all as I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-10-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,565
Posted By wnor
Sailingdog, yes, that's right, the number reaches...

Sailingdog, yes, that's right, the number reaches Houlton (?) Maine, not Massachusetts. Apparently this is a centralized office that handles call-ins for all of New England. So, although it seems...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-09-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,565
Posted By wnor
U.S. Customs procedures on Cape Cod?

After spending many happy hours on the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) website, sailnet.com, and other forums, I remained not 100% clear on Customs' procedures, so I eventually called CBP. Turns...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-07-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 4,437
Posted By wnor
Many interesting comments in this thread. Thanks...

Many interesting comments in this thread. Thanks to all. Pursuing the specific situation with which I began this thread, the marina in question has no waste water abatement system; pressure-washing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-24-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 4,437
Posted By wnor
Washing ablative bottom paint is a crime?

My routine for maintenance of ablative bottom paint (Micron CSC) is to have the boat pressure washed on haul-out for the winter, and every three years in the spring to wash it with Joy and a big...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-24-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,623
Posted By wnor
Air Head Installation in Southern Cross 31

Here is a link to my webpage that includes a pdf describing my experience with installation of an Air Head on my Southern Cross 31:

Bill Norfleet's Page...
Forum: Provisioning 12-19-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 16,627
Posted By wnor
Thanks for the reply! I'm blessed to live down...

Thanks for the reply! I'm blessed to live down the street from Defender. I have investigated their product #401889, a "Shellac Thinner" labeled prominently as "Fuel for unpressurized alcohol...
Forum: Provisioning 12-19-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 16,627
Posted By wnor
Source of alcohol stove fuel

Do you know of a source of reasonably priced, good fuel for a pressurized alcohol stove? I've had very good luck with Origo fuel from West Marine, but the cost has skyrocketed recently ($21/gal). ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-29-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,890
Posted By wnor
I got one for $1605, but that was immediately...

I got one for $1605, but that was immediately before a price increase (falling US dollar?) Check out marinemailorder . com and sailboatstuff . com. When I was looking I found online quotes ranging...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-29-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 11,924
Posted By wnor
I had the same problem as in Post #1 with my...

I had the same problem as in Post #1 with my Yanmar 3GM: pressing the start button always caused the solenoid to click but energized the starter only about once in five tries. I replaced the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,890
Posted By wnor
I received no reply to an email inquiry at ABI. ...

I received no reply to an email inquiry at ABI. I just bought a windlass. The bar code label on it prominently states "CHINA"; no other documentation was included. Just about all the internal...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-24-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 21,205
Posted By wnor
I have owned a factory-finished 1980 Southern...

I have owned a factory-finished 1980 Southern Cross 31 for 11 years, doing the usual coastal New England sailing things. Sundry thoughts: Like every boat, she is a collection of compromises, but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-21-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 5,144
Posted By wnor
I have received a prompt written reply to an...

I have received a prompt written reply to an inquiry to Transport Canada (thank you):

Division 4 (Sewage) of the Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships and for Dangerous Chemicals...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-21-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 5,144
Posted By wnor
Geoffrey Trott, General Manager of Airhead, has...

Geoffrey Trott, General Manager of Airhead, has been kind enough to respond to my inquiry about this topic. I get the impression it is "not cool" to directly quote such a response here, so I will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-20-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 5,144
Posted By wnor
Canadianseamonkey, thank you very much for...

Canadianseamonkey, thank you very much for offering to call the authorities for clarification. Please post the information you gain, especially if this law applies to all Canadian waters (I don't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-20-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,890
Posted By wnor
Who fabricates the ABI windlass?

Do you know who fabricates the parts for and assembles the ABI windlass (information available at www . abimarine . com / AnchoringDocking / pages / 200012 . htm [sorry to break the URL, but I don't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-20-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 5,144
Posted By wnor
Per question #1 of Airhead's FAQs (this bloody...

Per question #1 of Airhead's FAQs (this bloody site won't let me post the URL to Airhead; broken apart, it is: www . airheadtoilet . com / faq . html ):
Q: Is this product legal?
A: Yes, Air Head...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-20-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 5,144
Posted By wnor
About two years ago Practical Sailor reviewed the...

About two years ago Practical Sailor reviewed the Airhead and the Ecolet. As I recall, they found the Airhead to be potentially applicable to a sailboat whereas the Ecolet is big and power-hungry. ...
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