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Search: Posts Made By: JimsCAL
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 3,906
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

I agree. I thought they handled things pretty well. They certainly waited too long to get the PFDs and foul weather gear out, but they did get the sails down and engine running in plenty of time. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: 1980 c27 mast issue.....

Leaks are a pretty common issue on older boats like yours. The problem becomes if they aren't addressed, they can get into the deck core and rot begins. it sounds like you bought you Cat27 without...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,290
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: I need more horsepower

There is definitely something wrong. I had a Cal 9.2 (30 footer) with a Universal 5411 (11 hp) and it would easily do 6.5 kts in calm water. And that was with a 2-bladed folder. Granted, it was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Kidde Fire Extigusher Recall

I think there was a thread about this a few weeks ago. In any case, I had bought a couple to replace the out-of-date ones on my boat from Amazon. I had received a notification from Amazon and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 3,906
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

The second linked story mentioned boats up to 39 feet. And also mentioned it was a squall that came out of nowhere with little or no warning. Most people on boats that size in good weather and...
Forum: Diesel 2 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 477
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Raw water question

Sounds like there is still an issue with the pump. You should not have to prime it or run it at high speed to get it to pump water. I suspect the clearance have opened up over time due to wear. Is...
Forum: Diesel 3 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Bleeping Yanmar 1GM

Yes, dumb idea. When I had my 3GM30F pump rebuilt by the local Yanmar dealer a couple of years ago he replaced them with SS hex head screws. MUCH better!
Forum: Electronics 5 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Best handheld GPS/Chartplotter under $400?

I'm with Barry. Get a handheld marine GPS. A phone or tablet is fine as a backup, but not as a primary IMO.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 780
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: jib track bolts, big phillips?

Here's a link with some info on Phillips sizes. Note that a 0 or 00 is the smallest. Looks like a 3 or 4 is what is needed.

screw drive systems (http://sizes.com/tools/screw_drive.htm#Phillips)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 780
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: jib track bolts, big phillips?

The genny track on my '85 Cal 33 is installed using the same hardware. Makes sense since Cal and ODay were owned by the same parent corporation(s) in the 80s. My suggestion would be to remove the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Rydlyme raw water system cleaning

Your procedure for flushing the HX is what I would do and yes, there is no way to flood the cylinders. I assume by intake hose you mean the intake to the HX but the outlet of the pump. Rydlyme will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,915
Posted By JimsCAL
re: Safety considerations for Great Lakes solo sailor

Keep in mind there is a BIG difference between local coastal cruising and crossing oceans. Some of the recomendations above are for the later and overkill for a 25 footer only harbor hopping.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 927
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Installing electric faucet/plumbing

Keep in mind that 33 gallons of fresh water is close to 300 lbs. Putting that much weight in the bow area of a 22 footer is not a good idea as it will seriously affect the trim of the boat. My...
Forum: US Northeast 6 Days Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,316
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: NY/CT/LIS Boatyard & Marina help?

I think you'll be happy at Norwalk Cove. My favorite spot to spend a night close to Norwalk is Ziegler's Cove. Just a little west of Norwalk. Check it out.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: New to Barnegat Bay - Need marina advice....

It's been a long time, but we kept a boat at Johnson Brothers Boat Works in Bay Head for a few years and really liked the marina. Lots of things to do since you are right near Point Pleasant.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Hard tiller steering Cal 36

Was this under power or under sail? If under sail, it's probably weather helm and can be controlled by sail trim.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 6,095
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Shipmate alcohol stoves....

Reviving an old thread is fine as long as you are building on the info in the tread and asking something new. But responding to a question asked years ago is useless.

As to stoves, I have many...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Beneteau 265

So you measured from the waterline to the ground and the bottom of the keel to the ground and also got 4'2"? Since the listing in sailboatdata.com shows either 4.92' or 3.77' (which are stated as...
Forum: Diesel 6 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Yanmar not shifting

Congrats on getting the engine running!

As to the transmission, I would start by changing the transmission oil. Most Yanmars use the same oil as the engine, but not all. Check the manual. Is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Convert Cooling System to Closed Loop

Depends on the materials used. Most engines do include anodes (zincs). However my Yanmar 3GM30F does not since the heat exchanger is made with CuNi.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Beneteau 265

Did you measure just the keel? If you did, I would guess it's the deep keel as the draft is to the waterline. Sailboatdata only shows one set of data for the rig so not sure if there's a standard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 927
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Installing electric faucet/plumbing

I would consider just going with a manual pump. Simple, cheaper, no battery drain. It's a very common system for boat of your size.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Companionway Steps

I installed 3M anti-slip tape for that exact application. It's available in 1, 2 and 4 inch widths and a variety of colors. I used the gray in the 4 inch width which covers the step nicely with a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: anti seize thread locker

The usual problem with stainless screws in aluminum is that after some time it's impossible to get them out. I don't think you need a thread locker.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,122
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Painting Deck & Topside using Spray Machine

A few thoughts:

Go with a 2-part paint. Well worth the additional cost, especially considering all the prep work involved.

Reconsider the dark hull color. With the white gelcoat underneath,...
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