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Forum: Diesel   10-04-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,190
Posted By renbluefish
Re: Stored Westerbeke 46

I still have the motor, dream has been put on hold. Still holding fast. Motor is still in heated storage and i have a dehumidifier maintaining humidity. Havent messed with anything yet, but it still...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-22-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 4,432
Posted By renbluefish
thanks docket, after more research i will be...

thanks docket, after more research i will be using balsa core.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-02-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 4,432
Posted By renbluefish
thanks for your opinions, still waiting on...

thanks for your opinions, still waiting on pricing. I think balsa will be the choice, will post later with my results.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-01-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 4,432
Posted By renbluefish
Replacing rotted core with Klegecell?

hello everyone,

I am replacing the balsa core on my Kalik 44. I will begin removing the teak deck this month. I found an article in Cruising World where some one had replaced their core with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-10-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By renbluefish
thanks, we'll check the measure to make sure, and...

thanks, we'll check the measure to make sure, and probably add some lead. The boat was a salvage at one time so it is possible something was changed.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   04-10-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 922
Posted By renbluefish
Boat rescue today

We received a call this morning at 7am. A friend of ours said our boat had broken loose and had drifted over to Bird Island (a shoal you barely see at high tide) and and was listing on her port side,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-10-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By renbluefish
thanks sailing dog we'll run a tape up and check...

thanks sailing dog we'll run a tape up and check the measurements. We are going up the mast next week to replace the mast head light. That makes prefect timing.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-09-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By renbluefish
Listing to starboard

Just got our 32' Chris Craft 1969 in the water, we had to reseat the chainplates due to leakage. We noticed last year the boat was listing to starboard and thought it was gear storge issues. Now with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-24-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By renbluefish
Thanks for the insight, the bid looks tempting...

Thanks for the insight, the bid looks tempting but I will make a trip to the mast first and check with the yard for ideas. Brownell probably will be my first choice. Let you know how it turns out
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By renbluefish
Quinn, uship just gave me a quote for 400...

Quinn, uship just gave me a quote for 400 dollars, waiting to hear from Brownell. Thanks that was a great recommendation
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By renbluefish
Brownell moved the boat and couldn't move the...

Brownell moved the boat and couldn't move the mast with the boat. I think it had to do with permits and schedule that left the mast behind. I have heard of riggers that have a "special rig" that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By renbluefish
Need mast moved fron Conn.

i'M LOOKING FOR A RIGGER TO MOVE MY 62' MAST. COULD USE ANY RECOMDATIONS. oops caps locked.

The mast is in Noank Conn. would like someone from that area and going to New Hampshire. I've heard of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-23-2010
Replies: 89
Views: 9,563
Posted By renbluefish
I like the idea of vessel security system, with...

I like the idea of vessel security system, with the motion detector thats sets of lights maybe also a loud air horn or siren that alerts others. When your tryng to be sneaky bright lights and loud...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-22-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 478
Posted By renbluefish
New England Sailor

Hello to all and thank you. My name is Ren and sail outa Portsmouth NH. I have been crew for the last 4 years on a friends sailboat. 1969 Chris Craft (S&S Design) 32'.

I have just got my own boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-22-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,752
Posted By renbluefish
"Sailboat Hull & Deck Repair" by Don Casey is a...

"Sailboat Hull & Deck Repair" by Don Casey is a good how to manual.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-22-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 734
Posted By renbluefish
also in the process (different boat), check the...

also in the process (different boat), check the shaft diameter and the inside diameter of the strut and/or propeller-shaft tube.

It is also vital to determine whether these measurements are metric...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-22-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By renbluefish
I have always liked varnish, even though you need...

I have always liked varnish, even though you need several more coats than a urethane for a uniformed look. Generally speaking though, its usally wise to stick with the same product that was on...
Forum: Diesel   03-22-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,944
Posted By renbluefish
I just picked up "How Boat Things Work" an...

I just picked up "How Boat Things Work" an illustrated guide by Charles Wing. The illustrations in this book are priceless it breaks down the complete engine and parts plus other working systems. It...
Forum: Atomic 4   03-22-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 4,188
Posted By renbluefish
I would also spray whatever nut or bolt you can...

I would also spray whatever nut or bolt you can get to several times with a good penetrating oil. Could prevent some headaches and snapped bolts.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-20-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,469
Posted By renbluefish
I saw the Spurs display at the New England Boat...

I saw the Spurs display at the New England Boat Show in Boston, it was very impressive and didn't seem to complicated as long as you get your shaft size correct.
Forum: Diesel   03-20-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,190
Posted By renbluefish
thanks, since the engine was rebuilt does that...

thanks, since the engine was rebuilt does that put the hours back to 0???
Forum: Diesel   03-15-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,190
Posted By renbluefish
thanks klem, I have some Marvels Mystery Oil I...

thanks klem, I have some Marvels Mystery Oil I can use just to get the rings oiled.
Forum: Diesel   03-15-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,190
Posted By renbluefish
Stored Westerbeke 46

I have a Westerbeke 46 thats been sitting in heated storage for 10 years. I dont have plans for it for another 2years. The marina that stored it had rebuilt the motor before storage. I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-12-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,760
Posted By renbluefish
Skeg mounted rudder seized

I have a 1980 Kalik 44 that i got in Oct.09. She has been sitting on the hard
for the last 15 years. Its a project of a lifetime. My question is: The skeg mounted rudder is froze or seized at the...
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