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Forum: Watkins   12-16-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,346
Posted By dvpamenter
Re: Watkins Owners

Hi. I am on here occasionally. Have an 89 Watkins 33.
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-13-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 736
Posted By dvpamenter
Thanks guys. I did some gross adjustments, thats...

Thanks guys. I did some gross adjustments, thats technical for pulling on the ground wire just below thwe plate and presto, I got lights. Likely won't last but the diagnosis is a ground!1
Don
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-13-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 736
Posted By dvpamenter
Puzzler... for me

I have 3 lights on the mast, masthead, steaming and deck. The wiring is inside the mast. They share a single negative but naturally have dedicated positive. The mast is keel stepped. Mast was...
Forum: Chartering   11-17-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 26,166
Posted By dvpamenter
Justice demands the accused to see the accuser....

Justice demands the accused to see the accuser. If there are sock puppets at play and they will not allow themselves to be identified and their bias declared, the thread should come down!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-16-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,220
Posted By dvpamenter
Thanks all. Recently found a product called...

Thanks all. Recently found a product called Prop-shield which is lanolin based. Likely just lanolin at a few more $$.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-15-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,220
Posted By dvpamenter
antifouling for prop and shaft

Hauled Ossifrage 3 weeks ago. Hull was very clean, but prop and shaft were heavily coated with crustaceans. Boat is in Atlantic Canada waters. Any one with any suggestions for anti-fouling metals?...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-25-2010
Replies: 96
Views: 7,379
Posted By dvpamenter
The name is Ossifrage, Latin for bone breaker....

The name is Ossifrage, Latin for bone breaker. Original owner was an orthopedic surgeon!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-17-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 3,612
Posted By dvpamenter
Vaseline will work with the inside transducer....

Vaseline will work with the inside transducer. Doesn't leak. Just make sure there are no air bubbles under the transducer.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-04-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 6,689
Posted By dvpamenter
I appreciate the comment. Felt disclosing any...

I appreciate the comment. Felt disclosing any time I commented on a furler would do, but you are likely right SD so sig is changed.
Don
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-31-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 6,689
Posted By dvpamenter
I have a bias because I am the Canadian mfg...

I have a bias because I am the Canadian mfg agent. But.. go to the Alado Nautica site and ask Mr Davenport to provide you with the Practical Sailor review.
Don
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-29-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By dvpamenter
Abacos Chartering

I am considering chartering in the Abacos or the BVIs this February. Which is recommended and why?
Don
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-05-2009
Replies: 66
Views: 5,155
Posted By dvpamenter
CD Clear Sailing from Clear sailing, Don

CD
Clear Sailing from Clear sailing,
Don
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-29-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 2,072
Posted By dvpamenter
Andy. I had used the reverse to fwd occasionally...

Andy. I had used the reverse to fwd occasionally and had limited success. The Martec prop may have several issues. One is the common not opening in balance but the other is worn or bent pins which...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-28-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 2,072
Posted By dvpamenter
Andy. Sent the prop to Martec for the rebuild....

Andy. Sent the prop to Martec for the rebuild. Works much much better to the degree there is no vibration now. Previous vibration was enough to be intolerable at mid and higher rpm.
Don
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-15-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,654
Posted By dvpamenter
I have a Pela 2000. Works great. Larger Pela...

I have a Pela 2000. Works great. Larger Pela model looks like the Moeller.
Don
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-08-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 3,217
Posted By dvpamenter
Saturday, 3 hr sail on almost flat St Margarets...

Saturday, 3 hr sail on almost flat St Margarets Bay Nova Scotia. 15 kt winds and good company.
Sunday and Monday, too many distactions and blustery so tied to mooring!!
Don
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-06-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 2,244
Posted By dvpamenter
Maybe and maybe not. The mast head sheaves may be...

Maybe and maybe not. The mast head sheaves may be designed for wire and may not work properly with rope. Rope halyards unless you buy the really expensive stuff will stretch under load. Rope to wire...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-25-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,204
Posted By dvpamenter
Re the Wet Bond, I coated the seams. If you go...

Re the Wet Bond, I coated the seams. If you go this route, make sure it cures before any pressure is put on the seams
Don
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-25-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,204
Posted By dvpamenter
I used a 2 part product called Wet Bond available...

I used a 2 part product called Wet Bond available via hardware stores. Its a flexible epoxy.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-24-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By dvpamenter
I have purchased items from sailnet several...

I have purchased items from sailnet several times. Never a problem.
Don
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-28-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,196
Posted By dvpamenter
Not wanting to take the work from Scotty, but try...

Not wanting to take the work from Scotty, but try rigrite.com. They have sheaves in lots of sizes etc.
Don
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-25-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By dvpamenter
The Martec website has diagrams and instructions....

The Martec website has diagrams and instructions. Worth a look.
Don
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-16-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,047
Posted By dvpamenter
back stay tension

Hi. I have a split backstay and while I hav sailed for years I have always questioned the backstay tension. Down wind loose and windward taut, but when taut what is the correct ratio to breaking...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 2,801
Posted By dvpamenter
If feasible why not keep the jam cleat and add...

If feasible why not keep the jam cleat and add another clutch to match what you have. If not feasible remove the cleat fill the holes and add the clutch.
Clear Sailing
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-12-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 4,707
Posted By dvpamenter
Yes, Yes. We don't need it and it takes away from...

Yes, Yes. We don't need it and it takes away from the value of the exchanges.
Don
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