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Forum: Introduce Yourself   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: boardinvt

Unless the boyfriend is a very competent single-handed sailor, I would suggest taking the time to get you trained enough to handle the boat before leaving. Slow down and get better acquainted with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 198
Views: 19,341
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Florida is at it again

Katiejai, I believe Florida recognizes riparian rights, in which a landowner abutting a water body can construct a dock or mooring on submerged lands that are within Waters of the State. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Can you identify this shaft coupling?

Thanks Maine Sail. That gives me a starting point for further searching. Interestingly, when the coupling was added on, it appears they just pushed the shaft further aft to fit it in as the stock...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 198
Views: 19,341
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Florida is at it again

Amen JonEisberg! Great examples of what the real problem is. I don't like looking at eyesores like this either. With as many boat registrations and renewals that occur in Florida each year, you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Can you identify this shaft coupling?

Thanks Albrazzi! I really am grateful for the help I get on this forum. Even if I can't find an exact replacement for the coupling, I am now very convinced that I need to deal with the problem as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 198
Views: 19,341
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Florida is at it again

It is unfortunate that Seatow didn't decline the business. BoatUS, on the other hand, is spending quite a bit of their resources defending boaters' access.

I think what Miami Beach is doing is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Can you identify this shaft coupling?

Albrazzi and Capt Len, thank you, thank you. When I first noticed the sliding, I had the mechanics at Demopolis, AL work on it. They re-drilled the dimples and replaced the set screws with new...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 198
Views: 19,341
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Florida is at it again

Unfortunately I suspect the "real" agenda of some is being hidden behind the derelict boat issue, because it really is a problem. I think Florida Fish and Wildlife, SSCA, BoatUS, and many of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 965
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Toilet Backup

How about a very full holding tank and blocked tank vent? Normal biological activity builds pressure in the full tank and pushes sewage back into bowl.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Can you identify this shaft coupling?

Thanks for responding Scubadoo! Your latter comment is correct. I am trying to identify the coupling that connects the shaft to the transmission.

Yea, this boat has by far the best engine and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 198
Views: 19,341
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Florida is at it again

I really appreciate the diverse discussion regarding anchoring restrictions. We sailed in Florida for about 30 years and I have some experience with the issue of anchoring near homes. In my mind...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Can you identify this shaft coupling?

The attached picture is from the prop shaft of a 1980 Cal 31. The coupling looks to be some sort of flexible type, but can't determine the make/model.

Anyone have an idea?
Forum: Cal   06-16-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Cal 31 Propeller Question

Does the TinyTach get its input signal from the alternator AC output or does it somehow connect mechanically? I looked at the site but it wasn't clear on this. I was thinking of getting a cheap...
Forum: Cal   06-16-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Cal 31 Propeller Question

Faster, Deep Blue Yacht Supply is recommending a 15 by 10, 3-blade Michigan Wheel MP3 or 15 by 11, 3-blade Michigan Wheel Sailor 3. The VicProp calculator came up with a 14 by 8, 3-blade. Another...
Forum: Cal   06-16-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Cal 31 Propeller Question

Thanks everyone for the responses. I did a new bottom job just before making the trip...its clean. Don't have a tachometer, but throttle was pushed to the stops and no black smoke. I am going back...
Forum: Cal   06-02-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Cal 31 Propeller Question

After just completing a 500 mile inland motoring trip and having had time to digest/study my observations, I think my propeller is too small. My best speed was 4.5 miles per hour (no current) and my...
Forum: Cal   06-02-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 312
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Cal 31 Bilge Question

I drilled new pilot holes in the bilge bottom (at deepest part which is at aft end) to install a new bilge pump. When I drilled it felt as if below the bilge bottom was hollow.

Anyone have same...
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-01-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Electrical Fire Scare

engineer_sailer, thank you for the post. Always good to be reminded of potential on-board electrical dangers and need to check/recharge extinguishers.
Forum: Diesel   05-16-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: MD7 Diesel in motor oil ?? maybe MD 7

I just found this thread and apologize for posting so long afterwards, but a very timely subject for me. I have a Universal 5416 with electric fuel pump. Was doing a lot of motoring down the...
Forum: Outboard   05-16-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Is there a better way to change gear oil?

Thanks Birdie. Anything has to make the process easier. I wanted to give you a "thanks" but couldn't find the button to push. Do you know why sometimes it shows up in a post and sometimes it...
Forum: Outboard   05-03-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Is there a better way to change gear oil?

Just had the "pleasure" of changing the gear oil in my outboard. By the time I was able to unscrew the pump hose and fumbled to get the threaded plug back in I had released a large portion of what I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-25-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,876
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: I need more horsepower

PorFin, great question. Just did new bottom paint. Smooth as silk. I just did, however, look at a propeller website that allows one to calculate prop diameter and pitch based on boat and engine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-25-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,876
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: I need more horsepower

SJ34, very interesting. You are correct that I only displace 9170 lbs. and add about 1500 lbs when loaded to go sailing.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-25-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,876
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: I need more horsepower

Thank you PorFin. My engine doesn't have a tach., but am reasonably sure it revs all the way up at WOT. I couldn't see any size/pitch markings on the prop when last out of the water so will likely...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-25-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,876
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: I need more horsepower

Dave E, I don't think your comment was negative at all. If that is the case, it just is. I need to be pulled back to reality occasionally. So, that being the situation the question now is to...
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