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Search: Posts Made By: winethief
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-01-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 717
Posted By winethief
Engine Mounts

I have told that my Westerbeke 46 is in need of new engine mounts. My mechanic has instructed me to see if I can match either Yanmar or Volvo mounts to the old ones. Reason being that the original...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-24-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,311
Posted By winethief

I am replacing a very old Glacier Bay unit, circa 1985, which I have already dropped about $2300 on. I think it is time to start afresh.

Since sending out this thread I have been in contact with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-24-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,311
Posted By winethief

12V system
existing boxes (currently have an old Glacier Bay)
water cooled, through hull already in place

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-24-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,311
Posted By winethief

Reviewing refrigeration systems that aren't an arm and leg. Someone mentioned Sea Frost.

Looking for any opinions.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-17-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 3,025
Posted By winethief
Autohelm ST 50 Radar NMEA Interface Box

I have an old ST 50 radar system that works fine except I wish to connect it to my NMEA system. The manual speaks of an interface box.

Any input or suggestions would be very much appreciated.
Forum: Passport 11-17-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 3,227
Posted By winethief

I believe your idea of stripping off the heads and then going after the screw with vice grips is your only option. That's what I ended up doing on one of my stanchions.

No other creative ideas.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-08-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 375
Posted By winethief
Radar compatibility

I purchased the new Nobeltec Admiral v.10. My question outside of the Nobeltec dome, is what other manufacturer is compatable with this software for radar overlay?

I have not heard of any other....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By winethief
Quadrant rusting

The stantions on my quandrant are rusting and my question is what can I do about it. They seam secure but wish to slow or eliminate the progression.

I don't know how to show a picture but it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By winethief
Exhaust smoke

I own a Westerbeke 46 with about 3500 hours on it. I was told that the last owner had the engine rebuilt. However, it appears I am getting more exhaust smoke even after the engine has warmed up.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-20-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By winethief

I am looking to put a new refrigeration system in my Passport 40. I currently have the original Glacier Bay which has been fixed for the last time. I have already sunk about $2500 into it. Next time...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 861
Posted By winethief
Passport 40 binnacle

I am in the process of replacing my original binnacle with a new one. Does anyone have any experience in this area, especially anything to look out for before beginning. I have looked at the Edson...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 3,054
Posted By winethief
Electronic Charts

I am looking for feedback on electronic charts before making the investment. My plan is to have the charts PC based. The question is what software do I go to. Everything I have read says to wait...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 05-21-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By winethief
How long do you expect the cruise to last and...

How long do you expect the cruise to last and what expenses are you covering?

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-08-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,441
Posted By winethief
Painting Topside

I am in the process of my due diligence of getting estimates for painting the cabin top, gunnells, and cockpit on my Passport 40. I have heard using one part polyurethane will do the trick. However,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-23-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 851
Posted By winethief
Sailing the Delta in June

Me and my bride-to-be are planning a cruise from the SF Bay up to the Sacramento Delta. We are reading everything and anything we can get our hands on. But we also wanted to get some input from...
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