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Search: Posts Made By: BigLew18
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By BigLew18
Mast-attached winch problem

Recently, I serviced (for the first time) the two winches located on the mast (one on each side) that help with halyard tightening. Both are Lewmar 6's, and each has a plate under the winch that has...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By BigLew18
Fixed Portlight Reset Advice Needed

I am in the process of resetting the leaky fixed port lights of my 1979 Pearson. The aluminum frames are in two sections (top and bottom), with the halves held in place by a metal tab on each side...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-13-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,437
Posted By BigLew18
Re: Engine oil stains on deck gelgoat

You might want to try a product named FSR. It is a blue gel that I used on the anti-skid of my older sailboat when she came to me. I had no way of knowing what the cause of many of the stains I...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-02-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,496
Posted By BigLew18
Re: Learn to sail this winter: Where to go?


Like you, I also recently undertook sailing and wanted to benefit from the experience of more seasoned sailors through an ASA program. I took classes on both the Gulf Coast and the San...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-26-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By BigLew18
Re: A/C circulation pump problem


Great advice. Thank you
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-26-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By BigLew18
Re: A/C circulation pump problem

I wanted to reply and thank those who provided helpful input. The problem was in fact in the relay switch. A simple replacement, and then the compressor and circulation pump kicked on.

Thank you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-19-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By BigLew18
Re: A/C circulation pump problem

Thank you for the quick response and I apologize for the slow response. I had to get out to the boat for the wiring diagram, which I have attached.

I have examined the electrical connections and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-17-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By BigLew18
A/C circulation pump problem

I recently purchased an older sailboat that has a Cruiseair split-air air conditioning system. When the circuit for the system is turned on, the SMX control panel comes on and the fan begins to...
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