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Search: Posts Made By: britcoal
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-13-2009
Replies: 420
Views: 50,514
Posted By britcoal
I just turned 31 this May and this is my third...

I just turned 31 this May and this is my third season with my 36' Dickerson ketch - she is from 1963, and wooden, so most of the conversations about her involve my jokes that "I hope she is still...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-19-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 12,722
Posted By britcoal
Faster: no funny noises, no.. I truly suspect...

Faster: no funny noises, no.. I truly suspect linkage problems between the shifter and the transmission, as the shifter has been giving me problems. If it is 'bad clutches', what's the worst that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 12,722
Posted By britcoal
Question More information on yanmar transmission issue

Rockter - thanks again for the info. I spoke briefly (over email) with one of the yard mechanics today and he had this to say about the transmission:

"There is a delay in the transmission when it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-02-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 12,722
Posted By britcoal
Which, of course, is exactly what I am afraid of....

Which, of course, is exactly what I am afraid of. :D

Rockter, the picture in that link looks a bit different from my engine (I think.. I haven't seen the boat since early January, so I don't have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 12,722
Posted By britcoal
Rockter: Thanks again. As I'm up here in Maine...

Rockter: Thanks again. As I'm up here in Maine and we just had some snow spitting yesterday, the boat is still winterized and covered. In the next few weeks I'll be opening her up for spring and I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 12,722
Posted By britcoal
Thumbs up Some more information

Thank you all for very useful information!!

Let me clear some things up:

1) I did not mean to disparage the 3GM by labeling the thread "3GM woes" - just meant to indicate the problems are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-31-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 12,722
Posted By britcoal
Question Yanmar 3GM woes

Well, it finally happened.. I got an a list of all the things that my current boat yard thinks is wrong with the mechanicals on my (very new to me) old boat. For some background, the 1993 Yanmar...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-28-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 620
Posted By britcoal
Question Sizing jib sail.

Hello folks,

My 150 genny is near on 20yrs old, and spent the last couple on a roller furler with no UV protection.. you can guess where I'm going with this. It is still useable but won't last. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-27-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 6,598
Posted By britcoal
Question Another 3GM30F Question

I, too, have a 3GM30F - a 1992 that was rebuilt in 2005. I bought the boat this summer and there was zero hours on the engine since rebuild. She starts every time and runs well but I did not realize...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-18-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 3,033
Posted By britcoal
Question No, it isn't, but I may need to consider some...

No, it isn't, but I may need to consider some maintenance on them this year (they're wooden..)

Which brings up another question - the varnish is thick, glossy, and not at all chipped, scratched,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-18-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 3,033
Posted By britcoal
I'm not sure what the clearance is but I had it...

I'm not sure what the clearance is but I had it hauled on the highway this summer before the launch and it has been hauled on many of the roads and highways around here so it must not be a problem. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-18-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 3,033
Posted By britcoal
Boat Yard it is!

Hmm.. the more you guys talk, the more the reality sets in. Sounds like a boat yard is a good choice at the end of the day. Does anybody have suggestions or preferences in the Casco bay area or is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-18-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 3,033
Posted By britcoal
Question Winter Storage - Backyard or Boat Yard?

Hello folks,

I've been enjoying my (new to me) 36' wooden ketch this summer but, as I'm in Maine, I need to be thinking about the winter situation. It seems like the number of boats in the area...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-23-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,614
Posted By britcoal
Angry This past weekend a 32ft cigarette-style boat...

This past weekend a 32ft cigarette-style boat with dual 435hp engines ran over a 14ft fishing boat on a lake here in Maine. The two passengers in the 14ft boat were killed - they were trying to watch...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-06-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By britcoal
Question Halpyon life?

Hello all,

I'm trying to replace my dinghy. I won't go into all the questions that people seem to hate going over for the third, fourth, or eleventh time.. but I wanted to know how long halpyon...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,044
Posted By britcoal
Talking Certainly! (Then again, by the time I'm done he...

Certainly! (Then again, by the time I'm done he can probably say his wallet is at least bigger)..
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,044
Posted By britcoal
Question Headsail sheet - general length questions

I just realized that I can't find the two sheets for the 150 genny on my boat.. As it is new to me I'm not sure what length I need. I'm sure I could over-estimate but I'd rather have just the right...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-31-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By britcoal
She was actually stored dry indoors for ~10 years...

She was actually stored dry indoors for ~10 years during the 80's. The boy who grew up on the boat became a doctor and, right before his dad was to cut the boat up (as you can imagine its state) the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-31-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By britcoal
Whampoa, The inflow of water has definitely...

Whampoa,

The inflow of water has definitely ceased now, since it has been 4 days now. It was out of the water for almost three years so I did expect a lot of leaking initially.. most of the water...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By britcoal
I don't know what the prices up in Jonesport are...

I don't know what the prices up in Jonesport are but you could just call the boatyard and ask. They'll happily give you some prices.

Here in the Casco bay area things run in the ~$4 x sq. ft. for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-31-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By britcoal
Question I have noticed that there is not a very large...

I have noticed that there is not a very large flow of water to the bilge pumps.. which is to say, when the pump comes on, the small section of the bilge which houses the pump is almost emptied out of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 606
Posted By britcoal
I was under the impression that charging the...

I was under the impression that charging the batteries on "ALL" was fine, although if one battery is older and holds less of a charge then the newer battery might not get fully charged.

What is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-30-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,153
Posted By britcoal
Yeesh.. Maine is great. I suppose many people...

Yeesh.. Maine is great. I suppose many people have trouble with the economy here and some people aren't cut out for the winters but I really love the variety of seasons and weather and have never...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By britcoal
Question Battery life?

I just launched a 36 wooden boat (strip planked) that was out of the water for over two years. We knew it would leak a lot but it hasn't been as bad as I expected.

There are two bilges, one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 12,051
Posted By britcoal
I got lucky and nabbed a mooring outright here in...

I got lucky and nabbed a mooring outright here in Portland, ME for $900.. it'll be ~$100 a year in permit fees and inspection. Marina rates seem crazy to me at anywhere from $1200 on the very low end...
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