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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-17-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,198
Posted By Groven
Just keep in mind that wherever you place them,...

Just keep in mind that wherever you place them, the weak link in that bulkhead/surface will now be the speaker cones/surrounds. They break down incredibly fast in the UV and then allow water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-17-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 9,149
Posted By Groven
Filthy Shore Power Cord Solution?

I'm sick of cleaning scuffs off my boat from grimy shore power cords! New cords seem to go tacky after just months in the South Florida sun. Does anybody have a creative solution for an inexpensive...
Forum: Cal   09-13-2009
Replies: 55
  Cal 31
Views: 24,912
Posted By Groven
I recently posted this on another thread before I...

I recently posted this on another thread before I found the Cal 31 thread. I would appreciate any comparison data other Cal 31 owners are able to provide:

I have a Universal 5416 installed in my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-04-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,328
Posted By Groven
I second Faster's rec to first check the water...

I second Faster's rec to first check the water level in all of the cells. I learned that lesson the hard way...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-04-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 3,328
Posted By Groven
Keel Lift

For the keel lift, how about this:

1.) Keep the line run aft through the clutch and around the winch
2.) Then run the line forward to a block attached to that padeye I see low on your mast in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-03-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,558
Posted By Groven
Almost every fiberglass keelboat that comes out...

Almost every fiberglass keelboat that comes out on a marina travel llift for maintenance or storage gets a once over with a pressure washer while it is still in the slings. If you use common sense,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-03-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 5,449
Posted By Groven
My ancient Yamaha 2 hp, which is similar, had the...

My ancient Yamaha 2 hp, which is similar, had the same problem. First step, esp for a freshwater engine, is to check the condition of the water pump impeller, which is not that difficult to get to. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-03-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 660
Posted By Groven
Universal 5416 / M-20 - Performance Survey

I have a Universal 5416 installed in my 1980 Cal 31 and am evaluating my cooling system for proper performance. I have the performance specs for my particular raw water pump, but would like to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-15-2008
Replies: 75
Views: 32,432
Posted By Groven
Nicro Day-Night 2000 solar vent repair

I previously posted this on another forum that doesn't show up on Google searches. Thought it might be more useful here. Unfortunately, no pictures of the process. I was impatient to get it fixed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-15-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 8,313
Posted By Groven
I have an ST 4000 that had gotten "grabby". ...

I have an ST 4000 that had gotten "grabby". Sporadically it wouldn't allow the wheel to turn, even though the clutch always remained fully disengaged. This is no fun when you are getting ready to...
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