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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-14-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 1,299
Posted By Elie
Battery Winter Storage

A neat trick is to install one or two small(5 watts)solar panels wired to the batteries without any charge controller, but fused. The panels are fixed on a broom handle verticaly (to avoid snow...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-10-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 2,985
Posted By Elie
OMC SailDrive oil leak

I''ve owned such an engine on a previous boat that is still in the family. The problem mentionned has 2 possible causes.
1: The upper oil seal on the crankshaft is shot and needs to be replaced, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-06-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 872
Posted By Elie
Iron Keel help

My boat has an Iron keel. I had it sandblasted,to refinish it and to my dismay all the previous fairing was also blown away in the process leaving a realy ugly casting with lots of marks and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-06-2002
Replies: 10
Views: 2,852
Posted By Elie
Feathering Props

On my previous boat, I had a MaxProp 2 blade propeller installed by the Maxprop rep. I found it a bit stiff but the rep insisted that this was Ok. Few days latter, comming to a dock after motoring...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-08-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 1,029
Posted By Elie
Paint Removal

I just finished the task of removing my old waterline stripe with a commercial paint remover(the milder one used for antique furniture ). It worked quite well and the gelcoat was never...
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