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Search: Posts Made By: dennisvetter
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By dennisvetter
Re: Painting Aluminum Engine?

Farymann ... but it's been out of production for 30 years!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By dennisvetter
Painting Aluminum Engine?

I'm in the process of rebuilding my old diesel engine. There are a lot of cast aluminum parts to it, including the transmission and even the block. As per usual, it had about 10 layers of paint on...
Forum: Islander 04-21-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By dennisvetter
Re: ISLANDER 29 repower with YANMAR 2GM?

I'm looking at doing a repower with a used 2GM20F in my 1970 C&C and am trying to sort all this out as well. I found the article at Pearson Triton #381 Glissando | Building a template for the Yanmar...
Forum: Diesel 04-01-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,539
Posted By dennisvetter
Re: Beta Marine

Yikes. It's good to know that you've had some problems with the dealer. Like JRD22, my old Farymann finally gave up the ghost and a new Beta 16 was at the top of my list. Your experience is giving...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2012
Replies: 180
Views: 14,875
Posted By dennisvetter
Re: Why West Marine pi$$es me off

Having worked in West Marine for 3 years part-time I have to weigh in in support of the company (I no longer work there). It's not the greatest paying job in the world ... actually the pay is quite...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,568
Posted By dennisvetter
Farymann USA has been purchased by Highway...

Farymann USA has been purchased by Highway Equipment & Supply in Orlando, Florida. I've been trying to get through to the one person who is handling the Farymann parts to no avail for several weeks...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-23-2012
Replies: 112
Views: 23,750
Posted By dennisvetter
MASTER CRAFT BOAT COVERINGS, RICHMOND, BC ...

MASTER CRAFT BOAT COVERINGS, RICHMOND, BC

Frank Mastar and crew made a dodger for our 1970 C&C Redwing which was a real work of all around craftsmanship. We wanted something not only functional...
Forum: Diesel 02-19-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,279
Posted By dennisvetter
I have a Farymann A30M which is ("knock of wood")...

I have a Farymann A30M which is ("knock of wood") running fine at the moment. My concern is not knowing what condition the water jacket is and having an unexpected failure whilst out cruising. I'm...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-28-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,568
Posted By dennisvetter
This was a recent response I received from a...

This was a recent response I received from a dealer in the Netherlands to explore whether there might be any parts available in Europe (it might be repowering time for all of us A30 owners!):
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-14-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,568
Posted By dennisvetter
Give Sidney Propeller in British Columbia, Canada...

Give Sidney Propeller in British Columbia, Canada a try at (250) 656-3421. Although they're in the process of being merged with another company (Vector Marine?) they were very responsive to me...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-19-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,577
Posted By dennisvetter
Faster, Thanks for the reply. Our boat is...

Faster,
Thanks for the reply. Our boat is Ariel, a 1970 30' C&C Redwing in slip C19 (were moving to D40 ~May 1st to avoid the dog crap!). What club/boat are you?
Ciao'
Dennis
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,577
Posted By dennisvetter
Thank you ... very helpful!!

Thank you ... very helpful!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-16-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,577
Posted By dennisvetter
Engine: To paint or not to paint aluminum and bronze parts

I've just removed what seems like several pounds of paint from some engine parts which turned out to be cast aluminum (crank pulley, exhaust manifold, etc) or bronze. I'm tempted to leave them free...
Forum: Diesel 09-28-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 703
Posted By dennisvetter
Spare Parts for Diesel

I have an old (~1980) single cylinder A30 Farymann engine in my sailboat. We cruise the inside passage of BC in the late Spring (I.E. June ... it's Canada, eh?) and Fall when/where there tend to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,420
Posted By dennisvetter
I spoke with one of Ultimate Sole's distributors...

I spoke with one of Ultimate Sole's distributors in Canada yesterday and asked him if they carried it. He kind of chuckled and sighed and said that they were restructuring the company and that it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-10-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,420
Posted By dennisvetter
Does anyone know what is compatible with Ultimate...

Does anyone know what is compatible with Ultimate Sole? More specifically, if you've already applied and need to refinish down the road what product(s) can you use over it?

I have *maybe* enough...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-08-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,420
Posted By dennisvetter
I'm stripping my sole down as we "speak" and have...

I'm stripping my sole down as we "speak" and have a related question. I have some staining (from past leaks and scratches) in the wood. I'm planning to bleach the sole to remove the stains. I'm...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-21-2010
Replies: 3,294
Views: 536,811
Posted By dennisvetter
British Columbia: Strait of Georgia, Desolation...

British Columbia: Strait of Georgia, Desolation Sound, Discovery Islands
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 946
Posted By dennisvetter
A resource which *might* be of help is a book...

A resource which *might* be of help is a book titled "The Optimum Sailboat" by Ronald Florence. It's out of print (1986 Harper & Roe) but I found one from an Amazon affiliate for a very modest...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By dennisvetter
P.S. Let me know if you got my reply to your...

P.S. Let me know if you got my reply to your original message ... it's probably in your "in box".
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By dennisvetter
I'm a fellow Redwing owner (1970 Hull #102 - in...

I'm a fellow Redwing owner (1970 Hull #102 - in fact I just sent you a response to a message you had sent me in February). What I did was to replace the wire halyard with a combination wire/rope...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 3,397
Posted By dennisvetter
Can those of you with dodgers that fold down or...

Can those of you with dodgers that fold down or are removable post a photo? I'd like to do something like that with our aging dodger and am looking for good ideas. Has anyone gone with a fixed...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-29-2008
Replies: 3,294
Views: 536,811
Posted By dennisvetter
Cruising Area

Strait of Georgia, British Columbia
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-29-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By dennisvetter
Honorariums

I live on a small island (Full time population ~4,000) off the coast of Vancouver, BC. We have a yacht club which has narrowed it's focus over the years to a racing series and an educational program...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 10-29-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 807
Posted By dennisvetter
Honorariums

I live on a small island (Full time population ~4,000) off the coast of Vancouver, BC. We have a yacht club which has narrowed it's focus over the years to a racing series and an educational program...
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