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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-03-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 9,029
Posted By captrice
Re: Westerbeke vs Yanmar

Can only talk about the Yanmar in the 39 Irwin I just bought. I brought the boat back from New York to Panama city Fl this winter with the newly installed 4JH3 44 HP and i was very much impressed...
Forum: Chartering   02-16-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,416
Posted By captrice
BVI laws

You sound like you are inviting trouble your way no matter what advise you get. The best answer is what Paul Harvey used to say " If you don't
want to get in trouble just don't do it"
Forum: Irwin   02-15-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,731
Posted By captrice
Re: New Irwin Owner

Thanks for the reply it seems there are alot of 37 CC's and 38's but not very many 39.9 Citation's. I bought the boat from a family in New York the father who was the owner had passed away in 2011...
Forum: Irwin   02-15-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,731
Posted By captrice
Re: New Irwin Owner

Maybe I brought up the wrong Irwin (1979, 39 Citation) but I too am restoring and it is a planed 2 year project. I would love to hear from anyone who has a 39 about some of their do's and dont's....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-12-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 3,719
Posted By captrice
Re: Changing Oil - an easier way?

US Rubber makes a wire reinforced hose with flexable 1/4in or 1/8in pipe thread depending on whatever size you need. You can get a hydrolic fitting with O-ring to pipe in a 90deg. The wire reinforced...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-11-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 3,719
Posted By captrice
Re: Changing Oil - an easier way?

Jabsco makes a 12 volt Vane pump which is reversable and does a good job of pumping the oil out and right back in. If you are lucky enough to have a drain plug on your oilpan a simple wire reinforced...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-08-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 2,656
Posted By captrice
Re: docks on ICW

There will always be situations where emergencies do come up but a common courtesy (as Minnewaska said) is to put yourself in the other persons shoes. Most people respond to someone asking for help...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-08-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 2,656
Posted By captrice
Re: docks on ICW

Hey Mark I couldn't resist after our wonderful night to remember in the city. Rosemary said she has no interest in returning and neither do I. What a shame one person can make people form such an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-08-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 2,656
Posted By captrice
Re: docks on ICW

If you are in the Ft. Lauderdale area be very careful about not only tieing up but anchoring also. I don't think they like sailboaters very much. I speak from experience.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-03-2013
Replies: 285
Views: 86,926
Posted By captrice
Re: Crimping versus Soldering

OK!! OK!! I hearyou guy's but 40 years later my properly soldered terminals conduct better and have never failed me. Although properly crimped terminels work fine too.
I'm probably dealimg with a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-01-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 3,312
Posted By captrice
Battery Cable Crimper

Buy a small propane torch and some large solder strip your insulation back 1 to 2 inches from your connector place in a vise or vice grips heat the connector apply the solder until it fills the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-04-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,940
Posted By captrice
Re: transmission problem?

Well from the experience I have with power boats (I had 2 charterboats only one left)with much larger engines to let them spin in neutral without the clutch oil cooler(engine running) would seriously...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-04-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,940
Posted By captrice
Re: transmission problem?

That makes sense the gear has no cooler on it so engine running or not probably does't pose a wear problem on the clutch plates. Thanks for the heads up
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-04-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,940
Posted By captrice
Re: transmission problem?

Gentlemen I have very little experience with Forums and how they work it looks like I have came in in the middle of your conversation my apologies. I am trying to find out if you damage your gear by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-04-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,940
Posted By captrice
Re: transmission problem?

Earthling here what do you think about my tranny in the 39 Irwin with a new 4JH3 44HP
engine and I think a Hurth gear 172 hrs on everything. Actual question is does the gear need to be locked down...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-04-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,940
Posted By captrice
Re: transmission problem?

My question is do you run in gear or out of gear when under sail with the engine off? On large engines we tie the shaft down with a pipe wrench or use a coupling binder. My engine is a 4JHe yanmar...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   11-30-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 588
Posted By captrice
Crew available Charleston to ….

I 'm not sure my timeframe will work for you. I have a 39 Irwin that I just bought in New York and I got as far as Charleston before returning to work. My wife and I are returning on the 6th or 7th...
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