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Search: Posts Made By: JimsCAL
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Fortress Anchor--Does anyone set it to the 45 degree mud angle?

A Fortress FX-16 is my secondary anchor. I've never set it at the 45 degree mud position. As noted, in the regular position it works in most bottoms. Maybe not as well in mud as it could, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Getting a new main wooo hooo

Price is probably in line with a "full service" loft. Hope they came to the boat and measured and they should also come to the boat and install it and verify all is well. A quick check on the FX...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Best Old 35-45 foot liveaboard boat for 2?

While maybe not meeting all your criteria, I would at least consider the Catalina 36. Big advantage is that there are lots of them out there and you will have a number to pick from. You also have...
Forum: Diesel 1 Day Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 955
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

Note the unit is filled with fresh water and antifreeze, not salt water. Only salt water is the injection into the exhaust. That said, your comment about a brace is a good one. Fresh water is a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Day Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Battery Terminal Short-Circuit Protection

I guess I have a belt plus two pairs of suspenders. Batteries are in a dedicated locker, each battery is in a plastic battery box with lid, and have also cable caps.
Forum: Diesel 1 Day Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 955
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

With your clarifications, I see your custom stainless unit is really a combination of a cooled exhaust header and an exhaust loop with raw water injection. It makes more sense now. You should...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Best spray on / spray off deck cleaner for sailboats

Two suggestions:
1. MDR Krazy Clean. Works well. Be carefull. Will bleach your clothes if you get it on them.
2. LA's Totally Awesome All-Purpose Cleaner. Cheap and works pretty well. Get it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Slip/mooring reservation app

The sailmaker who did some repairs to my dodger and made a new wheelcover for me gave we a card for an app (Apple and Android) called "Slipfinder". Sounds like its very similar. Go to...
Forum: Diesel 2 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 280
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Fuel Pump Noise

I think you are confused. The valve in the fuel return line should be left open. The supply pump is sized to deliver more fuel than the engine uses at full power and the "extra" goes back to the...
Forum: Diesel 2 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Volvo 2001B 9hp charging

This is now sounding like just low batteries. That would explain the slow cranking. Definitely check the batteries with a tester after fully charging them. You say you have two in parallel. No...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 764
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Why Hose Between Shaft Log and Packing Gland?

Have you given up on slipping a fiberglass tube over the existing bronze shaft log? Since most shaft logs in sailboats seem to a fiberglass tube that is glassed into the hull, it would seem if you...
Forum: Diesel 4 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: universal M-30 5424

Since you list the Kubota part number i assume you checked the Kubota tractor sources also. Is it corroded due to water leakage? I have heard of people repairing them with fiberglass.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Days Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,875
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Advice for a young land lubber sailboat shopping

You are not likely to find anything ready to go offshore for $5k. However you might find something that needs some work and will be OK for some cruising in the Puget Sound area and that you can fix...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Paper Charts Wanted

The Maptech Chartkits are probably the easiest and least expensive way to acquire a complete set.
Marine Chartkits / Chart Books on Sale...
Forum: Diesel 4 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: where to buy rebuilt / used Yanmar engine

I suspect the guy in Wisconsin you are referring to is the same one I bought a rebuilt Universal 5411 from a little over five years ago. I had a very hard time getting the core charge back (he...
Forum: Diesel 4 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 955
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

mitempo is correct that you will need an exhaust loop with injection like his picture. Even with your cooled exhaust manifold, the exhaust gas will be too hot for hose. You will need stainless or...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 5 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Need Advice on Buying a Live-aboard

With your budget and your plan for lots of single-handing, I would consider stepping down a bit in size. Something in the 32-37 range would allow you to find something a bit newer and probably in...
Forum: Diesel 5 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Problems Bleeding Fuel Lines in Yanmar 3GM30F

The Racor primary is before the priming pump on the engine. When you replace the primary filter, you need to it with clean fuel and minimize the amount of air inside when you put it back together. ...
Forum: Diesel 5 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 955
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

Interesting. Note that what is described in the linked blog is the cooled exhaust manifold, not the heat exchanger. I assume you are just going to use an off-the-shelf heat exchanger for that. My...
Forum: Diesel 6 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 178
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Fuel leaks on Yanmar 2gm20f

This is a great suggestion. This is on the fuel line entering the filter. A common problem. A leak here will run down the filter body and you think its the O-ring not sealing.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Deck hardware: OK to attach with screws only?

This is worth watching.

SAIL?s Epoxy Basics: Installing Deck Hardware | Sail Magazine (http://www.sailmagazine.com/systemsengines/dyi-west-systems-deck-hardware-video-7)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 902
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: looking for help on where to set my jib block

No problem. Your more detailed response added to the discussion.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Bent bow rail

Is the tubing kinked anywhere? If so, it may not be possible to straighten it. I once tried to straighten a stanchion that had a small kink in it. No luck after lots of time and effort. Ended up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Deck hardware: OK to attach with screws only?

It sounds like you are describing a head liner that is purely cosmetic to cover up the bottom of the fiberglass deck. Best would be to remove it, install the hardware, and then reinstall it. If...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 902
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: looking for help on where to set my jib block

Sounds like what I said in Post 3, just more succinctly.
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