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Search: Posts Made By: OPossumTX
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-08-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: Galilee 15 Replacement Daggerboard?

I just saw this and I have a Galilee 15 sitting in my side yard wanting to go sailing. I was going to offer to weigh and take measurements for you but it looks like you've got it done.

PM me if...
Forum: Atomic 4 09-08-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: Electronic Ignition

One way those things work is by providing a higher voltage spark often of shorter duration. That can lead to arc-tracking problems with wires, distributor caps and rotors. That means that while the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-28-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 996
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: fuse popped, ARRRG

One thing to consider if your cables keep getting loose is heating at the terminal. When the terminal heats up, it expands. If the fastening bolt does not expand as much as the terminal, the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 3,155
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: Boat Explodes

I have welded, soldered and brazed on used LP gas, gasoline, diesel, and oil tanks. I have had them catch fire even after being steam cleaned and in spite of every thing I knew to do at the time. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-23-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,296
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: Is it okay to pee in the ocean?

And don't let anyone see ye either!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-20-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: Tohatsu 4,5,6 HP Tiller Lock Fix

I've seen that hole in the shift lever. I will see what I can do with it. The new ones have the shifter on the front.

Thanks!
O'
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: Tohatsu 4,5,6 HP Tiller Lock Fix

I have one of the 6HP wonders and it does tend to self steer. It would just keep turning until I ran out of rudder. Very inconvenient if you need to turn the other way!

I handled this problem by...
Forum: Diesel 08-18-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 878
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: Tips on loosening screw

And then, there is the shade tree mechanic expedient of using a small dull chisel and a tappy little hammer to chase and tease recalcitrant fasteners around and around until they submit in shreaded...
Forum: Diesel 08-09-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 878
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: Tips on loosening screw

And after you break it loose using the impact driver, you can use the bit and adapter with your ratchet to back it out.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-18-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,120
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: Need Help With Fix Up

It depends on how attached you are to it. I saw a "rebuild" that only used the name, wheel and the ship's log. He called it a rebuild for tax reasons. HE DID NOT WANT TO PAY DUTY ON IT. ;-)
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-18-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,737
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: What the heck is this?

Yes, better to be safe than sorry. If you've already cut it and it is more than 5~10 years old. Your radio will thank you for replacing it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-07-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 5,411
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: The run aground poll

I have run a ground so much that I don't even care to think about it. I lost count years ago. Actually, it never occurred to me to count.

I have to negotiate a narrow channel getting my 25...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-02-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 864
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: mainsail batten

If you decide to cut, wrap the end tightly in masking tape and cut through the tape. The tape will keep most of the larger shards together and may help keep the cut end from splitting out as much.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-02-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: Permanent vs. portable fuel tank

Excellent suggestion!

I would get another portable tank before I went to the trouble and expense of having a permanent tank installed.

If you have a GPS or a speed log of some sort. Crank...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-04-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: help need to find seals for tohatsu

NEWHAUL,

If you have a seal and bearing place near by, check your phone book, or look on the interthing. After suitably cleaning them, no one wants to get all greasy and messed up. Bring the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-01-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 578
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: depth sounder install wax cleanup??

Leave the wax pad. StiÁk it solidly and just keep using it that way. It is working right?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-31-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,273
Posted By OPossumTX
Question Re: Inflatable Kayaks

I just recently picked up a used 14ft Kaboat inflatable. Http://www.boatstogo.com/kayaks_sk430.asp
It came with a 2.5hp Yamaha 4 stroke which is what I really bought it for. Now, I really like...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-30-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,371
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: Egg Whites--Natural Ant-Fouling for Running Gear

Could also be a cover story for a test of a new ablative formula cadmium oxide/cobalt 60 bottom paint. I'll bet that would work great for reducing fouling and even provide fertility suppression for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-30-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: Cruising wing sail

I would think it would take a whole lot of trouble out of sailing. Sailing and fun are, after all, the point.

But, but, but, how would you reef the thing?

Have FUN!
O'
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-22-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 3,049
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: BoatUS membership worth it?

My regular insurance has a $1000 towing coverage. It is better than nothing but it takes no time at all to use that up and dig your credit card into a very significant hole if you are a ways from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-22-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 3,049
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: BoatUS membership worth it?

I understand that they will tow you from your, mooring or slip to the marine yard to get your engine fixed, bottom scraped and painted, or what ever. It would probably cost more to hire a tow than...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-22-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 4,297
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: Yacht capsizes on launch

This reminds me of the Scottish ship building Company that had bid on building some ships for a Japanese company between the WW1 and WW2. The submitted bid included preliminary plans that would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-12-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,711
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: Sailing Knives and Multi-tools!!! Show 'em off here!

Some rope loops sewn to the shorts, a few snap shackles, a bit of line, a few eye splices and you've got yourself a dandy pair of nautical lookin' suspenders that could double as a safety harness,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-10-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,357
Posted By OPossumTX
Wink Re: What is this device?

RDF, With one bearing, you have a line on your chart, with two, you have a point, and you can say I'm right HERE! With three or more bearings, your point of certain position becomes an area. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,357
Posted By OPossumTX
Re: What is this device?

RDF was as good as it got for a lot of years. You could get a fix even if it was foggy, cloudy or raining at night. Just use the RDF to get a bearing to a radio station, record the bearing, then do...
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