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Search: Posts Made By: saltypat
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-22-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,500
Posted By saltypat
Leave sailboat in water?

Looking for some advice:
I have a sailboat with ablative paint applied and 2 zincs installed in June 2008. I usually haul the boat every 2 yr. I am thinking of leaving the boat in the water until...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-22-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By saltypat
Both House batteries bad?

Hi sailors,

I have a 33 Endeavour with 3 batteries- 1 starting battery and 2 as house batteries. I think all the batteries were new in June of 2007. My starting battery is still OK but the house...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-17-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By saltypat
Get sails cleaned??

Hi,

I have an Endeavour 33 and two North sails, a sail 1 season old and a sail 2 seasons old. They both appear okay( we did not sail hardly at all this year do to medical problems), but I was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By saltypat
Need water pump?

Hi,

I was on the boat today running our Jabsco 36950-2000 freshwater pump. It was working fine for a while, but then stopped. It seemed like either the belt was slipping (diaphragm stopped...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By saltypat
Lots of good suggestions

Thanks to all for the good suggestions- all the replies really helped.
I have a suggested book I can get and a lot of good troubleshooting ideas.

If I get lucky, it will be the previous...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By saltypat
Alternator Light ON

Hi,

We have a 1984 Endeavour 33, original Yanmar engine. We have had it for two seasons, and at the time of purchase the alternator was rebuilt.

This past season the alternator light on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 5,179
Posted By saltypat
normal use of 1 and 2?

In most older sailboats (we have a1984) is the normal convention that 1 is for engine starting and 2 is the house batteries?

Thanks, Saltypat
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-03-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,497
Posted By saltypat
Thanks for battery info- solar panel good idea!

Old salts, thanks for all the input about winter and batteries. The solar panel idea for keeping charge was attractive, too.

Best to all. Go Navy, beat Army, Saltypat
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-30-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,497
Posted By saltypat
Battery life? Winter storage?

Looking for some words of wisdom from the Sailnet gurus!

The boat is on the hard for the winter (MD), and I have a few battery questions. We have an Endeavour 33 which we took possession of in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-30-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,996
Posted By saltypat
If I go the riggiing/boot tape route (Thanks for...

If I go the riggiing/boot tape route (Thanks for the suggestions), and I put it on and it bonds to itself.......
Can I get it off without too much trouble at some time in the future if necessary...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-30-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,996
Posted By saltypat
Cover clamps around mast boot?

Hi,

On an Endeavour 33 I have a mast boot held on by metal clamps (adjustable by screwdriver). To cover the sharp edges of the clamp end and adjustable fitting, I covered both the top and bottom...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-04-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,157
Posted By saltypat
Any ideas for haulout near Annapolis?

Hi,

Reading the latest posts makes me think about fall haulout.

I did not get hauled last fall so I want to store it on land this winter, and get the bottom done for spring launch.

I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-30-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 5,833
Posted By saltypat
Kudos for all!

Sailors.

Well, a big THANK YOU for all the propane tank info. Previously I always used alcohol.

It was all very interesting and enlightening, and complete.

I really appreciate the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 5,833
Posted By saltypat
Propane Tank Pressure Gauge Meaning

Last summer we bought an old boat that had a new stove and propane tank hookup, but no documentation. I did get stove info off the net

The small propane tank has a pressure gauge that goes from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-25-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 3,198
Posted By saltypat
Tank full, bilge dry.....

Thanks a lot for all the advice. Tank is full, bilge not getting the water- I imagine it is the pressure switch.....

You have all been a big help.

Best,

SaltyPat
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-25-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,185
Posted By saltypat
Ready to try it!

Thanks for all the tips- I am off to install.

Much appreciated,

SaltyPat
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-24-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 3,198
Posted By saltypat
Water system pump does not shut off

Hi,

This is our other maintenance problem. Our water system pump (Automatic model 36950-2000) was working this spring. Today it would not shut off(I just filled the tank). It sound like it is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-24-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,185
Posted By saltypat
Beckson port gasket

Hi,
We have Beckson ports on our Endeavour 33. I have a few leakiing. I bought some port gaskets. I have the instructions for replacing them. My problem is that the gaskets appear somewhat round...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-08-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 15,613
Posted By saltypat
Hope to see more feedback

I am also looking at the Simrad for our Endeavour 33- it seems they are not actively marketed in the US anymore - I have read this is due to the dollar -Euro rates. But it is still possible to get...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-07-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 873
Posted By saltypat
Thanks

Thanks herb- I'll give him a call in the near future.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-07-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 873
Posted By saltypat
Question Other Yanmar 3 GM woes & fuel tank

Hi,

This fall the yard mechanic was unable to change the impeller on our 1984 Endeavour and said I would need a new water pump...... I also need some work on the throttle which goes via an edson...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,478
Posted By saltypat
Maine Sail- Thank you for the furler...

Maine Sail-

Thank you for the furler advice... (and the saw advice)

Much appreciated! SaltyPat
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,861
Posted By saltypat
Cutting floor board?

Our first winter project - We are in the midst of refinishing our Endeavour 33 floor.

We were able to unscrew and take the floor out of the boat. It is a teak & holly layer on plywood.

I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,478
Posted By saltypat
Oh, I jammed this year! And I read this...

Oh, I jammed this year!

And I read this thread with great interest, as I am not sure why it occurred or if I had the best solution.

I have a Shaffer furler for our genoa which we jammed this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-06-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By saltypat
the blue tape will come off relatively easily......

the blue tape will come off relatively easily... I would have guessed that gunk remover would get it off better than paint thinner.....

This idea has merit!
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