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Search: Posts Made By: capt jgwinks
Forum: Diesel 1 Day Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By capt jgwinks
Where to get it depends on the type of t-stat. My...

Where to get it depends on the type of t-stat. My 5411 uses a Dole type unit thats smaller diameter and available only in the marine market. $82 at Moyer and $145 from TOAD.
If yours is the larger...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By capt jgwinks
I bought a quart of Pettit Cabincoat interior...

I bought a quart of Pettit Cabincoat interior paint and noted that it looked, smelled, and acted like ordinary latex house paint. I used up the quart painting the plastic laminate covered bulkheads...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By capt jgwinks
The drain should have a loop, valve, plug, or...

The drain should have a loop, valve, plug, or something to keep the cold air from flowing down into the bilge. Your fridge unit will run less and/or ice will last longer.
Forum: Diesel 4 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By capt jgwinks
Was the engine in time before the pump work?...

Was the engine in time before the pump work? Mating surfaces clean, no gasket, only spray sealant?
Rebuilding the pump is not supposed to alter the timing. When I had mine done the timing did not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: VC 17 or SR 21

I think the overcoating issue is mainly for performance. You wouldn't want to put a super smooth super slippery coating over a nasty rough surface, but there may be some paints that VC or SR might ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,464
Posted By capt jgwinks
Here in Michigan, the State requires you to...

Here in Michigan, the State requires you to register with them whether your documented or not. Fee is $240 for 3 years on a 36 footer. The only advantage to being documented here is you don't have to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 2,017
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Building or buying a 30ft cruiser

Been there, done that, didn't even get the t shirt. You can buy a used boat a hell of a lot cheaper than you can build one. And, the time required is astounding. Half the guys who start a project...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Ace Hardware Antifreeze deal

For your plumbing it should be fine if your temps don't go below -30 or so. Use the good stuff in the engine.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Type 4 tied to stern pulpit

US Coast Guard regulations for COMMERCIAL vessels require a Type IV with a 100 foot floating line attached to the boat. No such requirement for private vessels.
Having your ONLY Type IV tied to the...
Forum: Chartering 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 935
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Online Captains License or class room?

I currently hold a 200 ton license and have been teaching licensing courses for 15 years. I actually work for 3 different schools, one online for which I proctor exams, one classroom program thats a...
Forum: Diesel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Universal 5411 Fresh Water Cooling

You're absolutely correct. I have the converted 5411 as well. The correct setup is as you show it. The line from the top of the thermostat housing goes to one end of the exchanger, and the line from...
Forum: Diesel 09-14-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By capt jgwinks
Assuming you still have the original Hurth HBW 50...

Assuming you still have the original Hurth HBW 50 transmission, and you are laying up for the winter, the Hurth manual says to fill the trans to the top with ATF, then drain back to the correct...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-17-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By capt jgwinks
I think it was 10%, which considering how cheap...

I think it was 10%, which considering how cheap sailboat insurance is compared to powerboats, doesn't amount to much.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-17-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By capt jgwinks
A lot of insurors just want to see training...

A lot of insurors just want to see training certificate, they don't care what it says. I'm using Allstate on the Great Lakes and they gave me a discount for having a USCGAux cert (actually had...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-08-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: My longest sail batten broke....

In the old days we made them out of wooden yard sticks. I still keep a couple on board to make temporary repairs. Just cut to length and sand the edge. Will work well enough until you can get a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-07-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Hot water stink

You can get sulfur odor in your lines whether theres sulfur in your water or not. When closed up without contact with free oxygen, anaerobic bacteria will multiply and they exhale sulfur dioxide. ...
Forum: Diesel 05-11-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By capt jgwinks
The good news about any Universal diesel is that...

The good news about any Universal diesel is that it's really a Kubota and most parts can be had dirt cheap from a tractor shop. The only ones you can't get there are the exhaust manifold, bell...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,690
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: How much paint will I need to do the bottom of a 30 footer

Never been able to figure that one out myself. My 36 Columbia should take a gallon or more, but I get decent coverage with 2 quarts. Your supposed to put on 2 coats which would almost be the amount...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-22-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,104
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Need a creative solution

Add extensions. Get some tubing the same size as your frame, and a couple of feet one size smaller. Slide the smaller tube inside the larger to form a spline and lock them together with screws or pop...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: TV Antenna

Don't know if its the same unit, but when I worked at West Marine about 10 years ago we had one called the UFO, and I think every one we sold got returned. Customers said they didn't work at all....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 826
Posted By capt jgwinks
I've never sprayed one, but have done a number by...

I've never sprayed one, but have done a number by roll and tip. If your experience is doing cars, there won't be much difference. If your used to doing houses, you'll have to pay a lot more attention...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By capt jgwinks
To find a good spot for a shoot through, hold the...

To find a good spot for a shoot through, hold the ducer against the hull with a baggie full of water in between. (Boat has to be in the water). Once you find a good spot where it works, glue it down...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,987
Posted By capt jgwinks
re: USCG 6 Pack License

I have been teaching the OUPV and Master courses for over 10 years. In my experience it is well worth the tuition to take a USCG approved course as the test is then given by the school, not the CG....
Forum: Diesel 02-01-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 4,715
Posted By capt jgwinks
I believe the injectors,as well as many other...

I believe the injectors,as well as many other parts are generic with many of the smaller Kubota engines.
The Y850 was never used in a tractor, apparently built just for Universal. You're pretty...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-11-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By capt jgwinks
A large percentage of boat fires are caused by...

A large percentage of boat fires are caused by pressure alcohol stoves. If a propane stove is properly installed with a gas sniffer alarm/shutoff, it is much safer. Used to be USCG didn't allow...
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