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Search: Posts Made By: Maine_bill
Forum: Diesel 08-19-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 535
Posted By Maine_bill
Diesel oil question

My Universal M-30 diesel calls for 10w-40 diesel oil. Locally I can only find 5w-30 or 15w-40.
Can I substitute for another weight oil??? If so which way do I go. Living and sailing in Maine.
OR...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-09-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By Maine_bill
Power for Windless

On our 1981 Pearson 35 we live strictly in a 12volt world. We have two 12 volt batteries .... Not sure of the "size" ....
We draw very few amp hours from the batteries....
We use them to start...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-08-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By Maine_bill
Deck cleaner/wax

Looking for opinions on the "best" deck cleaner/wax product.
Older deck... Not showroom shiny... No adverse chalking... Not overly dirty... Just winter grime etc
Just looking for a good cleaner...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-10-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Maine_bill
Re: Adjusting your rig

Yup... I get it now.
I keep forgetting the "fine tuning" part.
Thanks
Bill
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-10-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Maine_bill
Adjusting your rig

Morning all,
I was reading the "sticky" post on adjusting your rig. I've read many descriptions on how to do this and I always end up with one question.
Every method says something like;
" (NOTE:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-07-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By Maine_bill
Low friction ring and dyneema loop

http://www.defender.com/large/603029_l.jpg

Can anyone tell me what splice is used to make up this dyneema loop on a low friction ring
Forum: Chartering 04-05-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,974
Posted By Maine_bill
Re: Pirates bight at norman island reopens after “make over”

From the pictures I see on the Internet and the "scuttlebutt" on other web sites ( hope that doesn't break posting rules of GUIs site) there is definitely a new Pirates on Norman Island.
It IS...
Forum: Chartering 04-03-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,974
Posted By Maine_bill
Re: Pirates bight at norman island reopens after “make over”

We were there this December(2013). They had a temporary bar/restaurant open to the left of the original building. The temporary ( now permanent) bar was wonderful. A real improvement ( not to say we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-24-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,176
Posted By Maine_bill
Re: Materials for Soft Shackles

I'm not too familiar with soft shackles but I am intrigued.
Would love to use them for attaching jib sheets.
Do they work reliably. I've seen some violent "thrashing" of jib clews while tacking...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By Maine_bill
Re: Are these supporting weight like bulkheads?

Looks like a 22 ft Catalina ... Close??
You are correct . The post supports the deck stepped mast. As I recall I see no reason the bulkheads can not be removed and replaced in kind.
I don't think...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-10-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By Maine_bill
Un-stepping a mast

I may be shipping my new boat purchase home to Maine.
Just a question... Should I ask the marina that will un-step the mast to;
1. not loosen the fore stay
2. Loosen all other shrouds and stays...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-10-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By Maine_bill
Re: Looking for Owners Time BVI June 2014

Try looking at
Sailonline.com

Bill
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-06-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,804
Posted By Maine_bill
Re: Costs of trucking a boat??

Jimgo,
You said you used NJ Boat Hauler to transport a boat..
How long ago did you use them?
Wrote for a quote but haven't heard back.. I would like to talk to them because they can save me money...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-05-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By Maine_bill
Re: New mooring Portland Maine

Don, check Portland harbormaster ... The City has moorings .. Very reasonable......
BUT
A waiting list ...
Good luck
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 973
Posted By Maine_bill
Re: ICW Question

a quick note..
I have captained catamarans to 50 feet, in the BVI ...been doing that for about 12 years now. Prior to that ..always near and on the water..My boat will draw 3'-9". Im just trying to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 973
Posted By Maine_bill
Re: ICW Question

Thanks for the help
Seeing that I would be on a boat that is NEW to me I was looking at an "easy" route north. So taking the suggestions here I have made a "tentative" route on the outside. All...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 973
Posted By Maine_bill
ICW Question

The boat I may end up with has a height above water of 46ft
So two questions
1. Can a sailboat with that height of mast motor the ICW from Cape May to Sandy Hook without "going outside"?
2....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2014
Replies: 126
Views: 4,982
Posted By Maine_bill
Re: insurance/survey

Just my two cents... I see that you wanted to use "Foremost Insurance"
Just saying:
Foremost Reviews | InsuranceUSA.com (http://www.insuranceusa.com/reviews/foremost/foremost-reviews/)
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-30-2014
Replies: 100
Views: 5,339
Posted By Maine_bill
Re: A survey is not poetry

Great information on surveys here.
But after reading most posts .... How does one "make an offer" on a boat in the WINTER if it's not advisable to do a survey on a FROZEN HULL/BOAT????

The...
Forum: Chartering 01-30-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,412
Posted By Maine_bill
Re: Need someone to join me on a BVI charter in Feb or March

Another interesting fact... Our charters are about 10 days ... Over the years the price per person has hardly changed. We drive to Boston, stay overnight, fly to St Thomas and ferry to Soper's Hole...
Forum: Chartering 01-30-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,412
Posted By Maine_bill
Re: Need someone to join me on a BVI charter in Feb or March

I've been chartering in the BVI for over 12years. I do a 44 and 50 foot cats ..we have always had four couples total and ALL fees are split per person....
Works easy peezy
Bill
PS... New rib...
Forum: Diesel 01-30-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,732
Posted By Maine_bill
Re: Looking for Universal M30/5424 Exhaust Manifold

Again...great insight from all that responded. Makes some decisions a bit easier
Bill
Forum: Diesel 01-29-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,732
Posted By Maine_bill
Re: Looking for Universal M30/5424 Exhaust Manifold

It seems like a Universal M30/5424 Exhaust Manifold is hard to find or non-existant. Should this fact take all those old boats on the market off my list of boats to look at and possible purchase?? ...
Forum: Diesel 01-26-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By Maine_bill
Re: Universal 5424 vs 5416 parts

Sugar bird
I am familiar with the kabota/ universal parts compatibility issues... But just wondering if parts for the 5416 is as sketchy as the 5424
I passed up an older boat because of the exhaust...
Forum: Diesel 01-26-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By Maine_bill
Universal 5424 vs 5416 parts

I know that early 1980 universal 5424 parts are VERY HARD ( if not impossible) to find....exhaust manifolds etc
Will I run into the same situation with say 1984 - 1985 Universal 5416 diesels... Are...
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