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Search: Posts Made By: mhfowle
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-08-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,109
Posted By mhfowle
My boats have always been investments. Sure I...

My boats have always been investments. Sure I spent $10000 on my boat, but I've had $12,000 worth of fun on it and I've only had it 4 yrs. I once heard "boats are only expensive if you dont use...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-17-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,086
Posted By mhfowle
I don't know much about buying a slip, but it...

I don't know much about buying a slip, but it seems a bit rediculous to pay $100,000???? for esentually nothing. You dont own the dock, nor the water. You're paying for an intangable parking...
Forum: Islander 10-04-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,448
Posted By mhfowle
Does varnish really work as an adhesive? At the...

Does varnish really work as an adhesive? At the shop we use wood glue or epoxy to fasten the bungs in, then chisel the excess bung off, sand it flush and revarnish
Forum: Diesel 09-21-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 4,771
Posted By mhfowle
The injector is removed very easily. There's 2...

The injector is removed very easily. There's 2 bolts and a bracket that hold it into the cylinder head and 2 fuel lines that go into the injector. When you remove the injector, I think theres a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-11-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 906
Posted By mhfowle
That's great info! Thank you so much. I...

That's great info! Thank you so much.

I was actually thinking about sailing around to new bern, oriental and okracoke then motoring down the icw instead of sailing down to beaufort, wilmington,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-10-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 906
Posted By mhfowle
Need Info on Cruising From New Bern to Charleston

Hey all,

Just had a few questions about a cruising plan that I am trying to configure.

The Plan: I have 3 weeks of vacation next year and I wanted to sail my boat with one other person around...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-08-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 2,301
Posted By mhfowle
We use lifecaulk for almost all hardware bedding...

We use lifecaulk for almost all hardware bedding at the boat shop where I work. Just cover the chainplate, mount and tighten it, then wipe caulking that squished out with a rag with paint thinner on...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-17-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 1,908
Posted By mhfowle
First the boat.......Next thing you know, you'll...

First the boat.......Next thing you know, you'll have a pink bedspread and will be driving a minivan
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-14-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 3,436
Posted By mhfowle
I have a ysm 8 on my 26ft. S2. It's very...

I have a ysm 8 on my 26ft. S2. It's very reliable and powerful. I think my boats weighs 5000lbs. It's easy to maintain and the parts are reasonable and redily available. Also Yanmar stands behind...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-14-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 4,923
Posted By mhfowle
Use a hairdryer to heat the intake air if...

Use a hairdryer to heat the intake air if posible, this usually works. WD40 won't harm the engine. Ether will, but if you do use ether, spray a small amount on a paper towel and put the paper towel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-13-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,385
Posted By mhfowle
I use www.torresen.com. The prices are...

I use www.torresen.com. The prices are reasonable, the shipping is fast, and they have good tech support.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-10-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By mhfowle
I agree. I've had my s2 8.0 for a couple of...

I agree. I've had my s2 8.0 for a couple of years. After owning several other boats, I couldn't be happier with the quality, performance, and comfort of it.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-19-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 3,680
Posted By mhfowle
It's hard to get good information on this site...

It's hard to get good information on this site because of the constant arguing among the members. I wish everyone would respect others opinions. There is no right answer for most of the forum...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 785
Posted By mhfowle
I would use a 1 part marine grade polyurethane...

I would use a 1 part marine grade polyurethane paint over the proper primer. Make sure you properly scrape and sand the rudder first

Mike
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 2,163
Posted By mhfowle
Maybe your packing is leaking

Maybe your packing is leaking
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-26-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 1,488
Posted By mhfowle
I had a similar problem and it turned out to be...

I had a similar problem and it turned out to be vapor lock. Try running the motor with the gas cap off. Maybe a fuel tank breather is clogged.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-14-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 2,230
Posted By mhfowle
I've been seeing a lot about cored hulls on this...

I've been seeing a lot about cored hulls on this site. Why are they so undisirable?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-13-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 935
Posted By mhfowle
I have a 1977 s2 8.0. The backing plates should...

I have a 1977 s2 8.0. The backing plates should be below deck (in the cabin, over the headliner.) They are very visable. It sounds like someone did away with them. This is probably why you have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-08-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,646
Posted By mhfowle
Try to get more information then check back. ...

Try to get more information then check back. Restarting a stopped engine to keep it from overheating sounds rediculous. Hopefully there's no hidden problems. A good site for engine ?'s is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-08-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,646
Posted By mhfowle
1. Check the impellor or blockage in the cooling...

1. Check the impellor or blockage in the cooling system. This often causes overheating.

2. Could you explain the second problem more. You shouldn't have to restart the engine every 1/2 hr....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-07-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 9,474
Posted By mhfowle
A guy has a Flicka in my marina. It's a very...

A guy has a Flicka in my marina. It's a very impressive boat. His has a head and 8 hp yanmar. It's top quality. Check out this site.


http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Forest/2727/index.html
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2006
Replies: 113
Views: 17,665
Posted By mhfowle
It's all about what fits your preferences. There...

It's all about what fits your preferences. There are two Mac 26's at my marina and those guys love them.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-30-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 3,047
Posted By mhfowle
Cleaning non-skid surfaces and Wax

I'm having trouble cleaning the non skid portions of my deck on my S2. There is alot of ground in residue/dirt/etc... Does anyone know of an environmentally friendly way of cleaning these area? I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-24-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By mhfowle
You probably don't want a cheap fixer upper. You...

You probably don't want a cheap fixer upper. You get what you pay for a lot of times. A neglected boat is a money pit. With a cheap boat you migtht end up spending a lot more to get it into good...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-24-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,029
Posted By mhfowle
Diesel Mechanic in NC

Does anyone know of a mobile diesel mechanic who works near greensboro, NC. I need some work done on my injection pump on my Yanmar ysm8.

thanks,
Mike
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