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Search: Posts Made By: LinekinBayCD
Forum: Outboard 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: Tohatsu 25 Air intake issue.

Well I was not able to figure it out myself. Took it the boat / engine to the local outboard shop. Turned out to be an electrical wire issue that only acted up when the engine cover was on....
Forum: Outboard 07-29-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 1,716
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: Maintaining an outboard

Agree with getting the gas in small quantities. Since I started using the internal tank and ValvTech gas I have had no problems with my 4hp Mercury.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,028
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: Rigging knife

My favorite boat knife and for around the house is the blue Victorinox Swiss Army knife. Serrated blade, flat blunt marlin spike with a shackle key, Philips and two flat head screw drivers, can...
Forum: Outboard 07-07-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: Tohatsu 25 Air intake issue.

Thanks for all the answers. No pinching of fuel or electrical lines that I can see. The problem arose pretty quickly. Had it running at home when I got it running for the season, but the cover was...
Forum: Outboard 07-06-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Tohatsu 25 Air intake issue.

The Tohatsu 25 will idle and run perfectly with the engine cover off but as soon as I put the cover on it begins to sputter. The air intake on the cover is not blocked in any way but for some reason...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 2,766
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: How do you tow your inflatable RIB?

During 20-25 years sailing on charters and with own boat on the Maine coast I have always towed. Never once had any dinghy on deck. Most have been RiBs with the engine on the dink. Never once had any...
Forum: Diesel 05-11-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,227
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: How often to change impeller?

It constantly amazes me that such a critical engine system is soooo dependent on a little rubber part that is prone to unexpected failure. I always thought that there should be a water pump...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-02-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: SmartGuage Review

Makes sense as the blower always runs for a bit after it is turned off. I'll see if I can find a wire diagram for the thermostat to see if it could be wired to the relay?
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-02-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: SmartGuage Review

Main Sail

Both the Link 10 and SmartGuage can be used to operate a relay, correct? If that is correct would the SmartGuage be a better option than the Link 10 to turn off an Espar heater?
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-30-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: SmartGuage Review

Another great article by Main Sail.

I too have a Link 10. I would probably have more confidence in it if I followed the instructions and periodically re-synced it when I knew the battery banks are...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 04-22-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,651
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: Baby seat in cockpit

Same here. No need to over think it.

Sea sickness not a problem for our kids (or car sickness for that matter)
Forum: Electronics 04-19-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,120
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: Chartplotter at the nav station

As a coastal cruiser I prefer the chart plotter at the helm (a fixed mount with radar in my case, a Garmin 3006). Down below if I need to check position / course I'll use either a handheld Garmin...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-11-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: Raw water intake

Westerbeke's website has manuals and drawings for most all models present and discontinued. The drawings should indicate the inside diameter of the hose fittings on the engine. You should not go...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-03-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Product recommendation threads.

I don't mind helping people out with experience and recommendations on various products but is it unreasonable to expect the requester to have at least done a little product research? At least have a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-20-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,098
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: Radar Chartplotter?

Having a radar overlay is probably best confirmation of where you are in pea soup fog short of being right next to a marker. Getthe redundancy with a separate handheld or transportable GPS.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-15-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 1,573
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: Hiring Contractors - Are component/part prices typically higher than online?

I purchased my boat in Marion MA and had some work done in preparation to move the boat up to Boothbay Harbor, ME. This was in 2005. If I'm remembering correctly the labor rates in Maine were less...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-05-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 2,514
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: The #1 sailing city in america

You left off the top two: Annapolis and Newport.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-23-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,670
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: Best sailing spots of the world?

Chesapeke, BVI's, Buzzards Bay, Naraganset Bay, and Maine on my resume. Maine is by far my first choice.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-22-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,295
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: Old Glory, slightly moldy. What to do?

What is the material? If nylon cleaning with beach should not affect the colors. Just cleaned a nylon pennant to remove some mold. Tried a rough 20% solution of bleach in water. Was not strong...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-16-2013
Replies: 110
Views: 23,417
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: Offshore bluewater cruising - what sailboat would be best?

Put the small Pacific Seacraft boats on the list: Flicka and Danna. I think they are about 22 and 26 respectively. Pacific Seacraft may have had a third under 30 model.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-07-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: What was Westerbeke in a former life ?

My 2009 Westerbeke 55 is an Isuzu block.
Forum: Racing 09-07-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 5,431
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: America's Cup opening races

I'd love to see the Americas Cup raced in J Class boats like Endeavor and Shamrock. Modern materials would be allowed like carbon fiber for the mast and hull and Mylar sails. The size specks of the...
Forum: Diesel 09-03-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: O-O-Oh oil in bilge !!

Don Casey in his maintenance bible has a protocol for changing oil after a water intrusion. I don't recall the exact details but it involves multiple oil changes after increasing intervals. Something...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-03-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,106
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: Watertight blind bolts?

Add an access panel opposite the plate?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-30-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,369
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: need rudder part for 1951 Beetle Boat Gull

The Dyer Dhow sailing dinghy uses a removable rudder. The company is still in business. Maybe you can adapt their parts (all bronze) or some another dinghy company that uses a removable rudder.
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