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Search: Posts Made By: jmayton
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-25-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,825
Posted By jmayton
Re: Led fetish support group

There is a LED addiction screening test.
1. Have you ever considered cutting back on the number of LED lights you use?
2. Have peopled annoyed you by criticizing your use of LED lights?
3. Have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,276
Posted By jmayton
Re: Main sheet attachment point

I have a "Wave Stopper" hard dodger and the bimini attaches to the top of it about a 3rd of the way foreward from the aft edge. Under the Wave Stopper there is not much room so we hit our heads a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,276
Posted By jmayton
Main sheet attachment point

We discovered, while taking our new to us Northern 37 center cockpit ketch out for the first sail since the sea trials, that the mainsheet attachment point at the base of the mizzen mast would not...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 02-20-2012
Replies: 317
Views: 31,364
Posted By jmayton
1986 Northern 37 Ketch. Built in Canada, first...

1986 Northern 37 Ketch. Built in Canada, first owners in Calif. 2nd owners in Oregon, but they cruised the Carribean for over a decade. We bought her the end of last year and moved her up to New...
Forum: Diesel 02-06-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By jmayton
Well mates, I spent the night on the boat this...

Well mates, I spent the night on the boat this past Thrusday, and got to work on the engine early Friday morning. Removed the sliding panels on the stb. side of the engine space and got down on my...
Forum: Diesel 02-03-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By jmayton
zinks

"Where are zinks
on Perkins 4..108?
Forum: Diesel 01-29-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By jmayton
At my age I don't get a chance to use them as...

At my age I don't get a chance to use them as often anymore, so when they go missing I don't notice as soon as I might have when I was younger. Of course, I wouldn't mind noticing more often if I...
Forum: Diesel 01-29-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By jmayton
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll see if I can...

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll see if I can tighten it first and if that is not the fix then I'll get a new unit.
Forum: Diesel 01-29-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By jmayton
Thanks for the help

Finding out the nuts are "unified series and American Pipe Series" sure helps. Now when I go to the "Fastener Shop" I can sound like I know what the heck I'm talking about. Thankes Sea Hunter.

...
Forum: Diesel 01-28-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By jmayton
Not yet. I'm not as flexible as I once was and...

Not yet. I'm not as flexible as I once was and getting my 68 year old body to fit into the passageway next to the engine space is tricky at least. Getting into the engine space is near impossible. ...
Forum: Diesel 01-28-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By jmayton
new to me

New to my Northern 37 ketch. It has a perkins 4.108 and an oil leak aft on the stb side and forward under a divice that is round on the stb side. There is a missing nut on the side of the engine near...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By jmayton
Accomplishment

Hey LSG,
I'd like to learn how to do basic trouble shooting and maintenance. If I have to open up the monster in the bilge I want it to be something minor that can be put back together without to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-19-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By jmayton
Looking for a mentor

We just brought our "new to us" 1987 Northern 37 ketch up from Stuart, FL to New Bern, NC. It took 18 days and put 844 NM's into the log. In short it was a trip from summer into winter. Great fun...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-24-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By jmayton
Try using an ice cube to smooth out the bead. ...

Try using an ice cube to smooth out the bead. Picked up this trick while working off shore supply boats in California.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-16-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,007
Posted By jmayton
Yes on the sewing machine. Got one for sale?

Yes on the sewing machine. Got one for sale?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-15-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,007
Posted By jmayton
I concure. I'd much rather be doing this in the...

I concure. I'd much rather be doing this in the warm with out restrictions, however, it is what it is. This will not be a pleasure cruise but we will find our joy in being on our new boat and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-15-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,007
Posted By jmayton
I am so worried about that happening to us. We...

I am so worried about that happening to us. We are time limited on the run so I want to make as much progress each day as possible, however cutting the sunshine short without a satisfactory place to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-14-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,007
Posted By jmayton
Thanks all for "warm" wishes. I'm using Active...

Thanks all for "warm" wishes. I'm using Active Captain to plot our trip north. figuring just short of 50 NM a day is proving to be frustrating in as much as places to anchor are sometimes too far...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-10-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,007
Posted By jmayton
New Years eve or day we will leave Stuart, FL and...

New Years eve or day we will leave Stuart, FL and head up the ICW until we get to New Bern, NC. I'm not looking forward to the cold weather, but I can't feel comfortable leaving the boat 700 miles...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-10-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,007
Posted By jmayton
We bought the boat! Marina and I spent the day...

We bought the boat!
Marina and I spent the day adjusting the freeboard on our, new to us, sailboat. We drove back and forth between the boat and the storage locker, over and over again. VW bugs are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-04-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,007
Posted By jmayton
Just about to take the plunge again.

Everything looks good for us to purchase a 1986 Northern 37 ketch next week. I've never sailed a ketch before. Anyone sailed a Northern ketch who can give me some pointers?
Forum: Good Old Boat 10-09-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 30,338
Posted By jmayton
Hang tender off the boom, secure fore and aft,...

Hang tender off the boom, secure fore and aft, fill with water untill your boat lists and puts the rail almost in the water (make sure all ports are shut tight), if possible, have a spotter on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-30-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 1,911
Posted By jmayton
figure 8

I agree. Figure 8's come undone and a double overhand binds on itself.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-27-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 9,856
Posted By jmayton
I wonder if the use of a paint-ball-gun would be...

I wonder if the use of a paint-ball-gun would be considered unlawful. I can picture the consternation at the dock when he is contracting with a boat cleaning service to remove a half dozen or more...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-26-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 9,856
Posted By jmayton
some need sinking

We were making an overnight run on our O’Day 40 to Santa Barbara Island off the coast of California and were just about five miles off the west end of Catalina when I spotted red/green lights holding...
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