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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,060
Posted By jfdubu
Re: How to diagnose and rebuild a PAR Jabsco diaphragm pump?

Well I still don't have this system working. Two calls to the factory and two pump disassembles and cleaning, no crud found and still no water. I'm down to one last thing. Change the line from the y...
Forum: Electrical Systems   6 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Battery Switch rewired... wont turn OFF

Simple test with a voltmeter. Continuity between 1-common, 2-common should both be open in "off" at batt 1" 1-common, Zero resistance etc. Test this with the leads off. If the switch is good the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   6 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Pop Rivets

2nd,

First riveting from the outside is fine but you do need washers. The pad eye no doubt has clearance holes for the bolt size which will be too big to seize the rivet properly. Second and you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   6 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,060
Posted By jfdubu
Re: How to diagnose and rebuild a PAR Jabsco diaphragm pump?

Whats happens next is,, the new pump worked on install but has since quit working,,, again. The only way I can get this to work is to force prime the pump then it will pump like normal. except puling...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,060
Posted By jfdubu
Re: How to diagnose and rebuild a PAR Jabsco diaphragm pump?

Update, so after taking the pump apart once one my own and once under factory direction I concluded that the pump had a defect I couldn't find. It just would not prime and move water. A three hour...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,060
Posted By jfdubu
Re: How to diagnose and rebuild a PAR Jabsco diaphragm pump?

GDR,

Unfortunately I have the # 2 problem, Crap, That didn't really fix it.

At commissioning I had the same problem, pump runs but no flow. After cleaning the strainer and such I replaced the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,226
Posted By jfdubu
Re: No Navigation Lights

Hello, thank you! Not only is it not required to have nav lights on at anchor but it's just bad seamanship. When I see nav lights it's which direction? collision course? how big a boat? etc, ie I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-18-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,193
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Sailing with excess brain power

Interesting, We all have preconceived notions of intelligence based on degrees and titles and sometimes it's true. My guess is if the Doc was trying to explain heart surgery to the engineer the same...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-13-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,411
Posted By jfdubu
Re: How to put epoxy for screw mounting into a void???

Jarcher, any results on the experiment? did you decide on a solution?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-02-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,445
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Carabiners as jib hanks? (and other uses)

For the record, I use the $1.99 aluminum carabineers in a few places on my boat. Places I can live with a failure if it happens. The burgee halyard to the spreader, fender clips to the life line and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-02-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,411
Posted By jfdubu
Re: How to put epoxy for screw mounting into a void???

Jarcher,

yes the HP low expanding foam will work. Anything more may distort the headliner. This foam forms a pretty tenacious bond with what ever it touches. You go back to the allen key hole hone...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-30-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Bowsprit sizing question

In a couple days I'll post pic's of the one I built for my boat. I tested it last year and it worked fine but borderline without the bobstay. I'm adding a bobstay for the much larger asym I recently...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-30-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,411
Posted By jfdubu
Re: How to put epoxy for screw mounting into a void???

Archer,

Go back to the foam suggestion. I wouldn't worry about water absorption, if water gets in the holes aren't sealed properly (see butyl tape). Now, where you can get to the underside, bolt...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-11-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,092
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Running Diesel on the Hard

It's perfectly ok to run the engine on the hard, I do twice year. Vibration shouldn't be an issues as long as your stands are chained together.

They are chained right?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By jfdubu
Re: water water everywhere!

I'm with you D except I don't know where the water is coming in.
I'll be pulling the headliner down this year. Every rain I get plenty of water. always thought it is coming down the mast but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-31-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Thoughts on Petit Vivid (non-copper) bottom paint?

I've been using vivid for 8+ years. First on my J28 now on my Express 35. I love everything about it but the price. I club race with some weekend racing just for the fun of if, and win my share of...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-31-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,870
Posted By jfdubu
Re: what to check for before boat delivery?

Check the water level in the batteries. I delivered my boat from Boston to Narragansett bay and haft way home the alternator cooked. After a pretty thorough troubleshooting process I couldn't find...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-15-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By jfdubu
Smile Re: This winter...

Yes, winter hasn't even begun yet. December 21 is the first day of winter and the only good thing about that is it's also the darkest day (winter solstice) of the year. I celebrate the fact that it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-27-2014
Replies: 152
Views: 9,759
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Why are wheels so big?

Ok, so I'm coming late to the party but I'll still give my 2 cents. Regarding wheel size vs autopilot. These are only loosely related.
Steering effort all comes down to torque at the rudder stock...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-25-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,026
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Boat name/graphic: Where and how big?

for my first boat 28', I had 4" letters for the name and 3" letters for the POC on the stern and it looked fine. For the second boat, 35', 3" POC on the stern and 4.5" name on the side(s). The name...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-06-2014
Replies: 131
Views: 8,376
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Do you use dinghy lights?

Interesting and timely topic. For the first time my dingy is properly registered. I did this because I plan on using it a lot more for back an forth from anchor to shore on BI and Newport. I just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-05-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,441
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Most efficient 180 degree turn

I have fin keel boat and I can just about pivot/rotate the boat on the keel. Using a combination of reverse full left rudder and forward full right rudder it's easy but takes practice at first....
Forum: Racing   06-03-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,699
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Why do you race

I race in beer can series and a few weekend races. I enjoy the competitive nature both in in sailing against other boats and against myself. Chances are if one doesn't have some competitive sprit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-31-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,138
Posted By jfdubu
Re: bilge pumps in series, ok?

CapRon,

I'm quite surprised the rule would pump thru the jabisco and the check valve downstream of it. As mentioned the regular centrifugal bilge pumps do not generate a lot of pressure. When you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-01-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 810
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Butyl Tape for mast base?

I'm not sure why you need/want to seal the SS mast plate but whatever. You really only need to seal any thru hull/deck penetration ie the bolts. I've found the butyl method to be the best and...
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