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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-18-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,245
Posted By mentalfee
POLL: Raw water impeller change frequency

Hello All,
Time for the spring diesel maintenance. I made my list of all things to do and could not find the recommended change interval for the raw water impeller. How often do the masses change...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-07-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 3,919
Posted By mentalfee
Thanks for the details everyone. ?The info helps...

Thanks for the details everyone. ?The info helps with the budgeting.

Fair winds.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-06-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 3,919
Posted By mentalfee
Question Battery Amp Hours

Question:

Lets assume I have a 200 amp hour rated AGM battery. Is the amp hour rating for complete discharge? If so, and it is recommended that this battery only be discharged to a level of 50%,...
Forum: Racing   11-29-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 4,293
Posted By mentalfee
Missed the boat

THere is only one chioce, a Mini 6.5.

Brand new and complete around 50K

MINIS IN AMERICA / THE MINI STORE (http://www.minisinamerica.com/html/home.htm)

Why bother with a tired old J boat?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-07-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 522
Posted By mentalfee
Stovepipe bedding compound

I have my stovepipe, chimney through deck fitting pulled currently. It is an ABI deckmount used with a Dickinson Newport heater/furnace. The fitting gets quite hot and as a result seems to really dry...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-13-2008
Replies: 120
Views: 11,077
Posted By mentalfee
I am not sure I understand. The boat is not worth...

I am not sure I understand. The boat is not worth insuring and you feel you have gotten your use of it but.... it is perfectly acceptable to sue another boater who had some bad luck. I must be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-09-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 3,181
Posted By mentalfee
I started a project like this one time... ...

I started a project like this one time...

Thought I would pull the teak deck and refinish the underlaying FRP. Spent a good deal of time pulling the teak trying to be nice to the understructure....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-02-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By mentalfee
Aluminum: To paint or not to paint

I have my windlass removed for another project and it is dissassembled for seal and bearing replacement. When I was in the yard they were testing a new method of blasting. I offered the casing up for...
Forum: Provisioning   03-07-2008
Replies: 311
Views: 41,856
Posted By mentalfee
Ron Pompero- Why mix it with anything? Just...

Ron Pompero-
Why mix it with anything? Just pull right from the bottle. If you need to mix it with something it is not very good rum:)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-07-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,836
Posted By mentalfee
Sailing Dog- I ommitted the official graphical...

Sailing Dog-
I ommitted the official graphical interface poll since it is an election year. Have seen plenty and none of them are accurate:)

From what I can see from everyones responses there...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-06-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,836
Posted By mentalfee
Good stuff everyone. At this point everything has...

Good stuff everyone. At this point everything has been replaced with exception to the chainplates. Those will come off when we shoot the hull, can't see pulling them twice. I am few years out from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-06-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,836
Posted By mentalfee
POLL: Mast and Rig Failure

Tell me about any mast and rig faliures you have actually had.

What portion failed?
What is the age of the failed component?
What were the conditions like at the time of failure?
What do...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-20-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,976
Posted By mentalfee
Ronstan Trackless Battcars

Has anybody tried these? I saw a display at Fisheries Supply retail store and it really looked pretty solid. I will be adding a mainsail system of some sort this spring, currently leaning towards the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-11-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 6,664
Posted By mentalfee
You may want to consider askuing more questions...

You may want to consider askuing more questions about the change in engines. Turbos tend to need to run at higher RPMs to keep things happy as opposed to a naturally aspirated one. If you need to use...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-09-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 2,261
Posted By mentalfee
We have been using Petit Trinidad SR and have had...

We have been using Petit Trinidad SR and have had great results over the past few years. We made it 4.5 years before there was any growth beyond some slime. We hauled at exactly 5 years and had some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-06-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,268
Posted By mentalfee
Done for now. The boat was dropped in a week...

Done for now. The boat was dropped in a week before Christmas. We will be painting and replacing hardware this summer. Had hoped to have it finished but... For the next few months I will learn to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-15-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 3,085
Posted By mentalfee
I have done exactly what you plan to. Tried...

I have done exactly what you plan to. Tried sanding, not the answer, messy and many expensive disks will be used. Don't bother. A heat gun is not a good option on fiberglass. Your boat will melt. We...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-13-2007
Replies: 143
Views: 11,784
Posted By mentalfee
The solution to pollution is NOT dilution! ...

The solution to pollution is NOT dilution!

Have you considered a used Lectra San?
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   11-07-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 10,962
Posted By mentalfee
Photo borrowed from another thread. ( I have seen...

Photo borrowed from another thread. ( I have seen this on Sailnet before so please be kind. I am just looking for the best solution.)
http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/showthread.php?p=165668

I...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   11-07-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 10,962
Posted By mentalfee
One more. Sorry if this breaks any rules.

One more. Sorry if this breaks any rules.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   11-07-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 10,962
Posted By mentalfee
Thanks for the input so far guys. I will shoot...

Thanks for the input so far guys. I will shoot some photos of the cabin top and provide a sketch of what I am thinking with the twin mainsheets. I will be haeding to the boat tomorrow.

I agree...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   11-07-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 10,962
Posted By mentalfee
Traveler vs Twin Mainsheets

My boat is currently rigged with a 2:1 end boom sheet which has a pin style traveler against he back of the cockpit. IT MUST GO!!! I hate it. If you are not careful it will try to remove your head.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-06-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,268
Posted By mentalfee
Getting closer but still a way to go. New...

Getting closer but still a way to go. New pictures have been posted to the above link. We are in the fill and fair process now.

I will post again before the paint shop and after I install some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-06-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,372
Posted By mentalfee
Thanks for the replies everyone. I believe I will...

Thanks for the replies everyone. I believe I will be using Awlgrip for the cabin top and waterways. The jury is still out on the non skid but Kiwi grip has a solid lead. I hope to see a few boats...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-29-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,372
Posted By mentalfee
What would be your ultimate deck coating?

As many of you know I am in the middle of a large deck recoring. This will include "painting" the coach house and deck. I have been posting pictures to a different thread and will have a new series...
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