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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   22 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By bristol299bob
why is my oil so clean?

Ive got a 38 yr old Yanmar 2qm20. I baby it. I change my oil and filter every 100 hrs or less, and check it before each start up. I use genuine Yanmar filters. I use Shell Rotella 10w40 conventional...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   6 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By bristol299bob
Can a windlass work with a shallow anchor locker?

I don't mind hard work, I'm in decent shape for an old man, and I rarely curse the anchor as I haul it up. But, occasionally, it occurs to me that it'd be nice to have a windlass.

The anchor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: what is this goo in my bilge?

Nothing drains into the bilge, normally. But it's worth checking.

Strangely there is no odor to this at all.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: what is this goo in my bilge?

checking the rear of the engine is next for sure, but that wont be for another week or 2. However this transmission uses ATF, and it would be red
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: what is this goo in my bilge?

No I dont have any hydraulic systems, but you are right it is reminiscent of hydraulic oil.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By bristol299bob
what is this goo in my bilge?

There is usually a small amount of water in my bilge that gets in through the keel stepped mast, and a few drips from the packing. It's always clean, water only and not enough to trigger the bilge...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By bristol299bob
switching to WR2 for lifeline, reuse pelican hooks?

I'm using NE Ropes WR2 to redo my lifelines, and I'd really like to reuse the existing pelican hooks, but how?

The old wire rope had a swaged fitting that threaded into the pelican hook. My boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-14-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By bristol299bob
best repair for stripped thread in the boom

I stripped a thread in the boom this weekend, its a 10-24 thread and one of 4 screws holding a cheek block to the boom.

My go-to for thread repair is typically a heli-coil style insert. But in in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-20-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Mainsheet routing through dodger

Current mainsheet does not run to a winch, its a 6 to one purchase with a camcleat on the lower blocks.

The canvas maker will work around the arrangement that I come up with, I just have to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-20-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By bristol299bob
Mainsheet routing through dodger

My boat has mid-boom sheeting and the traveler on the cabin top. I am having a Dodger made (Its the first dodger that this boat has ever had in its life). Ill need to reroute the mainsheet of course...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-27-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,189
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: de-humidifier recommendation?

I close my seacocks when I leave the boat so I could not drain into the sink. I modified a peltier style dehumidifier with a larger reservoir:
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-14-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,665
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: increasing and consolidating standing rigging size

Great information, I had no idea of the ramifications. Thank you all!

I don't see crossing oceans in my future but I do intend to take longer coastal trips and to cross to Bermuda in a few years. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-13-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,665
Posted By bristol299bob
increasing and consolidating standing rigging size

My boat has a mix of standing rigging, lower shrouds (two on each side) are 3/16" wire. The rest are 7/32". I have Sta-Lok fittings all around.

I am doing more and more ocean sailing and would...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-10-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,628
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: One Simple Question - the movie

I thought the question was "can we find an iceberg?"
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-10-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By bristol299bob
Recommendation for cordless LED spotlight?

I've got an old school million CP halogen spotlight. Its very bright but there are a few downsides:

1 - It is halogen and it sucks a lot of juice
2 - It has a very wide, non adjustable, beam....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-14-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 3,346
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: latest and greatest binoculars?

I've had the Nikon Oceanpro with compass for years. I am very happy with the image quality, ruggedness and smooth operation. They have taken the occasional beating and plenty of soakings and remain...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-07-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By bristol299bob
replacing lower shrouds with mast in place?

Planning to replace the lower shrouds this winter. Bristol 29.9, the mast is keel stepped. I'm wondering if it is safe to do this with the mast in place.

My thought is:
- run a spare halyard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-07-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,540
Posted By bristol299bob
fill in old screw holes on boom?

I'm moving some hardware around on the boom (cheek blocks, cleats, etc) and as a result there are a few tapped holes that will be exposed.

I'm wondering if I should fill these or just leave them...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-08-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 4,408
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Sailing Alone Better?

I get it. and no, of course it is not bad to want to sail alone.

I've sailed:
- With experienced crew (fun relaxing)
- With inexperienced crew that want to learn (fun, enjoyable)
- With...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-04-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Insurance impact on your sailing schedule?

My BoatUS policy covers me in the Pamlico Sound and vicinity. For my trips outside (coastal NC) I call them and get 2 weeks of extended coverage for $25



this has me wondering ... is coverage...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-19-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,091
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Boom brake advice

All, thanks for the explanation and advice. Jon the details and pictures you provided were extremely helpful.



Agreed. I did not explain it very well, but I don't intend to use the brake as a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-17-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,091
Posted By bristol299bob
Boom brake advice

I've always used a preventer but recently I have decided to install a boom brake and looking for some advice.

There is a decent sale on the witchard gyb'easy at defender and I'll problably get...
Forum: Diesel   09-30-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Yanmar3GM30f-saltwater hose leaking

any bits of old hose, or corrosion, on the barb end?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-27-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 5,227
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Question: Do you close your seacocks when leaving the boat?

When i leave the boat I close all of the seacocks except the cockpit drains. Peace of mind and to excercise them. Prevent growth is another benefit I had not thought of (thanks pdqaltair!)

I also...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-24-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,425
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Short tacking to windward is sailings heavy lifting.

great post Tom.

I'm with you, I frequently short tack in and out of my narrow creek to get to bigger water. Definitely not the norm around here but it sure feels good.
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