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Forum: Diesel   07-04-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,010
Posted By MIKEMCKEE
I changed the fuel filters just in case also,...

I changed the fuel filters just in case also, I'll bleed it again to see how that works.

Thanks,

Mike
Forum: Diesel   07-02-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,010
Posted By MIKEMCKEE
Starting Perkins 4-108 after long layup

I've got a 1976 Perkins 4-108, 50 hp and it's been laidup and not started for awhile due to a hip replacement. I blead it and put in a fuel additive to clean the in line fuel system at the first fuel...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-22-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By MIKEMCKEE
Eric, My wife and I both took sailing...

Eric,
My wife and I both took sailing lessons on San Diego in the early 70's and it was great, BUT I think that you'll both get more out of it, if your both in different boats, that way she won't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-23-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 3,059
Posted By MIKEMCKEE
Mythbusters had a real good show this week, they...

Mythbusters had a real good show this week, they wanted to find out if a car got better gas mileage when it was clean or when dirty. The first part showed that the clean car did better, but they got...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-11-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,734
Posted By MIKEMCKEE
One of the things my wife Glinda and I do is go...

One of the things my wife Glinda and I do is go over what we want to do prior to starting in or out of our slip, this takes some of the nervious feelings away and another item we wouldn't leave home...
Forum: Irwin   09-04-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,964
Posted By MIKEMCKEE
Try this webb site, they have a manual you can...

Try this webb site, they have a manual you can down load as well as various info pages for the various Irwins that were made. I've got a 37CC and it's draft is 4'8" or 5' to be safe if it isn't...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-17-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,729
Posted By MIKEMCKEE
Rob, You might want to look at a item that...

Rob,
You might want to look at a item that you put on your shaft ahead of you screw that act's like a spinning knife that would cut the lines of those crab pots. I sail in the Chesapeake Bay and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-17-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By MIKEMCKEE
I had the same problem on my Morgan 27, I was...

I had the same problem on my Morgan 27, I was able to attach a short length of cable to the jib sheet where it attaches to the bow, this raised my jib a few inches and kept it from rubbing on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-06-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 754
Posted By MIKEMCKEE
Go to this link, I think you'll find more than...

Go to this link, I think you'll find more than enough info there.

http://www.irwinyachts.com/Marine_Links/Links.htm

I've got an 1976 Irwin 37CC, if you've got additional questions on them.
...
Forum: Irwin   06-11-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 3,359
Posted By MIKEMCKEE
Henry, We've had our 1976 Irwin 37CC for...

Henry,
We've had our 1976 Irwin 37CC for about 5 years now and we love it just as much now as then. One of the major items that we've come upon is the AC / DC system's. With the previous owners...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-09-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,782
Posted By MIKEMCKEE
Charlie, I sure hope you got a good price for...

Charlie,
I sure hope you got a good price for your boat. I sure looks like a BIG project to me. If you can put a overall photo of the boat online so we can see, as Paul Harvey used to say, "the rest...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-09-2009
Replies: 7
  Sailing
Views: 499
Posted By MIKEMCKEE
Check out the webb for local coast guard...

Check out the webb for local coast guard flotilla's that give both basic boating and sometimes sailing lesson's. Although we've been sailing for a while, my wife & I went to the basic ABC class and...
Forum: Irwin   05-15-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 973
Posted By MIKEMCKEE
Joe, If your close enough, there's a really...

Joe,
If your close enough, there's a really big nautical yard sale going on in Annapolis, Maryland real soon at the Navy football field there, can't remember the date (sorry).

Good Luck,
...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   04-13-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2,392
Posted By MIKEMCKEE
Tod, I should have though a bit more before...

Tod,
I should have though a bit more before I recomended Taylor's to you. When Chris the owner, who is from Richmond, VA took over it wasn't too bad, but after awhile things went down hill, one...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   04-10-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2,392
Posted By MIKEMCKEE
Tod, I live 5 mles fm Gywnn's Island and I...

Tod,
I live 5 mles fm Gywnn's Island and I agree with camaraderie there's not much to see or for that part, to go out and eat at. You might want to go visit / anchor in the harbor at Deltaville...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,119
Posted By MIKEMCKEE
I've been sailing for awhile, I've even got to...

I've been sailing for awhile, I've even got to sail for three years done in Gitmo, Cuba and I've had a (gas head boater) for a neighbor once that I think he thought he was Mr. Dock Party. His motor...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-25-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 955
Posted By MIKEMCKEE
Jay, Don't be too upset, when it comes...

Jay,
Don't be too upset, when it comes sailboats there's almost always something that needs to be done. Glinda & I just know (been sailing since 1971) that when ever you start a project there's...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   03-24-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 2,394
Posted By MIKEMCKEE
I live in Cobbs Creek about 5 miles from Gwynn's...

I live in Cobbs Creek about 5 miles from Gwynn's island and I've got an Irwin 37cc with a 5ft draft and I go along with the above statement, the south hole in the wall is just too skinny. I've got...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-06-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 3,774
Posted By MIKEMCKEE
Just remember what the term BOAT stands for...

Just remember what the term BOAT stands for (bring out another thousand)

Keep up the faith,

Mike
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-13-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 1,407
Posted By MIKEMCKEE
I guess I am what you call "a dollar late & not a...

I guess I am what you call "a dollar late & not a dollar saved".

Thanks

Mike
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-12-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 1,407
Posted By MIKEMCKEE
What is the time, date and channel it comes on? ...

What is the time, date and channel it comes on?

Thanks

Mike
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-20-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By MIKEMCKEE
It's the work that the in house people can't do...

It's the work that the in house people can't do that makes me Pi**ed. Like having someone scrape the bottom of the boat. I can get it done for about $40.00 and there's no fuss at all. I guess I'll...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-20-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By MIKEMCKEE
Contractor Fee's

I just read a memo from my marina stating as of 2009, that any contractor who comes to work on my boat has to either pay a hourly fee of $15.00 or a yearly fee of $250.00. As far as I am concerned...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   12-19-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 3,413
Posted By MIKEMCKEE
I thought of another pretty new eating place in...

I thought of another pretty new eating place in Deltaville, it's called Bella's. it's pretty nice, jim the owner has a great staff, it's a Pizza & sub place but you can also get full meals there....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-17-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 4,117
Posted By MIKEMCKEE
Just to let all of you monday morning quarter...

Just to let all of you monday morning quarter back's out there know, if I had any of those item's that was noted above, do you really think I would have subjected myself to this? But, right after...
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