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Forum: Diesel   05-10-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,582
Posted By WDfrmTN
Fuel lines on most diesels are generally designed...

Fuel lines on most diesels are generally designed to hold fuel against back-siphoning. Bleeding isn't difficult, though a bit messy.
If you have access to air, block your tank vent, regulate down...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-08-2011
Replies: 214
Views: 32,047
Posted By WDfrmTN
What difference does that make?

What difference does that make?
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-07-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,303
Posted By WDfrmTN
Thanks to both replies! Lessons around here...

Thanks to both replies!
Lessons around here might be a problem...no sails on bass rigs, duck boats, pontoons, creek skiffs and pirogues!

Dittos plus on the PFDs! I wear them even when just in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2011
Replies: 214
Views: 32,047
Posted By WDfrmTN
LinekinBayCD, Here's the quote: "Yes, but an...

LinekinBayCD,
Here's the quote:
"Yes, but an Aluminum Anchor it will never be as strong as a well made steel one. It has to do with the qualities of the material and an aluminum alloy will never be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2011
Replies: 214
Views: 32,047
Posted By WDfrmTN
Exactly! And what I was addressing was the...

Exactly!
And what I was addressing was the inaccuracy of this particular quote:
"Yes, but an Aluminum Anchor it will never be as strong as a well made steel one. It has to do with the qualities of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2011
Replies: 214
Views: 32,047
Posted By WDfrmTN
Incorrect. That's exactly what the...

Incorrect. That's exactly what the strength-to-weight ratios address.
BTW, I'm a licensed A&P mechanic, certified welder and fabricator, and do know more than just a bit about this.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,156
Posted By WDfrmTN
Don't think a solar/wind charge controller will...

Don't think a solar/wind charge controller will work well for an engine-run alternator - different mode of regulation.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 911
Posted By WDfrmTN
Mercury 15CB overhaul

I couldn't find a folder/thread for just overhauls, so I guess I'll start here.
I'm having trouble finding good, detailed pics and diagrams of the Cape Cod Mercury 15CB.
Cape Cod sent me a rigging...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-07-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,303
Posted By WDfrmTN
Practice on land?

Okay, here's the deal - we live in W.Tn, quite a ways from any good-sized water. I've recently acquired a Cape Cod Mercury 15CB that my son and I will be overhauling.
Before we hit the water, I'd...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2011
Replies: 214
Views: 32,047
Posted By WDfrmTN
Not taking sides on the anchor issue, but I will...

Not taking sides on the anchor issue, but I will against incorrect information. The strength-to-weight capabilities of aluminum and other allows over steel is well documented and time proven.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,059
Posted By WDfrmTN
Swinging centerboard won't swing -...

Swinging centerboard won't swing - SailboatOwners.com (http://forums.pearson.sailboatowners.com/showthread.php?t=121259)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-06-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 4,081
Posted By WDfrmTN
Many application that use a second nut will not...

Many application that use a second nut will not require a cotter pin - the second nut (aka "stop nut", "pal nut", "jam nut", "lock nut") performs the locking function of the cotter pin for a single...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-06-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,297
Posted By WDfrmTN
Find Ethanol-free Gas

Find ethanol free gas near you! (http://www.buyrealgas.com/)

Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. and Canada (http://pure-gas.org/)
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-04-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By WDfrmTN
YRBS, Nashville,huh? About 175 miles east of...

YRBS,
Nashville,huh? About 175 miles east of you, up from US 70!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-02-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,458
Posted By WDfrmTN
Man, that sounds like some gross operator error!

Man, that sounds like some gross operator error!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-30-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 4,577
Posted By WDfrmTN
What size is the tank, and how easy would it be...

What size is the tank, and how easy would it be to remove/reinstall?
POR-15 (http://www.por15.com/) products are great for cleaning and coating fuel tanks, if you can remove them.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2011
Replies: 1,419
Views: 517,313
Posted By WDfrmTN
Well, here she is... ...

Well, here she is...
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q48/Jarhead4Jesus/uneditedphotos156.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q48/Jarhead4Jesus/uneditedphotos150.jpg
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2011
Replies: 1,419
Views: 517,313
Posted By WDfrmTN
Uh...would acquiring a whole boat for nothing...

Uh...would acquiring a whole boat for nothing (except for gas from TN to Montgomery, AL & back) count?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-26-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,282
Posted By WDfrmTN
If it helps, for aircraft and general mechanics,...

If it helps, for aircraft and general mechanics, three threads beyond a bulkhead nut is sufficient.

Here is an article that might help: Installing a Seacock by Don Casey...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-26-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By WDfrmTN
Thanks! Don't know a lot about sailing, but want...

Thanks! Don't know a lot about sailing, but want to learn. Got some basics from when I was in Ch.Pt., but I'll probably ask some "silly" questions.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-26-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By WDfrmTN
Newbie Wog

Hello from W.Tn! I found I enjoyed sailing while stationed at MCAS Cherry Point, N.C., with a buddy who had a 25' CB sloop.

I've just recently acquired a Cap Cod Mercury 15 CB.

Looking forward...
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