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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-04-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 5,016
Posted By jnj
How about some insight to applying vinyl...

How about some insight to applying vinyl striping? I can't put on masking tape without it looking like the Appalachian Highway. Is it technique or do you need an artist's eye?
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-22-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 5,567
Posted By jnj
All of the above is wise and proven techniques. ...

All of the above is wise and proven techniques. However I like a systematic approach. Trim the head sail first (if you have tell-tales it's much easier) then the mainsail using the advice given by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-22-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 978
Posted By jnj
Thank you all for the encouraging remarks about...

Thank you all for the encouraging remarks about not causing any serious damage. I have had car engines overheat back in the 60's and was always careful to avoid a sudden cool down. The reason I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-20-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 978
Posted By jnj
Diesel endurance

Recently started our 18hp Yanmar without opening the seacock. It ran for at least 10 minutes before the TEMP light came on and the alarm sounded. I quickly had the seacock opened and the engine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-24-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 16,768
Posted By jnj
Repairing the core

Just a few years ago there was a sailing magazine article concerning a deck core problem. The boat owner addressed the repair from underneath the deck in the forward berth: carefully scoring the...
Forum: Watkins   05-24-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 5,025
Posted By jnj
Repairing the deck

There was an article in one of the sailing magazines within the last 5 years about a Watkins owner who repaired the foredeck by accessing it from the forward berth. He removed a large panel of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-25-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,315
Posted By jnj
Thanks for your collective stance on the shelf...

Thanks for your collective stance on the shelf life of fungicides. Considering I used an ounce from a new bottle every year that we've had this boat I've got enough to do the entire marina for the...
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-16-2006
Replies: 74
Views: 11,281
Posted By jnj
Why these 3 tips?

1. Buy a book on buying a small boat.
2. Buy the smallest boat you will need.
3. Learn everything about that boat.

Repeat if necessary on a larger scale.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-30-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,315
Posted By jnj
Old fuel and stabilizers.

Old diesel fuel and fuel stabilizers. I believe that any fuel left in the tank over winter and added to in the summer needs to be occasionally changed only because of the incidences of gunk I've...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-24-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 2,146
Posted By jnj
Thank you all for the input, I visited the sites...

Thank you all for the input, I visited the sites suggested however I'm afraid none of the manufacturers logos match what I remember. It was cutter rigged, about 30+ft and had a lifted tapering stern...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-13-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 2,146
Posted By jnj
Help identify this boat manufacturer.

On Barnegat Bay, NJ this weekend I watched a swift cutter-rigged sloop about 32+ft move easily past other sailboats in a light breeze. There was a single outlined letter " R" (like this typeface)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-19-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 2,234
Posted By jnj
Pumping out a flat bilge

We have a bailer, two bailers on either side of the centerboard of our 18'' Buccaneer that are adequate if the boat gets up to hull speed. This would seem like the alternative to not adding more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-19-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 2,316
Posted By jnj
Yanmar Fuel Leak

Bill, that''s probably a true fix; to rethread the bleed screw hole. However, in desperation, I thought I may be compressing these washers too much and seated a new washer then backed it up with the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-11-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 2,316
Posted By jnj
Yanmar Fuel Leak

Fuel Leak.There is a Yanmar 2GM20 in our boat with a consistant fuel leak from the bleed screw on the secondary fuel filter (attached to the engine). I have changed the neoprene washer twice making...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-17-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By jnj
Hull Out What can I do

On the same note... we purchased a Watkins 29 in the fall and had her hauled out in November. Two surveys assured us the hull was in excellent condition for its age without a single blister. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-28-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 1,989
Posted By jnj
New Jersey and Sailboats (do they mix?)

The Barnegat is wide, friendly and forgiving. . There are wide long expanses of channel to cruise and a few marinas almost entirely of sailboats. Mariner''s Marina, as one fellow sailor pointed out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-25-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 797
Posted By jnj
Throttle Lever Tension

On a Watkins 29 the throttle (Morse Controls) won''t stay open. Before I begin disassambly, is there any routine adjustment or fix that will hold fast the RPMs? Jack
Forum: Living Aboard   09-22-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 4,319
Posted By jnj
Headroom

Chip,
Being 6''3.5" tall I am cursedly sizing the headroom in boats larger than my budget. Take it from someone who grew up in a house whose father designed the basement headroom to meet his...
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