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Search: Posts Made By: harbin2
Forum: Pearson 12-03-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By harbin2
Re: Autohelm for P36-2 1985

Chris
Just wondering how you have made out. I purchased an 88 P31 two months ago and purchased an Evolution wheel pilot recently. I have not really done much to install it but I think the boat's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-31-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By harbin2
Moisture in decks

I’m strongly considering purchasing a 1988 Pearson 31-2. The boat is in great shape with one exception – it has numerous high moisture readings around the lifeline stanchions and the teak toe rail. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-19-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,629
Posted By harbin2
Re: AIS for Laptop

It's called Marine Traffic. I just looked and the cost is $3.95.
It's a great app and works very well.

However, I have been doing some research recently on how it works as well as VHF radios...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-14-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,281
Posted By harbin2
Re: Climbing the mast

I have a Mastmate for my 30' Islander. It works great. You must remove the mainsail slugs and that's a pain but it's very easy to climb and you need no assistance.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-23-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,835
Posted By harbin2
Re: Sailrite LS-1 or LSZ-1?

I'm pretty sure the LSZ-1 machine makes a significantly smaller zig zag than the more expensive industrial machines used to make most of the commercial sails. I'm not sure how significant the stitch...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-23-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 3,256
Posted By harbin2
Re: Edson Pedestal Paint?

Edson has paint that matches the original. All I needed was some touch up and they gave me a small bottle at the Annapolis boat show a couple years ago. It was a one part paint in a small bottle...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By harbin2
Re: Nettles clogging strainer

RichH - thanks for your analysis. I guess it is important to know just exactly what the mechanism is for them to get through the strainer and then to destroy the impeller of the pump.
You have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-21-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By harbin2
Re: Nettles clogging strainer

The nettles do range in size from silver dollar size to 8 or 10" diameter. They also have long (6" to 4') tentacles that trail behind.
The boat is in a slip near the head of a river that keeps...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-21-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By harbin2
Nettles clogging strainer

I have a sea chest that feeds several loads. Supplying it is a 1 ¼” ID through hull and a strainer. Because there are so many loads, there is a fairly significant volume of flow. When the sea...
Forum: Islander 11-15-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,035
Posted By harbin2
Re: Islander 30 Chain Plate Restoration

Thanks for the info Tony. Are you still digging for those photos??
Forum: Islander 11-15-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,964
Posted By harbin2
Re: How Does Your Islander Sail?

I have an 81 Bahama 30. I'm very pleased with the way it sails. It is very fast in light winds. I can usually get 6 kts in less than 10 true to windward and easily get 6.5 off the wind. I have an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-14-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,629
Posted By harbin2
AIS for Laptop

I downloaded an app for my android phone that does a nice job of showing AIS signals on the NOAA charts I have loaded. I'm amazed that I can get this, basically, for free. I have considered...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By harbin2
Re: Olympic Sailing Coverage

Unfortunately, the video coverage I've see of the sailing hasn't been much better. I can't understand why but sailing just doesn't get any recognition at the summer games. The only think I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By harbin2
Re: Autohelm ST4000 belt tension

Thanks MSN2. That doesn't make sense but it's a good explaination for what is happening. I read in another thread that the steel inside the belt will rust over time and affect the performance but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By harbin2
Re: Autohelm ST4000 belt tension

OK - but I'm not sure how I would do that. Below is a photo showing where the drive unit mounts. Is there some adjustment that would permit less belt tension? I do agree that would help. As I'm...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By harbin2
Re: Autohelm ST4000 belt tension

celenoglu
What is your basis for suggesting the drive unit be replaced? It seems to work fine and simply engages with the teeth on the inside of the belt. Plus, that would be a several hundred...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By harbin2
Autohelm ST4000 belt tension

I am having trouble with belt tension on my wheel unit. When I have the unit engaged, the belt seems way to tight. When it is disengaged, it is barely disengaged (still has a little drag). Often,...
Forum: Diesel 04-07-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,889
Posted By harbin2
Re: MD7A Exhaust Manifold Port identification

Yea, the parts are expensive. I didn't need to replace the gasket so the cost of my overheating fix was just my time. Anyone know that the hole is that Sweeny points to with his shiny pick?
Forum: Diesel 04-04-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,889
Posted By harbin2
Re: MD7A Exhaust Manifold Port identification

Sweeney
I just got your private message. Not sure why you were having trouble. Maybe you have it fixed by now.
I spent a lot of time understaning the MD7A cooling system. There are bypasses...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 2,444
Posted By harbin2
SloopJohnB makes some good points that I tend to...

SloopJohnB makes some good points that I tend to agree with. I'll add a little. I believe it takes a special person/couple to be "live a boards". If you are that type, you will love it. If you're...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By harbin2
The tank is Poly. I'm almost certain it's...

The tank is Poly. I'm almost certain it's original. It would be a bear to replace but if I found it were cracked, I probably would replace it. That is pretty much a last resort. The boat is an 81...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By harbin2
Thanks. Like I said in my original post, I...

Thanks. Like I said in my original post, I replaced every single hose. I used "nearly" the best that Shields makes. What had been there was total junk - no wonder it smelled. But, even with new...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By harbin2
Ho Ho Ho, James

Ho Ho Ho, James
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By harbin2
OK to pressurize holding tank?

Two years after replacing all the holding tank and head hoses, I'm still trying to determine the source of the bad oder coming from around the holding tank (under the V berth).

I've had good...
Forum: Diesel 12-08-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,169
Posted By harbin2
Hmmmm. As usual, these threads get you thinking...

Hmmmm. As usual, these threads get you thinking and make you smarter. What I have been using is the Walmart stuff. At $4 per gallon, I'm almost certain it is the same stuff that WM sells for $5. ...
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