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Forum: Engines   03-20-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 888
Posted By Ruffrider
Re: kh18 shift fork

just rebuilt the trans with all new bearings and clutch pads, yanmar has told me that the fork is a item that wears in this unit as designed, the part has been discontinued as of 09, I will have it...
Forum: Engines   03-05-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 888
Posted By Ruffrider
kh18 shift fork

anyone know where I can get a shift fork for a kh18 kanzaki transmission, I understand the part is discontinued but throwing it out there anyway.
thanks
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-08-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Ruffrider
Re: Hot alternator

Yes hot while not running, I removed the lead and let it cool, when I plugged it back in it got hot almost instantly, I will pull my multimeter and test
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-08-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Ruffrider
Hot alternator

Ok I'm stumped on this one, my alternator is getting hot when not in use, I don't even know where to start, any tips? It's a balmar 75 amp and almost new
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-12-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By Ruffrider
Re: We bought our next boat :) suez or cape

Never a dumb question only dumb decisions, she was born in Canada in a mixed climate of hot and cold, she has faired very well in the hot climate, saying that we decided to leave Canada in July when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-12-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By Ruffrider
Re: We bought our next boat :) suez or cape

Yes we are two, plus a 115lb bull mastiff, so air and land travel become difficult, we are strongly considering the cape, but is things change for the better on the suez front we would love to sail...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-12-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By Ruffrider
Re: We bought our next boat :) suez or cape

Yes we purchased bruadair, she is a beautifully maintained yacht that we plan to take everywhere. Thanks for your kind comments
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-12-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By Ruffrider
Re: We bought our next boat :) suez or cape

Our first sail will be to the San blas islands, we have been there before so we can concentrate on getting to know our new home, then through the canal to cocos island, then Galapagos, and then we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-12-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By Ruffrider
Re: We bought our next boat :) suez or cape

Te boat is in bocas del toro panama now, we will take her through the canal, to Galapagos, the cross the pacific, French pol, Fiji, Australia, Thailand, etc, but how to exit? Yes I am aware of the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-12-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,035
Posted By Ruffrider
Re: New to Boating - Need Advice on Inflatables

I have a 4hp yamaha and a 15hp Suzuki, the yamaha is good for short hauls, if you want to move at a decent speed you will need at least a 9.9hp
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-12-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By Ruffrider
We bought our next boat :) suez or cape

Hey everyone
I haven't been too active on this site but that will change, we just signed a deal on a new to us boat, we purchased a hans christian 33, fully equipped to cruise the globe and that we...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-03-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 880
Posted By Ruffrider
Cs36t or e38

I have been searching for a new(to me) live aboard cruiser, I have found two that I like. They are different boats but both have things that I like about their design one is a 1985 endeavour 38...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-07-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,160
Posted By Ruffrider
1973 islander 37

Hola from Costa Rica
Hey all
My wife and I have recently relocated to Costa Rica from Canada, we plan to buy an older boat that I can fix up, I have only sailed once so I am as green as they come,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-07-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By Ruffrider
Hola from Costa Rica

Hey all
My wife and I have recently relocated to Costa Rica from Canada, we plan to buy an older boat that I can fix up, I have only sailed once so I am as green as they come, I will probably have...
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