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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 725
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Buoyancy in inflatable vests

Interesting topic so I have (2) 2cent inputs

1) just as important as how much buoyancy is where it is. An inflatable wrapped around your neck and strapped to your chest will keep your face out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-12-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,791
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Lock it up when sailors come around???

I have to admit when I read the title I thought "what could this be about, my rum or my daughter. Well I share the rum, daughter not so much.
I haven't locked my boat in five years, nothing missing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-05-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 3,082
Posted By jfdubu
Wink Re: The Yard Guys

The hull "skin" is about 3/4" thick solid glass, (no core). The box is solid marine teak plywood 3.5" thick epoxied and bolted to the hull then tabbed in multiple layers around it. The strut will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-05-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 3,082
Posted By jfdubu
Re: The Yard Guys

Smack, The boat is a Goman Express 35. The angles are stout. If you look close the part in the center is the strut. The angles have two bolts I used to locate and hold the strut in place for numerous...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-05-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,309
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Projected running costs

My annual budget for a 35' boat is between $5-6K. and includes everything except major upgrades, sails, dodger etc. The bulk of the cost is storage ie slip or mooring fees, winter storage and haul...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-05-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Cutless Bearing Length Question

Casey,

The problem with the 2 piece bearing is you can only hold one of them in place. Normally there's a set screw on the strut that holds the OD of the bearing in the middle. That means the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-05-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 3,082
Posted By jfdubu
Re: The Yard Guys

When I bought my current boat the survey revealed a problem with the shaft strut, it was loose, and leaking. (pics 1,2) This is/was one of those jobs you don't realize how big it is until you get...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,118
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Washing sails

Wow, caustic cleaners, striping the wax off the boat? while this seems like it would be a very effective at cleaning the sails, is it worth the extra work it creates?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,118
Posted By jfdubu
Washing sails

So, how many of you sailors wash your own sails, and what method do you use? Just curious. I washed mine in the back yard yesterday. First, I mow the grass with the grass catcher to pick up any...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-14-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,426
Posted By jfdubu
Re: What is This?

Well, I've seen and used torque multipliers many times that look similar. Maybe a manual windless adapter? You may have to start taking stuff apart until you can't anymore cause you need your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-14-2015
Replies: 169
Views: 5,028
Posted By jfdubu
Re: What constitutes an 'experienced sailor'?

I've been scared and put that into the experience bucket. Two times come to mind. Once I got caught in a squall with sails up and fought get them down. Had my young kids on the boat and a friend....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-10-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,796
Posted By jfdubu
Re: How would you enter this slip?

The prop walk may be in play but the water flow across the rudder is a much bigger driver of where the boat is going. My 35' fin keel, spade rudder handles very well in reverse as did my previous 28'...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-09-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,796
Posted By jfdubu
Re: How would you enter this slip?

Glossa,

There are a number of ways to get into this slip. The method I would use is to first prep the dock. I'd put a stern spring line on the dock and hang the loop off a plant hanger so it can...
Forum: Electronics   10-07-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By jfdubu
Re: New instruments

Ok So the deal(s) are on at Defender for the B&G T41 and the Raymarine I70 instrument systems and I have to decide which one to buy.

I have old autohelm st 50 instruments that will be replaced, a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-14-2015
Replies: 82
Views: 4,292
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Anyone dive to clean their own bottom?

Fast, I have to agree with Minne here except I go in May 1. (close to it). Nothing better than sailing around Narragansett bay on a brisk October Sunday. Nice cool air, steady breeze and the colors,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-14-2015
Replies: 82
Views: 4,292
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Anyone dive to clean their own bottom?

Fast, I have to agree with Minne here except I go in May 1. (close to it). Nothing better than sailing around Narragansett bay on a brisk October Sunday. Nice cool air steady breeze and the colors....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-02-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,323
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Backing into slip when downwind in the fairway?

Dan, my 2 cents is the way you did this is the best way. Forward or backward you have more control over the stern of the boat. If you were to back into the slip the wind would catch the bow and pin...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-27-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,397
Posted By jfdubu
Re: How to diagnose and rebuild a PAR Jabsco diaphragm pump?

Well I still don't have this system working. Two calls to the factory and two pump disassembles and cleaning, no crud found and still no water. I'm down to one last thing. Change the line from the y...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-23-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Battery Switch rewired... wont turn OFF

Simple test with a voltmeter. Continuity between 1-common, 2-common should both be open in "off" at batt 1" 1-common, Zero resistance etc. Test this with the leads off. If the switch is good the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-23-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Pop Rivets

2nd,

First riveting from the outside is fine but you do need washers. The pad eye no doubt has clearance holes for the bolt size which will be too big to seize the rivet properly. Second and you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-23-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,397
Posted By jfdubu
Re: How to diagnose and rebuild a PAR Jabsco diaphragm pump?

Whats happens next is,, the new pump worked on install but has since quit working,,, again. The only way I can get this to work is to force prime the pump then it will pump like normal. except puling...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-07-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,397
Posted By jfdubu
Re: How to diagnose and rebuild a PAR Jabsco diaphragm pump?

Update, so after taking the pump apart once one my own and once under factory direction I concluded that the pump had a defect I couldn't find. It just would not prime and move water. A three hour...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-05-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,397
Posted By jfdubu
Re: How to diagnose and rebuild a PAR Jabsco diaphragm pump?

GDR,

Unfortunately I have the # 2 problem, Crap, That didn't really fix it.

At commissioning I had the same problem, pump runs but no flow. After cleaning the strainer and such I replaced the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-25-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,649
Posted By jfdubu
Re: No Navigation Lights

Hello, thank you! Not only is it not required to have nav lights on at anchor but it's just bad seamanship. When I see nav lights it's which direction? collision course? how big a boat? etc, ie I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-18-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,501
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Sailing with excess brain power

Interesting, We all have preconceived notions of intelligence based on degrees and titles and sometimes it's true. My guess is if the Doc was trying to explain heart surgery to the engineer the same...
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