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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By heelangle
Re: Force 10 Diesel Vs Dickinson Newport Diesel

My Force 10 heater uses kerosene / mineral spirits mix. It is a 1986 vintage.
It does produce an odor, even when lit correctly. We always keep a hatch open to vent the fumes and the CO (carbon...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By heelangle
Facet fuel pump concern

Last week I was reading about how to change the filter in my Facet diesel fuel pump. When I checked mine, on my 1986 Newport 30, I see that it has been mounted upside down.

I have owned the boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-23-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,649
Posted By heelangle
Re: I had to cut away my anchor :(

I have the Schaefer rail mount anchor hanger on my Newport 30. It has been very dependable with the Danforth in it. It is my back up anchor. It has not come loose once in 5 years, even with some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-19-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,065
Posted By heelangle
Re: autohelm 3000

Another vote for Captain Dan here. He repaired my unit and replaced a faulty compass. It is now working fine. I hope he is still working on these units.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-01-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,897
Posted By heelangle
Re: Cetol Marine Finish Woes

I have been using the Cetol Marine for 4 years now. Holds up much better than Spar Varnish, although not much chance for sun damage here in the Pacific NW.
In Hawaii my 5 coats of Spar Varnish used...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-25-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,301
Posted By heelangle
Re: Bernzomatic Handy Torch, Solder, Rope Cutter Tool

I have had one of these for a few years. I also recommend it. Seems to hold the butane so it is ready to go when you need it. Great for soldering when you have no shore power, and even better than a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-23-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 4,959
Posted By heelangle
Re: Sewing machine corner

Has anyone used any of the other Singer machines with success? Prices range from $99 - 499 on the net.

I just broke my old mechanical Singer and need a replacement for canvas, cushions and general...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-16-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,273
Posted By heelangle
Re: Best Advice

The best piece of advice I received came from a friend as I was docking my new sailboat for the first time. He said,"if you think you are going slow enough, you are going way to fast"!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-25-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,042
Posted By heelangle
Re: whats the best way to clean a fouled bootstripe?

Thanks for the excellent and detailed advice. I will be doing some decals soon and the waterline is not far behind.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,976
Posted By heelangle
Re: Autohelm 4000

Same here. I would be interested in the Autohelm 4000 unit.
Contact me at

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-20-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,714
Posted By heelangle
Winch covers?

I have had mine off for several months now. Just don't seem to find time to fix the velcro. What are these things supposed to do anyway? The winches look great, not even any seagull poop on them. Are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-26-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,380
Posted By heelangle
Re: Sailing in the Bahamas "Sea of Abaco" Short Film (HD Video)

Chartered a bareboat off Great Abaco back in the early 70's.
I can still smell the sea air.
Thanks for the memories.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-17-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,976
Posted By heelangle
Re: Autohelm 4000

I had a similar problem with my Autohelm 3000 last year. I contacted Capt Dan In Durango. Turned out my unit needed a new internal compass and a few other minor repairs. He was very reasonable and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By heelangle
Re: Attaching hardware to spars.

Ditto, on the need for lazy jacks on your boat. Just more lines to get in the way. Handling and stowing that main is an easy one person job.
I agree with the previous post on attaching mast...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-18-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,998
Posted By heelangle
Re: Advice on O'Day 22

Another cause for rotten bulkheads needing replacement is leaving the hatches open to rainwater and snow. This Is an obvious sign of neglect by the previous owners. Look for more rot low in the boat,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-29-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By heelangle
Re: quick bottom job!??!!-- !!

I had the shipyard do the same blister removal process for me 3 years ago. They used 2 coats of barrier paint over the reepoxied bottom. Then 2 coats of bottom paint over that. No blisters since...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-01-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 6,815
Posted By heelangle
Re: Favorite Cruising Music?

Loggins and Messina "Full Sail" LP. First heard it sailing around Hawaii. Can't seem to get it out of my mind. Of course, no music is fine.
Forum: Electronics   04-25-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 948
Posted By heelangle
Re: Problem with autopilot

Anyone have a control head for an Autohelm 3000. Mine just started acting up, won't hold a course even in flat water.
Is this thing an antique? Should I replace the whole system?
What autopilot has...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-06-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,069
Posted By heelangle
I have one of these Hurth transmissions in my...

I have one of these Hurth transmissions in my 1986 Newport 30 attached to a Universal M-18. Draining the fluid is a challenge. I found it easier to suck the transmission fluid out of the top fill...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-05-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By heelangle
Thanks for the info. I was worried that it was...

Thanks for the info. I was worried that it was not dripping while the shaft was not turning. I will check the temperature underway also. That is a real good idea.
Thanks again.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-05-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By heelangle
Coming aboard!

Just joined. Bought a 1986 Newport 30 Mk III last summer.
I still have questions. This question is on the stuffing box. It was dripping too fast, so I tightened it up a bit. Then it stopped dripping...
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