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Search: Posts Made By: Gulfislander
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-07-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 1,656
Posted By Gulfislander
Pro's and Con's of storage on the hard

I have stored my boat through out the winter in its slip. Recently my marina has offered winter storage on the hard at no extra charge. I'm wondering what the pro and con's are and how would the...
Forum: Diesel 06-04-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,292
Posted By Gulfislander
Thanks for the responses. This engine does not...

Thanks for the responses. This engine does not have a temp gauge. It only has a temp alarm. I do have more speed with lower rpm's. I use to get 5 knts with 2800 rpm while now I get 6+ with 2500...
Forum: Diesel 06-03-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,292
Posted By Gulfislander
White Smoke

I need some advice. I have a Niagra 31 with a GM20FC Yanmar engine and SD20 saildrive. There is only 350 hours on both. I recently replaced the 2 blade folding Volvo prop with a 3 blade Flex-o-fold....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-03-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,565
Posted By Gulfislander
Kiwi prop

Thank you everyone:D . I sent off a request for a quote for three of the folding props. Kiwi has answered first. It is $1300, does anyone have comments or experience with this prop? :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,565
Posted By Gulfislander
I would love to get a folding prop, but they seem...

I would love to get a folding prop, but they seem to be around $2500-3500. I do not have the budget for that right now. But I am looking for the thrust. With the tidal currents it doesn't take much...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,565
Posted By Gulfislander
folding to fixed prop

Hi,
Up front I will say I no nothing about props:( . I am looking to change out my volvo 2 blade folding prop for a 3 blade fixed prop. I have a Niagara 31 with a Yanmar 2GM20FC and SD20 saildrive....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-19-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,357
Posted By Gulfislander
Portable BBQ

I am about to replace my old rail mounted BBQ. I'm looking to see which of the modern portables works best. Thanks.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-26-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 4,356
Posted By Gulfislander
My boat is a Niagara 31. I'm not sure of the hull...

My boat is a Niagara 31. I'm not sure of the hull speed but I think it's approx 5.5 knots. She seems to motor along nicely at 2800 rpms at 5.5 knots. But a friend told me I should only be cruising at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-26-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 4,356
Posted By Gulfislander
Cruising rpm's

I have a 3 year old Yanmar 2GM20FC. I understand that the maximum rpm's are ~3500. How do you determine what is the best cruising rpm's.:confused:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-27-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,133
Posted By Gulfislander
Diesel Filter/water separator

Hi Experienced Cruisers. This newby needs some advice. My boat has a 3 year old Yanmar 2GM20FC. The fuel filter/separator is original (~28 years old) and needs replacing. I want to replace it with a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-02-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 503
Posted By Gulfislander
Autohelm 4000

I am looking for a replacement remote cable for my Raymarine Autohelm 4000. Any thoughts on where I may find one??:confused:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-09-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 3,533
Posted By Gulfislander
Thanks for all the great info. I am going to try...

Thanks for all the great info. I am going to try the soda blasting.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-08-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 3,533
Posted By Gulfislander
Soda Blasting

I am looking at stripping the hull on my Niagara 31 this spring. I am looking at finding the easiest way. I would like to hear what peoples thoughts are on the diiferent techniques especially Soda...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-06-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By Gulfislander
Painting PVC

I have cleaned them well and what's left of the white coating came out nice but there are patches where the white coating has worn off. I am left with painting or replacing.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-05-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By Gulfislander
Painting PVC

My pvc cowl vents are looking pretty rough despite a good cleaning. Can they be painted and if so with what product? Will it last?:confused:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-04-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By Gulfislander
Thank you for the info. Regarding rope size, I...

Thank you for the info. Regarding rope size, I have been told by 3 of my local chandleries that all I need is 9/16 for my 31 ft Niagara. I want to get the right size and there comment is that with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By Gulfislander
Anchor rode brand?

Hi All, I've just installed my new windlass and am ready to purchase the anchor rode. I have my 5/16 high test chain but I'm having troubles deciding which brand of anchor rope to purchase. Is there...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By Gulfislander
12 volt wiring

Hi All,
I just purchased a propane heater with an internal 12 volt fan. I have a bulkhead light close to the position I will mount the heater. Can I splice into the bulkhead light to get power for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-26-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,637
Posted By Gulfislander
Teak Plywood

Hi,
Does any one in the Vancouver BC, area have any teak plywood they would like to sell. So far I have been only able to find 4x8 sheets. I only need less than 1/4 of a sheet. Or if you know who...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,549
Posted By Gulfislander
Thanks for the advice. I feel better about doing...

Thanks for the advice. I feel better about doing this myself. You read the books but sometimes they can be intimidating. So far I have not found much that I'm not willing to try. This forum is great...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-19-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,549
Posted By Gulfislander
Thanks. Thats what I thought.

Thanks. Thats what I thought.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-19-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,549
Posted By Gulfislander
Rig tuning

Hi All,
I am going to attempt to tune the rigging on my Niagara 31. I have never done this before but have read a number of threads on this issue and have also read Ivar Dedekam's book (Sail & Rig...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,542
Posted By Gulfislander
Anchor/Chain replacement

Hi,
I am looking to replace the old anchor and chain on my Niagara 31. I was looking at the Rocna 10 for an anchor. Their website suggests this size for my boat (~9000lbs). Is this really big enough...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-03-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 4,929
Posted By Gulfislander
Thanks Bill, you have been very helpful. :) ...

Thanks Bill, you have been very helpful.
:)
Dustin
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-02-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 4,929
Posted By Gulfislander
VHF Cable

I have replaced my VHF antenna and would like to replace the old 1981 cable down the mast. What is the best type of cable to use and what are the connectors I need. Thanks. :confused:
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