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Search: Posts Made By: mike dryver
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By mike dryver
Re: packing nut

On that particular model the packing goes in the nut! I had the same style on my boat, before going dripless!!!! Go get a dentist curved pic! You can get them at flea markets, or junk stores. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Marine Plywood Near NYC?

Try Boulder Plywood in Somerville, Ma. they ship world wide! Should not, be that much to send to your destination!!!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By mike dryver
Re: storm hood (or whatever it's called)

Danny Greene made 1 for his Triton. There is a web sight about it! Don't ask me which or where I can't recall, but I looked at a it about month ago! I was cruising web for something other, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Stringer/Floor repair

The cracking looks like it is corner tabbing letting go. The foam you are talking about is open cell foam. I would be surprised if 6/10 would work, as it looks like there is a fair amount of crud...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 4,426
Posted By mike dryver
Re: How Old is Your Boat

Our G.S. 37 is 36 this year! Had a new engine in 94 by p/o #2! We are #4. She still has her original sails, and interior, alas she finally needs new cushions. I am in the process of rehabbing some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,102
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Top of compression post is rotten

That's fir, nice and light, and fairly rot resistant, but not when enclosed, like it was, and lack of air circ. Should not cost more than 20-25 bucks at a lumber yard for a nice piece of clear 4x4. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Lewmar genoa fairlead car

Check with rig-rite! Those cars look like they may have had inserts, as stated above. They may be able to supply you with them. You can go on line and search for them I think at the sight.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 4,874
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Lifespan of a Diesel Engine

Actually a truck diesel isn't broken in until about 40000 miles, or 1000 hrs, break in time. Truck engines if maintained well, will run over a million miles before needing major rebuilds. At least...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By mike dryver
Re: GS 44 - I43 - KP 44 ... the short list

Bob Perry did an inspection/review of the G.S. 44 yrs. ago. He was quiet taken aback, as he said there was not 1 thing he could actually bitch about as to quality of fit finish, etc. If you google...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-21-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Know what boat this is?

Magnifying glass says the 1st is a cap T, the last 2 ft.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 675
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Trailer tongue extension

Just watch out for your axle vents if you have any. They will allow water into the axle, not good for longevity!!!!!! If you have a dual axle trailer it should be fine, but remember when you extend...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-10-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By mike dryver
Re: First fiberglass project

I would think you would have to grind it out! But 1st I would try to get a peek under it somehow! IE through where the head sat! Use your cell phone camera to take pics or just look with the lens!...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-10-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By mike dryver
Re: weight of a keel related to displacement

Can't you just put in the boat your looking at on the query line? It should come up with a/the model! from there you would be able to get your info no? Also try sailboat data. It is usually a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-25-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,126
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Fair condition?

It would probably mean it will need some maintenance, clean up and repairs. It does not usually mean basket case/project. It could be close to a project!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By mike dryver
Re: "a slight boat malfunction,"

I'm wondering if the operators were the son/father team from the boat, bound for OZ from Newport. OOHH that's not nice never mind!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-22-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,103
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Soft Hull problem on prospect boat

The stand/s have to much pressure on the hull, if they are deflecting it. Stands are only there to support the from falling over, not to support it. It sounds like the owner is a little short on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Wood selection

Locust is the cats meow. I used it to make a new stem for a Lightning. Locust is actually a eucalyptus. It is what was here from when the continents were all connected. It is very rot resistant,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-05-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,556
Posted By mike dryver
Re: For sale: Ideal windlass, B&G gauges, misc

So where is this windlass located?"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-03-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 2,354
Posted By mike dryver
Re: is it ok to look as long as you dont touch

I just asked my wife and she said it was OKKKK! Just don't get stuck on just 1 ! No seriously I look at Yacht world and all the other sights. It's a guy thing? I just love looking at all the other...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-29-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Cracks in bilge

If you said the boat brand, length etc you would probably get a litany if answers, and recommendations, because people who had same or similar boats could chime in. A general question without some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-26-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,115
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Increasing displacement with bilge freshwater storage?

Hi TomMaine!! thanks for the USHarbors sight just joined!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-12-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 2,783
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Should Medsailor proactively rebuild his transmission?

You can buy a rebuilt 2.1/1 out here east coast for $400. Those guys are nuts.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,759
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Need info on a boat!

If and when you look at catalinas, make sure you go to their sight and here and else where to read up on maintenance/repair issues etc. every boat has them some more than others!!!!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 751
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Cleaning canvas cushions- tips & tricks?

If you go the carpet/upholstery cleaner, try a small remote section first, to see if the soap bleaches the color.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Parts help!

Furler winch?! the chrome handle looks like it would be used as a brake? winch handle to furl sail? definitely looks like stanchion mount!
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