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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By L124C
Re: Zinc chromate applied to mast base?

Thanks.
Where can I get it (quickly :)?
I wonder if the outboard shop I'm going to get the Zinc Cromate from will have it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Day Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By L124C
Re: Rust stains at partners?

Finally pulled the stick. Still not sure where the rust colored stains are coming from. Picture of the partners which show some rust colored stains, and the mast. The guy at yard says there is no way...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By L124C
Zinc chromate applied to mast base?

The guys at the yard where I have my keel stepped mast suggested applying Zinc Chromate to the base to avoid further corrosion. They said to cover the application with a paint such as Rustolium....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 3,085
Posted By L124C
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

I'm going with spruce.
Use CPES instead of West 105/202 (for example)?
What paint should I use?
Bed all hardware including spreader tips? Doesn't the epoxy isolate the wood from water?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,360
Posted By L124C
Re: Why buy new rigging?

I agree. People quote what riggers and insurance companies say as gospel. Neither have any reason to be anything other than conservative. in fact, I'm guessing the 10 year figure is based on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By L124C
Re: Frozen cotter pins...HELP!

Thank you so much! The mast was tilted (50/50 odds) so that I didn't see the opposing side of the bolt was a nut had a cotter pin in it indicating it was a through bolt. This made everything MUCH...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By L124C
Re: Frozen cotter pins...HELP!

Funny...I looked at this an thought "spinning" the clevis pin isn't the problem, removing the cotter pin from the clevis pin is!

Then I thought "Wait...why can't I grind off BOTH ends of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By L124C
Frozen cotter pins...HELP!

I'm removing rigging and can't get several cotter pins out. Ive used penetrating oil, I've cut most of one end of the cotter pin off with a
Dremel to eliminate the bends (tricky given the limited...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,360
Posted By L124C
Why buy new rigging?

Pulled the stick and am planning to re rig. Replacing the spreaders (some rot), but as I look at the rigging (probably 20 years old) I really can't see anything wrong with it. Some tarnish, but no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 4,571
Posted By L124C
Re: Pink metal on stuffing box

Right you are! Just put the boat on the hard. Picture of newly packed stuffing box attached. I was fully prepared to have it replaced and the yard said "No need". Love it when that happens.:smile
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 3,085
Posted By L124C
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

Finally pulled the rig (and yes...I realize this is a old thread. It doesn't matter)!
There is some rot at the bases, however most of the spreaders are in great shape. I'm tempted to go the epoxy...
Forum: Diesel   05-03-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By L124C
Orange Film in bilge.

Found a orange (rust colored) film floating on top of the water in my bilge.
The Yanmar 2GM, (raw water cooled) sits over the bilge.
Fluid levels in the motor and transmission appear full.
The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-22-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 16,560
Posted By L124C
Re: Place to buy solid wood tillers

Shovel handles work as well. I varnished one and people use it all day without realizing they are steering the boat with a shovel handle.
I also have a longer one reinforced with fiberglass. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-29-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By L124C
Re: Securing light materials to thin FRP

In some of the locations they are under deck hardware that may (who am I kidding...WILL!:laugher) leak.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-29-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By L124C
Securing light materials to thin FRP

I've just discovered rubber insulated brass rivet nuts McMaster-Carr (http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-rivet-nuts/=thtckp). Haven't seen them mentioned in the sailing forums and wonder why. They are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-19-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By L124C
Head's raw water intake not working.

I'm not getting raw water supply to my Jabsco head. I'm guessing the intake is plugged. I dove the boat and stuck a coat hanger into the through hull, no luck.

Maybe blow it out (technically...in)...
Forum: Diesel   07-30-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By L124C
Re: Transmission goes CLUNK!

Good answer!
The motor blew a gasket years ago which sprayed itself with raw water for probably 2 outings before I noticed it (though... long enough to create a lot of surface rust). I was...
Forum: Diesel   07-28-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By L124C
Transmission goes CLUNK!

Over the years I (or someone else) have changed gears (gone from neutral to reverse or forward) without reducing the RPMs all the way down to idle on my Yanmar 2GM20.

It goes into gear, however,...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-08-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,652
Posted By L124C
Re: Removing a birds nest behind the panel!

So...if it fails, it fails in the open position (meaning the circuit is open)? I certainly hope so!:eek:
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-06-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,652
Posted By L124C
Re: Removing a birds nest behind the panel!

Soldering certainly is a skill. However this brings up another controversial point. Some believe that a soldered wire connection is too rigid for the movement/vibration prone environment on a boat. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-05-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,652
Posted By L124C
Re: Removing a birds nest behind the panel!

Wire nuts?:eek: And I think MY PO was a hack!:laugher
Nice job!

Funny thing: I use to dread re-wiring the boat. However, now that I've learned more (I.e, terminal strips, etc.) and found a...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-05-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,652
Posted By L124C
Re: Removing a birds nest behind the panel!

I still can't believe Rule uses them on auto bilge switches.
I mean, if your running lights (for example) get disconnected at the switch panel it's one thing. Most likely, you are underway (if not,...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-04-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,652
Posted By L124C
Re: Removing a birds nest behind the panel!

The new switch panel is great, though you need to backlight kit as the print is so small you can hardly see it in the daytime! Ordered the LED kit for the switch panel (I thought), consisting of 8...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-01-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 6,943
Posted By L124C
Re: Old winch handle replacement

As I feared (post 28), the lock on one of the handles betrayed me. I watched in horror as the handle fell out of the winch, hit the deck, and did a back flip into the bay! Unless the lock mechanism...
Forum: Apps & Authors   06-13-2014
Replies: 540
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Views: 133,244
Posted By L124C
Re: Recommended Reading

It's been long time since I read it. However, as I recall what disturbed me was that most of her "intentions" were actually her father's. She's lucky she survived!


Agreed. Especially for anyone...
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