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Search: Posts Made By: dman535
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-03-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 13,151
Posted By dman535
Are we talking about the same people? This place...

Are we talking about the same people? This place is based out of Arizona

Charity Boat Donations -Boat Donation Donate Boat - Donate Your Used Boat! (http://www.boatangel.com/)

Their auctions...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-13-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 13,151
Posted By dman535
Here were the before pics: Catalina 27...

Here were the before pics:
Catalina 27 (http://www.opus45.com/c_27/)

These are the result after a few months work and a couple grand:
http://www.opus45.com/c27_pics/

The ebay listing for the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-10-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,206
Posted By dman535
I have not had experience with the Japanese...

I have not had experience with the Japanese motors - was just looking for general impressions or if there was something in particular that was problematic with these (ignition, fuel, parts etc)
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-10-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,206
Posted By dman535
Suzuki 2 Stroke Outboards Any Impressions ?

I am looking at a 23ft boat with an 8hp Suzuki on it. Anyone have any experience with these older engines? Its a longshaft - Sail model.

Thanks

Derek.-
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-03-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 13,151
Posted By dman535
I bought my Catalina 27 off ebay. I found out...

I bought my Catalina 27 off ebay. I found out where the boat was located, I called the yard owner and asked if I could look at it. So I had the opportunity to scope the vessel out before I bid on it....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By dman535
Anyone here sail Percy Priest Lake in TN ?

I am contemplating a relocation from the Detroit area. Currently have a Catalina 27. Was curious about the lake and if I should consider bringing my boat down - or selling and buying something in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-28-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 9,802
Posted By dman535
The boat does not have a heat exchanger - raw...

The boat does not have a heat exchanger - raw water cooled per the definition. There was green coolant in the engine cooling passages/water pump.

Derek.-
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-28-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 9,802
Posted By dman535
The boat has an atomic 4 and its a fresh water...

The boat has an atomic 4 and its a fresh water cooled boat. When I de-winterized it this year - I found green coolant in it - which I took as automotive. My plan was to use the automotive stuff...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-28-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 9,802
Posted By dman535
Automotive antifreeze vs. RV antifreeze for engine.

I noticed at west marine this weekend that the RV/Marine antifreeze is also usable in the engines. Is there a reason to use it vs a Prestone or other automotive based antifreeze?

I would think the...
Forum: Atomic 4 07-20-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 3,709
Posted By dman535
I thought about that approach. My only concern is...

I thought about that approach. My only concern is that one screw up and you spin a bearing or some other casualty. Getting the oil outlet to the front of the engine makes all the difference. No going...
Forum: Atomic 4 07-13-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 3,709
Posted By dman535
Most marine engines don't have an air filter as...

Most marine engines don't have an air filter as they operate in dust free environments. Given the large variety of detergent oils and the cost for a rebuild - I figured it was cheap insurance.
Forum: Atomic 4 07-09-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 3,709
Posted By dman535
When I looked at the moyer oil change fittings -...

When I looked at the moyer oil change fittings - they were $40. The oil filter kit was only $40 more and it gave me all the fittings/ports to wire up the electric fuel pump switch. As far as changing...
Forum: Atomic 4 07-09-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 3,709
Posted By dman535
Indigo electronics sells on oil filter kit for...

Indigo electronics sells on oil filter kit for the A4. Its $80 and includes the stuff to extract the oil filter. Its an easy install and works really well.

Have You Always Wanted an Oil Filter?...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-09-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,116
Posted By dman535
Do stays/shrouds make good FM radio antennas?

My radio is mounted near a bulkhead where the side stays attach. It would not take much to attach a lug to one of the bolts - and then wire it to the stereo as an antenna. Any thoughts on this being...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 1,064
Posted By dman535
Need manual for Jabsco/PAR 59128 head

Does anyone have a pdf of the owners/service manual for a Jabsco/Par.Brydon Boy 59128 head? I know its a pretty old unit - I never got any documentation with the boat. Please email to me at :...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-03-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,380
Posted By dman535
I did the easy off routine on the painted...

I did the easy off routine on the painted numbers, it worked pretty well. I have followed it up with a 400 grit wet sand. Planning on wheeling out the boat - was just curious if there was a tactic to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-03-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,380
Posted By dman535
Removing old boat name and source for new graphics

I am in the process of removing a painted on name and MC numbers from by Catalina 27. I most of the painted name off - still need to peel the numbers off. Any recommendations in how to make sure all...
Forum: Provisioning 04-23-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 19,794
Posted By dman535
What are the thoughts on charcoal vs. propane ? I...

What are the thoughts on charcoal vs. propane ? I prefer the taste of charcoal - would like to use a Weber Smokey Joe on the boat, great little grille.
Forum: Provisioning 04-22-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 19,794
Posted By dman535
Best BBQ for a sailboat

Was looking for recommendations on a bbq grille for a Catalina 27. Something that mounts to the stern pulpit.
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