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Search: Posts Made By: Northeaster
Forum: Diesel 02-17-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,122
Posted By Northeaster
I have a 1982 2GM, raw water cooled. I am not...

I have a 1982 2GM, raw water cooled. I am not suggesting it is worth converting, but I do question the comment about requiring a different exhaust. Perhaps I am missing something, but if one were...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-17-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,816
Posted By Northeaster
In all seriousness though, PDQ brings up...

In all seriousness though, PDQ brings up something to think about, before one goes aloft again. For example, you may have 3 or 4 "spare" halyards on the mast, any of which could be used to descend...
Forum: Electronics 07-04-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,682
Posted By Northeaster
Update. All fixed now. I had not looked closely...

Update. All fixed now. I had not looked closely enough at the splice box that I used, and had put the identical colored wires across from each other.
Never having used that type before, I did not...
Forum: Electronics 06-29-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,682
Posted By Northeaster
Thanks Don, I will check those data wires /...

Thanks Don, I will check those data wires / splices this weekend.

Last weekend, I could not find one of my multi-meters, so I could not check the power or continuity of wires. I did remove the...
Forum: Electronics 06-21-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,682
Posted By Northeaster
Thanks for the replies thus far. Andre - The...

Thanks for the replies thus far.

Andre - The marrets used to spice the power wires should be good, but I will check and redo them again.

Stan - I did also spice the shield wires on the coax,...
Forum: Electronics 06-20-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,682
Posted By Northeaster
"No Data Input" from Radar to Raymarine C80

Hi Folks,

I am getting a "no data input" message on the display after reconnnecting my 18" Radome.
I did splice all of the wires in the same manner as last year.
Although likely not the best...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-31-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,408
Posted By Northeaster
JimsCal - thanks for taking the time to check...

JimsCal - thanks for taking the time to check your club crane out!

The only way I can do it, without a 20ft span, is to bring the boat in against the outside of the crib wharf, before hooking the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-30-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,408
Posted By Northeaster
I agree about erring on the safe side, and not...

I agree about erring on the safe side, and not wanting suprises.

I think it was just my father-in-law and wife who helped me lift/ move it last time, and neither are beefy! Your point is taken,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-30-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,408
Posted By Northeaster
Thanks for all of the good advice so far. Much...

Thanks for all of the good advice so far. Much appreciated!

- I would think the mast is less than 200lbs, as 3 people can lift and move it - heavy, but I don't think anyone is lifting more that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-27-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,408
Posted By Northeaster
Shogan - Thanks for the reply. re: the Crib,...

Shogan - Thanks for the reply.

re: the Crib, the idea is merely to secure the pipe in between the old and new beams of the crib (there are about 5 beams on each side that form a crib, that is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,408
Posted By Northeaster
Help with (engineering) advice on size of pipe required to support mast stepping

Hi Folks,

I will be adding some 8"x8"x 10' hemlock beams around my existing crib dock (current dimensions are 8' wide x 8' deep x 6' high) before attaching the gangway and floating docks. I would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,356
Posted By Northeaster
Sorry, didn't take any and the working end is...

Sorry, didn't take any and the working end is already 3-4 ft under!

Basically just took a 6 or 7' long steel pipe (thick wall, didn't bother measure thickness). It had a diameter or about 2 1/4...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-25-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,356
Posted By Northeaster
Thanks Gary. The AB Chance website had lots of...

Thanks Gary. The AB Chance website had lots of info, drawings, etc.
Looks like their ground / earth screw anchors, which come in a couple of different models / sizes, are re-branded as the Helix...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-12-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,356
Posted By Northeaster
Thanks for the engineering advice. I did read...

Thanks for the engineering advice. I did read that member's posts, and that was the catalyst for getting me thinking in this direction.

I would think that a tapered start would make the entry...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,356
Posted By Northeaster
tidal river, sand/rocky bottom, I believe. Will...

tidal river, sand/rocky bottom, I believe. Will have to check further,

I think I need something more robust than the dock auger in the link.

Thanks.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,356
Posted By Northeaster
Anyone have experience (or engineering advice) on fabricating helix / screw anchors?

Hi folks,

I am considering using a couple / few Helix / Screw style anchors to hold my floating dock in place.

For a couple of reasons ( need to do this in next couple of weeks, no local...
Forum: Diesel 03-30-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 3,929
Posted By Northeaster
For those with slipping Kanzaki transmission,...

For those with slipping Kanzaki transmission, like on 1GM, 2GM. I had this on my 2GM. Was able to take trannie apart and "lap" the drive cones - rough up the surface slightly with valve lapping /...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-10-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,096
Posted By Northeaster
Jack Dale - Copper theft common on Canada's East...

Jack Dale - Copper theft common on Canada's East Coast as well. We often have thieves, usually in rural areas, steal the copper ground wires from miles and miles of telephone / power poles (puts...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-05-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,305
Posted By Northeaster
Take it apart, and take the rudder stock (along...

Take it apart, and take the rudder stock (along with the tangs that are welded to it) to a good metal supply store. Buy a replacment stock of the proper grade ie 316, etc, and I would certainly go...
Forum: Diesel 01-20-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,617
Posted By Northeaster
1st, try unhooking the shiter cable from the...

1st, try unhooking the shiter cable from the trannsmission shift lever, and manually push the lever into reverse, to see if that makes a difference (the cable may need adjusting, if that's the case)...
Forum: Diesel 01-12-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 6,635
Posted By Northeaster
The manual does state to use the same oil in the...

The manual does state to use the same oil in the trannsmission, as in the engine. However, with the newer multiweight oils, I think most people now run something like a 15W40 in the engine and the...
Forum: Diesel 01-09-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 3,430
Posted By Northeaster
Smart. Well done. Nice to see examples like...

Smart. Well done. Nice to see examples like this, in case one needs something similar in the future.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-07-2010
Replies: 635
Views: 122,207
Posted By Northeaster
I assumed, perhaps incorrectly, that the boat had...

I assumed, perhaps incorrectly, that the boat had been salvaged, and that the salvors would be keeping watch on the boat, until it could be moved.

I am not aware of the rules for salvage, either...
Forum: Diesel 12-01-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,138
Posted By Northeaster
Just wondered if you normally advance the...

Just wondered if you normally advance the throttle when starting the engine, especially on colder days?
the manual states to do this, and I find it is necessary on my 25 year old Yanmar 2GM. In...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By Northeaster
Got a great deal on a Maxwell Freedom 500 this...

Got a great deal on a Maxwell Freedom 500 this spring (HamiltonMarine.com)and have been very happy with it. Have a Seafarer 30, with 50 ft of 1/4" chain and 250 ft 1/2" of 8-plait rode.

By the...
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