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Forum: Diesel   12-19-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Corrosion

Ospho, is a water based phosphoric acid, which I believe turns iron oxide, rust, into iron phosphate . Then you can paint over it, read the instructions on the bottle.
Forum: Diesel   06-14-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Yanmar 2GM20F Coolant

Intake water strainer clogged?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 3,605
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Found This Bristol for Sale - Thoughts for New Sailors?

What is the condition of the:
ground tackle
thru hulls
keel bolts (may be an encapsulated keel)
bilge pumps
running and standing rigging
rudder and support...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-02-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Best I-Phone App

Nancy, put down the phone, look around and sail. Enjoy the sky, wind, and waves.
Don't need no stinkin' I fone app to sail.
Columbus didn't have an eye fone. Drake? Magellan? Eric the Red? NO! All...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-11-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 7,884
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

Did someone say Sunfish in New York?
14ft sunfish sailboat with trailer (

You might want to take a look in Craigslist, seems to be many...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-11-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 7,884
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

I was thinking along the lines of a boat mentioned in this thread

Its on a trailer.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-28-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,631
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Wood identification?

Maybe that is Rare and Exotic Lumber in Maine - Rare Woods USA ( ?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-26-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,818
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Dead engine hour meter

These meters run on voltage. Voltage that is present when the engine is running. Got voltage on the terminals of the meter when the engine is running? Yes => replace meter. No? => problem some place...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-17-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Spreader Issues

Fixing it right is probably cheaper than a new mast. Pull the mast, grind it off, use the starboard base as a pattern to have a shop mill two of them, one port (broken) and one starboard (same age,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-20-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,298
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: How to cut stainless steel railing

I found a supplier in Knoxville willing to sell me 1 inch OD, .065 thick wall
304/304L at $3.25 per ft and 316/316L at $3.90 per ft. The down side is the length is 24 feet. They were found by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-19-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: electrical

Just how much power do you need to push across the transformer? If all you are running is a battery charger then maybe just a few hundred watts are required in which case the isolation transformer is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-26-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,646
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: What Questions Would You Want Answered?

Bugs, tell us about the bugs both on board and on shore.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-01-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,875
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Wood filler?

Ship the boards to me, I'll joint them properly then ship them back to you at no cost. You pay shipping. I really don't like seeing wood mutilated this way.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,082
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: 30 Year Old Propane Stove

Even if the stove runs on butane or CNG the burner's orifice can be resized to use propane. I did it on my own stove switching from CNG to propane. There are kits available to make the switch.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Drilling out bungs

I use a bit that is smaller than the bung. When I used a bit the same diameter as the bung sometimes I would get splintering around the hole from wood glued real good to the bung. With the smaller...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-14-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 71,292
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: I hate boats...

Sitting here watching the rain come down I recalled the Bumfuzzles had a similar problem with a Ford Lehman engine. They too had water in the oil. You can read all the hoops Pat jumped through or you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-18-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,358
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Electrical system

You will need:
big battery
solar panel
MPPT solar charger
circuit breaker/fuse panel
Good crimpers
Ancor wire
good terminals
fuse on positive battery post
two buss bars,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-09-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,189
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Why Are Aluminum Mast Painted?

There is an anodizing process that imparts color to the metal. So you can have your mast anodized and the looks of painted too.

Daniel, check out AAA Custom Anodizing & Metal Finishing. They are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Shore power receptacle

" Thanks Captainmeme. The redirect showed exactly what I needed to know. Problem solved. "

You are welcome.

If it was me rewiring the receptacle, I would look at least a few more sources. Not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-26-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,787
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Advice on redesigning cabin layout

I'll add my two cents before I spend it at Defender. We are using cherry to trim out the boat. Here in east TN cherry goes for $1.00 a board foot rough, log run at the saw mill.

I use foam...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-16-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 5,588
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Sewing machine corner

" Do sail fabrics also require taping? "

Yes. Sailrite included 250 yards of double sided sticky tape in the two sail kits I recently purchased. The Dacron is very slick. I don't see how one could...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-03-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,188
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Survey for sailors...

And great wine, food and art.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-07-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,346
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Resawing 1 x 4 mahogany

I resawed cherry on my 16 inch Walker Turner with a 3/4 inch resaw blade. I'm using the cherry to finish the interior of my boat. Give this guy a call and explain what you want to do....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-30-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,143
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: rebuilding compass

OK, the magic plastic goop is "Meguiar's PlastX" .
Here is a link to some place.
Meguiar's PlastX Clear Plastic Cleaner and Polish - 10 oz | Free Shipping Available - Detailed Image...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-23-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: In Need of a 4 Stroke 9.9 HP engine

Mmmmm..........Honda dealer?
Russell's Marine 345 U. S. Rt 1 Stockton Springs, ME (207)567-4270

About 6 miles from you? I have no connection with Russell. I found them on the Honda outboard web...
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