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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-21-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 2,036
Posted By tahitisail
Propane tank

Sorry to take so long in replying but haven''t been on this site in a while.
If you are still interested , the company is AAA Propane Service, 621 Maulhardt Ave. Oxnard, California Phone...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-01-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 3,780
Posted By tahitisail
Merriman winches

This is going back a ways but as I remember the merriman winches I had there was a flat handle that you could insert vertically into a slot in the nut that holds the winch together. This nut is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-16-2005
Replies: 13
Views: 10,155
Posted By tahitisail
Yanmar 2GM20F

I have a 300td mercedes and that has five cylinders and you would think it is going to jump out of the car at an idle but when at higher rpm it settles down to what you would expect. I''m...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-06-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 2,036
Posted By tahitisail
Propane tank

I picked up a horizontal tank at a propane store in Oxnard, Ca. It was used but the salesman filled it and gave it a 5 year certification. I took it home, painted it and slapped it on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-13-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,645
Posted By tahitisail
Why spend thousands for electric winches?

I have to let my mast down to go to sea and adapted the working end of a fish boat geared 12 volt motor to fit in my winch. I attached a two foot stick to the motor which I put my knee against, plug...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-12-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 2,457
Posted By tahitisail
Yanmar Fuel Leak

I had the same problem with my yanmar. I took a good look at the threads in the filter case an found them questionable. The 8 mm. screw has been altered to bleed off any air so I wanted to use it. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-26-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By tahitisail
tides / guides

Any college textbook on general or physical oceanography will have a chapter that will give a person a good start in understanding tides and tidal currents. There should be plenty of these textbooks...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-13-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 2,162
Posted By tahitisail
Throttle lever on steering column

Make a clamp using two pieces of SS flat stock with equally spaced 1/4 inch holes and two 1/4 inch bolts, nuts, and lock washers. Place this clamp on the control cable in the engine room and tension...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-23-2004
Replies: 22
Views: 14,799
Posted By tahitisail

I put a starter button on the top of my yanmar and using the starter button in conjuction with the compression releases have had no trouble starting the engine even when the batteries are low.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-15-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 6,260
Posted By tahitisail
catalina 30 new sails

I purchased a loose footed main from Gary Swensen, Ullman Sails in Ventura,Ca.
I don''t think that there is any more strain in my loose footed clew than the attached style. my old attached sail had...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-21-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 1,562
Posted By tahitisail
opinion: do i really need a dodger?

I have a dodger on my boat but I usually take it off except when going to the islands offshore for a cruise. I have a cockpit cover that attaches to the rear of the dodger and this makes the hot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-14-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 1,199
Posted By tahitisail
info on 16hp yanmar

My manual shows:
1. Continuous output rating 16hp at 3400rpm
2. maxium output rating 18hp at 3600rpm
3. maxium fuel efficiency at 2700rpm
4. maxium torque at 2900rpm
5. engine flywheel output...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-10-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 3,097
Posted By tahitisail
convert from sea water to fresh water cooling....

I looked into this for my yanmar 2 cyl and figured I only needed to bolt on another water pump and a heat converter and reroute the plumbing to make it work. This wouldn,t keep my exhaust...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-06-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,618
Posted By tahitisail
Repair Boom Vang

I had a mainsail boom track that was screwed to the mast and over the years the threads had "wallowed" out. I let the mast own and using a long stick with a wrench taped to the end quite easily...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-03-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 953
Posted By tahitisail
Where in America?

Sailing isn''t the only thing you should gear up for. I sail from Channel Islands and I''m amazed at how much trouble people can get into in the coves at the Channel Islands. Sailing to an island,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-20-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 3,772
Posted By tahitisail
Force 10 Cabin Heater

try taking a portable propane torch and heat the burner with it before lighting it off. My experience with kerocene burners is that they smoke when they aren''t hot enough and they are difficult to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-19-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 773
Posted By tahitisail
main sail repair

In looking my old main over, prior to buying a new one, I noticed that the brass sail slides had been badly worn by the stainless steel shackles. I plan on giving the webing a try on the new sail...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-26-2003
Replies: 36
Views: 3,319
Posted By tahitisail
wave sounds on stern

Fashion a skirt to be hung from the aft pulpit out of canvas. Weight this skirt with a hem filled with sand, if suspended such that the sand is below the water and the top of the canvas is above the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-04-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 1,463
Posted By tahitisail
Reverse Motoring

I had a 12 inch three blade close in to the keel which I couldn''t back down with. I put a strut on to get the prop away from the keel and changed the prop to a 14 inch three blade campbell taylor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-30-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,558
Posted By tahitisail
Removing Monitor Wind Vane Steering

"V" out the holes using a countersink bit or a larger bit.
Use some "Bondo", if you like use the more expensive MARINE FILLER and search around to get some with a hardener close to the color of your...
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