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Messages - Noah

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Main Message Board / Re: Steaming light solenoid
« on: Yesterday at 05:15:04 PM »
Ron- the idea behind aggregating a separate panel in the cockpit was not entirely based upon the convenience of not having to go below to flip switches, it also allowed me to free up/not need to design/allocate 6 separate breaker/switches on my main distribution panel (steaming light, deck level nav lights, tricolor masthead nav lights, spreader lights, anchor light, and masthead strobe light, as well as a 7th, compass light). Power to that panel and compass light are on one switch, “binnacle”.

Main Message Board / Re: Inside a 1987 Fuel Tank
« on: Yesterday at 03:33:05 PM »
Although I did not dig into my old tank to 100% determine where it was leaking, before I trashed it and bought a new one: I suspect it was a pin hole(s) in the forward inboard corner of the tank. Below are pics of right after removal, showing area wet with diesel and appearing corroded and then after cleaning that area with a Scotchbrite pad.

Main Message Board / Re: Inside a 1987 Fuel Tank
« on: April 22, 2019, 11:12:20 AM »
Makes sense. My new aluminum replacement tank from Ezell did indeed come with an aluminum pick-up tube and aluminum threaded attachment “L”  fittings built into tank to thread brass/bronze fuel lines and shut-off valve into. I used Rectorseal #5 threading compound to isolate those threads.

Main Message Board / Re: Steaming light solenoid
« on: April 21, 2019, 12:52:23 PM »
Thx, but take a look at Jon W.’s boat wiring. He did himself,  and did a much more “together” job (well labeled, etc.) than mine. While I did a lot of new electrical stuff, some of the l original non-tinned boat wiring and crimps still remain, as seen on my photos of the right-side negative buss behind panel, etc.

Main Message Board / Re: Inside a 1987 Fuel Tank
« on: April 20, 2019, 03:27:04 PM »
Wowzer! Interesting! Lots of junk. What is your verdict on condition of the aluminum? Also, on photo #1 you said “...The first photo is inside the forward end of the tank. The silver tube is the new pump discharge I put in when I removed the hose and strainer...”  Did you mean fuel pick-up tube?

Main Message Board / Re: Clearwater to Carrabelle FL; Any advice?
« on: April 20, 2019, 10:42:51 AM »
Caveat: I have not done either route, but have always found an offshore passage to be good for the soul. Check your weather window and go for it. 😎

Main Message Board / Re: Tide Marine Sail Track
« on: April 19, 2019, 06:33:13 PM »
The “gate” hole in my 1990 was symmetrical on both sides of mast slot. You will have to remove your boom to install track. Attached is a pic of my mast/slot BEFORE Tides Strong track was installed.

Main Message Board / Re: Tide Marine Sail Track
« on: April 19, 2019, 09:34:18 AM »
I have the Tides Strong sail track system and it works great! Got mine 3+ years ago from Catalina Direct. Self installed, but paid a $100 to sailmaker to install the slides on my sail.

Main Message Board / Re: Online prop sizing calculators
« on: April 18, 2019, 09:11:04 PM »
If it were me and I had the “advantage” of being able to pull my boat out every season, I would try the higher 10 in. pitch, see how it preformed. If it proved unsatisfactory, then at the end of the season, take it off and have the prop shop re-pitch it to 9 in. Won’t know unless you try. 8)

Main Message Board / Re: Transmission replacement
« on: April 18, 2019, 10:51:25 AM »
Measure, eyeball, align centered so shaft is centered in stern tube. Then fingers crossed. My hull was not deformed. Had to slightly adjust/lower front motor mounts when all said and done but it was almost 100% spot on.

Main Message Board / Re: V-berth storage
« on: April 17, 2019, 12:14:29 PM »
I agree with Stu on PIA to lift and get under. I also have Hypervent fiber material under cushions (which works well prevent moisture/condensation) but it makes it even more inconvenient and scratchy to lift and store stuff underneath. Consequently,  I use the under bunk areas to store stuff I don’t need to get to very often. I still may add some 12x12 front door faces/cutouts with some storage bins bags into space walled off to access from front.

Main Message Board / Re: V-birth storage
« on: April 17, 2019, 10:34:31 AM »
Instead of a rabbit you could build a flange/frame underneath to support a new top cutout.

Main Message Board / Re: cockpit table
« on: April 17, 2019, 07:54:21 AM »
Glenn- if you don't already have one, make/buy a zipper cover to go over your wheel, binnacle, and new table to keep all “Bristol” when not using.

Main Message Board / Re: Transmission replacement
« on: April 16, 2019, 07:06:13 PM »
PM or email me if you need more info/pics/video/etc. Good luck. There also also a factory spec. pdf doc. sheet/install drawing instructions on the CD website, I believe. BTW- mine was installed with micro balloons and vinyl ester resin. Not epoxy resin.

Main Message Board / Re: Urgent: Sourcing a new strut
« on: April 16, 2019, 06:38:12 PM »
I bought mine at CD. Worked fine.

See pics of install here:,10060.15.html

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