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Main Message Board / Re: Topside Cleaning
« on: April 19, 2019, 11:23:29 AM »
I start in the middle and then go both ways.

Main Message Board / Re: Sickened by what we found
« on: April 09, 2019, 08:31:26 AM »
Sorry about what has happened to your boat and happy to hear you’re now taking an interest her and pursuing the insurance claim.  Keep us informed.   

Main Message Board / Re: Manus swivel
« on: January 24, 2019, 07:39:04 PM »
Mantus have a chart on their web-site that details what swivel to use.  S1 should be fine, unless your using Grade 70 chain - then you need S2.  I recently bought a 35lb Mantus Anchor, Swivel and Anchor Mate.   l found that for my 1997 C34 mk2 No.1376 with standard bow-roller:
(a) the 35lb anchor (which is good for winds 50 knots) was too large and the tip would gouge the bow, so I replaced it with a 25 lb - which is good for 30 knots and fits snugly.  Anything more than 20 knots, I will be running for the nearest marina.
(b) the Anchor Mate was too large for the standard bow-roller, so got returned.
(c) I decided to go for the S2 given that in the UK the price differential is £20 and given that I had already parted with a considerable sum (decided to get 30m of chain as well), thought I would play safe as both S1 and S2 are recommended by Mantus for 5/16" chain.

I guess at the end it all depends on what you will be using it for, occasional over-nights in calm weather then the S1 should suffice, serious cruising in far away places with no marinas near-by, then the S2 should be considered.  If you are considering serious cruising, I would recommend upgrading your chain to 3/8".

Hope this is of assistance.

30 knots?
In the middle of the night when the weatherperson gets it wrong and the wind doesn’t cooperate, “running for the nearest marina” is not a fun option.  Interesting but not fun.


If you googleize the term you’ll find other articles about it and procedures to check. I wouldn’t think it would be more or less prevalent on Marine vs other engines (except of course that it’s proven that sailors care more for their vessels than their autos) 😎

I don’t know whether this is electrolysis or voltage induced galvanic corrosion. But as everyone here knows “electrolysis” is highly misused. We carry anodes (zinc, aluminum, magnesium) to prevent GALVANIC CORROSION of parts (strut, shaft, Hx) NOT to prevent “electrolysis.”

Electrolysis is what happens to dihydrogen monoxide (splits to O2 + H) when you pass current through it, or did the experiment way back in HS. (We still had High instead of Middle.) Or it’s also how your grandmother took care of her chin hair with a depilatory machine. 😳


Both my of my Nonnas outlived their husbands and to celebrate they dressed in black and grew out their beards.

Main Message Board / Re: Companion Way Doors
« on: September 05, 2018, 10:45:36 AM »
There might be more to this story but... the Detroit Yacht Club would deal with this person if you told them.

Main Message Board / Re: Companion Way Doors
« on: September 04, 2018, 05:08:19 PM »
please do post.  thanks.  there is a member of my club who keeps coming onboard my boat, when i'm there alone so i need to start locking it.

They board your boat, open the companionway and enter uninvited.  I’m assuming you have asked them not to do that.
Can you form your hand into a fist?

Main Message Board / Re: Black Mold?
« on: August 19, 2018, 03:26:26 PM »
In the movie they used Bleach to kill it.

Main Message Board / Re: Electric windlass circuit breaker button stuck
« on: August 18, 2018, 12:05:08 PM »
I personally would never trust a malfunctioning breaker that was “reconditioned” with spray lubes.  They’re not simple switches.

Main Message Board / Re: Alternator alignment issue
« on: June 27, 2018, 05:53:58 AM »
Take the bracket off and straighten it with a BFH.

Main Message Board / Re: Alternator alignment issue
« on: June 26, 2018, 03:36:17 PM »
The alt. Bracket looks bent.  I've seen this on one other 34.

Main Message Board / Re: Transmission ok in reverse, bad in forward
« on: June 09, 2018, 11:57:34 AM »
It has been a few years since I've seen the insides of one but I think that that hurth has separate clutch packs for forward and reverse. They are consumables.

Main Message Board / Re: Lewmar Winch Spindle Tooth Deformation
« on: May 21, 2018, 12:16:35 PM »
I suspect a crappy batch of annealed 302 stainless sneaked it's way into production.

Main Message Board / Re: secondary fuel filter pin-hole leak
« on: November 13, 2017, 08:16:20 AM »
Filter was obviously made of "chinesium".

Main Message Board / Re: Gel Coat
« on: November 06, 2017, 11:11:19 PM »
Or a foam mini roller from the dollar store.  Complete w/ it's own throw away tray.

Funny. 😊

Main Message Board / Re: Gel Coat
« on: November 06, 2017, 08:22:49 PM »
Compressors, thinning paint worries, cleaning spray guns, masking off for overspray. 

It's  a 1" stripe.  Tape it off and paint it with a foam brush. 

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