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Messages - Jim Hardesty

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Main Message Board / Re: 160 thermostat vrs 180
« on: Today at 03:43:34 AM »
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I did change from 160 to 180.  It actually read 185(with engine running)  I am also in fresh water and did not notice any difference in performance.

Thanks Paul,
That answered my question.  So....Running hotter "in theory" should give more efficiency and power, but is not enough to notice in the real world of C34.  Somewhat warmer in the cabin, not good for most of my sailing season.  Perhaps would be something to do if Lake Superior was my sailing grounds.
Jim

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Main Message Board / Re: Crazing and spider cracking.
« on: October 11, 2019, 09:24:16 AM »

This coming spring I'm thinking about trying this on some of my spider cracks.  I've read some good reports.  Looks easy and quick enough that if it needs to be repeated still would be worth doing.

https://magicezy.com/hairline-fix-magicezy/

Check the how to video
Jim

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Main Message Board / Re: Rear Pulpit seats.
« on: October 10, 2019, 03:11:53 PM »
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I hope to be posting a new thread soon about spider cracks.

This coming spring I'm thinking about trying this on some of my spider cracks.  I've read some good reports.  Looks easy and quick enough that if it needs to be repeated still would be worth doing.

https://magicezy.com/hairline-fix-magicezy/

Check the video
Jim

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Main Message Board / Re: water in bilge
« on: October 09, 2019, 05:10:51 AM »
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dry it out with a turkey baster?

Becki,
To remove the water that remains after the bilge pump runs.  Use the turkey baster to suck-up the bilge water then squirt into a bucket.  I use a battery water filler, bought from auto parts store, and a plastic coffee can.  Then just dump bilge water into head sink.  Store them in the bilge. 
It's important to keep the bilge dry during the freezing winters.  If the bilge is full of water and freezes it may expand and damage the hull.
Hope you get that dry bilge,
Jim

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Main Message Board / Re: Canvas Cockpit Enclosure
« on: October 07, 2019, 06:28:38 PM »
Feel free to get it.  I really don't think I'd use it much and only if it worked with my existing canvas.
Hope it works well for you.
Jim

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Main Message Board / Re: Tools, Toolbag and where to keep
« on: October 07, 2019, 11:40:35 AM »
Shamrock is a MKll so the layout is a little different.  The baulk of my tools and spare nuts, bolts and hardware are port side forward under seat.  A small tool bag with most used is under companion way stairs.  Spares parts are aft cabin starboard under berth.  Lashed to the pedestal guard is a belt scabbard containing a knife/multitool.  Taped at the nav station is a 3mm? allen wrench that fits the wheel pilot in case I need to remove it quickly, it's happened.
I carry a lot more than most, but I go further.
Hope this helps,
Jim

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Main Message Board / Re: MKII Electrical troubleshooting
« on: October 07, 2019, 05:45:16 AM »
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I also had the VHF antennae on the mast replaced since it had been damaged.

Did the mast get un-stepped to change the antenna?  If your boat is wired like Shamrock, the plugs at the mast base may not have been connected or were damaged. After everything else checks out.  May want to check with the person that did the work.
Jim

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Main Message Board / Re: Canvas Cockpit Enclosure
« on: October 05, 2019, 05:53:24 AM »
Do you have pictures?  I would be interested, but only if I thought it would be used often. 
Thanks for your kind offer.
Jim

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Main Message Board / Re: New Main for In-Mast Furling System
« on: October 03, 2019, 02:40:42 PM »
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battens are full height of the sail, so dropping the sail is awkward

Those are some long battens.  My longest is maybe 15 feet.  I install them as I'm raising the sail, they slide up from the bottom.  I bend the sails on by myself and find it easy.
Jim

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Main Message Board / Re: C34MkII fuel tank maintenance
« on: October 02, 2019, 04:24:01 PM »
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you could just disconnect the inlet hose to the Racor and turn on the key switch and let the electric fuel pump pump a bit of that bottom fuel into a Mason jar
I don't believe the fuel pick-up tube goes to the very bottom of the tank. 

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Main Message Board / 160 thermostat vrs 180
« on: October 02, 2019, 08:57:56 AM »
I'm in fresh water and was wondering what the advantage of going to a 180 degree thermostat would be?  Has anyone done that and what happens in the real world?
Jim

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Main Message Board / Re: Universal M35B steam at 2500 rpm
« on: October 02, 2019, 07:53:35 AM »
Derek,
One other thought.  Do you think this is a new problem or a condition that's been since you have owned the boat?
Jim

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Main Message Board / Re: Universal M35B steam at 2500 rpm
« on: October 02, 2019, 07:46:20 AM »
Derek,
As far as overloading, no way.  Shamrock towed an Endevor 42 from Detroit to Erie and no overheating, never got above 160.  A few times my strainer was clean but the intake line was plugged with grass.  Just because the impeller was new doesn't mean it's still good ,I've had new impellers fail after a short time. 

Jim

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Main Message Board / Re: C34MkII fuel tank maintenance
« on: October 02, 2019, 07:09:14 AM »
If anyone is interested, here is what I do.
In the early spring when I'm eager to ready Shamrock but it's too cold to do much.  I remove the fuel gage cover and take a fuel sample from the bottom of the tank into a clear mason jar.  FWIW wish it was a straight shot from the fuel fill to tank.  It's been sitting all winter so anything that's going to settle has.  Has always been clean.  If there were anything settled out then I'd take action.
That's good enough for me not to worry about a dirty fuel tank.
Jim

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Main Message Board / Re: Finding the waterline
« on: October 02, 2019, 06:40:52 AM »
Thanks John,
Looking forward to it.
Jim

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