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Messages - Ron Hill

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Main Message Board / Re: oil hose kit?
« on: Yesterday at 04:30:04 PM »
Mdid : If that part on the oil pan is rusted it is NOT from age, but rather the raw water pump had been leaking and water went down to that fixture and corroded it!  Remove it from the oil pan and see if it is salvageable?

A few thoughts

Mike : Clear as mud?  The ON pole is the first detent and the Spring Loaded (intermittent) pole is the far detent for the key!! 
Like Stu said if the key switch is OFF, then the ARS and any other accessory on that pole is also OFF.

A thought   :clap

Mike : Like Stu said the KEY switch.  Just make sure you wire it to the continuous pole and not the intermittent pole!!

A thought

Main Message Board / Re: Winch size for spinnaker halyard
« on: Yesterday at 03:15:30 PM »
I did the same as Noah and added a new triple rope stopper.  1.Genoa halyard, 2.Spinnaker halyard, 3.spare jib halyard.

A thought

Main Message Board / Re: Running Cables for Windlass
« on: Yesterday at 03:10:51 PM »
Guys : I wrote an article in the Mainsheet tech notes about installing a windlass inside a C34 double door anchor well!   I included pictures!!   Great articles in those Mainsheet tech Notes!!
My only regret is that I didn't install both a "DOWN" switch while I was installing the "UP" switch!!

A few thoughts    :thumb:

Main Message Board / Re: oil hose kit?
« on: September 15, 2019, 01:19:51 PM »
MDID : If you look in the Mainsheet tech notes you'll find an article that I wrote on this very subject. 
You have all the metal parts and if only the hose in cracked (as happened to me) I just replaced the old cracked "oil" hose with a new piece of fuel hose and it worked just fine!  Don't waste your $$ on a expensive Kit!!   :clap

A thought

MQ : I'd also strongly consider getting 4 new engine mounts!!

Another thought

MQ : Your engine is really screw up!!  You need to get a mechanic to straighten , clean , and realign the engine!!

I wouldn't run it again until all is fixed!!!

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Main Message Board / Re: Outhaul
« on: September 06, 2019, 06:39:17 PM »
Paul : You are lucky that as old of a boat as you have, that the boom ends came off easily!!  Those of us in a salt water environment have not been so lucky!!!

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Main Message Board / Re: Rigging a Preventer
« on: September 06, 2019, 06:34:21 PM »
Paul : I can't argue with Stu or the "long range cruisers:", but I took my 4:1 and attached it from the aft bale on the boom to the aft lower shroud turnbuckle.  If you keep that vang cinched up, the boom is solidly in place.  have done it for over 20 years!!

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Main Message Board / Re: Water Filter Part
« on: September 02, 2019, 06:39:27 PM »
Ryan : Does the outer case/holder screws on to the same raw water filter holder?  If it does it looks like that company made a water filter for that type holder.  I have never seen one like this before!!

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Main Message Board / Re: Outhaul
« on: August 30, 2019, 01:53:10 PM »
Guys : Somewhat off the outhaul topic, but a constant diameter braid on braid splice is a difficult splice to make.  I found that most riggers can't make one.  I had to make one for the old Hood 915 continuous roller furling line replacement - it was functional, but not very pretty!! 

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Main Message Board / Re: Outhaul
« on: August 29, 2019, 02:43:57 PM »
GEO : NOT a Splice - a splice might be too thick to move easily thru the sheaves!!!!  Just take the 2 ends and sew them together (end to end) with a canvas sewing needle and sail repair thread!!

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Main Message Board / Re: Shroud covers
« on: August 28, 2019, 01:10:41 PM »
Guys : I did the same as Ken - got rid of mine.  Watched and found that the sail seldom touched any shroud except the uppers!

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Main Message Board / Re: Outhaul
« on: August 28, 2019, 01:06:26 PM »
Geo : You sure can, just sew the new line onto the old end (end to end) and pull it thru!!

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