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Messages - Ralph Masters

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Main Message Board / Re: Throttle Tension Slipping
« on: August 13, 2018, 11:49:50 AM »
Mine does the same thing, it'll run all day at 2000 but I have to hold it or use the bungee trick to keep it up. Having said that, 2/3 - 3/4 should be the max you run that for extended time.

Your boat, your choice.

Main Message Board / Re: Blower fan
« on: August 09, 2018, 04:24:22 PM »
I ran a new wire aft from the shower sump pump and wired the fan into that, I can run the fan without turning on the key switch for the engine and I don't have to listen to the low oil pressure alarm while doing that.

Main Message Board / Re: Restoring/refinishing teak
« on: July 04, 2018, 03:20:06 PM »
Tape on, tape off is the most time consuming part of the entire affair.
Pettit has a new product, 2045 that lets you put 3 or 4 coats a day on. But I have used the 2015 the last 3 times I've done the teak and I know its not going to react to the old stuff.
As a side note, finished just in time , before it got really hot.
The next project is wash and wax. I use NuFinish for wax.

Main Message Board / Re: Restoring/refinishing teak
« on: July 04, 2018, 11:34:30 AM »
Just completed the process of refinishing my teak, I used Pettit 2015 Varnish, 4 coats.

Main Message Board / Re: secondary fuel filter pin-hole leak
« on: November 03, 2017, 10:26:46 AM »
That "pin hole" just lets free water drain out, no worries.

Main Message Board / Re: Locking the hatch
« on: May 15, 2017, 10:52:53 AM »
Locks, no matter how big, beefy and secure only keep honest people honest.


Main Message Board / Re: Single handing & Bull Rails
« on: April 27, 2017, 10:49:26 AM »
I single hand a lot of races and the hardest thing is gibbing around the mark. Tacking is easy, but with the wind to your back you have to pull the main in and let it go and then get the head cut over and try to not over turn too. (Steer too far)

Main Message Board / Re: Transmission Replacement
« on: December 22, 2016, 04:28:53 PM »
Correct me if I'm wrong, but, the condition of the ATF in the transmission should have nothing to do with the damper plate, two different parts of the power train.


Main Message Board / Re: Is Catalina Smile a structural defect?
« on: November 30, 2016, 04:53:31 PM »
I know our gravitational pull here in San Diego flexs, since Thanksgiving its increased as pointed out by my bathroom scale this morning.

Main Message Board / Re: Is Catalina Smile a structural defect?
« on: November 28, 2016, 04:41:34 PM »
My 87 sits in the water all year in San Diego, never gets hauled and improperly blocked for the winter and still developed the "smile".
There goes another theory.................


Main Message Board / Re: Cost of fixing Catalina smile...???
« on: November 22, 2016, 03:36:03 PM »
They covered the joint with 3 strips of 3 inch glass cloth, one from the bottom up over the joint, one from the top down over the joint and the third over the middle of the whole thing. Not pretty, but strong, wtill holding with no opening of the crack. Bilge stays dry.


Main Message Board / Re: Cost of fixing Catalina smile...???
« on: November 21, 2016, 06:13:24 PM »
When we hauled and had the smile fixed the yard set the boat down on the keel, tightened the keel bolts after peeling the glass off the joint, then reglassed the joint all for 1300, another 800 for 2 coats of bottom paint with a 3rd at the waterline.

Main Message Board / Re: What is this?
« on: October 25, 2016, 02:51:28 PM »
Looks like the feeder to a Profurl roller furler to me.


Main Message Board / Re: Pelican Hook
« on: October 21, 2016, 04:28:44 PM »
DWM is always cheaper then WM, and they are only about 3 blocks apart.


Main Message Board / Re: Replacing lifelines
« on: October 16, 2016, 11:13:03 AM »
Two years ago I replaced ours with bare stainless. They look good and with the white plastic you'll always get the yellowing of the plastic.
Another plus of bare is you can see the condition of the wire.

Ciao Bella

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