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Main Message Board / mainsheet shackle
« on: June 28, 2015, 07:18:26 PM »
Just a friendly reminder to check those high tension shackles...

Main Message Board / Re: CNG Cylinder Exchange in Virginia
« on: May 28, 2015, 02:25:53 PM »
yes, $31 is a great price.  My old boat had CNG and I would pay the big bucks at Z's.  By the way, if anyone wants a second tank (empty now) so the refills go a bit further, I have one.  Free to a good home.


Main Message Board / Re: FOOT MARKS ON HEAD SAIL
« on: May 27, 2015, 07:55:01 AM »
I think most sailors want the marks on the outside (clew side) so that is does not matter how tightly the sail is furled.  I the sail's 150, 130 100% designations are in relation to the mast anyway.  Personal preference I guess.


Main Message Board / Re: Sink Drain Thru Hull
« on: April 04, 2015, 07:04:00 PM »
Ron, I have read a lot of posts about sink drains. Most are about changing the plumbing at the sink not the thru hull. I was not asking for advice as much as I was telling my tales of boat owner blues. Not to mention the lack of forethought of tho PO's and/or the factory.

Main Message Board / Re: Sink Drain Thru Hull
« on: April 03, 2015, 10:57:24 AM »
I won't know the size for sure until I take it off, but I'm hoping it's 1"


Main Message Board / Re: Sink Drain Thru Hull
« on: April 03, 2015, 10:33:53 AM »
That makes me feel better about cutting it off.  Yea, this boat's plumbing is not good.  No double clamps on anything; Found a thru hull attached with less than a turn on the threads; This and I'm sure there is more. I removed one inch hose.  At least it was reinforced.  I can just go grab a fitting at "Worst."  1" x 1" should be standard, right? 

BTW, this is the Galley sink drain.


Main Message Board / Sink Drain Thru Hull
« on: April 03, 2015, 09:55:13 AM »
Ok, here's one for you guys.  Anyone ever come across this craziness?  First of all the sink drain was plumbed so that the 1 inch hose took a hairpin turn under the water pump platform to attach to a elbow fitting at the thru hull.  Could have easily gone straight down with it, so I attempted to remove the elbow.  Ha!  They installed a "wall" right next to it so it will not back off.  I will either have to remove EVERYTHING or cut the fitting.  hate to sacrifice a nice marlon elbow fitting... Gotta love these 30 minute jobs.


Main Message Board / Re: Ensign measurements
« on: March 06, 2015, 08:09:44 PM »
So, would you use a 3 ft pole for a 2 x 3 flag?  Would a 30" pole look ridiculous?

Sounds good. Sent you PM with address. Let me know what shipping is. I'll cut you a check or pay pal or whatever. Still like to see photo if you get a chance.

Can you show me or describe where it mounts? How do hatch boards stow?

I'm interested.  Are they still available?  Do you have any pic of them installed?

No Worries
Solomons, MD

I have an empty CNG tank that the buyer of my previous boat did not want.  Free to a good home.

Pick up only - California, MD (Solomons area).

Shoot me a text anytime or call after 6.  240-298-3737


Main Message Board / Re: Removing Shaft
« on: October 17, 2014, 10:03:02 AM »
As far as getting yard help, I was only referring to cutting the coupling off.  I have zero experience with a cut-off / grinder. I will try to remove shaft myself using penetrating oil and prayer.

Main Message Board / Re: Removing Shaft
« on: October 17, 2014, 05:28:33 AM »
Of course this is all well in advance, as I am not going to haul out until end of November.  I think my plan of attack thus far will be to lube up the coupling and give it a chance to come out on its own.  If not, I will attemp to cut the coupling over the key (or have the yard do it).  I think this will be better than cutting the shaft since a replacement coupling is much cheaper than a shaft.  I will remove the shaft and replace the Cutless.  I have a PSS seal, however, I think I will try the Gore packing before hauling out and see how it does.  I got the PSS for under $200, so I will probably hold on to it unti I'm ready to install.


Main Message Board / Re: Removing Shaft
« on: October 15, 2014, 06:33:22 PM »
Assuming the coupling needs to be cut off and I am installing a PSS. I will either need a new shaft or a flexible coupling (since it is long enough to make up for the cut shaft).

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