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Messages - Stu Jackson

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Main Message Board / Re: head sail
« on: November 14, 2019, 09:20:59 AM »
The measurements are based on the luff perpendicular.  You determine the height of the clew.

Main Message Board / Re: Water Heater Question
« on: November 11, 2019, 10:08:38 PM »
I ordered the Camco 2-valve bypass kit from Amazon, so I may have additional questions after it comes in. In the meantime, here's my WTF moment from today. What's wrong with this picture?

Dunno, could that simply be the check valve?

Main Message Board / Re: size of our frig box
« on: November 06, 2019, 11:55:34 AM »
Cliff, I recommend doing a search here on "cubic feet" and you'll find some answers.

Main Message Board / Re: Rear Pulpit seats.
« on: November 06, 2019, 11:50:25 AM »
Why bother with the pushpit modification?

That's what we had before and let me tell you Stu that the comfort difference is worth the money for us since we use them every day.

I hear you, Rick.  I only offered that with the pictures as a solution for those that don't have the $$ to replace their pushpits, to show it can be done on Mark Is (just in case they didn't know).

I think we all agree they're used regularly and the best seat in the house.

Main Message Board / Re: Rear Pulpit seats.
« on: November 05, 2019, 10:48:02 AM »
Why bother with the pushpit modification?

OK, here's the first one I found on the C36 site from a search on "damper plate".  Many more show up, for different engines.

Now that you can get to the C36 forum so easily, please feel free to search away there.

Please also let us know if/when you find something pertinent to your question.

Good luck.

edited to include link

Nice report, thanks.

IIRC, the C36 skippers seemed to have more transmission and damper plate issues than "we" C34-ers ever have reported.

I'll go poke around the C36 Forum.  You could, too.

Also superb of you to post about something BEFORE you did and wondered...doh!

Thanks again for bringing up this issue.  I still have no idea why the C36 folks had to suffer:  same engines, essentially same boat.  But they have recorded and shared their experiences.

Now we just gotta find it.  :D

Main Message Board / Re: Yellow Fuse Holder in POSI FLO Fuel Pump
« on: October 31, 2019, 01:01:23 PM »
Thanks, Noah.  Mine looks like that, but doesn't have the connector between the two halves, and mine appears more of a hard plastic than the WM picture, which would seem to need to be somewhat "squishy" to make the seal and the tow parts come & go.

I haven't yet hooked it up to a 12V power source to see if there's anything inside the danged egg yolk!  Maybe it's something like "Yeah, when you are ready to use this pump, get a fuse holder that looks like this, but one that works!"  'Cuz if I install it and the fuse (?) blows and I can't get into it...doh!

Who knows...

And I also thought about Ken's idea, too.  But he & I have had this discussion before: everything on my boat is glass fuses (yeah, the boat is that old!!!) so it would make little sense to start with different fuses now.

Thanks again.

Main Message Board / Re: Find a link
« on: October 31, 2019, 09:58:33 AM »

Could this be linked in the Tech Wiki under “Transmission”?


Good idea.  Done, Halloween Day 2019!!!  I modified the title of this thread, too, to show what it covered. 

Main Message Board / Yellow Fuse Holder in POSI FLO Fuel Pump
« on: October 30, 2019, 05:02:07 PM »
In this thread,2515.msg13337.html#msg13337 there is a picture of this pump.  It shows a yellow fuse holder.  It's labeled FUSE.

I have not be able to get the yellow holder open.  I have avoided heavy effort to open it to not break it.  I have asked a few friends and no one knew.

Has anyone had experience with one of these?

Main Message Board / Re: Tech Wiki
« on: October 27, 2019, 06:44:18 PM »
Many thanks, Dave.

We should all applaud Dave Sanner, our webmaster, for staying on top of these things on a regular daily basis.

FYI, he is also working on major issues behind the scenes regarding our provider and it's [lack of] service.

While many think these forum/software "things" are seamless, most of us fail to recognize the personal efforts it takes to keep things running smoothly.

There's much effort to make WISIWIG actually happen.

Thanks again, Dave.

Main Message Board / Re: Tech Wiki
« on: October 27, 2019, 04:18:51 PM »
Thanks for noting that, I just tried and you're right.  I will notify our webmaster immediately.

Main Message Board / Re: Air draft?
« on: October 27, 2019, 04:16:14 PM »
Our stick is 45' 2" long and I have always been guessing about the height of mast step to water.   

We are looking at a 55 or 56 foot bridge in Charleston SC in a few days and wanted some reassurance that I was not too far off base.   The Dismal Swamp took my Windex a couple of weeks ago and I am still feeling sensitive.

I have a standard rig and have always used 55 feet.  To me, Dietrich, the height of the mast step from the water is useless info, 'cuz it's under the water line.

What I used was the IJPE info in the manual and determined the height of the deck at the mast from the water.

Then I added a foot or two for the antenna.

If you're THAT close as you said for the bridges, I suggest you do what I did and decide just how much "wiggle room" you personally feel comfortable with.

I must admit I had no fixed bridges in The Bay Area (they were either draw or swing bridges), but I always wanted to "know."

That how I did it for my own piece of mind.

Here in southwestern B.C. all I have to deal with are "low hanging" power wires.  Then I get to convert feet to meters!!!  :D:D:D

Good luck.

Main Message Board / Re: leak on port side
« on: October 26, 2019, 11:19:00 AM »
Bob, could it be the fixed portlight?  In 21 years here I haven't heard of anyone having issues with their tracks.

Main Message Board / Re: stupid stanchion question
« on: October 25, 2019, 12:40:36 PM »
becki, all water tanks need to be vented, even bladders, 'cuz you couldn't fill or use them without a vent.

1986 boats:  as far as I know, the original handful came with V berth tanks, but later 1986 boats removed the V berth thank and put in the starboard settee tank, which is how my boat came.  IIRC, #55, Al Watson's old boat now owned by Dave Commando, may have had the V berth tank.   The starboard tank is vented to the starboard stanchion just outside the forward end of the galley.  Sounds like the one becki's yard bopped for her.  I do not know where the V berth tanks were vented.

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