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    vcirelli

    Bulk Head Repair

    The bulkhead had about 2'x1' area that was rotten. It was so soft that I could poke my finger into it. Not exactly what you would hope for from a structural member of the boat.

    I've known about...

    vcirelli 03-16-2019 10:34 PM
    micguire

    Saving a Lady 4

    Saving a Lady Continued…4... My Father sent me in the house to get my tools. I’m sure everyone remembers the set in the tin box, complete with a hammer, screwdriver, pliers, saw, yellow tape measure....

    micguire 03-08-2019 05:16 AM
    micguire

    Saving a Lady 3

    Continued…3.. early May 1959, as I recall my Father popped his head in my bedroom and said, son we have some chores to do, then we get to play on our Boat. Our Boat, yes, the princess was mine! I...

    micguire 03-01-2019 09:10 AM
    Loren Beach

    New Location: Racor & Lift Pump

    As a part of the engine replacement project, we decided to move the Racor and electric lift pump out of the engine bay/compartment. Current ABYC "rules" seem to demand a metal bowl under the clear...

    Loren Beach 02-28-2019 08:31 PM
    toddster

    Long Winter Nights. Part 1

    It appears that this winter is not going to relinquish even a single day and we are to dwell in snow and ice well into March. Nothing is getting crossed-off the list of tasks that Must Be Done...

    toddster 02-28-2019 01:56 PM
    micguire

    Saving a Lady, continued..

    Saving a Lady, when did it begin? Why did it begin? I believe I was born with a sailing gene.Some might consider this a appeal or prayer for evil or misfortune to befall someone, at best a license to...

    micguire 02-26-2019 11:41 AM
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    Leslie Newman

    Dripless shaft seals

    Thanks for that info. I had not heard of these and $40 is fairly cheap insurance. Will order a couple.

    Leslie Newman Today, 12:41 PM Go to last post
    supersailor

    Dripless shaft seals

    Mine came with the bonding strap and a vent to keep an air bubble from forming during haul out. You should be able to get the strap from PSS.

    supersailor Today, 12:40 PM Go to last post
    bgary

    Dripless shaft seals

    PYI, when I spoke with them last summer, recommend putting a locking retention-collar on the shaft in front of the disc to ensure it did not move forward.

    bgary Today, 12:26 PM Go to last post
    Leslie Newman

    Dripless shaft seals

    I do not have a bonding strap. I did not do the initial install, but the system has been in place since 2012 and the shaft, prop, strut, etc all look

    Leslie Newman Today, 12:16 PM Go to last post
    bgary

    Reverse steering

    ^^^this. Flow over the rudder is key.

    My slip involves backing out to port for a very short space before turning to starboard to go down

    bgary Today, 12:13 PM Go to last post
    Sati

    Reverse steering

    Is it possible to reverse into your slip, so departure is in forward? This itself may not come without moments of anxiety.

    I have a 32 so

    Sati Today, 12:12 PM Go to last post
    frick

    My E 29 has tradition stuffing box with Gortex

    I too have tradition stuffing box with Gortex. The Gortex is getting renewed this spring for the first time in 17 years of use.
    It has been so

    frick Today, 12:08 PM Go to last post
    bgary

    Newbie Question--Impeller for MX25

    I haven't tried the Globe.

    What I have found is there are Oberdorfer "kits" which contain more than just the impeller.

    bgary Today, 12:05 PM Go to last post
    Kenneth K

    Bonding of Prop Shaft?

    Leslie,

    I watched some PSS youtube videos after reading your post. I'm probably due for a bellow change too, at my haulout in April.

    Kenneth K Today, 11:53 AM Go to last post