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    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • Recent Forum Posts


    Reverse steering

    Yeah.... mine involves backing out of the slip in the other direction, but I totally get the challenges.... My fairway is not much more than a boatlength

    bgary Today, 01:42 PM Go to last post
    Leslie Newman

    Dripless shaft seals

    My rubber tube that is the vent for the bellows runs up and ties into the exhaust hose, so it cannot siphon into the boat. I had zero problems last year

    Leslie Newman Today, 01:29 PM Go to last post

    Reverse steering

    I am located by the arrow. You can probably see from the angles why reversing is an attractive option. Thank you all for you advice.

    mfield Today, 01:23 PM Go to last post

    Reverse steering

    I have an '87 38-200. I routinely back out of my slip, turning to port, and stay in reverse for 100 or so feet until I get past all the slips and have

    c.gustafson Today, 01:13 PM Go to last post

    Dripless shaft seals


    I had a weird pattern of water in the bilge last summer... basically bilge was filling up within an hour or so when under power, and

    bgary Today, 01:10 PM Go to last post
    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

    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

    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