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  1. Thread: Dock Queen

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    Great news, Bob.

    Great news, Bob.
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    I did complete the re-bedding of the remaining...

    I did complete the re-bedding of the remaining three Bomar ports in the forward half of the boat in the way I described in the 05-03-2008 response. I did it all myself. I did not replace the ports,...
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    Todd, Ken (others?), good catch on the liquid...

    Todd, Ken (others?), good catch on the liquid propane vs. gaseous propane density differences. Gaseous propane is more like 1.875 kg/m3 at 15 deg C and 1 bar pressure. Way less. I will edit the...
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    Yeah, that's what mine looked like before I...

    Yeah, that's what mine looked like before I replaced the old sticky vinyl with the reinforced water hose. If water still drains out, there's probably no reason to change it. There was a lot of that...
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    The Kubota engine block number is embossed into...

    The Kubota engine block number is embossed into the block surface to the left of the injector pump. You may have to scrape a little paint away to read the number. There is also a serial number of the...
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    Clearly my tank and propane lockers are due for...

    Clearly my tank and propane lockers are due for their annual bath. Thanks for the pictures of alternative valve-solenoid-connection mounting techniques.

    Since this thread has drifted a bit from...
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    You're welcome, but I just brought up the...

    You're welcome, but I just brought up the problem. Thanks go to Ben on Pau Hana. He had the insights and solutions!
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    A comment or two based on more experience. The...

    A comment or two based on more experience. The tubing stop in your excellent picture definitely can be cut off to clear the horizontal web of the quadrant. If you can get some 1/8" wall thickness...
  9. Excellent feedback, thanks Glenn. What solvent...

    Excellent feedback, thanks Glenn. What solvent worked best? I'm not planning to remove it and with that recommendation maybe I'll put some more on it!

    Anyway, today I probed the valley at the...
  10. Finally, a Flex Seal testimonial! Thanks. ...

    Finally, a Flex Seal testimonial! Thanks.

    After yesterday's rain, there is a leak at the aft corner. I think that is where there are cracks that are not covered by the tape. The cracks are almost...
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    Well, I hope I didn't speak too soon, since I...

    Well, I hope I didn't speak too soon, since I don't know where the propane locker is on your 35-3. If it (or they) are on either side of the helm seat and are similar in size and shape to the 38's...
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    Getting the tank connection components in the...

    Getting the tank connection components in the locker - it can be done if you can find the right stuff. I'll post a picture of my propane connection in the locker this weekend. I have the connector,...
  13. You might try 4000UV, which is better on...

    You might try 4000UV, which is better on plastics. But if the box is made of polyester resin, either 4200 or 4000UV will bond to a reasonably clean surface. It's pretty sticky stuff. Here are...
  14. I will post my results when I apply a water hose....

    I will post my results when I apply a water hose. I don't think Flex Seal tape would help with what you describe, if yours looks anything like mine under there. If your box has broken loose you might...
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    The propane control panel is to the far left of...

    The propane control panel is to the far left of that picture and is screwed against the plain old bulkhead. The 'teak box' to the right in the picture houses a heat exchanger for our diesel hydronic...
  16. I ended up using Flex Seal Tape to try to seal...

    I ended up using Flex Seal Tape to try to seal the storage compartment. I cleaned all the old epoxy and duct tape from the inside of the plastic box. I think it is made of some kind of resin, but...
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    My panel is under the companionway steps, to the...

    My panel is under the companionway steps, to the right of centerline. Works well for us. You can reach it from the stove or sink easily - no need to reach through the steps. Wire routing to the...
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    Timing is always a concern at Deception Pass. We...

    Timing is always a concern at Deception Pass. We left Everett one morning, picked up our crab pot, and made the Pass and then Watmough Bay afterwards. I don't have the times from the log with me, but...
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    Great advice if you can stand the first hour or...

    Great advice if you can stand the first hour or so. We've done this trick, motoring out of Point Hudson Marina at Port Townsend during an outgoing tide. Very lumpy for an hour or so after Point...
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    Elegant solution, Ken. It was nice to meet...

    Elegant solution, Ken.

    It was nice to meet you the other evening and talk about the boats.

    Craig and Ellen
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    Thirty amps sounds pretty big for an engine...

    Thirty amps sounds pretty big for an engine instrument cluster. I wonder if your glow plugs run through that fuse. Your idea of disconnecting everything and re-connecting one-by-one is a good one. If...
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    Troubleshooting Shortcut: Find out what that 30A...

    Troubleshooting Shortcut: Find out what that 30A blown fuse is protecting.

    Where do you want to meet for that beer? I'm close by ... and I'll be at the Harbor tomorrow.
  23. Thread: Halyard wrap

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    Mike is correct, a pendant at the head of the jib...

    Mike is correct, a pendant at the head of the jib works fine. The pendant is attached to the sail and the swivel. That allows the swivel to be raised high enough by the halyard that the halyard can't...
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    Poll: Inspection failures

    Inspection by professional found a cracked turnbuckle. Replaced by professional a few weeks later.

    Personal inspection of thru-deck U-bolts found three of eight with cracks. Boat was 34 years old,...
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    I ended up cutting and chiseling mine out, too. I...

    I ended up cutting and chiseling mine out, too. I used a hacksaw blade and it looked like several previous bearings had been cut out in the past. There were no set screws. I added set screws but they...
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    Check the cruising guidebooks for Puget Sound....

    Check the cruising guidebooks for Puget Sound. Lots of good info.

    Kingston usually has the cheapest fuel.

    Deception Pass is no problem as long as you go through at close to slack current. No...
  27. I don't recommend this boat to anyone, but for...

    I don't recommend this boat to anyone, but for the intrepid or the merely curious, here is some more info and pictures of the condition.

    The highlights - trying to separate the mess from the...
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    Well, don't be too hard on yourself if you don't...

    Well, don't be too hard on yourself if you don't "get" lift. It is not obvious to me why the curved surface accelerates the flow.

    Those America's Cup multi-hulls really had a great time with...
  29. They are for the ubiquitous marine VHF...

    They are for the ubiquitous marine VHF transceivers. Most of us have one onboard. Checkout West Marine's or Defender's website, or ICOM, Standard Horizon or your favorite boating supply store for...
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    The Wright's Flyer wings were more like sails...

    The Wright's Flyer wings were more like sails than today's typical airplane wings (And I've heard of hang gliders, too). Bird wing influence I suppose. Modern cloth sailors carry on the wing-warping...
  31. Sad little 1974 Ericson 27 up for auction - Gig Harbor WA

    FYI. Saw this in a Tweet from GH Police Dept. It will take you to a FB page and you'll have to scroll down a bit. This boat has been around the harbor all year at least. Sometimes it was occupied by...
  32. Thread: Crazy day!!!

    by footrope
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    Glad to hear you're OK. Hope your boat is too....

    Glad to hear you're OK. Hope your boat is too. When our 6.8 hit in 2001 I was glad I didn't have a big screen TV or a large golf ball collection. I'm not looking forward to the big one down here.
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    Thanks for the post. While I don't live near or...

    Thanks for the post. While I don't live near or boat on the coast (yet), I monitor the Twitter feeds of the National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC) in Alaska and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center...
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    Sorry, but I don't think anyone, including me,...

    Sorry, but I don't think anyone, including me, has any idea if a ring around your inboard engine prop would make a difference in the amount of prop walk in reverse. Have you looked at what it would...
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    Seattle - Ballard neighborhood. There are a...

    Seattle - Ballard neighborhood. There are a couple good old-style hardware stores, Ballard Hardware and Stone Way Hardware. Stone Way also has a store in Wallingford, not too far from Fisheries. I...
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    Glad to hear you and the boat are OK. Stunned at...

    Glad to hear you and the boat are OK. Stunned at the devastation and loss of life once again.
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    Nice site, thanks. I looked up Llewellyn, Sam. I...

    Nice site, thanks. I looked up Llewellyn, Sam. I like his fiction writing. There are a few I haven't read ...
  38. Welcome to the Seattle area. We kept our boat at...

    Welcome to the Seattle area. We kept our boat at Shilshole Marina for about a year and then at Harbor Island Marina, under the West Seattle bridges, for 13 more years.

    Blake Island is always fun....
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    I use an electric powered pressure washer in the...

    I use an electric powered pressure washer in the spring to deal with the winter's dirt and growth. I usually rinse the deck with a hose once or twice in the winter months. I have an oscillating tip...
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    I've got the Tides track if you want to see it in...

    I've got the Tides track if you want to see it in action sometime. With my full batten 7 oz. main it helps a lot. It does stack higher, but that can be overcome.
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    Salt Water gets my vote

    Here's a possible explanation for the deterioration of an "isolated" strut. Since salt water is a pretty good conductor of electricity, I'd say there is no mystery as to how a boat floating in salt...
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    Anacortes Cap Sante or Bellingham?

    Bellingham and Anacortes. I thought I'd mention these two destinations as USA-side possibilities. A route to either of these two ports can avoid crossing the two big straits - Georgia or Juan de...
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    I would add one. You're right about the...

    I would add one. You're right about the insulation of the strut due to the cutless bearing. It is a little tricky to get the pancake zincs to fit nicely to the curved strut, but as long as the strut...
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    M-40?

    Hi Doug,
    It looks like you have an M-40, which makes very little difference to this discussion. There are configuration differences from the 5432 as it is the next step newer block design from...
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    We haven't attended a Rendezvous in over ten...

    We haven't attended a Rendezvous in over ten years. The big June and early July gatherings just haven't matched with our plans and other commitments. A Puget Sound mini-rendezvous would be fun. An...
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    2018: Earlier in this 10-year-old thread there...

    2018: Earlier in this 10-year-old thread there was a discussion of the need for a screen on the engine thru-hull. Several of you chimed in with experiences and opinions and everyone was correct. I...
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    When I have purchased thermostats for this engine...

    When I have purchased thermostats for this engine in the past, I've rattled off the engine manufacturer and model (Universal 5432 diesel) and the thermostat I get is the 160 degree. The parts person...
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    Here are the Kubota part numbers for the 180...

    Here are the Kubota part numbers for the 180 degree thermostat and gasket.

    25113

    I can't wait to see the thermostat you have in there, Doug. I have a couple spare 160s that you can try if you...
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    Unchloric acid and heat exchangers

    Thanks for the input Bob. I have a friend with a M4-30 in a Bristol 32 and he runs a comforting 180 degrees, rock solid, and has not had any acceleration in his heat exchanger maintenance.

    Alan,...
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    Good question and a good possibility. Maybe...

    Good question and a good possibility. Maybe someone will comment on that. Too soon for me. The explanation I heard about the salt precipitation and use of lower temp thermostats was from direct salt...
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