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  • in reply to: Hood in mast Furling #220613

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    Try Rig-rite, Pompanette, Hood spars, Hinckley.  Maybe a used unit at a large yard.  I think there is someone in New England who basically took over service and parts for Stowaway rigs from Hood.  Maybe one of the above can put you in touch.
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  • in reply to: Lateral prop shaft movement #220522

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    Dan
    Assuming that you are still going with electric drive, it would be worthwhile to replace both the shaft bearing in the strut and the stuffing box with a drip less style one.  Not an expensive part if you are already hauled out.  Conventional stuffing box requires a small but constant drip for lubrication which doesn’t play well with electricity.
    Alignment based on the electric drive instructions.
    Have you considered a separate thrust bearing/ universal joint unit to take the stress off the electric motor?
    Quent

  • in reply to: V-Drive Condition — what's considered too far gone? #220445

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    I agree.  My only point was that the W58 BW trans is direct drive, the Yanmar or whatever might have a reduction.  Ergo, shaft speed into v-drive might not be that different.
    Q

  • in reply to: V-Drive Condition — what's considered too far gone? #220440

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    Chuck
    Reduction gearing in transmission is also a factor re prop shaft speed.
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  • in reply to: Pumping out the fuel tank #97744

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    Go with Tor’s idea. Positively brilliant.

  • in reply to: Pumping out the fuel tank #97720

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    Dan
    I’d find someone in the marina who wants some diesel and make it his problem.  Alternatively, use a piece of metal tubing as a pick up at the tank.  You might want to move the tank forward before using a hand pump/siphon. Otherwise, bend the tube to get in, then bend it straight again after removing fill hose and tank fitting.
    Finally, don’t make my mistake.  Use a container small enough that you can lift it.
    Best regards,
    Quent
    Ex-Clairebuoyant
    Frozen North, MD

  • in reply to: Teak Eyebrow Trim Above Portlights #93713

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    Painted on eyebrows are not uncommon on middle aged ladies.

  • in reply to: Pulling out the fuel tank #93623

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    Dan
    There are several threads on that topic as the tanks were prone to leaking. Bottom line, you probably have an aluminum tank that will slide out forward after you pull the engine. Will require some trimming of the engine bed and removal of fittings from top of tank as well as removal of tank supports under forward side of tank. Ours fit through companionway with 1/2″ to spare.
    Are you going to be there in January? We are going to be in Honolulu about 1/8, picking up a NCL cruise to get away from this weather.
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  • in reply to: Honda EU2000i vs. Yamaha EF2000is #82577

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    Hey Tor-
    We have the companion model which we now use for power outages and occasionally camping. No problems, but kinda pricey. You might look at similar genset at Costco, half the cost, Yamaha powered, good reviews. Like the Honda, can be paired to start and run AC.
    Quent

  • in reply to: A few more things #82172

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    Pod is sold. Stand by for more stuff.
    Q

  • in reply to: A few P-424 things #82170

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    Well, I think that Skip got there first with an actual commitment.
    Q

  • in reply to: Replace W58 Blown Head Gasket #82069

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    I think any gas or air accumulated in the head or thermostat housing might stop coolant circulation to the heat exchanger.
    Q

  • in reply to: Measles outbreak or bottom blisters #82066

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    Charlie
    when we got our boat, we had a bottom job done. All the gelcoat was ground off, and replaced with mat and isoester resin. As extra protection, I rolled on a couple coats of Interprotect 2000 before launch. Over the years, the Interprotect came off in sheets taking expensive ablative bottom paint with it. Interlux told me that the Interprotect would not stick to the new resin becauae the resin outgassed for a couple years. We finally, last year,had all the Interprotect removed, then redone as the resin was by then a decade old and quite cured.
    Suggest that you talk to Interlux before using Interprotect if the keel repair is done with polyester resin and get a commitment that they will stand behind it.
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  • in reply to: Replace W58 Blown Head Gasket #82059

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    I think Alan and David make good points. Exhaust all other possibilities before pulling the head. Also maybe do a compression test to see if one or more cylinder is low.
    If you pull the head, get a valve job and check for cracks and flatness.
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  • in reply to: Galley sink #81992

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    David
    Try a search of “RV kitchen sinks” Better chance of finding something that will fit, and less money.
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