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  • in reply to: Mast Tang Replacement #225986
    Dunphyje
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    Bryan,
    Thanks for that reply.. I learned something..
    I would not have thought of using the grinder either.
    But you are right… just get on with it to start..
    John
    Mela

    in reply to: Mast Tang Replacement #225980
    Dunphyje
    Participant

    Bryan,
    How was the nut finally removed?
    Hoping to learn something from this..
    John
    Mela

    in reply to: Propane lesson learned. Check your system! #225778
    Dunphyje
    Participant

    Ben,
    See attached pdf for DOT propane tank info..
    It contains the markings and the certification and re-certification info..
    John
    C/V Mela

    Attachments:
    1. DOT-propane_en_v3.pdf

    in reply to: Cap rail removal #225775
    Dunphyje
    Participant

    David,
    You mentioned mold and mildew…
    You are right.. two separate issues, although they are often connected to each other..
    Condensation alone just makes things wet.. like the outside of a cool glass on a summers day..
    Mold needs moisture to survive and spread. So anywhere you have moisture (inside a leaking or humid boat or home shower) that can not evaporate you will get mold and mildew.
    The best way to avoid this is to have both airflow and enough insulation to keep the warm humid side from the cold outside and prohibit condensation forming…
    Many production boats were never insulated enough to stop the humidity..

    UMA (the YouTube sailing couple) understood this issue well and insulated their boat in an easy, cost friendly and efficient way..

    Here is a link to that video if any one is interested…

    I plan to do the same.. except I think I will add outdoor carpet as a soft and sound absorbent finish..

    John

    in reply to: Cap rail removal #225773
    Dunphyje
    Participant

    David,
    I am a bit confused about applying a sealant to the inside of the hull..
    It seems to me that a sealant is used to keep water and moisture from penetrating or leaking thru the hull or in a basement wall..
    That is very different from using insulation to block the transmission of heat or cold thru the hull to keep the boat cool in summer or warm in winter..
    If the issue is condensation then the insulation needs to be thicker or more efficient thereby keeping the dew point out of the interior of the boat..
    Did I misunderstand the use of the sealant?
    John
    S/V Mela

    in reply to: Mast head sheeve #225725
    Dunphyje
    Participant

    Figie,
    If you do get the specification on those sheaves please send along a copy..
    I would like to change out my wire to rope halyards to all rope and would need to change out the sheaves when doing that..
    Thanks..
    John
    S/V Mela

    in reply to: Sturut to Hull attahcment.. #225716
    Dunphyje
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    More strut pictures..

    Attachments:
    1. 6-2-scaled.jpg

    2. 7-2.jpg

    in reply to: Sturut to Hull attahcment.. #225711
    Dunphyje
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    The rest of the strut pictures..

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    in reply to: How many gallons of bottom paint? #225633
    Dunphyje
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    Dan,
    I just put SR on mine last Nov …
    It took just a little over 3 1/2 gal. for two solid coats…
    Thought I could do it with 3 and had to go back and buy another gallon..
    I then foolishly left it out of the water for months and now I have to paint it again..
    With SR you only have 60 days or less to launch.. (putting on soft paint this time..)
    John
    Mela

    in reply to: Deck scuppers #225586
    Dunphyje
    Participant

    David,
    For what it is worth..
    I did a CAL 39 I had a few years ago with all new Marlon fittings and valves above and below the water line…. Worked out great with no issues or failures.. (or bonding issues)
    Just did my Mela with all new TruDesign fittings and valves.. (same fiber based composite material)..
    Walk thru the boat yard and look at the plastic thru hulls… plastic becomes brittle..
    Good luck..
    John
    Mela

    in reply to: Pearson424 2020 #225584
    Dunphyje
    Participant

    Bryan,
    We have a very good history of actions and projects that have been posted on the site.
    But It might be nice to have a separate dedicated page to go to when looking for a vendor, part, or diagram source that a member recommends or has found rather than searching thru numerous pages of posts..
    Just a thought….
    John
    Mela

    in reply to: Pearson logo #225583
    Dunphyje
    Participant

    Rich,
    If you find a source for the stickers please let me know as I would like a couple of them too.. Will have to redo my traveler soon and fresh stickers would be super… Also, if anyone knows of a place to find a new/replacment Pearson ID plate I would like to know as well..
    Thanks
    John
    Mela

    in reply to: Removing Screens/Frames from Portlights in head #225494
    Dunphyje
    Participant

    Paul,
    Sorry just saw your post…
    Have you tried something to loosen it like PB Blaster and left it for a while to soak into the screw first then use a impact drill?
    John

    in reply to: need a fuel pump for 1981 westerbeak 58 #225415
    Dunphyje
    Participant

    Rock,
    I agree with Bryan. Testing the injectors will tell you if you are getting fuel to the cylinders.. If you suspect that the ejectors or the pump are not working properly there are places that will test, clean, and/or repair them at well below replacement cost..
    I would also recommend you do a compression test on each cylinder when you take out the injectors for testing.. Its easy enough to do and a tester only cost about 25.00 and would tell you the condition of the engine and see if the water and rust caused any unknown damage to your cylinders.. (you can have fuel and air but without enough compression the engine will not fire or be hard to start)..
    John

    in reply to: Chesapeake Bay 424 gathering June 11-14 #225408
    Dunphyje
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    Rich & Sherry,
    We are based out of Cape Charles Vs. but the boat is wintering in Cambridge Md.
    Can you put us on the notification list.. we would love to hook up if the timing is right..
    Might be a lot of fun..
    Thanks..
    John & June Dunphy
    Mela
    1980 Pearson 424 #99

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