Recent content by BrianRobin

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    Rusty Keel Bolt

    I went through that a couple of years ago, mine looked worse. The bolts aren't stainless, except for the very front one,they are more of a galvanized looking bolt, called Dacro . I'd say ,like the others, clean the head off and then fit a 6 point socket over the bolt head, Mine was 30mm, I bet...
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    Removing Engine while on the Hard

    Easy to unload from the truck after as well, put'er in drive, and hit gas, (unloaded, red neck style!) Best of luck, I've got faith in you!
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    Keel gap normal? Best fix?

    I replaced the keel bolts on my 351 a year or so ago. When your boat is on the cradle and your keel is compressed , check your aft keel bolts, they should square washers under the bolts heads. If they are not loose when compressed, you've likely got bigger problems. The bolts aren't that long...
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    Just What I need, Another mast!

    Picked this up today, a 61' mast, furler and rigging, supposedly from a 41' C & C. Our club had this stored for over 16 years, as the boat was purchased way back when and the new boat owners never picked up the mast. They were asked several times , twice this year to remove it, the last...
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    310 Keel Bolts

    FYI, they are nuts on yours ,not bolts, and usually indicate a lead keel, hope you are able to get them tightened !
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    Tips on buying from a broker

    We used a broker and we were very happy we did. I felt the broker worked as hard for us as he did for the owner, in the end took less of a commission to make the sale.
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    Used mast and/or booms (spars)

    You just never know when you are going to need a mast. Two have been replaced in our club the past couple of years, one due to a de-masting and one when a tree fell on it. Hard to transport, a buddy borrowed my mast trailer to haul one 1200 miles this summer, (mast was 53' and the trailer is...
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    Show us your boat name!

    Was one of my Dads favorite sayings
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    Help! My dog won't do her duty while on board. Need suggestions please.

    We started taking our 4 dogs sailing this year, I hear your pain. My wife bought a 'pee pad', they wouldn't go at first, so after googling, wifey found that anyone's pee will do...……………...you get the drift? ( I have the best wife!)
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    Hunter Passage 42 PSS shaft seal

    It was a simple fix, ran a tap through, but would advise anyone that buys one to run the set screws through first. You pay enough for them ,QC should be a little bit more awake.
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    Hunter Passage 42 PSS shaft seal

    Mine wouldn't tighten on the shaft, because it wasn't threaded all the way through the stainless collar.
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    Not so nice boom end fittings

    Without pictures , it's just a guessing game
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    Not so nice boom end fittings

    Sounds like maybe you are missing a sheave or two ? Pictures would help
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    Yanmar 3gm 30 engine seized

    Just shoot it, put it out of it's misery. You'll be better off replacing it instead of trying to repair it.
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    Emergency welding using Batteries

    No, no and no, One of the most stupid and dangerous ideas out there!