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    My old stuffing box is shining like a new penny. I think that's a bad thing.

    IH82BL8, Your pic does not show a loss of zinc, but an application of gold Krylon paint! But if the stuffing box was soaked in sulfuric acid, I suppose the results would be similar :laugh:
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    Slow turning Yanmar ysm12 on 1978 Hunter 30.

    :plus: On your install/operational report. Thanks.
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    Ferrules on shore power wires with SmartPlug?

    But if you do replace the wiring, be sure to get "tinned" copper wire. The original is not tinned. Just a thought.
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    Turning block replacement questions

    Please check the archives on this forum where replacing the pulley was discussed. I added this thought in my first response while you were typing! :facepalm:
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    Turning block replacement questions

    Have you checked at Rig-Rite Inc. - Masts, Booms, Spars, Rigging, and Hardware for Sailboats. ? They seem to be the go-to source for rigging parts. I have seen a post on this forum where someone did the "pulley only" replacement, but I don't remember the source. It was in the last 6 months...
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    Blue paint chipped away

    Have fun and enjoy!
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    Blue paint chipped away

    I am not familiar with your model boat but I have seen the white spots on my hull in the past. They are the remains of barnacles which came off when you pressure washed the hull and took the underlying paint with them. I don't think they are the dreaded "boat pox". The problem is easily fixed...
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    chain plates

    So would I.
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    MMSI agent.....

    What is a "FRN"?
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    Fiberglass locker repair

    :plus: "Do not apply epoxy over gelcoat."
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    Slow turning Yanmar ysm12 on 1978 Hunter 30.

    Guys, it may be a YSB 12, but the YSM 12 was horizontal as well. I had one on my 1979 H30C, but it was raw water cooled and gave up after 20 years and one rebuild. It was less than optimal for the H30C series and I replaced it with a 2GM20F. Solved two problems with that upgrade. Your panel...
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    refinishing cabin foor boards

    That is water damage with a side of mold. In my experience repairing panel 3087 is possible. The "How" will require further study and responses from the group. Don't forget to search the archives on this site. Are panels 3088 and 3089 the underside of 3087?
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    Hunter 376 salon string lights behind teak strips in salon?

    There are soo may choices! You can start here for 110v lights in various lengths and configurations...
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    Hunter 376 salon string lights behind teak strips in salon?

    Don't know about bulbs. but I installed two new LED strings on my boat in the same place that you describe for about $30. I suspect 10 bulbs for a "marine" sourced fixture might cost as much.