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  1. fred1diver

    FreeJib Sail

    where are you located?
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    Outboard size

    Hey everyone my lehr 5hp just blew a seal and the mechanic tells me it wont be easy to find so I’m looking at other outboards on the market, my yacht club told me they have 3 for sale, a 15, a 20 and a 40. I know the 20 and the 40 will definitely be too big, but will a 15 4 stroke be good or...
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    Cooler insulation

    Hey everyone I’m getting ready to insulate my cooler on my g26, what foam and what thickness would you recommend?
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    jib downhaul

    hey everyone, after a few outings I noticed I need a downhaul for my jib, now I know I need enough line to go from the top of the forestay and back to the cockpit, but how do I rig this???
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    Head problem

    Ok so after further investigation, there is a seacock after all, there are just so many hoses on top of it that I didn’t see it, all works as it should now
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    Head problem

    I might have found the problem, removed the line from the vented loop and pumped, no water, so I traced back the hoses and found a strainer in line, opened it up and still no water, from there it’s a short piece of tubing to the thru hull, I’m thinking the line is blocked by bugs or something as...
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    Head problem

    Ho Peggy it’s a jabsco, not sure on the model # but it’s a newer one, yes there should be a seacock there, but I guess in 1975 they didn’t think about it, it is a below water line thru hull It’s in my plan to install one in the fall sailsf yes that is how it was plumbed.
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    Head problem

    Hey everyone I installed a new head on Cool Whip but it doesn’t pump water in? There is no seacock just a thru hull, I checked the vented loop and it is good vut no water to the bowl, what am I missing???
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    finally done the work, splashing in on Wednesday morning

    it was scary (for me anyways) but she's in the water, just had to be escorted to my dock as the outboard ( lehr 5hp) broke an o-ring so no gas to the engine, but no water seems to have gotten in the boat, I'll check again tomorrow morning before we get the rest of the boats in
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    finally done the work, splashing in on Wednesday morning

    just finished painting under the supports today, checked and fixed the last of the electrical gremlins, new head, new plumbing, new bilge pump, new cushions, new settees, new windows new batteries and many more. next year I'll tackle the eye candy aspect of her, but for this year I'm pretty much...
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    methyl hydrate

    Cool wasn’t sure that stuff would work or not, I’ll go buy some
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    methyl hydrate

    hi everyone, quick question, I can't find alcohol for my stove, would methyl hydrate be a good substitute ? if not what do you all recommend?
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    best way to clean a water tank?

    what did you use as an inspection port?
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    best way to clean a water tank?

    thanks KappyKaplan, exactly what I was looking for
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    best way to clean a water tank?

    I'll have to see about removing the tank, the hoses are all new, it would be mostly be used to clean dishes
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    best way to clean a water tank?

    hey everyone, getting ready for splashing the boat, just changer the water pump/faucet to electric, and changed all the hoses at the same time, the old hoses were black from sitting for the last 7 years, what would be the correct way to sanitize the water tank and system? thinking about putting...
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    almost ready for splash in

    after over a year of working on the boat, she's almost ready for boat's in on June 2nd. all I have left is to connect the batteries to the electrical panel, which I'm waiting for parts to do, I should get them this week and finalize the jobs to do on the boat. only a few minor jobs will be left...
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    cleaning a marine head

    so I got my new head today, I started the install this afternoon but the heat got to me, so I'll finish it tomorrow, much nicer than cleaning 5 year old poop lol
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    looking at batteries, I know it's been asked before but...

    ok cool, thanks Stu Jackson
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    looking at batteries, I know it's been asked before but...

    I'm looking at batteries, old style lead acid. I'm thinking about going to golf cart batteries, but I'm wondering what kind of chargers they need. I will obviously put 2 in series, but will my 12 volt charger do the trick or do I need a 6v double battery charger? for the price I want to get...