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    CENTERBOARD HELP

    @ Project_Mayhem. So tell me if I have the correct approach to this project. As in the picture you can see where I have damage. Here is my action plan: I’m going to remove the two bilge pumps, clear away all loose flaking fiber glass, clean down to good steel, seal the steel, then apply a layer...
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    CENTERBOARD HELP

    Funny you should mention about screwing the bilge pump into the bilge without the use of any sealant. The PO had done the same. Since I have owned the boat I've had water in the bilge, not much, but enough to make it nasty and stagnant. My aim is, while the boat is out, I'm going to grind the...
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    CENTERBOARD HELP

    I can get it down another 3 inches at the front, but still can't get it out. The Yard's equipment can't lift it any higher and the boat is blocked in with other boats, so the sling lift can't get to it. My plan is to sand, clean and paint the area I can get to, and finish the rest in the spring...
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    WHAT'S IN YOUR STOCKING (WALLET)?

    Happy New Year to all. Santa must have forgotten I had a boat this year, but he did do well with giving me a new Mac Book Air, so now I don't have to plug in to power after 45 minutes of using my HP battery whilst communicating with the greater world! Funny how we come full circle. My first...
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    34/35 Prop Shaft Strut?

    @ Alan 2210. Thanks for the great picture of your finished shaft/strutt/anode set up. My question to you is: Having replaced the cutlass bearing, did you need to realign the shaft, or was the replacement as simple as just replacing and ready for immediate use?
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    WHAT'S IN YOUR STOCKING (WALLET)?

    It is that time of year when our babies are either sitting in the frigid waters of their docks, surrounded by 3/4 horsepower de-icers if your lucky, or your sitting on the hard waiting for a little warmer weather to start some of those projects you promised yourself you would do before the new...
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    CENTERBOARD HELP

    TOOL CREATION: Some folks call it a back scratcher, some even call it ugly! All I know is it is a long handled scraper to use inside the centerboard cavity area to clean the inner walls. Hey its time to get the work done with low cost tools.
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    34/35 Prop Shaft Strut?

    Mmmm. Sounds like its worth looking into.
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    34/35 Prop Shaft Strut?

    @ dmax. Not hard at all. I started with a large Philip's head on a ratchet tool. That loosened two of the four machine screws. The other two needed some talking to with a impact tool. Once loosened I backed them out with a large screw driver. I them pulled a little and with a Stanley knife I...
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    34/35 Prop Shaft Strut?

    I'm hiding my wealth from my kids!!!!!
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    34/35 Prop Shaft Strut?

    Not quite as nice as eherlihy's but still nice
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    CENTERBOARD HELP

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    CENTERBOARD HELP

    So here is a picture of how the board is at the moment. In addition, I am posting a second picture of the wedges and SS plates that hold the swivel pin in place. My question is, does it really need that much caulk on the wedges? Was this someone's attempt at overkill? Wedge pic below
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    34/35 Prop Shaft Strut?

    I could not remove the cutlass bearing on my 30 CB. The collets for the removal tool where either too small and seemed to push the rubber and not the brass sleeve or too big and would not push the sleeve thru. Using a tool that one doesn't need to remove the shaft. So I did the next best thing...
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    CENTERBOARD HELP

    Today we have success. Center board freed but my boat isn't high enough to remove it. Next week the yard is supposed to re block the boat and give me enough space so I can remove it.
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    ALWAYS A MESS!!!

    Mmmmmmm Yes I am asking a lot. But hey, I asked for free advice, so I shouldn't be picky. Joe White from California, where I'm sure you can't afford to waste a drop of fuel, has a good idea. A hole to drip and once its cracked open it will flow. Ha, one problem solved. And for the oil...
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    ALWAYS A MESS!!!

    Every single time I change the oil and fuel filters on my engine, M-20, I end up with a mess. For this winter haul out, I got all my parts ready, plenty of rags and oil cleaner. First the fuel filter. It lays horizontal. Easy to come off but getting it past the accelerator cable bracket and...
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    Yanmar Exhaust Elbow / cheap, quick fix.

    Use Permatex 80335 Muffler and Tailpipe Sealer, 3 oz. for $5.65 on Amazon
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    JIB SHEET QUESTION

    Ha, don't need to answer this thread if you don't want to. Searching the archives I found a very lengthy thread. Answers are sometimes right in front of me, I just have to look!
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    JIB SHEET QUESTION

    I have seen two ways of of attaching the jib sheets to the sail. One where two identical lengths are used with bolens through the clew cringle. The second way I have seen is to have one sheet, folded in half and threaded through the cringle and then looped. Which is better and why?