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by TSweather
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Cockpit Showers
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: Cockpit Showers

Just replaced mine with the one from Defender as they are an exact match for the factory ones. Be sure to order one of each type or be prepared to have to re-use the inner piece of the handle flange as a reducer. Also, the covers mentioned in that other thread are well worth the couple extra $$. htt...
by TSweather
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Windlass
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Windlass

Multiple mentions of it in the specifications depending on year, but didn't see a specific part#. https://j109.org/info/drawings-manuals/ With the thought that went into most other systems, I wouldn't see any reason to question the designers on that one until it proves substandard. Does your boat ha...
by TSweather
Wed May 01, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Anti foul Bottom paint
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Re: Anti foul Bottom paint

VC 17M Extra, Lake Erie. Can get two coats out of 2 quarts and bottom needs minimal cleaning over our 7month season.
by TSweather
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Boat Bottom Basics
Replies: 3
Views: 787

Re: Boat Bottom Basics

+1 for this method Sand to bare metal and apply Interprotect 2000e to the exposed metal on the keel. Use 4 coats, then apply bottom paint. For blisters sand, open the blister and flush with water. Determine if the source is failed barrier coat (easy fix) or wet core from inside (a very ugly and expe...
by TSweather
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Sails & Equipment for Sale
Topic: SOLD For Sale: North Dacron Main, Marblehead, MA SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 556

Re: For Sale: North Dacron Main, Marblehead, MA

Very interested in the sail. Please email me tsweather@gmail.com
by TSweather
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Prop washer
Replies: 3
Views: 1351

Re: Prop washer

Ours looks a bit different, but is also flexofold. It has to come off every season to replace the lower anode. It has 4 set screws that are capped with 4 set screws. After replacing once, it seemed reasonable to inspect them closely and just reuse them with loctite. Boat is 2003 US build and prop do...
by TSweather
Tue May 08, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Helm Friction Lock
Replies: 3
Views: 5374

Re: Helm Friction Lock

Anyone know if the Edson helm in that diagram also uses needle bearings? Need to fix wheel brake, but would go deeper if they are. Hull is 2003

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This is from their website, unsure if it is the same wheel shaft.

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by TSweather
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Recommended Battery Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 2241

Re: Recommended Battery Replacement

Have two of these that came with the boat that are still holding charge while thankfully not providing anything near as sketchy as their namesake. It's like a child seat named kid killer.

Will likely switch to AGM for my next batteries.

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by TSweather
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: LED lighting
Replies: 5
Views: 2608

Re: LED lighting

Figured I had to do it that way, but thanks for the confirmation. Good point about the steaming light, currently need to replace that bulb anyway, though guess it is a good place to save $10-15 by just keeping it halogen.
by TSweather
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: LED lighting
Replies: 5
Views: 2608

Re: LED lighting

Thanks for this info. Site search has no previous posts on the topic. Any chance you have the part #'s for the running, steaming, & masthead bulbs?

Not sure if country of origin matters, but think they are mostly Perko brand on US boats.
by TSweather
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Thru hull fitting issues
Replies: 0
Views: 1101

Thru hull fitting issues

Has anyone else dealt with thru hull fittings separating right at the hull outer skin level? Boat is 2003 and just had it surveyed. Moisture meter only responded at the edge where there was visible water, but want to sort this before any water has a chance of getting in. Looks like blocks that thru ...