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Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 04-04-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,610
Posted By Lollipop
Green Cove Springs Marina is very reasonable, ...

Green Cove Springs Marina is very reasonable, semi freshwater, south of Jax on the St. Johns River and 40 mile inland. It is at the old Navy shipyard. Great people run it... Check it out online...
Forum: Liveaboards 03-25-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,097
Posted By Lollipop
We plan to be in Green Cove by the end of...

We plan to be in Green Cove by the end of May...:dance:
Forum: Liveaboards 03-25-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,097
Posted By Lollipop
headed South on the St. Johns

I wish it would have been but our boat is still on the hard...I had all the window frames bead blaster and primed them yesterday. Epoxy paint today and then re-set all the glass. Installing the new...
Forum: Power Systems 03-22-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,016
Posted By Lollipop
Another line of thought....after checking...

Another line of thought....after checking thermostats, pump, and water flow, you may want to look at the fuel system. You mentioned that performance was off on one engine. An engine that is...
Forum: Liveaboards 03-22-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,097
Posted By Lollipop
We also looked at several Mainships prior to...

We also looked at several Mainships prior to getting our boat. The mainship was #1 on the list, but we got a really good deal on the Prairie 36. One thing to consider with the diesel is resale. I...
Forum: Power Systems 03-10-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By Lollipop
All four cutlass brgs. are on the dirt, and new...

All four cutlass brgs. are on the dirt, and new ones should be here today. It took a good part of the day to get them out, but they should be good for another 40 yrs. and by then I won't worry about...
Forum: General Maintenance 03-09-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,450
Posted By Lollipop
A welder that installs or repairs SS counter tops...

A welder that installs or repairs SS counter tops in commercial kitchens can tig weld that or replace that section of pipe and polish the seam to the point you will never see it. They weld SS...
Forum: Power Systems 03-08-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By Lollipop
Thanks for all the help and advice...Shafts are...

Thanks for all the help and advice...Shafts are out and alignment seems good, shafts are straight. Even the bed and water tank is out as the water tank had to be replaced. I plan to take both...
Forum: Power Systems 03-07-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By Lollipop
cutlass bearings....

I have two cutlass supports and thus brgs. on each shaft. On the starboard shaft, the cutlass brgs. are marginal and I figure I need to replace them while the boat is on the hard to prevent...
Forum: Power Systems 02-24-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,649
Posted By Lollipop
I have a Land and Sea Torque Shift for an OMC V6...

I have a Land and Sea Torque Shift for an OMC V6 outboard if any one is interested. I had it on a 26' Aquasport with a 175 hp. It would start out at 9" pitch and give you one heck of a hole shot...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,778
Posted By Lollipop
I have found that tung oil ( a natural oil from...

I have found that tung oil ( a natural oil from the tung nut) worked very well on rails and teak that was around hatches. It kept it from drying out and cracking, looked very nice, plus seemed to...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-20-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,512
Posted By Lollipop
We have just moved up from an inland type...

We have just moved up from an inland type houseboat to our first trawler. I have had boats most of my 61 years and can do most maintenance and repairs. We are going through every system on our NEW...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 02-18-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,965
Posted By Lollipop
$11,000.......$11k

$11,000.......$11k
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 02-18-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,965
Posted By Lollipop
After weeks of trying, I finally spoke with the...

After weeks of trying, I finally spoke with the owner of the lift. The owner of this lift wants $11,000 for it...That is half of what he states he purchased it for. It's out of my price range.
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 02-18-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,716
Posted By Lollipop
I understand that many West Cost Fisherman still...

I understand that many West Cost Fisherman still use them and they can be repaired most often by just cleaning some contacts. This one may work as is. I never tried it. The company had been in...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 02-17-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,716
Posted By Lollipop
Wood Freeman Auto pilot

I have carefully removed a complete Wood Freeman 500 Auto Pilot from our 1979 Prairie. I plan to replace it with a new Gamin system. If anyone is restoring a boat or needs parts for one of these...
Forum: Power Systems 02-16-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,989
Posted By Lollipop
RT Firefly, I agree completely...There are no...

RT Firefly, I agree completely...There are no logs on this application. There are two cutlass stands and the 1 1/2 " shaft go through a tunnel configuration so the shafts are perpendicular to the...
Forum: Power Systems 02-15-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,989
Posted By Lollipop
I think this boat was built with them...There is...

I think this boat was built with them...There is no way to switch to traditional packing without major changes...I will be ordering the kits tomorrow and the GFO packing for the rudders...trying to...
Forum: Power Systems 02-15-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,989
Posted By Lollipop
PSS dripless stuffing box system

We have two of the PSS systems on our boat and I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with them. I pulled both rudders and plan to go back with the Gore GFO packing in them. These PSS...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,200
Posted By Lollipop
McDonald & Assoc. Marine Haulers Have been...

McDonald & Assoc. Marine Haulers Have been hauling boats for thirty years and are a very good company to work with. Beverly will answer the phone and they are the haulers not some broker that is...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,200
Posted By Lollipop
If you can do all the work yourself, I found it...

If you can do all the work yourself, I found it much cheaper to have your boat trucked to the house where you can work on it without paying storage fees. It cost me $1320 to have my 36 Prairie...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 02-10-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,056
Posted By Lollipop
Where are you located?

Where are you located?
Forum: General Maintenance 02-10-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,373
Posted By Lollipop
Thanks guys...It is not that I have too much time...

Thanks guys...It is not that I have too much time on my hands, but I just purchased a 79 Prairie 36 and have it sitting in my back yard. I plan to completely repaint the exterior as someone pained...
Forum: General Maintenance 02-10-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,373
Posted By Lollipop
Ounce the seacocks and other brass fittings are...

Ounce the seacocks and other brass fittings are all cleaned and polished, is there anything we can put on them to help keep them that way. I am currently removing and servicing all my seacocks and...
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,200
Posted By Lollipop
A good oil analysis will tell you what type of...

A good oil analysis will tell you what type of metal it is and where it is likely coming from. It will be a little costly but a good negotiating tool and let you know what is in store for near...
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