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Forum: Power Systems 10-12-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By JohnP
This is a good question? I have twin 210 cummins...

This is a good question? I have twin 210 cummins in my 1996 36' Island Gyspy. I rarely run them at higher speeds. Although they are operating well now. If or when I need to repair a turbo or other...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By JohnP
You might have a small leak in the hulls keel. ...

You might have a small leak in the hulls keel. Some builders cap the inside of the keel (the flat center between the hull sides with wood and than glass over. This wood is probably rotted and the...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 06-24-2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,387
Posted By JohnP
We have one. USCG reguirement is the reason. ...

We have one. USCG reguirement is the reason. Mounted on the mid railing which runs accross our aft cabin top. Always had one on my sailboats. Bought ours at $99. last time they were on sale.
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Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2018, 04:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,381
Posted By JohnP
Works for us. Different experience on weekdays!...

Works for us. Different experience on weekdays!

John P
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,530
Posted By JohnP
Have a propane stove--Like cooking with gas! It...

Have a propane stove--Like cooking with gas! It is another fuel to manage safely but lots of cruisers are already storing portable bbq bottles and gasoline cans for their dinghy motor.

I suppose...
Forum: Island Gypsy/Halvorsen Designs 05-09-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,639
Posted By JohnP
Congrats the new boat. Our 36 has 3 fuel tanks,...

Congrats the new boat. Our 36 has 3 fuel tanks, port, starboard and center aft in the engine space. Total 410 gallons. I had fun figuring it out! First trip out I ran out of fuel with 300 gallons...
Forum: General Maintenance 04-19-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,119
Posted By JohnP
Not a Westerbeke but I had a Kolher with a Yanmar...

Not a Westerbeke but I had a Kolher with a Yanmar 2gm that had not been run in few years. I tried to bleed the injector lines and no fuel came out. Thought I would get the injection pump rebuilt,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,242
Posted By JohnP
Not sure if the fuel savings is an issue for me. ...

Not sure if the fuel savings is an issue for me. The several hundred thousand dollar difference in the purchase price can buy a lot of fuel. I do love sailing, but found when cruising on our past...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By JohnP
Hmm--Wonder how those davits would fit on my...

Hmm--Wonder how those davits would fit on my boat? Another project?
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,771
Posted By JohnP
Great Advice!

Great Advice!
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-25-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,264
Posted By JohnP
On our boat we have a similar light labeled...

On our boat we have a similar light labeled "bilge pump" it illuminates while the pump is running. If it comes on too much or stays on you could have bilge water issues that require immediate...
Forum: General Maintenance 03-23-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,200
Posted By JohnP
If anyone needs a new strainer basket for 3 of...

If anyone needs a new strainer basket for 3 of the popular size Groco's check out Wests winter clearance sale....
Forum: Grand Banks 03-20-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,173
Posted By JohnP
My Best Boat Buddies Yacht

Here is a beautiful boat that needs a new home!! ClassicBoatsNJ (http://www.classicboatsnj.com/boats/1967-grand-banks/)

The owner has had this boat since the early 1970's. I actually cruised...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 03-20-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 623
Posted By JohnP
Wow, I thought the boat found a perfect owner. ...

Wow, I thought the boat found a perfect owner. Someone who had repaired wood boats for a living and worked as a marine engineer.


I hope you and the boat find someone else as qualified. Good...
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,544
Posted By JohnP
Nope, I have been working at such a snails pace-...

Nope, I have been working at such a snails pace- nothing seemed that dramatic- now that its almost over-(boats are never done) my progress is substantial. Sorry guys have not got around to posting...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,544
Posted By JohnP
I hope you have a lot of free time--- Been...

I hope you have a lot of free time--- Been working on my project boat full time. It will be one year in June. Started in better shape than the Albin and will probably just about be done with the...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 03-07-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,212
Posted By JohnP
Tonys videos are beautiful. Watched them all.. ...

Tonys videos are beautiful. Watched them all.. The Admiral says if she ever had the big bucks a new Fleming would be on her must have list.
Forum: General Maintenance 03-07-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,066
Posted By JohnP
Second That--Freshwater Flush

Second That--Freshwater Flush
Forum: Cruising and Events - Gulf Coast 03-02-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,268
Posted By JohnP
Smile Senior Moment Correction

Nice place, short dinghy ride to Gulf beach and Town dock. When on the wait list the pumpout boat will service you there.[/QUOTE]

Short dinghy ride to Somberro Beach Park it is on the Atlantic...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 8,759
Posted By JohnP
West Marine's price matching policy has eased up...

West Marine's price matching policy has eased up considerably. My local West Marine has matched Defenders online Miami boat show sale prices. One item was not in stock so they shipped it to my house...
Forum: Cruising and Events - Gulf Coast 03-02-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,268
Posted By JohnP
If Boot Key Harbor is full, and you go on the...

If Boot Key Harbor is full, and you go on the waiting list try anchoring in Sister's Creek.
Boats anchor Med style, drop anchor mid creek back in and stern tie to the Mangroves.


Nice place,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,210
Posted By JohnP
https://www.ebay.com/itm/55-Kadey-Krogen-55-Expedi...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/55-Kadey-Krogen-55-Expedition-Pilothouse-2010/173164706041?hash=item28516bb8f9:g:F1sAAOSwZvRaaTGn&vxp=mtr


Click buy it now or Make and offer and you are ready to...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-13-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,385
Posted By JohnP
[QUOTE=schaefferoil;635780]Okay, Nobody wants...

[QUOTE=schaefferoil;635780]Okay,
Nobody wants to talk to you now...��

Ha Ha I just seem to have that effect on people.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-12-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,385
Posted By JohnP
Wow! I did not know how lucky I am my 36 Island...

Wow! I did not know how lucky I am my 36 Island Gypsy has bulkhead mounted switches for all overhead lighting. Nice feature, also seems a 3way switch arrangement to light the salon from near both...
Forum: General Maintenance 02-09-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,539
Posted By JohnP
https://www.ebay.com/itm/0-9m-STICK-ON-ADHESIVE-ST...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/0-9m-STICK-ON-ADHESIVE-STICKY-MEASURING-TAPE-FOR-SEWING-WORKING-TABLE-CABINET/362050474833?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 Just bought these to...
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