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Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By jleonard
I siphon into my tank with an outboard engine...

I siphon into my tank with an outboard engine squeeze ball rig. Put a shut off near the end so you can shut off when the dinghy tank is full.
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,498
Posted By jleonard
In 2013 when we were in Ottawa tied on the wall ...

In 2013 when we were in Ottawa tied on the wall young guy jumped on our boat at 2:15 am just after the bars closed. His girlfriend was on the dock taking pictures of him next to our name and home...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 10-13-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By jleonard
And SWA, you guessed it already. Yes I do have...

And SWA, you guessed it already. Yes I do have the manual.
152 lbs so not terrible.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-13-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By jleonard
I have a wirie users manual dated 2016 in PDF...

I have a wirie users manual dated 2016 in PDF format. If you want it send me a PM with your e mail address.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 10-09-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By jleonard
My cruising buddy had a 80 model 1 and he would...

My cruising buddy had a 80 model 1 and he would mix his own to get the match.
I know he used yellow and brown pigment to get it right.

My 78 model 1 was white but not pure white. When I had to...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 10-09-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,765
Posted By jleonard
I had an old Nilsson windlass that was free fall...

I had an old Nilsson windlass that was free fall with only power up.
We used to carefully lower it but with all chain the Danforth never sailed.
Once on the sea bed I would let the wind settle us...
Forum: Power Systems 10-08-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By jleonard
I'd look at industrial supplier such as...

I'd look at industrial supplier such as McMaster-Carr to find a bushing the right size before I would drill out an existing one.
And there is always machine shops to get it perfect.
Forum: Harbor Chat 10-08-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,179
Posted By jleonard
A friend has a car that he has to pull a...

A friend has a car that he has to pull a tire/wheel off and an inner fender well to change the battery. That's a pia
My son is a mechanic and owns a pretty big repair shop. There are several models...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 10-07-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By jleonard
You can brace the floor to the stringers with...

You can brace the floor to the stringers with some 2x4s then lay your 4x4 across.
Actually a couple of 2x4s screwed together to make a 4x4 should suffice. Or put 3 together to ease your mind.
My...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,302
Posted By jleonard
That would assume you had that kind of rig ready...

That would assume you had that kind of rig ready and you were young enough and had the crew to do it.
If I were in my inflatable I would never have gone near the burning boat for the reasons stated...
Forum: Power Systems 10-06-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,660
Posted By jleonard
Green belts are considered industrial quality,...

Green belts are considered industrial quality, heavier duty than standard automotive belts.
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,092
Posted By jleonard
chasing boats away from a sub?

chasing boats away from a sub?
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-01-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,261
Posted By jleonard
That's the app I have been using and it seems...

That's the app I have been using and it seems pretty close to me. I've used it in LI Sound and near Tarpon Springs,FL.
Forum: General Maintenance 09-30-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 418
Posted By jleonard
Basically you are making a drill bushing.

Basically you are making a drill bushing.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 09-29-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By jleonard
Me neither.

Me neither.
Forum: Power Systems 09-28-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By jleonard
Originally mine were pointing in the middle...

Originally mine were pointing in the middle (horizontal).
When I rebuilt the tranny and was having it bench tested, the very experienced mechanic who tested it suggested I orient the connections...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-26-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By jleonard
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,399
Posted By jleonard
Years ago we did a lot of cruising with friends...

Years ago we did a lot of cruising with friends who had a "houseboat" similar t this one. They went everywhere we did with our old Mainship trawler. Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Block I scores of...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 09-25-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 892
Posted By jleonard
I had a 78 model I and rebuilt/recored most of...

I had a 78 model I and rebuilt/recored most of the flybridge deck doing it all from above.
I did the side decks from below, and it's doable, but much much easier from above.
That's how I would...
Forum: Covid-19 09-19-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,006
Posted By jleonard
In Florida you just go get your haircut. No mask...

In Florida you just go get your haircut. No mask no nothing right now.
Forum: Power Systems 09-17-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By jleonard
Yes this is the easiest.

Yes this is the easiest.
Forum: Harbor Chat 09-15-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 453
Posted By jleonard
Here is a second for irv2.com Since we just...

Here is a second for irv2.com

Since we just bought a Grand Design product, I have joined mygrandrv.com which is product specific, however much of the information is universal.

I also like the...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 09-15-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 887
Posted By jleonard
This sampson post goes to the base of the hull....

This sampson post goes to the base of the hull. It is supported at many areas as it goes below.
It is very strong.
At anchor I would wrap the snubber around the base of the post 2 times then...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By jleonard
Try loosening it a little to let any debris that...

Try loosening it a little to let any debris that may be stuck in there escape, then re-tighten. If you do that while it's running, put a rag over the joint cause there will be some pressure.
Those...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-14-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,308
Posted By jleonard
I threw my watch away when I retired. :thumb:

I threw my watch away when I retired. :thumb:
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