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  1. Trying this again. Stars and Stripes blue. Silver cove stripe.
  2. +1 for the Lunasea. Had one for more than 5 years now and going strong. I like having the spike on top to help keep the Osprey's off the top of the mast. IIRC, it needs 3 wires in order to have full functionality, including the strobe.
  3. When I re-installed my Monitor to play around with during Covid I texted the wife to tell her that the windvane was fantastic, but spellcheck corrected it to say that the Wind Babe was fantastic. So that is what she is called.
  4. I installed one last year as the termination for my dyneema babystay. Works well.
  5. Just realized my Service Manual also covers the 2YM15, so looks like M16 x 1.5.
  6. Page 198 of the Service Manual on the 3YM30 says the water temperature sender is M16 x 1.5. My guess is that it is the same for the 2YM15 but worth checking that. For some reason the specs on the oil pressure switch are not in the Service Manual.
  7. Met a friend for lunch once at Ted's Montana in Manhattan, and lo and behold Ted himself was there. I found out the next day that he was in town because my neighbor (like literally 4 houses down from me in the suburbs) had passed away. Sadly I was relatively new to the area and did not know him, but he was part of the crew on Courageous. Ted flew in the remainder of the crew for the funeral, which I thought was pretty neat.
  8. Finding a 0.5 mm acetal sleeve may be hard. You can probably eliminate some of that play by replacing the bearing in the hull. I did this last year using a bearing sourced from McMaster Carr. See: https://www.mcmaster.com/catalog/128/1338 I'm assuming here that it is a simple flanged sleeve bearing ...
  9. It's been a while since I did this but I don't recall it being too difficult. Once I contort myself into position under the cockpit I can sit there and just put a small funnel in the opening and go slowly.
  10. What's the forecast over the next 24 hours? As of right now, Crux is in the overall lead on IRC. Would be a hoot to see them beat Ichi on corrected, even if they wouldn't get the pickle dish for it.
  11. The manual also covers the SD50. The references to changing lube while in the water only apply to the SD50. For the SD20 just look at Section 6.1.1. Removing the fill cap in the upper case assembly will help the oil drain once the lower plug is removed, but it is all one cavity.
  12. One chamber. Drain from the bottom, fill from the top.
  13. Crux may actually be lighter than Azzurro. It is the former Blondie and may be the lightest S&S34 ever built (which is sort of a funny phrase when you think about it, as these are not exactly light boats for their size ...).
  14. Which would put two S&S 34s in the top 4 ... They do have a wee bit left to go though.
  15. Not quite. Leaderboard says it is a deduced position based on the last signal they received from the beacon. I hope this means that they have reason to believe she is still racing and just isn't sending out a signal, and not that there is an issue.
  16. Leaderboard says no report from Law Connect, so could just be a glitch with the beacon?
  17. Thanks. I've owned the boat for 13 years. Understand the cost issues.
  18. Looking for recommendations for a yard that could do a complete gut job/re-design of the interior in an early '70s plastic classic 34 footer. Other than the engine and the electrical system (which are both in good shape), pretty much everything else would be removed and the interior re-designed somewhat. So I am looking for a shop that can give some thoughtful effort to the interior design issues, as space will be tight. The boat is in the NYC area, so someplace not too far from there would be preferable, but could also deliver it farther afield if need be. Goal would be to have this work d
  19. Yup. They re-sprayed mine because they weren't happy with the first go round (neither was I). Still gets lots of comments 5 years out of the shed. Used Awlcraft S&S Blue, not the Awlgrip version. Easier to repair, but a bit softer. I've been happy with it overall.
  20. Stars & Stripes Blue with a silver cove stripe
  21. Not happy to see this, but so far no problems with my WS 310 in its first year. Had an LCJ CV7 ultrasonic before, and it lasted only 2.5 years (enough to clear the warranty) and it cost almost twice as much.
  22. Depends on the unit. The B&G WS310 uses a smaller diameter cable that then connects to an adapter cable that functions like any other drop cable on the network. So no integrated terminator. This means the cable running up your mast is not a thick NMEA backbone cable.
  23. These guys will sell you one pre-configured with VDO gauges. Anyone have experience with them? https://acdcmarineinc.com/shop/marine-engine-instrument-panels/yanmar-marine-engine-boat-instrument-panel-c-type/yanmar-analog-canbus-j1939-instrument-panel-100-usa-made/
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