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About crankcall

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  • Birthday 03/29/1911

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  1. could you supply the source or brand for the USB ais ? I've been looking for a cheap one to play with, havent found anything at that price point
  2. should we drop anchor Captain? no I think were good
  3. So now that we have Heads sorted out, my 45yr old boat which is 3ys old with me has a holding tank 'stink' . Ive replaced the head and the hoses, its a polyethelene tank under the V berth that seems to have a funk, no amount of rinses or chemical treatment seems to help. Its an older C&C , I think the tank only comes out with a rercipro saw. thoughts??
  4. 80's production boat, built to a price point. Nobody expected these things to be around 40+ yrs later
  5. Hmmm, my 1/2" drive torque wrench only goes to 250, which is what I need on 3/4" bolt. Top of its range , but its a keel bolt not a cylinder head. Now I just have to decide if its a cutoff wheel and rust bits everywhere in the bilge or buy the extra deep socket for $50 for a one time application. Leaning towards Mcmaster-Carr extra deep, i hate that black crap that gets everywhere off a cutoff wheel. Thanks Ishmael
  6. Guess I'm digging the mig out of the shed and making a really long socket. C&C built these things on an assembly line but it was largely a hand build, somebody probably set a bolt in the pour mold too high and somebody else said the keel sump is 12" deep , leave it. They built great boats , the production boats were just that, production boats. Thanks for the help folks
  7. Its not that basic a question , a deep socket hits the bolt before its onto the nut , there is about 3 1/2 " of thread showing above the nut, maybe a 3/4" drive socket would let the bolt come up through the socket, but now there is no place to put an extention. I was considering a crows foot wrench but thought there must be something easier, I'm guessing the manufacturer had a socket on a pipe or similar?
  8. Boat is sitting on the hard, I could drop the keel this weekend . So back to my original question , what tool goes down into a 12" sump and can be turned in the hole to loosen a keel nut??
  9. I've been told with C&C's of a particular vintage the torque settings should be checked every few years , I would think mine have never been checked in 20yrs, I knew the previous owner. I just cant figure out what tool fits down the sump to check the torque I have been told by other owners after 40yrs things have been known to loosen up ?
  10. There are no bearings that I have found in my '84 29-2 , I'm pretty sure its a sleeve with a top and bottom plate. There is a grease cup gizmo on the shaft of a 29-2 , and most other C&C of that vintage which most people ignore, since its a complete bitch to get to, then the shafts get play in them ......
  11. I need to tighten keel bolts, what socket / wrench / whatever is easiest with a deep sump fitted keel ?? thanks
  12. Its hard to fill 20 mins of airtime when its just an Italian parade.
  13. Thanks @penumbra, I know so little about this stuff . So with sat phones becoming fairly 'common' , is there any need for a SSB anymore? or is it becoming nastalgia where cruisers listen to the morning report in harbor because thats what they do?
  14. I have a 2.3hp 4cycle Honda , its been nothing short of amazing. 24ft shark , pushed it 20 miles between race venues, runs all day just fine. no reverse gear is only handicap
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