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  1. I have 1 yr old Lewmar, line in the middle range slips on main. we hoist then put it on a cleat behind the clutch . The other lewmars hold fine
  2. The secret to comedy is timing
  3. This probably explains why the new owner of a soveral33 in our harbor broke his after the last guy managed 30 yr intact. I had not considered how bendy a boat could get but this makes sense.
  4. Where my son hikes in the mountains in Alberta Ca, the guides stopped advising on "bear bells" , the bears have figured out if you run at hikers they throw off thier backpack so they can run faster, lunch is always in the backpack. Bears think its a dinner bell.
  5. If 2/3rds of most drinks will be mix, why does anyone ever buy shitty mix?
  6. make sure halyard is able to run freely , so when your at bow, it can just come down. Lay out sail your going to put up and spray luff tape both side with Mclube or equivalent Thats all I got
  7. 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
  8. should we drop anchor Captain? no I think were good
  9. 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??
  10. 80's production boat, built to a price point. Nobody expected these things to be around 40+ yrs later
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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?
  14. 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??
  15. 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 ?
  16. 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 ......
  17. I need to tighten keel bolts, what socket / wrench / whatever is easiest with a deep sump fitted keel ?? thanks
  18. Its hard to fill 20 mins of airtime when its just an Italian parade.
  19. 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?
  20. 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
  21. I chose a Garmin echomap plus 75, touchscreen/button combo plotter, $700 cdn . My reasoning, can be left out in any weather, doesn't eat the battery badly, sunlight visible. Preprograming is pretty good, lot of built in stuff like "find me a gas dock" if your in an odd place. I really like the track function, if you wind you way into a really tight anchorage or back bay you can follow a 'known' safe track back out. Touchscreen and buttons means it still works on a gloves on day, I use it for about 15% of its capabilities, came with some goofy sonar thing for fishing and a bottom camera w
  22. Does it need to be pretty?? Buy a Hobart or other commercial restaurant stove, actually quite reasonable for the price and parts are available 25yrs later. Buddy has a 1 yr old Wolf, service guy has been there three times in a year. $12,000. CDN kitchen stove , (that's $875.US) and its down for a week at a time.
  23. The fisherman gave him a beer and called an ambulance, this is why I love Australia .
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