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  1. J

    Rebuild, replace, repower

    Yeah, grabbing by the outside would definitely be a bad plan.  I checked with the shop today that did the one where shaft was unavailable.  They said they put couplings on on a dummy shaft section.  That while not ideal, and slightly more expensive as I remembered, it can be done when there...
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    Rebuild, replace, repower

    Really?  Guess I learned something new, my bad!   As a general rule we always send it all together, since that's the best way to go, but I had to have one done without.   Other than mentioning it would cost a bit more(and it did) I didn't hear of any issue with it from the machine shop. EDIT...
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    Rebuild, replace, repower

    Just watch out with some(PB blaster incl) around seals.  Give things a good blast with heat fMaybe not an issue since you're considering rebuild, but often gets forgotten with stuff like that ATF/acetone mix. Good practice to take it off, clean it and reinstall it, good time to get the face...
  4. J

    The Kraken cup

    https://www.theadventurists.com/the-jibber/?category=Kraken+Cup Not quite a fleet of SJ24s but looks like there is some drifting involved.
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    Recommend a ratchet crimper

    https://www.pacergroup.net/controlled-ratchet-crimper-for-heat-shrink-22-8-awg/ One like this.  Not quite as nice as the Pro-HST, but you can buy alternative die sets, it also covers 8ga.    I like it better than the FTZ/generic parallel jaw ones, because it delivers a better crimp, and you can...
  6. J

    Modern wiring standards

    Yes, non adhesive heat shrink is not very useful for this.  I don't think I've even had any around in years. 
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    Modern wiring standards

    If you don't want to have to fuck around with it again, put a bit of heat shrink large enough to join from sheath to sheath if joining 2 multi conductors.  If not, I like a bit of heak shrink shrunk full over the outer sheath, a bit over the start of the multi conductor wire, and less so as it...
  8. J

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Thanks.  A rubber chicken would be a totally suitable mascot for such an event. 
  9. J

    1982 J/36 for $20K... issues?

    Guess they put the bow back on on that one? 
  10. J

    Question regarding tape.

    heat shrink to hull tape.  White UV resistant, clean removal for 6 months.
  11. J

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    https://pensacola.craigslist.org/bod/d/1985-sailboat-com-pac-yacht/6732205409.html 1985 Sailboat Com-pac Yacht live aboard - $3900 18' liveaboard for 4k$  good deal....
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    https://pensacola.craigslist.org/boa/d/learn-how-to-buy-fix-sell/6752100653.html I'm 80yo can't do it myself anymore, have 35yrs experience to share with the right person, have made a very good living/lifestyle. You own and operate, I'll consult so you don't make mistakes. It's a great business...
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Someone pay for the food and I'll go and take the duck along, not sure I have Rimas's flair or drifting navigation abilities though...
  14. J

    Tattoo 26- WTF???

    Don't forget people who have had to fix the fucking things. Those people hate them too.  I remeber the hardest part about glassing one that bumped a dock was not cutting through the hull during the grind for a bevel  We literally ended up sanding it to try and get a decent bond width.   Never...
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Where the boats are.
  16. J

    Fuel polishing in Van Isle

    That reminds me of a guy with a volvo motor that stopped working... Just needed a tune up, he knew it would be cheap.   Except it turned out he put water in the diesel tank.  Then he sucked most of it out and threw in some additives to get it finished.  The racor stopped it, so he popped the...
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Any of them for sale cheap?    Could make it into a race, see who drifts to Hawaii first. 
  18. J

    Mo Bettah Too

    Nicely done.  What's your chemical of choice for corrosion removal?  Did you clear it, and if so with what? I do not like those T-clamps on anything except exhaust, have removed many that failed at the spot welds with no signs of other problems until someone grabs them.   I've always done...
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    Mo Bettah Too

    I like a pale grey.    Very pale though.  In gelcoat, 1:10-15 grey/white seems Ok, as long it's all the vertical surfaces or all the horizontal ones not both.(hull sides or cabin top, that sort of thing). 
  20. J

    Pretty floor options?

    Problem isn't the dead tree bit, it's the not having any glass on the tension side.    Get a scrap bit of T&H ply 1/4".  Glass the back side with a mat/roving to start.  Throw whatever scrap offcuts of leftover glass you have lying around your scrap bin on at random, just keeping it halfass...
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