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WesAllen
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Response Posted - 05/16/2014 :  14:28:34  Show Profile
Ah yes, Duck Tape. That holds the world together. I'm a believer.

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islander
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Response Posted - 05/16/2014 :  16:06:14  Show Profile
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They are moving very slow at the College Point Marina getting the boats in the water.

Getting close to Memorial day the launch list gets to be long. Throw in some bad weather days and suddenly there is a waiting list. I launched back on April 16th. I've learned to launch early when the guys are just standing around and are looking for something to do. the side benefit is that we have sailed 126 NM already this season with the pond all to ourselves, Well almost.

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Kennyge
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Response Posted - 05/16/2014 :  16:21:27  Show Profile
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They are moving very slow at the College Point Marina getting the boats in the water.

Getting close to Memorial day the launch list gets to be long. Throw in some bad weather days and suddenly there is a waiting list. I launched back on April 16th. I've learned to launch early when the guys are just standing around and are looking for something to do. the side benefit is that we have sailed 126 NM already this season with the pond all to ourselves, Well almost.



I think what I learned this year is "last in, first out" LIFO. Way too may boats in front of me this year.

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Captain Max
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Response Posted - 05/17/2014 :  19:40:06  Show Profile
It is with great pride I fixed my head with the refit kit I got yesterday. It does amaze me for a $200 dollar head they advise you to order their refit kid every 2 years at $73 a pop. Oh well, it is a sailboat where everything costs more!

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Voyager
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Response Posted - 05/18/2014 :  08:24:21  Show Profile
Scott - glad you got out early and have been getting in a lot of sailing. The other boats are finally starting to filter in this week - late start for most a week before Memorial Day.

Justin - like your new crib boards - dramatic improvement. But what is that rectangular display on the starboard bulkhead? Depth meter or a fishfinder?

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justinkonecny
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Response Posted - 05/20/2014 :  16:29:34  Show Profile  Visit justinkonecny's Homepage
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Justin - like your new crib boards - dramatic improvement. But what is that rectangular display on the starboard bulkhead? Depth meter or a fishfinder?



Yep, depth meter.

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Voyager
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Response Posted - 05/23/2014 :  18:24:04  Show Profile
Nice. I'm looking for a boat speed gauge to replace my datamarine unit. It still works, but the display is extremely dim and it looks like c r a p.

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rrick
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Response Posted - 05/24/2014 :  18:54:15  Show Profile
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Nice. I'm looking for a boat speed gauge to replace my datamarine unit. It still works, but the display is extremely dim and it looks like c r a p.


Datamarine covers Moor underneath :)


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Voyager
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Response Posted - 05/24/2014 :  19:16:35  Show Profile
So Rrick - what's a gizmo like that go for? Will it interface to my current impeller? It's a magnetic switch type.

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rrick
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Response Posted - 05/24/2014 :  19:43:14  Show Profile
It's the Moor knotmeter. Comes with a cartridge type impeller that self-powers the gauge (no 12 V). The Moor sender is swappable with the existing through hulls from the EMS gauge, but I think it's been discussed that Datamarine may be a different size.

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justinkonecny
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Response Posted - 05/27/2014 :  10:37:01  Show Profile  Visit justinkonecny's Homepage
New Motor

I replaced my old crappy 2-stroke this weekend with a four-stroke. It's the 8hp model though, the 9.9s are too heavy for my motor bracket. But it has been a vast improvement! Electric start and not having to mix my fuel is a game changer. Now I just need to get the remote throttle installed so I don't have to keep reaching out to the stern while going through the locks.


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oldragbaggers
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Response Posted - 05/28/2014 :  16:36:01  Show Profile  Visit oldragbaggers's Homepage
I posted a rather long winded progress update, with pictures, at my blog site last night. www.oldragbaggers.com

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OJ
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Response Posted - 05/28/2014 :  18:13:55  Show Profile
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I posted a rather long winded progress update, with pictures, at my blog site last night. www.oldragbaggers.com



Nice job of documenting your restoration work . . . fun read!

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oldragbaggers
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Response Posted - 05/28/2014 :  18:36:21  Show Profile  Visit oldragbaggers's Homepage
Thanks OJ. I appreciate you taking the time to read it.

I think there will be a LOT of longwinded posts before this project is finished!!

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Kper
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Response Posted - 05/29/2014 :  19:07:58  Show Profile
Lance & Becky, your project gives us inspiration! We'll be following.

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Tomas Kruska
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Response Posted - 05/30/2014 :  00:20:33  Show Profile  Visit Tomas Kruska's Homepage
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New Motor

I replaced my old crappy 2-stroke this weekend with a four-stroke. It's the 8hp model though, the 9.9s are too heavy for my motor bracket.


Hm.. I've checked the specs and 9.9 and 8hp are the same motor except the carburetor.

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justinkonecny
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Response Posted - 05/30/2014 :  10:54:41  Show Profile  Visit justinkonecny's Homepage
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Hm.. I've checked the specs and 9.9 and 8hp are the same motor except the carburetor.



Don't know what to say. I looked at the different motors while at the dealer and that is what they were reporting.

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DavidBuoy
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Response Posted - 05/30/2014 :  11:38:05  Show Profile
All you have to say is.. How much and where can I find that carb?? :)

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Dave5041
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Response Posted - 05/31/2014 :  07:11:56  Show Profile
You might be right, Tomas, but I wouldn't be surprised to see a little difference in valve lift and timing from a different cam profile. A 25% gain in HP seems like a lot for a carb change.

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islander
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Response Posted - 05/31/2014 :  13:38:58  Show Profile
Probably they use the same block for both motors but the carb and cyl. bore are different.

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Voyager
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Response Posted - 05/31/2014 :  17:44:28  Show Profile
Could it be the nitro-methane additive?

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oldragbaggers
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Response Posted - 05/31/2014 :  19:17:39  Show Profile  Visit oldragbaggers's Homepage
Everything forward of the main bulkheads has now been stripped from the boat and that area has been thoroughly scrubbed. It was disgusting. I dumped out 3 buckets of water that looked like mud.



And Lance installed a Whale Gusher 10 bilge pump. We had this one left over from a previous boat. He rebuilt it. The sealant was cleaned off after I took the pictures. He still needs to install the hoses. He needs to put in a larger through hull since this pump uses 1.5" hose.






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DavidBuoy
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Response Posted - 06/01/2014 :  06:41:47  Show Profile
Finally did a complete deep scrub of the top sides. What a difference!

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GaryB
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Response Posted - 06/01/2014 :  08:24:42  Show Profile
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... A 25% gain in HP seems like a lot for a carb change.


Ever heard of restrictor plate racing in NASCAR?

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Kennyge
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Response Posted - 06/01/2014 :  17:30:39  Show Profile
Busy Weekend:

First, I had heard that it you fall in the water and you are not able to grab onto the ladder and pull it down there will be a problem so I used Extreme Velco and untied my line to the ladder so, god forbid, I am needing to get up after a fall in.





I also installed my new Headsail. a 135 Genoa from Doyle Sails of City Island:



After reading posts on this site I was looking for a way to tie up the tiller so that I did not have lines limiting the space in the cockpit. Here is what I came up with:



I bought some clips and a Flag at West Marine with my bonus dollars I earned after spending big $$$ last year:



And lastly, I am using other clips I bought to fly my Burgee from the Musqueta Cove Yacht Club. I only have 2 halyards so I needed to use the shrouds.




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