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March 10, 2018 at 1:44 pm in reply to: Does anyone have a picture of their Dickerson 37 rudder area? #1214
Yes, I have photos.
Call ma at 401.727.1555 or e-mail email@example.com
Al SampsonAugust 4, 2017 at 11:29 pm in reply to: Does anyone have a picture of their Dickerson 37 rudder area? #1212
It will be nice to know when the repairs are complete!
Al Sampson/WanderlustJuly 22, 2017 at 4:58 pm in reply to: Does anyone have a picture of their Dickerson 37 rudder area? #1211
Just a FYI, I provided Peter with a copy of the original rudder, etc. drawings a couple of weeks ago.
We all know that all saltwater is not the same. Wanderlust resides in RI. To me the water is very salty. I have been using Interlux ACT ablative for 18 years with good results. The boat is only in the water six months of the year. At the end of the season it's power washed, to remove some slime, when it's hauled. In the spring it gets a very light sanding with a scotch brite pad and one very light coat of paint. We get no pealing with this paint. We have made two extended trips back to the Chesapeake. Each time I have noticed the bottom stays cleaner than in home waters. As for the prop, I have not yet found any thing that works! What we use to use is no longer available. So we go for a swim about once a month.
Yes, the Dickersons are blue water capable. A few have done circumnavigations!
Don't know how many like mine were made. The katch was the most popular boat made. There are members who know numbers. There are also members who can assist you in locating what you are looking for. I don't think there were any aft cabin boats built cutter.
Perhaps others reading this can shed light on numbers.
I own one of the few aft cockpit, cutter rigged D37's built by Dickerson.
With two head sails it sails great to winward.
Not as good down wind. Say sail gets blocked by the main. Fairly long keel helps to keep her tracking quite well.
While we reside in RI I have single handed it in Chesapeake Bay for extended periods twice.
Weather helm is very easy to control. It's all a matter of sail adjustment.
phrf? Not a heavy slow boat.
The dedacated aft nav station is ideal for sinle handing. There were three cabin layouts offered. Everyone loves sailing her!
How about replacing the stuffing box with a mechanical shaft seal? I have had them on two boats. No leaks and no ajustments!
“green New England slime”!!!!!!!
Actually I have run all the halyards thru the washmachine in the past to cleanout the salt and make them softer again and it works. I think the green needs a stronger treatment. New England ingenuity will provide a solution I am sure.
Mine is a westerbeke with a v-drive. I assume yours is a v-drive. I can just get my hands under the pan behind the transmission. Not sure if that helps. I could send pictures if you want but not sure if that would help you. Also our boat is an aft cockpit with access to the enging by removing the stairs.
I have done that job on our D37. Just push the shaft out. Might have to use a wheel puller. If the seal is not a vented one then talk to the distributer and change it over to vented. They don’t sell non vented any longer. Also if your going to replace the bellows you should be replacing the carbon ring. Good luck.
You might try Island View Marina on Kent Island. Small family owned, nice people.
Guess it’s good I don’t have a mizzen mast! Try googling metalmast marine, it comes up with a link to Rig-Rite. It’s a RI Co. we knew the owner at one time. I would call them as they are listed as having to do with Metalmast. 401.739.1140
“Wanderlust” a D37 has coring through out. If done properly you should not see coring when a thru hull is removed. The core is balsa wood, very soft. I would suggest with the thru hull fitting removed. Dig out some of the core all around the hole, approx. 1/4-1/2″ deep. It should not be wet! fill the entire hole with epoxy. Then re bore the hole. No core will be exposed. FYI, some owners have water in the coring below the waterline, big problem!
Interesting…..mine is not built like that at all!
No, they were not accessable from inside the boat. That’s why this product was the right choice.