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January 18, 2010 at 3:23 pm in reply to: Bomar Hatches #684
Have you asked the mfgr. Pompanette Inc. pompanette.com, 603-826-4125?
While mine have only leaked where they are attached to the boat. I am planning to try a lense cleaner/polish by 3M, $25, which is available at auto parts stores. Rich W. (Bell) says it works great, like new!
AlNovember 22, 2009 at 12:11 am in reply to: Closing a Stubborn Seacock #662
Sounds like you are having fun! If it were me I would not touch it any more while the boat is in the water.
I would recommend replacing it with a ball balve in the spring if that is possible. Ball valves are all that are used today and they can be lubricated.
AlNovember 17, 2009 at 2:03 pm in reply to: Offshore sailing in Dickerson 37 #661
We have been sailing a Dickerson, cutter rigged, 37 for 14 years. Two years ago I sailed it off short back to the Chessapeke from Rhode Island. The cutter rig is great to winward but not always great down wind in light air. When it blows the boat doesn’t care how much when we use only the stay sail and one reef in the main. I plan to return again this summer.
AlNovember 12, 2009 at 7:46 pm in reply to: 2009 Winterizing #643
Wanderlust has a plug in the side of the seacocks. I install a grease fitting and grease them with waterproof grease. I think it wants to be done with the valve in the open position.
AlNovember 9, 2009 at 6:16 pm in reply to: 2009 Winterizing #639
Thanks Barry for the heads up on ACE. Our ACE also sells T-9.
As you might remember Joe, I plan to sail back down again in June. Can’t speek for others in NE but it’s not easy to get a crew to be available when you need them. I have a list of friends who are wanting to do the trip. Getting a return crew later in the summer is just as difficult. In Jan. I will post a request for Dickerson crew to see if any are ready for a off shore sail (Block Island to Cape May, 200nm).November 6, 2009 at 7:42 pm in reply to: 2009 Winterizing #635
Look in the phone book for a industrial or bearing supplier in your are. They will have it in small bottles.
Boaters should never leave home with out blue Loctite and Boeshield T-9 lubrication.
AlNovember 4, 2009 at 8:36 pm in reply to: 2009 Winterizing #633
Clean the key and seat, then apply a tiny amount of “blue” loctite. You don want it to get into the hole on the impeller. It should hold the key in place until it is all assembled.
AlNovember 1, 2009 at 6:02 pm in reply to: Honda EU2000 #649
It might be as simple as reversing the wires (the polarity) on the pigtail plug. Be careful!
AlOctober 31, 2009 at 9:05 pm in reply to: 2009 Winterizing #627
Mark the cover with the orientation of the blades so you know how to rotate it as you are trying to stuff it back into the hole, it’s not easy! Lubrication and practice helps.
When you put a new filter on do you put a little oil onto the rubber seat? Only screw it on hand tight, doesn’t require tightness. Then run the engine to make sure it is tight enough.
Guess it’s the price we pay to play!
AlOctober 31, 2009 at 7:11 pm in reply to: 2009 Winterizing #625
Don’t forget to remove your raw water pump impeller for the winter. Look for cracks, if cracked get a new one. If it’s the old fasion black rubber type, coat it with a silicone product or o-ring lube, then leave it out. In the spring flip it over so it will rotate in the opposite direction. It will last a very long time this way.
Also loosen your belts for the winter. Your bearings and belts will thank you for it.
Last but not least don’t come up here for the winter!!!!!!
AlSeptember 30, 2009 at 8:52 pm in reply to: Another New Dickerson 36 Owner #616
Mike has done a superior job of restoration. It would be worth the trip to see.
AlApril 21, 2009 at 11:11 pm in reply to: D37 Holding Tank #550
Yes, directly across from the mast and abutting the head.April 21, 2009 at 7:08 pm in reply to: D37 Holding Tank #548
We installed a 25 gal bag under the seat next to the head. It works fine. I want to cut out the old tank next winter and hope to be able to put a thru hull under it for the sink?
We are also in RI. We are one of the very few Dickersons here. Please give us a call at 727.1555 and or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can compare notes.
AlJanuary 24, 2009 at 5:43 pm in reply to: 3 Blade Prop #483
Wanderlust has a Westerbeke 33, 4 cyl, the three blade prop was a 15/13RH w/1″shaft. We have replaced it with a Max Prop which works very well. If you replace the prop I would recommend using a urethane bearing and a mechanical dripless shaft seal. It was worth all the work.