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by rafontaine1
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Mast Collar
Replies: 6
Views: 1198

Re: Mast Collar

You are welcome. Glad it worked out for you. I tried to get a mast boot last spring from them and they were all out and lead time didn't match my launch date.
by rafontaine1
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Mast Collar
Replies: 6
Views: 1198

Re: Mast Collar

by rafontaine1
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: air conditioning not working
Replies: 7
Views: 4398

Re: air conditioning not working

Lewharve
What kind of problems did you have with Marine Air AC. Looking to install AC for next season in my 36.
by rafontaine1
Thu May 17, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: 3YM30 Alternator Belt question
Replies: 11
Views: 6633

Re: 3YM30 Alternator Belt question

Ed
I attach a socket/wrench to the alternator pulley nut and turn the alternator pulley. If it turns over the engine without the belt slipping I consider it tight enough.
by rafontaine1
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Yanmar 3GM30F exhaust water plumbing
Replies: 7
Views: 4602

Re: Yanmar 3GM30F exhaust water plumbing

Yes I have a similar arrangement on my 36 except the tee is much further up under the engine compartment and the hose and fitting going to the cockpit drain is much smaller. Always thought of it as a siphon break and never really got a lot of water out of it. If you think about it it is a good check...
by rafontaine1
Sat May 06, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: exhaust elbow
Replies: 5
Views: 3956

Re: exhaust elbow

I replace my exhaust elbow on my 1986 Freedom 36 recently. Best I can tell it has never been replaced. I've had the boat since 2001. Frequently I would checked the elbow by feeling the top of the elbow to be sure it was cool to the touch but in the back of my mind I knew I should have replaced it ju...
by rafontaine1
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: New pedestal guard for F38 is trickier than anticipated
Replies: 15
Views: 8098

Re: New pedestal guard for F38 is trickier than anticipated

Josh I had a similar concern and angonized over drilling it out. The reduction in materials thickness was only 1/8" so went for it. So far so good even with all the electronics hanging on it and the cockpit table. I'm surprised Edson wouldn't consider providing update bases to accommodate the larger...
by rafontaine1
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: New pedestal guard for F38 is trickier than anticipated
Replies: 15
Views: 8098

Re: New pedestal guard for F38 is trickier than anticipated

I did the upgrade to 1.25" guard a couple of years ago. Of course ran into the same problem with the base of pedestal. I bought a 1.25" drill bit and drilled out the original top plate, sanded it and repainted. Looks good and only cost me the price of a drill bit on Amazon and a can of spray paint.
by rafontaine1
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: using a drill for raising the main
Replies: 14
Views: 9021

Re: using a drill for raising the main

I've used the Winchrite on my F36 for the last two years and works great. I used the Milwaukee right angle drill to raise my rigging guy up the mast and found the Winchrite to be easier in that it can be handled by one hand once fitted in place. Not as bulky.
by rafontaine1
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Swim Ladder replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 1985

Re: Swim Ladder replacement

Try http://whitewatermarineinc.com/sternrails.html they may be able to fabricate one for you or have what you need.