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by BillSmith
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Start button - I swear I'll fix it this time
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Start button - I swear I'll fix it this time

Thanks to y'all for the compass points. If equilibrium allows, I'll hang upside down in lockers searching for likely issues mentioned here. Sailors should not be 6' 1" and 200+ lbs.
by BillSmith
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Start button - I swear I'll fix it this time
Replies: 9
Views: 295

If misery loves company...

Have the same issue. My experiences as follows... Other than one time (detailed later) engine start every time in slip. After a day's sail on the SF Bay, will push start button and nothing, nada, zilch. No click, no groan, no moan, no grind, no nuttin'. Scratch head, check that all is in order, shif...
by BillSmith
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Holding tank vent , etc
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Holding tank vent , etc

Hi, Tom! I'm sure your better half will appreciate the hard work on the vents. Certainly was fine below when you hosted all of us at Treasure Is. Interested in both aspects of your additional post. We've gone out with first reef in a couple of times a month ago. But agree that a second and third mor...
by BillSmith
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Refinish sole
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: Refinish sole

Looks great. Can you do mine next? :D
by BillSmith
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: F35 Spinnaker Hardware Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Re: F35 Spinnaker Hardware Questions

Can't help much other than to relate the following... No spinnaker present when we bought our F35 Pedrick. However, there is a spinnaker halyard present routed back to cockpit. No other hardware to my untrained eye. There was black tape, as well as rigger's tape, marking the toe rail. Suspect it was...
by BillSmith
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Cruising
Topic: 2019 October Rendezvous
Replies: 22
Views: 6589

Re: 2019 October Rendezvous

Early November is the tail end--playoffs--of our tennis season. Busy morning of Nov. 9th. but otherwise available. On paper, available Nov. 16-17. Rain anywhere along the playoff path throws calendar into chaos.

Regarding location, I'd vote with SweeTART's 6'6" keel in mind. :D
by BillSmith
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Cruising
Topic: 2019 October Rendezvous
Replies: 22
Views: 6589

Re: 2019 October Rendezvous

Given last trip to Treasure Island, I should vote for anywhere we do NOT anchor out. Ha!

If timing right, we are keen on trip while the weather is this good.
by BillSmith
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: F35 (Pedrick) Windlass
Replies: 9
Views: 2379

Re: F35 (Pedrick) Windlass

Upload of pics is 256kb? Too small. My personal FTP space is currently a mystery to me. Will try again after a bit of pondering. We have a small footprint Lewmar. Horizontal feed, guts of electronics in chain locker. As another has mentioned, humidity in there a problem. Our original rusted. Have so...
by BillSmith
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: F35 (Pedrick) Windlass
Replies: 9
Views: 2379

Re: F35 (Pedrick) Windlass

Steve,

We have a smaller footprint windlass installed on our F35 Pedrick. Will search for pictures and post later tonight or shoot a photo tomorrow.

Which reminds me of our humongous splice between rode and chain that won't travel smoothly through said windlass.

There's always something... :roll:
by BillSmith
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: engine sizing for an F28 ck Hoyt
Replies: 13
Views: 3164

Re: engine sizing for an F28 ck Hoyt

Is your boat bottom clean?