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by BillSmith
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Freedom 35 flag halyard
Replies: 5
Views: 2671

Re: Freedom 35 flag halyard

Randy, I have not been up to masthead. Take my observation with a grain of sea salt. Bought the boat used. Inherited an ensign raising 'halyard' of thin cordage that is secured at the toe rail. Strangely, it appears to be attached at the fore and aft protrusions of the masthead, though has to be on ...
by BillSmith
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: depth and speed sensor question
Replies: 7
Views: 4063

Re: depth and speed sensor question

This will seem common sense, but no one told me... Comments in this thread speak to using the flat of your hand to seal the thru-hull. Yup. Do it in one motion. Don't sneak in from the side. Why? What happens when you put your thumb over a garden hose. Jet stream! And that's what happens when you a...
by BillSmith
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Removing portlight on 40/40
Replies: 6
Views: 3097

Re: Removing portlight on 40/40

Anytime I remove glue, caulk, sealant, Loctite, etc., heat is #1 step, unless the materials don't allow. Heat should break down or make gummy enough that it no longer bonds.

https://www.boatus.com/magazine/2014/ju ... ttings.asp
by BillSmith
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Removing portlight on 40/40
Replies: 6
Views: 3097

Re: Removing portlight on 40/40

You don't mention it so I'll ask,

Did you use a heat gun to loosen the caulking?
by BillSmith
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Events and Announcements
Topic: 2019 Bay Area Meetup
Replies: 22
Views: 11705

Re: 2019 Bay Area Meetup

Apologize for not following up... Thanks to all for advice. Took the boat out again for a 1/2 run and no squealing. But there is some play in the shaft/seal, collar (not boot) is warm to touch and I'm not experienced enough to judge the tactile empirical measure versus written word. We're out, heade...
by BillSmith
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Events and Announcements
Topic: 2019 Bay Area Meetup
Replies: 22
Views: 11705

Re: 2019 Bay Area Meetup

Asking this at 6am, so if I am not clear, consider the hour. ;-)

As there is no water delivery to what I am looking at, assume I have a dripless seal? This is a rubber boot immediately after a small bit of shaft exiting the transmission.
by BillSmith
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Events and Announcements
Topic: 2019 Bay Area Meetup
Replies: 22
Views: 11705

Re: 2019 Bay Area Meetup

Thanks C for the advice. I remember reading something akin to your idea. Kind of the way this goes. Read a lot, forget most, then the disaster occurs. Mind scrambles to find the engrams that have that apply.

Now I have to figure how to get that rubber gizmo up on my shoulder to burp it. :P
by BillSmith
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Events and Announcements
Topic: 2019 Bay Area Meetup
Replies: 22
Views: 11705

Re: 2019 Bay Area Meetup

Enjoyed a day on the bay Saturday until... A squealing that I cannot reproduce. Only made noise when transmission engaged, so assume it to be from there back. Nothing I can readily access has a lube fitting. Will take the boat out again this weekend to ascertain what's up. Sail it until it breaks no...
by BillSmith
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Events and Announcements
Topic: 2019 Bay Area Meetup
Replies: 22
Views: 11705

Re: 2019 Bay Area Meetup

Our schedules are currently free. Add one Freedom.

Weather wimps that we are, alternative to sailing was shopping--Blue Pelican, West Marine--and walking the docks in Alameda. Saw a needs-some-help Freedom 32 at Farallone.
by BillSmith
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Events and Announcements
Topic: 2019 Bay Area Meetup
Replies: 22
Views: 11705

Re: 2019 Bay Area Meetup

You both have mapped out some of the issues, but we're interested.

Thought about anchoring for New Year's Eve and watch midnight fireworks. Carole said, "Too far, too cold." She wasn't wrong based on what we saw on TV that night.