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by Camino
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Refinishing Sole - original finish not varnished
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Refinishing Sole - original finish not varnished

On 2 previous boats with teak interiors I applied tung oil once a year- wipe on wipe off with a clean cloth. A couple of coats. Easy and looks great. Your stain areas probably from water damage(?) - try rubbing some tung oil on to see if that does it by itself - seems to me if I can remember, that w...
by Camino
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: How to use website features
Topic: Just Joining
Replies: 11
Views: 689

Re: Just Joining

Welcome! Our P35 was built 9/1999 - near the end of the run I believe. Harken 44 2 speed electric winch (wouldn’t have bought it without that!)- Mack sails Mack pack with lazy jacks - never a concern raising the main with the power winch - ease the main sheet and timing. Love the boat. EF04D0C9-AD24...
by Camino
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: 2 reefing points
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: 2 reefing points

Bad - “check the pump valves”... do you mean the outflow hose end - as in remove the outflow hose and then check the water flow with switch on? Thanks. Right my pump stays on extraordinarily long. At any faucet initially water flow is great. Then the pump kicks in and within a minute flow dwindles s...
by Camino
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: 2 reefing points
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: 2 reefing points

Thanks all - I earlier made sure the vented loop for the fresh water was replaced (it was badly kinked) and made sure the vent exited to the bilge - previously it wasn’t . My problem is that although the water tank acts like it’s full with overflow to the bilge the water system can act like the tank...
by Camino
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: 2 reefing points
Replies: 7
Views: 545

2 reefing points

Yesterday I finally got around to eliminating the first reef, having 2 nd and 3 rd reef run internal to the boom, and have second reef exit boom stbd side And third reef line exit boom port side. Tested in typical sf bay up to 22 kts on 3 hrs run. All good. Still dealing with my fresh water - seems ...
by Camino
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Ran the boat out of fuel...WHAT!!??
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: Ran the boat out of fuel...WHAT!!??

On the fuel pump lever- when depressing that lever pump to get fuel into the system, you should feel a squishy slight resistance (spongy) feel at the bottom of the pump stroke. If no spongy resistance, open the decompression levers on the top of the motor, and yank the fan belt to turn the motor to ...
by Camino
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Ran the boat out of fuel...WHAT!!??
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: Ran the boat out of fuel...WHAT!!??

Mike - so glad it eventually worked out with a fix! Anywhere near fisherman’s slough on False River is a “b-word” (bugs and mosquitoes)! Happy you are good. Edit.... Ah, I see you were a bit southeast of that!
by Camino
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Sailing
Topic: Haliard wear in outer covering
Replies: 4
Views: 729

Re: Haliard wear in outer covering

Belanich- I don’t have a 21 - recommend check the clutch unit for broken parts that cause chaff and replace the halyard. Rope clutches fail and parts shear off, causing significant chaff ....
by Camino
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Battery Switch
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Battery Switch

Try googling boat perko switch wiring and pick your schematic....may be helpful
by Camino
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Holding tank vent , etc
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: Holding tank vent , etc

Castaway- good info in your post. I do not have any gauge on my holding tank. As it is usually me sailing I gauge approximately the waste amount in the tank and every couple of weeks go to our free pump out to discharge. I rarely have more than 10 gal US. Tank holds 30-35 gal US and my head has a ma...