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Messages - Jules Shockley

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Forum Information and Problems / Re: Atlantic Towers Arch
« on: September 30, 2018, 05:39:20 PM »
Don,
Don't know your location or time frame. If you are anywhere near Ft. Pierce, Fl., Riverside Marine has an excellent welder, named Danny. He custom built a swim platform and a radar arch from heavy aluminum. An excellent job with all the bells and whistles. We couldn't be happier. Aluminum is lighter and cheaper and will outlast us. Swim platform was $800 and the arch an  astonishing $3000. We will never outgrow either. The regret is that we didn't do it sooner.
Something to think about.
Jules-Dragon Lady

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General Discussion / Re: Hurricane Florence ~
« on: September 16, 2018, 07:19:52 PM »
Good work Doug.
Jules

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Engines and Drive Train / Re: Exhaust Elbow - 4107 Westerbeke
« on: August 27, 2018, 07:16:49 PM »
Failed to mention, Perkins made some Westerbeke engines, as I understand and many of the parts are interchangeable. Sorry for the confusion, but Sheri will know. She is very helpful. Whatever you do, don't call Foley. Dr. Diesel is a complete ass.
Jules

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Engines and Drive Train / Re: Exhaust Elbow - 4107 Westerbeke
« on: August 27, 2018, 06:39:25 AM »
I purchased a new stainless elbow and flange 8 years ago for my 4-154 from Trans Atlantic Diesel-one of the best sources for Perkins parts. Talk to Sheri. She is THE authority and will be most helpful.
Jules

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Hull and Rig / Re: Nett Weight
« on: May 14, 2018, 07:21:35 PM »
Lindsay,
Something else to ponder. Weight also depends on the rig. As you know, these Kenyon  masts are very stout and very heavy. So a tall rig would add a substantial amount to the overall tonnage. I have a shoal draft and a short rig. again at 37,500 mostly empty.
Jules

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Hull and Rig / Re: Nett Weight
« on: May 09, 2018, 07:44:49 PM »
Lindsay,
 It must depend on the draft. Not A Clew at 44,000 was a deep keel, now a shoal draft keel. My last haul out, fairly empty of fuel, water, and stores, shoal keel, was 37,500. So, these  boats are heavy, considering they are solid glass with no coring.
Jules

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Systems / Re: Shore power inlet
« on: March 14, 2018, 07:50:14 PM »
Mike,
Long time no talk. Sounds like you are coming along. All the CSYs, including mine, have the ac inlet on the stbd side in the first or second  step of the stairwell, because of the proximity to the electrical system. I wanted to change it over to the port side but figured it wasn't' worth  the effort. Just a longer shore power cord for me. Keep in touch.
Jules

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General Discussion / Re: Gross tonnage /net tonnage
« on: December 09, 2017, 10:18:24 AM »
If it's a walkover, per my documentation, gross tonnage-22grt, net tonnage-16nrt. I have managed to find a wealth of info on our website and on line. Would be difficult restoring an old boat without the internet.
Jules

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Systems / Autopilot
« on: July 03, 2017, 12:57:06 PM »
Does anyone have the Garmin GHP 12 autopilot system on board? I installed one 5 yrs. ago and it has been flawless. It was mated to the original Octopus hydraulic ram with good performance. However after 23 years of use, it has finally quit and is not repairable. Has anyone installed a Garmin hydraulic pump? I could use the same ram but was wondering about the size required. The break seems to be 30,000 lbs., but that sounds like overkill since I don't plan on sailing the Indian ocean. Any advice?
Jules

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Hull and Rig / Re: Transparent hatches
« on: May 14, 2017, 05:23:03 PM »
Matthew,
I have decided to use the awl grip clear. A bit more money but will last as long as I need it. Not much more effort either.
Jules

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Hull and Rig / Re: Transparent hatches
« on: May 13, 2017, 08:10:48 AM »
There is a product called Toon-Brite at Overtons and EBay. A marine clear coat. Runs between 68 and 75/gal. Awl Grip is around 100 for a 1 qt kit. A 2 part will probably last longer. Maybe I will fin the time and money.
Jules

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Hull and Rig / Transparent hatches
« on: May 12, 2017, 01:38:45 PM »
For those of you who have not painted the tops of the hatches- I would like to maintain the transparency to allow light to pass thru but need to coat them with something to protect the fiberglass. Don't care for varnish, Awl Grip clear coat is good but labor intensive, and resin doesn't have UV protection. Any ideas? Am coming down to the wire preparing for a summer trip.

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Hull and Rig / Re: If you still have your original stanchions...
« on: April 20, 2017, 08:52:48 PM »
Steve,
I, too have done the stanchion repair. Mine were in good shape so it was simply a re-bedding  project. My boat came with a thinwall deep 1 5/16 socket which was fine for the aft cabin, but too long for the ones in the v berth. I had to remove the paneling for access then used a set of vice grips. I also found a short socket at NAPA which helped. The bases were way to long, so I shortened them prior to re-installation and they were far enough from the hull to use the socket. I re-bedded with Boat Life and have had no leaks. You can find a set of thinwall light duty sockets at a plumbing store.
As I remember, the only way to reach the port one over the stairwell was to install an access panel in the cockpit. Some owners have added access doors there anyway. As I said, my stanchions were in excellent shape considering that the chain plates were dangerously close to failure. Check those carefully. I moved mine outboard to avoid the leaks and the problems.
These CSYs are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to find. However, considering the newer cheaper boats, we did pretty well.
Jules

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General Discussion / Re: Web site
« on: March 04, 2017, 08:57:10 AM »
Dave and Sherry,
You guys have been an invaluable data base for CSYs over the years...Example, I am servicing my pre 1992 Lewmar 48 winches, which were probably standard equipment on later models and had trouble locating a schematic. All of a sudden, a Soggy Paws entry came up, a manual Dave had posted showing all the early Lewmars and parts numbers. Thanks to you, I'm back in business.
Please stay in touch. My many thanks again.
Jules

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General Discussion / Re: Web site
« on: February 27, 2017, 02:49:38 PM »
Glad to hear from you, Don.  You probably noticed I'm currently working on refrigeration. FYI I recently had a dingy arch installed with all the bells and whistles..Davits, engine lift, wind gen support and aft pulpit integrated with stanchions forward. We designed it for 2-190 watt panels, a perfect fit. The price was very reasonable. Since you are in the Bahamas, a trip to Riverside Marina in Ft. Pierce might be doable.. A do it yourself yard with good people around. Joe is the welder who did my arch and his work is excellent.
Hope your weather has been better. This has been the windiest year in south Fla I remember and I've been here almost 30 yrs.
Keep in touch,
Jules

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