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Systems / Re: Manufacturer of CSY thru hulls
« on: August 21, 2015, 03:39:45 pm »
Well, I tried Robin Hood Marine and Spartan and couldn't get a call back.....I found a place in Beaufort, NC called Bircher's welding that has remanufactured the WC seacocks....the down side is ours was so pitted that it would cost $700 to have it built up and remachined plus getting it reinstalled.  So we are going with the Apollo replacement.....we will probably do one or two a year as they need replacement from here on out. The good news is the other three bad ones should reseal and be functional for another season.....  Thanks for the input everyone .....

Systems / Re: Manufacturer of CSY thru hulls
« on: August 20, 2015, 09:42:06 am »
Thanks Jules....I read that one the other day....our raw water engine intake seacock is pitted and I am investigating getting it bronze brazed and remachined.....that might not be cost effective compared to a new Apollo one though.....

Systems / Re: Manufacturer of CSY thru hulls
« on: August 19, 2015, 03:17:56 pm »
After reviewing the thru hulls with the yard....and discussing the fact that only one of them was
leaking prior to being removed, we have decided to lap, grease and reinstall the good ones.  I found a bronze welder who can braze and machine the tapered barrel so it will seal again.  If that process proves to be cost prohibitive we are going to replace that one and then prioritize the others for replacement as we can afford to and try to coincide it with other haul outs.  Thanks for the link Jules....I'll check that out also.....I did identify these as Wilcox - Crittenden seacocks.... alone for total replacement was about $3800 and I don't really trust my skills in that department to tackle that job just we are going to have to piecemeal it and go with professional installs at first....

Systems / Manufacturer of CSY thru hulls
« on: August 17, 2015, 07:44:57 pm »
Hello All,  we recently had Kitty Hawk hauled out for some work and had the thru hulls inspected....bad news at least four of the thru hull barrels are worn to the point that they won't reseal  when reassembled......the yard, Deaton's in Oriental, NC, say they are unfamiliar with the brand and where to obtain replacement barrels....anyone have any ideas?  Thanks in advance

Hull and Rig / Re: Bottom Paint
« on: June 24, 2015, 10:09:25 pm »
Ever tried using surfboard wax on your prop? You have to reapply every month or so but keeps growth down....

Swap Meet / Re: CSY 44 Walkthru for Sale - Soggy Paws
« on: June 16, 2015, 10:59:37 am »
That's a bittersweet announcement.....happy for you guys but sad for the rest of us to see you leave someone ready to be the new administrator ? Congratulations !! What kind of catamaran did you buy ?

Hull and Rig / Re: Bottom Paint
« on: June 11, 2015, 05:35:56 pm »
How many gallons did it end up using ? We used 7 but the last half a gallon was overkill on the waterline .....

Hull and Rig / Re: Storing RIB on Deck on 44 WO
« on: June 11, 2015, 05:33:56 pm »
Our 9' AB fits under the staysail just has to hang over off the cabin top obstructing the forward hatch....not like that would be open offshore anyway.....I do let about half the air out and use 18'  clam straps to secure it to the deck.....

Forum Information and Problems / Re: Drop Box
« on: May 24, 2015, 10:30:38 am »
Will do....thanks fine now....thanks....our is on page 12... I guess it isn't open for modification.....we are Oriental, NC and the engine is a Cummins 65hp.....thanks....Windswept is still here on the ball next to us....

Forum Information and Problems / Re: Drop Box
« on: May 24, 2015, 07:54:38 am »
Hey Peter,
I thought I recalled there being a list of hull ID's in the Dropbox but The ink boat lists I can find are in a .cref file that I can't seem to open......are they anywhere else ? I ran into a friend of yours in St.Augustine who has a maroon WT....I think he said the current name was Windswept....formerly Jenny M ? Maybe....I think his name was David....said you guys had just met for lunch recently

Systems / Re: Jabsco belt driven house water pressure pumps
« on: May 20, 2015, 12:41:48 am »
Changing the mounting probably isn't an option for us .....any lower and it would interfere with the diesel pulleys and belts and I don't think I'm up to the task of reconfiguring our water was bad enough removing and rebuilding the pump.....

Systems / Re: Jabsco belt driven house water pressure pumps
« on: May 17, 2015, 09:00:48 pm »
Hey Peter,
This one isn't a rotary's a belt driven plunger/double check valve this

Systems / Re: Jabsco belt driven house water pressure pumps
« on: May 17, 2015, 07:07:03 am »
I think you are missing what I'm saying....I got the pump to's just that the usual troubleshooting methods didn't seem to work and letting the system slowly prime itself using the gravity pressure from the tanks solved the problem....I was just putting this out there in case someone else ran into the same issue and maybe I could save them the hours of aggravation I faced....

Systems / Re: Jabsco belt driven house water pressure pumps
« on: May 16, 2015, 06:53:32 am »
I tried all those tricks  this time and none of them seemed to work....I even connected to shore water to bleed the system and it still wasn't enough to get her going.....if there's a bad loop or other design flaw I can just blame Jack...haha

Systems / Jabsco belt driven house water pressure pumps
« on: May 15, 2015, 07:26:13 pm »
Recently, I had  to rebuild our Jabsco belt driven, house water pressure pump.  After reinstalling the pump I could not manage to get the system up to operating pressure.  The pump ran but generated no pressure.  I had assumed there was a leak or air in the system.   After several hours of tracing the waterlines looking for the leaks and bleeding the system repeatedly I gave up and thought I would try a fresh approach the next day.   It was very frustrating.  The next morning I turned the pump on and the system pressurized within 60 seconds.  A tech at a pump rebuilding company told me that despite the fact that the pumps are marketed as "self priming" that in many instances pump is unable to overcome the distance between the water tank and allowing gravity pressure to slowly feed the pump is the easiest way to prime the pump.  I thought this information might save someone else the hours of aggravation in the future.....

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