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by Pete
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Spectra Backstay specs/parts/list?
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: Spectra Backstay specs/parts/list?

Hello. I bought my dyneema on Amazon. Just search "dyneema". It'll come back with many choices of diameters and lengths. Sold for winch lines on Jeeps and such. Dirt cheap compared to "marine" applications. Can't remember now how many years it's been in use. My flicker is dollar store fiberglass dri...
by Pete
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Gooseneck toggle source?
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Gooseneck toggle source?

Try these guys. I've used them (I think) and they were very good. Believe they are the folks who took over from previous owners. In Port Huron, Mich.
They supplied all the original S2 SS hardware.

https://whitewatermarineinc.com/about-w ... ter-marine
by Pete
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Leaking from Keel cover
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: Leaking from Keel cover

Best be sealing whatever is leaking and prior to doing so soak any apparent balsa with epoxy. Once leaks are repaired use bolts , washers and lock nuts. Knew of one boat turned on it's side running downwind with board up.Board continued on through trunk with the aid of gravity and being fasting to t...
by Pete
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Other S2 7.9 messages
Topic: Two speed winches only one speed.
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: Two speed winches only one speed.

I use a cheap plastic dish washing tub when servicing winches. Get yourself a dollar store tub, cut a round hole in the bottom in size equal to the bottom winch diameter and place it over the winch before you start tearing down. If any bits go astray they'll end up in the tub.
by Pete
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: 1GM10 questions
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: 1GM10 questions

Sounds like you know what you're doing. I suspect you'll be fine. Good luck and keep us posted.
by Pete
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: 1GM10 questions
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: 1GM10 questions

Regarding your alternator, it's likely cooked but perhaps not a total loss. Take it any starter/alternator automotive shop and if they can't repair can replace. Often it's a simple as replacing a diode. Diesels can often run in either direction as combustion occurs as the result compression only. Di...
by Pete
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: 1GM10 questions
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: 1GM10 questions

Id your boats a shaft and prop setup ? If so you'll not have a place to connect as there is no seal to fail. Think you might be seeing wiring diagram for a sail drive ?
by Pete
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Other S2 7.9 messages
Topic: Hole in hull
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: Hole in hull

Of course it would. Key is to be rid of anything that is wet, moist or damp. Sounds like you'll be fine.
by Pete
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Other S2 7.9 messages
Topic: Hole in hull
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: Hole in hull

You should replace the core. Remove everything that is wet or even damp. If not it'll freeze/thaw and blow your repair out. Not difficult to do. Also, if the day comes when you want to sell a surveyors moisture meter will go off potentially discouraging a prospective buyer. Good luck.
by Pete
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Racing / Tuning & Rigging Tips and Tricks
Topic: mainsail suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Re: mainsail suggestions

I have had good luck with Quantum sails Detroit. Ask for Wally Cross. He spent a lot of time developing sail shapes with folks in Holland Michigan. He has great knowledge.
by Pete
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Air Conditioning
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Air Conditioning

If you find anything please let us know !! Would love to have A/C as well. Gets quite warm & humid in west end of Lake Erie.
Thanks.
by Pete
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Auto Bilge Pump position and routing
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: Auto Bilge Pump position and routing

Manual bilge pump pick up was in bilge immediately forward of center board truck. I wet slip my boat and there's never a drop of water. Boat has no thru hull fittings so likelihood of a leak is very small although possible.
by Pete
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Rudder Gudgeon Bushings
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: Rudder Gudgeon Bushings

I would try J. V. Carr industrial supply house. If you have dimensions they can likely come up with exactly what you need or something close enough that you could modify. I did this years ago with a Kirby 25 rudder post bushing. Was able to replace place plastic bushing with bronze. If not J V Carr ...
by Pete
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Spreader and Shroud Question
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Re: Spreader and Shroud Question

I've heard diesel fuel makes a good penetrant.
by Pete
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Repair, parts and maintenance.
Topic: Outboard Motor Suggestions in 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Re: Outboard Motor Suggestions in 2020

I have the same motor. works very well and burns very little fuel, Pay close attention to starting instructions as to choke. Floods easily so you need to pay CLOSE attention to instructions.