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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Update for today: Went down to Petrel after work with the goal of pulling off the old oil filter base. One way or another it has to come off, whether I keep going with the adapter I have or buy the...
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    Re: Pros/cons of all chain

    ^^ A very sound plan!
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    Re: Pros/cons of all chain

    Very nice! Any particular destination in mind?
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Ah - but it’s different. The part I have is for a cartridge filter and I’m adapting it to spin on using an aftermarket kit. The part on eBay is the correct DD part for a spin on filter with no...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    A reasonable concern Dody, but I think it will be fine. The aluminum component is an original Detroit Diesel part number for my engine and I'd much rather have the correct OEM piece than an...
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    Re: I've done it again! "My Girl"

    Wow. I've been following quietly but have to chime in to say that My Girl is stunning. Beautiful simplicity, which is exactly how I think of Hand designs in general. No fuss. Just a few perfect lines...
  7. Re: Wood - Plywood - Epoxy bond, re-building my ketch Tonga

    :) I'll also add that good ear protection made a huge difference in my appreciation of the circular saw. It's much less tiresome if you don't have to listen to the d***ed thing shrieking all day.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Oh hey - nice find! Yeah that does seem like the right part. And a much better option than continuing to fuss with this adapter. I want to have a look at the base I have now to make sure that the...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Good point. That was part of the problem with my shaft log issues on Temptation as well. Engines were misaligned by a good 3/8" and there was no way to raise the front enough to align them with the...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Interesting! Link?
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Hmmm. Somehow I don't see restoring old fishing boats becoming the national pastime, even if it were easy.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Yup. Handy, no? :)



    That's the plan. Remote mount as the last option though. It's actually in a decent place for regular servicing mounted on the engine, despite the hassle of sorting out this...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Ah - that's much better than I had been thinking. In that case it seems more in the monitor-now-fix-later category? It sounds like a major or unexpected failure is not likely. The stuffing box isn't...
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    Re: Fliptail 7 Folding Dinghy Build

    Sounds like a plan to me Alex. I'll be interested to hear how it all comes together.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Hmmm. Sounds like the stuffing box bolts are not holding in the end of the shaft log? That's a tough one. It might be something you could get away with monitoring and fixing the next time you haul...
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    Re: Curtains and cushions

    Interesting and relevant thread on Trawler Forum right now: http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/s3/stamskin-one-fabric-39515.html

    Illustrates one potential problem with some fabrics (or at least...
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    Re: The cutest schooner - listed in WB

    Out of curiosity, since I don't know much about sailing anything larger than a dinghy, why would a schooner be more complicated to sail than a ketch? Plenty of ketches in that size range (H28 to...
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    Re: Fliptail 7 Folding Dinghy Build

    Beautiful Alex! Re: stowage. I'm seeing a flat canvas case for the "flat pack", including the rudder and leeboard, with a separate sewn-on canvas sleeve for the spars on one side and a pouch for the...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Thanks navydog! That's a generous offer. I'm going to see if there is a simpler option first but if not I may take you up on it.



    Yes - that's it. And yes, pretty crusty. I'm hesitant to wire...
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    That looks pretty good to me Dody. I had to come to terms with my circular saw as well. It used to be the last tool I'd reach for - I would rather spend twenty minutes ripping with a handsaw than...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    True but I don't think that the correct thickness gaskets are available off the shelf. For the inner gasket there are just two options, thin and thick. The thinner one it definitely better since the...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Oh right - yes, same thing as the filter base on the block of a car/truck motor. I think I know what the problem is. Not sure I have a solution yet though. Going to sleep on it and take another pass...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Hm. Well they don't go between the adapter and the block? They go between the adapter and the filter base, which is then fastened to the block with its own gasket. Which I haven't touched. The inner...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    I talked to Baldwin today actually. No help there. It's a generic adapter and no one there has any experience putting it on a DD 3-53. And no to form-a-gasket or other goop. That would cause way more...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Sure, but then what? Hunt around the back shelves of Covich Williams for a set of gaskets that will work? Make my own? Either option is possible but seems like way more work than this project really...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Denise, that photo is of a very similar adapter that is being sold on eBay. It's not the Baldwin setup I have but it's pretty close. And actually both the large and the small gaskets go between the...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    I love the SRX. I've had three or four of them at various times. Rode one across the country from Washington D.C. to Seattle in 1990 (not the best tool for that job but I was 22 and didn't know any...
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    Re: Curtains and cushions

    I think the OP is working on a Grand Banks? Sunbrella is a good choice but I suspect there are other fabrics that would work fine as well given that it’s unlikely to see green water on a passage to...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Yes, good point. Having that info would at least cut down the number of possible causes by half. Ok that's the next step then. No need to paint it white though. The aluminum casting of the adapter...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Thanks Garret. It's just as helpful to know what I *shouldn't* do as what I should do. So don't whale on the filter with the biggest wrench I can find. Ok! I like your idea of shutting off just as...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Not the filter I think, since it's been a problem with two completely different filters. Still working on it...



    Ah well. They have to come back sometime!



    No this one Denise. The...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    That's probably the best plan but I remember how much I loved lying on the settee in the cockpit while underway on St. Brendan, the boat we lived on when I was a kid. A great place to sit and watch...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Good advice - thanks Dody. I will restrain my destructive impulses! More later once I've had a chance to take another pass at the oil filter.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    And an interesting update from the boatdiesel forum. A member there suggests that I may be using the wrong outer gasket. The cartridge filter (and the adapter) comes with a rubber o-ring seal and a...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    I don't know Denise? Seems like the adapter is ok and it came with what I consider to be pretty detailed instructions for something with only two major pieces to it, plus some seals and washers....
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Thanks Dody. You're right - the space is tight and the light is bad. But the real challenge is that the engine is so rusty and dirty that it's almost impossible to keep bits of debris from getting in...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Great day out Jim. I foresee the need for some wide cockpit benches/settees in your future though :)
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Interesting. I hadn't thought of that. In fact the adaptor came with two inner o-rings, a thin one and a thick one. The thin one was supposed to be used for some specific casting number that there...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    That's definitely worth a visit to have a look! She's another boat I like a lot. I had the whitehall tied up at her dock at Ewing St. a couple of summers ago and rowed by her all the time. I'll have...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Ok then!
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    And lastly, for now at least, an update on the oil filter situation. I picked up a couple of gallons of Delo 100 and got down to the boat this afternoon to test out the new filter setup. Topped up...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    That makes sense except that when I lay a batten down so that it lies flat against the planking it meets the frame at the top and bottom but not in the middle. Does it matter that I'm sistering aft...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Yeah, that would have been handy if I could just get a shorter filter. No chance. New fuel line it is!





    Thanks for the NeBar recommendation Ron. I did know about them but they had not come...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Thanks navydog I think you mentioned something like this a while back and I missed the implication entirely because I was stuck on the "Tips from a Shipwright" video where they beveled one of the...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Ha, "forward is the new aft!" I like it.

    I do wonder how the oarlock position is going to work out though? A fore and aft seat would solve that problem but I'm not sure how you will propel it the...
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    Some nice shots of Duffy from the Olympia Wooden Boat Show just showed up in my FB feed:

    http://www.olywoodenboat.org/owbf/2018Files/2018PixGallery/n_083.jpg
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Unfortunately that already *is* the B105 though. It was obvious that the B95 was never going to work so I exchanged it before I started the project. No - that’s the correct filter alright. It’s just...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    I might take you up on that Ron. But even better if I could get an intro to the owner and go aboard. I might drop them a note. I see she also has her own website:http://www.barnacle1932.com/
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Got it. Will do.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Ha! Thanks navydog. I was just thinking about that exact process last night and wondering if it would work so I could clear out the extra sisters in the water. Great to have an expert weigh in on it....
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