17599Re: [SabreSailboat] Re: Cockpit Seacock Maintenace
- Sep 5, 2008I recruited my 14 year old daughter a few days ago to help me snake wires from my GPS antena mounted on my aft rail to the pedestal. I rewarded her with a new pair of sneakers and some clothes for school. She loved that deal and it warmed my heart to see her working with a ratchet wrench coming up with grease on her elbows. I will have to keep her in mechanic training as I'm 6'2 and 225lbs. If it really gets tight I have a stringbean of a 12 year old available too!Charlie----- Original Message -----From: sid waxSent: Friday, September 05, 2008 8:23 AMSubject: [SabreSailboat] Re: Cockpit Seacock Maintenace
Advil before is actually good advice! My left elbow (I'm left-handed)
is still strained 4 weeks after the event. As skiers know, a bit of
Advil in advance can help keep you loose and reduce inflammmation
before it starts. It is not unlikely, when you make a pretzel out of
yourself like that, that one of the twists won't untwist that
Also, I would not recommend that anyone over 180 lb or 5'10" attempt
the feat, unless you are extremely limber.
--- In Sabresailboat@ yahoogroups. com, "Warren Kaplan"
<setsail728@ ...> wrote:
> The only thing Carter left out was the Advil!!! Take three before
> undertaking this attempt to assume the physiognomy of a pretzel and
> then take a handful after you negotiate extracating yourself from
> bowels of your boat!! Wash both doses down with single malt. Take
> extra swig or two just to make sure!!
> --- In Sabresailboat@ yahoogroups. com, Carter Brey <cbrey@> wrote:
> > Mike,
> > I assume you're talking about the cockpit scupper seacocks.
> > I have a 28, which must have even less room manoeuvring room than
> > 34. But it can be done.
> > My technique is to lower myself slowly into the lazarette (after
> > removed any obstacles stored down there such as fuel jerry cans
> > mothers-in-law) , steering my legs in the direction opposite to the
> > seacock in question. I end up lying on my side facing the
> > feet over on the other side of the lazarette. In this lateral
> > position I find I actually have a good range of motion for work.
> > Be sure to put all the tools you think you may possibly need in a
> > and bring it with you. And John's advice to bring a rag to spread
> > underneath to catch errant fasteners is good.
> > Oh-- don't forget your dogeared copy of the Profanosaurus. And
> > phone. And tie the lazarette hatch open with small stuff.
> > Use the backstay to haul yourself up afterward. You may find you
> need to
> > exit in stages, rotating your body 90 degrees as you emerge from
> > shadowy chrysalis.
> > Best regards,
> > Carter Brey
> > S28 MkII #532 "Delphine"
> > City Island, NY
> > On Sun, 2008-08-31 at 21:58 -0700, Michael Sims wrote:
> > >
> > > I know that someone in this group has had the same problem that
> > > having now, I have a 1986 Sabre Mk II, 34 foot, The port side
> > > apparently has had little maintenance performed on it by the
> > > was trying to clean it today, but I couldn't even reach the
> of it
> > > to remove the nut. The seacock handle, I couldn't move because
> > > stuck. This subject seacock is between the steering housing
> > > compartment, the CNG locker and the fuel tank bulkhead. Has
> > > found a easier way to remove this nut to clean this seacock. I
> > > considering cutting an inspection hole in the bulkhead wall (
> > > other side of the seacock) in the port deep cockpit locker to
> > > the back of this seacock and to remove this nut. This
> > > however would still be 12 inches away from the seacock. I can;t
> > > this inspection hole any closer because of the fuel tank
> > >
> > > Any suggestions?
> > >
> > > Mike
> > > Altomar II
> > > 86 sabre MKII
> > >
> > >
> > >
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