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  • Joe Brown
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    Message 1 of 50 , Dec 9, 2012
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      On Oct 26, 2011, at 10:17 AM, "Jeffrey Beardsley" <jeffrey.beardsley@...> wrote:

      > The crane is always the safest and cheapest route if it's available to you.
      > They will probably put it back the same way.
      >
      > And, there is nothing wrong with an A4 shaped crater; it won't damage the
      > ground. Besides, it'll have a "Jon" to cushion the fall. See, no problem!
      >
      > <duck>
      >
      > Best Regards
      >
      > Jeffrey Beardsley
      >
      > SV Honu
      >
      > Newport 33
      >
      > Port of Everett, WA
      >
      > From: newportsailboats@yahoogroups.com
      > [mailto:newportsailboats@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of ript75
      > Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 4:37 PM
      > To: newportsailboats@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [Newport Sailboats] Re: 74 n30 II update ...A4 removal
      >
      > Mike,
      >
      > Thanks for the info. As it turns out, I arrived at the marina today in time
      > to talk to the yard crew (usually they're long gone by the time I get there
      > in the afternoons). The head guy said he could have it out very easily with
      > their crane. My boat is on the hard, so it's the distance to the ground that
      > I have been worried about. They charge $65.00 an hour straight fee. I have
      > the engine off the mounts and in the gangway so it won't take them long to
      > lift it out. Up to this point I had been brainstorming about how to do this
      > safely. I decided to go the crane route. It's that 8 to 9 foot drop that's
      > got me foiled. I could see that the swing to a dock would be fairly easy.
      > But I'm afraid I'll end up with an A4 shaped crater.
      >
      > Regards,
      >
      > Jon
      >
      > --- In newportsailboats@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:newportsailboats%40yahoogroups.com> , "Mike Gunning" <mike@...>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > Jon,
      > > We have taken out 4 A4s and three diesel and were able to use the boom to
      > remove them all except for the Mariner 31 which had a wooden mast and boom.
      > The A4 is a bit heavy but again we took it out of my Newport 30 without a
      > hitch.
      > > - Cover any of the wood with heavy material like carpeting.
      > > - Use the two loops on the head to attach and raise the motor.
      > > - Use a come-along with main and jib haylards and topping lift supporting
      > the boom. Cover the boom with protection and simple straps tight against the
      > main (space will become you enemy as you yank it)>
      > > - With the come-along from the boom, begin to jack it up to get her free
      > of the engine mounts (the rear starboard engine mount is almost always the
      > most difficult to remove and may need to be ground out).
      > > - Slide the motor forward into the salon from the stringers and onto a
      > piece to 2X6 until it is free to be raised up in the salon.
      > > - Once up to the level of the opening, push it back into the cockpit and
      > block it up.
      > > - Rearrange the come-along and get her high enough to be swung over the
      > side. The boat will heel over as you swing the boom. Easily guided by a
      > couple of guys. Lower onto a good dolly.
      > > - Be sure to wrap the motor in heavy plastic to prevent fuel and oil from
      > getting into the water or on the decks.
      > > If you want to see a couple of pictures, visit my website and you will see
      > an A4 in the air above the companionway.
      > >
      > > Noticed that the compression was low in number 1. That has not been our
      > experience as it is usually number 3 that goes bad because it does not get
      > good cooling. You might have a valve stuck open.
      > > If you need a new block, be careful to check them out as there are a lot
      > of bad blocks being offered as good.
      > > Mike
      > > Electric Yachts of Southern California
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In newportsailboats@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:newportsailboats%40yahoogroups.com> , "ript75" <ript75@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Hello Everyone,
      > > >
      > > > Today I started removing her A4. The engine was siezed but I got it
      > freed up(previous posts). I had to do some work on the starter...replace the
      > brushes and holders, and a new solenoid. Once that was done I was able to do
      > a compression test.
      > > > Dry test results are #1 0 psi, #2 0 psi, #3 90 psi,#4 110 psi. Wet test
      > had marked improvement in 2,3 and 4, but still 0 psi at 1. #4 got up 160
      > psi.
      > > > So it is rebuild time. I have the motor off of it's mount and in the
      > cabin. Next Saturday I will get it off the boat... Not an easy undertaking,
      > but doable. Any suggestions or "know how" will be appreciated.
      > > > With the engine out I'll have easy access to the aft bilge area for a
      > thorough inspection of the thru hulls, stuffing box, etc... So my work is
      > cut out for me. Havin' a blast and lovin' life. :o)
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Regards,
      > > >
      > > > Jon
      > > >
      > >
      >
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      >
      >


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    • Joe Brown
      This is what I ended up with for new ports (if the photo comes through). Let me know if it doesn t make it. I m trying to do this from my smart(?) phone. ...
      Message 50 of 50 , Dec 11, 2012
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        This is what I ended up with for new ports (if the photo comes through).
        Let me know if it doesn't make it. I'm trying to do this from my smart(?) phone.

        On Dec 11, 2012, at 9:28 AM, Patrick McGovern <patrickmcgovern@...> wrote:

        > I went with tinted glass. It took the curves of the hull without undo
        > stress. Mark ads a third seal into the sandwich to make it more water tight.
        > It has been over a year without a drop of water penetrating inside.
        >
        > A dry Bilge is a happy bilge
        >
        > Pat
        > Pat McGovern
        >
        > PatrickMcGovern@...
        >
        > PANACEA
        >
        > 1973 Newport 30II Hull # 409
        >
        > Harlem Yacht Club
        >
        > City Island, NY, NY, 10464
        >
        > -----Original Message-----
        > From: newportsailboats@yahoogroups.com
        > [mailto:newportsailboats@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Randall Peterson
        > Sent: Monday, December 10, 2012 11:52 PM
        > To: Newport List
        > Subject: RE: [Newport Sailboats] Hey Jeff, is this you? Long way from
        > Everett.
        >
        > As others have said, Mark Plastics is the source of original windows and
        > frames in both plexiglass and tempered glass. Glass is a bit of a problem
        > since the front windows actually have slight curves, and you can't bend
        > glass. Requires some creative shimming. The crazing is caused by improper
        > cleaning. Using ammonia (Windex) or alcohol products is death to the
        > windows. I haven't heard of anyone tinting, but I suppose it could be
        > done.Randy, G32 Sapo Verde, Puget Sound
        >
        > To: newportsailboats@yahoogroups.com
        > From: mccracke@...
        > Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2012 12:12:14 -0700
        > Subject: Re: [Newport Sailboats] Hey Jeff, is this you? Long way from
        > Everett.
        >
        > Howdy,
        >
        > I have a Gulf 32 also in Everett so I followed your thread with interest. I
        > keep mine in storage during the Winter since I live in Rifle, Colorado.
        > Then, I live on the boat in Everett Marina and sail around Puget Sound all
        > of July and August.
        >
        > By the way, do you folks have trouble with crazing of the windows. My
        > windows in the wheelhouse are badly crazed, and I was told that I couldn't
        > have them tinted because they are made of acrylic. Any suggestions?
        >
        > Hope to see you in Everett this summer,
        >
        > Ken McCracken
        >
        > ----- Original Message -----
        >
        > From: Jeffrey Beardsley
        >
        > To: newportsailboats@yahoogroups.com
        >
        > Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2012 8:41 AM
        >
        > Subject: RE: [Newport Sailboats] Hey Jeff, is this you? Long way from
        > Everett.
        >
        > Yep this is me!
        >
        > Long way from Everett? Uh Everett is only, uh, let's see, 0 miles from
        > Everett!
        >
        > Best Regards
        >
        > Jeffrey Beardsley
        >
        > SV Honu
        >
        > Newport 33
        >
        > Port of Everett, WA
        >
        > From: newportsailboats@yahoogroups.com
        > [mailto:newportsailboats@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Joe Brown
        >
        > Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2012 7:18 AM
        >
        > To: newportsailboats@yahoogroups.com
        >
        > Subject: [Newport Sailboats] Hey Jeff, is this you? Long way from Everett.
        >
        > On Oct 26, 2011, at 10:17 AM, "Jeffrey Beardsley"
        > <jeffrey.beardsley@... <mailto:jeffrey.beardsley%40comcast.net> >
        > wrote:
        >
        > > The crane is always the safest and cheapest route if it's available to
        > > you.
        >
        > > They will probably put it back the same way.
        >
        > >
        >
        > > And, there is nothing wrong with an A4 shaped crater; it won't damage
        > the
        >
        > > ground. Besides, it'll have a "Jon" to cushion the fall. See, no
        > problem!
        >
        > >
        >
        > > <duck>
        >
        > >
        >
        > > Best Regards
        >
        > >
        >
        > > Jeffrey Beardsley
        >
        > >
        >
        > > SV Honu
        >
        > >
        >
        > > Newport 33
        >
        > >
        >
        > > Port of Everett, WA
        >
        > >
        >
        > > From: newportsailboats@yahoogroups.com
        > <mailto:newportsailboats%40yahoogroups.com>
        >
        > > [mailto:newportsailboats@yahoogroups.com
        > <mailto:newportsailboats%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of ript75
        >
        > > Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 4:37 PM
        >
        > > To: newportsailboats@yahoogroups.com
        > <mailto:newportsailboats%40yahoogroups.com>
        >
        > > Subject: [Newport Sailboats] Re: 74 n30 II update ...A4 removal
        >
        > >
        >
        > > Mike,
        >
        > >
        >
        > > Thanks for the info. As it turns out, I arrived at the marina today in
        > time
        >
        > > to talk to the yard crew (usually they're long gone by the time I get
        > there
        >
        > > in the afternoons). The head guy said he could have it out very easily
        > with
        >
        > > their crane. My boat is on the hard, so it's the distance to the ground
        > that
        >
        > > I have been worried about. They charge $65.00 an hour straight fee. I
        > have
        >
        > > the engine off the mounts and in the gangway so it won't take them long
        > to
        >
        > > lift it out. Up to this point I had been brainstorming about how to do
        > this
        >
        > > safely. I decided to go the crane route. It's that 8 to 9 foot drop
        > that's
        >
        > > got me foiled. I could see that the swing to a dock would be fairly
        > easy.
        >
        > > But I'm afraid I'll end up with an A4 shaped crater.
        >
        > >
        >
        > > Regards,
        >
        > >
        >
        > > Jon
        >
        > >
        >
        > > --- In newportsailboats@yahoogroups.com
        > <mailto:newportsailboats%40yahoogroups.com>
        >
        > > <mailto:newportsailboats%40yahoogroups.com> , "Mike Gunning" <mike@...>
        >
        > > wrote:
        >
        > > >
        >
        > > > Jon,
        >
        > > > We have taken out 4 A4s and three diesel and were able to use the boom
        > to
        >
        > > remove them all except for the Mariner 31 which had a wooden mast and
        > boom.
        >
        > > The A4 is a bit heavy but again we took it out of my Newport 30 without
        > a
        >
        > > hitch.
        >
        > > > - Cover any of the wood with heavy material like carpeting.
        >
        > > > - Use the two loops on the head to attach and raise the motor.
        >
        > > > - Use a come-along with main and jib haylards and topping lift
        > supporting
        >
        > > the boom. Cover the boom with protection and simple straps tight against
        > the
        >
        > > main (space will become you enemy as you yank it)>
        >
        > > > - With the come-along from the boom, begin to jack it up to get her
        > free
        >
        > > of the engine mounts (the rear starboard engine mount is almost always
        > the
        >
        > > most difficult to remove and may need to be ground out).
        >
        > > > - Slide the motor forward into the salon from the stringers and onto a
        >
        > > piece to 2X6 until it is free to be raised up in the salon.
        >
        > > > - Once up to the level of the opening, push it back into the cockpit
        > and
        >
        > > block it up.
        >
        > > > - Rearrange the come-along and get her high enough to be swung over
        > the
        >
        > > side. The boat will heel over as you swing the boom. Easily guided by a
        >
        > > couple of guys. Lower onto a good dolly.
        >
        > > > - Be sure to wrap the motor in heavy plastic to prevent fuel and oil
        > from
        >
        > > getting into the water or on the decks.
        >
        > > > If you want to see a couple of pictures, visit my website and you will
        > see
        >
        > > an A4 in the air above the companionway.
        >
        > > >
        >
        > > > Noticed that the compression was low in number 1. That has not been
        > our
        >
        > > experience as it is usually number 3 that goes bad because it does not
        > get
        >
        > > good cooling. You might have a valve stuck open.
        >
        > > > If you need a new block, be careful to check them out as there are a
        > lot
        >
        > > of bad blocks being offered as good.
        >
        > > > Mike
        >
        > > > Electric Yachts of Southern California
        >
        > > >
        >
        > > >
        >
        > > > --- In newportsailboats@yahoogroups.com
        > <mailto:newportsailboats%40yahoogroups.com>
        >
        > > <mailto:newportsailboats%40yahoogroups.com> , "ript75" <ript75@> wrote:
        >
        > > > >
        >
        > > > >
        >
        > > > >
        >
        > > > >
        >
        > > > >
        >
        > > > >
        >
        > > > > Hello Everyone,
        >
        > > > >
        >
        > > > > Today I started removing her A4. The engine was siezed but I got it
        >
        > > freed up(previous posts). I had to do some work on the starter...replace
        > the
        >
        > > brushes and holders, and a new solenoid. Once that was done I was able
        > to do
        >
        > > a compression test.
        >
        > > > > Dry test results are #1 0 psi, #2 0 psi, #3 90 psi,#4 110 psi. Wet
        > test
        >
        > > had marked improvement in 2,3 and 4, but still 0 psi at 1. #4 got up 160
        >
        > > psi.
        >
        > > > > So it is rebuild time. I have the motor off of it's mount and in the
        >
        > > cabin. Next Saturday I will get it off the boat... Not an easy
        > undertaking,
        >
        > > but doable. Any suggestions or "know how" will be appreciated.
        >
        > > > > With the engine out I'll have easy access to the aft bilge area for
        > a
        >
        > > thorough inspection of the thru hulls, stuffing box, etc... So my work
        > is
        >
        > > cut out for me. Havin' a blast and lovin' life. :o)
        >
        > > > >
        >
        > > > >
        >
        > > > > Regards,
        >
        > > > >
        >
        > > > > Jon
        >
        > > > >
        >
        > > >
        >
        > >
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