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Pearson 365/367 Yacht Club / Northern Gulf Coast Roll Call
« on: July 09, 2020, 09:03:24 PM »
I don't visit this site nearly enough but see several boats hailing from the Northern Gulf.  I keep 364 Salty Dog on Perdido Bay. Who is nearby?

Chandlery / 2 free hatches
« on: February 14, 2020, 09:13:06 AM »
I have 2 rebuildable hatches available to anyone willing to pay for shipping. 

Does anyone have any insights to installing a raymarine linear drive autopilot? I understand Garner had a great writeup on his old website but it appears it has been closed.

Chandlery / Mizzen and mizzen staysail.
« on: September 23, 2018, 12:17:53 PM »
I have converted my ketch to a sloop and have the mizzen mast, standing rigging, mizzen staysail, and available. The staysail appears to never have been used but I cannot verify that as it came with the boat when I bought it.

Pearson 365/367 Mechanic Shop / Lightning strike
« on: June 10, 2018, 10:36:34 PM »
Well Salty Dog has been hit. Who has been through this and what are the not so obvious things I need to check out. So far all the electronics are fried and the tachometer does not work. Engine seems to run fine.

Pearson 365/367 Mechanic Shop / Overheating 1 408
« on: May 27, 2018, 01:58:47 PM »
I know this subject has been covered from a couple of angles but I need some advice. Running at 1800 I can stay at or near 180. Anything more and she starts to overheat. Back it down and she will drop back to 180ish. Thus far I have checked the strainer which was not fouled, checked the raw water pump and it seems to be functioning ( I get a stream of about the diameter of my pinky maybe a little larger) so I turned my attention to the HX and the fresh water system. Just before I pulled the HX I checked the antifreeze in the expansion tank and noticed a thin layer of gel at the bottom of the tank. The color was yellow not brown or red so I don't think it was a result of mixing ethyl glycol with dex. My gut is telling me this could be the source of the problem. So I assume a antifreeze flush is in order, what is the best product and process? I also assume it would better to do the flush and then pull the HX? Maybe the flush will allow me to avoid pulling the HX? Also has anyone upsized their HX?

Pearson 365/367 Mechanic Shop / Paragon SAOD what not to do.
« on: June 17, 2017, 11:18:16 AM »
This was mentioned before but I missed it because it was near the end of a previous tread. I want this to be top and center to anyone looking to repair a SAOD. While researching someone to repair my saod I ran across American Transmission David Layman. After my nightmare I discovered that American Transmission is no longer a business in good standing in Md and shut down. The calls get forwarded to Daves cell phone where he will tell you to ship it to his new address which happens to be his home. Of course the victim (me) does not know any of this. My first clue of trouble was when he sent me pictures of the tyranny on his work bench which happened to be the tailgate of his pick up. Being the fool that I can be I sent him payment to rebuild anyway. That was nearly three months ago. After he had it for 5 weeks he quit returning calls and I was on the verge of reporting him for wire fraud which carries the sting of a federal crime as he sent me a photocopy bill via text for work he was not intending to do. As he had my tranny and my money I decided to try and track him down instead. Most crooks are not very smart (and apparently neither am I) so I was to track him to his current employer. Once he realized I knew where he worked, which could be trouble for him, he promised he would send it by the end of the week. Well three weeks later still no tranny. Finially, to rub insult into injury he sent it back freight collect after I had already paid him to ship it.  I am now terrified as to what work he actually did but at least I will have the tranny back. All I can say is the guy lies when the truth sounds better and a fool and his money are easily parted. If you use this guy after reading this then you are a fool.

After doing extensive bottom refurbishment last winter/spring we noticed a small amount of water weeping from the bottom of the skeg last week. We drilled a few holes and extracted about a 1/2 gallon of water from the hollow. Does anybody have any experience with the rudder skeg or know anything about it's construction?
Thanks in advance
Billy Ellis
Salty Dog

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