Thanks for following up. Sad to say, I have not gotten it, and in the rush of holiday events and planning along with the joys of everyday life, the whole project had completely slipped out of my head.
I'll let you know if/when it appears.
Got your email. I'd have sent a PM if I'd seen the option to do so. Looking again at the options that come up when I click on your username, is the "start conversation" selection the equivalent of other forums' PM function?
Thanks so much. I suppose I could offer a copper ale when you visit, in order to keep pace with changing copper prices. :D
Beers are definitely on me when you get here. And we do have some summer winds to sail in, as well as some excellent sailors in our local club.
It looks like there's no...
So which one has more wear-and-tear, the deck ring, the plug, or the hand? My boat is newer, but I'm guessing the threads haven't been changed? What would it take to get you to part with such beauties as these?
Thanks for persisting,
That's a very familiar feeling... :). Seems to be connected to the situations where I walk into a room then wonder what I've come there for.
BTW, I google mapped your coordinates. Looks like a really nice place to sail.
Returned the deck plug to the boat I "borrowed" it from and raced on Sunday with a whittled-down wine cork. Worked just fine and had the added bonus of throwing off an attractive little fountain of spray when I got really heeled over. ;-)
I was wondering if that was a standard thread. I'll grab the borrowed plug and try to match it up with something.
I did grab a wine bottle cork as an alternative, but I didn't have time to carve it to fit yesterday.
Not sure why mine didn't have a chain, but it's history. Took it out to drain the hull then forgot where I put it. I stole one out of someone else's boat so I could race yesterday, but I can't keep it.
Anyone have an extra to sell?
Took it out ( I guess it no longer had a keeper chain) to drain the hull after racing a couple of weeks ago and probably set it on the trailer. Got out to the course on Sunday before realizing it wasn't there. Looked all around where I thought the trailer had been parked, but the trailers had...
The ball replacement went too fast for me to get any pictures. My later envisioning of the assembly was essentially correct and it was quite simple. I still can't figure out where the old one disappeared to, but I'm glad to have it functional. Worked like it was supposed to and I turned the...
No, I think I was not picturing the assembly clearly. The balls come in a kit with matching o-rings. In the first sketch under "Bailer Installation" I assumed that the o-ring is the black circle up and left from the ball, and I thought it had to go on the outside of the threaded piece after that...
As I woke up this morning I was thinking about the placement of that gasket. Has to b e done from the bottom, after the bailer is assembled through the hull, right? Not a lot of working room.
Another club member offered me the ball from a complete bailer that I can replace when the ones I...
I wasn't overlooking that simple solution, Wavedancer, just hoping there might be a cheap, creative alternative. Was considering the nitrogen ball in the Guinness Stout can, but didn't have one handy to try. :)