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  1. tomsailmaker
    06-25-2015 10:25 PM
    Neil I hadn't been on the Moyer site for some time as I was moving my boat down to New Port and now I haven't seen you post for some time. I hope all is well with you and that you come back and join the site soon
    I really miss your expertise and knowledge that you offer to the rest of us users. I am hoping you are just taking a vacation or some such thing. Please let me know whats going on, I miss you!.
  2. Launchpad McQ
    03-16-2014 04:42 PM
    Launchpad McQ
    Hi Neal!
    I'm admiring your "pre FWC" fresh water tee fitting on your water pump
    Is that a collection Moyer parts or something Home Depot-ized? I ask because aside from wanting one for future engine flushes, my raw water through-hull just broke off in my hand a couple weeks ago so I'll need to do my post-overhaul preliminary engine runs with a different source of water until I can get the through-hull sorted out.

    Jonathan AKA Launchpad McQ
  3. tomsailmaker
    02-02-2014 11:51 PM
    Neil Thanks for the info and measurements,should fit into the smaller instrument control panel nicely. I had been thinking of making a back cover to protect the gauges any way. I had such good luck with my recessed, choke cable I thought why not. Still need to mount it- a little MACHO putty,cabo and polyester resin, and shoot it with jell coat that will cover a few holes.
    I sent my E mail and got to thinking that calling the Early Warning Device, IDIOT LIGHTS might be offensive and I sure didn't mean it that way. I will take any warning / pre- warning I can get. I am going to try and get up that way Tues and Wed Or Wed and Thurs and I will try and swing by in my dink . if your there that would be great but I cant count on my being there. I do look forward to meeting you
    Went by Crystliner the other day and they have sold out and changed the name. Dont know if there still building boats / they do sell resin and glass still. Costa Mesa is no longer the Fiberglass capital of world
  4. ndutton
    02-02-2014 03:53 PM
    Thanks Tom, it was quite a project that took a little over two years. Monitored parameters and trip points were all of Don's choosing. I initially sent him a prototype system with only three lights (oil, temp and raw water flow) and he loved it so much he came back with two more (coil input voltage and fuel pressure). He and I would love to do more but price was always an underlying concern. About 3 years ago we were working on a much more elaborate system with memory too but the price quickly approached a couple of grand. To be able to do what we've done at under $200 was no easy task.

    The dimensions of the indicator panel are 1˝" high and 3˝" wide. A drilling template is included in the instructions. You really should have 2˝" clear in the back to avoid stressing the lights. You might consider fashioning a protective shield or guard back there.

    If you like we could meet and you can see one up close before purchasing.
  5. tomsailmaker
    02-02-2014 03:24 PM
    Neil The new IDIOT LIGHT panel looks great and what a real good idea. I am working up my 2 new "control panels" for my instruments and wonder what the size of the light bar is and how deep the panel sticks out {depth with wire). I am thinking of putting it in the smaller control panel 7.5wide x 7.0high. The depth is the real-problem as it will stick out into the lazerett locker and blocks access. You and Don have come up with something we should all have GOOD JOB
  6. fred bertoni
    07-07-2013 10:36 AM
    fred bertoni
    I'm a new member to the forum & I noticed your reply re. the throttle tension & the link you sent. I am looking for a throttle cable for my 1976 Islander. There was a cable listed in the link you sent (Jamestown Dist.), do you know if that would work by any chance?
  7. Dave Neptune
    06-15-2013 11:14 AM
    Dave Neptune
    Hey Neil, are you going to be out and bout on the boat tomorrow? I will be taking the family up your way to see the "Big Mo" and a tour of the Cerritos channel. I may even stop at the C/M to see another friend on an end tie in the outer basin. I will have the radio and my hand held on 16 as usual.

  8. tomsailmaker
    05-23-2013 03:18 PM
    Neil Hi I was looking at the blog about warm regulators and noticed your answer about battery switches and that you leave one battery on. I was looking at your wiring drawing this AM and was wondering about the bilge pump / gas sniffer and why you didn't hard wire them direct to the battery. I love your answers and always read your reply to questions,always good correct (far as I know) information. I have a thousand questions that I am sure you can answer but this is not the time as I gotta walk the dogs then go finish cutting some teak fair-leads to run the jib halyards back to the cockpit did you see that Mac Gregor has stopped production, WOW. If you get to my neighbor hood (dock) stop buy, I am at the Cabrillo Way Marina out Miner on Tier M number 08. An Ericson 32 white with a dark blue boot and WL stripe the 4th slip off the bulkhead or if you stop buy the Doyle sails loft at Minney;s swap-meet on the 5th? may be we will can hook up I look forward to meeting you.
  9. LA Sail
    04-24-2013 06:29 PM
    LA Sail
    Hi Neil:

    I've had a Cal29 for several years now and it is getting tough to raise the main. I went up top a couple years back and the sheaves looked alright and I lubed them. Now the last ten feet is like a tug of war, so I am going to replace them and the halyards. You probably built this 74 sailing machine, so do you have any suggestions in my performing this replacement/repair? I am looking for the easiest and most long lasting fix.

    Thanks and I enjoy reading your posts.

  10. ndutton
    06-09-2012 09:08 AM

    Mine is an Edson. Edson has an excellent, although pricey, supply of parts and will sell direct.

    For your era boat as far as I can remember there were only two companies providing pedestals to the sailboat manufacturers an they resembled each other so closely you couldn't visually tell them apart. The other company was Yacht Specialties. They were eventually bought by Merriman and operated for a while under the blended name. You'll sometimes see the name abbreviated on the forums as YS. If you think you have a Yacht Specialties pedestal try contacting these guys:
    they claim to have parts.

    One other company was Whitlock but I've never heard of them used on production boats.

    Good luck

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    San Pedro, CA
    Torrance, CA
    Lifetime boater, worked at SoCal sailboat mfrs in the 70's, built my own Westsail 32 in the 80's.
    Electrical Contractor, 42 yrs.
    Boating, diving, U/W photography, woodworking. All around know-it-all and PITA.
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    1977 Catalina 30
    San Pedro, California
    prior boats 1987 Westsail 32, 1970 Catalina 22
    Had my hands in a few others


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