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Ports & Hatches / Re: Deck Hatches
« on: May 15, 2011, 09:11:06 PM »
Either way is fine by me.  Consider this permission!

Boat Handling / Re: "Sailing" at anchor...
« on: May 14, 2011, 12:08:59 AM »
Our previous boat did this if we didn't tie off the tiller.

Try clamping the wheel with it centered.

Ports & Hatches / Re: Deck Hatches
« on: May 12, 2011, 01:39:59 PM »
The hatches were made by Bomar.  They are Bomar's 100 series.

I have full specs and part numbers on my website:

Bomar is now part of Gray/Pompanette.
As of 2010, these hatches and parts were still available.

Engine and Drive Train / Poll: Shaft sizes
« on: May 10, 2011, 11:56:34 AM »
Just wondering if my PO changed the shaft dia when he upgraded it to SS.  Mine is 1 1/8" and that seems unusual.

Engine and Drive Train / Stuffing Box
« on: May 10, 2011, 11:51:52 AM »
Anybody come up with a good solution for stuffing box wrenches for our hard-to-get-to stuffing box nuts under the v-drive?

I've been wresteling with this for a week. 

I was thinking of cutting off the handles from a couple of sink trap wrenches to get them to fit.

I also just picked up a wraparound "chain" wrench to try.

Sails and Canvas / Re: Mainsail slugs
« on: April 18, 2011, 02:14:01 PM »
The bottom part of the luff on the main on Now or Never! is not attached to the mast directly with slugs.  Instead, the slugs are attached to a line that is threaded through the cringles on the main.  I really don't understand why this is.  Can anyone explain this to me?  The line gets hooked around the reefing hook when I raise the sail and prevents it from going up.  This is a nuisance since I then have to go forward to unsnag the line.  This kind of negates the reason for leading the halyard back to the cockpit.  Why couldn't I eliminate the line and attach the sail directly to the mast with slugs?

I have exactly this same rig, and I experience the same fouling problem.  I never understood the purpose of it.  The sail is quite new (thanks to the PO), and is quite stiff and slippery.

Plumbing and Galley Systems / Fresh Water Cooling HX Location
« on: April 15, 2011, 04:04:11 PM »
Since we now have a freshly rebuilt engine in Dolce Vita, I'm in the process of converting to fresh Water Cooling.

I'm curious as to where other P-323 owners have mounted their heat exchangers. 
Pictures would be very helpful!

I have the "upside-down L" style of heat exchanger.  My current plan is to install a plank
between the two upright frames ahead of the fuel tank, and mount the HX on it,
with its fill cap (on the short arm of the "L")  protruding through the perf board
and into the starbord sail locker for easy access.

Hey Red.

  There's a huge wealth of information available on the Atomic 4 at the Moyer Marine web site:

Search the forum. You'll find tons of stuff on ingition systems.  I have always favored electronic
ignition. Points can be such a problem source in a marine environment.

That having been said, it's always wise to carry a spare set of points along in case of
failure of the electronics.

As for performance under power, the general consensus is that a well-tuned A-4 will consume
about 1 gallon per hour at cruising speeds.

@(^.^)@  Ed Criscuolo
1977 P-323 #42 "Dolce Vita"
with rebuilt Atomic-4

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