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  • Snort maintenance

    Hello,

    I would like to know how to keep my snort float free moving. Would I be right to put silicon grease on the main induction tube? Would this need to be done after every sailing?

    Regards

    Pawly

  • #2
    By 'free moving' I have to assume you are talking about the sliding action of the float with the induction tube running through it. Do not grease or oil this as that will gum up in cold water. Use no grease or oil on the induction tube or the brass tube that makes up the bore of the float itself. If there is binding in the mechanism when it's installed, then you likely the float is making contact with the inside of the sail somewhere.

    If there is binding off-model then run a 1/8" round-file (most big box stores carry them -- used by chain-saw users) through the floats brass tube bore A few strokes, then wad up a piece of scotch-bright pad and push it through the bore a few times.





    David
    "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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    • #3
      Thanks David. Will do that this week.

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      • #4
        I'm diggin' the purple nail polish, Dave. Very stylish.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by SubHuman View Post
          I'm diggin' the purple nail polish, Dave. Very stylish.
          Ah .... forum decorum forbids further comment. By the way, my assistant is simply outraged by that uncalled for, unsolicited, mean-spirited comment. Hurrumph!

          David
          "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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          • #6
            Speaking of nail polish, I knew a wood carver who specialized in fish. He would put a spot of white nail polish on a finger to use for color correction when catching fish for "Research".
            If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SubHuman View Post
              I'm diggin' the purple nail polish, Dave. Very stylish.
              not the first time photos of Dave have been seen with nail polish, he get defensive;)

              Next time someone points out it takes 42 muscles to frown, point out it will only take 4 muscles to b1tch slap them if they tell you how mnay muscles you need to smile:pop

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              • #8
                Originally posted by trout View Post
                Speaking of nail polish, I knew a wood carver who specialized in fish. He would put a spot of white nail polish on a finger to use for color correction when catching fish for "Research".
                Did he also wear a pink tutu to compensate for water density?

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                • #9
                  This is all very helpful for the snort maintenance. Does it matter what colour nail polish? I only got green.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Pawly View Post
                    This is all very helpful for the snort maintenance. Does it matter what colour nail polish? I only got green.
                    I think its not the color but which finger we paint before we do the snort maintenance
                    ... a computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me with kickboxing!!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by matthewnimmo View Post

                      I think its not the color but which finger we paint before we do the snort maintenance
                      (this is getting Waaaayyyy out of hand!).

                      David
                      "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                      • #12
                        What colour are the other fingernails?

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                        • #13
                          All help is appreciated for this skimmer Capt. learning the hiding capabilities of these boats.

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                          • #14
                            Thanks David, went that little bit extra and Brasso'd both tubes, works great.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Pawly View Post
                              Thanks David, went that little bit extra and Brasso'd both tubes, works great.
                              Excellent, sir. Keep us informed on how it goes.

                              David
                              "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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