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Is your site down or is the trouble on my end?

Bud Taplin

Service provider is having a problem. I hope they will get it fixed today.

Bud Taplin

As of today, Tuesday the 28th, both my website and email are working.


Did you get my previous post re:maxprops et.al?
Mark "BelleFiore"#561

Bud Taplin

Mark, The history that I have on the boat is that she was originally built by Robert Shaw in Long Beach, CA and named Pisces. She was then owned by Alex Dartany, and named Taina. The next owner was Eric Thevenaz, and I surveyed the boat for him in 1993. He sold the boat to Laurie Snyder, then she sold it to Phillipe Beltran. The boat was advertised for sale on my website in 2003 by Beltran, and sold to you, however Beltran has never paid me for the ad, despite many letters I sent to him for payment. Fortunatly, not too many Westsail owners have stiffed me for unpaid invoices.

Regarding the prop. I am not sure what the setting should be for a Volvo MD-17 engine, but probably about 16 degrees of pitch. You do have to assemble the prop on the shaft, and set the pitch while hauled out. You might want to also consider the J Prop, which comes fully assembled, and can be externally adjusted, even underwater, which you cannot do with the Maxprop with a 1" shaft size. Contact me directly if you want more info on the J Prop.


Thanks Bud,
The boat history is great ( sorry about Phillipe being such a pain....). I'll let you know how the Max prop turns out, I'll be installing it next month.Pleasant Breezes, Mark

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