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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   7 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By RichH
Re: Ratchet block for furling line

A little cheaper than the Harken Carbo-Hex
Harken, Blocks, Little Hexaratchet (http://www.go2marine.com/product/204732F/harken-blocks-little-hexaratchet.html)

Best is to put a hexaratchet well...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   8 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By RichH
Re: what kind of paint for marking my anchor chain

Sign painters paint:
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A double coating, lasts about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   17 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By RichH
Re: Strong wbbing termination--what is it good for?

Theoretically, it follows the 'old' rope-craft dictum of "2 or 4 round turns about a 'pin'" is safer/stronger than a 180 single half-turn about a 'pin'.
The 'distribution' of applied stress...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   17 Hours Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 821
Posted By RichH
Re: Rig tension too tight?

There are really no hard and fast rules of strictly "BY THE NUMBERS" for rigging, other than

1. the rig provides a stable platform for the 'shaping' of the sails
2. The mast remains in a relative...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   1 Day Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By RichH
Re: Entrance channel to Fairlee Creek silted in...

Yesterday afternoon had a significantly lower than normal low tide, probably by about an extra foot lower according to the barnacles on my dock pilings on Worton Creek.
:-)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Day Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 783
Posted By RichH
Re: Rotten egg smell

.... or the heater is already begun to leak.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Day Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 783
Posted By RichH
Re: Rotten egg smell

Nice well written article; but, most of the cheapy hot water heaters found on boats and RVs are made with ALUMINUM. The chlorine in the water attacks the aluminum (forming aluminum chloride).
Forum: Diesel   1 Day Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By RichH
Re: 1GM10 fuel leaks

ALWAYS a NEW gasket / O-ring anytime you open any fuel filter. Reason: most of the newer blends of fuels promote the old 'standby' synthetic rubbers to swell and soften. You'll hardly ever reinstall...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Day Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 549
Posted By RichH
Re: Kanzaki transmission questions

Yup, time to open the top plate to wiggle and jiggle (to grossly check gear lash) and to look for obvious signs of 'gear and bearing crashing'.
Good that you pulled the strainer - most have no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Day Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 783
Posted By RichH
Re: Rotten egg smell

Agree. When the magnesium anode inside the water heater is 'gone', the complex of accumulated carbonates and sulfates begin to release ... the sulphates are the culprits including the sulfur...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Day Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 549
Posted By RichH
Re: Kanzaki transmission questions

Broken off metal shavings on strainer screen = internal damage.

Are the shavings magnetic (iron)? If so then suspect damaged bearing races; hence bearings that no longer run 'true' - as the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   4 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By RichH
Re: Jib Sail Twist

Suggestion: Set up/adjust the fairlead cars so that you get 'perfect' set and shape (as best as possible) .... on all sailing angles.
Being twisted off is no where near 'perfect'.
When racing,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   4 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By RichH
Re: Jib Sail Twist

Sail twist is mostly an academic exercise ... as the sailmaker has inbuilt most of the 'twist' in the design of the sail for is usual flown wind ranges - IMO Only when in very light wind does...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   5 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 764
Posted By RichH
Re: Buying a New Stove

The "Safe Boat Propane Installations" link by boatpoker ... has been one of the VERY BEST write-ups for boat Propane installations on the internet.
A MUST read.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   5 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 764
Posted By RichH
Re: has anyone used an RV propane stove on a boat

Unlike many 'household' design gas devices, mobile equipment most definitely needs thermo (thermocouple) controlled safety switches to prevent explosions in such 'tight' spaces such as RV and boats....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   5 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 764
Posted By RichH
Re: Buying a New Stove

Have you considered to simply 'rebuild', or have rebuilt, the CNG stove to LPG? Such control componentry, 'safety' components & 'burners' in such stoves are usually common off-the-shelf items .......
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   5 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 755
Posted By RichH
Re: what should I do? and how should I do it?

All the above is damn good advice.

After you establish your plan/goals, pay yourself FIRST - start a high interest bearing savings account, etc. The earlier you start, the greater the return. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   5 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 555
Posted By RichH
Re: Painting Mast

1. Next time remove the integral 'strainer' from the Preval dip tube, filter the paint (with a fine mesh conical automotive paint filter) before you load it into the Preval sprayer.
2. Unlike an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   6 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 549
Posted By RichH
Re: Kanzaki transmission questions

Forgot to mention ... the KH-18's case is easily cracked as a long term result of engine misalignment. When you assay, look carefully about the external surfaces for thin cracks in the housing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   6 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 549
Posted By RichH
Re: Kanzaki transmission questions

It is my understanding that only the KH-18 has the oil pump, most other Kanzaki's from this era are 'splash lubricated'
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By RichH
Re: Halyard Tension vs Turning Block Size

Go with the 57mm as it will be 'stronger' than the typical halyard.
You want the hard-points (blocks,etc.) to be stronger than the rope, as if/when you slip and fall while in your bosuns chair or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 821
Posted By RichH
Re: Rig tension too tight?

15% is normal, especially for the forestay/backstay ... as the sailmaker depends on the amount of predictable sag in the forestay wire when designing the luff shape of your wind loaded genoa/jib at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 549
Posted By RichH
Re: Kanzaki transmission questions

Yes, That's the hex head that constrains the 'strainer'. Mechanical scrubbing will clean it - a toothbrush and some 'solvent'.
This transmission uses Dexron ATF fluid .... it should be so listed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 549
Posted By RichH
Re: Kanzaki transmission questions

A correction -
Sorry, my memory had failed when tapping onto my cellphone and I erred in that the typical config. of the 3QM30 usually has the KH-18 ... and all the itemization that I previously...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   1 Week Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 8,459
Posted By RichH
Re: Rights during USCG Inspection.

Most other countries do not have 30-35 MILLION illegal/undocumented 'invaders' to contend with and then have to pay for their 'social' expenses/costs. Most other countries have not had 3000+ persons...
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