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Search: Posts Made By: ralphmacey
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 3,160
Posted By ralphmacey
series drogue or para anchor?

I plan on a first time crossing the Atlantic from East to West, northern Florida to Bermuda to Azores to Europe starting in late May, early June. I have a Hallberg Rassy 352 and would like advice on...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-18-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 654
Posted By ralphmacey
autohelm 5000

Does anyone know if I can use my existing autohelm 5000 type 1 linear drive with a Raymarine Corepack X 10 and new control head. Are there any issues I should be aware of?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 983
Posted By ralphmacey
Hallberg Rassy 352 cutlass bearing

Does anyone know how to replace a cutlass bearing in a Hallberg Rassy 352? Can the propeller shaft be removed from the boat without an issue? And where is the best place to find a new cutlass...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-28-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,129
Posted By ralphmacey
Thanks for all the good advice, I have a tartan...

Thanks for all the good advice, I have a tartan 3000 and really like the sailing characterics, but it too small for my tastes to live aboard and the storage is limited. The Tartan 37 and the 372 are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-28-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,129
Posted By ralphmacey
So we are all correct in our own way, isnt...

So we are all correct in our own way, isnt diversity great, otherwise we would all own the same boat!
Regarding the boats, I would prefer to keep in the $100,000 range, with moderate speed and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-27-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,129
Posted By ralphmacey
Sorry, if you follow a number with one "m" it...

Sorry, if you follow a number with one "m" it means thousands, like "k", if you follow a number with "mm" it means millions, but these are often misused. Any advice on the boats?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-27-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,129
Posted By ralphmacey
Which boat is best for me?

Iam thinking of retiring and living on a sailboat yet to be purchased. I have a total budget of $100m to $200m to purchase and fit out the vessel. I would like to stay on the east coast with at...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 12-20-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,284
Posted By ralphmacey
engine hours

I am thinking of buying a used sailboat, say 34 to 37ft. How many hours on the engine is ok before I need to be worried about its useable life?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-01-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,930
Posted By ralphmacey
There is a rigid vang now, but when I sheet in...

There is a rigid vang now, but when I sheet in the main the boom hits the top of the dodger. Can the rigid vang be adjusted to prevent that from happening?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-01-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,930
Posted By ralphmacey
topping lift

I have a Tartan 3000, I want to install the topping lift but all the hardware has been removed from the end of the boom. I believe there once was a cheek block and a cleat, I'm not sure. Any...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 05-26-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By ralphmacey
Thanks for the reply. I see there is a big...

Thanks for the reply. I see there is a big price difference between the Raritan and the Force 10 or Kuuma. Some of the tanks are aluminum, some are glass lined steel [Raritan] and some are...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 05-25-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By ralphmacey
new water heater

I have a 1984 Tartan 3000 and the PO removed the water heater. I would like to reinstall a small water heater that uses both the engine coolant and electric shore power for heat. I have no idea...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-20-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,609
Posted By ralphmacey
Best friend, How do you put in such nice...

Best friend,
How do you put in such nice photos and captions in your replys?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By ralphmacey
head chemicals

What if any head chemicals seem to work. My discharge is completely sealed and I only can use a holding tank. Any good advice on using the head and holding tank.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2007
Replies: 51
Views: 4,172
Posted By ralphmacey
Lets say I add a starting battery to my existiing...

Lets say I add a starting battery to my existiing system with the 1,2, Off, Both switch and I leave the switch aways on "2" (the house bank) and only switch to "1" if the isn't enough juice to start...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2007
Replies: 51
Views: 4,172
Posted By ralphmacey
Thanks for the reply. How do you insert such nice...

Thanks for the reply. How do you insert such nice images in your response?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2007
Replies: 51
Views: 4,172
Posted By ralphmacey
What switch would you use to replace the old 1,2...

What switch would you use to replace the old 1,2 off, both switch?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,084
Posted By ralphmacey
electrical shielding

I am installing a starting battery in the only available space near the house bank under the starboard setee. The SailComp fluxgate compass will be within 18 to 24 inches away. Will I have a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2007
Replies: 51
Views: 4,172
Posted By ralphmacey
John, Your are right on the remote panel...

John,
Your are right on the remote panel display lights. It seems to act as you say, I'll double check next time I am at the boat. I guess my final question is do I need an eco-charge to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-17-2007
Replies: 51
Views: 4,172
Posted By ralphmacey
John and Camaraderie, I just came back from...

John and Camaraderie,
I just came back from my boat, where I took pictures of my battery hookup. My battery charger (Truecharge 20) is hooked up directly to one battery's positive terminal. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-17-2007
Replies: 51
Views: 4,172
Posted By ralphmacey
Do I need an external regulator for my...

Do I need an external regulator for my alternator? Will my existing alternator with a built in regulator definately cook my batteries? Is there another way to protect the batteries without adding...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,609
Posted By ralphmacey
Thanks so much, I'll give it a try.

Thanks so much, I'll give it a try.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,609
Posted By ralphmacey
Bestfriend,] Do I just pry the impeller out...

Bestfriend,]
Do I just pry the impeller out with screwdrivers of needlenose pliers?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2007
Replies: 51
Views: 4,172
Posted By ralphmacey
You guys are great, thanks for all the help. The...

You guys are great, thanks for all the help. The last question I have is what Battery Monitor would be best taking into consideration I'll have a house bank and a starting battery?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2007
Replies: 51
Views: 4,172
Posted By ralphmacey
Thanks so much for your replies. I now have a...

Thanks so much for your replies. I now have a "On Off 1,2, Both" switch with 2 Group 27 wet cell batteries. Can I add a group 24 or 27 to this setup thus having a starting battery and 2 house...
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