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Search: Posts Made By: pschoonveld
Forum: Electronics 08-02-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,639
Posted By pschoonveld
Re: Active Captain & iPad Aarghhhhhh

Technical politics aside, I like eseachart quite a lot. It's cheap and has raster charts, which I enjoy. It has quite a few usability issues, but my main purposes are at route planning at home and...
Forum: Long Island 05-04-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By pschoonveld
Re: Ny harbor

Get ready to pull out the checkbook if you want to be in the upper harbor. Liberty Harbor Marina in Jersey City offers monthly plans and is quite close to the PATH train into Manhattan. Liberty State...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-12-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By pschoonveld
Re: Marine Surveyor, New York, Northern NJ

Jeff McDaniel
yachtsurveyor@verizon.net
732-291-0052

I've used him for several surveys and really enjoy working with him. When I called surveyors in the NNJ/NYC area, none answered the phone...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 828
Posted By pschoonveld
Re: Gel battery weakness

The shunt is used to measure the amperage flowing through the system - not for regulating voltage. It's essentially a flow meter.

An example:
DC Current Shunt 500A/50mV - PN 8255 - Blue Sea...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-12-2012
Replies: 85
Views: 4,800
Posted By pschoonveld
Re: Coffee Maker

French press. I liked it so much on the boat that we only use the same at home. Camp-mor or Amazon.com sell plastic ones that are easy to clean, durable and have an insulating sleeve.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 6,386
Posted By pschoonveld
Re: Shaft coupling removal and reinstallation

I really wish I had known about the split coupling with a shorter length. I can't stress enough how much easier this would have made the install.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 6,386
Posted By pschoonveld
I did this same project with my Tartan 34 over...

I did this same project with my Tartan 34 over Christmas.

I recommend cutting the coupling. I used a 4" angle grinder and a Bosch oscillating tool to cut through the coupling on top of the keyway...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By pschoonveld
Many people feel a check valve is a bad idea as...

Many people feel a check valve is a bad idea as it tends to accumulate things and could clog the line.

The theory I've seen most commonly as of late (Catalina 34 message board, Practical Sailor,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-20-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,645
Posted By pschoonveld
Ahyc

Couple notes. First, the thread is nearly 10 years old, but wanted to make sure the info was correct.

Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club (ahyc.net) offers moorings with launch service to non-members...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-12-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By pschoonveld
It sounds like Cetol, particularly if it has a...

It sounds like Cetol, particularly if it has a heavy color in it. Great stuff, but everything other than the natural color looks really plasticky.

You can cook it off with a heat gun or strip it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-20-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3,269
Posted By pschoonveld
The larger dilemma is the hertz of the mains...

The larger dilemma is the hertz of the mains power. US is 60 hz and NZ is 50 hz. To change between the two requires more than voltage step down. It's more like a power conditioner than a simple...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 10,265
Posted By pschoonveld
The only reason for a thermostat is to limit...

The only reason for a thermostat is to limit cooling while the engine warms up. The motor needs to be warm to heat the fuel/air mixture and achieve reliable ignition.

Removing the thermostat only...
Forum: O'Day 02-13-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,007
Posted By pschoonveld
There were some 4 cyl diesels made by Universal...

There were some 4 cyl diesels made by Universal that were marketed as "Atomic 4".

History of the Universal Motor Company 4...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-13-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 3,167
Posted By pschoonveld
As JohnRPollard said, that's quite a healthy...

As JohnRPollard said, that's quite a healthy jump. JD sizes that two sizes larger as for 35' boat:
Lewmar Horizon Claw Anchor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-13-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 3,167
Posted By pschoonveld
I have an Ericson 27 and spent 15 years sailing...

I have an Ericson 27 and spent 15 years sailing the Great Lakes, primarily out of your area.

I'd get an inexpensive claw of some size. I use a 22lb that has held through some pretty nasty blows,...
Forum: Atomic 4 11-30-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,904
Posted By pschoonveld
I'd be curious whether the RPMs are dropping or...

I'd be curious whether the RPMs are dropping or climbing from the throttle position.

If they're dropping, and it seems to go away when the choke is applied, I would guess water in the carb. On...
Forum: US Northeast 11-05-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 2,582
Posted By pschoonveld
My understanding is it isn't a big deal, but I...

My understanding is it isn't a big deal, but I don't keep a mooring there. Probably best to call the city and/or Harbor Commission and find out how the process works.
Forum: US Northeast 11-04-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 2,582
Posted By pschoonveld
AHYC only provides launch service, not the...

AHYC only provides launch service, not the moorings themselves.

You need to own your own tackle and ball, which is required to be a screw-type anchor, not a weighted anchor. As of last year,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-29-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 3,730
Posted By pschoonveld
You do not want to pressure wash teak or any...

You do not want to pressure wash teak or any other wood. People do this with decks (as in backyard, not as in boat) frequently and it causes the wood to break down and fuzz to appear. Here is a good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-20-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,238
Posted By pschoonveld
CT has passed a very specific law requiring that...

CT has passed a very specific law requiring that all run-off from boat bottom cleaning be treated and the first phase went into effect earlier this year. You can no longer scrub your bottom while in...
Forum: Atomic 4 10-19-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,519
Posted By pschoonveld
A4's have either a mechanical or an electric fuel...

A4's have either a mechanical or an electric fuel pump. Take a look at Moyer Marine (moyermarine.com) if you would like a photo to see what they look like.

If you have an electric pump, remove and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-10-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 873
Posted By pschoonveld
I recommend Jeff McDaniel of Atlantic Highlands,...

I recommend Jeff McDaniel of Atlantic Highlands, NJ. "Lower New York" is a wide area, but he will travel if need be. I was very happy with the service he provided. Tell him Patrick sent you.

If...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-06-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,491
Posted By pschoonveld
I've made the run a many times and each port has...

I've made the run a many times and each port has it's pros and cons. My favorites are Northport, Leland and South Manitou. I'd recommend a copy of Richardson's Cruising Guide for Lake Michigan. You...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-30-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By pschoonveld
Call around to local marinas and inquire about a...

Call around to local marinas and inquire about a hydraulic trailer. They are typically used to move boats short distances around boatyards or short hauls. They lift the boat around the hull, much...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-23-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 967
Posted By pschoonveld
Banding is still popular on larger boats that...

Banding is still popular on larger boats that sewer launch (from the hatch on the foredeck). Yarn is most common as it breaks up quickly in the water and is cheap. Those that bag launch the kite...
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