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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-24-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 5,530
Posted By saillessinseattle
Morning Light - the story of inexperienced young...

Morning Light - the story of inexperienced young adults who become a team during a transpac race
Forum: Diesel   11-23-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By saillessinseattle
Ok, the coolant level is all the way to the top...

Ok, the coolant level is all the way to the top on the heat exchanger, and it is greenish yellow. The expansion tank is completely empty, and I know it wasn't back in the summer. Confirmed there are...
Forum: Beneteau   11-11-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,997
Posted By saillessinseattle
The OP does not have a feathering or folding prop...

The OP does not have a feathering or folding prop so no noise is expected right? There is also no point in putting briefly in reverse in that case. There is guidance (yanmar manual and sticker next...
Forum: Diesel   11-11-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By saillessinseattle
Yes, water heater is in the circuit, would that...

Yes, water heater is in the circuit, would that affect the symptoms or possible problems? I can't tell the kind of coolant from the color, I would assume red because that's what the yanmar manual...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-02-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,892
Posted By saillessinseattle
I am many hours away from Shilshole, usually we...

I am many hours away from Shilshole, usually we are the only ones around in our marina other than the lonely boats that don't seem to ever get any use...

Thanks for the pointers, the dinghy tow...
Forum: Diesel   11-02-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By saillessinseattle
Engine coolant level

In a modern yanmar engine with 75 hours, I observed what looked like low level of coolant. In the plastic expansion tank (not sure of proper terminology), it was right on the mark for low. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-01-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,715
Posted By saillessinseattle
Update for anyone still looking for this. I went...

Update for anyone still looking for this. I went for simple, and matching my priorities: water intrusion, freezing temperatures and power loss (which can cause the other two).

All from Amazon:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-01-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,892
Posted By saillessinseattle
Makes sense. I just tow the dinghy, but I can't...

Makes sense. I just tow the dinghy, but I can't leave it in the water as it gets yucky really fast. Lifting to the deck is hard (90 lbs) something I do for the winter. I need a quick and easy way to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-31-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,892
Posted By saillessinseattle
Tilt-up dinghy lifting systems for sailboats

Why are most power boat davits/lifts the tilt-up kind, and most sailboat davits the lift-straight-up-and-hang kind?

Is it windage, weight, convenience, simplicity, tradition, heeling, or something...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-18-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,715
Posted By saillessinseattle
keep it simple?

I had a similar list but then I started to prioritize after I couldn't find anything reasonable. My marina does not have wifi. So I looked for cellular based systems, which work best for power loss...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-07-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By saillessinseattle
battery twist switch accident

This weekend we were motoring entering a marina in a narrow dragged channel when all instruments went dark. The entire panel was dark in fact. It took us 5 tense min of circling around to figure out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-23-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,905
Posted By saillessinseattle
Thanks

Many helpful suggestions. I will get the anchor and chain on the dock and try the plastic stubs you hammer in at 30 ft intervals. And practice the timing trick as a backup. Are chain counters...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-22-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,905
Posted By saillessinseattle
Install anchor chain markers

Is there a trick or an easier way than pulling out all the chain from the locker and laying that out on the dock? Say you have 300ft of 1/2 inch chain and you want to mark the whole chain. How about...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-14-2013
Replies: 21
  Insane?
Views: 2,216
Posted By saillessinseattle
What will you wait for and how long? By getting...

What will you wait for and how long? By getting something you and your family are truly excited about (and can remain excited) you have higher odds of continuing to push to get better. The only way...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-18-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 4,799
Posted By saillessinseattle
They will ask you about years of experience, and...

They will ask you about years of experience, and formal training. ASA courses count and you can get a lot done in 6 months if you are focused. Insurance companies seem to be far more worried about...
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