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Search: Posts Made By: snotter
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 2,968
Posted By snotter
Re: Boat Explodes

They say you could drop a lighted match down your diesel fill port and it will go out without exploding; however, I'm not willing to test the theory.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-30-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 929
Posted By snotter
Re: Boat won't come up into wind

Could the mast be raked too far forward?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-27-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 3,513
Posted By snotter
Re: First Accident What Did I Do Wrong?

Heading downwind sounds good in theory. The trouble is that the moment a heavy wind hits such that it keeps you heeled over, if you have a boat with any kind of beam, weather-helm will make the boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-26-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By snotter
Re: Battery question

In the south, during the summer, I have to check battery water level once a month. Recently, I had to replace a 4 year old start battery. When I did the float charge voltage on all of my batteries...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-24-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By snotter
Re: tacking angles

Your tracks look identical to mine. Since I, too, can point in the low 40's, I figure my tracks are indicating the affects of leeway. My boat has a full shoal draft keel and draws only 4' 3". My...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-25-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By snotter
Re: Hydraulic steering sailboat

Take your old pump to an industrial hydraulic mechanic and have them rebuild it; and, while your at it, take your ram in too. Many prefer to rebuild pumps and rams themselves. I always let the pros...
Forum: Diesel 12-06-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By snotter
Re: Universal Instrument Panel

Trailer connector in the wiring harness leading from the engine to the pannel?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By snotter
Re: stiffen sails - how often?

I've heard of people doing it but never met anyone who has done it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,984
Posted By snotter
Do Not Buy the Rebuild Kit--buy the pump unit. ...

Do Not Buy the Rebuild Kit--buy the pump unit. It is easier to replace and there will be less of a chance for mishap. It takes very little time to replace the pump--much less time needed than for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-27-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,895
Posted By snotter
I'd recommend glassing in something out of...

I'd recommend glassing in something out of plywood that is large enough to accommodate the batteries and the cheap plastic battery boxes (without the plastic lids) that are sold at Walmart. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 11,945
Posted By snotter
My Morgan 415 Out Island may not win any races...

My Morgan 415 Out Island may not win any races but she really excels at the dock.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 3,255
Posted By snotter
Faucetts, the Naval Acadamey, AND the Boar's Head...

Faucetts, the Naval Acadamey, AND the Boar's Head tavern.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-05-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 4,698
Posted By snotter
I anxiously waiting the day when I can take my...

I anxiously waiting the day when I can take my Morgan 41 down the Ten-Tom on a one-way trip. It won't happen until my two sons are out of college. Instead of complaining about the absence of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-24-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 3,421
Posted By snotter
Butyl tape. My hull-to-deck joint (bedded with...

Butyl tape. My hull-to-deck joint (bedded with butyl tape) is still pliable after 31 years.
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