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Search: Posts Made By: Gramp34
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-14-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 5,318
Posted By Gramp34
Hmmm.... * Solid fiberglass hull * 34,000...

Hmmm....

* Solid fiberglass hull
* 34,000 lb displacement
* Low aspect ratio keel
* SA/D of 15.3
* Wineglass shaped hull sections
* Length to beam ratio of 3.54

Has someone hacked Jeff_H's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-20-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,327
Posted By Gramp34
White smoke means either unburned fuel or water. ...

White smoke means either unburned fuel or water. Unburned fuel can come from either a cold engine (thermostat not closing and allowing the engine to warm up properly) or compression in a cylinder...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-02-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 2,197
Posted By Gramp34
Is looking in Florida an option? A lot of boats...

Is looking in Florida an option? A lot of boats follow their owners there in retirement, and end up filling the back lots in boat yards. Sometimes owners are willing to take a low offer just to get...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-24-2010
Replies: 74
Views: 7,362
Posted By Gramp34
My guess is the fasteners for the toerail are...

My guess is the fasteners for the toerail are screwed into tapped holes in the aluminum backing bar under the flange.

If you want to take off the toerail for some reason, you don't need someone...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-22-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2,230
Posted By Gramp34
I've been looking at the same thing. The...

I've been looking at the same thing.

The anti-twist rope is available on-line (http://www.mauriprosailing.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=MPS&Category_Code=FACANTIT), but it's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By Gramp34
The solvent in VC17...

The solvent in VC17 (http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/pdfs/MSDS/Interlux/vc17m_blue.pdf) is Isopropyl alcohol (aka rubbing alcohol) and n-propyl alcohol. Since new VC17 will soften...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 6,108
Posted By Gramp34
I'd be careful specifying hard chrome for...

I'd be careful specifying hard chrome for winches. It doesn't provide particularly good corrosion protection to the base metal.

Hard chrome is what's used on the piston rods of hydraulic...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-10-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,701
Posted By Gramp34
It's a scam. The Google cache shows the text...

It's a scam.

The Google cache shows the text was copied from an older listing in Boat Trader magazine...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-09-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,701
Posted By Gramp34
If you read the eBay fine print, it's actually a...

If you read the eBay fine print, it's actually a legal obligation when placing a bid. A seller is not likely to go after you if you don't pay, but you can't guarantee that.



Defining...
Forum: Diesel 09-21-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 6,390
Posted By Gramp34
Look on the back of the container. There'll be a...

Look on the back of the container. There'll be a circle with the grade in the middle and the service designation around the top:

http://www.finalube.com/images/donut15w40.gif

Anything with a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-18-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,833
Posted By Gramp34
I've got a similar sized project going that I'll...

I've got a similar sized project going that I'll be looking to power in a few years. I'm looking hard at the Cummins B3.3M (http://www.tadiesels.com/cu-B3.3M.html), marinized by Trans Atlantic...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-16-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 3,350
Posted By Gramp34
To sell it in the EU you need to have it...

To sell it in the EU you need to have it certified to comply with the Recreational Craft Directive and obtain CE certification. There are companies that offer this service. It can be very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-03-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 3,077
Posted By Gramp34
For the keel lift, I think I'd look at an...

For the keel lift, I think I'd look at an electric ATV winch like the Warn RT 15...
Forum: Diesel 09-01-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 6,782
Posted By Gramp34
That's some sailboat with a pair of 8V-71s! ;) ...

That's some sailboat with a pair of 8V-71s! ;)

The short answer is the faster you go, the more fuel you burn per mile. The optimum cruising speed is a slow drift.

For diesels you can figure...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-23-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 3,918
Posted By Gramp34
Have a look at this thread...

Have a look at this thread (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/boat-review-purchase-forum/57274-i-have-budget-only-160k-spend-2.html#post516105) in the boatbuying forum. Jeff_H is providing great advice,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-23-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 3,918
Posted By Gramp34
A Rolls-Royce costs a lot more than a Ford Crown...

A Rolls-Royce costs a lot more than a Ford Crown Victoria. Both carry the same number of passengers, have similar performance (the Ford, at least, with the police interceptor engine), and are about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-22-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 3,918
Posted By Gramp34
If money is no object to you, yes, Hinckleys are...

If money is no object to you, yes, Hinckleys are fine boats and could be expected to hold their value well, as long as you have them professionally maintained.

The question is, is it the right...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-10-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 3,243
Posted By Gramp34
Dripless shaft logs are basically mechanical...

Dripless shaft logs are basically mechanical seals used in pumps. There`s one, the BERKELEY DRY-RUN Seal (http://www.bec2.net/pdf/BERKELEY%20Dry%20Run%20Product%20Launch%20020708_WEB.pdf), has an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-08-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 4,772
Posted By Gramp34
A couple things here. First, what they are...

A couple things here. First, what they are calling "Energy" should probably be watt-hours or Kw-hours, which is the right unit for energy.

Since it has a 1000 W heating element, and a power...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 4,005
Posted By Gramp34
Have a look at the 2006 Practical Sailor winch...

Have a look at the 2006 Practical Sailor winch test (http://www.nauquip.com/Practical%20Sailor%206-2006.pdf).

Tim
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-15-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 3,772
Posted By Gramp34
I picked up a Harbor Freight tubing roller...

I picked up a Harbor Freight tubing roller (http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=99736):

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/photos/99700-99799/99736.gif

It does a real...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 510
Posted By Gramp34
US sailing sells IMS certificates...

US sailing sells IMS certificates (http://www.ussailing.org/ims/Certs/) for $24 that give time allowances by heading and windspeed. If someone has had a San Juan 30 measured for an IMS certificate,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-03-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 5,299
Posted By Gramp34
There's been a BC liveaboard in the news lately...

There's been a BC liveaboard in the news lately (http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20090529/bc_jericho_swastika_090529/20090529/?hub=BritishColumbiaHome):
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-01-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,623
Posted By Gramp34
I looked at a boat a couple years ago advertised...

I looked at a boat a couple years ago advertised as having a rebuilt engine. What it turned out to be was an old engine that had been seized, but was unstuck by this owner without any new parts. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-16-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 5,831
Posted By Gramp34
I'm going to suggest modifying this statement a...

I'm going to suggest modifying this statement a little. It's not that high aspect ratio foils produce more lift (for a given amount of area), they create less induced drag. Here's a bit from North...
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