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Search: Posts Made By: stiffwind
Forum: Diesel 11-25-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 1,835
Posted By stiffwind
Re: Injectors: Rebuild or Replace?

herlihy, where did you buy the camera and what was the cost. I too am considering just replacing the injectors on my 3gm30f and was wondering the same about the adjustments.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-25-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By stiffwind
Re: Hot Water Heater Leaking Coolant

Thanks Herlihy, I'll check the placement of reserve container.

Also, correction, the new hot water tank is made by Kumma.

I did replace the heat exchanger cap.

I will send some pics later.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-24-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By stiffwind
Re: Hot Water Heater Leaking Coolant

Denise, thank you. I am very careful to blame the yard before I know exactly what has caused the problem...even though I arrived with a trouble-free hot water heater/coolant system, and left with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-24-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By stiffwind
Re: Hot Water Heater Leaking Coolant

BTW, I have checked and there is no coolant leaking from anywhere on the engine block or engine connections. the hot water heater is located aft of the engine behind a bulkhead, and I can see the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-24-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By stiffwind
Hot Water Heater Leaking Coolant

I had a yard replace my original hot water heater on my 1986 S/V, the summer before last. The new unit was a 6gal Kuuomo heater tied into my engine (Yanmar 3GM30F) coolant system. Immediately after...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-26-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By stiffwind
Re: Mayaguana Island, Bahamas

Thanks for the few tips on Mayaguana, and good luck in your passages.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-22-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By stiffwind
Mayaguana Island, Bahamas

Is anyone familiar with the entrances to Abraham Bay, and fuel availability, on Mayaguana Island.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-02-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 2,693
Posted By stiffwind
Re: dorade SS replacements

I have the fiberglass molded dorade boxes with the plastic bases and use the PVC dorades, like the set-up shown in photo posted by Faster.
Has anyone tried to replace the plasitc base ring and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-02-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,491
Posted By stiffwind
Re: Installing a Boom Brake

Casey,
You can use a bridle so the attach point would be more mid boom area (but the load on the boom is spread out) or you can do what I do and simply attach to the end of the boom (where the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-31-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Posted By stiffwind
Re: How do I know how much I need?

Stu,
See my last post to this thread. Thx.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-31-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Posted By stiffwind
Re: How do I know how much I need?

Stu,
Do I understand your basic battery wiring system recommendations (same as those set forth in Mainsail's instructional on the same topic (both of which have been very informative to this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-31-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,491
Posted By stiffwind
Re: Installing a Boom Brake

The least expensive method would be to rig your own preventer. Either way, it does not appear that the coach top old traveller fixtures would be useful since the boom would be well outside those...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 01-24-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 23,458
Posted By stiffwind
Re: Crew, Captain and Owner Feedback

Jones Act does not apply to a recreational boater who finds a volunteer to sail with him and when not engaged in a commercial activity. My words of advice about contracts was only intended as advice...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 01-23-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 23,458
Posted By stiffwind
Re: Crew, Captain and Owner Feedback

You guys don't waste time with written contracts for crew. A contract will not serve any practical purpose in hiring a casual crew. Unless possibly in a long-term passage (for several months or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-22-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,237
Posted By stiffwind
Re: Bilges - On vs. Automatic; Capacity?

David,
That is just my own rule developed based upon my novice experiences. Besides the incident related in my recent posts, there was another incident when I was sailing down from Rhode Island to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,237
Posted By stiffwind
Re: Bilges - On vs. Automatic; Capacity?

IMHO, any bilge system also should have a counter, to show you small problems before they get big, and audible alarm.
One human error incident involved water pipe bursting, mistakenly leaving water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,237
Posted By stiffwind
Re: Bilges - On vs. Automatic; Capacity?

After a few scares with the boat taking on water...one while sailing and another at the dock (both because of human error and all the stars lining up to result in emergency) I reworked my bilge to...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 01-19-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 23,458
Posted By stiffwind
Thumbs up Re: Crew, Captain and Owner Feedback

I write to recommend Rockdawg as capable crew to all captains. Here are some details.

I met Rockdawg on sailnet. After sailing single-handed for 3 years without any modern equipment or...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast 10-27-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By stiffwind
Re: Downtown Sailing Center Baltimore Maryland

All good tips, but my advice is different. Buy a sailboat and start sailing. The size of the boat is not important. You'll find that reading about the subject, and even going along as crew, will...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-25-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 751
Posted By stiffwind
Re: AC power switch

Brian,

What is the authority for your statement. Is it required by ABYS? or some electrical bible?
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-21-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 751
Posted By stiffwind
Re: AC power switch

Another question comes to mind based upon the comments that the wiring I described was faulty for not using the AC Master Switch as the starting point to turn on shore power...if the shore power to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-21-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 751
Posted By stiffwind
Re: AC power switch

Brian, Thanks for the input and diagrams.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-10-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 751
Posted By stiffwind
Re: AC power switch

Let me tell you why I will not go back to the yard for answers. They have a pattern of sloppy, and inaccurate work that shows poor judgment and the consistent refusal to take responsibility.
While...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-07-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 751
Posted By stiffwind
AC power switch

I recently had a yard install an inverter/battery charger. I now notice that my main AC power switch is not functional, meaning as soon as I plug into shore power the AC amp meter shows power to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-07-2012
Replies: 354
Views: 110,422
Posted By stiffwind
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

What modifications in this procedure would be recommended if I was mounting a small clete in the cockpit on a piece of mahogany that would be attached to the cockpit combing. Would you still...
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