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Search: Posts Made By: fryewe
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 152
Views: 5,306
Posted By fryewe
Re: Give AIS a rest

AIS is a collision avoidance aid. It gives vessels so equipped an evaluation method to determine if a maneuver by one or both is required to avoid interference or collision.

In the event a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-14-2014
Replies: 89
Views: 3,808
Posted By fryewe
Re: How do I handle insurance claims?

Too short...too long...too tight...too loose...

Maybe I'm just too thick and missing something here...

But isn't that all irrelevant? The relevant point is the riggers dropped the rig and...
Forum: Engines 07-13-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 752
Posted By fryewe
Re: Restarting Engine after 5 years

Turn on the electric fuel pump. Crack open the banjo fittings at each injector one at a time and collect the fizzing fuel (if air is in the line) at the fitting into an absorbent towel until he...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 07-11-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 33,705
Posted By fryewe
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

And the pararescue guys had a sat phone and brought medical skills and the youngster was stabilized and transferred to an FF...and then the Captain decided to scuttle his boat rather than sail it to...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-12-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 33,705
Posted By fryewe
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

It is - to me - a riddle.

Even if the boom was vanged or prevented to the toe rail how does that damage the hull to deck joint?

If the connection was though-bolted I don't see how it could...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By fryewe
Re: Rules of thumb

The three minute rule -- at one knot you move 100 yards in three minutes...
Forum: Diesel 05-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By fryewe
Re: Morse single-arm engine controls

If the innards of this control is similar to the old dual lever controls of Morse I had to renew you will find a plastic bushing or two inside and any you find will be brittle. The first of the two...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2014
Replies: 2,302
Views: 146,726
Posted By fryewe
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I think most who do that are the kind that did a lot...and wanted to do more...but you can't do it all.

We are all bound by some limits whether we admit it or not. Thus...this thread.

Mike -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-27-2014
Replies: 2,302
Views: 146,726
Posted By fryewe
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

First example:

Eight inch black locust...one hour...hand tools...my first attempt...how much it is worth? I dunno...but it's not the cleat that's important...it's the notion.

The wood was...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-21-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,820
Posted By fryewe
Re: Convert "wifi only" iPad to backup chartplotter?

WiFi iPad with bluetooth GPS and Seaiq (OpenCPN for iPad and iPhone). Amazing.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,246
Posted By fryewe
Re: Bottom slime

If you clean a few fish of various types and get the slime on your hands and wipe a few hulls with slime and compare the two types of slime I think you'll find the fish slime and the boat slime are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-28-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 4,544
Posted By fryewe
Re: Maiden Voyage Newbie Trainwreck

Big ships have a ten point (112.5 degree) white light forward and a ten point white light aft with the aft light higher. These are generally called the masthead light and the range light and are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-04-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 4,188
Posted By fryewe
Re: composting toilet-should we do it

Composting or dessicating...call it what you will...in my view the composting head is the way to go. I have been using my C-head for eight months. It beats my old throne and flushing piping and...
Forum: Diesel 12-25-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By fryewe
Re: buying a used yanmar 2qm15, TIPS?

Congratulations on your dadship. Nothing better.

I have two 2QM15s...owned one since '83 and the other I bought in '07 as a garage queen spare parts engine since the age of the QMs means some...
Forum: Diesel 11-26-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,698
Posted By fryewe
Re: Yanmar loses RPM in gear

I also think it sounds like fuel starvation.

When was the last fuel filter change? If the filter is dirty or fills with water the engine will begin to lose power and be unable to achieve full...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-03-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 958
Posted By fryewe
Re: Huge Voltage Drain Problem - Ideas?

Filling the bilge to try to recreate the problem may be your best course of action since you can't troubleshoot a problem that isn't there. An intermittent ground is a difficult problem to solve.
...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-03-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 958
Posted By fryewe
Re: Huge Voltage Drain Problem - Ideas?

You can check the specific gravity of each cell if you have a hydrometer small enough to use the limited electrolyte volume of your Trojan batteries. The sp. gr. of each cell should be within about...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 08-09-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,225
Posted By fryewe
Re: Where and how much to sell my boat?

You must be "sailed out" if you are heading for the dirt in early August...August and September in the PNW are terrific (IMO).

Good luck.
Forum: Diesel 08-09-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By fryewe
Re: Teleflex MV2 throttle control upgrade

Why not just put a cable brake on the throttle cable??

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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-20-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By fryewe
Re: Offshore Florida to Maine

Good luck with your planning and your trip.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-08-2013
Replies: 131
Views: 5,864
Posted By fryewe
Re: Do you use dinghy lights?

Rulz is rulz so you have to show a light (or lights). Sometimes it may make sense not to show a light - a well lit anchorage or perhaps in a remote anchorage where you are enjoying the moon - but...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-11-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By fryewe
Re: Hello from the Baltic Sea

Beautiful cruising area. Looking forward to some great posts from the Baltic. With pictures...lots of pictures. Glad you are here.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-28-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By fryewe
Re: the key to sailing

It's a Yanmar. Perhaps they are like John Deere tractors which use Yanmars. There are only two keys for John Deere tractors for all models. The key for my tractor will start tractors all over the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By fryewe
Re: Manual water pump priming sucks so much ....

You have a leak. Fix it. You may have to replace hoses and fittings. If you have transparent hoses you should be able to see the water in the hose at the level it returns to when prime is lost. ...
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