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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 2,353
Posted By RichH
Re: cleaning out water tanks

Yup and Yup!
• Filters 'entrap' biological debris, they should be changed-out on a routine basis ... so you dont wind up drinking the dissolved metabolic debris when these trapped life-forms inside...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 667
Posted By RichH
Re: Is this autopilot behavior normal?

The bracket allows the tiller and the tiller head (casting) to be fully in contact with one another.
If the bracket was not installed the tiller would need to be raised from full contact; and, the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 882
Posted By RichH
Re: Time for a new exhaust elbow

Another reason for the 'heat riser' exhaust installation on many boats is to elevate the exhaust system so that when in surging following seas and where the boat is heavily pitching when sailing, the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 882
Posted By RichH
Re: Time for a new exhaust elbow

Fabricating a 'heat riser' injection loop is commonly done with the QM series Yanmar. Common black iron NPT threaded pipe is the usual choice - hardware store stuff. Your Yanmar distributor will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By RichH
Re: Need roller furling help

Any sail used on a roller furler needs to have it's luff connection to the furler to be an exact / precise geometry.
Here's examples of the 'continuous support tape' that is normally used and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 839
Posted By RichH
Re: Dry or wet sand gel coat?

Dry sanding is possible; however, the paper will clog extremely fast requiring minute to minute change out.
Probably why dry sanding clogs the paper so fast with paint and gel coat, etc. is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,351
Posted By RichH
Re: Boarding after a Slip

There is a 'special' technique for climbing rope strung ladders:

What you cant do is climb on ONE side of such a rope ladder, as your feet when 'pushing up' will become parallel to the horizon,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By RichH
Re: Can I use alder onboard

Alder rots very easily.
Alder wood in boat building...? - Boat Design Forums (http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/wooden-boat-building-restoration/alder-wood-boat-building-20585.html)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 941
Posted By RichH
Re: What issues what State

Vessel Title Insurance (http://www.maritimelawcenter.com/html/vessel_title_insurance.html)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,822
Posted By RichH
Re: Rig tension too tight?

That backstay should NOT be touching the stern rail ... as when the rig stretches due to boat pitching or the variably loaded forestay due to wind pressure on the jib/genoa, etc., ultimately being...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,822
Posted By RichH
Re: Rig tension too tight?

There are really no hard and fast rules of strictly "BY THE NUMBERS" for rigging, other than

1. the rig provides a stable platform for the 'shaping' of the sails
2. The mast remains in a relative...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,008
Posted By RichH
Re: Buying a New Stove

The "Safe Boat Propane Installations" link by boatpoker ... has been one of the VERY BEST write-ups for boat Propane installations on the internet.
A MUST read.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,008
Posted By RichH
Re: has anyone used an RV propane stove on a boat

Unlike many 'household' design gas devices, mobile equipment most definitely needs thermo (thermocouple) controlled safety switches to prevent explosions in such 'tight' spaces such as RV and boats....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,008
Posted By RichH
Re: Buying a New Stove

Have you considered to simply 'rebuild', or have rebuilt, the CNG stove to LPG? Such control componentry, 'safety' components & 'burners' in such stoves are usually common off-the-shelf items .......
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By RichH
Re: Painting Mast

1. Next time remove the integral 'strainer' from the Preval dip tube, filter the paint (with a fine mesh conical automotive paint filter) before you load it into the Preval sprayer.
2. Unlike an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By RichH
Re: Halyard Tension vs Turning Block Size

Go with the 57mm as it will be 'stronger' than the typical halyard.
You want the hard-points (blocks,etc.) to be stronger than the rope, as if/when you slip and fall while in your bosuns chair or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-20-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By RichH
Re: Kiss Windgens

Apparently there's lots of housing cracking going on, mostly cosmetic; but, a few 'structural'. I dont know when the ownership transferred; but, my cracked unit was installed in ~2007.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-14-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 932
Posted By RichH
Re: Interior paint for wall panels

The teak on your Pearson isnt teak, its Iroko - a tropical 'softwood'. For interior its best to use an oil-based varnish on the Iroko, as the 'synthetic' marine brightwork coatings have an adhesion...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-08-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,224
Posted By RichH
Re: We just cannot get it apart

Capta .... when you put this back together and to prevent the problem in the future, consider to apply a liberal coating of "NOALOX". Noalox is 'the machinists' standard for corrosion prevention of...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-07-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By RichH
Re: Where to go for seamanship knowledge?

Chapman's Piloting and Seamanship
The Annapolis Book of Seamanship ......

etc. etc. are all good 'starting points', as well as getting away from the dock at every opportunity and actually...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-04-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By RichH
Re: Plastic Shackles - Where to get?

Here ya go - all kinds of plastic sail shackles: http://www.sailrite.com/easearch#!&ea_q=sail%20slug%20shackles
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-01-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 2,497
Posted By RichH
Re: A little Pollution Anyone?

Nowadays, usually the worst pollution offenders are municipalities, etc. that have 'sovereign immunity' and eternal budget constraints.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-30-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By RichH
Re: RIB Repairs

5200 will eventually peel due to migration of molding enhancement chemicals (goo) from the substrate to the surface, especially with PVC.

After 'softening' the surface with MEK try these 2-part...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-25-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By RichH
Re: GFO stuffing box packing

I run my GFO packed box with virtually no drips; no heat = very low friction = very low wear.

I use an indirect read infrared thermometer, measuring the temp. difference between the inlet water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-20-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,231
Posted By RichH
Re: wifi reception

Bitstorm Products (http://www.bitstorm.com/devices-systems/)
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