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Forum: Diesel   2 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Classic30
Re: Diesel stalls at idle and won't restart hot

One question: Where is your diesel tank situated? Is it gravity-feed to the fuel pump - or does the fuel pump have to pump up-hill somewhat?

It sounds like a fuel pump issue to me.. and if...
Forum: Electrical Systems   2 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,062
Posted By Classic30
Re: Start electrics problem

That's what my problem was.. It's usually worn (high resistance) solenoid contacts which is not quite so expensive to replace as a whole new starter - but either way the starter will need to come...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,001
Posted By Classic30
Re: State Registration (Again...)

Perhaps you should move to Canada... I hear the sailing there is excellent! :p :D
Forum: Introduce Yourself   5 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Classic30
Re: Hi from Oz

Greetings, Ken - and welcome to Sailnet (from south of the border).

Sounds like you're in a really nice part of the country with more than a few options available. I do hope you find what you're...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   5 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,640
Posted By Classic30
Re: Salvage claim in Louisiana against an abandoned sailboat

Again, it depends on the situation. From a web article on this topic:

IMHO, it is always better to give them your tow line because there is then (a) no doubt as to who you're "contracting" with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   5 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,640
Posted By Classic30
Re: Salvage claim in Louisiana against an abandoned sailboat

Depending on whether the vessel was in "peril" and whether or not the tow was passed "voluntarily", you might or might not be correct.

This is worth reading:...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   6 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,640
Posted By Classic30
Re: Salvage claim in Louisiana against an abandoned sailboat

Assuming the numbers stack up, their case sounds reasonable to me. By the time costs tally up, I'm sure the owner will be regretting ever having purchased the boat in the first place.

Should...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,154
Posted By Classic30
Re: Ooohhooookkaaayy, you think you've tried some greasy sailing??

Methinks he wasn't going fast enough, though..

..and as I pointed out above, if you stop, you're screwed!! :grin
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,154
Posted By Classic30
Re: Ooohhooookkaaayy, you think you've tried some greasy sailing??

FWIW: There's at least one "scenic tour by powerboat" company in these parts that makes a buck out of roaring through a narrow gap between rock faces at +30kts for the thrill of their passengers. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,154
Posted By Classic30
Re: Ooohhooookkaaayy, you think you've tried some greasy sailing??

Actually, no.. it's not the rub rails that would hit first but your chines. Very, very few rocks and channel sides are precisely vertical (they all slope outwards at varying degrees) and it's for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,154
Posted By Classic30
Re: Ooohhooookkaaayy, you think you've tried some greasy sailing??

Great video. :)

Back in my dinghy-sailing days on a local lake, I used to love doing that, weaving in and out of the various bird-nesting rocks and islands scattered around.. and scaring the tripe...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 10,582
Posted By Classic30
Re: Sailnet 2014 Lost at Sea

Can't have.. that one is still here. :devil
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By Classic30
Re: Temp gauge question

You'll need a sender unit that matches your gauge. The different manufacturers usually include a few different mounting arrangements in their range - one of which is sure to fit your engine.

You...
Forum: Electrical Systems   1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,062
Posted By Classic30
Re: Start electrics problem

I hope you get it sorted, GF 'cause I know how frustrating these things are. If I wasn't stuck down here, I'd be with you in a flash.. but I have glow-plug issues of my own to wrestle with.
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Forum: Electrical Systems   1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,062
Posted By Classic30
Re: Start electrics problem

Sure.. but your current system also adds cable connections and, in a diesel engine start circuit where current flow is (and needs to be) HUGE, in the marine environment, the more connections you have...
Forum: Electrical Systems   1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,062
Posted By Classic30
Re: Start electrics problem

GF, do yourself a favour - head down to Whitworths and buy one of these:

https://www.whitworths.com.au/products/84428_lg.jpg
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By Classic30
Re: Spinglines When Along Side--Nylon or Polyester?

Hmm.. Ok, I checked and mine are commonly referred to as Silver. Must be polypropylene then. Whatever they are, one thing is for certain: they're aren't double-braid.

If I had a choice they'd be...
Forum: Learning to Sail   1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By Classic30
Re: Theoretical Hull Speed

Squirrely: I have to agree with SM6. In my experience with heavy-displacement boats, a lot of that depends on the boat's design - some are worse than others and some boats get downright dangerous.
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By Classic30
Re: Spinglines When Along Side--Nylon or Polyester?

As I see it, it's no big deal either way, but I'm in the "nylon-all-round" camp because:

1. Nylon all-round means my crew can grab whatever mooring lines there are in the box without worrying...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,351
Posted By Classic30
Re: Boarding after a Slip

One low-buck option is to be picky where you park.

Coming back into the our slip a couple of races ago, one of my crew reached out to get the line off the outer pile as we went past, spent longer...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 582
Views: 155,793
Posted By Classic30
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

Len, you of all people should know by now that reverse is over-rated.

I think the old quote goes something like: "Only ever approach the dock at the speed you'd like to hit it".. or something like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By Classic30
Re: I'm starting my own navy

You CAN have too many boats you know!.. :D

FWIW a Mirror Dinghy hull minus hardware makes a fun base for a kid's bed. It'll have them dreaming of sailing from before they even know what sailing...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By Classic30
Re: Oops! Learning From Our Sailing Debacles

Don't feel too bad.. I'm sure most of us here who have raced for any length of time will have learnt that lesson the hard way: "I'm tough. I don't need gloves!!" :D

After my last episode I now...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 11,331
Posted By Classic30
Re: Bilge pump non return valve.

That's right.. one day it will simply not work. ;)

I check my mechanical switch most every time I visit the boat - simply lift it up to ensure the pump runs, pumping out what little trickled in...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 6,591
Posted By Classic30
Re: Tragedy near the Bay Bridge

Pan-Pan?!? I suppose that's the right thing to call in this instance. Is it not appropriate to put out a Mayday if it isn't actually you that's in trouble? Some officials in some places can get a...
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