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Search: Posts Made By: Classic30
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 631
Posted By Classic30
Re: Volvo Engines

Donna, if it helps, a handy rule-of-thumb is to ask questions if the engine is more than 20 years old. If the owners can show it's been rebuilt, that's probably quite okay - but if they can't, then...
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 890
Posted By Classic30
Re: Volvo Penta MD6b Cold Start System

That might still be fixable in-situ, Scott. First thing to do in that case would be to pull the injectors, check them and do a full and accurate compression test on each cylinder - since it still...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,247
Posted By Classic30
Re: Spinnaker guys and sheets

Yes.. it becomes the guy. Confused yet?!?



That's because the diagram is looking from the mast-top. In real life, what it's doing is pulling in and down on the "guy" to help keep the windward...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,247
Posted By Classic30
Re: Spinnaker guys and sheets

Personal preference perhaps, but I like to use a line with a bit of stretch so I don't break anything (like the pole) when the spinnaker snap-fills after my absent-minded crew allows it to partially...
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 890
Posted By Classic30
Re: Volvo Penta MD6b Cold Start System

Hmm... I'm a tad surprised to hear removing the injectors is such a big deal, but if the engine runs ok (doesn't blow copious amounts of smoke) once it IS running, then that is probably not the first...
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Classic30
Re: Starter or battery?

..What Stu says.. :)

It could also be burned-out contacts on the solenoid itself... but it does sound like an engine ground/battery connections issue to me.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Classic30
Re: Jib Sheet Gets Caught in Staysail Furler

Canvas won't last and could get trapped itself, jamming the drum.

Ask your friendly stainless-guy to make up an open wire 'cage' to replace the tines you have there now - basically extending the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,141
Posted By Classic30
Re: Low Rider

FC, gaining a 1/2" is a good start and shows that you're on the right track - but before worrying about what to put back, I'd be fixing the problem..

Key point: In trimming any boat, weight...
Forum: Racing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By Classic30
Re: Team Australia quits AC saying yanks to tough

No idea.. I guess it depends on what friends you have. :)


[Warning: Conspiracy Theory aproaching]

Maybe he never really wanted to do it anyway and was simply taking advantage of a bunch of...
Forum: Racing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By Classic30
Re: Team Australia quits AC saying yanks to tough

Mark, just in case you didn't know already, Bob Oatley is not short of a dollar.

This, like all America's Cup events nowadays, is about Politics, Prestige and Power.. it has nothing to do with...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,658
Posted By Classic30
Re: How not to get wet

That's one reason the way we learnt to do it as kids (no matter what type of dinghy) was:

Drop the dinghy (sand, grapnel) anchor over the bow just outside the shore-break.
Stop the outboard and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,141
Posted By Classic30
Re: Low Rider

Well.. she certainly looks a little tail-heavy in the photo - and that ain't something a bit of paint will fix. ;)


FWIW, when I bought my boat I found the PO (or a PPO or a PPPO, who knows?)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-08-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By Classic30
Re: Buy doyle sails

PB, things have changed a lot in a few years..

Excluding exotics (like 3DL) for a sec, essentially there are two types of sail lofts: the Value-Add type stitch their own; the Importer type order...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-29-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By Classic30
Re: Orange oil and bees wax for teak

Nothing(TM) is the usual product for teak decks..

..but if you must use something, whatever you use DON'T use beeswax - not if you want you or your crew to stay on board at all times. I'd suggest...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-15-2014
Replies: 5,207
Views: 344,243
Posted By Classic30
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

On that subject, comes an interesting article:
Dream boats: the masters of wooden yacht building - Telegraph...
Forum: Diesel 06-04-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 890
Posted By Classic30
Re: Volvo Penta MD6b Cold Start System

I'm not all that familiar with the MD6A, but if the engine starts and runs fine once warmed up, then it sounds to me like it could be a compression issue rather than a fuel supply one. If you've bled...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 810
Posted By Classic30
Re: sliding hatch or hinged hatch?

Glad to help :)

The sheet of tinted Perspex across the back of cut-outs between support pillars works extremely well. From outside the boat it looks for all the world like it has separate windows...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-18-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 1,007
Posted By Classic30
Re: eliminated engine...wheres my negative? jajaja

Christian, if you want KISS as possible and you don't mind having wires in the engine bay, to save yourself much effort and make it easier for someone if (when!) the engine goes back in, I'd suggest:...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-06-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By Classic30
Re: Sailing Canada To Australia

They have a Sunshine Coast over there too?!? :eek:

Welcome to Sailnet, Benny :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-23-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,309
Posted By Classic30
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

Although white paint does indeed provide UV protection (as does varnish!) and moisture protection, on traditional boats, varnish was used wherever there was a lot of wear (like the parts of the mast...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 4,096
Posted By Classic30
Re: Viking Sunstone Found In 16th-Century Shipwreck

You might like to drag out a copy of Uffa Fox's "Racing, Cruising and Design" written in the late '40s.. He had a bit of a poke around a couple of viking longboats and had nothing but good things to...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 02-09-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By Classic30
Re: planning to buy: steel hull / wooden deck

Nice boat! :)

IMO, there's nothing wrong with composite construction - Clipper Ships pioneered that idea centuries ago - so long as the deck is fastened to the frames properly, there should be no...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-14-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By Classic30
Re: G'day

Welcome to Sailnet, Kev. :)

Bundaberg is a cosy place to be parked and there are a few people around here not far from you (SimonV seems to sail past quite a bit).

Lots of stuff here already,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-20-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 5,006
Posted By Classic30
Re: Missing Boat Found- No Skipper

There's no need to drag behind any sailboat at 7kts.

If you're going to tow a rope behind (knotted or otherwise*) do yourself a huge favour and, rather than tied off and chucked overboard, the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 818
Posted By Classic30
Re: Anyone use ships bells for time

It's a bit.. gimmicky.. for the 21st century.

Even the Tall Ships (all the ones I've been on anyways) don't use ship's bells for anything other than signalling by the lookout. I must admit being...
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