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Search: Posts Made By: RichH
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By RichH
Re: Modern anchor galvanizing longevity ?

I use Petit 'Zinc Rich' Prop Coat Barnacle Barrier spray on my Spade anchor, especially the anchor 'tip', with decent results for the past 8-9 years. I also use it on the first ~20ft of my G40 chain...
Forum: Diesel 3 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By RichH
Re: W18 dies out under load

If you didnt have such a problem before you changed, etc. the filters, then go back and 're-set' and check all the gaskets and O-rings on the filters. You most likely 'pinched' a gasket or Oring...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By RichH
Re: Repowering a Pearson 31

For got to mention re: winterizing any marine engine. Never ever drain and leave the block/manifold filled with nothing but air for long term lay-up. Doing so will GREATLY accelerate the internal...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By RichH
Re: Repowering a Pearson 31

Most marine engines are built with 'extra thick' castings (block, manifolds, etc.) to allow for the inevitable internal corrosion. Hint: most marine engines never 'wear out'; instead they 'rot away'...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 660
Posted By RichH
Re: Anchor Bridle Advice

Ive been using the standard chain hook on bridle system on a mono-hull for the past 15 years. To prevent the hook from disengaging from the chain I simply wrap the bridle lead a few times around the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By RichH
Re: Addressing rudder vibration

Aha! the keel is probably shedding vortexes and the formerly loose rudder allowed the amplification, probably the rudder also is/was shedding the same type of vortexes.
Such foil shapes will do...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By RichH
Re: Addressing rudder vibration

Kindly explain exactly what you mean by 'rudder vibration'.

The reason I ask is that Pearson used the quite common "NACA 63A010" type of foil shape profile for their keel and rudder shape. Such...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,188
Posted By RichH
Re: Ever had a MEDICAL EMERGENCY while at SEA?

Here's an example of a training system for laypersons - essentially EMT or First Responder courses for wilderness situations, including 'floating' wilderness courses: SOLO Wilderness Medicine - The...
Forum: Diesel 5 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By RichH
Re: Vented siphon break

Yup, most probably the clear hose goes to a cockpit drain.
Forum: Diesel 5 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By RichH
Re: Vented siphon break

Need some pics; otherwise, all you'll get is guesses and speculations without them. ;-)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By RichH
Re: decal for dacron sail

The name of this stuff is called: "adhesive backed insignia cloth". Its a thin dacron 'taffeta' material.
Insignia Adhesive Backed Red 54" (http://www.sailrite.com/Insignia-Adhesive-Backed-Red-54)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 3,094
Posted By RichH
Re: Yanmar YSB12 -0 Turning Engine Off

On most Yanmar engines there are two ways to stop the engine from running:

1. Engine Stop control that is normally found on the engine control panel .... Pulling this control resets and lowers the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By RichH
Re: Need help, rolling furling get stuck after unwinding 5 feet of sail

Halyrad wrap.
From your pic, It may be that the splice in the terminal end of the halyard is too thick and too long and the splice cant enter into the throat of the masthead sheave. If the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,459
Posted By RichH
Re: When Do You Reef?

Yup I agree, about 10° of helm or when I can see that much of a rudder turbulence angle coming off the stern and showing the boat is skidding off to leewards ... its time to reef down a bit.
My...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,356
Posted By RichH
Re: Jib will not unroll completely

You really have to be careful as the bronze "Hoppe Brush" can easily damage the anodizing inside that 'groove'.
If that anodizing is breached you'll have the potential a BIG trouble, especially if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
Posted By RichH
Re: what might this be?

Definitely is a power plug ... those spade connections on the inside view are the 'giveaway'.

If the PO had a wind vane, he may have used a small electro-mechanical tiller-pilot to help control...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,356
Posted By RichH
Re: Jib will not unroll completely

I can agree with the combo of both .... but *the* important issue is the furler manufacture's specified 'lead angle' that the halyard makes with that top swivel; the larger that angle the less...
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By RichH
Re: Modifying Fuel Water Separator...

The issue of water uptake from the atmosphere is simple, its called chemical equilibrium.

When diesel oil is processed the heat generated essentially dehydrates it and drives off all water. All...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,356
Posted By RichH
Re: Jib will not unroll completely

The problem with installing a diverter block to the face of the mast is that youre now limited to using only ONE headsail ... a headsail that exactly matches with the lead angle from the diverter...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By RichH
Re: Need help, rolling furling get stuck after unwinding 5 feet of sail

Here you go for a discussion of 'halyard wrap' and what to do about it:
http://www.sailnet.com/forums/general-discussion-sailing-related/135210-jib-will-not-unroll-completely.html#post1755282 see...
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By RichH
Re: Modifying Fuel Water Separator...

pdq is quite correct.

YOU have modified your fuel delivery system. If you have a leak due to YOUR DESIGN which is not totally compliant to TODAYS current ABYC/USCG specs. and recommendations,...
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By RichH
Re: Modifying Fuel Water Separator...

Vinyl is incompatible with diesel fuel ... Long term soak will promote 'softening'. Suggest you change the sight tube to Tygon polyethylene or a 'teflonic'.
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By RichH
Re: What is this part on Yanmar 1GM?

The accompanying pic on the original post is not visible on my browser for some reason. However, on the typical injection pump on the QM and GM series Yanmar engines the bleed screw on these...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 7,275
Posted By RichH
Re: Rawson 30- A Blue Water Cruiser?

Here's a review of the Rawson 30: Rawson Pilothouse 30 boat review by Richard Smith | Cruising World (http://www.cruisingworld.com/sailboats/boat-reviews/rawson-pilothouse-30-a-boat-for-all-seasons)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By RichH
Re: Untwisting jib sheets?

What's happened is that the twist of the individual yarns has slipped due to excess strain on the rope; and, as the rope repeatedly strains then relaxes then the entire rope also becomes cumulatively...
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