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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-13-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By rrh
Re: Leaking fiberglass fuel tank

What about using a fuel bladder? There are custom and standard sizes available. I can't offer advice on fixing a fiberglass tank. You don't mention if you are storing gasoline or diesel. That...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-01-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 1,858
Posted By rrh
Re: How to start diesel in spring

My first thought is "why no water separator"? I think that adding a water separator/fuel filter would be a priority to me. I haven't had marine diesel, but lots on the shore. Others probably know...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-01-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 9,118
Posted By rrh
Maine Sail, Again, thanks for the reply and...

Maine Sail,
Again, thanks for the reply and explanation. As I said, I bought a couple of rolls of the Bed-It tape. I am in the process of going through my Watkins 23 for a major overhaul. As I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-01-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 9,118
Posted By rrh
Maine Sail, I bought some of this tape. It is...

Maine Sail,
I bought some of this tape. It is excellent. A question though, what is the problem with the RV type for marine use?
Thanks
Richard
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-22-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 3,443
Posted By rrh
Interesting discussion. I like dreaming and...

Interesting discussion. I like dreaming and doing. Have done quite a bit of both. I hope you really enjoy your dream when it becomes reality. Whether power-boating and offshore fishing, sailing,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-21-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,855
Posted By rrh
I have a Watkins 23 (2500 lbs). I have a 6 hp...

I have a Watkins 23 (2500 lbs). I have a 6 hp Johnson 2 stroke. It is all I need, except if you need to stop fast :-) I hardly ever run over 1/2 to 2/3 throttle. It has a "weedless" style prop...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-23-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 1,623
Posted By rrh
Talking Rockter, Hate to disappoint you, but you Have...

Rockter,
Hate to disappoint you, but you Have violated that rule :D Unless I am wrong, and I could be. I'm just sayin'. I think a year is a unit of measure and that means you just wrote a plural...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-17-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 1,712
Posted By rrh
Merry Christmas to You and to all on Sailnet. ...

Merry Christmas to You and to all on Sailnet.
Richard
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-17-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 9,062
Posted By rrh
saurav16, I can't give you a real definitive...

saurav16,
I can't give you a real definitive answer on this, but with a little more information, I'll bet you will get some good advice. The lighter fabric is for lighter wind and likewise heavier...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-16-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 4,153
Posted By rrh
I have a small boat and a big genoa. I have a...

I have a small boat and a big genoa. I have a Forespar telescoping whisker. It is a twist lock, not the rigged type you see on the video above. I love it when coming home on a sea breeze. It's a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-15-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,824
Posted By rrh
Oil Sump in Pump?

Many of the older pumps, (all that I have worked on) have self-contained oil sump. Maybe a diesel mechanic will provide a more definitive answer. The newer, common rail system don't seem to have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-15-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,824
Posted By rrh
If it continues to be diluted with diesel, you...

If it continues to be diluted with diesel, you will want to have it serviced. It could be as simple as o-rings or a cracked diaphragm. Even so, there is probably a vent on the side (maybe the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-10-2008
Replies: 107
Views: 5,290
Posted By rrh
It really is too bad that Sailnet was bullied...

It really is too bad that Sailnet was bullied into pulling the original thread. However, the value of Sailnet in bringing this issue and others like it to light is not lost. As long as there are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-08-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,907
Posted By rrh
Rockter said, "You simply unfurl the...

Rockter said, "You simply unfurl the sail..."
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-08-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,907
Posted By rrh
Speed Agent, A really good solvent is Goof Off....

Speed Agent,
A really good solvent is Goof Off. I wouldn't use it on anything but metal as a rule though. It will take off paint quicker than lacquer thinner. I find it takes off stuff that...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-04-2008
Replies: 63
Views: 4,616
Posted By rrh
No need to really restate the consensus, but to...

No need to really restate the consensus, but to add another yes to it. The knocks in the school of hard knocks are really hard. Get lessons formally (school) or informally (friends with competent...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-03-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,408
Posted By rrh
If you decide to use an additive, you could...

If you decide to use an additive, you could probably just mix it in your can that you use to top off the boat. It would be a bit like what I do with my outboard powered boat. I have to mix the oil...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-03-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,408
Posted By rrh
I agree with SD regarding the fuels being...

I agree with SD regarding the fuels being essentially the same. However, it should be noted that the boat diesel is died (red) for "off-road" use. So, while you can put highway diesel in a boat, it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-01-2008
Replies: 198
Views: 13,257
Posted By rrh
10 seconds from back door to boat. Then, have to...

10 seconds from back door to boat. Then, have to hook it to the dually, then twenty minutes to the ramp, then (depending on which ramp and tides) thirty minutes picking my way through sand and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-13-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 3,070
Posted By rrh
I will preface what I say with the disclaimer...

I will preface what I say with the disclaimer that I don't have much experience on marine diesel. However, I have some experience on highway and farm diesels. I would consider pulling the injectors...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-13-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By rrh
Could you have a bad engine ground? I had a twin...

Could you have a bad engine ground? I had a twin engine boat that had a loose ground and ate zincs for lunch. The boat was kept on a trailer but probably did a dozen or more offshore trips per...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-03-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 11,026
Posted By rrh
Sure would be nice if it folded. Had a big...

Sure would be nice if it folded. Had a big slotted teak swim platform on my power boat. On the hook, seas over a couple of feet would really make it smack. I mean loudly. Other than that, the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-03-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,619
Posted By rrh
You should also be sure the ladder stands...

You should also be sure the ladder stands vertically in the water when your weight is on it. If it leans in under the boat or away from you as you climb, it will still be VERY difficult to re-board...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-26-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,624
Posted By rrh
There will probably be quite a few ideas here,...

There will probably be quite a few ideas here, but for what it's worth, here's my 2 cents. I don't guess you can get it on the front of the inflatable, but that is the best. Sometimes there isn't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-29-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 3,142
Posted By rrh
I don't have any experience with an A4, but had...

I don't have any experience with an A4, but had similar problem with my previous boat. I had two 350 Chevrolet engines. One would never idle after a long, offshore run. Filters, electric fuel...
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