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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By casey1999
Re: Kanzaki transmission questions

rbwham,
Just a few items you may want to also check:

1. Can you run the engine/ transmission in fwd and rev while the prop shaft is disconnected? This might tell you if the problem is with the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   5 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By casey1999
Re: Kanzaki transmission questions

Would the Kanzaki KM3V transmission have this same oil screen filter? That is the transmission I have and have never seen a maintenance requirement for this transmission other than changing the 30...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   5 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By casey1999
Re: Rig tension too tight?

This is a good source for rigging information (go to page 28 and keep reading):

http://www.riggingandsails.com/pdf/selden-tuning.pdf

Note: that selden sometimes recommends going to 40% of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   6 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By casey1999
Re: Rig tension too tight?

Looks like your rig may be too tight. According to Loos, and other rigger information I have seen, the forestay should be max 15% (some references I have seen say up to a max of 20%) of breaking...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   6 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By casey1999
Re: Rig tension too tight?

Here is some good information (Hit the instructions tab):
http://loosnaples.com/tension-gauges/90-model-b
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 624
Views: 47,271
Posted By casey1999
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Sounds like the engine was done before it started making all the racket, due to damaged bearings, from mis-alignment. Sometimes it is best to run a piece of equipment until it breaks, then you know...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By casey1999
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-25-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 2,662
Posted By casey1999
Re: Why buy new rigging?

Yes, however like I previously stated, if rigging loads are kept below about 30% of breaking strength fatigue failure should not be a problem (interesting this is just above the FAA limit of 25%, the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-25-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 2,662
Posted By casey1999
Re: Why buy new rigging?

FWIW:
I contacted an apparently well know and recommended "airplane rigger" and asked him how are airplane control cables and structural cables replacements are based (time in use or inspection...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-24-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By casey1999
Re: Your Opinion on Storm Tactics

I agree with you, I let my boat fend for herself. IMO, the article is full of contradictions, on one hand it says do not out run weather based on forecast, then it says beat and go away from a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-24-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By casey1999
Your Opinion on Storm Tactics

I just received this e-mail from Practical Sailor Mag:

https://secure.practical-sailor.com

To me this statement contradicts the reason for the article:

"I do have to admit, though, that I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-24-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 2,662
Posted By casey1999
Re: Why buy new rigging?

Doing an internet search I found this article. Loos is a big supplier of boat rigging wire, I am not sure if they still manufacturer. But this article does bring up a good point. The quality of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-24-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 2,662
Posted By casey1999
Re: Why buy new rigging?

Osha Requirements (cranes):
http://blog.lifting.com/lifting-blog/?Tag=wire+rope+inspection

Subpart CC – Cranes and Derricks in
Construction: Wire Rope – Inspection
This fact sheet describes the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-24-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 2,662
Posted By casey1999
Re: Why buy new rigging?

Check out the loos site, good rig tuning instructions:
Tension Gauges (http://loosnaples.com/how-tos/tension-gauges)


Sizes .172 to .375 and 4.4mm to 9.5mm




The Loos tension gauges...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-24-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 2,662
Posted By casey1999
Re: Why buy new rigging?

I have crewed on this boat. And from what the owner told me a few years back, the standing rigging was never changed since the boat was built (rigging is stainless). This boat has sailed several...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-24-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 2,662
Posted By casey1999
Re: Why buy new rigging?

At my job I am responsible for inspection of all weight handling rigging gear including cranes, cables, hooks, turnbuckles, shackles, rope, slings, chokers ect. The only criteria we use to determine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 2,662
Posted By casey1999
Re: Why buy new rigging?

Its got to do with pre-stress. Google "post tensioning" and "pretension of structures" same as tensioning of a bolt to actually reduce stress cyclic loading. Or a pre-stressed concrete span. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 2,662
Posted By casey1999
Re: Why buy new rigging?

More rigs fall over in pen or mooring as that is where most boats spend their lives, especially boats that are not maintained, including rig tuning.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 2,662
Posted By casey1999
Re: Why buy new rigging?

If the rigging is tensioned properly, the pre-stress (normally 8-15% of breaking strength) will render the rocking of the boat at a mooring (or at anchor) stress irrelevant. Should not have a slack...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 2,662
Posted By casey1999
Re: Why buy new rigging?

Allied Titanium:
Allied Titanium - Affordable Titanium Now (http://www.alliedtitanium.com/)
I ended up mailing the chain plates and tangs to Allied (located in Washington state) and had them copy-...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 2,662
Posted By casey1999
Re: Why buy new rigging?

I just had the same thing happen, except they came in by boat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 2,662
Posted By casey1999
Re: Why buy new rigging?

Good article:
Another dismasting prompts new alert | Soundings Online (http://www.soundingsonline.com/news/coastwise/249062-another-dismasting-prompts-new-alert)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 2,662
Posted By casey1999
Re: Why buy new rigging?

I had a chain plate on my boat that been there since 1978. I am not sure what it was ever used for, as I have never used it. It is just like the main shroud chain plate, only located aft 3 inches...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-02-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,680
Posted By casey1999
Re: Stainless Steel Quality

I got my Titanium Chain Plates the other day in the mail from Allied Titanium. They look good. I also had all the mast tangs made out of titanium. Got all the bolts in titanium for the Chain...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-02-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By casey1999
Alignment of Strut, Shaft Log, and Engine

I am in the process of replacing all engine mounts (Yanmar 3gmd), cutless bearing and the shaft log/packing gland/hose. Currently all are aligned, but cutless is worn as well as shaft log and engine...
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