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Forum: Racing   06-01-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,669
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: RaceQ's app

Here's a link to a race recorded on RaceQ that I found on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfYRNnLd9aE&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-03-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 2,820
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Exclamation This PFD could have killed me!

Starting the new season, I thought it would be a good idea to test the inflatable PFDs. So, I took them home and inflated them through the oral inflator.

Big 'Oh shite' moment: One of them, the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-30-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 863
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Pole end jamming

Candle wax & mineral oil is still just paraffin. (US not UK, where paraffin is kerosene.)

You can go to any pharmacy and buy soft paraffin, premade and prepacked, sold for use in "hot wax"...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-30-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 863
Posted By krisscross
Re: Pole end jamming

I would try a mix of candle wax and mineral oil. Roughly 3 parts of wax to 1 part mineral oil. Heat in a can and mix, pour on the parts while still warm. I use it on sail tracks and jib hanks. Quite...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 863
Posted By overbored
Re: Pole end jamming

I remove the end pin. don't need it the shackle on the rope end keeps the pin in. remove the pin and clean and load up with lanocote
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 863
Posted By Stumble
Re: Pole end jamming

I am not familure with that specific end, but it is a pretty common issue with this type of end. Pulling it all the way apart, greasing the parts with a dry lubricant can help, but nothing in my...
Forum: Electronics   03-17-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,702
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: New AIS Rule

The West Marine "Port Supply" web site has a breakdown for class "A" and class "B" requirements. I didn't really do an analysis but by category there were far more class "A" requirements. In...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-12-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By Omatako
Re: Weather Guessing

I have used this website for a while now:

www.earth.nullschool.net

It provides for 5 days out as a prediction and their predictions (for me) are pretty good.

By clicking in the spot that you...
Forum: Diesel   11-07-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,065
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Radiator Cap

Sometimes when the coolant and header tank gets hot, those rubber boots expand and leak, leaving dried salts around the outside edges. I replaced the rubber end caps on a Perkins 4108 several years...
Forum: Diesel   11-06-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,065
Posted By dabnis
Re: Radiator Cap

Some ways to do a pressure test:

1. Fill with coolant or fresh water right to the brim, when everything is cold. With a large rag or towel over the cap, slowly loosen the cap when hot....
Forum: Diesel   10-31-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,065
Posted By TQA
Re: Radiator Cap

WARNING

Please don't taste it.

Ethylene Glycol the active constituent of most antifreezes is poisonous.
Forum: Racing   10-29-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,086
Posted By Chris2880
Re: Robot Sailing Regatta Course - video

if you are interested, I wrote some debrief reports on :

Discussion Forum - DIY Drones (http://diydrones.com/forum/categories/boats/listForCategory)
Forum: Diesel   10-16-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,065
Posted By Multihullgirl
Re: Radiator Cap

...and while you're getting a radiator cap, be advised that the Volvo cap is frighteningly expensive @$87, and I was able to source from NAPA, who matched the example I brought, for $5. Be sure the...
Forum: Racing   10-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,935
Posted By Stumble
Re: Spinnaker shackles

Faster,

When dealing with dyneema it isn't the strength loss from the knot so much as it is the knot undoing itself as the line slides past itself. Depending on size dyneema has shown a propensity...
Forum: Racing   10-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,935
Posted By Gary M
Re: Spinnaker shackles

I race and we put the chute up and down quite often some days. I have all Wichard shackles and can't remember one opening up. However on many race boats the foredeck has some vinyl tape in his/her...
Forum: Racing   10-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,935
Posted By Multihullgirl
Re: Spinnaker shackles

If you don't or can't tape them (my usual, but then I don't set chutes like monohulls do). If you leave the chute on deck in its bag, as we do, you can just tape the shackle and be done with it.
...
Forum: Racing   10-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,935
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Spinnaker shackles

I have never seen a properly seated snap shackle "pop" open. It does not take much rust/debris to prevent the pin from fully engaging the stirrup eye, however, and, with that the shackle appears to...
Forum: Diesel   08-28-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By deniseO30
Re: Vented siphon break

the plastic one made by vetus that was on my boat failed. I only found it by investigating what the small hose was that came off of it and into a connection down hill to the exhaust hose about 2ft...
Forum: Diesel   08-27-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By Faster
Re: Vented siphon break

You need both venting and a place to dispose of the occasional dribble (depending on water flow and exhaust geometry) so I think the cockpit drain makes sense. Seems I've heard some discharging into...
Forum: Diesel   08-12-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Stop cable

As I suggested in my first post, try holding the cable with Vicegrips. That should allow you to apply enough torque to the handle to unscrew it.
Forum: Diesel   07-25-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Glow Plugs

The problem many make is "over glow". Modern glow plugs need only about 7-12 seconds on a normal starting battery and even less on a large house bank where voltage will sag even less.

With our Li...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-14-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 477,600
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Silver Spray Ranch in East Sooke was planted with spruce back in the mid 30's to replace the spars on the tall ships being lost to submarines (see 'the last grain race or Irving Johnson's film going...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-10-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 477,600
Posted By kimbottles
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Francis Lee is about the same beam and 10' LOA and 15' LWL longer than my Swede55. She weights just a tad more at 19,000#s.

The Swede55 tended to lift over the waves much more than plunge through...
Forum: Diesel   05-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,794
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Morse single-arm engine controls

No, I don't recall any. Man up already and take the damn thing apart! ;) I'm scratching my head trying to remember if there was a split ring involved somewhere..... Not sure that there was. Even...
Forum: Diesel   05-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,794
Posted By fryewe
Re: Morse single-arm engine controls

If the innards of this control is similar to the old dual lever controls of Morse I had to renew you will find a plastic bushing or two inside and any you find will be brittle. The first of the two...
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