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Search: Posts Made By: saillife
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-10-2014
Replies: 132
Views: 4,831
Posted By saillife
Re: How does the marine industry price?

Take a look at the rebuild kit price for the Jabsco and you'll feel it's price is more 'marine'. As others said Jabsco makes a lot of toilet bowls and salt water isn't going to corrode the bowl.
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-25-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,395
Posted By saillife
Re: 25lb anchor on 22' boat?

That is plenty for a 22' boat. Like the previous poster said 'Bigger is better'.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By saillife
Re: Advice on mooring setup...

Why not go with a regular mooring? That is a screw or heavy mushroom. Using an anchor even a heavy one is mot the best solution for a permanent mooring.
I don't know what you gain by also tying it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-24-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 3,030
Posted By saillife
Re: Anyone ever sold at a profit?

There is one group of people that do it all the time. They are called boat brokers......:eek:

Seriously, my dad has a friend who did make money for a while flipping boats. He'd go crusing around...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By saillife
Re: Turning turtle

I was in the same situation as a kid. My dad made me capsize to prove I could right the boat and the mast dig in deep. Took both of us to right it. The moral of the story was that if I capsized the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By saillife
Re: Keeping Ospreys off stern rail

Owls are good against small birds like barn swallows (if you keep moving it) but not an Osprey. If you have a bimini you might string fishing line between the rail and the bimini to keep them away.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-22-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 2,390
Posted By saillife
Re: Scared of inboards and the Volvo md7a

If I had the choice I'd go with a Beta or Yanmar. Never had a volvo but I've heard the horror stories about part costs.

The real question on a diesel is hours. Seems 5000 hours is about the time...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By saillife
Re: Throttle won't hold position!

Actually what you want is a cable brake like this


Note that the bolt...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-16-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 2,398
Posted By saillife
Re: Inspecting fire extinguishers

My surveyor said what PaulinVictoria said. As long as they are green and under 12 years your OK. He did say you should turn them upside down and shake them a couple of times a year to keep the powder...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 7,271
Posted By saillife
Re: scrapping a sailboat

I've been watching a Cal that's being broken up for parts. Don't cry too much over this one, no updates in twenty plus years and she has sunk in her slip at least a half dozen times.

One note on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-09-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By saillife
Re: Winterizing Questions?

Lots of good comments on winterizing. This is how I do it. Empty holding tank (duh). First two steps are in the haul out slip.

1. Winterize engine. On my boat the raw water intake is a 'T'...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2014
Replies: 97
Views: 5,016
Posted By saillife
Re: How do I handle insurance claims?

More likely he saw a lawyer who told him not to talk. Doubt we'll here anything until this is all settled.
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-07-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,902
Posted By saillife
Re: knockdown vs. capsize vs. broach

Knockdown - Storm comes up and you didn't reef, drop sails quick enough. Strong wind gust, your boat is knocked on its side i.e. 90 degrees. Usually come right back up but can lead to .....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,272
Posted By saillife
Re: What do you stow after sailing? After the season?

Everything from the cockpit goes into a canvas bag (chartplotter, binocs, horn, gloves, chart). Jib sheets are coiled and draped over the winches, cushions go inside. Only things left out are two...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-31-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,391
Posted By saillife
Re: Wiring a Bilge Pump

What you really want is a ratcheting crimper. Wire nuts are a no no on a boat but, any port in a storm. Soldering is not recommended for wire connections (there are numerous debates on the web about...
Forum: Diesel 07-22-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 2,094
Posted By saillife
Re: Yanmar 1GM issues

As a previous poster said your prop is probably over pitched. That is why your seeing black smoke and the engine is lugging when you go above 2400 rpm. A properly pitched prop will have you at hull...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-21-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,356
Posted By saillife
Re: smoke filling up the cabin

Full throttle does not necessarily mean max rpm. The OP can tell us what he meant. In the navy you have full speed and flank.... Doesn't really matter, I still stand by my original post. Which was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-20-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,356
Posted By saillife
Re: smoke filling up the cabin

No one. Much like no one in this thread said max rpm except you. What is your point?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-20-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,356
Posted By saillife
Re: smoke filling up the cabin

I don't know about running at "max rpm", I don't know why people would want to. I wouldn't unless I'm in deep trouble.

Having said that I would note that a diesel engine while cruising should be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-15-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,523
Posted By saillife
Re: Passenger sick for two days after day sail???

Have a high school friend who is like that. Was out of it for days afterwards. Some people just can't handle the motion.
Forum: Diesel 07-11-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By saillife
Re: Fuel leak

What kind of engine do you have? As posted earlier a leak in the return shouldn't affect your starting.

Older Yanmars for instance, if it's cold, want the throttle advanced when starting. Remeber...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 4,876
Posted By saillife
Re: Icw

Georgia was the worst by far when we did the trip two years ago. Tides there are extreme, 5'+ and there are places where you'll need to go through on rising tide. Going outside in Florida to avoid...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 941
Posted By saillife
Re: Diesel Engine Surveys

That's not bad pricing. It pays to shop around for marinas....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 2,794
Posted By saillife
Re: Questions about standoff distance and narrow channels

If you tack in front of another vessel I believe the answer would be yes......
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-31-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,501
Posted By saillife
Re: How hot does your diesel run?

Having had other problems with my engine I've been monitoring the engine temp for several months now (fresh water cooled 3GMF). The temp at the top of the thermostat housing using an infrared...
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