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Search: Posts Made By: Waltthesalt
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Dinghy transom

Thanks. That should work just right, the motor is a 3.5HP.
Forum: Diesel 4 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: If the diesel tank is done for...

I replaced the black iron tank on my Cal 29, by pulling our the A-4 and having an aluminium replacement tank made. I upped the capacity with the new tank. I also had fittings for a level sensor,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By Waltthesalt
Dinghy transom

I've seen hard dinghy transoms with a cut-out that accommodates the coach roof to facilitate deck storage. Any ideas out there on how to rig the piece that fills the cutout when the dinghy is in the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 5 Days Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,980
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Advice for a young land lubber sailboat shopping

A good old PNW built sturdy boat that could be a good liveaboard is a Rawson polithouse. will likely cost more than 5K.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: packing nut

You must be out of water as the picture shows the packing gland backed off from the threaded housing that holds the packing. Water would be coming in in this condition. Assuming you're out of water...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 5,198
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Drinkingwater while cruising?

Something to think about reducing use. interdependent tanks so they can't be cross connected and have one fault pull the other down. Only hand pumps, no electrical. Convenient salt water access...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-07-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 5,093
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Lifespan of a Diesel Engine

A big factor in reducing life is not running the diesel at power. Running for short periods and not letting it to get to temperature causes early failures.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-23-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,463
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: 3 hp outboard--how far

I got mine from yamaha thru an outboard shop, in about 2000, they installed it. got tired of hanging over the side and spilling gas. I'll hunt around for some info. Might try to google it
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-23-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,463
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: 3 hp outboard--how far

There's a kit to convert to a external plug-in tank.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Galvanic isolators

I made one from plans on-line. Not complicated, just mounting items in a plastic box and connecting wires. Had to mail order the diode bridges. Need to have a heat sink for them e.g. aluminium...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,485
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Electrical - I did a bad bad thing (alternator / regulator)

A more common cause of failure is a voltage transient from opening the alternator output while under load. If you accidentally turn off the load from the alternator while it's running, it's very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-19-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 2,083
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Major water ingress - best emergency device?

I found a split bicycle inner tube great to seal around the shaft. Used it when replacing packing and doing other shaft work waterborne.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-19-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 6,748
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Whats your best bit of kit??

Put in a a small folding workbench about 18in sq. Folds down on the bulkhead. Sholda done it a long time ago
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 1,987
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: very small batches of resin???

I mix in a graduated plastic cup I get at the hardware store. Just did some this weekend. It's about the size of a 8 oz plastic drinking cup and is graduated to less than an ounce. I'm using...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-14-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 12,325
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

I've found having checklists helpful pre-underway, securing for the nite, leaving the boat, heavy weather.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,955
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Suppose you ran around on a falling tide

If you can position the boat so it's heeling towards the shore. This reduces the possible flooding of water over the side when it comes back up.
Forum: Diesel 10-11-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Easy way to add temperature alarm?

The exhaust sensor is to detect loss of raw water injection into the exhaust. Without this the water lift muffler and other components will see exhaust temperatures and melt or otherwise fail. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-12-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,160
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: northill anchor

I have a folding Northill in the PNW, one of three I carry:
A Fortress FX 16 and a 10 KG Bruce anchors are mounted on the bow. The Bruce can be used with a shorter scope and digs in more quickly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Jet Class 14'

I raced a jet 14 as a teenager a long, long, time ago. Then they were molded plywood built by Sidnons and Sindle in New Jersey. It was a period International 14 hull with a Snipe rig. It had a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 786
Posted By Waltthesalt
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-03-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,478
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Wiring a Bilge Pump

ABYC standard is to crimp and not solder joints. As mentioned the issue is flexibility and corrosion. While a ratcheting crimper is the best a good quiality regular one will work. Just tug on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-30-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 3,313
Posted By Waltthesalt
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,240
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Powering hot water heater with dedicated 12v

I use an tankless propane heater. They're common for RVs and easy to install. Going from DC to AC etc etc seems to have a lot of complexity and efficiency loss. Takes a lot of watts to make heat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 3,091
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Mystery water in bilge in CAL-29

Water from aft would go into the deep bilge pocket so it's coming from forward. Water getting in thru the anchor chain cap would drain there. The forward water tank is next. check the hoses and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Dinghy for Day Sailing: Mom and young kids

I like an O'Day Daysailer, and more of the racing side Lightnings for family use. There are keel boats like the Bulls Eye and Doughdish which are essentially Herreshoff 12s designed as club boats...
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