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Search: Posts Made By: AJS
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-25-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 3,125
Posted By AJS
MOB procedure with Spinnaker up?

Thanks Jeff.

That''s pretty much what I envisioned as well and was not very happy with it.
Do you think blowing the halyard once the boat is close to head to wind would be a good idea? The chute...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-25-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 3,125
Posted By AJS
MOB procedure with Spinnaker up?

Would like to hear some thoughts on the procedure one might follow if a man overboard emergency occurs while flying the Spinnaker. Especially if undercrewed ie. only one person left on the boat.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-24-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 6,343
Posted By AJS
splicing wire

Sheaves designed to work with wire to rope halyards may damage all rope halyards. Altering the sheaves or buying new ones adds to the cost.
The method for making the splice is described in detail in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2004
Replies: 0
Views: 872
Posted By AJS
Spartalk is back

Brion Toss'' rigging message board is back to its old format.
A great place for rigging questions.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-21-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 1,874
Posted By AJS
Hand held GPS

I too have recently puchased a Garmin 76 map and am very pleased. Battery life is also very good.
Previously I was a ''Magellan Man''. I had a Magellan 315 for 4 years and was pleased with it. It...
Forum: Racing 06-17-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 3,610
Posted By AJS
Flying an undeclared oversized jib as a spinnaker


Actually, that is a valid way to fly a headsail when going downwind. Its much more efficient than poling out the clew as when going wing & wing because the luff of the sail remains...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 3,432
Posted By AJS
polyester vs. epoxy for repair

Epoxy has many advantages over polyester. To name but a few:
It''s stronger (higher tensile strength & less brittle)
It forms a much better bond with the substrate. Polyester isn''t even really...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-24-2004
Replies: 22
Views: 12,943
Posted By AJS


If you''re having a hard time starting it with the batteries, you won''t believe how tough it is by hand!
If the engine is generally reluctant to start, hand starting will usually be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-10-2004
Replies: 15
Views: 10,998
Posted By AJS
Cetol Vs Honey Teak

Varnish over Epoxy in the ONLY way to go if you want to keep maintenance to a minimum. Varnish looks great but water will eventually get underneath and begin to stain the wood and lift the varnish....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-04-2004
Replies: 21
Views: 18,472
Posted By AJS
Advice refinishing teak and holly sole

Definitely use the Varnish over Epoxy method or just epoxy alone since this won''t need UV protection.
Don''t thin the epoxy - not necessary.
Don''t sand finer than 80 grit to ensure good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-07-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 1,829
Posted By AJS
Onboard Laptop


Don''t forget how useful ''HAL'' and ''Mainframe'' were for tabulating race results during your tenure as race captain. We really have to do something about your habit of storing the printer...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 1,214
Posted By AJS
What to do next ? took Volvo apart...

I would normally agree with FloridaWriter. If the engine had only been submerged yesterday you should be able to run it, flush it out and all would be ok. But the sitting for 2 monthes before being...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-03-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 3,099
Posted By AJS
Imron Paint

I''d like to point out that Imron is not recommended for marine applications. DuPont will tell you this themselves.
I do however know of many people who have used it with no problems.
But if the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-03-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 1,214
Posted By AJS
What to do next ? took Volvo apart...


I''ve been reading along about your boat restoration adventure and wish you the best of luck.
Regarding the engine that was dunked: You have to take the whole thing out of the boat and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-20-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 1,012
Posted By AJS
fiberglass water tank

Consider using Epoxy.
Is this tank used for potable water? Epoxy may or may not be suitable.
Email West System for info:

They are always very helpfull
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-12-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 10,410
Posted By AJS
freezing point of kerosene?

Anyway, even if it did freeze it wouldn''t hurt anything because kerosene doesn''t expand when it freezes like water does. Water is one of the few few things that does this. That''s why ice floats. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-04-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 1,356
Posted By AJS
Lauralee: Here''''s your fix.

There WILL come a time when you''ll have to bleed the injector lines. Doing it from the low pressure side simply won''t work.
If air gets into these lines the only way to get it out is to bleed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-02-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By AJS
High revving engine

Yep, thats a good way to stop a runaway diesel engine. Not recommended for non-emergency use as on some motors it can cause premature wear or breakage to the decompression mechanism.
A CO2 fire...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-02-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 1,356
Posted By AJS
Lauralee: Here''''s your fix.

For God''s sake people! Of course you have to bleed the injector lines, and no, the lift pump will not do it, its not meant to. It only supplies fuel to the injector pump so that it can then pump...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-02-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 1,437
Posted By AJS

On the contrary, West System has an additive for using their epoxy as a barrier coat and it is said to be very effective.
I''ve found West System to be very easy to apply and to self level very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-02-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By AJS
High revving engine

Diesels run away when they start running on an alternate fuel source. I''ve seen this occur when a diesel starts to consume its own motor oil. Cutting the fuel supply is not effective. This can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-27-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By AJS
Connect or disconnect

I would contact the manufacturers of the both the charger and the batteries and see what they think.
Many modern smart chargers can be left connected on "float" without boiling the batteries dry,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By AJS
GPS time variance

I''m surprised to hear that. I thought GPS time was exact. Mine has always been synchonized with any others that I''ve compared with.
I''m interested to hear the answer to this one.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-08-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 958
Posted By AJS
Getting up the mast...


He made a post on his website discussion group yesterday at 4:40 pm. I wouldn''t think he would have had time to fall from a mast since then.
Unless its somebody else posting in his name....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-07-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 633
Posted By AJS
holes in the mast

The holes are already there. Just drill out the rivets and once the hardware is removed snap a pop-rivet into each hole. This looks much better than an open hole and is no different than what you...
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