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Search: Posts Made By: RichH
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By RichH
Re: Boom Gallows

Faster's advice is spot on - full hoist.

I would suggest before you do 'any' modifications to sail or gallows that you first raise the sail and check the tack angle that the sail makes with the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By RichH
Re: FSR, ON/OFF etc--paint/decal damage

The principal 'active' ingredient in FSR is oxalic acid which for boats is used to extract iron and tannin staining from gelcoat. Being an acid it will also 'etch' the copper in bottom paints...
Forum: Engines 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By RichH
Re: Belt deflection gauge for Yanmar 3GM30F

NAPA AUTO PARTS (http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/CatalogItemDetail.aspx/Belt-Tension-Gauge/_/R-NBGKR1_0006447252)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,503
Posted By RichH
Re: Departing the slip in reverse singlehanded

Use your rubrail on the outer pilings as you exit ... and always turn in reverse to the boats portside (with right-handed prop, the most common config.), even if it means that you will now have to do...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 906
Posted By RichH
Re: looking for help on where to set my jib block

Excellent post by JeffH .... as per usual.


Here's a very precise (detailed) means of accurately setting the fairlead (jib block) position that requires correctly setting/trimming the MAINSAIL...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By RichH
Top down Spinn Furlers ...

Im looking for actual user testimonials/experience of the top down spinn furlers.

Specifically Im seeking performance/usage, problems encountered such as sail cloth abrasion, continuous control...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 920
Posted By RichH
Re: Carabiners as jib hanks? (and other uses)

The Norway type bronze piston hanks are best cleaned/maintained (removing the green) by soaking them in lemon juice / citric acid then spraying on clear lacquer. No need to remove them from the...
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By RichH
Re: Yanmar head gasket replacement as preventive maintenance?

aa3jy has got it 100% right .... periodically retorque the engine head. Such will keep the correct pressure onto the head gasket, prevent/lessen the head from warping, etc. etc.

You should be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,207
Posted By RichH
Re: Engine Instruments Fail to Read - Help!

That your situation arises after the engine becomes 'warm', suggests that the primary wiring circuit of your engine control panel has significant corrosion in (probably most of) its electrical...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,105
Posted By RichH
Re: Engine Compartment Fire Extinguisher

Thermax temperature indication measurement level strips, one way color change, supply chain process integrity (http://www.tempil.com/products/thermax/6-level-strips/)
.... or do websearch or...
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By RichH
Re: Coolant leak Westerbeke W27

Pic #3, I think, shows the problem: The leakage appears to coming from the bolt which is not sealing the (right side in the pic) component to the right side of the flange. The possible causes:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By RichH
Re: Asym sizing

Why is it that in the trade winds zones, that the 'turney-pointy thing' on top of the mast is the DESTINATION FINDER ??????? :-o

Take heart, as with the present advent of damn few to a rare...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By RichH
Re: Asym sizing

Your J is ~19ft.
Your I is 58.ft
A proper Asymm for the P53 will be in the 'range' of 160-170% LP =
= 19 x 58 x (.75) x 1.65 = approx. 1360 sq. ft.


An average sloop 45'er
J= 16'
I = 45...
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 904
Posted By RichH
Re: Should I dump my fuel?

You make the case of dumping the oil, cleaning the tank ... and starting all over again with a clean system/tankage.
With the potential of 'pounds' of debris inside the tank (~100 gallon tank),...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By RichH
Re: vibration from prop shaft

..... and a properly sized clearance for a cutless bearing is approx. 0,005" per inch of shaft diameter. ~0,125 vs. 0,005" is a LOT of 'slop' and the shaft is probably 'crashing' into the remnants...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By RichH
Re: encapsulated keel?

Then you're damn lucky. Just 'strength fix' the hole.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By RichH
Re: encapsulated keel?

The danger with encapsulated keels is rusting of the iron. Ferric oxide (red rust) is less dense that iron and therefore can produce a LOT of pressure as it forms, potentially pushing and separating...
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 904
Posted By RichH
Re: Should I dump my fuel?

Do websearch for "kerosene fungus' ... or "cladosporium resinae" + "pseudomonas aeruginosa" + "diesel oil" as these are the most common contaminants in diesel fuel.
Without a fungicide +...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By RichH
Diving Instructor Robbed and Killed in Bahamas

Diving instructor robbed and killed on yacht in Bahamas located in Bahamas & Turks & Caicos | Waterway Guide News Update...
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 904
Posted By RichH
Re: Should I dump my fuel?

I would most respectfully disagree with almost everything you just posted ---- with the sole exception of the use of the pressure wands for cleaning.
;-)
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 904
Posted By RichH
Re: Should I dump my fuel?

Professional fuel polishers who do not clean the tank walls FIRST, are snake oil salesmen.

As one very deeply involved and highly experienced in filtration engineering: ....
Remove/drain the...
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By RichH
Re: Hot engine

If the upper chambers of the cooling passages are not air-locked (and need to be 'burped'), probably the gage sensor sending unit probe is at fault.

Most of these probes operate by electrically...
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By RichH
Re: Volvo 2003 Air filter

Suggest you look at K&N automotive filters; but, NOT the 'oil bath' type --- only the 'dry' pleated paper cartridge types.

Go to the K&N website there 'should' be a filter sizing chart based on...
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By RichH
Re: Diesel fuel tank replacement

Add the extra 'boss'/connection to the tank for the return line.

Adding a return line to a Tee in the vent circuit is a sure way to blow any liquid that gets trapped in the (a sagging) vent line...
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 839
Posted By RichH
Re: Should engine mounts be replaced

A one or two, etc. degree propshaft difference caused by differing engine heights isnt going to be visually noticeable in prop angle, especially the closer the cutless bearing and strut is to the...
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