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Search: Posts Made By: ericroline
Forum: Diesel 04-08-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 1,712
Posted By ericroline
Do a speed RPM graph to find out the most...

Do a speed RPM graph to find out the most efficient region for the engine. Diesels like to run at 80% of rated HP for the most efficient and long life area. I will run 2800, 2900 rpm for long periods...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,160
Posted By ericroline
I bought a light #1 genny from National (Dirk)...

I bought a light #1 genny from National (Dirk) many yrs ago and always placed in the top 3. I carried it in a little heavier air than designed many a time and only re-broad seamed it once on 3 seams...
Forum: Diesel 02-24-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 8,773
Posted By ericroline
If temp is a direct ratio from the change in...

If temp is a direct ratio from the change in volume 22 to 1 then the instantaneous temps would be over 1,000f, enough for flash point of diesel....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-24-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,706
Posted By ericroline
If the amplifier is driven into clipping, the...

If the amplifier is driven into clipping, the result is an output wave that appears closer to a square wave that is full of harmonic energy that can fry tweeters..... Woofer voice coils can be wound...
Forum: Electronics 12-24-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,992
Posted By ericroline
I have Raymarine/ Raytheon instruments, autopilot...

I have Raymarine/ Raytheon instruments, autopilot on both my CAl 9.2 and Santana525. I've had to return the St50 speed for not working when it got cold, ~35f and it was repaired out of warranty for...
Forum: Electronics 12-24-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,992
Posted By ericroline
I have Raymarine/ Raytheon instruments, autopilot...

I have Raymarine/ Raytheon instruments, autopilot on both my CAl 9.2 and Santana525. I've had to return the St50 speed for not working when it got cold, ~35f and it was repaired out of warranty for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,182
Posted By ericroline
Weed proof, doppler units are now available for a...

Weed proof, doppler units are now available for a lot of ca$h. I just pull and clean mine before important races. It ties into the ST60 system for VMG calcs.
Do not use petrolium grease on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-05-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,964
Posted By ericroline
Making Haylards Internal

The complexity of the process depends on the mast section and the halyard sheave. On a 9.2 the internal halyard exits through a slot and is fed through a turning block that fastens to the base of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-08-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,551
Posted By ericroline
Sailcoat is a perflorinated hydocarbon compound....

Sailcoat is a perflorinated hydocarbon compound. Another trade name is Krytox. It is a great dry film lubricant.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-05-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,583
Posted By ericroline
I installed AGM's in both sailboats. Low self...

I installed AGM's in both sailboats. Low self discharge and quick charge is what I was looking for. Frequent overnighters and not having reliable shore power is less than desired and I wanted the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-05-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,295
Posted By ericroline
Stainless has a weakness in saltwater for pit...

Stainless has a weakness in saltwater for pit corrosion, where the ions setup a cell and eat away if there is a lack of O2 to form the protective oxide layer.
If you are going to the trouble and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-05-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,465
Posted By ericroline
I have the ST2000 and ST1000 as a back up. The...

I have the ST2000 and ST1000 as a back up. The ST2000 has a remote ST6001 head by the chart plotter to allow for missing the hard water at our low tide. Both units are over 5 yrs old, and work great....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-05-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 3,085
Posted By ericroline
I have a ST60 speed that when I talked to the...

I have a ST60 speed that when I talked to the Raymarine techs, it utilizes a HALL effect sensor in the transducer, Power, Gnd and signal, 0 to 12 volt swing.
Give them a call about the ST30, It...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-05-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 5,379
Posted By ericroline
The old Cetol utilizes iron oxide as a primary...

The old Cetol utilizes iron oxide as a primary additive for enhanced UV protection. The other less opaque versions are good, but the original has the longest lasting protection. A mater of choice,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-05-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 4,891
Posted By ericroline
I've been looking for a transom ladder for 3 yrs,...

I've been looking for a transom ladder for 3 yrs, the Cal 9.2 was available with one as an option, most did not pay the hi co$t that they charged. I found a used one at a fair prince $125, that was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-05-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By ericroline
The best is to replace, in the short term a...

The best is to replace, in the short term a couple options.
Clean outside of tank scuff area and dry, 3M 4000, or even 5200 (the evil stuff) place a patch over the area.
If the discharge is not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-05-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 8,540
Posted By ericroline
The 2GM has decompression levers that you can...

The 2GM has decompression levers that you can engage at idle to see if you have a dead cylinder, If you do, lifting on level will have no effect, the other will kill the engine.
Lost cylinder at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-05-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By ericroline
Most current meters on boats are voltage meters...

Most current meters on boats are voltage meters that can read very low voltage drops across a low ohm shunt. The one that I installed was a 75milivolt at 300 Amps. There are other combinations as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-05-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,549
Posted By ericroline
The best gimbled oil lamps are the fastnet lamps...

The best gimbled oil lamps are the fastnet lamps from the UK, I installed chart LEDs lights , one white and one red goose necked for chart reading, they were on Ebay at a very good price. LED lights...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-05-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,307
Posted By ericroline
Do a complete change over while you are at it....

Do a complete change over while you are at it. New hoses clamps etc.... and cross it of the to do list ..
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-05-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By ericroline
May you enjoy many sunsets and full moon cruises....

May you enjoy many sunsets and full moon cruises. A sail boat is many things to many folks. Those that like to tinker , and endless project list of ideas to try; to the adventureous a path to new...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-05-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 7,377
Posted By ericroline
I have had a basic standard horizion with thumb...

I have had a basic standard horizion with thumb wheel channel selector, worked great, just large and not waterproof, My favorite was/is an Icom M1 of which I have 2. Great receive sensitivity! and 5...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-05-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 3,311
Posted By ericroline
I completed an electrical rebuild on my Cal 9.2....

I completed an electrical rebuild on my Cal 9.2. Main additions were a ZAP Stop (diode and fuse combo) on the alternator, protects the alternator from an open circuit (cheap insurance over the cost...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-22-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 8,235
Posted By ericroline
Prop walk is just part of the beast, some more...

Prop walk is just part of the beast, some more than others, The Cal 9.2 has a deep rudder that quickly overcomes the prop walk. The worst boat that I've been on is the Catalina 27, it can do circles...
Forum: S2 01-12-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 2,196
Posted By ericroline
Cal 9.2 with 2GM20, 14Dx12P RH prop. Rpm will go...

Cal 9.2 with 2GM20, 14Dx12P RH prop. Rpm will go to 3600 while underway , but will not go much over 2400 while at the dock in forward. The engine RPM and hull speed are at about 60% efficient, 40%...
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