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Search: Posts Made By: RichH
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,142
Posted By RichH
Re: What are the pros/cons of the Max Prop

Most Max-Props have 'set screw' ports for applying grease. To do this while underwater, obtain 2 MONEL (and with MONEL internal spring) 'zerk fittings' (grease fittings) of the exact same (metric)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,284
Posted By RichH
Re: Is "sailing performance" all in our heads?

The real difference is in the trigonometry of the sailing angles attained or compared by a lackadaisical to a precise sailor/helmsman.
A 'sloppy' helmsman may be getting through a 45+45 degree...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,005
Posted By RichH
Re: Bottom slime

A clean bottom will be faster due to the creation of more stable 'boundary layer' flow quite near the surface ... an area of relatively low speed water very close to the hull which as a result,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 821
Posted By RichH
Re: are these blisters

The usual method of attachment is soft(er) metal pins inserted into 'chamfered' bore holes of the 'straps' and with the ends of the pins/rods peened-over (flattened) flush to the 'straps' with a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By RichH
Re: Threadbare Gelcoat

Here's a 'trailer' for the John Gabriel video/DVD: Michigan Fiberglass Gelcoat Repair with John Gabriel (

Youtube also...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By RichH
Re: Threadbare Gelcoat

If you havent done this before, I suggest "Professional Gelcoat repair without a mess" by John Gabriel (video/CD).
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,364
Posted By RichH
Re: Preventing smell from bilge

A brief review of what causes 'boat stink' -

1. Probably the greatest cause of boat-stink is allowing shower water to enter the bilge. Shower discharge is loaded with zillions of exfoliated human...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By RichH
Re: Pearson 30 Bilge Pump Recommendations?

The venerable old P30 simply does not have enough space/room to install a BIG pump in its very shallow bilge. Have you considered to mount a piston/diaphragm pump in the 'wet locker' in the head...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By RichH
Re: Grounding Through Hulls?

Through-hulls should be electrically connected to the 'bonding' system ....

Here's the latest thoughts on lightning protection from the 'guru' of boat lightning research (formerly from Florida...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 596
Posted By RichH
Re: Preventing spade rudder line fouling?

A most common place for trap warps to 'catch' on spade rudders is between the VERY top of the rudder and the hull - the normal 'gap' between the top of the rudder and the hull. The line gets...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 735
Posted By RichH
Re: Need suggestions - 20' competitive lake boat

There used to be a dealer for Holder-20s in the Allentown (Foglesville) Pa area.
There are several Holder 20s on Lake Nockamixon and I know there was one for sale as of last summer; so, try the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By RichH
Re: Shipmate Kerosene Heater 701CH

Supposedly, "Sailorman" a new & used boat parts & supply store in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl has most parts, etc. for Shipmate (Richmond Ring) stoves.‎
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 872
Posted By RichH
Re: Sail condition question

Fairly good looking mainsail.

Here's what I see, 2 possible 'problems'
1. the smaller diagonal wrinkles near the luff indicate that probably the sail is raised without sufficient luff tension. ...
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-04-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,796
Posted By RichH
Re: Dropping the hook for the here ok? is a great guide to the *common* anchorages along the ICW.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By RichH
Re: Waste Bladder fills up with saltwater as soon as I pump out.

Your bladder is probably below your waterline and is allowing the seawater to 'back fill' into the bladder .
Close your through-hull or install a 'vented loop' (vacuum breaker) on the discharge to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By RichH
Re: Seagull IV Water Filter - why so expensive?

I was deeply involved in 'filtration engineering' for well over 35 years working in ultra-pure filtration and 'molecular separation' with 'filters'.

First off, the SeaGull housing is VERY well...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-28-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By RichH
Re: can your standing rigging be too big

1/16" difference in wire diameter isnt going to make that much difference on a 'coastal' or 'inshore' design boat. Just set up to PROPER tension and observe, especially observe the amount of 'sag'...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-25-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By RichH
Re: Drying out holes in fiberglass before filling

Suggest that you
1. dry out the core by using a sealed 'tent' made of plastic film, containing either a deliquescent salt (Damp Rid) or silica gel (the same stuff used for drying flowers, etc.). ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-10-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,730
Posted By RichH
Re: Low friction rings for single-line reefing

I dont have experience with the Goļot reefing cringles. I dont think I need them as my double line systems are fairly friction free ... or maybe my reefing technique is different than most.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By RichH
Re: Bottom paint advice needed

Ablative paint such as Micron does this when too too many layers are built up and the earlier under-layers start to loose adhesion. The real solution is to only paint with ablative paint when you...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-06-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,390
Posted By RichH
Re: Near-shore tide what to expect. "Need some Guidance"

Simple rule for tides when offshore: the tides go 'up' and 6 hours later (on the East Coast w/ diurnal tides) the tides go 'down'. When offshore you dont get the FLOW (current) of tides as you do in...
Forum: Diesel 01-05-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 2,525
Posted By RichH
Re: engine hours

10K hrs. is the typical limit on these smaller marine diesels. Such an engine with 5K hours is only in 'mid life', IF the engine had good maintenance.

For a complete evaluation, I would suggest...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-04-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By RichH
Re: Evaluating sails in off season

Your rig is a hybrid - no jib, no boom, no 'wire stays'/rigging, etc. so the 'normal' methods of analysis of 'heavy helm' will not apply.

However, you probably...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-31-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By RichH
Re: Should I bother with a back stay adjuster

As faster recommends, an easy and strong backstay adjuster on such a fractional rigged boat will vastly improve performance ........ and safety.
The 'upwind' benefits are the ability to FLATTEN the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-28-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By RichH
Re: ST-60 speed calibration

The ST60 'bi-data' speedo/depth meter has an apparent specific upper limit when in 'calibration mode' that often times is unable to correctly match actual boat speed (paddle wheel speed). Ive asked...
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