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Search: Posts Made By: RichH
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By RichH
Re: Flat glass into curved frames Pearson 26

The best way to establish the 'curve' of such window glazing is an OVEN and a form/mold upon which to heat bend the glazing.

You'll need extra glazing as the first attempt(s) will usually not be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,357
Posted By RichH
Re: How bad is this bottom issue (photo)

What is the boat? as the gel-pox looks very similar to that found on certain pre-vinyl ester boats of the 70s & 80s; and, the probable cause is poor timing and imperfect cure of the gelcoat as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 589
Posted By RichH
Re: Jib will not unroll completely

Usually has nothing to do with halyard tension.

The typical 'problem' is called halyard lead angle ... the angle that the halyard makes between the mast sheave and the furler's top swivel; the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By RichH
Re: Rusty Rode

Reverse the chain end for end and use the 'good' section that still has adequate
galvanizing.
For the Chesapeake and because you have a lot of chain you dont use on this rode ..... consider to have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By RichH
Re: Filling voids prior to gel coat ?

The best 'filler' for small 'voids', gouges, etc. when repairing gelcoat = "Cabosil" aka: WEST SYSTEM Colloidal Silica filler #406.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By RichH
Re: Storing/using VC17 anti-fouling

Shelf life of mixed-up VC is probably indefinite; other than the copper particles 'clumping' together. The 'clumping' can be easily remedied by taking the unused mixture to a paint store that has...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 736
Posted By RichH
Re: New storm jib rigging

Example of Pre-feeder: Harken Carbo Racing Foil Pre-Feeder (http://www.landfallnavigation.com/harken7006.html)
It prevents/lessens the amount of binding / jamming of the luff tape of a jib/genoa AT...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By RichH
Re: AC recharging

An autoparts store AC kit will or 'may' be sufficient to do the job you require. Id opt for those 134a kits that indicate and 'correlate' ambient temperature for the correct pressure (vs. ambient...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,263
Posted By RichH
Re: What are the pros/cons of the Max Prop

2 zerc fittings of minimum mass applied essentially to quite near the center of rotation and center of rotational mass isnt going to make any difference to the 'balance' of such a prop, especially...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,263
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: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By RichH
Re: Perkins M20 Fuel Filter

Racor doesnt make specific 'engine mounted' fuel filters for engines. Engine mounted fuel filter cartridges as applied in specific engine manufacturers filter housings are usually supplied by the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,338
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By RichH
Re: Paint v. Gelcoat

Gelcoat repair and refinish is easy ... if you have minimal spray gun experience; and, if not you can easily learn how. Michigan Fiberglass Gelcoat Repair with John Gabriel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,263
Posted By RichH
Re: What are the pros/cons of the Max Prop

Im DELIGHTED with the performance of my (short hub) Max-Prop.
Ive 'repitched' several times and can state emphatically that my engine is now 'maxed' because of the Max Prop, etc. etc. etc.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By RichH
Re: Bowline on a bight

A bowline on a bight is a PITA and can jam up tight or even capsize if 'backloaded'.

The 'alpine butterfly' knot is what a climber would use: Alpine Butterfly Loop | How to tie the Alpine...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By RichH
Re: Maryland user tax for out of state boat

THIS IS ENTIRELY FALSE .... If your boat, for ANY REASON whatsoever, is within MD and exceeds the '90 day grace period', you OWE the 'differential' of any sales taxes paid .... plus interest, plus...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By RichH
Re: Bottom paint, not sure I believe the Interlux advice..

I 'used to' hot coat (interlux) bottom paint to freshly applied epoxy barrier coats, etc. Eventually the ablative bottom coat will fail AT the interface between the barrier and the first layer of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,369
Posted By RichH
Re: Your anchor is too big

Because sometimes you do sometimes choose to anchor in less than ideal bottom conditions which prevent 'flawless' performance of any anchor. Anchoring in areas of scoured-out marl or 'cochina'...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,369
Posted By RichH
Re: Your anchor is too big

I prefer to use a heavier than normal anchor, and I prefer to use heavier than normal all chain rode, for the following reason:

Bottom characteristics especially around islands that are subject to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 897
Posted By RichH
Re: Cetol Marine Finish Woes

I think christian.hess makes a VERY important point re: solvents and especially STRIPPERS (paint removers). If you dont remove the traces of these 'soaked-in' chemicals, either by allowing 'dry out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 897
Posted By RichH
Re: Cetol Marine Finish Woes

Bubbles can appear during the application of any coating on (POROUS) wood and whether brushed, sprayed, etc.

The usual 'cause/culprit' is SUNLIGHT and the heating of the wood surface which causes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By RichH
Re: Options for faulty screw holes epoxy or..?

When repairing 'torn out' screw holes in fiberglass .... I prefer (SS) sheet metal screws over wood screws for fastening to fiberglass - reason: the thread profile is more 'coarse', there is no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 970
Posted By RichH
Re: Tohatsu 18hp tale of woe

.... or fuel pump diaphragm or electrical/coil failure.


Have spark? if not evaluate why not.
Getting fuel? if not evaluate in a logical sequence of why not.

If unsure get a copy of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,421
Posted By RichH
Re: Wave powered propeller

If its anything like a perpetual motion machine, I want mine to include a 'power take off'.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,012
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,...
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