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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-14-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,876
Posted By INMA
Re: New Shoe Review

I have been using CROCS Islanders for the past 4 years and now don't wear other styles of shoe. Life is too short to wear uncomfortable shoes.

In the past I have used boat shoes and I would still...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-19-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 1,711
Posted By INMA
Re: Overloaded

I have a down haul set up for my small headsail. It saves me a trip to the bow and a headsail flogging on the deck is a lot less risky than a headsail flogging while up the forestay.

I thought...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-19-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By INMA
Re: Charging batteries

This information should assist.

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Forum: Diesel   10-14-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,240
Posted By INMA
Re: Universal M25 Overheating Issue

Excessive exhaust back pressure will cause engine overheating at higher speeds. Check the exhaust back pressure and make sure there is no blockages in the muffler, trap or outlet.

Wasps setting...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-02-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,973
Posted By INMA
Re: Nissan 9.8 priming problem

Sounds like a fuel leak under the cowl.

When the fuel spills near the engine the vapor causes the intake to run rich making starting an issue.

Lift the cowl and the fresh air helps the engine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-25-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,455
Posted By INMA
Re: Simrad to 10 or Raymarine st2000

When my Simrad failed for the last time, I bought a Raymarine ST2000 and its worked perfectly.

The current models of the two brands are interchangeable accept for the electrical plug and the...
Forum: Diesel   09-20-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By INMA
Re: building a engine box to cover a new larger diesel

Its not just the distance from engine to cover but the air circulation and air flow that make an successful installation.

Air inlet for the engine needs to be clean dry air, if you let hot air...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-14-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 13,414
Posted By INMA
Re: 4hp outboard motor questions

With the new information, consider a long shaft 3.5hp.

Weight is still light enough for a light weight yacht.

Brand is not as important as service so see what local dealers are available.
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-14-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 13,414
Posted By INMA
Re: 4hp outboard motor questions

I have a 5hp two stroke which has plenty of power for an 850kg yacht.

The 4hp four stroke with long shaft and high thrust propeller will easily do your job but a 6hp longshaft with high thrust...
Forum: Diesel   09-12-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By INMA
Re: 4-107 Fuel Return Lines

Try a motorcycle shop for small hose clamps.
Forum: Diesel   09-11-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,876
Posted By INMA
Re: yanmar 3gmf loss of power

Dale, the engines used in marine applications are already de-rated at manufacture so that they can work at full throttle indefinitely without issues.

It is normal for users not to operate at full...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-11-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 5,032
Posted By INMA
Re: Docking with an outboard

The standard propellers on the Tohatsu/Nissan/Mercury outboards are next to useless in reverse. Their lack of thrust makes stopping the hull or moving the hull quickly in confined spaces an issue.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-11-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 3,979
Posted By INMA
Re: Best power tools?

The Bosch Lithium Ion rechargeable system is excellent with the impact screw drive being a game changer.

I have a Bosch 10mm drill that has done a great job over 20 years of hard use.

If my...
Forum: Diesel   09-11-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,876
Posted By INMA
Re: yanmar 3gmf loss of power

Sounds more like a blocked exhaust, check for things like a wasp nest in the outlet or carbon build up in the wet area.

Running the diesel at full revs is fine and the engine systems should cope...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-24-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,544
Posted By INMA
Re: Does anyone know GPH for a Yamaha 6ph (4stroke)?

I thought my earlier post gave credible information but there might be more information that helps you plan a cruise.

Flat out you can expect 0.5 American gallons per hour or 2 liters per hour.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-24-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 5,072
Posted By INMA
Re: Fishfinder vs depth sensor

I have used a Navman 4150 fishfinder log for about 10 years and have found it great for a small yacht.

Navman do not do marine stuff anymore but other brands are out there.

Mine was the through...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-24-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,544
Posted By INMA
Re: Does anyone know GPH for a Yamaha 6ph (4stroke)?

Nissan Marine Outboards - Authorized Distributor Offering Boat Motor Products, Technical Information, & Dealer Locations for the U.S. & Canada."...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-08-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 7,688
Posted By INMA
Re: yamaha 9.9 outboard help.

First thing is the engine probably has an electrically operated choke which has a solenoid (the round black thing on the engine). I am not sure whether the choke is energised for it to be on or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-07-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,140
Posted By INMA
Re: To trail it or second job to pay slip fee?

I've had boats in pens, boats on the hard and a trailerable yacht.

Boats in pens are limited to sailing local waters.

Boats on the hard generally sail on local waters.

The current...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By INMA
Re: Outboard Help needed

The screw pushed on a shoe that increases friction in the pivot.

When you get the thumb screw undo the four bolts holding the back shell of the bracket and grease the inside bits manually then...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-11-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,391
Posted By INMA
Re: Why does my diesel not rev when in gear?

"but got progressively worse last summer" "Replaced the exhaust elbow/water muffler last summer"

Check the exhaust since issues started when you put the new exhaust bits on. Did the exhaust...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-10-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,391
Posted By INMA
Re: Why does my diesel not rev when in gear?

Check the tappet adjustment. Comments on blocked exhaust are relevant.

Also small engines idling for most of their life cause rings fouling.

If you have a clear exhaust and tappets adjusted,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,091
Posted By INMA
Re: My Brain is Anchored

It depends where your likely to be anchoring, if you know the area, ask around about what gear other people use then adapt that information for your needs.

I have two anchors because the heavy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-21-2012
Replies: 95
Views: 9,184
Posted By INMA
Re: Pulled out a cleat at my slip, now getting pursued for damages - advice please

Avoid lawyers at all cost.

You have insurance and its bought to cover things like this.

See if you can negotiate with the marina owners and dock owner to sort out the mess for less than the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-14-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 5,173
Posted By INMA
Re: Non-perishable food to keep on the boat?

Thin bilton.

Search for "thin bilton" at this site.

Search Results (http://springbokfoods.com.au/Default.aspx?A=ProductSearch&PageID=6299591)
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