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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-23-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,451
Posted By SchockT
Re: Furling line death trap

Most of the time there is no reason to have the furling line tight at the dock. If you furl enough so the sheets wrap around the headstay the sail is not going to come unfurled in normal conditions....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-27-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,248
Posted By SchockT
Re: AC recharging

Denise is right, if it is a small refrigeration system with a Danfoss compressor it is likely a fairly "critical charge" system. Too much or too little refrigerant will drastically affect performance...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-15-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,212
Posted By SchockT
Re: Light-light air!!! Exciting stuff?

I have often found that light air racing can be more exhausting than a breezy race. Mentally it takes far more concentration, and physically you can find yourself sitting in much less comfortable...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-11-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By SchockT
Re: Marine AC fan upgrade?

Is it your condenser or your evaporator that is freezing up?

Evaporator freeze up may be a symptom of low on refrigerant but not always. When a system is low on refrigerant the evaporator pressure...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-02-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By SchockT
Re: Two headsail Halyards?

Typically if is a wire halyard it is a genny halyard. I have never seen a wire spinnaker halyard.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-01-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By SchockT
Re: Two headsail Halyards?

It sounds like they are both Genoa Halyard a. You probably also have a twin groove foil on your forestay if it is an ex race boat. Multiple halyards on race boats is common on older masthead race...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-25-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,514
Posted By SchockT
Re: Mermaid A/C Issue

Don't ask me! We don't have that problem around here. The only time we have to backflush condensers is when the chemical treatment guys don't do their job on heat pump loops. I don't do domestic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-25-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,646
Posted By SchockT
Re: Jib catches while tacking

Fair enough but you have to admit baggywrinkles and ratlines are going to look pretty goofy on an Oday 27, which is , after all, the boat the op owns. If the op would provide information and pics I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-24-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,514
Posted By SchockT
Re: Mermaid A/C Issue

Wow! If only more people went to such lengths to keep their system running at peak efficiency! Most people just run it until it stops working and then think about it! Paying attention to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-24-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,101
Posted By SchockT
Re: Ho-hum... sorry, another fabulous (dry) summer in BC...

Wow! You need to get yourself an underwater camera! it's tough to identify them when they are hanging, but I'll bet that little nook is beautiful at high tide!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-24-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,514
Posted By SchockT
Re: Mermaid A/C Issue

http://www.sailingx.com/photopost/data/500/medium/12_000_btu_system_labeled.jpg

I don't know if this is your exact unit...this one is a heat pump, aka reverse cycle. These particular labels apply...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-24-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,514
Posted By SchockT
Re: Mermaid A/C Issue

That is probably what it was; insufficient water flow is by far the #1 cause of high pressure safety trips, as that is it's primary function...to protect the system in the event of lost flow.

If...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-23-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 7,778
Posted By SchockT
Re: Scared of inboards and the Volvo md7a

Well, you certainly have a hate on for Volvo! Perhaps it is your local supplier that is gouging you! I bought all the parts to rebuild my Volvo, and although they weren't all dirt cheap, I don't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,402
Posted By SchockT
Re: Need help, rolling furling get stuck after unwinding 5 feet of sail

Yeah is is most likely halyard wrap. I assume you have already made sure any spare halyards you might have aren't interfering. You can also try changing the halyard tension to see if it releases.too...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-23-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,514
Posted By SchockT
Re: Mermaid A/C Issue

The other problem that show up as companies transition to R410a is that it is not nearly as forgiving of poor piping practices. With the old refrigerants they could get away with brazing pipes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-23-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,514
Posted By SchockT
Re: Mermaid A/C Issue

Yeah if it is a pressure switch that is tripping it is likely a high pressure safety . A picture of the unit and which switch is tripping would help. Feel the temperature difference between water in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-22-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 7,778
Posted By SchockT
Re: Scared of inboards and the Volvo md7a

My boat has a '79 MD7a. When we originally looked at the boat the engine started easily but was a bit smokey. There is no hour meter on the boat, and no service records to speak of but I took the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 2,719
Posted By SchockT
Re: Inspecting fire extinguishers

Yes, buying a non refillable disposable extinguisher is an option. If you're ok with chucking them in the garbage and buying a new ones every few years. I prefer to buy better quality safety...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-19-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,956
Posted By SchockT
Re: Pimp my dinghy!

Blue underwater lights? Uh-oh! This is how it starts! First you grow envious of the 200hp tenders they drag around. Then if you spend too much time hanging around with them you start to think having...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-19-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 2,719
Posted By SchockT
Re: Inspecting fire extinguishers

I don't think there is any special connections because we have had different companies do it over the years. More likely it is a volume deal. One or two guys over the course of the weekend checking...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-18-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 2,038
Posted By SchockT
Re: foreign customs and warrants

Hmmm....It seems to me that if you have a warrant out for your arrest, posting your intention to flee the country on a forum in which you use your name, have a pic of yourself as your avatars, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-17-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 2,719
Posted By SchockT
Re: Inspecting fire extinguishers

Lol! Maybe so, but it takes the onus off the volunteers that do the safety inspections, and it satisfies the requirements of the insurance companies. The fact that one's boat gets an annual safety...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-17-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 2,719
Posted By SchockT
Re: Inspecting fire extinguishers

Once in a while the fire company that does our safety inspections brings in a fire pan and lets everyone who wants to try putting the fire out. It is a great idea! I think everyone should try it so...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-17-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 2,719
Posted By SchockT
Re: Inspecting fire extinguishers

Like almost all yacht clubs in our area, an annual safety inspection is mandatory and is a condition of mooring both at the home port and using club outstations. Part of those safety inspections is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-16-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 741
Posted By SchockT
Re: Jeanneau SO 379

Yeah there was a SF35 on the market recently, but we are not ready to pull the trigger on a new boat yet. Haven't seen a 39iP, but I did like the 36iP that a local broker had. A bit out of our price...
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