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Search: Posts Made By: sapo
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By sapo
Hylas 46, again . . .

We're moving on to our second cruising boat. An early Hylas 46 is a front runner. I've heard there are things to look out for, quality is variable in the transitional period? Some years good,...
Forum: Diesel 09-02-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By sapo
Re: Mixing elbow, high-rise

I'm in a remote location, they might be hard to find. Black steel pipe is also sometimes mentioned for this app.
Forum: Diesel 08-31-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By sapo
Mixing elbow, high-rise

I'm having a high-rise mixing elbow made for my Yanmar 4JH3E. I don't want any chance of standing water in the exhaust hose getting tossed back into the exhaust manifold, while the boat is heeled. ...
Forum: Diesel 04-17-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,595
Posted By sapo
Re: Yanmar while sailing, reverse or neutral?

Thanks. We have a MaxProp, so it should spin pretty slowly . . .
Forum: Diesel 04-16-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,595
Posted By sapo
Yanmar while sailing, reverse or neutral?

I always was told, that while sailing, lock the shaft by putting the transmission in reverse. But now I hear that Yanmar has a bulletin out, saying to leave it in neutral, and let it spin. To...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 992
Posted By sapo
Re: Winter is coming -Battery Question?

hopefully this is related enough not to be off topic. I'm buying new batteries for my solar-charged house bank. I'm told that one should test the batteries at the store to make sure you're not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2012
Replies: 197
Views: 11,079
Posted By sapo
Re: Sailing specific songs

not to be missed
"Ship"
Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons . . .
available on newest release, Happybook
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,254
Posted By sapo
Sounds similar to the problem I'm having. I've...

Sounds similar to the problem I'm having. I've got a 710-RT transciever, the transmission was noted by people I was contacting as very weak. I had a service rep look at it, they took and worked on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-22-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,163
Posted By sapo
Looks like the powered vessel did slow down...

Looks like the powered vessel did slow down pretty quickly after the encounter . . .
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,069
Posted By sapo
I repacked my traditional stuffing box with the...

I repacked my traditional stuffing box with the dripless, teflon putty material. Still drips a little. How can I tell if I'm tightening it too much?
thanks
sapo
Forum: Living Aboard 07-07-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 3,061
Posted By sapo
We use the small Ryobi, with 18v battery. Works...

We use the small Ryobi, with 18v battery. Works fine, we have a cat and live aboard. Also use the Ryobi 18v drill and saw. Ryobi offers a car charger for the 18v bats, that makes us pretty much...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 856
Posted By sapo
anchor chain, G70?

I recently bought 300' of 5/16" G70 anchor chain from a major retailer. I find that the inside length of the links too long, and won't fit my windlass. By the information I can find, both in the...
Forum: Electronics 05-23-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,188
Posted By sapo
I'll give it a (gentle) try. Thanks

I'll give it a (gentle) try. Thanks
Forum: Electronics 05-22-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,188
Posted By sapo
Raymarine autopilot, connections?

I have a Raymarine autopilot, 1999 vintage. It has a 300 series course computer. This has a lot of places to connect wires, with small tabs to make the connection. Does anyone know, do you pull up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-13-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 5,101
Posted By sapo
I've had better luck with a climbing...

I've had better luck with a climbing belt/harness, and ascenders. The ATN was awkward for me, too
Forum: Electronics 03-15-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 10,481
Posted By sapo
what was your display showing as you did the...

what was your display showing as you did the dozen circles? did it indicate that it was still in linearizing, or did it return the error, out of range message?
Forum: Electronics 02-08-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 10,481
Posted By sapo
"Check the compass using the Raymarine's...

"Check the compass using the Raymarine's troubleshooting document"

do you have a link to the raymarine document?

thanks
Brian
Forum: Electronics 01-28-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 10,481
Posted By sapo
mine's about 10' from the engine, so . . . ...

mine's about 10' from the engine, so . . .

how serious is it, to locate it close to the vessel centerline?

thanks
el sapo
Forum: Electronics 01-28-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 10,481
Posted By sapo
Great response, thanks. I did my circles slow...

Great response, thanks. I did my circles slow and as described, and it was unable to compensate for the deviation. The fluxgate was located close to the bilge pump, but when I removed the pump and...
Forum: Electronics 01-27-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 10,481
Posted By sapo
Raymarine Fluxgate Compass?

My autopilot won't correct properly for deviation, so I've bought a 'like new' fluxgate compass off e-bay, with hope that it will solve the problem. When this arrived it has a piece loose inside,...
Forum: Caliber 06-24-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 8,089
Posted By sapo
well yeah, a veces . . .

well yeah, a veces . . .
Forum: Caliber 06-22-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 8,089
Posted By sapo
i own one, i've had it for a couple years. a...

i own one, i've had it for a couple years. a 1999. she sails well, except too tight to the wind. comfortable, strong, seaworthy. gets lots of admiring comments. love her dearly, but there are...
Forum: Diesel 06-02-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By sapo
It's put together with some kind of paste-style...

It's put together with some kind of paste-style dope now, just put them together dry?
Forum: Diesel 06-02-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By sapo
Hope this is close enough to on-topic . . . ...

Hope this is close enough to on-topic . . .
Can I get a recommendation as to pipe dope to use on diesel fuel fittings? Need somethin' for both tapered pipe threads and hoses on barbs. I've heard...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-23-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By sapo
just don't use 'jewel'. absolutely terrible. ...

just don't use 'jewel'. absolutely terrible.
sapo
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