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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 788
Posted By casey1999
Re: Rig tension too tight?

Here is some good information (Hit the instructions tab):
http://loosnaples.com/tension-gauges/90-model-b
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-30-2015
Replies: 624
Views: 47,332
Posted By casey1999
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Sounds like the engine was done before it started making all the racket, due to damaged bearings, from mis-alignment. Sometimes it is best to run a piece of equipment until it breaks, then you know...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 4,945
Posted By casey1999
Re: Removing Bottom Paint

Everyone in my harbor, north shore Oahu uses ablative. This includes charter fishing boats that run 100 miles a day, private power fishing and pleasure and commercial sail. I looked into the hard...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-06-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,147
Posted By casey1999
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

Here it is for less than $100, and it does have built in speaker:
Icom IC-HM157SW CommandMicII Remote Speaker / Microphone / Controller...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-30-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,147
Posted By casey1999
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

I see what you are saying. But here is the thing. If the folks on the big boat were worried about the conditions they were in, would they not think the small boat (being a much smaller boat) would...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-30-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,147
Posted By casey1999
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

Yes I read what you previously posted. Big difference in having too much sail up in 20 knots as opposed to 40-50 knots. If I were on the Chesapeake and saw a boat having problems in any wind...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-30-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,147
Posted By casey1999
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

Smacker,
You do not issue a Pan Pan if you or someone else is having trouble sailing correctly. You issue it when it is needed as defined by the CG:

PAN PAN-The urgency signal PAN PAN is used...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-29-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,147
Posted By casey1999
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

Then they should call CG immediately on VHF and report collision. In any case, they really need to stop, they did the damage, they need to risk there own lives if necessary to render aid. They are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-29-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,147
Posted By casey1999
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

Here is another pic of the boat. Sailed by David Dicks at 17.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-29-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,147
Posted By casey1999
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

It is an S&S34- same as mine and this one too:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-29-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,147
Posted By casey1999
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

If they were afraid of knock down, all but skipper should have been on deck, and harnessed in. Boat closed up with all braced below. Been there and done that with two crew on oday 37 in north...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,147
Posted By casey1999
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

I am an ocean and a gulf away but it looks to me the smaller boat has a problem. Ok there are folks on the rail and it looks like that are so over powered they have let the main out completely. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-07-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,304
Posted By casey1999
Re: What can/should I do while repacking my stuffing box?

Replace your cutlas bearing if it has any play-grab the prop and try to move it sideways and up and down. Anything more than 1/32 inch then replace. Also check condition of all thru hulls and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-19-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 4,218
Posted By casey1999
Re: What is the life span of a chart plotter???

This is way off topic but seeing we have seem to reached a conclusion, I'll throw this out:
How long should a refrigerator last.

My parents just replaced their 46 year old GE refrigerator. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-10-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 65,118
Posted By casey1999
Re: I hate boats...

For the vacuum break to work, follow these instructions:
http://www.scotpumpmarine.com/sn/SN-890-913.pdf

A certain amount of vac needs to build before the valve will release (equal to 2 feet of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-05-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 65,118
Posted By casey1999
Re: I hate boats...

Based on this thread, I took a close look at my wet exhaust system. Found my air vent siphon break was clear with no blockage in the air tube.

However I did find my Vetus LP 50 water lift...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-30-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 65,118
Posted By casey1999
Re: I hate boats...

Interesting reading:
Marine Exhaust Systems (http://www.marinemechanic.com/site/page66.html)

A well-designed exhaust system will Keep water from drowning an engine


The following...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-28-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 65,118
Posted By casey1999
Re: I hate boats...

The vent should run horizontal from the u tube at the anti siphon. If runs up vertically to a higher point, a siphon will occur until air enters the u tube. The vent tube should be as short as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-27-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 65,118
Posted By casey1999
Re: I hate boats...

Deja Vu
Post #5

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/general-discussion-sailing-related/97476-salt-water-cylinders.html


water-cylinders.html

Re: Salt Water in the Cylinders
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-27-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 65,118
Posted By casey1999
Re: I hate boats...

See pic of the elbow above you post- there is an annular space (can be see in my attached pic) that takes the sea water down the elbow. But as posted, a hole in the metal that creates annular space...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-27-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 65,118
Posted By casey1999
Re: I hate boats...

Med,
Your survey in Florida should have included an inspection and even pictures of the vented loop and the through hulls (including the vented loop). My survey did this on my boat and even...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-27-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 65,118
Posted By casey1999
Re: I hate boats...

Med,
Here is another thing to ask your engine surveyor: Is your water lock muffler large enough?

The water lock must be large enough to contain all the "back flow" water from the engine to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-21-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 6,737
Posted By casey1999
Re: Turn that frown upside down! Lets talk NEW engines!

Med,
I was curious about used Ford Lehman 90's and looks like your are right- hard to come by.

I did a search and found these guys:

http://americandieselcorp.com/

Called them up and asked...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-20-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 6,737
Posted By casey1999
Re: Turn that frown upside down! Lets talk NEW engines!

Med,
The concern I would have is that the bacteria seems to settle at the bottom of the tank. Does your polishing system create enough turbulance in the entire tank to stir the bateria up so that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-14-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 65,118
Posted By casey1999
Re: I hate boats...

Med,
On the boat diesel forum there was this post. I am not a member, but maybe someone else is an can offer what response was, or it may be worth the $25 membership.
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