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Search: Posts Made By: smurphny
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 5,642
Posted By smurphny
Re: Shipmate alcohol stoves....

I have an old Kenyon pressurized alcohol/electric stove that works perfectly. Can't think of any reason to change it. I replaced one worn out burner and the pump but other than that it's a reliable...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 782
Posted By smurphny
Re: Do Marinas properly rig masts?

I have tried to tension my rigging using the wire stretch data you'll find in different sources. It obviously put too much tension on my deck-stepped mast, slightly deflecting the deck and header. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 991
Posted By smurphny
Re: Cruising Gear #2

The history channel is never wrong:-) By the way, my fridge is always stocked with cans of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, boat or home.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 782
Posted By smurphny
Re: Do Marinas properly rig masts?

+1 on Rich's suggestion about the Selden guide. It is very good. On the original question, it is very unlikely that the yard will do any "tuning" at all. They will get the mast up, period. as far as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 991
Posted By smurphny
Re: Cruising Gear #2

Gotta agree. A full capacity watermaker (I do have a hand operated emergency unit and did not check the box) is right near the top of my list of additional equipment for long cruises. Trying to find...
Forum: Electronics 3 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 495
Posted By smurphny
Re: Epirb battery

I had a regular truck battery explode once which gave me a lot of respect for the gas that accumulates in lead-acid batts. The alternator wire shorted on the frame, burned off the insulation and then...
Forum: Electronics 3 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 495
Posted By smurphny
Re: Epirb battery

Yes, I've definitely considered gasket goo. Have never had it fail in automotive apps. It would likely work even better than a solid gasket although would have to be very careful of any squoosh-out. ...
Forum: Diesel 3 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By smurphny
Re: How to start engine on the hard?

What Caleb said. It's also the way to run antifreeze into the engine for storage. My pump will run water out faster than a hose will fill a bucket so keep an eye on it when running. Obviously, make...
Forum: Diesel 4 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By smurphny
Re: Mixing elbow

Also check to see your thermostat is not stuck open, causing the engine to run too cold. You should be running at around 2500-2700 RPM when cruising. If you're running down around 1500-2000 much of...
Forum: Electronics 4 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 495
Posted By smurphny
Re: Epirb battery

I agree entirely about the Alibaba vendors although I got some 9v. LiIon rechargeable batts from one of them a while back that seem to work/recharge just fine. The other site, medcomms, has been...
Forum: Electronics 4 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 495
Posted By smurphny
Re: Epirb battery

This is a link to one supplier who offers what appears to be an exact match to a McMurdo. http://www.medcomms.com.mt/en/products/webshop/1629/epirb-battery-pack-82-970a-kit-e5--g5.htm There also seem...
Forum: Electronics 4 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 495
Posted By smurphny
Re: Epirb battery

Reading the tech manual for my McMurdo Smartfind, the seal is definitely supposed to be replaced when doing a battery replacement. There are direct replacement (just plug it in) aftermarket battery...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By smurphny
Re: Water Tank Storage Options

I guess that's the dilemma. I've tried both drying it completely and leaving some chlorine in it. It seems that the chlorine fumes are enough to keep any mildew out of the tank. As I mentioned, it's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 483
Posted By smurphny
Re: What to use as a mast wiring fitting?

I did something similar to your drawing with standard electrical fittings. I plugged the crappy, leaky thru-mast step idea and ran all the wires, including lighting, VHF, and radar cable up inside...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By smurphny
Re: Tacky West Systems Epoxy

Did it get damp overnight when setting?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 4,715
Posted By smurphny
Re: Lifespan of a Diesel Engine

The big difference between automotive and industrial engines is that cars and trucks coast, a lot, which makes a comparison difficult. Marine/industrial engines are under torque 100% of the time when...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By smurphny
Re: Water Tank Storage Options

The tank, around 70-80 gallons, is fiberglass and I leave only a gallon or so in it when stored. I like the idea of running a finger over the surface of the glass to detect any microorganisms/algae...
Forum: Diesel 5 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By smurphny
Re: Yanmar GM30 Hard to start

My 3GM30F is hard to start when below around 45 degrees. It always has been, even after re-ringing, so low compression is likely not your problem. When it's cold (and I am aboard), I make sure to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By smurphny
Water Tank Storage Options

When putting the boat on the hard for a period of time, I have been draining the water down very low and then putting in some Clorox to make a concentrated solution. The tank is built-in and largely...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 2,941
Posted By smurphny
Re: How Old is Your Boat

Mine was built in '67, still has the teak Formica interior:-). She's a solid, untempermental old gal and a lot younger than me at 48.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 877
Posted By smurphny
Re: The Good Old Days

I think the new technology is awesome. It has separated those racing rigs from traditional monohulls and even cats but for how long???? Everything progresses. What's next?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,304
Posted By smurphny
Re: Cracked bow (pic), would you buy?

Very hard to tell from the small picture but that could be a large and complex job to do it right. There are a lot of layers of glass there. To grind it back to get a 12:1 taper would involve...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By smurphny
Re: Question About Accidental Gybes

I use the egg timer method. I have the radar in alert mode and stay out on deck with an egg timer set at 20 minutes. After looking around to see no boats are within sight, 20 minutes is enough sleep...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By smurphny
Re: Question About Accidental Gybes

Agree. I don't know how you'd make any time if heaving-to to slep.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By smurphny
Re: Question About Accidental Gybes

Accidental jibes happen. There is simply no good way to avoid getting the wind on the wrong side of a sail while on a run, even if not dead downwind. It is almost always caused by the boat being set...
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