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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-25-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 383
Posted By flo617
new stringer for new chainplate

I finally decided to pull out one of the glassed in chainplate on my boat, the one for the upper starboard shroud to be precise.

There was corrosion but overall I'd say the plate was solid. Now I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 390
Posted By flo617
2GM20F heat exchanger

Hello,

I recently removed the heat exchanger core from my engine. There is a regular groove on one end. Should there be one? I don't see it in the diagram. Does it go on the front or the back?
...
Forum: Diesel   04-25-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By flo617
Re: 2gm20F non standard sensors

Thanks,

3/8, who would have thought...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-24-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 4,306
Posted By flo617
Re: Grampian flip over?

Let's just say you want to avoid areas like these, high wind or no wind:

http://www.boatingsf.com/rendition.full/photos/042805/ggb%20capsize_edited-2.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-24-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 4,306
Posted By flo617
Re: Grampian flip over?

It's unlikely the boat would flip over but I assume it is not impossible if you get caught in some surf towards the beach or shallow areas.

Beyond the danger of flipping over I would be cautious...
Forum: Diesel   04-24-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By flo617
2gm20F non standard sensors

Hello,

My yanmar 2gm20 has what appears to be a custom sensor wired to a custom gauge instead of the switch type sensor and the alarm. I don't find any mention of that type of things in my service...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-11-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,150
Posted By flo617
Re: sail quote

I don't know, maybe the tendency to heel more.

Also maybe the raked rudder does not increase the weather helm itself but makes the helm harder for the same amount of weather helm.

But I'm...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-11-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,150
Posted By flo617
Re: sail quote

I see,

Maybe I have some form of PTSD from last season when I would let go the sheet and still have my boat heeling while my sail was luffing and making a lot of noise and two hands firmly holding...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-11-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,150
Posted By flo617
Re: sail quote

Thanks for all the input.

I decided to go with Doyle for peace of mind. And their loft is in my marina so it's uber local if one can say so.

They are finishing my sail but which I spec'd with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-08-2014
Replies: 184
Views: 19,163
Posted By flo617
Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement

I'm sure everyone will say it's a horrible idea but how about leaving the old chain plate in and bolt a new set through the old ones after cutting the stem that goes through the deck?

That way...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-26-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By flo617
Re: Use for 12V Batteries?

7amp.h is the capacity not the maximum current it can supply. And you can always parallel them to get more juice. I thought telescopes were usually balanced and so didn't require too much power to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-23-2014
Replies: 1,410
Views: 502,675
Posted By flo617
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

New cover for the hatch made with sunbrella. I used somewhere between one and two yards.

It was about 20 bucks per yard + 2 bucks for the tread (both from sailrite) and 4 snap buttons (~10$). With...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-23-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,989
Posted By flo617
Re: north sail vs doyle

Same here with my main in Alameda.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-21-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3,023
Posted By flo617
Re: Tartan 30 or Ranger 29 for cruising?

I was looking for a ranger 29 at one point. A very sweet boat.

But the keel CAN have a wobble as the survey I ordered for the boat pointed out.

There was no apparent stress crack or anything...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-21-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 15,152
Posted By flo617
Re: junk rig

If the battens were replaced with wishbone structures going around the mast with sailcloth on each side wouldn't that amount to a rigid wing if tensionned properly?

On another note there is an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-15-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By flo617
Re: Plugged cockpit drain

I have a drain that gets periodically clogged. I need to see if something is not growing in there.

In the meantime I plug my shop-vac to the hole. A small burst is enough to unclog it. Watch out...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-11-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By flo617
Re: Upgrading

!!!! Wow thanks I totally forgot about that one!

I remember reading about them, I think it was in Latitude38.

If it's still there when I get my new sail for the "other boat" I think I'll make...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-11-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By flo617
Upgrading

Hello,

I'm getting tired of my old boat with its leaks, aging hardware etc...

I have been offered this awesome slab 11.5 for free!!! It was built from plan by the current owner who says she is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-07-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By flo617
Re: rudder rake

Haha. No way...

If I ever run out of projects maybe i'll work on a transom mounted spade rudder with a fitting to reduce the rake (essentially a windvane mount). Then I'll let you know the results.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-07-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By flo617
Re: rudder rake

Interesting.

So what I am gathering from all this is that the reason could be part tradition from when boats used transom hung rudders and part to reduce the keel length (since the rudder is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-06-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By flo617
rudder rake

Hello,

I have been looking for a thread or other info on rudder rake in boat design but I cannot find much about it.

I am curious about the effect of rudder rake and why/how designers scale...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-31-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 3,652
Posted By flo617
Re: Is a Vang Really Useful on a mid to Large Boat?

Funny I never sailed my laser to race but my understanding was always that the Vang function was to flatten the sail to depower it in high winds, not the contrary
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-22-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 13,310
Posted By flo617
Re: Pearson Vanguard 33 reviews?

Nice discussion

So, my candid question is: is it possible to correct these defects somewhat by adding partial bulkheads and knees?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-18-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,464
Posted By flo617
Re: sewing sunbrella

Thanks for the tip Greg, impressive work!

Sometimes old machines can be pretty rugged. Do you know how strong yours is?

Also do you use a special kind of thread for the outside jobs?

Thanks,
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-18-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,464
Posted By flo617
sewing sunbrella

Hello,

My sunbrella sail cover has a few tears and I thought about purchasing a sewing machine to patch it up as well as doing other small projects for the boat.

Would a 200$ sewing machine...
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