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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   17 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By RichH
Re: Fixing gel coat dings. Epoxy or gel?

If the gouges are only into the gelcoat, polyester resin filled with colloidal silica (Cabosil, etc.) is your best bet due to the speed of the cure.

Then flat sand and spray out (and feather...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Day Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,175
Posted By RichH
Re: A little Pollution Anyone?

The sad part is that probably like most municipals, the money to remediate was already issued / granted, diverted to increased wages and benefits for municipal employees, lobbyists / cronies, etc,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,175
Posted By RichH
Re: A little Pollution Anyone?

My 'home' berth is directly across from the Bush River on Worton Creek. The Bush is actually much worse as it occasionally fills with blue-green cyano-bacteria/algae, which is pretty much instant...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,175
Posted By RichH
Re: A little Pollution Anyone?

Imagine living before the 'age of the sanitation' (late 1800s) and being in almost any city with human and horse, etc. waste being knee deep on every street.... still done in many places in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 904
Posted By RichH
Re: Pair of Diesels fine in morning, won't rev past 1,500 in afternoon

Repeat - What is the vacuum gage reading on the fuel filters when the engine(s) decreases rpm ??????????
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,175
Posted By RichH
Re: A little Pollution Anyone?

Nowadays, usually the worst pollution offenders are municipalities, etc. that have 'sovereign immunity' and eternal budget constraints.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,175
Posted By RichH
Re: A little Pollution Anyone?

Doesnt matter any more when swimming in the Chesapeake as the danger of getting a massive and severe mycobacteria (tuberculosis, etc.) skin infections during the summer is becoming astronomical, all...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   3 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,021
Posted By RichH
Re: Raise the main sail while still at anchor

Go for it.
You 'get used to' sailing from and to moorings (and slips, too).
Just leave the main and jib sheets slack as you initially drift back down with the rudder at 45 until the bow...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 851
Posted By RichH
Re: To Chrome or not Chrome.....

Here's another way ..... I have nearly the same binnacle on my Ty37. I flat sand down to 1500 grit level and then power (fabric wheel) buff to highly polish it (using jewelers rouge) ... and then...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,175
Posted By RichH
Re: A little Pollution Anyone?

Sovereign immunity is wonderful thing.
"Its good to be the king"
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By RichH
Re: RIB Repairs

5200 will eventually peel due to migration of molding enhancement chemicals (goo) from the substrate to the surface, especially with PVC.

After 'softening' the surface with MEK try these 2-part...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   6 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By RichH
Re: Applying Cetol Natural Marine Teak

Pearson mostly used Iroko instead of teak. Iroko is a actually a most beautiful soft wood; and, is now an endangered species (?) and is next to impossible to find when replacing.

The best...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   6 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By RichH
Re: Refinishing my wood: Any experience with oil on one side and varnish on the other

The old fashioned way was to seal the 'underside' with heavy coatings of epoxy and put whatever you chose on the sun-exposed 'top side'.
The epoxy coating prevented / lessened water uptake...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   6 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By RichH
Re: Flake anchor chain or let it pile up ?

I mark/paint my chain every 25 ft. I flake the chain (and additional rope) in its locker for depths greater than which I normally anchor to save space. For the remaining length of chain for which...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   6 Days Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 7,137
Posted By RichH
Re: 4 lost as 40.7 sinks off Azores 15/May/14

What the report infers quite outstandingly clear is that for this particular design, the scantling numbers (added factors of safety, etc.) have to be increased because (and for whatever the cause)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 531
Posted By RichH
Re: Yanmar 1GM10 Starter/Solenoid Issue

Two VERY common problems in 'almost all' Yanmar primary (solenoid) circuits: 1. Engine mounted fuse holder becomes corroded, 2. the start "push button" develops carbon 'soot' in its 'contactor' area....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 531
Posted By RichH
Re: Yanmar 1GM10 Starter/Solenoid Issue

Check all 'starter and starter control' circuits AND engine 'ground' circuit for corroded connectors, degraded wiring, etc.
Any situation causing 'high resistance' in the wiring will cause the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By RichH
Re: GFO stuffing box packing

Good post!!!!

Frictional heating of the shaft in its stuffing box can be a sign of developing galling and other shaft surface roughness changes due to poor metal shafting materials choices. ...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,002
Posted By RichH
Re: No Navigation Lights

A single long blast on the compressed air horn should/would be appropriate.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By RichH
Re: GFO stuffing box packing

I run my GFO packed box with virtually no drips; no heat = very low friction = very low wear.

I use an indirect read infrared thermometer, measuring the temp. difference between the inlet water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,363
Posted By RichH
Re: Why buy new rigging?

Damn straight with a rigger going aloft and doing a comprehensive visual inspection every few years, and especially before long voyages.
Their 'well practiced and experienced' eyes is very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By RichH
Re: Frozen cotter pins...HELP!

Measure the bore size that the pin fits into, then:
Stanley 16-226 6 Piece Punch Kit - Hand Tool Punches -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By RichH
Re: Cleaning fuel and water tanks. How often

Chlorine only 'stuns' (less than 100% kill) crypto & giardia and a lot of 'less common' oocysts, at the normal shock sanitization levels at 10-20 ppm.

Sure is a lot of literature on it ... since...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By RichH
Re: TV Antenna Location

I have my UFO mounted at the mast/spreader connection and on top of one spreader. The UFO's diameter is slightly larger than the mast section, so there is some 'shadowing' to the mast-side of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By RichH
Re: Cleaning fuel and water tanks. How often

Here's an easy definitive way to 'test' your water tank if it needs cleaning: Reach in and FEEL the bottom portion of your tank walls with your fingers. If it feels slimy to the touch when you rub...
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