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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-23-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By trantor12020
Re: Thailand question

Try Sunsail.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-25-2014
Replies: 169
Views: 12,748
Posted By trantor12020
Re: How not to make a tricky harbor approach...

In situation like this, do I suppose its better to have the small powerboat rescue the MOB than using the sailboat? Which was why the sailboat didn't rescue the MOB. Right? I would expect the...
Forum: Diesel   01-03-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By trantor12020
Re: Yanmar 3gm30f Fuel injection limiter

Yes. I've mod mine for hand crank. NEVER EVER got it to start by manual cranking. Took it off. Suggest you ply out the oil seal and take it to an auto shop to get a new one. If you got one that is a...
Forum: Diesel   01-03-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,679
Posted By trantor12020
Re: Yanmar 3gm30f oil level gear box

Its neither min or max. Fill up to the line. Its pretty difficult to see when you have nice clean oil. Shine a torchlight on the tip to see better.
Forum: Diesel   01-03-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By trantor12020
Re: Yanmar 3gm30f Fuel injection limiter

I don't think that red circle part is the fuel limiter. Its the hand crank shaft. Open the cap, ply out the oil seal with a flat blade screw driver and go buy a replacement. Probably a $2 fix.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-30-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,122
Posted By trantor12020
Re: Life ring or horse collar for the boat?

Where i'm at life ring is a requirement. Horse shoe is useful for cleaning waterline as you can sit on it like a saddle and float at waterline for the cleaning job.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-22-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 1,901
Posted By trantor12020
Re: Lightning protection- precision 18

great idea. co-incidentially, my new stereo got fry in a lightning storm 2 weeks ago. i fitted a vhf-fm splitter on the vhf antenna. i think the surge came thru that and fry my stereo. my boat was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-22-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 1,901
Posted By trantor12020
Re: Lightning protection- precision 18

Last I checked, nothing in this world could take a direct lightning hit. The zener is meant to snub any transient or induced current/voltage picked up by wirings. The idea is that if the positive...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-22-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 1,901
Posted By trantor12020
Re: Lightning protection- precision 18

A simple enough way is to fit a 24V Zener diode across the 12V supply of the electronic device (as close to the device). Do observe the polarity of the Zener. Cathode to plus and Anode to minus.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-28-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 1,001
Posted By trantor12020
Pool noodle & inflatable dinghy

Well I don't remember who recommends it some months ago, using a pool noodle to form a small keel on an inflatable dinghy. We gave it a try on 2 WM roll-up 3 man dinghy and it works great!!...
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