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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   6 Days Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,250
Posted By RichH
Re: Danger of Vibrio Infection

Excellent posting and VERY pertinent for the 'upper' Chesapeake and Delaware Bays.

"Vibrio" and mycobacteria infections are the reason that one SHOULD NOT be scraping the 'crud' and barnacles by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By RichH
Re: Wiring New Steaming/Deck Light Combo, Anchor Light

Correct polarity vs. the wiring is important. LEDs are 'diode' devices and will only work correctly if the polarities (+ / -) are correct. So, take a 'guess' and if the LEDs don't 'emit' then simply...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By RichH
Re: Mystery sail found in my boats spare parts

Pic of jib 'clew iron', transverse jib traveller, and battened/roached jib on Inland-20 Scow.
Fairly common set-ups for boats from the Great Lakes area.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By RichH
Re: Mystery sail found in my boats spare parts

The Tanzer 7.5 (24.5' LOA) used a ~90-95% LP jib with 3 small auxiliary battens along the leech.

Many 'planing hull lake boats' from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Western New York (and Ontario),...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By RichH
Re: Long distance transport advice?

In addition to the above good advice ....
Be sure the trailer's tires are relatively 'new'. Trailer tires that are approaching ~10 years of age should be replaced. If you don't know the tires' age,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-17-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By RichH
Re: Drilling through spreaders

Drilling and tapping is fine .... Best is to do the drilling and tapping on the middle/centerline long axis of the spreaders, not anywhere near the fore/aft 'edges'.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-16-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 1,123
Posted By RichH
Re: Extending sealant squeeze tube life

Most of these caulks 'cure' in the presence of atmospheric water vapor (and atmospheric oxygen). The water (and oxygen) from atmosphere simply 'equilibrates' into the caulk. Do web search: "oxime...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-16-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 3,045
Posted By RichH
Re: Buckling Bulkheads

OK Gotcha, thanks

This beam that runs cross-wise across the overhead, and its 'partner' (just aft of this beam), are the ones that support the mast. If these two are in anyway 'sagging' lower than...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-13-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 1,263
Posted By RichH
Re: Refrigeration unit Which one.

FWIW - a slowly degrading fridge performance is usually due to two things:
1. slow loss of charge - leaks.
2. water saturation (from condensation of the atmosphere) of the insulation.

For a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-13-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By RichH
Re: What wood for this Stringer?

Stress analysis -
For a 'stringer' application, It really does not matter what species of wood or any other material used as 'the core', as almost ALL the strength bearing is carried by the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-09-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 1,554
Posted By RichH
Re: sailing with a partially furled headsail

A good application for high clew yankee sails for reefing on a furler is to apply triangular, etc. reefing patches to the sail's leech and foot in the area that comes in contact to 'the roll' when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-03-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By RichH
Wink Re: Main downhaul vs. halyard tension (vs. Cunningham)

The functional difference between halyard tension and cunningham tension -

With a bolt-roped sail, halyard tension primarily controls the stretch-out of the bolt rope which allows for precise...
Forum: Gas   06-02-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By RichH
Re: Evinrude 6hp idle problem

Start with the idle jet needle. Usually set at 1 - 1/2 turns from full 'in'.
Idle jet controls bypass air (to the 'emulation tube' - to control the exact needs of fuel/air ratio) for correct...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-31-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By RichH
Re: Sink backwash?

All my sink drain lines have bronze swing check valves to prevent 'eruptions' in very-stink conditions.

The downside is they do foul and block easily with cooking debris, soap scum and especially...
Forum: Diesel   05-30-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By RichH
Re: Yanmar 3m30c water drops on side of engine

Your model number for the Yanmar is incomplete. 3QM30 or 3GM30 etc. (and with model 'suffix' to ID if fresh water or raw water cooled, etc.). The ID plate for complete model and serial number...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-25-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By RichH
Re: Coating on Prop

Epoxy barrier coat with (some) bottom paint remaining.
Forum: Diesel   05-03-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By RichH
Re: Will adding Biobor to *already dirty* fuel cause the filters to clog?

- VERY Common 'misperception' and mostly wrong.
Besides leaky deck fill plates because either the fill plate wasn't sufficiently tightened, or the O-ring in the fill plate wasn't regularly changed...
Forum: Diesel   05-03-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By RichH
Re: Will adding Biobor to *already dirty* fuel cause the filters to clog?

The enzymatic tank cleaners break down the accumulated fungals and bacterial 'strands' plus puts them into 'solution' of quite small 然 size.
As these 'chunks' of debris break loose from these large...
Forum: Diesel   05-02-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By RichH
Re: Will adding Biobor to *already dirty* fuel cause the filters to clog?

.... there is NO way to know !!!!!



Recirculation Polishing the fuel will not 'clean' the tank !!!! Most of the contaminating massive colony of fungals and their debris will be stuck to the...
Forum: Diesel   04-16-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By RichH
Re: Need help identifying this fuel filter with follow up questions.

If this filter element is approx. 5" in length its probably a (Pall Corp) type #4463, single open end - SOE, at 23然 abs.100% / 3然 97% 'nominal' retention or 49然 abs.100% / 7然 'nominal' 97% ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-03-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 1,141
Posted By RichH
Re: A Mystery

Water/ice has a density of ~65.4 lb. per cubic foot.

Snow, the light 'fluffy dry' stuff can have a density of about ~7 lb. per cubic foot; but, could be much more due to moisture content.
So,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-03-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 1,141
Posted By RichH
Re: A Mystery

Agree
Most probable that a heavy load (snow, ice on the boat cover) exerted a significant down force on the boom which caused the rigid vang to 'buckle'.
Buckling failures are caused by a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-16-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By RichH
Re: Hard Varnish

Sorry, what I posted is for interior surfaces. I don't know of any already prepared 'hard' varnish for use on exteriors.

An alternative for exterior would be 'Honey Teak' by Signature Finish...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-11-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By RichH
Re: Replacing both Fuel filters - Yanmar 1GM10

It doesn't matter which filter is changed first as the bulk of the captured debris will be 'within' and held fast by the filter material. Any minuscule amount of debris not cleaned from the 'sump'...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-04-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By RichH
Re: Hunter Vision Sail track problem

There is a VERY easy remedy for that: Install a sail slug jackline along the luff of the mainsail for the first four slug, etc. attachments. The slugs are attached directly to the jackline, the...
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