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Search: Posts Made By: HoffaLives
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-03-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 5,419
Posted By HoffaLives
something wrong here if i understand you...

something wrong here if i understand you correctly - if the engine has bad compression due to cylinder wear you will get blowby showing up in the crankcase vent. given the symptoms you describe-low...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-03-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,758
Posted By HoffaLives
i'm not sure if having another mechanic look at...

i'm not sure if having another mechanic look at it and run it is going to help very much. almost certainly you're going to have to pull the unit to go any further. as has been mentioned here, there...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-03-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,758
Posted By HoffaLives
i'm not sure if having another mechanic look at...

i'm not sure if having another mechanic look at it and run it is going to help very much. almost certainly you're going to have to pull the unit to go any further. as has been mentioned here, there...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-02-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,975
Posted By HoffaLives
sure, but as you say, once bonded - imperfectly...

sure, but as you say, once bonded - imperfectly bonded - you create a circuit which will almost certainly have different voltage potential between elements. if the connection is perfect you have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-02-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,758
Posted By HoffaLives
i'm not familiar with that tranny, but most are...

i'm not familiar with that tranny, but most are similar. unless you have major internal tranny damage it should be repaired rather than replaced at that high cost. there are a lot of possible reasons...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-01-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,975
Posted By HoffaLives
ditch the bonding, period. look at it this way -...

ditch the bonding, period. look at it this way - the whole point of bonding is to eliminate difference in electrical potential between different metallic elements below the waterline. We are talking...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-01-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 2,177
Posted By HoffaLives
i think that totally depends on the software you...

i think that totally depends on the software you are running. The best option to explore this would be the literature supplied with the software and the software company's website. Most likely it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-01-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,841
Posted By HoffaLives
Ground really is a misnomer. Call it battery...

Ground really is a misnomer. Call it battery negative and nobody gets confused.

Unless you have grounding brushes on the prop shaft i'm not sure i would depend on the drive train to provide an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-01-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 12,249
Posted By HoffaLives
wow, you're still alive? i thought you would have...

wow, you're still alive? i thought you would have disappeared into one of the CIA's black sites by now.:cool:

Just coming up for air. Spent the last year writing and illustrating 130 training...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-01-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 12,249
Posted By HoffaLives
It doesn't take a short to melt posts as it's...

It doesn't take a short to melt posts as it's more about resistance than anything. High current will cause melting, but the worst will be at points of highest resistance. Even an alternator putting...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-01-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,933
Posted By HoffaLives
well done. that's how a pro rigger does it.

well done. that's how a pro rigger does it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-23-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 963
Posted By HoffaLives
I use GPSNAVX on a mac. retails for 50 bucks and...

I use GPSNAVX on a mac. retails for 50 bucks and can do everything you listed. i agree with plumper re the raster charts as they are as accurate as the original paper and free for the us and only...
Forum: Living Aboard 01-22-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 6,397
Posted By HoffaLives
i think chucklesr hit it on the head. sucks...

i think chucklesr hit it on the head. sucks getting old. she does sleep on her side knees bent, which means she hogs the bed, but it's still not enough. the real question is which way to go, as once...
Forum: Living Aboard 01-21-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 6,397
Posted By HoffaLives
is anyone who has used the memory foam have a bad...

is anyone who has used the memory foam have a bad back? we have 2" memory foam and 2" eggcrate foam over the vberth cushions that are as hard as rock...
Forum: Living Aboard 01-21-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 6,397
Posted By HoffaLives
decent sleep anyone?

I have to find something different than the stacked foam in the v-berth. 6 months in and it's not working for tracy's back. does anyone have any suggestions? I know you can get custom-made mattresses...
Forum: Living Aboard 01-09-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,036
Posted By HoffaLives
Thumbs up liveaboard logo

i finally was able to arrange for a local company to embroider our liveaboard logo on clothing - t shirts, hats etc. this is a non-profit effort so i assume it is ok to post. so if anyone here wants...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-04-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,501
Posted By HoffaLives
so i guess this happens when the coiled line on...

so i guess this happens when the coiled line on the drum is wrapped too lose, and the high tension on the retractor line caused by high pressure on the sail makes it "dig" into the spooled coil?
Forum: Living Aboard 01-04-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,471
Posted By HoffaLives
for anyone who KNOWS what a manifesto is, i'll...

for anyone who KNOWS what a manifesto is, i'll have it up on the blog later today...:)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-04-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,256
Posted By HoffaLives
at < 2000 hours they should only need a cleaning...

at < 2000 hours they should only need a cleaning and recalibration.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-04-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 5,770
Posted By HoffaLives
you should really consider doing more in-depth...

you should really consider doing more in-depth research. what you are proposing is really on the cutting edge of new boat technology, and as such there are a lot of questions and the cost is high....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-04-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,256
Posted By HoffaLives
but people go on about plugging - i know the...

but people go on about plugging - i know the holes are only a few thou in dia. but do injector mechanics use a clean room or something? I was told never even touch the nozzle face, and it was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-04-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,501
Posted By HoffaLives
jamming furlers

I've never had one jam, but i've heard of it often enough. what is generally the cause (if one can generalise) and what's the best solution other than just dropping the headsail halyard?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-04-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 4,096
Posted By HoffaLives
i have to agree with alex - i believe that...

i have to agree with alex - i believe that reefing systems should be as simple as possible because so much depends on them. adding a block increases complexity (compared to a cringle), with attendant...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-04-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,256
Posted By HoffaLives
phoning arund i found a non-marine diesel shop...

phoning arund i found a non-marine diesel shop that does them for a whopping $35.00 including teardown and recalibration. he just about popped a blood vessel when i told him what the other guy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2008
Replies: 73
Views: 5,196
Posted By HoffaLives
some attitudes you just can't buy. for the rest...

some attitudes you just can't buy. for the rest there's mastercard. :D :D
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