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Search: Posts Made By: Sea Diamond
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-08-2012
Replies: 93
Views: 5,421
Posted By Sea Diamond
Re: Riddles with a Prize, by Mantus Anchors

I believe this has been answered correctly, but since I am on the hunt for a new anchor for my girl [COLOR="Blue"]Sea Diamond, (Beneteau Oceanis 38), I'll put my name out there for advice on your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-16-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,296
Posted By Sea Diamond
Re: Seacocks

Again we see the huge benefit of regular maintanance, the least of which is winter lubrication of thru hulls, which is sadly lacking in many sailors today.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-16-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 3,945
Posted By Sea Diamond
Re: Shackles on Jib Sheets?

Yep - 40 years of sailing on various boats (including my present Oceanis 38), and have no advantage of shackles that I know of when crusing. Bowline always lets go if you know how to "Break its Back"...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2012
Replies: 148
Views: 9,754
Posted By Sea Diamond
You're absolutely right about some of the design...

You're absolutely right about some of the design strengths of the Beneteau, most people don't know about the carbon fiber used in these. The design of our 2000 Oceanis 38 is so well thought out that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-15-2012
Replies: 192
Views: 10,483
Posted By Sea Diamond
Don't forget that Dale (chef2sail) has a full bar...

Don't forget that Dale (chef2sail) has a full bar in case you get becalmed.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-05-2012
Replies: 3,287
Views: 512,053
Posted By Sea Diamond
East coast Canada and New England

East coast Canada and New England
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-25-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 6,221
Posted By Sea Diamond
Insulation and vapor bariers aside, in a nutshell...

Insulation and vapor bariers aside, in a nutshell you need to start with 2 simple things.
1. Heat the interior warm enough so moisture will evaporate off the walls and "float around" in the air....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By Sea Diamond
I know, I know... it really sounded funnier...

I know, I know... it really sounded funnier before I pushed the "send" button. (You know, sail IN the boat, sail ON the water. Anyway, I promise not to quit my day job.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By Sea Diamond
Don't sail on a Newport - sail on the water. ...

Don't sail on a Newport - sail on the water. n'yuk, n'yuk
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-16-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By Sea Diamond
I'd love to see a sketch of the proposed layout...

I'd love to see a sketch of the proposed layout if convenient.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-16-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By Sea Diamond
Sorry Channelside - I had forgotten the static...

Sorry Channelside - I had forgotten the static head on the seacock is only a couple of inches. Doubt its a good application for a vented loop unless you go with a pump so the downstream loop could be...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-16-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By Sea Diamond
Maybe talk with your local yacht store to get an...

Maybe talk with your local yacht store to get an answer on the need for an isolation valve. I'm guessing it would be a good idea to protect the pump.
I'd still be concerned about the syphoning issue...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-15-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By Sea Diamond
If the macerator is drawing from the top of the...

If the macerator is drawing from the top of the tank then I agree a tee off this line will not drain the tank by gravity.
However, if your macerator is teed off a discharge line coming from the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-14-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 5,529
Posted By Sea Diamond
Towing

I agree with Jackdale on many points, and would underline the point to first
"agree on the terms of the tow".

If I was the towing boat, I'd make it clear that this is just helping out a fellow...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-11-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 976
Posted By Sea Diamond
I just installed an electric macerator toilet and...

I just installed an electric macerator toilet and am about to hook up a new holding tank.
A gravity drained tank would be nice but I understand from these threads that the tank contents may solidify...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-10-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,887
Posted By Sea Diamond
For a wastewater tank, would you use 1. ...

For a wastewater tank, would you use
1. Nylon fittings or perhaps bronze or stainles for strength.
2., Your choice for Gasket material?
Les
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By Sea Diamond
Searching for Threads

Thank you Dacap06 for your answer to Conniede. As a recently retired professional engineer I now have time to replace the head, hoses and holding tank on my the (2nd) love of my life "Sea Diamond" a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,887
Posted By Sea Diamond
My thinking was the same as Dave's - install a...

My thinking was the same as Dave's - install a 1.5" outlet at the tank base, mated to a Normally Closed valve, then to a diverter valve - to keep the discharge lines dry until pumpout.
Dave -did you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,887
Posted By Sea Diamond
Thanks Gary... I alos had a problem with a weld...

Thanks Gary... I alos had a problem with a weld letting go on my old tank, but admittedly it was under some pressure when I was removing the old hose. The new tank will likely be a rectangular...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-07-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,887
Posted By Sea Diamond
Macerator or Manual Pump

I'm replacing head+hoses+tank on my boat. I decided to go with a macerator head so the pre-macerated holding tank contents would easily drain by gravity though a 1.5" hose from the bottom of the H/T...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-07-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By Sea Diamond
If the joint needs to remain a bit flexible, you...

If the joint needs to remain a bit flexible, you might consider 4200 rather than 5200. Also, I believe you need to apply some pressure (clamping etc.) for a good bond.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-02-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 5,021
Posted By Sea Diamond
Hi all and happy new year! I just removed the...

Hi all and happy new year!
I just removed the entire waste system from my 1999 SV Beneteau 38 due to odors.
The original system had a manual toilet, 3 way valve, 1 1/2" heavy duty sanitary hoses...
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