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Search: Posts Made By: Selkirk
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-07-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By Selkirk
We must find the person who installed gate valves...

We must find the person who installed gate valves in your boat and feed him to the lions. It is our duty.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-07-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 2,432
Posted By Selkirk
Hey! Just think!.............if you had had a...

Hey! Just think!.............if you had had a return line maybe your Volvo woulda run for 50 years!:laugher
Forum: Diesel 09-29-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 4,916
Posted By Selkirk
Is your starter motor turning it fast enough? I...

Is your starter motor turning it fast enough? I once went round and round with an engine and realized the problem when I heard an identical engine turn over. I never realized that mine was being...
Forum: Chartering 09-29-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,879
Posted By Selkirk
Get certified. We found that our sailboat...

Get certified.
We found that our sailboat certification opened up the door so that we could charter a trawler (A Grand Banks 36) in Anacortes, WA. Being able to handle single engine trawlers has...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-26-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,247
Posted By Selkirk
If it was me - and I am glad it is not - I would...

If it was me - and I am glad it is not - I would go with a larger and larger bolt extractor. At some point I would expect that it would work.
We're talking EZ outs, right? They look like this:...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-22-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,633
Posted By Selkirk
You'll want to check with your insurance company,...

You'll want to check with your insurance company, right?:)

I once had to drive a car from Arizona, where I did not live, to Washington state. When I walked into the insurance office and told him...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-19-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By Selkirk
Hey Tony, Thanks for introducing yourself. ...

Hey Tony,

Thanks for introducing yourself. I'm about your age........64.

It's just a matter of luck, sometimes. This life, I mean. The poor judgments we made could have wiped us out, but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-19-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 3,244
Posted By Selkirk
The answer is yes, take a 115 volt drill. You...

The answer is yes, take a 115 volt drill.
You would have to run an inverter anyway to charge your power pack and if your power pack is dead when you need it - and it will be - then you are...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-19-2009
Replies: 67
Views: 11,959
Posted By Selkirk
Wouldn't want to insult anyone Mike, but that's...

Wouldn't want to insult anyone Mike, but that's sort of like saying you know all about war since you read a book about it.
May want to actually experience that sort of heat and humidity before...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-18-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 3,244
Posted By Selkirk
I don't use tool boxes. They have sharp corners...

I don't use tool boxes. They have sharp corners that not only don't fit anywhere, but have a way of banging into something that has a nice finish on it.

I use Gatemouth bags like this one:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-18-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,094
Posted By Selkirk
I would replace/rebuild both -(all three?) -...

I would replace/rebuild both -(all three?) - injectors. One of them is flooding fuel into the chamber.

Black smoke: Fuel
Blue Smoke: Oil

Pull them all out. Take them to a diesel shop for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-17-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 4,919
Posted By Selkirk
We used a Boomkicker on our O'Day 322 for many...

We used a Boomkicker on our O'Day 322 for many years. I will not go back to a topping lift.

Also:
The boom was a little too low on our boat for our liking, so I moved the boom upward about 18"...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-11-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 15,350
Posted By Selkirk
If your 64 HP Perkins was actually generating 64...

If your 64 HP Perkins was actually generating 64 HP I expect it would eat up about 3 GPH. You'll notice that during rough weather in a head wind your fuel consumption will increase even though...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-11-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,775
Posted By Selkirk
Standard commercial ship speed is 23.5 knots. ...

Standard commercial ship speed is 23.5 knots. Makes me wonder just where they're gettting all that wind - above 23.5 knots - that just happened to be blowing in the right direction. Jet stream...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-10-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,775
Posted By Selkirk
Watts/Schmatts.....................Yanmar/Battery....

Watts/Schmatts.....................Yanmar/Battery............Ya know what kills electric powered sailboats? Marketing. They have to market to the lowest common denominator and that's the person who...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,775
Posted By Selkirk
I've fiddled with figures and read some ideas...

I've fiddled with figures and read some ideas and, at least for cruising sailors, believe electric is at a dead end.

That's because 1 HP = 748 watts (call it 750W/HP) So to generate 10 HP you...
Forum: Diesel 09-04-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 5,093
Posted By Selkirk
Rule: Diesels burn about 1 gal/hour per 20 HP...

Rule:
Diesels burn about 1 gal/hour per 20 HP developed.
Gasoline burners use 1 gal/hour per 10 HP developed.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-02-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 4,385
Posted By Selkirk
I hope he hires you and hope he goes with you,...

I hope he hires you and hope he goes with you, too.

The whole boat moving thing just sorta takes your breath away, don't it?:)

That's why the Cape Dory 25D for me. I can pack it up on its...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-30-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 5,833
Posted By Selkirk
Lemme help ya out. Ready? ...

Lemme help ya out. Ready?
http://media.independent.com/img/news/tease/2009/04/29/Web_poodle.jpg
Angry Poodle

http://www.capedory.org/specs/photo25d.jpg
Cape Dory 25D
Now which do you think is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-30-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,336
Posted By Selkirk
That's right. The ends of the positive cable...

That's right. The ends of the positive cable should be dangling in the air, so to speak, at both ends. So you shouldn't read anything.


I've never heard that 10K figure and I would think that...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-30-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 5,833
Posted By Selkirk
Alan, if you think the line drawing you see in my...

Alan, if you think the line drawing you see in my avatar is absolutely the most beautiful thing you have ever seen in your life, then you are in the market for a Cape Dory 25D.

Here's one for...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 08-30-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By Selkirk
If the engine will rev up to its advertised limit...

If the engine will rev up to its advertised limit and hold it I can't see that any damage will have been done at all. The prop on your boat, I'm sure you know, now turns faster than it did...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 4,385
Posted By Selkirk
5$ per mile is usually the rate. You may be able...

5$ per mile is usually the rate. You may be able to do better, maybe not.

It's expensive. The problem is, truckers have to run a LOT of unloaded -and unpaid - miles to get to your boat and then...
Forum: Atomic 4 08-23-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,026
Posted By Selkirk
Sounds like you have correctly checked the...

Sounds like you have correctly checked the ignition/spark process.

So it's a fuel issue.
I'd ask myself how old the gas was. If the gas is old - more than a few months - I would consider it too...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 08-23-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By Selkirk
I am speaking to you as a 64 year old who left...

I am speaking to you as a 64 year old who left home at 17 and never went back.

I hope your adventure is a good as mine. I hope you go all the places you ever wanted, learn to do all sorts of...
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