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Search: Posts Made By: fryewe
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 994
Posted By fryewe
Re: another a sail question

I have a similar line on my boat that simply attaches to the head of hanked-on sails to keep them from running up the headstay when the sail is lowered.

A tackline for an a-spin should be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By fryewe
Re: Captains? We don't need no stinking captains!

How long until the first unmanned ship is pirated by hacking the control systems?

Perhaps they would each need a computerized self defense system as well.

With all those computers on board...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 152
Views: 5,336
Posted By fryewe
Re: Give AIS a rest

Brings to mind a trip into Cockburn Sound a number of years ago...approaching a right turn to Freemantle north of Rottnest Island with a bulk carrier broad on my port bow at about 800 yards I hailed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 152
Views: 5,336
Posted By fryewe
Re: Give AIS a rest

AIS is a collision avoidance aid. It gives vessels so equipped an evaluation method to determine if a maneuver by one or both is required to avoid interference or collision.

In the event a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 3,848
Posted By fryewe
Re: What do you do for food on a day cruise?

'...coldtonguecoldhamcoldbeefpickledgherkinssaladfrenchrollscresssandwichesspottedmeatgingerbeerlemonadesodawater...'
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By fryewe
Re: Sailboat in Julio

News item says S/V Walkbout is disabled and taking on water...the photo shows the boat's rig apparently intact (mast standing) and both jib and main fully furled. Here's to luck and effort saving...
Forum: Outboard 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 7,540
Posted By fryewe
Re: Brand new Honda 5HP Outboard won't start - should I switch mfg?

These are classic symptoms of dirty carb jets that are fouled by the gummy slime from old and stagnant gasoline containing ethanol. The carb needs cleaning and the fuel should be replaced with fresh...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,022
Posted By fryewe
Re: Inventing and experimenting.

Looked nice on a flat sea. Want to take that into a gale with swell and wind waves...a-rockin' and a-pitchin' with that heavy device rotating and vibrating and slamming and banging a-speedin' and...
Forum: Diesel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By fryewe
Re: old yanmar 12HP water pump additional inlet and outlet lines

Just guessing here...but this arrangement would seem to be useful for de-watering the bilge using the engine raw water pump...using the raw water pump directly overboard through the upper discharge...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,493
Posted By fryewe
Re: Music Etiquette at the Dock

...what chef said...+1

Of course you can't hear the bilge alarm or the anchor drag alarm...

Also might answer some of the questions in the thread "things that go bump in the night"...

And...
Forum: Diesel 07-22-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 1,351
Posted By fryewe
Re: Yanmar 1GM issues

Casey...
I don't have manual or drawings handy but I think the fuel injection limiter is a stop screw in the side of the fuel injection pump that limits fuel rack motion...has a lock nut on the...
Forum: Diesel 07-22-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 1,351
Posted By fryewe
Re: Yanmar 1GM issues

This is the cable brake you need...

32930

Put it on your cable in a convenient location close to the throttle control lever.

When my throttle control on my Yanmar started self-adjusting...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-14-2014
Replies: 89
Views: 3,809
Posted By fryewe
Re: How do I handle insurance claims?

Too short...too long...too tight...too loose...

Maybe I'm just too thick and missing something here...

But isn't that all irrelevant? The relevant point is the riggers dropped the rig and...
Forum: Engines 07-13-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 753
Posted By fryewe
Re: Restarting Engine after 5 years

Turn on the electric fuel pump. Crack open the banjo fittings at each injector one at a time and collect the fizzing fuel (if air is in the line) at the fitting into an absorbent towel until he...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 07-13-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 33,727
Posted By fryewe
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

I would be disappointed and probably drowned...but not unhappy.

These hi-tech systems we have now are NOT infallible. That's why there are vest lights and flares and signal mirrors and waterproof...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 07-13-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 33,727
Posted By fryewe
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

No.

It's a polite way of saying "Do your homework and don't rely on someone trying to sell you something for full disclosure of capabilities/operational reliability/unflattering...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-13-2014
Replies: 89
Views: 3,809
Posted By fryewe
Re: How do I handle insurance claims?

Since the rigger was insured you should be made whole (at least he can't run out on you and declare bankruptcy).

I am surprised you got into the marina without liability insurance. I have to sign...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 07-13-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 33,727
Posted By fryewe
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 07-13-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 33,727
Posted By fryewe
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

When the customer publicly states prior to a voyage that sat phone reliability is poor and shouldn't be relied on for emergency communications...and that he wouldn't have one except that he needed it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By fryewe
Re: Repairing wood cleats

Without pictures it's hard to give you a lot of advice...

If the cleats that are broken can be removed without breaking the cabinets I would remove them and clean/sand the surfaces where the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By fryewe
Re: Sailing Pants

Bass Pro Shop's World Wide Sportsman Hybrid Angler pants with zip off legs...quick drying...six pockets (two zipper)...stain resistant...double stitched seams...reinforced belt loops...half elastic...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-13-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,520
Posted By fryewe
Re: Bad Rope (Line/Sheet) Advice?

Your halyards need to be sized for the turning blocks at the top of your mast. Too small and they could run off the block and jam.

In my view you make a mistake any time you allow the sales people...
Forum: Engines 07-13-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 753
Posted By fryewe
Re: Restarting Engine after 5 years

Providing raw water to a diesel engine on the hard (how I do it):

Collect these items in the cockpit:
- Charged garden hose with an adjustable valve for throttling flow (nozzle will work if...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 07-13-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By fryewe
Re: Miscellaneous Questions - Newbie Owner 31

All engine systems have resonance frequencies (RPM levels) where the vibration and motion is greatest.

I would recommend running the engine dockside at the "noisy" speed with the transmission both...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 07-11-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 33,727
Posted By fryewe
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

And the pararescue guys had a sat phone and brought medical skills and the youngster was stabilized and transferred to an FF...and then the Captain decided to scuttle his boat rather than sail it to...
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