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Search: Posts Made By: hpeer
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 6,684
Posted By hpeer
Re: Rawson 30- A Blue Water Cruiser?

I think this is a Rawson.

No matter what a great blog, and wonderful couple.

You need to read from the beginning to really appreciate their trip.

The Fast Way Round......
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,402
Posted By hpeer
Re: Interesting little video

I found it here , very nice.

The Atlantic ? News and analysis on politics, business, culture, technology, national, international, and life ? (
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By hpeer
Re: Will this float?

Yes, looks like a Phil Bolger, but reaching him is a long distance call, one way. He checked out a year or two ago.

Phil did some odd stuff, but it generally gets the job done.
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 890
Posted By hpeer
Re: Volvo Penta MD6b Cold Start System

Wow, you guts are making me feel VERY lucky. My MD7a always starts very easily. It was out of the boat under a tarp all winter. I pumped up the lift pump. Threw the decompression lever and cranked...
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 3,178
Posted By hpeer
Re: Volvo-Penta Diesel MD5A/110S - Cold Start/Stop Control

Download workshop manual here.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By hpeer
Re: Dickinson Newport diesel heater

I have a Dickensen cook stove in my hunting cabin. I like it well enough there but can't see having on in a sailboat. Fishing boat, yes.

I have each boat set up the same way...kero cook stove,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 3,823
Posted By hpeer
Re: Concussions

Yes, thanks for the write up.

I did something similar couple of years ago, wacked my head on the boom. I went down and out, briefly. Got up, shook it off and went on. No biggie.

Three nights...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By hpeer
Re: Replacing faucets - how to connect water hose?

We just replaced ours with a Whale Elegance. We like it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By hpeer
Re: Volvo Penta Control Panel

I just got one from this guy. Seems ok to me. Still pricy but not as bad.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,683
Posted By hpeer
Re: How big is too big for one man?

This book is a good start.

Singlehanded Sailing: The Experiences and Techniques of the Lone Voyagers - Google Books (
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By hpeer
Re: One dead,two missing on Middle River

We are in Delaware City and were sitting in the cockpit with calm winds when I heard it coming. I told the Wife to get below and she was a bit slow about it so I was outside when it struck. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By hpeer
Re: Is it a full moon??

I don't know about here, but some other forums seem to be full of nut cases recently.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,553
Posted By hpeer
Re: What the heck is this?

There is no way to say what it is with the info provided.

However, consider this....
The meter wires are really small telephone wires, 22 or 24AWG. they can't carry much current.

The Batt...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 853
Posted By hpeer
Re: Weird weird july weather.....

Look at the jet stream.

earth :: an animated map of global wind and weather (,84.47,290)

Looks kinda lazy and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-07-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By hpeer
Forum: Diesel 06-11-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 680
Posted By hpeer
Re: Volvo md7a overheating, temperature fluctuating

OK, let's see if I can make an ass of myself here. I'm gonna bet I know your problem.

On my MD7A The water goes through the strainer, into the transmission, then through a really stupid pipe to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-11-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2,116
Posted By hpeer
Re: A phone call you don't want to receive

Similar story, but with my Wife. CCG found me via credit card.

That's how I got a sat phone! :)
Forum: Diesel 06-10-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 890
Posted By hpeer
Re: Volvo Penta MD6b Cold Start System

I've a MD7a and that engine starts very easily. Even after being laid up all winter.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-08-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 5,746
Posted By hpeer
Re: wall sized TV, on a sailboat

A week ago my Wife says, "Honey, I have an idea for an improvement to the boat."

Me "Gulp!"

Her "Let's cut out out the coach house walls and put in some big windows!"

Me "why don't we get a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-07-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,070
Posted By hpeer
Re: Heavier better motion comfort ?

If you are talking the yacht he rode in the Atlantic in 2013, pictured in post #15, that is the RV Ault, a 42' Colvin Gazell.

12' beam
4' 6" draft
25,000 lbs displacement.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,070
Posted By hpeer
Re: Heavier better motion comfort ?

I think that steel boat shown was a Colvin? Typically very flat bottom sections, relatively narrow and shoal.
Forum: Cruising Videos 06-05-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 830
Posted By hpeer
Re: A cruising video to see

Cool vid, even the Wife liked it.
Forum: Cruising Videos 06-05-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 830
Posted By hpeer
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-02-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By hpeer
Re: Combo Vang/Preventer/Traveler

Yes, I've seen that before. I have a similar rig up, but still have the traveller. So in my rig the two gangs/preventers do just that. I like it a lot. Not having to worry bout an accidental...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-02-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 13,653
Posted By hpeer
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

Just a quick point, how many new production boats have sea berths or pilot berths? Any?

Our 33 has two proper pilot berths above and behind the settees. The saloon is small but can be safely...
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