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Search: Posts Made By: JeffBurright
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-15-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,428
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Anchor rode keeps wrapping around fin keel - can we prevent it?

You all are awesome. This is exactly what I needed. Last night I wrapped soft lead ribbon around a spare zinc and slid it down the rode with a carabiner as gfh suggested (probably somewhere just...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-14-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,428
Posted By JeffBurright
Anchor rode keeps wrapping around fin keel - can we prevent it?

Hi all,
We are in an estuary with a 3 knot tidal current, and twice in the last two days we have had our rode wrap around our fin keel necessitating fancy acrobatics to disentangle it. We keep the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-05-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 5,268
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Cost to Replace Chainplates? Should I Walk Away?

As far as DIY yards, I recommend the Ilwaco boat yard at the mouth of the Columbia River. We hauled out our 30' boat there, had a bottom wash and did a month's worth of heavy work on her -...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-01-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,827
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Self Tailing Winches

Self tailing winches are amazing. That is all.

That is not all. It is so nice to be able to make micro-adjustments to your sails with one hand. Laziness? Perhaps. But isn't well-engineered...
Forum: Electronics 05-27-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,027
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Anyone using bluetooth GPS rcvr with wifi only iPad?

Somewhat similar deal - I have a Delorme InReach GPS sat tracker with bluetooth (similar to SPOT but with global coverage and 2-way texting), which I hook into via my iPhone. I have no cell provider...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Tiller pilot mount

We did exactly this on our boat. Raymarine sells the tiller bracket for $45-50, but I had one made by a local machinist for $20. When the autopilot is not in use, all you see is the bracket and the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-14-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,640
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: What is a "Catalina smile" in regards to the Keel?

We had one on our boat, which required weeks of work and a few thousand dollars to repair correctly (in our eyes). Here's a link to a post with pictures of our smile: Take to the sea: Stranded at the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-12-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,031
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Transmission output flange fell off Yanmar 2QM15 - Theories re: why?

As an update, we received a replacement flange and locking nut from a friend who came to visit us from back home. We also decided to replace the engine mounts, as one of the adjustment bolts spun in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-02-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,084
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Nightingale 30

Holy cow! I own a Nightingale 30 sloop and I thought it was the only one he ever made! I know this is an old thread, but I'd be curious to know if the original poster ever picked up this boat. I'd...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,031
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Transmission output flange fell off Yanmar 2QM15 - Theories re: why?

Thanks Gary for the good advice. Unfortunately the hammer blows were my no-no. I used a wood chisel to pry the two coupling pieces apart. I think heat/dirt/rust conspired to glue the two pieces...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,031
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Transmission output flange fell off Yanmar 2QM15 - Theories re: why?

Ha! Harmony already got out the wood burner and engraved it in the transom.

Thanks for the tip on Cabo Yacht Center, gentlemen. I've got a poorly worded Spanish email waiting in their inbox as of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,031
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Transmission output flange fell off Yanmar 2QM15 - Theories re: why?

It would be a pain to put the flange back on to try now, but from what I remember, once the flange was pushed all the way in it was a tight fit.

Capt. Gary Randall, I'm with you that the flange...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Solar and Wind setups...?

You and I are probably in different leagues, but on my boat I have one charge controller for two 70W flexible panels and a ~60W wind turbine. All generation sources are tied straight to the 200Ah...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,031
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Transmission output flange fell off Yanmar 2QM15 - Theories re: why?

Here's the best I could come up with using the part number from my Yanmar guy in Portland.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j239/burrighj/NewPicture_zpsfd8f7e2e.jpg

This syncs up with the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,031
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Transmission output flange fell off Yanmar 2QM15 - Theories re: why?

This is the same nut that originally failed. I reused it by filing off the older calked spot. The threads look good on the nut still, nearly perfect with minor scoring. I plan to replace this nut now...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,031
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Transmission output flange fell off Yanmar 2QM15 - Theories re: why?

This is how it looks in the schematics for the transmission, plus you have to have it this way in order to do the calking.

We used to keep the transmission in neutral under sail, but on the ocean...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,031
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Transmission output flange fell off Yanmar 2QM15 - Theories re: why?

Faster: That's correct, the two coupling faces did not separate. The entire coupling came off the back of the transmission via the output spline, after the locking nut backed off.

I agree that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,031
Posted By JeffBurright
Transmission output flange fell off Yanmar 2QM15 - Theories re: why?

Hello,
I recently had the output coupling from my Yanmar 2QM15 transmission fall out while underway (we didn't hit anything), disconnecting the prop shaft as a result. I'm in the process of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-14-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 3,655
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Seattle - I am looking for a liveaboard slip

Howdy,
I went through the process of finding a liveaboard slip in Seattle a few years ago, so I can tell you what I remember. I called around to all the marinas I could find in the span of a week or...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-29-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,985
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: How do you fold sails on deck?

Oh, to have hanks! Unfortunately in this case, we have a head foil system with luff tape on our foresails. It sure is nice for raising/lowering quick, but the hanks would be so much nicer for...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-29-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,985
Posted By JeffBurright
How do you fold sails on deck?

Like the subject says, I'm looking for ideas on how to fold our foresails when we are at anchor and don't have the square footage of a dock to lay them out. We have a 30' boat, so deck space is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-17-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Rot in hull/deck joint - thoughts on necessity of reinforcement?

Hmm, now that you parse out the two types, I'm not sure. When we bought it four years back we were told that it was cold-molded in the style of the Gougeon Brothers, but it's also true that it is a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-17-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By JeffBurright
Rot in hull/deck joint - thoughts on necessity of reinforcement?

Hi all,
Our cold-molded cedar strip/fg sailboat is up on the hard before we start a two-year Pacific cruise, and among other terrible rotten things we discovered over the past couple weeks we found...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-13-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 1,859
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Overkill Solar?

As another Unisolar 68W panel user, I'll chime in with my experience. I mounted my two panels on the stanchions at the bow like so: (ignore the people in the foreground)

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-17-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 10,941
Posted By JeffBurright
Re: Roll-up solar panels

Allio, good points about structural stability. You might be surprised how sturdy the frame is when it's cinched up tight. The PVC spine does lend it some flexibility, but my guess is that the frame...
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