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Search: Posts Made By: fryewe
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 4 Days Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 5,643
Posted By fryewe
Re: Dumbest passage plan since the BOUNTY sailed straight into Sandy?

You must live in a different world than I do:

- DWI/texting while driving
- extreme sports
- overdoses on drugs and alcohol
- hiking/hunting in rugged terrain with blizzard forecasts
- using...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By fryewe
Re: Engine hour meter - how important for resale and options

Spend about 90 bucks for a Tiny Tach and keep a good engine log.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,869
Posted By fryewe
Re: Melting Glaciers Lead to the Freak Phenomenon Of "Dead Water"

The link doesn't appear to go to Prof Maas's research, but to a Cornell link to the demonstration the OP provided.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,869
Posted By fryewe
Re: Melting Glaciers Lead to the Freak Phenomenon Of "Dead Water"

The video at io9 appears to be computer generated...there is no bow wave or any other disturbance of the surface caused by the model boat.

The submerged wave shown is traveling in the same...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 1 Week Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 5,643
Posted By fryewe
Re: Dumbest passage plan since the BOUNTY sailed straight into Sandy?

I can clearly see how one could think we need a new bureaucracy...Department of Maritime Readiness Inspection and Blue Water Insurance. I am sure it would be manned by people who would never, ever...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,368
Posted By fryewe
Re: How to cut stainless steel railing

Sometimes the compression of the tubing cutter will cause the tubing to become oval at the cut which makes fitting installation on the tube very difficult. When using a tubing cutter, make small...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By fryewe
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By fryewe
Re: Charging Woes

On the couple of occasions I have lost solar input the cause has been my own lack of attention to detail while making good connections at the controller. Good luck with your troubleshooting.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,728
Posted By fryewe
Re: Just Go / Do it now

Tough decision. No right answer. If you're like many of us, you'll put it off and hand wring a bit, and delay, and having carefully weighed all the pros and cons, simply do what you WANT to do rather...
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By fryewe
Re: Yanmar parts source... starter?

Had mine totally rebuilt by a starter/alternator repair shop in Pensacola. Cost 95 dollars. Took two days from delivery to pickup.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,525
Posted By fryewe
Re: One Simple Question - the movie

Shoulda sailed with Drake....
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 666
Posted By fryewe
Re: Raw water pump...what's normal?

Sometimes, pump efficiency is reduced by wear of the faceplate of the pump. Flipping the plate can restore efficiency if it hasn't already been flipped in the past.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 2,441
Posted By fryewe
Re: ICW - Worth the Trip?

Well, Mark, it's obvious from your post that you didn't spend enough time on the waterway to get to know us rednecks, or you would know that nobody appreciates honesty more than a true redneck.

If...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 200
Views: 16,279
Posted By fryewe
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

Made a quick turn through the Seattle Boat Show this weekend. The Wallas Nordic Dt combination stove/heater is sweet, but at about 2600 bucks I think I'm going to have to leave it on the shelf and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-22-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 3,345
Posted By fryewe
Re: What is the most idiotic mistake you have made on a boat?

Sunny, windless June morning powering across Strait of Juan de Fuca. Mid-strait an 8-10 knot breeze makes it a perfect day.

I go to the mast to raise the main, and can't get it to the masthead....
Forum: Diesel 01-22-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By fryewe
Re: Upgrading Yanmar / Morse/Teleflex engine controls

Not sure I understand your arrangement but offer this:

-when I replaced my two handle control for my Yanmar 2QM15 with a CH2100P, I bought new 3300 cables. The cable ends at the engine end for...
Forum: Diesel 01-22-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By fryewe
Re: Upgrading Yanmar / Morse/Teleflex engine controls

Control cables for the Teleflex CH2100P single lever engine control are the 33C/3300 universal model. An online search will find them at various sources or a local marine chandlery can find them for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,764
Posted By fryewe
Re: Do you think I'm going to blow myself up

Boat in my marina recently shut the vent on his outboard fuel tank on a cool afternoon.

The warming of the tank the next morning pressurized the tank and outboard fuel supply line to the engine,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-13-2015
Replies: 200
Views: 16,279
Posted By fryewe
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

Check out McMaster-Carr at McMaster.com. They have o-rings galore at good prices with good, prompt shipping.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-13-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By fryewe
Re: Anybody see the CES bit about .....

My research says current technology only cools 50F below ambient. Anyone have better or more recent info that says otherwise?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-12-2015
Replies: 200
Views: 16,279
Posted By fryewe
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

Just test drove my two burner Hillerange with oven.

A burner heated a pint of water from tap temp (65F) to boiling in two and a half minutes. No soot on the bottom of the pan.

The MT oven...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-11-2015
Replies: 200
Views: 16,279
Posted By fryewe
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

St. Paul's Mercantile (no affiliation) offers a Shraeder valve (tire valve) adapter for a few bucks, allowing you to use a bicycle or other small pump rather than the piston pump. Just pull the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-11-2015
Replies: 200
Views: 16,279
Posted By fryewe
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

Thanks for this discussion. It inspired me to pull my boat's original Hillerange kerosene stove with oven out of the corner of my barn.

It had frustrated me with it's soot and leaks, so I pulled...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-08-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 892
Posted By fryewe
Re: Product review - Alpenglow Lights

I installed four Alpenglow LED overhead lights and an Alpenglow LED reading light in a boat I recently restored. The lights replaced incandescent dome lights. The Alpenglows feature two intensities...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,486
Posted By fryewe
Re: Any seaworthy swing keel, row-able boats, with cabin.

Check out Eddy & Duff's "Dovekie." It might be a bit damp in the PNW, even with the doghouse installed. Neat boat. 21 feet LOA, twin rotating leeboards/small retractable centerboard/kick up rudder,...
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