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Forum: Racing   04-01-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,380
Posted By jrd22
Re: Race to Alaska/R2ak

Wrist- no joke. Lots of teams gearing up for this race. $10,000 first prize, set of steak knives second prize. Some really innovative vessels set to enter, it's going to be interesting to see what...
Forum: Diesel   03-05-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By jrd22
Re: How do I remove exhaust elbow plugs?

How about using a mirror and flashlight to get a peak inside? Works sometimes.
Forum: Weather   12-19-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By jrd22
Neat wind/weather site,wind,now,42.682,-155.479,4

Zoom, scroll, click for detailed forecast, etc. Fun site.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-18-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,549
Posted By jrd22
Re: Rolly Tasker Sails, Florida

Lots of threads on this subject.
I've bought two sails from them, rf staysail and a rf genoa, both are excellent (offshore). A lot of people are scared off by the low prices and feel that having...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-04-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 67,348
Posted By jrd22
Re: I hate boats...

Sorry to hear of the engine problems Med. I'm guessing that the oil cooler(s) came apart internally due to vibration during the trip and when you ran it for a few minutes it pumped sea water into...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-19-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 676
Posted By jrd22
Re: New to this site from Port Moody British Columbia

Welcome to SN, always nice to have another BC sailor on the forum.
Forum: Electronics   03-10-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By jrd22
Re: NAV/RADAR Monitor Size

For a dedicated radar display 5X6" is plenty big even with old eyes (I should know:-)). I have a 12" display on our fishing boat, radar overlay, etc and I don't find it any more accurate or readable...
Forum: Diesel   02-14-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,477
Posted By jrd22
Re: To Rebuild or not to Rebuild that is the question

You should always replace the thermostat(s) after overheating an engine, at a minimum. You should also change the raw water impeller if it was starved for water and if it is missing pieces you need...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-17-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,420
Posted By jrd22
Re: Replacing Pedestal Guard on older Whitlock Pedestal

I did what you are talking about, changed the guard from 12.5" to a new one that is 12". I couldn't find any parts (1988 boat) so I built my own new top plate out of aluminum. I used bronze...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-14-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 3,871
Posted By jrd22
Re: Washington State - Sailing? Living?

Alex's post generally sums it up. I'll add my two cents worth. I've lived here since 1953 (not a native, I was two at the time). Western WA isn't for everyone, you can get wet spells that last 90...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   11-20-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,484
Posted By jrd22
Re: New WA state insurance law??

I haven't heard anything about it Ron, and I just recently (2 weeks) renewed insurance on one boat and took out a new policy on another.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-13-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,322
Posted By jrd22
Re: Buying a Canuck...?

We just bought a power boat in Canada and brought it into the states. It was a piece of cake, but you need to make sure the broker fills out the proper paperwork. There is a requirement regarding...
Forum: Diesel   08-10-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,071
Posted By jrd22
Re: Raw water strainer

The problem with not having a strainer is that it will work perfectly until you need the engine in a critical situation. One glob of sea grass blocking your heat exchanger and the engine overheating...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   06-04-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,775
Posted By jrd22
Re: Friday Harbor to Shilshole Marina...wifi?

N&N- I see they are calling for some south winds later in the week. Keep an eye on the forecast, and winds at Smith Is. prior to departure. 20 kts against the flood wouldn't be fun, 10 kts no...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   06-04-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,775
Posted By jrd22
Re: Friday Harbor to Shilshole Marina...wifi?

With this weather and the currents I'd just shoot out Cattle Pass on the ebb and head for Pt. Townsend. If you time it right you can pick up the flood and be in PT easily in a day and there is great...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   12-01-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,121
Posted By jrd22
Re: Princess Louisa Inlet - lots of motoring?

We usually have wind going both ways...directly on the nose, and having a date with slack current going in doesn't give you much spare time for tacking:-(( Faster's comments and advice is spot on.
Forum: Diesel   11-25-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 4,378
Posted By jrd22
Yanmar 3GM oil line failure

My brother and I installed a new 3GM in the early 90's and apart from normal maintenance it's been trouble free and still looks almost new. A few weeks ago it was run while in the slip for about 20...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-29-2008
Replies: 498
Views: 90,005
Posted By jrd22
This may seem strange but I learned a lot about...

This may seem strange but I learned a lot about heavy weather sailing on a fishing trip aboard a 40' commercial charter fishing boat. We set out into the Pacific about 2am across the Gray's Hbr bar...
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