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Search: Posts Made By: F4d3d
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,233
Posted By F4d3d
Hi Rich, Yes, you're correct. It's a simple...

Hi Rich,

Yes, you're correct. It's a simple sloop rig without any fancy stays. It's a 1975 Islander 30' Mark II in case that helps.

We're heading out for a sail tomorrow to try out some of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,233
Posted By F4d3d
Hi Rich! Thanks for the thorough reply. ...

Hi Rich!

Thanks for the thorough reply. I'll take some time to digest this information, go for a sail and try some of the things you suggested, and very likely get back to you with more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,233
Posted By F4d3d
Adjusting Forestay Tension w/ Schaefer Furling

Hello!

Under sail, we have enough weather helm to warrant some adjustments to the rigging. We'd like to tip the mast forward a little bit to see if that has a positive impact on the weather helm,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-09-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,039
Posted By F4d3d
It appears that the Volvo Penta (MD5A I think) in...

It appears that the Volvo Penta (MD5A I think) in my boat is salt water cooled and there is no heat exchanger. Does this make sense? Would there be another place to put a zinc on a salt water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-08-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,039
Posted By F4d3d
Thanks for the replies everyone. We'll put two...

Thanks for the replies everyone. We'll put two new zincs on the shaft, and one in the heat exchanger. I may have some questions about the heat exchanger zinc tomorrow after I have a closer look at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-07-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,039
Posted By F4d3d
Adequate Zincs

Hello All!

I'm dropping a new-to-me sailboat (a thread on this soon!) into the water tomorrow. There is currently only one old zinc on the prop shaft, and no others anywhere else on the boat. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-27-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 3,210
Posted By F4d3d
I tried about ten different automotive tool...

I tried about ten different automotive tool stores, and none had the right size that I needed, so I hope you have better luck finding one than I did. Having one machined was much easier than I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-26-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 3,210
Posted By F4d3d
Update on SD's method of machining a regular...

Update on SD's method of machining a regular socket: The finished product isn't pretty, but it worked. We took it to a crude looking machine shop here in Guaymas, and the guy managed to craft what...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-26-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 5,373
Posted By F4d3d
UPDATE: I was able to fly with the CO2 cartridge...

UPDATE: I was able to fly with the CO2 cartridge attached to my life jacket. I went through two security screens (one in Canada, and one in the USA), and both times I alerted the agents that I had...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-23-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 3,210
Posted By F4d3d
This is what I ended up doing in the end, after...

This is what I ended up doing in the end, after searching about 10 auto parts stores without success. I sure hope someone down in México can machine this baby to work!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-23-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 3,210
Posted By F4d3d
@SD, I'll keep that in mind. My problem is that...

@SD, I'll keep that in mind. My problem is that I'm flying to México on Sunday, so I need to find this tomorrow. It may be quicker to find one that I don't need to mess around with, but if I can't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-22-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 3,210
Posted By F4d3d
They don't come cheap! $76 - $110 USD, crazy!

They don't come cheap! $76 - $110 USD, crazy!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-22-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 3,210
Posted By F4d3d
@BELLATRIX1965 - Great! That looks like it's the...

@BELLATRIX1965 - Great! That looks like it's the one. I'll try to track one down, which should be easier now that I know what it's called. :)

@SD - Thanks for the input.

@WanderingStar - the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-22-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 3,210
Posted By F4d3d
Well, I think this is what I'm after. The one in...

Well, I think this is what I'm after. The one in this photo is too large, so it won't work, but I'd like to know what it's called so I can try to track one down that is the right size. Anyone know...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-22-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 3,210
Posted By F4d3d
@erps - That may work. :) Of course I'd still...

@erps - That may work. :) Of course I'd still love to find the actual socket to fit this nut, but in a pinch, your solution might be what works. I'll try to track one down.

@Sixpoint - Well,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-22-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 3,210
Posted By F4d3d
It's possible, Sixpoint. I'm not sure of the...

It's possible, Sixpoint. I'm not sure of the history, so I can't say with authority how it was done in the past.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-22-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 3,210
Posted By F4d3d
Crazy Looking Socket

Hello All!

In the photo below is a 1 1/4" nut that holds the prop shaft into the engine connecting flange. Basically, it needs to be removed so the shaft can be removed so the cutless bearing can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-21-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 1,593
Posted By F4d3d
Great photos John! Wow, it must have been...

Great photos John!

Wow, it must have been amazing to be so close to so many Orcas! We had a sighting in September as well, just a little bit north of you in the Gulf Islands, but it was a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-16-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 5,373
Posted By F4d3d
Thanks for the link jackdale. :) ...

Thanks for the link jackdale. :)

hellosailor, I think that Tomaz had it right in an earlier post.



Anyways, I'll be sure to declare them when I check in, and hopefully I'll be allowed to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-16-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 5,373
Posted By F4d3d
SD, it's a good idea to have some proof of...

SD, it's a good idea to have some proof of correspondence printed to show the inspector if there is any question. I just spoke to someone on the phone, but perhaps I should call again and try to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-16-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 5,373
Posted By F4d3d
Thanks for the quick reply, Faster! After...

Thanks for the quick reply, Faster!

After reading your crazy story, I decided to call the airline (WestJet) and ask them about it. They told me that there is an exception for self-inflating life...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-16-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 5,373
Posted By F4d3d
Compressed Air Cartridge for Life Jacket

Hello!

I'm flying to México to go sailing, and I'll be taking my life jacket in my checked baggage. My life jacket is a Mustang auto-inflate style, and requires a proprietary fitting compressed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2010
Replies: 73
Views: 8,244
Posted By F4d3d
I didn't say it was as safe as the US. And yes,...

I didn't say it was as safe as the US. And yes, I'm all over a shot or two of Cabo Wabo. :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2010
Replies: 73
Views: 8,244
Posted By F4d3d
Thanks for putting my mind at ease. Perhaps I...

Thanks for putting my mind at ease. Perhaps I should stop viewing this thread until I return from México. :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2010
Replies: 73
Views: 8,244
Posted By F4d3d
I'm heading to México in three weeks for some...

I'm heading to México in three weeks for some sailing around Sonora and Baja California. I've spent a lot of time in Mexico recently, and have found it to be quite safe in general, and have met many...
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