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Search: Posts Made By: JEFryar
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-26-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 2,217
Posted By JEFryar
Could this be a rig tuning problem?

If your boat is older you may have a problem with the centerboard or its mounting. If it is not centered on the hull it will affect your performance.
Look at the tiller position and compare its...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By JEFryar
Documenting Experience for Licensing

This is always the #1 question.
Set down and add up all of the days you have sailed on your boat since you have owned it. They will not question any reasonable time.You will not need to produce a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-20-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,850
Posted By JEFryar
hand signals

I could not be polite in describing the hand signals we end up using to communicate between the bow and the helm.
CaptainJEF
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-20-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 1,712
Posted By JEFryar
Logging seatime

WHOH!!!
Steve,
Relax. This is not all that complicated. Just be reasonable in the time you say you have logged over the time you have owned a boat. You must prove ownership. Also get people who...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-15-2002
Replies: 19
Views: 7,753
Posted By JEFryar
Prop walk with a Max Prop

I''m confused. What ever happened to recognizing the characteristics of your vessel and using them to your advantage?
Sailorat50
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-11-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 1,338
Posted By JEFryar
Hull Blisters

JM
If these blisters are below the wasterline I would get a new surveyor. As has been stated in the past, osmotic blisters will only get worse over time. Eventually they will cause seperation in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-11-2002
Replies: 15
Views: 5,476
Posted By JEFryar
How do I calculate prop slip for my six pack test?

Richard,
This question concerns the relarionship of the prop''s pitch and its actual travel through the water at any given speed. You need to know this to accurately calculate the hull speed of a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-11-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 5,926
Posted By JEFryar
Yanmar 2QM15 Bleeding Fuel System - HELP

MT,
The stop lever or an equivalent system cuts fuel flow to the engine to stop it. This may be a manual lever, a solenoid which opens only with the ignition key on or a pushbutton which pulls the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By JEFryar
Charging Regulators

Dave.
Some of the newer electronic charging systems monitor the batteries and adjust the charge they are receiving. You might look into installing a battery combiner/monitor. This will give you a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 5,926
Posted By JEFryar
Yanmar 2QM15 Bleeding Fuel System - HELP

MT
If by "decompression mode" you mean shut down, this will cut off the fuel to the engine. Set the throttle to FULL fuel, and make sure the stop levers on in the run position.
Hope this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-03-2002
Replies: 13
Views: 1,668
Posted By JEFryar
On-board waste treatment

Well Don, THEY don''t care how you treat it , you are not allowed to discharge it in a NDZ. So save your money and either go offshore or have it pumped...
JEF
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-19-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By JEFryar
motor size and speed

Mike,
Sounds like you had quite a ride!!
If your bow was slapping, you probably did not want to go any faster. That would have made for an even rougher ride.
I take it that your outboard is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 1,320
Posted By JEFryar
Perkins 4108

YES!!
Never use starting fluids. They clean the cylinder walls of all lubrication and will cause damage to your engine. Check the glow plug/s, or whatever device heats the fuel.
Also use an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By JEFryar
motor size and speed

If you can maintain 2 kts with that engine in those conditions, I think you will be very pleasantly suprised with the performance of a new engine of the same aproximate hp. As Jeff related, more hp...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-10-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By JEFryar
Bulkhead/genoa screws/chainplate fixes

Steve,
A few questions. Are they screws or through bolts on the Gen track? What is the evidence of leaks? Same questions on the chainplates.
I would remove both Gen tracks and the chainplates...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-10-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 706
Posted By JEFryar
Blister Woes

As I and others have advised before, this is the result of osmotic blistering. At this point I would not offer advice other than you seeking expert advice from someone who can actually inspect the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-08-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 2,256
Posted By JEFryar
Bow or Stern?

My s/y is slightly underpowered with the prop in front of rudder. This arrangement gives good forward maneuvering even at low speed because the rudder is deflecting the flow of water generated by the...
Forum: Living Aboard 02-05-2002
Replies: 25
Views: 4,413
Posted By JEFryar
Live Aboard,Bluewater,Coastal- Who''''s the better sailor?

OK OK I Concede... BigRed wins this one. No one more deserving in my book.
How did you lose that leg?
JEF
Forum: Living Aboard 02-03-2002
Replies: 25
Views: 4,413
Posted By JEFryar
Live Aboard,Bluewater,Coastal- Who''''s the better sailor?

I just have to add my own warped view here. Firstly are we talking about what makes the best "sailor" or "seaman"? I remember a story from Newport Calif. A sailor in the 30''s would sail single...
Forum: Living Aboard 02-03-2002
Replies: 26
Views: 6,922
Posted By JEFryar
Advise to those moving aboard?

el,
I too thought your questions were interesting and to the point and was looking forward to reading many and veried answers. To my surprise I read the rather rude exchanges.
My suggeston is to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-03-2002
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
Posted By JEFryar
Mooring

Pob,
Let''s do some math...
The 250 lb mushroom properly set in sand or mud will by design hold about 3x its out of water weight. So your shoice of 250 x 3 equales 750lbs. Do you feel this is...
Forum: Chartering 02-01-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 1,473
Posted By JEFryar
UNBELIEVABLE...

Let me reiterate, you can''t speak or write English...you can''t follow rules, established custom or polite suggestions..your site would gag a camel...and exaggeration is a polite discription of your...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-01-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By JEFryar
need

Let''s see...Can''t write or speak English...does not follow well established custom, rules or polite suggestions...has a web site that would gag a camel...
GEE just the kind of guy I want on my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-31-2002
Replies: 16
Views: 1,298
Posted By JEFryar
dangerous wakes

Thanks Big Red 56
We all seem to be preaching to the choir here. As I sail as well as power I see this issue on a person basis. I recall having a sailboat under power toeing a pram cut me off from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-29-2002
Replies: 16
Views: 1,298
Posted By JEFryar
dangerous wakes

First let me admit that I have a power boat. I fish commecially and cannot do that under sail. My experiences are much like yours. I find it very disturbing that uninformed people whom can write a...
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