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Search: Posts Made By: THEFRENCHA
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,887
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Yanmar 3GM 30 Cooling Water Mystery

Had same problem with a 3ym
Good flow at low rpm but almost nothing after 2500
Flushed with phosphoric acid Lots of thread on forum
Back to normal and did not need to take anything apart
I would...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 4,040
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Irwin Citation 31

You can find a good Irwin group on Facebook and ask for opinions from owners
Forum: Learning to Sail 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,517
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: backing into a slip with single screw

I sail solo most of the time and I always back up my 41 ft boat
In fact I often have problems going in forward as I have poor visibility !

For my boat an Irwin 41 moving backward it takes about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 994
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Make Cushions Without Sewing

Velcro is what you are looking for!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 765
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Looking for any ideas ( Diesel smell & wood )

I used a pool / spa concentrated fragrance to wash everything
Then let some in bilge
Works wonderfully

Odor totally gone

Now use it in head and bilge on a regular base
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: clear for smooth bilge pump tubing?

Kinking?
Have about 20 feet of it since 5 years and never had any kinking!
Was a necessity since boat in water during winter and makes it easier to find the frozen parts . I then warp the frozen...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: V-belt width for Yanmar

Be careful Size are different with years and exact model
Learned it the expensive way!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 977
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Forgot my zinc!

Love your examples and as I always say " got to do what you got todo"
That is why I carry the wetsuit and a bottle of whiskey

But here we have a very simple solution where I avoid risks and stay...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 977
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Forgot my zinc!

Thanks everyone !

I am going for the metal wire ( plastic coated) attached to the shaft just before the stuffing box Easy to do especially as there is a direct vent for the engine room AND I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 977
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Forgot my zinc!

Let's just say that any reply suggesting diving will be deleted !
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 977
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Forgot my zinc!

Just found my olive zinc in a drawer ! Meaning that Diver forgot to install it on shaft last time we cleaned the hull
It's now winter in Boston , boat is in the water at the marina with...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-20-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 6,371
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Sailboat Insurance

Progressive on line insurance Good prices and prompt support
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-05-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 2,416
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Cockpit Draining - Below waterline?

Same boat Same settings
Several bad experience
First a clamp failed underway ...lots of water incoming !
Second There is a fair amount of water that stays in the pipes and hoses
And mine froze...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-17-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 11,285
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: What's your favorite sailing term? One word only, no explanations.

Jump '

Like in : Jump now the dock is closer than it seems :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,052
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: keel vs deck stepped

I. Have a keel stepped
If I loose mast in nasty condition I will always have a tube where I can insert the spinnaker pole for a jury rig
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2014
Replies: 106
Views: 8,015
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Fall sailing! Brrr

Nor Easter and snow
60 mph winds
Boat on its mooring

A bit anxious but nothing I can do !
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-31-2014
Replies: 144
Views: 7,260
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Synthetic Motor Oil for my Diesel?

Also it is my understanding that once you switch to synthetic in your engine you cannot go back to standard oil
Forum: herSailNet 10-13-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,924
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Team SCA, volvo ocean race

They are leading first leg !
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 (http://Www.volvooceanrace.com)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-16-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 8,824
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: generator a good idea?

Better safe than Sorry!
I have one Just for peace of mind ...Even with battery monitoring and solar panels...accident happens and draining a battery happens fast.

In my experience , not being...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-11-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,932
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

Hold on IF you plan sailing Boston than its different
Paper Charts are very accurate and you can do without a sounder
And you can always stay in the shipping lanes
But do not forget a tide table...
Forum: herSailNet 08-30-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,434
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Do You Sail Solo?

So a guy with no sails looking for advices on....Sailnet?
Forum: herSailNet 08-29-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,434
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Do You Sail Solo?

I sail my 41 footer solo about 90% of the time
It's all about practice and more practice
Get out in open water and lock your helm/rudder in a straight position
Grab your gib line in one hand the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Need help, rolling furling get stuck after unwinding 5 feet of sail

Had same problem and being lazy found an easy fix
Attached spinnaker halyard on top shrivel
Prevents from turning /keeps it aligned
Bottom part turns and roll the genoa

Works fine since ....at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-21-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,500
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Wanted: Volve Penta MS or MSB reverse reduction gear assy

PM me ! I have a friend just repowering from a Volvo MD 17
But we are in Boston MA
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-23-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 3,601
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Salts in the oil

On your translation: Grand chose " does not exist in French
On the contrary : Pas Grand chose " means " not a big deal "
Maybe the guy is trying to explain that it is a minor problem?
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