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Search: Posts Made By: ggray
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-22-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,039
Posted By ggray
Re: Idea for safety, 120volt bildge pump

You are right that they are designed to be under water. But things can happen, and WE are not designed to be in water where there might be stray 120 v. I can take some comfort that, as I understand...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-22-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,039
Posted By ggray
Re: Idea for safety, 120volt bildge pump

You go ahead and stand in water with 120v wires in it. I'll watch.

I'd say when you are in dire straits with water over the floorboards and everything rolling and flying about, you don't need...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-22-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,039
Posted By ggray
Re: Idea for safety, 120volt bildge pump

Well, if it's a 120 v submersible pump, your 120 v wiring will be in the bilge water.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-22-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,162
Posted By ggray
Re: Stainless/Teak swim platforms from China...

In addition, total weight listed at 5 kg seems pretty light.
Now, if you could inspect one first, that could make a difference.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-16-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By ggray
Re: Foam lining peeling off hull

A heat gun might allow a scraper or wide putty knife to remove it.

I have used a thick paint remover as well, but clean it off and water wash as quickly as possible.

I found a closed cell sheet...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-06-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By ggray
Re: Looking for a used set of sails for 18' catamaran

I think we have a set of sails from a GCat 5.0 (maybe it's 5.5?)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By ggray
Re: rudder rake

Florent, you make a valid point.

I recall reading about a boat --I think it was one the Hiscock' Wanderers-- with a dramatically sloping rudder post, that steered so poorly that they had to make...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-29-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,897
Posted By ggray
Re: Condensation inside sailboat...

As well as "regular" contact cement dissolving foam, the fumes are very noxious.

I have successfully used water based contact cement made by 3M. Costs twice as much, but goes twice as far. And...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-21-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,303
Posted By ggray
Re: My new sailboat, El Toro?

Where are you located? I think I have around here a rudder and maybe a daggerboard. Not sure what happened to the sail, but haven't seen it in years.

The Opti hull is not the same. Opti has a flat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,189
Posted By ggray
Re: Mooring Help

I have set 3 moorings on the James R., lower Chesapeake, in shallow water --actually the same equipment in 3 separate locations-- that consisted of three 40 lb Danforths roughly 120* apart and joined...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2013
Replies: 4,576
Views: 255,336
Posted By ggray
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 957
Posted By ggray
Re: Anything like Borresen BB10

Wow!
Brings back memories!

We had BB10 US1, bought in 1981. She was from Denmark and from what the moulds were made to produce them in Florida. Previously brought from Denmark was DK 50.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-03-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,645
Posted By ggray
Re: Yanmar Saildrive Corrosion

I installed a galvanic isolator after previously using a "guppy" to help the zincs last between haulouts every other year . Isolator does the job, guppies didn't.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-16-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By ggray
Re: Drilling into fiberglass...

Carbide bits drill smooth clean holes. I'd even say beautiful holes.

Only thing is there are not too many sizes.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-02-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,794
Posted By ggray
Re: Wolter Water Heater

I wasn't suggesting you switch; just confirming it had the right orifice. Good reasons to have CNG, if you don't have trouble getting refills. Has that been difficult?

I no longer have the boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-02-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,794
Posted By ggray
Re: Wolter Water Heater

Curious; mine never failed to work. I assume since it went back to Wolter for repairs, they put in the proper gas orifice for CNG. IIRC, there is a difference.

Since you evidently had an inboard...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-01-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,794
Posted By ggray
Re: Wolter Water Heater

Whoops, email to follow.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-01-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,794
Posted By ggray
Re: Wolter Water Heater

Can't help you, but got to say you are fortunate to have one if that's what you need. Shame they aren't made any more.
We had one on an outboard powered cat, and it was great. Hot shower anytime,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-29-2013
Replies: 1,099
Views: 349,296
Posted By ggray
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Ho, ho, just what I've been looking for. No round and round and round.... And looks better to boot.
Thanks!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-05-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 5,365
Posted By ggray
Re: Main Halyards - Back to cockpit or keep at mast?

Consider where your reef points are managed. If at the mast, that's an argument to lead the halyard to the mast.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 2,114
Posted By ggray
Re: new trick for removing head hoses!

Well, a pool of fresh (or sea water) filling the hose would block the holding tank gas without the permeation issue. So a long flush would be best. But if there is no dip, in other words, the hose...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 2,114
Posted By ggray
Re: new trick for removing head hoses!

It may be a good time to ask the question, while we are thinking about this issue.

Is it always best to ensure there is no dip?

I understand the matter of hose permeation, but the dip, if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-28-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By ggray
Re: Rudder draining, repair, etc.

If your rudder stock is pipe, you could drill a hole longitudinally though both walls. After plugging the forward hole, you can then withdraw water with a tube inserted down the post. No more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-02-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By ggray
Re: Need info on York River and Mobjack Bay

Yes; look out for the marine police...DGIF, that is.

Lots of places you can go. Lots in Mobjack Bay. Also, going north, Horn Harbor, Milford Haven (look out for their marine police, too), Fishing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-02-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By ggray
Re: Winch handles in or out?

If the pawls should break or somehow disengage,not likely, but still possible, the load would spin the handle with a great deal of force.

I remove the handle almost all the time, but if it is...
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