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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-25-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 11,279
Posted By FrankLanger
I have this autopilot on our boat. The manual...

I have this autopilot on our boat. The manual says to rinse the gears inside the wheel drive (the part that fits on the steering wheel) with water after every sail, but not to lubricate with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-24-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 9,902
Posted By FrankLanger
I think for most regular sailing, it's mainly...

I think for most regular sailing, it's mainly important to get the right diameter/thickness of line--to thin and it's hard on the hands and maybe too weak in a blow; too thick and it won't fit into...
Forum: Ericson   03-20-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,133
Posted By FrankLanger
Check the "specifications" section at...

Check the "specifications" section at Ericsonyachts.org. There are lots of knowledgeable Ericson owners there who can help you as well.
Frank.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-05-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,532
Posted By FrankLanger
Thanks, Sailingdog. For the ball valve, is there...

Thanks, Sailingdog. For the ball valve, is there any way to grease/lubricate it without taking the hose off (I don't like the idea of undoing a non-leaking fitting as with my luck it will encourage...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-05-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,532
Posted By FrankLanger
Differing advice--can someone clarify?

In reading about seacock maintenance, I am reading and hearing that seacocks require annual lubrication, but ball valves are relatively maintenance free. I had thought that ball valves are a kind...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-27-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 3,496
Posted By FrankLanger
A sailor at our marina, who said he was a former...

A sailor at our marina, who said he was a former tug boat operator, suggested that I take our sailboat (30 foot, 6 foot draft) through False Narrows when the slack at Dodds Narrows didn't correspond...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-29-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 5,478
Posted By FrankLanger
A leech line is not an expensive addition, either...

A leech line is not an expensive addition, either on a new sail, or to be added later by a sail loft. But in my opinion it is vital to good sail trim and to sail longevity, as well as to the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-24-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 3,956
Posted By FrankLanger
Many of us warm up the engine for about ten...

Many of us warm up the engine for about ten minutes, then leave the marina and motor for about 15 minutes before shutting off the motor and raising our sails. We may motor periodically for several...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-24-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 3,956
Posted By FrankLanger
Our 1984 boat records show that the engine...

Our 1984 boat records show that the engine overheated in 1991, with about 200 hours on it and required a new head to repair the damage. Since then, the records show regular maintenance and it had...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-17-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,786
Posted By FrankLanger
Question about Harken furlers

I have a Harken furler for the headsail on our boat. It is a Mark II, probably from the late 1980s. From a search on their website, I understand that Harken is currently selling Mark IV models. ...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   01-15-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 9,076
Posted By FrankLanger
Sab, I also have a bow first, starboard finger...

Sab, I also have a bow first, starboard finger docking situation, with very little room between fingers and between our dock and the next dock (off my stern when docked), so it is a tricky slip. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-03-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,474
Posted By FrankLanger
While I keep a log when on a "cruise", I have not...

While I keep a log when on a "cruise", I have not done so for daysails or even overnighters in "known" areas. I know there are regulations about keeping a log, and also good seamanship practices...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-29-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,549
Posted By FrankLanger
Wait a sec, folks. While I don't really disagree...

Wait a sec, folks. While I don't really disagree with your posts above, and would also wonder why the surveyor suggested pulling the chainplates, there are lots of cases (and frightening pictures)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-28-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,835
Posted By FrankLanger
And if the tile cleaner doesn't work, try some...

And if the tile cleaner doesn't work, try some 120 grit sandpaper, followed by regular boat wax--it cleaned my badly stained ones with about 20 min of work each.
Frank.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-07-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 4,279
Posted By FrankLanger
Pleased with E30+...

We are very pleased with our 1984 Ericson 30+.

We love our boat, due to the strong quality construction, nice lines, beautiful teak below (but not dark looking) and perhaps above all, her...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-27-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 3,492
Posted By FrankLanger
Thanks for your replies. For sure he didn't have...

Thanks for your replies. For sure he didn't have a diver down, as he was moving forward under power with enough of a bow wave and enough speed that a diver would have been left far behind. There...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-23-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 8,445
Posted By FrankLanger
Thanks for the advice. Hopefully I won't need to...

Thanks for the advice. Hopefully I won't need to bleed the engine for a long time, but when I do I'll use lots of rags/paper towels and clean up well afterwards. I don't want to upset my #1 crew...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-22-2007
Replies: 122
  Sticky: Product Reviews
Views: 77,038
Posted By FrankLanger
Starbright Black Streak Remover

I had black streaks running down the hull/topsides from a nearby fire, similar to the black diesel engine exhaust stain I sometimes get on my transom. After trying boat soap, simple green and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-22-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 8,445
Posted By FrankLanger
DEnise, is this right?

Denise, I also have the Universal 5416 diesel engine, and have read the manual which explains how to bleed the engine, but have never had to do this yet. Based on your experience, is it as...
Forum: Ericson   11-06-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 9,758
Posted By FrankLanger
You will likely get more replies if you post this...

You will likely get more replies if you post this on the ericson yacht owners organization. You can do a search, but it's something like "ericsonyachts.org"
It's a great site with lots of...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-04-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 6,985
Posted By FrankLanger
Denise, I flew the symmetrical spinnaker on my...

Denise, I flew the symmetrical spinnaker on my previous 23' san juan fairly often while single handing. I always did it without the spinnaker pole (as that's too hard to manage in my opinion without...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-03-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 3,492
Posted By FrankLanger
Thanks, folks. It was helpful to get your...

Thanks, folks. It was helpful to get your opinions, so I'll know for next time.
Frank.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-03-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,657
Posted By FrankLanger
Do biocides generally also have a fuel stabilizer...

Do biocides generally also have a fuel stabilizer in them, or are those quite different and need to be added separately, if the fuel isn't getting much use on the boat?
Frank.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-02-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 3,492
Posted By FrankLanger
I am using "channel" a bit loosely. It was not a...

I am using "channel" a bit loosely. It was not a marked channel with red/green buoys to mark navigation; rather it was a relatively narrow stretch of water. It is wide enough there that neither of...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-02-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 3,492
Posted By FrankLanger
Thanks for your posts so far. Faster is right,...

Thanks for your posts so far. Faster is right, that we were sailing in BC coastal waters, not a harbour, but a channel that was more narrow than most of that area. To respond to the request for more...
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