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Search: Posts Made By: erps
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-28-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 2,472
Posted By erps
Re: Huge price drop on Standard Horizon HX851

You beat me to it on putting the word out. We went to the Seattle boat show last weekend where the Standard Horizon representative told us the price was dropping to clear inventory and make room...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-26-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 2,949
Posted By erps
Re: *** Marine Battery Use Survey ***

Just the weight of getting them on and off the boat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-25-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 2,949
Posted By erps
Re: *** Marine Battery Use Survey ***

So would you let me know how many others are using 2 volt forklift batteries for their house bank? I have 18 years on ours and they're reaching the end of their service life. Wondering whether to...
Forum: Orphan Brands 01-15-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 18,305
Posted By erps
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

Private message me when you firm up your arrival to the PNW
Forum: Electronics 12-31-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By erps
Re: Looking for inexpensive autohelm replacement

We have one on Nikko, which weighs in around 24,000 lbs. It's a nice unit.
Forum: Electronics 12-31-2014
Replies: 169
Views: 25,301
Posted By erps
Re: SSB Installation

So I'm probably going to install one of those KISS doohickies. What are the thoughts on installing a dynaplate doohicky on a swing arm on the transom, so it's only in the water when the radio is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-24-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,580
Posted By erps
Re: How unsafe would this be for occasional heat?

I know several people who put a clay pot upside down over their stove burner for some heat. Although we have a regular diesel heater, it amazes me how much heat a kerosene lamp contributes. They...
Forum: Racing 10-28-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2,757
Posted By erps
Re: Anyone wear a PLB?

I looked at the personal AIS responders a couple of years ago at the boat show and thought they were a great idea. There's a device marketed to SCUBA divers even better IMO. It's called Nautilus...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 10-17-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,416
Posted By erps
Re: Aluminum Hulls for Cruising Boats

If I had a ton of money and didn't care how long I had to make my boat last, I might go with an aluminum boat. They have the ability to survive some serious boo-boos. But, if I planned on keeping...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-30-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,167
Posted By erps
Re: Possible Ground Problem, and Rewiring

You'll find the problem. Usually when all you get is click click when you turn the key it's the solenoid, but the strange voltage readings make it a little more complicate. The engine voltage...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-29-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,167
Posted By erps
Re: Possible Ground Problem, and Rewiring

Bad grounds cause some very interesting problems. I remember working on a big rig truck working with a test light. I had power going through the firewall from the engine compartment but my tester...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-25-2014
Replies: 150
Views: 38,273
Posted By erps
Re: DIY - discussion on building a DIY hookah diving compressor

Which is nitrogen absorbtion under pressure and the subsequent nitrogen being released into the blood stream while ascending. How much nitrogen absorbtion is there while breathing compressed air in...
Forum: Orphan Brands 09-03-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 18,305
Posted By erps
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

Yes, DeKleer specifically spoke about his chainplate installation on some of the boats he laid up.

Yes, I know what you mean, although I know several people that call all angled metal "angle iron"...
Forum: Orphan Brands 09-02-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 18,305
Posted By erps
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

I don't know when DeKleer quit building boats. The mold went to Spencer Yachts and they were still building them six years ago when I first learned about the boats

When I asked DeKleer about the...
Forum: Orphan Brands 08-29-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 18,305
Posted By erps
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

The hull is solid and they were laid up thick by today's standards. The deck is cored with balsa in some areas, solid in others.



I've been on three Frasers now and they've all be keel stepped...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 08-20-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By erps
Re: Why no activity?

Nikko is hauled out in La Conner for a while. Bottom paint, a buff & wax, maybe a SSB radio installation and a transmission repair. Hope to be back in the water after labor day. The currents you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By erps
Re: Fouled Fuel Tank

I should have been more clear, I used a hand pump to remove the fuel and the shop vac to remove the hot soapy water. The hand pump wasn't tiring like it can be pumping thicker motor oil. I removed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By erps
Re: Fouled Fuel Tank

I recently went through this with our boat. In our case, the 1.5 inch fuel filler fittings were accessible on top of the tank. When I removed the hose and fittings, I could pump out almost all the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,511
Posted By erps
Re: Wanted: Volve Penta MS or MSB reverse reduction gear assy

Looking for an Volvo MS Reverse gear again. Reverse cone clutch went out on mine.
Forum: Electronics 08-16-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By erps
Re: Installing SSB

If getting wet wasn't a factor, should the tuner be mounted outside close to the backstay? The advice I read said there was considerable loss in the short distance from the tuner inside while making...
Forum: Electronics 08-16-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By erps
Re: Installing SSB

I read somewhere that if the auto tuner can be installed outside, that makes for a better installation, but then you're getting further away from the ground portion of the antenna. All this radio...
Forum: Orphan Brands 08-14-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 18,305
Posted By erps
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

Saw this Fraser 41 leaving Pt. Roberts a couple days ago:
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t46/sv_nikko/IMG_2616.jpg (http://s157.photobucket.com/user/sv_nikko/media/IMG_2616.jpg.html)

Then...
Forum: Diesel 08-11-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By erps
Re: Clogged fuel filter woes - advice

I learned the lesson about keeping your tanks full during the winter the hard way this spring. Nikko carries 100 gallons of diesel in two tanks. We ran one tank down to where we believed it had...
Forum: Orphan Brands 08-09-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 18,305
Posted By erps
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

Elsie and he are in the white pages, Langley B.C.
Forum: Orphan Brands 08-08-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 18,305
Posted By erps
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

We were in Garden Bay last month and saw the Fraser at the entrance to Gun Boat Bay, but we didn't go over this year to see if there was still a for sale sign on it. Aire DeKleer's boat, Omega is...
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