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Forum: Diesel   12-06-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By grandcapri
Re: particulate residue in Racor bowl

FYI.. I had yachting center inspect racor primary filter and water separator bowl and they believe it was due to "over treatment" of fuel with Additives.. Even recommended to "undertreat" vs. " over...
Forum: Diesel   12-03-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By grandcapri
Re: particulate residue in Racor bowl

Thank you for the ideas and response, I believe preventative care is best, and since no immediate/ obvious damage is occurring, ill have some time to treat/ polish the fuel.
Gracias!
Forum: Diesel   12-03-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By grandcapri
Re: particulate residue in Racor bowl

ANYONE? ANYONE?......{crickets}
Forum: Diesel   12-02-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By grandcapri
particulate residue in Racor bowl

Hello, mostly new here...anyone willing to chime in on fouled Racor water separator bowl. Winterized yesterday and as is normal routine, I replace both primary and secondary fuel filters (and fuel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-02-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 433
Posted By grandcapri
Particulate residue in Racor bowl

Hello, mostly new here...anyone willing to chime in on fouled Racor water separator bowl. Winterized yesterday and as is normal routine, I replace both primary and secondary fuel filters (and fuel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-24-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By grandcapri
Re: Lower shroud tension thoughts

I appreciate everyone's response, I had a new spar put on 6 years ago and the rigger out of Annapolis said the slack lower shroud was fine and that coincides with the responses here.
I'll continue...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-23-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By grandcapri
Lower shroud tension thoughts

I realize this is an opinion forum, but if your going to give an ass remark, I'd appreciate you passing on responding.
Does anyone have a simple measure of lower shroud tension?, simple put, when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-29-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 2,502
Posted By grandcapri
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-25-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 17,466
Posted By grandcapri
Drinking at anchor

Coasties, as they're referred to by other service members, generally are pretty supportive of boaters, especially sailors because they know we're not out screwing around creating havoc.
Seems to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-25-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 2,502
Posted By grandcapri
Is there an easy way to replace the Windex?

I self prussik knotted up the mast and tied off, then respelled back down.. Easy!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-25-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 12,922
Posted By grandcapri
Final Dinghy Choice - does this make sense?

Once witnessed a couple in west marine agonizing over how the dingy ladder was inflatible, I couldn't stand it any longer and went over and explained the ladder was not inflatible, it was to be used...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   05-23-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 8,696
Posted By grandcapri
Sailing with a 4 year-old

Had my daughter out when she was only 3 months old, random wave thru the hatch gave her a taste of sea water.. The same with my son..
Learned that I was pretty good at solo sailing while my wife...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-22-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By grandcapri
12volt charge

Sorry for the typos.. This iPhone is killing my writing skills...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-22-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By grandcapri
12volt charge

Northern tools has 15 w panels in sale for $69... I picked up a couple if those... Nor sure if it's cheap quality, but the price is right. Thanks for the tip.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-21-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By grandcapri
12volt charge

Some very good information, I'll put it to use...
...any thoughts on adequate inverter size to keep on board?, charge/run basic items.. VHF, phone, gps, maybe small fan on the hook..
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By grandcapri
12volt charge

Thank you, very helpful. I'm trying to become less dependent and solar power is my 1st step.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By grandcapri
12volt charge

Anyone?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By grandcapri
12volt charge

Before I blow up my elecrtical system, would someone tell me if I can charge my twin bank batteries on my sail boat using the 12 volt outlet, as with regular car charging?... I desire to plug in a...
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