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Search: Posts Made By: rk6johnson
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-19-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 10,768
Posted By rk6johnson
Great replys. One of our "Share Use" members...

Great replys. One of our "Share Use" members wanted to retire to Panama and sail there, but had not sailed much. He joined for a couple years, did a lot of sailing single handed, etc. Got him...
Forum: Electronics 01-19-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,148
Posted By rk6johnson
Raymarine Tri-Instrument Failure

I have the typical Raymarine tri-instrument pack on my 2008 Catalina 309. Depth/Speed Meter, Wind Instrument, and Autohelm (St3000 I think). All was fine until a week ago. We had some Engine...
Forum: Diesel 01-19-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 5,929
Posted By rk6johnson
I have a previous post with a similar problem....

I have a previous post with a similar problem. Engine would only rev to 1500. After removing and reworking Injectors and pump, checking compression, etc, we also discovered the soot filled elbow and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-15-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 5,100
Posted By rk6johnson
We depend exclusively on GPS/Chartplotter. ...

We depend exclusively on GPS/Chartplotter. Knot-meter had been my single biggest maintenance item. Would often have to clean it after just a week. Knot meter is nice with wind instrument to get...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-01-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,588
Posted By rk6johnson
Great suggestions. I'll begin exploring at the...

Great suggestions. I'll begin exploring at the boat tomorrow. Would a pendent at the bottom "Tach" achieve the same benefit and give me better visibility or will that not solve the wrap issue?
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-01-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,806
Posted By rk6johnson
We sail out of Charlotte Harbor near Fort Myers,...

We sail out of Charlotte Harbor near Fort Myers, FL. Usually warm, sunny, and good breeze (10-15) at that time. I started sailing larger boats by taking a 5 day course-ASA series. Both southwest...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-30-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,588
Posted By rk6johnson
Binding Genoa Furling

During my last sail on my 2006 Catalina 350, I notice the genoa was very difficult to furl especially toward the end. Wind was about 10-15 knots so this was unusual. I unfurled and re-furled and it...
Forum: Diesel 11-30-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By rk6johnson
Another Yanmar Low RMP Issue

I have a 2008 Catalina 309 with 3 cyl. Yanmar. It's a Shared Use (WindPath) boat with 150 hours. Engine recently lost power. Would only run at 1900 rpm and not much more in neutral. Checked prop, no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-06-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 9,312
Posted By rk6johnson
What is the best procedure for "Burping" a...

What is the best procedure for "Burping" a dripless system? The one on my Catalina 350 recently leaked and maybe that is the problem (gets cleaned by diver each month). Any other maintenance needed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-06-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 9,312
Posted By rk6johnson
What is the best procedure for "Burping" a...

What is the best procedure for "Burping" a dripless system? The one on my Catalina 350 recently leaked and maybe that is the problem (gets cleaned by diver each month). Any other maintenance needed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-30-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 602
Posted By rk6johnson
Engine Overheating-Restricted raw water

I searched for this so hope it is not duplication. This is a SIMPLE maintenance issue, but I often find sailors who don't know about simple problems. I have a 2008 Catalina 309 in St Pete, Fl. ...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-30-2009
Replies: 3,286
Views: 509,363
Posted By rk6johnson
SouthWest Florida

Tampa to Key West
Forum: Florida - Western 09-13-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,229
Posted By rk6johnson
You might try the St. Pete Sailing Center. I...

You might try the St. Pete Sailing Center. I believe they have a good, low cost program to encourage and train sailors so long as you live in the area.
St. Petersburg Yacht Club*Sailing Center...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-13-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,688
Posted By rk6johnson
I agree, moving the jib sheet blocks forward when...

I agree, moving the jib sheet blocks forward when reefing is very important to keep the foot and leach at proper tention to prevent luffing of the upper portion of the leach. This is probably...
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