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Search: Posts Made By: FirstCandC
Forum: Atomic 4 1 Week Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,399
Posted By RichH
Re: Carb Problem?

Slab Rust !!!!!
Very common on marine exhaust manifolds, especially on engines that are drained of cooling water when seasonally or long term stored on the hard.
What happens is that as the cast...
Forum: Atomic 4 09-23-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,399
Posted By CalebD
Re: Carb Problem?

You are going to want to get a few oil absorbent pads at your local auto parts store to use instead of paper towel. The ones I use are white also. I keep one under my carb all the time to keep tabs...
Forum: Atomic 4 09-17-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,399
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Carb Problem?

burning rich, very rich. Float not set properly and idle/mixture not set properly. Don't waste your time on a compression check.

Be VERY careful with "the boat smells like gas" as vapors/fumes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-19-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 6,328
Posted By malyea
Re: North Carolina - best place for sailing???

I'm a huge fan of North Carolina for sailing - sail the Pamlico, anchor Silver Lake, cruise the ICW, linger on the hook at Lookout Bight, watch ponies in the sand dunes, sail offshore to anywhere in...
Forum: Atomic 4 06-08-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Leaking Heat Exchanger

Take the heat exchanger to a radiator repair shop to have it pressure tested. When they determine where it's leaking they'll probably be able to repair it on the spot.
Forum: Atomic 4 06-06-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Leaking Heat Exchanger

Unless the body has gone porous with electrolysis a simple silver solder or braze can fix a fatigue crack or?? Too much heat can effect the tubes so careful.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By L124C
Re: Lubing gear cable

Ain't it the truth! I spent the better part of a Saturday trying to lube my throttle cable using the method described in Casey's "Sailboat Maintenance". It did help, but it still wasn't right. Ponied...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By tommays
Re: Lubing gear cable

You can try and get almost any type of oil in one of the ends (preferably) the high end so it can run downhill

BUT the cables have a plastic lining that is one of those lifetime deals and the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 4,346
Posted By jimgo
Re: Stupid questions about launch day

I used a wire brush and PB Blaster. I have a really strong stainless steel brush which worked very well. I also have a drill-mounted set that I could have used, but that wasn't necessary. I think...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-07-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,576
Posted By Alex W
Re: Zipper along length of sail

That loose luff sail could be really useful. It would let you keep a reasonable sized jib on the furler (like a 110%) that can be used in moderate to high wind. In light air you can pull out the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-07-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,576
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Zipper along length of sail

1. Look around the sail.

2. the light air sail is probably meant to be flown on it's wire luff, like a code zero.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Sunday Fun and Lessons Learned

First, practice your “heaving too”. You had an opportunity to “hove too” away from the shoal area. It would have stabilized the boat enough so you could go forward and secure the anchor without too...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Sunday Fun and Lessons Learned

That's pretty much how it goes, when you're new.
You learned the lesson and now you're better for it. You will gain "local knowledge", (such as the fact that the wind is much stronger in that open...
Forum: Apps & Authors 01-05-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 6,168
Posted By titustiger27
Re: What is the best Sailing book you have read?

If you are a book reader (over kindle/nook) I suggest

And buy a couple books (from the same seller) at a time.
I have gotten many sailing books for 75˘ (shipping was $3.99 first book and...
Forum: Atomic 4 11-15-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By ericirvine
Re: Sailing while A-4 is in gear

The A4 manual says the engine should be in forward while sailing.


Eric Irvine
Bristol 29.9
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By Faster
Re: Addicted

.. and surely you can change your speed settings to Knots rather than MPH..;)

btw, I've embedded your pic by using the IMG CODE link option.. saves us a click...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-06-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By overbored
Re: Why would a hank-on sail have a pendant?

it may have had an early furler that wound the sail around the forestay with hanks, no foil.
Had one on a small Catamaran years ago.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-22-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By ronspiker
Re: Little Tree Frogs

For a screen cover for the dorados you could use a lingerie washing bag. They are a fine mesh with a draw string.
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-10-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,631
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Understanding the Polar Diagram

Yes to the first part of your question. Since the configuration isn't specified in the diagram, I would assume what other manufacturers call "race conditions" which means that the polars are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-04-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Shroud Attachment

Then replace the damaged shroud (or the pair)

You can inspect with the mast up - but it's easier done with the mast down.

You should consider replacing the rest of the standing rigging in a not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-04-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By Faster
Re: Shroud Attachment

That would be fine as long as you're not planning to go for a sail in the meantime ;)
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-30-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,932
Posted By outbound
Re: Running Speed vs Close-Hauled Speed

Might want to look into downloading a sailing polar for your boat. It will give you a fairly good idea if you are sailing your boat up to it's potential. It is always better to compete with yourself...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-27-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,897
Posted By HeartsContent
Re: upraded my 22' for a 30' and now afraid to leave the slip

Put a line across your slip to keep you off the other side. I tied mine from the dock on a middle cleat to the piling between hour boats. It cuts at an angle across the slip and is very effective...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,778
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Posting This For the Dreamers Like Me


You have a boat, you're learning, you're out there. I predict that your range will increase, your skills will grow. I wouldn't be surprised to read about you purchasing a larger, faster boat...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-26-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,947
Posted By davidpm
Re: Easing the Mainsheet

Jeeze guys sail twist!!!.
How about explaining how to do a letterbox take down rounding the mark with an asym?

He just started sailing. At least he called himself a rookie in another post.
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