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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-22-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,688
Posted By Classic30
Re: Departing the slip in reverse singlehanded

FWIW, I park nose-in with (effectively) pilings on all corners and backwards is the only way out. The boat is held in place by massive steel sliding springs (shock-absorbers) on each dockline:
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-21-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,012
Posted By Classic30
Re: Boom Gallows

Basically, you just drop the boom into a suitable cut-out in the gallows, tie it down, and the gallows holds the boom steady whilst you reef and prepare to re-hoist.

It can be an advantage...
Forum: Diesel   05-01-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,040
Posted By Classic30
Re: Raw water question

Well...since you asked:

Following one cruise many moons ago, one of my crew noticed water dripping from the back of the raw-water pump: the bearings were shot. This meant the pump had to come...
Forum: Diesel   04-28-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,040
Posted By Classic30
Re: Raw water question

I must admit I'm the opposite of the OP.. no-one I know uses a below-waterline strainer; they're all above-waterline - and it makes sense it would be a bit more "rugged".

Two major disadvantages I...
Forum: Diesel   04-27-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,040
Posted By Classic30
Re: Raw water question

Sorry, no pics.. when there's seawater pissing out of the strainer, the last thing I can imagine anyone outside of the US reaching for is the camera: "OOH! Looky'd all dat wata! Quick, must take...
Forum: Diesel   04-26-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,040
Posted By Classic30
Re: Raw water question

Truth is, a raw-water system should prime in seconds... although, assuming the pump bearings still hold some grease, an impeller in good nick should manage being run dry for *minutes* without damage....
Forum: Diesel   04-26-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,040
Posted By Classic30
Re: Raw water question

Onto the impeller itself and between the blades. Don't need to be fussy about it and don't use too much (I could tell you a story about how I found that out, but it'd be getting off-topic).

Cover...
Forum: Diesel   04-26-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,040
Posted By Classic30
Re: Raw water question

David, the raw water pump is (usually) below waterline, so even if the strainer is above waterline (where it should be, so that you can actually open it without sinking the boat). Not sure how to...
Forum: Diesel   04-26-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,040
Posted By Classic30
Re: Raw water question

David, here's a tip that might be of use in future: If you are (or think you are likely to be) having issues with priming, give the impeller a small(!) squirt of dish detergent before putting the...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-05-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 2,077
Posted By Classic30
Re: eliminated engine...wheres my negative? jajaja

Actually, like many high-quality yacht designs, it's from New Zealand... :rolleyes:

They are mostly all at least partly home-built (the intent of the design is that they can be made by a...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-04-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 2,077
Posted By Classic30
Re: eliminated engine...wheres my negative? jajaja

Glad to hear you got it sorted out in the end.

If you are looking for a great trailer sailor, buy a Hartley TS18 or a TS21 if you can find one. (I'm not biased at all, really I'm not... ) :D
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-29-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 7,727
Posted By Classic30
Re: Rounding Up - sail trim advice?

Explorer, you should always uncleat a fixed topping lift after the main is hoisted - especially in heavy weather - because (a) it's likely to flap around and catch on something when you least want it...
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-24-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 7,727
Posted By Classic30
Re: Rounding Up - sail trim advice?

Vang tension is faster when beating in moderate (not heavy) shifting conditions like you get smallish lakes and in the shadow of buildings to maintain sail-shape either beyond the reach of the...
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-23-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 7,727
Posted By Classic30
Re: Rounding Up - sail trim advice?

Actually, that's where the vang comes in. If it's nice and tight-ish on the beat, dumping the main in a gust by whatever means chosen shouldn't cause the boom to lift significantly..

..unless the...
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-23-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 7,727
Posted By Classic30
Re: Rounding Up - sail trim advice?

First off, welcome to Sailnet, Explorer!.. :)



Secondly, IMHO with the mainsheet on hard, the vang doesn't do all that much on the beat and on most boats is somewhat slack.

Any level of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-26-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,708
Posted By Classic30
Re: Paint for Cabin

You own 'Solveig'??!?! WOW!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

If you want to find out more about her design (and perhaps how to get the tanks out for inspection) PM me your email address and I'll put you onto a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-26-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,708
Posted By Classic30
Re: Paint for Cabin

To work properly, CPES needs a reasonably rubbish-free substrate to penetrate into. It isn't hard to guess what else may have penetrated into the timber down there already and what your nice clean...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-26-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,708
Posted By Classic30
Re: Paint for Cabin

I think you already know the answer to that. To find out what is really going on down there, you're going to have to get them out... and then use a hundred bucks worth of CPES to either (1) help fix...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-25-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,708
Posted By Classic30
Re: Paint for Cabin

Shisaisama, if that's what you're up against, I would suggest going with the two-pack undercoat option. If the colour is close (presumably "white" - whatever that is) you might get lucky and only...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-25-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,708
Posted By Classic30
Re: Paint for Cabin

Glad to help, shisaisama :)

Not being in your country I know nothing of Benjamin Moore but have heard good things about Valspar.

I doubt you'll find a flexible two-pack undercoat. You have two...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-25-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,708
Posted By Classic30
Re: Paint for Cabin

You may not need a primer, but you still need an undercoat.

HS is correct, but the other thing to keep in mind is that timber hulls expand and contract, so ideally you need a top-coat that's...
Forum: Diesel   08-10-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,155
Posted By Classic30
Re: Volvo Engines

Donna, if it helps, a handy rule-of-thumb is to ask questions if the engine is more than 20 years old. If the owners can show it's been rebuilt, that's probably quite okay - but if they can't, then...
Forum: Diesel   08-10-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,488
Posted By Classic30
Re: Volvo Penta MD6b Cold Start System

That might still be fixable in-situ, Scott. First thing to do in that case would be to pull the injectors, check them and do a full and accurate compression test on each cylinder - since it still...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-05-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 4,006
Posted By Classic30
Re: Spinnaker guys and sheets

Yes.. it becomes the guy. Confused yet?!?



That's because the diagram is looking from the mast-top. In real life, what it's doing is pulling in and down on the "guy" to help keep the windward...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-05-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 4,006
Posted By Classic30
Re: Spinnaker guys and sheets

Personal preference perhaps, but I like to use a line with a bit of stretch so I don't break anything (like the pole) when the spinnaker snap-fills after my absent-minded crew allows it to partially...
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