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Search: Posts Made By: jrd22
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By jrd22
Re: Spacing & how many mast steps?

Denise- I've never installed steps but had steps on our previous boat. I think you should start at the top - figure out how far down from the top of the mast you want the two steps to be (essential...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 3,193
Posted By jrd22
Re: What is the most idiotic mistake you have made on a boat?

In no particular order, but equal in stupidity:
"The weather looks bad, but I really need to get there today"...
"I know the entrance to this harbor, I'm sure I can cut this corner"...
"I know...
Forum: Cruising Videos 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By jrd22
Re: my neck of the woods....

Beautiful country. Thanks!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 866
Views: 60,417
Posted By jrd22
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

T37- I was thinking the same thing. 80 pages when all that was needed was a one word answer.... YES (flying a pirate flag is seriously lame).
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,349
Posted By jrd22
Re: Should Medsailor proactively rebuild his transmission?

Those velvet drives (usually) last forever, even in a commercial fishing boat. Even my old Volvo trans went 5000 hrs before needing a new clutch. If it was working OK I would leave it alone. Worst...
Forum: Boat Reviews 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By jrd22
Re: Review of 1962 chinook 34

I love those old Chinooks, great lines and from the little I know they were built like tanks. Only sailed one once (on the Columbia), as I recall it went along nicely on a tack in 10-15 knots of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By jrd22
Re: Petzel ASAP

Two ascenders, GriGri and a dedicated climbing rope works well for me.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By jrd22
Re: Obstacle Detection With Infrared Imaging -- A Study

These are becoming pretty popular here in the PNW on power/work boats. The ability to "see" other boats, logs, etc at night or in the fog is nothing short of amazing. The one that I'm personally...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,087
Posted By jrd22
Re: Percentage self-taught sailors?

Yep, it can be done :-))
Forum: Weather 12-19-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By jrd22
Neat wind/weather site

https://www.windyty.com/?surface,wind,now,42.682,-155.479,4

Zoom, scroll, click for detailed forecast, etc. Fun site.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-18-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By jrd22
Re: Rolly Tasker Sails, Florida

Lots of threads on this subject.
I've bought two sails from them, rf staysail and a rf genoa, both are excellent (offshore). A lot of people are scared off by the low prices and feel that having...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-18-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 2,306
Posted By jrd22
Re: Water vs Gas

In your boat with the size tanks people have mentioned I think you will either be cluttering the deck with fuel jugs or water anyway (both most likely) and you already have the water tank. Leave it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-17-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,254
Posted By jrd22
Re: Automotive Heater

One of the best upgrades you can do to your boat. You always want to have a ball valve fitted to each hose at the engine so you can shut them off if needed. We use ours year round here in the PNW,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-08-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,701
Posted By jrd22
Re: What would cause this?

The cracks were ground out and it was wet inside so either some kind of damage caused the cracks and allowed water to enter, or water intrusion around the shaft log caused expansion and resulted in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,701
Posted By jrd22
Re: What would cause this?

Rich- I think you're right, the repeated hammering over time probably accounts for the key shearing. Glad to hear that MaxProp has come up with a better solution.
Greg- the prop was pulled and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,701
Posted By jrd22
Re: What would cause this?

Thanks for all the ideas, I'll try to answer the questions in order.
Fast- there is a strut with a cutlass bearing that was in good shape. There was no vibration, very smooth and the shaft was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,701
Posted By jrd22
What would cause this?

Kind of a long story so I'll try to be brief. I delivered my brother's 34' Northsea pilothouse from the San Juan Islands to Lake Washington (Seattle) last month. Motored all the way (no wind),...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 2,236
Posted By jrd22
Re: Cockpit Draining - Below waterline?

Our cockpit scuppers exit below waterline and the hoses cross over to the opposite side so that when heeled over the scupper isn't below waterline. I've done the measurements to try and run them out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-03-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By jrd22
Re: Fuel tank repair

Aluminum is tough to get stuff to stick to it, I would be surprised if your patch holds for long. That said, my sister in law patched a hole in the bottom of an aluminum skiff with bubble gum and it...
Forum: Diesel 11-30-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 613
Posted By jrd22
Re: 3GM30 loses power

Fuel tank vent plugged? How is the secondary filter?
Forum: Diesel 11-29-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 613
Posted By jrd22
Re: 3GM30 loses power

Probably fuel filter(s).
Forum: Engines 11-29-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By jrd22
Re: Winterizing - Do you run your engine after the oil change?

It's not necessary to run the engine to get a coating of oil on everything, it's already coated (you ran the engine to warm up the oil prior to changing it, right?). I run it to make sure the oil...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-25-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,023
Posted By jrd22
Re: propane furnace opinions please

Our Wallas forced air furnace does a great job in our 40' pilothouse. Just spent three days in sub freezing temps and it was toasty warm. You won't regret going the diesel forced air route if you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-24-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,093
Posted By jrd22
re: Your opinion about touch screens

I have a touch screen in the fishing boat (Garmin 5200 series), had it for about a year now and for the most part really like it. It's inside out of the weather, but my hands are frequently wet and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-15-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By jrd22
Re: Fisheries Supply in Seattle, WA

I've done business for years (decades?) with Fisheries, never had anything but good experiences. I mostly just order over the phone on my account (commercial) and have stuff shipped so really can't...
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