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Search: Posts Made By: fryewe
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-08-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,305
Posted By fryewe
Re: Charting a Course

According to the help feature of OpenCPN (user's manual) the default setting for longitude intervals for computing great circle sailing routes is 5 degrees...

"To create a gpx file containing a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-03-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 5,313
Posted By fryewe
Re: Why do people still use depth sounders?

Just ran across this ad for an interesting little gizmo that is kind of an "electronic lead line" - fascinating - I just can't keep up with all the whiz bang stuff being offered

Fugawi Store ?...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-02-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,944
Posted By fryewe
Re: Puget Sound, San Juans sailing tips and warnings?

No kidding...about 30nm in 36 hours in the SoJdF...holy moly...

(but your point is well made and should be well taken...)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-02-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 5,313
Posted By fryewe
Re: Why do people still use depth sounders?

Christian has the wax been holding its shape well in your tropical locale?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-01-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 5,313
Posted By fryewe
Re: Why do people still use depth sounders?

First of all...as Joe said you don't need a hole in the hull to install a good depth sensor head. They will shoot a signal through a FRP hull (don't know about wood or steel...coupling with the water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-24-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By fryewe
Re: another a sail question

I have a similar line on my boat that simply attaches to the head of hanked-on sails to keep them from running up the headstay when the sail is lowered.

A tackline for an a-spin should be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-22-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By fryewe
Re: Captains? We don't need no stinking captains!

How long until the first unmanned ship is pirated by hacking the control systems?

Perhaps they would each need a computerized self defense system as well.

With all those computers on board...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2014
Replies: 156
Views: 7,508
Posted By fryewe
Re: Give AIS a rest

Brings to mind a trip into Cockburn Sound a number of years ago...approaching a right turn to Freemantle north of Rottnest Island with a bulk carrier broad on my port bow at about 800 yards I hailed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2014
Replies: 156
Views: 7,508
Posted By fryewe
Re: Give AIS a rest

AIS is a collision avoidance aid. It gives vessels so equipped an evaluation method to determine if a maneuver by one or both is required to avoid interference or collision.

In the event a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-13-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 4,228
Posted By fryewe
Re: What do you do for food on a day cruise?

'...coldtonguecoldhamcoldbeefpickledgherkinssaladfrenchrollscresssandwichesspottedmeatgingerbeerlemonadesodawater...'
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 08-11-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By fryewe
Re: Sailboat in Julio

News item says S/V Walkbout is disabled and taking on water...the photo shows the boat's rig apparently intact (mast standing) and both jib and main fully furled. Here's to luck and effort saving...
Forum: Outboard 08-11-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 8,101
Posted By fryewe
Re: Brand new Honda 5HP Outboard won't start - should I switch mfg?

These are classic symptoms of dirty carb jets that are fouled by the gummy slime from old and stagnant gasoline containing ethanol. The carb needs cleaning and the fuel should be replaced with fresh...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-30-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,125
Posted By fryewe
Re: Inventing and experimenting.

Looked nice on a flat sea. Want to take that into a gale with swell and wind waves...a-rockin' and a-pitchin' with that heavy device rotating and vibrating and slamming and banging a-speedin' and...
Forum: Diesel 07-27-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By fryewe
Re: old yanmar 12HP water pump additional inlet and outlet lines

Just guessing here...but this arrangement would seem to be useful for de-watering the bilge using the engine raw water pump...using the raw water pump directly overboard through the upper discharge...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-25-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 3,771
Posted By fryewe
Re: Music Etiquette at the Dock

...what chef said...+1

Of course you can't hear the bilge alarm or the anchor drag alarm...

Also might answer some of the questions in the thread "things that go bump in the night"...

And...
Forum: Diesel 07-22-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 1,595
Posted By fryewe
Re: Yanmar 1GM issues

Casey...
I don't have manual or drawings handy but I think the fuel injection limiter is a stop screw in the side of the fuel injection pump that limits fuel rack motion...has a lock nut on the...
Forum: Diesel 07-22-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 1,595
Posted By fryewe
Re: Yanmar 1GM issues

This is the cable brake you need...

32930

Put it on your cable in a convenient location close to the throttle control lever.

When my throttle control on my Yanmar started self-adjusting...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-14-2014
Replies: 97
Views: 4,594
Posted By fryewe
Re: How do I handle insurance claims?

Too short...too long...too tight...too loose...

Maybe I'm just too thick and missing something here...

But isn't that all irrelevant? The relevant point is the riggers dropped the rig and...
Forum: Engines 07-13-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,123
Posted By fryewe
Re: Restarting Engine after 5 years

Turn on the electric fuel pump. Crack open the banjo fittings at each injector one at a time and collect the fizzing fuel (if air is in the line) at the fitting into an absorbent towel until he...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 07-13-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 36,241
Posted By fryewe
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

I would be disappointed and probably drowned...but not unhappy.

These hi-tech systems we have now are NOT infallible. That's why there are vest lights and flares and signal mirrors and waterproof...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 07-13-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 36,241
Posted By fryewe
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

No.

It's a polite way of saying "Do your homework and don't rely on someone trying to sell you something for full disclosure of capabilities/operational reliability/unflattering...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-13-2014
Replies: 97
Views: 4,594
Posted By fryewe
Re: How do I handle insurance claims?

Since the rigger was insured you should be made whole (at least he can't run out on you and declare bankruptcy).

I am surprised you got into the marina without liability insurance. I have to sign...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 07-13-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 36,241
Posted By fryewe
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 07-13-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 36,241
Posted By fryewe
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

When the customer publicly states prior to a voyage that sat phone reliability is poor and shouldn't be relied on for emergency communications...and that he wouldn't have one except that he needed it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By fryewe
Re: Repairing wood cleats

Without pictures it's hard to give you a lot of advice...

If the cleats that are broken can be removed without breaking the cabinets I would remove them and clean/sand the surfaces where the...
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