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Search: Posts Made By: Jd1
Forum: Electronics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 679
Posted By Jd1
Re: laptop choice

Any chance of geting some more details on this setup?
What os does the Rasperry pi run? What data does the Raspberry pi collect, how does it collect it and how does it feed that data to the cockpit...
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Jd1
Re: Fuel leak

There are many many possibilities but assuming the engine starts up quickly when warm, even after having been stopped for an hour, I would look at the glow plugs. How long do you activate the glow...
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Jd1
Re: Fuel leak

Nothing contradictory there.
The return line usually is the bleed from the injectors and you can do anything you want with that - you could run it into an open bucket and it won't make a difference....
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Jd1
Re: Fuel leak

Especially a diesel engine .... because if you have leak in the suction line you will get air into the fuel system and nothing causes more weird issues on a diesel than a tiny bit of air. If you get...
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Jd1
Re: Fuel leak

That should not affect starting in any way. If it was the main fuel line you would have all kinds of engine issues and not just hard starting when cold.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,501
Posted By Jd1
Re: How do you fold the headsail underway?

Just picked up my genoa from the sailmakers after they did some maintenance - the sail was folded VERY nicely but they disagree with your idea of folding the luff onto itself. The sailmaker folded...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By Jd1
Re: New Ideas for using water heads?

Those are situations where it is real nice to have multiple smaller water tanks.
Actually I am very fond of multiple smaller tanks for cases where you are taking on water of unknown quality or if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-08-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 5,161
Posted By Jd1
Re: Sailing Dog's Boat Destroyed By Fire

A general note of caution: a drying type of oil that remains in a bunched up rag can cause a fire through self ignition. I am not saying this is what happened here but rather that people should be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-14-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By Jd1
Re: Masthead spinnaker bail, could this work?

It will not hold up! I would build an aluminum assembly that spreads the load between the current attachment point and the flat top of the masthead.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,378
Posted By Jd1
Re: Sewing machine corner

SailRite mentions that a triple stitch zig-zag is not a requirement for sail work. It allows you to do in one pass what a regular zig-zag requires two passes. Be happy with your regular zig-zag until...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-08-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 1,622
Posted By Jd1
Re: Good mail order place for battery cables?

Maine Sail has an excellent writeup on how to make battery cables. In it he has references to some sources that he feels are excellent. I believe GenuineDealz.com is who he suggests for cables.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,037
Posted By Jd1
Re: Winch maintenance Q, what nut is this?

Generally I would assume that this bolt would be the same configuration as the other bolts you already removed.
There is a tamper proof bolt head that has 3 slots that are off center and don't meet...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-24-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,309
Posted By Jd1
Re: Largest liveaboard *ever* sells for US .01

I wonder how many masts could be lined up on the flight deck for wind power :)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-24-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,309
Posted By Jd1
Re: Largest liveaboard *ever* sells for US .01

Probably would be a real problem single handing ..... especially when docking!
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 09-30-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By Jd1
Re: Propeller cage

I vote for an underwater sickle mower, preferrably bow mounted with a sensor that automatically deploys it when a crab/lobster/shrimp pod is detected.
Forum: Electronics 09-05-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By Jd1
Re: Aftermarket Antenna for Raymarine Chartplotter??

One thing to watch for is how you connect to the chart plotter. I have an E80 plotter and a Raymarine GPS unit that talks to the chart plotter via sealink (I think).
The E80 has NMEA in and out but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-05-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 6,531
Posted By Jd1
Re: What do I do if someone anchors too close?

It makes no difference if you have insurance or not, it will just take a bit more effort.
You have a police report and witnesses, it's not too late!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-05-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 6,531
Posted By Jd1
Re: What do I do if someone anchors too close?

You indicate bent stanchions - that usually adds up very very quickly. As far as I know you can't just un-bend stainless pipe like that unless it was very very minor. There is nothing more annoying...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-23-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,005
Posted By Jd1
Re: The new tub

NICE polishing job !!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-23-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 5,029
Posted By Jd1
Re: What's your dream boat?

Outbound 46 ... I think. Never been on one but she sure looks nice from the dock.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-23-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By Jd1
Re: Small but never got !!!!

A 'round-to-it' ... I need it badly :(
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 06-22-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 784
Posted By Jd1
Re: What's the difference? Help route planning.

I would suggest you have a look at Active Captain (activecaptain.com) and look at the reviews that other people have posted about various places.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 1,872
Posted By Jd1
Re: Finally got my new (old) tub home

WoooHooooo !!!! Welcome home !
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 05-31-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 705
Posted By Jd1
Re: Crossing from West Vancouver to Sidney

The 'avoid staying somewhere' is going to be a problem if you want to leave at 4 am 'cos the ferries don't run at night. On the other hand, if you found somebody to drop you off at Fisherman's Cove...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 983
Posted By Jd1
Re: 1980 30ft Catalina needs LED Lights

I would suggest Marine LED Bulbs for your boat (http://store.marinebeam.com/bulbs.html).
I just replaced all mast lights on my Catalina 36 with their lights. All the lights were current driven, not...
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