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Search: Posts Made By: rjg23
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By rjg23
B345 Shoal Draft Performance

Curious if anyone has any experience with the shoal draft version of this boat (Beneteau First 345)? 4'11" vs. 6'2"

I would imagine performance to windward would be less but by how much? PHRF...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-01-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 5,043
Posted By rjg23
Re: Navionics chart plotter / GPS app for Droid phone, plus Chesapeake Smart Buoys

Great suggestions above. Thanks.

For Wx, "Mobile GRIB" helpful.

mobileGRIB (http://www.mobilegrib.com/)
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-29-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By rjg23
Main Sail - Your memory is correct. I do...

Main Sail - Your memory is correct. I do remember the conversation about controllers but was unaware of the pulsing characteristic, as I'd never noticed it before, so I thought the present...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-29-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By rjg23
Flexcharge controller. Believe it's the shunt...

Flexcharge controller. Believe it's the shunt type. So, assuming this is the root of the issue, would you recommend:

A. this is a serious issue, replace asap
B. not ideal and should be...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-29-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By rjg23
Battery monitor fluctuation

Hooked up my electrical system, including 60 watt solar panel. My xantrex linklite battery monitor was functioning normally at first. After about a week the monitor began to show constant charging...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-20-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 4,881
Posted By rjg23
Always have had my eye on these for my...

Always have had my eye on these for my retirement:

1982 CORBIN - 39 Pilothouse Cutter ~ Owner Says Bring Offers! Sail...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-24-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,384
Posted By rjg23
Kyle, Previous, and first, boat was a...

Kyle,

Previous, and first, boat was a Paceship PY26. I owned her 6 years very happy with the experience. Nice sailing boat, very manageable for a beginner, and tons of room inside for its...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-28-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,614
Posted By rjg23
NE Ropes VPC 3/8": Given a "recommended" rating. ...

NE Ropes VPC 3/8": Given a "recommended" rating. "Our favorite in this grouping (mid-range value) was NE Ropes VPC. This line isn't as nice to handle as the all polyester braids, but it has 50%...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-28-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,614
Posted By rjg23
I have the Nov. 2010 which includes "line...

I have the Nov. 2010 which includes "line abrasion test" results. If that's what you're interested in let me know specifically what you want to know (type of use, size, etc.).
Forum: Electronics 12-26-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By rjg23
Thanks for the explanation/analogy. That makes...

Thanks for the explanation/analogy. That makes sense.
Forum: Electronics 12-24-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By rjg23
12-V DC Flow?

Looking for clarification/understanding regarding the flow of electricity through a DC circuit. I have the house battery connected to a bus bar and all systems connected to this, via switch panels,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-21-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 3,813
Posted By rjg23
Garmin 60csx

Been using a Garmin 60csx (discontinued handheld chartplotter) and paper in and around Casco Bay for the past 5 years. This combo has served me very well in all conditions. I'm not a "bells and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-09-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 2,983
Posted By rjg23
Being from Maine and having sailed around "Raw...

Being from Maine and having sailed around "Raw Faith", I have been following this story for a while now. I won't make any excuses for the captain of that vessel, it appears as he has been making bad...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-08-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,057
Posted By rjg23
Shipmate Kerosene Burner Replacement

Anybody have recent experience with these stoves and/or have specific information about replacement burners. I have looked through previous threads and couldn't find any specific information...
Forum: Diesel 08-23-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,218
Posted By rjg23
Vented Loop

As I replace the exhaust system on my ysm8 it previously did not have a vented loop. There is a 5/8" line from the thermostat to the mixing elbow where the vented loop would go. I can't seem to...
Forum: Diesel 08-23-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By rjg23
Is old muffler still usable?

I'm in the midst of replacing the entire exhaust system, part of a ysm8. The muffler has 6 small holes on the "in" flange. That's the only defect on the muffler. Can I still use this muffler? ...
Forum: Diesel 08-11-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,494
Posted By rjg23
Dog - Boat is not new to me. Only changes to...

Dog - Boat is not new to me. Only changes to engine and its extremities are those mentioned earlier. If too much fuel how do I adjust? Is there an adjustment capability on the pump?

Knot -...
Forum: Diesel 08-11-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,494
Posted By rjg23
Thanks Knots. It is a new problem. Cleaned the...

Thanks Knots. It is a new problem. Cleaned the tank this past winter and replaced fuel filter assembly, don't know if that has anything to do with it. At 2000rpm it's not just black smoke but the...
Forum: Diesel 08-11-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,494
Posted By rjg23
Yanmar YSM-8 Exhaust ?

When running the engine at 1500rpm no problem, when running at 2000rpm exhaust water turns black.

What's up and what to do?

Thanks.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-08-2010
Replies: 105
Views: 17,709
Posted By rjg23
CapTim, Someone mentioned earlier as an ...

CapTim,

Someone mentioned earlier as an alternative to the Westsail is the Southern Cross 31. About 6K lighter but with all of the other characteristics you listed. Wife and I looked at one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By rjg23
Boat delivery options

Looking for advice on the best/cheapest way to transport a 31 foot boat from the West coast of Florida to Maine. Options that I see now:

Sail myself - This would be the best option for me but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,703
Posted By rjg23
Updating Costs for a 1978 Southern Cross 31

Looking for costs associated with replacing the following items. I would like both DYI costs and/or yard costs as I'll be deciding what to do myself and what to have a yard do.

1. Standing...
Forum: Living Aboard 05-24-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 5,773
Posted By rjg23
Girlsailor - From what I can tell the 382/383/384...

Girlsailor - From what I can tell the 382/383/384 series from Morgan is the best of their lot, at least for under 40'. Well built, good stats, and lots of space and storage.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,705
Posted By rjg23
Replacing Bleed Screw?

I have a Yanmar YSM-8 engine. Prep for launch included changing fuel filters. After finishing bleeding the fuel lines I attempted to tighten the screw on the secondary (engine) filter and was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-01-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,064
Posted By rjg23
Without a doubt Monroe harbor is the place to be....

Without a doubt Monroe harbor is the place to be. It's across the street from Grant Park where there is always some free live entertainment taking place. You'll be right in the heart of pre-Mac...
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