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Search: Posts Made By: Jeff_H
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Jeff_H
Smile Re: custom trim tab

That was not a custom trim tab. That is how the boat was built. This S&S design began life as a full blown race boat during the very short periods that trim tabs were a fad. The 12 meters of that era...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Advice about a Bukh

I had a smaller Buhk in my last boat. They are comparatively simple engines to work on, and pretty reliable. Parts were quite expensive and not always available in a timely manner. I think Buhk makes...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 209
Views: 14,603
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: My newest project

Bob
I don't see how you can use winglets on a rudder with a raked rudder post without generating excessive drag due to the change in incident angle to the water flow as the rudder steering angle...
Forum: Learning to Sail 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 981
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Use of mainsail

As is suggested but not said explicitly, the answer lies with the boat design and the skipper. I pretty much agree that the only reason to fly only one sail is laziness. The choice of which sail...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: cruiser/racer

In my mind, the best PHRF racers are boats which are good across a broad range of conditions but slightly optimized for the prevailing conditions in your region. I also lean towards designs which...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 921
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Compression post misalignment

I guess I would start by asking a couple questions such as:

What makes you think that the compression post has moved? The clues as to why it moved may also hold the clues as to why it won't move...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,071
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: A bit of bird watching silliness

You folks are robin a decent thread and crow-ating a public nuance. Tern a new leaf and sparrow-owl of us these fine feathered abuses.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Yanmar 3GM 30 Cooling Water Mystery

Good suggestions. Most of that was already done before I posted the original comments. I actually have a 'Y' valve immediately behind the inlet seacock which lets me winterize my engine easily. By...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Yanmar 3GM 30 Cooling Water Mystery

The engine is back together with a new mixing elbow and a new length of exhaust hose. I ran the engine in the slip and all seems pretty good no matter what rpm. Of course the real test will come...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Yanmar 3GM 30 Cooling Water Mystery

Len,

That is just what I was thinking after I took the elbow off and saw that the weld was completely missing. The water inlet to the elbow is only a couple inches from the flange and I was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Yanmar 3GM 30 Cooling Water Mystery

So I started working on the engine tonight. Those of you who suspected the mixing elbow, you guessed right but not for any of the reasons anyone guessed. When I pulled the elbow out it did not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Yanmar 3GM 30 Cooling Water Mystery

Sailormon6

I had replaced the belt roughly a year and half ago with one that was from Bayshore Marine. I usually take my water pump with me when I buy parts since Yanmar used two different raw...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Yanmar 3GM 30 Cooling Water Mystery

I have to admit there are some very creative diagnosticians here. I am leaning towards the exhaust elbow and blocked passages idea. To add to the discussion, the problem happens whether hot or cold....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,071
Posted By Jeff_H
A bit of bird watching silliness

Saturday was my first sail since early February, and as I slipped out of the creek I saw my first Osprey of the season. I realized that St. Patrick’s Day was this week and that the Ospreys always...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Yanmar 3GM 30 Cooling Water Mystery

Thank you everyone for the suggestions and kind words. I like the sheered pin on the raw water pump drive. That is a good thought that had not occurred to me. I would hope that I would have noticed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By Jeff_H
Yanmar 3GM 30 Cooling Water Mystery

I am usually pretty good at diagnosing engine issues, but this one has me perplexed. For several years now I have had intermittent cooling water problems on my Yanmar 3GM 30F. It first showed up...
Forum: Cruising Videos 03-20-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: 'Sailing Nervous' Ep.#3 Shopping for a Sailboat

That Ericson Independence 31 would have been a super boat for you or anyone looking for a traditional small boat with a decent sailing characteristics. These are one of those unknown gems from the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-19-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,291
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: noob question

Gee, that's what I love about the Internet. I read the initial post and thought, the first thing this person needs to do is get aboard a race boat as crew. It's a cheap way to learn a lot quickly....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-18-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 8,271
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Is Hughes 35 A Offshore Boat ?

The reality is that hull thickness have not changed very much since the 1970's. The reality is that modern hull engineering took two big leaps in terms of increased hulls strength since the 1970's....
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 03-18-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Can You Tell Us About the Chesapeake and Annapolis?

I have lived and sailed on the Chesapeake for the past 30 years. I have also sailed on much of the U.S. Atlantic coast at one time or another keeping boats for varying periods of time in Long Island...
Forum: Diesel 03-15-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Impeller for 3GM30F

First of all there are two different model raw water pumps and so two different raw water pump impellors that were used on the 3gm30F so you need to know the serial number of you engine. (I have one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,683
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Morgan 41 Out Island

I think my comments would have been harsh if I had not included the opening sentence, which you chose to crop. That sentence read, "While I think that we agree that you are right to say that whatever...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,683
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Morgan 41 Out Island

Gary,

You and I have had this discussion before on other threads. While I think that we agree that you are right to say that whatever speed your boat is capable of doing is acceptable to you and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 4,464
Posted By Jeff_H
re: Boom Vang and Preventers (renamed)

First of all, I completely agree with the comments that a vang is a necessary piece of safety equipment for the reasons that Faster cited. I don't believe in using a vang taken to the rail for a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,683
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Morgan 41 Out Island

Morgan OI 41's were made for many years and in many variations, under several company ownerships. They vary very widely in specification and with wild extremes in build quality. There were a variety...
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