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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-10-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 4,803
Posted By zaliasvejas
Re: Boat Bondage!

I get surges all the time...really
I am tied up on a comercial dock, 25' under me, on average, so when the swell is running, she prances...
The water literally moves along the dock about 6' back...
Forum: Diesel   10-10-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 7,380
Posted By zaliasvejas
Re: Diesel fuel tanks, what material is best?

Thanks, good info, fellas..
I am leaning towards glass/epoxy tank. I can make a fairly precise shape out of foam block and use that for a male mold... I really need to maximise the use of the space....
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-09-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,614
Posted By zaliasvejas
Re: Replacing IC engine with electric motor

I was thinking about electric power also... Or a hybrid..
Has anyone used Lithium Iron batteries? They are cheaper then LiPo, have no memory, last a lot longer then lead and are environmentally...
Forum: Diesel   10-09-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 7,380
Posted By zaliasvejas
Diesel fuel tanks, what material is best?

Ok, time has come for me to enlarge my boat's fuel capacity...
What is the best fuel tank material available for diesel fuel? Aluminum? Plastic?
I have been looking for acceptable shape and...
Forum: Diesel   10-09-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,824
Posted By zaliasvejas
Re: Engine paint.

You are right, Bellatrix...
There are also torque requirements to consider..
But as far as dissimilar metals go... the fuel pump front cover on my Volvo is aluminum...
Raw water pump is...
Forum: Diesel   10-01-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,824
Posted By zaliasvejas
Re: Engine paint.

All good thoughts to consider...
What about the bolts that get unscrewed/screwed in the course of regular maintenance? Could they be replaced with stainless equivalents? None of them have grade...
Forum: Diesel   09-29-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,824
Posted By zaliasvejas
Re: Engine paint.

Yes, good point...
But the Volvo paint didn't last that well... Could there be other issues, like galvanic corrosion?
I am not too worried about what the next owner thinks about the color, he can...
Forum: Diesel   09-28-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,605
Posted By zaliasvejas
Keep pumping...

Fill the secondary filter with fuel before you install it and pump... It takes a while. The vent bolt is the highest above filter..
Forum: Diesel   09-28-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,824
Posted By zaliasvejas
Engine paint.

My Volvo MD2020 needs a touch up...to say the least... What is new in the world of engine paints? Any high temp epoxies? Primers?
Forum: Diesel   09-27-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 20,339
Posted By zaliasvejas
Re: How to destroy a diesel in one easy step...

Another tricky one...
My Volvo MD2020 started overheating, at the point of stalling. It ran fine for years. I tried today to repeat the event at the dock, without actually stalling. Guess what?!...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-10-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,521
Posted By zaliasvejas
This is not an easy sail, across the Gulf of...

This is not an easy sail, across the Gulf of Maine.... Don't do it with an untested boat.
Try some overnighters, make sure everything functions as needed... Ripping a sail or losing a mast would...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-25-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By zaliasvejas
Thank You, mister labatt!:D This is the man I...

Thank You, mister labatt!:D
This is the man I was looking for...
Now, if I could actually get to hear him on the radio.

Thanks again.

Arunas
S/V OZ, presently at Portland waterfront...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-25-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By zaliasvejas
Arrow High seas weatherman...

Howdy from sunny Portland, Maine

(....it will get foggy soon...)

I am planning a sailing voyage with my two sons (18 ans 16) to Bermuda this July. I sailed from Newport last summer, on a fast...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-15-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 13,271
Posted By zaliasvejas
I sail and live aboard in Maine. I do not have...

I sail and live aboard in Maine.
I do not have a radar. Frankly, when fog rolls in, and things get dicy, I rely on my ears and sight first. If I sense a boat near, I call on the radio.
Radar...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-13-2010
Replies: 1,112
Views: 285,176
Posted By zaliasvejas
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3316/3560748439_b27...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3316/3560748439_b2790ed536_o.jpg


Here is a fiery one in Long Cove, Vinalhaven, Maine, US
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-13-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 7,415
Posted By zaliasvejas
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3657/3572197074_a6d...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3657/3572197074_a6d9aca659_o.jpg

Demariscove, Coastal Maine

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3620/3495784462_906eed31ee.jpg
Jewel Island, Casco Bay, Maine
Early...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-16-2009
Replies: 72
Views: 19,598
Posted By zaliasvejas
The boat under discussion seems to have been...

The boat under discussion seems to have been designed by salesmen or con men, out to swindle the uninitiated. I saw one being launched recently.... the spreaders are aluminum tubes not much sturdier...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-26-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,518
Posted By zaliasvejas
Thanks for setting me straight. Just to clear...

Thanks for setting me straight.
Just to clear things up, on that particular night, wind was 5 kts. my boat was drifting just under a knot and I did not were pajamas
I did not even cat nap, just...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-04-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,518
Posted By zaliasvejas
Heaving to downwind...anyone?

Alright, this is the situation.

I was sailing way out past Monhegan island recently and it was night, quiet, gentle swell rolling...
I wanted to take a nap. I sail alone. So I figured out a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-14-2009
Replies: 62
Views: 5,284
Posted By zaliasvejas
well, doing what we are doing doesn't seem to...

well, doing what we are doing doesn't seem to work, either.
What do you think is the solution in Cuba?
Can there be a solution? Greed for power is a universal vice it seems....

By the way,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-05-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,150
Posted By zaliasvejas
try Decemberists, Hooverphonics and don't...

try Decemberists,
Hooverphonics and don't forget Pink Floyd.
I rearely listen to music while I am actually sailing... I want to hear things around the boat, the hum of the rigging and the woosh...
Forum: Living Aboard   04-01-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 6,532
Posted By zaliasvejas
Cosmo, I agree with you about the...

Cosmo,
I agree with you about the insignificant details people are fixating on.... must be a control thing... and then it shows up elsewhere in their lives... they loose the basics, the big...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-01-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,576
Posted By zaliasvejas
I just got one as a gift... made by Tamaya, with...

I just got one as a gift... made by Tamaya, with a curious clear "antena" Tried it out at the dock and it seems to work. Very directional, though.... it will certainly point at a boat almost...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-31-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,852
Posted By zaliasvejas
You can do what I do.... Have a stuffed one......

You can do what I do....
Have a stuffed one...
http://www.sailnet.com/photogallery/watermark.php?file=4826&size=1
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-31-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 1,360
Posted By zaliasvejas
I am in the water in Portland, today I saw two...

I am in the water in Portland, today I saw two sailboats in the harbor... and a bunch of dinghies...
My sailing season comes in two weeks...
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