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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-27-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3,654
Posted By Iolanthesf
Red face Re: Engine Driven Bilge Pump

I have a vision of a pulse jet with the pressure waves providing the pumping action. Home made jet & pulsejet engine (http://www.pulse-jets.com/)
:hothead
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-29-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 27,573
Posted By Iolanthesf
A thought regarding weight aloft: Permanent...

A thought regarding weight aloft: Permanent weight aloft will slow roll due to inertia at the masthead, but will also cause more heeling. If you really want it in a particular situation, it is easy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-14-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 5,527
Posted By Iolanthesf
The stretch may indeed be more, but the slight...

The stretch may indeed be more, but the slight increase in sag would be negligible. UV resistant Dacron will last about as long as swaged SS fittings, and doesn't have the issues of the vinyl...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-10-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 5,527
Posted By Iolanthesf
Cheese slicer

We use 1/2 inch 3-strand Dacron for lifelines. The reason: We want something to be able to grab at the last second in an emergency, and salt-water on a small-diameter stainless steel cheese slicer...
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