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Search: Posts Made By: tspooner
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,520
Posted By tspooner
Re: Ya gotta see this

What a great way to see the "big" picture. I'm wondering if those drones are gas or battery powered? Nonetheless any noise emitted didn't seem to bother the mother whale and her calf. Gotta get me...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2014
Replies: 169
Views: 10,565
Posted By tspooner
Re: How not to make a tricky harbor approach...

You're right Smack. The one fella at the bow gripped the forestay while the guy in red saw it coming and moved centre and bear hugged the mast. The ones that went OB was the guy coming through the...
Forum: Diesel 02-04-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By tspooner
Re: Cooling problem solved now what's wrong with my tach?

No, that was one step I missed due to a misplaced multimeter which I have now replaced with a new one. I'll be back up there for the Saturday race (brrr) and will check that out as well though there...
Forum: Diesel 02-03-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By tspooner
Re: Cooling problem solved now what's wrong with my tach?

Unfortunately my checks and actions over the weekend didn't produce any positive results. My "extra" loose wire is the original temperature wire from the old sending unit. It wouldn't reach the oil...
Forum: Diesel 01-31-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By tspooner
Re: Cooling problem solved now what's wrong with my tach?

That loose wire is in proximity to both temperature and oil sending units. I'll also check to see if the hour meter has turned over since our last outing on Saturday as I always record the hours in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-27-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,989
Posted By tspooner
Re: Ice in my bilge

Wouldn't a propane or kerosene heater help speed up the melting process? Of course you would have to air out the cabin well before going down to check the progress....
Forum: Diesel 01-27-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By tspooner
Re: Cooling problem solved now what's wrong with my tach?

Thanks Faster! During my cooling issue problem I started at the saltwater seacock and checked the flow all the way through the system to the mixing elbow. I also found that the sea water strainer...
Forum: Diesel 01-26-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By tspooner
Question Cooling problem solved now what's wrong with my tach?

I've been mucking around with overheating issues for some time and finally solved the problem by removing and cleaning the mixing elbow. During that time I also replaced my water temp alarm with a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-08-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,408
Posted By tspooner
masthead versus fractional rig?

Why aren't all sloops one design - either masthead or fractional rigged? Is there an advantage of one over the other? I would think that a masthead rigged boat could accomodate a larger jib/genoa but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 6,253
Posted By tspooner
Re: How much wind is too much for you?

I usually hand on a 35 Pearson when racing and it likes big wind. We have never reefed during a race when the wind are lighter than 25 knots. I have slowly entered my wife into winds into 18 knot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 7,920
Posted By tspooner
Re: Sailing Alone in the 21st Century

tristan87,
You have a nubile dream that is nestled in my heart. I won't try to dispel that dream but previous responders have given you great advice and mostly because they care. My advice is to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By tspooner
Re: This is "yacht" racing

Wonderful photos of perfectly trimmed (pressed) sails. Have to agree that the upkeep would get in the way of my limited sailing opportunities, but awesome to see that people have the money and time...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-31-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,167
Posted By tspooner
Re: How hot does your diesel run?

The new thermostat is sitting on my nav table while I try to sort out whether I have a problem or not. Back to the boat yesterday to take some infrared readings and notes so I wasn't relying on a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,167
Posted By tspooner
How hot does your diesel run?

A few weeks ago I posted a cooling question and received a lot of good responses from a lot of good people on this forum. I had installed a water temperature gauge for my Yanmar 2GMF to better judge...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By tspooner
Re: Cooling problems - Help please

The heat exchanger doesn't feel overly hot after the gauge shot up (I can hold my hand on it with no discomfort). Where is the best spot to aim the infrared gauge? I suspect the parts store provided...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By tspooner
Re: Cooling problems - Help please

I'm not sure if there is a thermostat. When I searched the only likely place I thought it could be seemed too small of a space, but then again it's not a large engine. I didn't hear anything odd...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By tspooner
Re: Cooling problems - Help please

The fresh water level is good within the heat exchanger and I haven't noticed any leaks. The gauge has three posts and are well marked. When I installed the tempature gauge I used the original wire...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By tspooner
Cooling problems - Help please

Twenty minutes into what was supposed to be a three week cruise the water tempature alarm went off for my Yanmar 2GM diesel. Now I'm certainly not a marine mechanic but since none had shown up after...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-21-2013
Replies: 31
Rum
Views: 2,000
Posted By tspooner
Re: Rum

Mount Gay on my boat, Lemon Hart on my cereal.....but would certainly like to try that Goslings!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By tspooner
Wink Boat show bliss

Sort of went nuts after the Vancouver Boat Show and acquired some necessities for more single handed sailing. You have to understand that my wife simply LOVES to go sailing as long as there is no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By tspooner
Re: Sailing Backgrounds/Screensaver Pics Here

Thanks for these Labatt. I now have the multi boat regatta set as my background. Replaces my racecar that hasn't seen any action since I bought my sailboat.....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-31-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,718
Posted By tspooner
Re: Whales!

That would indeed be exciting. I imagine those are grey whales headed north to BC and Alaska? Haven't seen them yet from our sailboat but planning on getting out in March with eyes peeled....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 3,046
Posted By tspooner
Re: Changing Oil - an easier way?

Cold v.s. Warm Oil! I should have thought of that. The pump I have simply says "Vacu Pump" on it so I suppose that would be the trade name as well. It looks to be about 3 Imp. gallons and more of a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 3,046
Posted By tspooner
Changing Oil - an easier way?

As I wait for brighter and warmer days I've begun pre-season maintenance and upgrades to my boat. My Yanmar 2GM sits very low in her bilge and although I'm sure there is a drain plug in the oil pan...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-23-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By tspooner
Re: Video - UK to Southern Spain

I noticed a ketch at anchor in the video with the mizzen sail up. Is that to keep the boat pointing into the wind and if so what happens when the wind and tide are in opposite directions?
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