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Search: Posts Made By: SchockT
Forum: Electric/Hybrid 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By SchockT
Re: Refrigeration

If I understand you correctly you are contemplating installing a domestic refrigerator in your boat? First of all I am surprised you have the space. If you are thinking about a small bar fridge, they...
Forum: Racing 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By SchockT
Re: Need help identifying a sailboat!

A better look at the logo above the sail number would be helpful as that is probably the class logo. There should be a hull identification number that will tell you everything you need to know. It is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By SchockT
Re: Halyard Flag Clips

I've got those clips as well, and it doesn't get any easier to take flags on and off , and position them anywhere on the halyard you want since there are no knots or permanently attached hardware...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By SchockT
Re: New Sails arrived any tips?

A brand new sail should not need much halyard tension to achieve it's designed shape. It is not until it starts to get old and stretch that you end up having to start cranking on the halyard to pull...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,967
Posted By SchockT
Re: smoke filling up the cabin

What I don't get is why the cabin filled with smoke/steam! This fact alone cause for concern. When my raw water cooled engine had a thermostat failure it produced steam, but it came out the exhaust...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,143
Posted By SchockT
Re: Walk-through transom for under $45K?

6-7ft average depth? How bizarre that must be! I don't think I could ever relax sailing those waters. Even with the shallowness shoal draft it wouldn't take much of a rock to ruin your day!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 879
Posted By SchockT
Re: Cruising chute...keep or sell?

Unless you are 100% positive you will never use it, you should hang on to it. If you sail in a light wind area it could mean the difference between sailing and firing up the engine! They are worth...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 12,827
Posted By SchockT
Re: Refrigeration-Frigoboat Keel Cooled vs. others?

If you are having to run your thermostat at it's warmest setting in order not to freeze the contents then your thermostat is probably intended to control the evaporator temperature rather than the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,232
Posted By SchockT
Re: How many people do I need to fly my a-sail

My wife and I fly the a-kite on our boat with no hesitation, although I do make sure my son is on deck to pitch in if the breeze is building. Obviously you should practice in lighter wind. I use an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By SchockT
Re: Vang line slipping in cleat

On closer examination of the pic, it does look like you may be able to squeeze the cams a bit closer together. The bottom right Becket looks bent., and other is a gap in the base plate of the cleat....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By SchockT
Re: Vang line slipping in cleat

It definitely looks like the line is too small for the cleat. I would either replace the line or replace the cleat. Making the cleat's teeth "sharper" is just going to chew up the line. You will find...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,453
Posted By SchockT
Re: Bad Rope (Line/Sheet) Advice?

Honestly I think your first mistake was to rush out and replace all your running rigging after only having sailed the boat twice. I understand the appeal of having all shiny new colorful lines, but I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,377
Posted By SchockT
Re: Hot Sun, Warm Beer!! Help needed!!! (fridge failure)

Yes definitely make sure he doesn't just gas it up without fixing the leak. If it is an old R12 system, not to worry, he can just evacuate the system and charge it with 134a. If you go "by the book"...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 970
Posted By SchockT
Re: Outboards: sailing with the motor down.

I would think dragging the outboard around will slow you down more than a little. It could easily cost you 1kt of boat speed, and on a small boat that could be 25% of your potential!

Sailing with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,374
Posted By SchockT
Re: Sledgehammer saga continues

I would think that if the bent shaft was a pre existing problem then there would be signs of abrasion on the hull and rudder where they come into contact. Either way it may be a relatively simple...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,374
Posted By SchockT
Re: Sledgehammer saga continues

He must be talking about Lions Gate marina. I think it is important to note that around here the people that work on the boats are independent contractors, not employees of the boatyard. They...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 933
Posted By SchockT
Re: Cutless Bearing Sledge Hammer Installation

There is no excuse for pounding on the strut with a sledge hammer! Aside from the mushroomed and distorted bearing sleeve, think of the stress he was putting on the strut itself! You could easily...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By SchockT
Re: AC recharging

If it is old, it likely isn't 410a, but if it is it should be well marked.

I agree, we may be able to help you save a service call, or at least have an idea what is wrong when you call him.

Is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-17-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By SchockT
Re: AC recharging

Yeah it's not really a DIY job, because it is not just a case of "topping up" a system. It needs a specific amount of refrigerant in order to work correctly. Too much or too little and the system...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-10-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By SchockT
Re: Angle of attack

I think of the angle of attack as being the angle of the foil as a whole vs the angle of the apparent wind. Different foil shapes will tolerate different attack angles, ie a fuller sail requires a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-08-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By SchockT
Re: 3 knob marine airrrrrr problems

Capacitors are cheap and that one looks pretty sketchy with the corrosion. Quite often when they fail the top bulges a bit. Sometimes they blow their tops and spew their dielectric fluid everywhere,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-06-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By SchockT
Re: Washington State SailNetters: Measles Exposure Risk

Yes they will be ok, and most of us who were immunized will be ok. On the other hand they are not just putting their own kids at risk, they are also endangering all those young children who are too...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-06-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By SchockT
Re: Washington State SailNetters: Measles Exposure Risk

Yeah you can thank a particular religious community up here for that particular outbreak. Apparently it started in one school where very few students were vaccinated, and then started to spread to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-06-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By SchockT
Re: Convert Symmetric Spinnaker to Asymmetric?

It can be done, but results will vary with the cut of the original sail, and the skill of the sailmaker. If the spinnaker is is reasonable shape you may be better off selling the symetric and putting...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-06-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,555
Posted By SchockT
Re: How much paint will I need to do the bottom of a 30 footer

I use 1 gallon for 2 coats of Petit Horizons on my 30'er. I only have to paint every 2 years. I also put it on thicker in areas that I scrub such as the waterline and the rudder. 1 coat definitely...
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