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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-03-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 5,014
Posted By rbyham
Re: Bombay Clipper 31 for East Coast & Bahamas?

I realize this is an old thread but it tought I would add some to clipper KnowledgeBase. I have the pilot house version which came originally with jib boom. Upon purchase I rigged genoa and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-17-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By rbyham
Stanchion mounts for Portabote

I am trying to figure out how to mount my 8' Portabote on my sailboat outside the safety lines but using stanchions as mounting points. I want to get outside the safety lines in order to keep side...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-31-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 2,957
Posted By rbyham
Re: Analysis Paralysis - The fear of buying

I am not sure where you are presently in the search but my eyes stopped and reread the sentence about the marina being a two hour drive away. Some may differ but I could not live with that. Better to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-31-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 1,263
Posted By rbyham
Re: Concerns over unused boat: Stale batteries, what else?

Having brought back to life two boats long unused, I too would agree that 18 months is of no real consequence. And that he is willing to hire a tech to check things out in advance is a very good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-31-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By rbyham
Re: Changing hatch lense question... Acrylic?

Got old lense out and it is .50 inch thick plexiglass. Nobody local carries that thickness. Special order means full sheet @ $600. Not sure what to do. Afraid to reduce spec on 20x20 hatches. Clear...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-29-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By rbyham
Re: Changing hatch lense question... Acrylic?

Thanks Sloop... was planning on the 795 as well....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-29-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By rbyham
Changing hatch lense question... Acrylic?

So as I get ready to cut the old lens out of a 20x20 deck hatch, I am wondering about what to use as replacement. My research seems to point to acrylic but it seems there are different grades of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By rbyham
Re: Standing Rigging Replacement Question

I had a very good experience with rigging only about 6 months ago - replaced all standing rigging...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-19-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By rbyham
Home build leaves Colorado headed for Connecticut

Came across news wires this morning (http://www.apresboulot.com)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 240
Posted By rbyham
Help identifying a windlass

Inherited her and just curious about make/model/year. Anyone have a guess? I can find no markings on her. Have her open for service as she runs fine.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-26-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By rbyham
Re: Bottom Job questions

Found the chart. Good to go on the Micron covered by Act. I understand the logic of hard first then Act but I have this leftover 2/3 gallon burning a hole. :-) I want the finish color to be green...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-25-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By rbyham
Bottom Job questions

Getting ready to haul in a couple weeks. I am going to grind all paint off and get back to (hopefully) healthy gelcoat. Then barrier (interprotect2000) 4 mils followed by bottom paint. For...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-21-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 2,132
Posted By rbyham
Re: First Asym Try

AJAX... Thanks for the kind offer but I am in Charleston, SC. Also I think all the help here has me rethinking best practice. I prefer to try a few of the suggestions here especially controlling via...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 2,132
Posted By rbyham
First Asym Try

Had some fun moments yesterday trying out my asym for the first time. Hope nobody was watching as I created a near perfect hour glass on the first haul. Fixed that but still never really got it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-04-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By rbyham
Re: Affordable Windows

My current windows which have served since 1978 all single slide...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-04-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By rbyham
Re: Affordable Windows

Lots of food for thought here. Thanks. In my album you can see current windows. The glass is tempered for sure. I jus don't like how dated the big aluminum frames look nor do I like the vibration and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-03-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By rbyham
Affordable Windows

So I have a question about replacement windows for my pilothouse sailboat. On either side of the pilothouse I have windows that occupy an opening that is 54 inches long by 16 inches high. Currently...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-01-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By rbyham
Re: Bilge pump troubleshoot

Thanks... Ammeter hits about 12 amps as she cuts off. Doesn't sound good for pump. Temp installed a cheapie 360gph and she works fine. Guess the pump is done... Did some quick research a rule...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-01-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By rbyham
Bilge pump troubleshoot

Have a ruhl 2000 has worked perfect for year I have had. Am guessing it is about 5 years old. Last week it started tripping breaker after 15 seconds of pumping. Pulled pump inspected wiring and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-09-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By rbyham
Re: Now this is how you sell a boat

I read comments here before clicking on the link. This left me expecting more. So consider me disappointed. We all know that pics sell boats. In any sale these days it is about pricing it right and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-04-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 1,177
Posted By rbyham
Re: Water heater connect question

Sadly I am backing off of the idea as I had plans as well to heat the boat by an extension of the water heater hose to also run through a DIY heater made from an automotive heater core and 12v fan....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-03-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 1,177
Posted By rbyham
Re: Water heater connect question

I called the company today. Answer was that yes the TCV can be bypassed. But they do not recommend running salt water through the unit. Evidently the aluminum build is susceptible... so I am...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-02-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 2,588
Posted By rbyham
Re: SV Seeker - 74' DIY sailboat

I have watched all the vids too. A huge mountain to climb to get it in the water but I would not bet against him. I find his videos to be both inspirational and educational.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-02-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 1,177
Posted By rbyham
Re: Water heater connect question

My understanding of how the tcv works comes from this paragraph in the installation instructions:

"The Temperature Control Valve (TCV) regulates the flow of coolant through the Heat
Exchanger by...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-02-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 1,177
Posted By rbyham
Water heater connect question

I have a six gallon Force 10 water heater and raw water cooled yanmar 3qm30. Yesterday I started to connect heater hose from engine to Force 10 so I can get hot water with engine running. Connecting...
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