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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-06-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 999
Posted By Loki9
Re: Rechrome a winch in New England?

I had three winch drums re-chromed in 2011. They were two Lewmar 40s and a Lewmar 8. It cost about $400 and they came out great.

New England Chrome Plating and Brass - chrome plating, brass...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-11-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By Loki9
Re: Precision 165 good starter boat?

I don't have any direct experience with the P-165. I owned both a Precision 15 and a Precision 18. I thought they were both well designed and well built boats. They sailed great and I had tons of...
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-08-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Posted By Loki9
Re: Help with Battery upgrade- Catalina 400

I don't like it.

If your start battery is dead and you set the 1/2/B switch to B and press the start button, won't that send the house batt power to the starter and the start batt? This could be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-27-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 4,397
Posted By Loki9
Re: Do You Pole out your Jib?

You have the data you need (the polar chart) but you came to the wrong conclusion. The polar chart that you link tells you the optimal run angles. In 6kts of breeze the optimal run angle is 143...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-24-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 4,397
Posted By Loki9
Re: Do You Pole out your Jib?

Casey, you are over thinking this. You pole the jib out when it needs it and conditions allow. If you aren't comfortable going forward to deal with rigging in whatever conditions, then don't. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-22-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 822
Posted By Loki9
Re: Cooling system water not flowing

The old impeller lost a blade. Did you find it? The broken off blades can move through the system and cause blockages, usually at an elbow or other connection.
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-19-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 978
Posted By Loki9
Re: Whisker Pole rigging

You probably don't need the topping lift, try it without. Another thing to try is clipping the pole directly to the clew rather than on the sheet. Don't be afraid to experiment.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-12-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 2,956
Posted By Loki9
Re: West Marine

Sounds like it was mis-marked, they list it at $22.99

POLY MARINE Hypalon/PVC Adhesives | West Marine (http://www.westmarine.com/buy/poly-marine--hypalon-pvc-adhesives--P010_301_007_513)

But...
Forum: Electronics   08-11-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By Loki9
Re: Raymarine st4000+

No data might mean that it isn't getting input from the compass. Check wiring, etc. If the problem is really in the head, then you are likely out of luck. I've had those apart and there isn't much...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-10-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By Loki9
Re: Deck Prism...photos?

My boat has four deck prisms. They don't leak water, they do let in lots of light. I love them. If they are installed well, I don't see how they could cause any issues.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-19-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,558
Posted By Loki9
Re: Bad boat buying experience

These situations are where a broker earns their commission. When tens of thou$ands are at stake, it's nice to have a professional in the middle. Deposits, written sales contracts, etc. all seem...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-08-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,107
Posted By Loki9
Re: Need New Batteries

That's good to hear. My problem has been that I don't have solar or other methods of charging, only the engine alternator, and I rarely run the engine long enough to charge the batts to 100%. I'm...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-08-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,107
Posted By Loki9
Re: Need New Batteries

I just ordered two of these to replace my house bank. Firefly Oasis Battery - Carbon Foam AGM (http://www.bruceschwab.com/advanced-energy-storage-systems/firefly-energys-oasis-group-31/)

The...
Forum: Diesel   06-25-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By Loki9
Re: Diesel stalls at idle

I adjusted the idle speed to 800rpm using an optical tachometer. This has cured the problem. I'm not sure what changed from last season, but it's working now and I'm not going to worry about it. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2015
Replies: 728
Views: 60,001
Posted By Loki9
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

How many hours have you put on the engine since purchase? Enough to rule out prior owner problems, I assume.

How many hours did the engine run between them working on it and it self-destructing?...
Forum: Diesel   06-21-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By Loki9
Diesel stalls at idle

My three cylinder Yanmar 3HMF sometimes stalls when I reduce throttle to idle. If I reduce throttle really slowly, it's fine, and once at idle it continues to idle without issue. But, if I'm not...
Forum: US Northeast   03-28-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 2,174
Posted By Loki9
Re: NY/CT/LIS Boatyard & Marina help?

Penn station to Oyster Bay is 80 minutes on the LIRR. It's a short walk from the station to the OBMC marina and next door is Sagamore Yacht Club. There are some members at Sagamore that live in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 766
Posted By Loki9
Re: Lingering effect of Sandy

All the people I know who had boats damaged or destroyed by Sandy (at least 6 people) have new or repaired boats and were on the water again the very next season. A couple of those people used their...
Forum: Diesel   10-16-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,791
Posted By Loki9
Re: Best RPM for Yanmar 3HMF?

Well of course, that is what I'm doing now. I'm not planning to buy a new replacement (~$200). However, if I found a used tach for sale or trade, I'd consider it.
Forum: Diesel   10-15-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,791
Posted By Loki9
Re: Best RPM for Yanmar 3HMF?

You guys did not read post #4.

It turns out that my Yanmar is not turning 4000 RPM, the tach is reading wrong.

After a bit more investigation I discovered that the tach in my boat is the wrong...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-15-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,019
Posted By Loki9
Re: Buying my first boat please help

There is. After the survey, the buyer can reopen the negotiations. The buyer and seller can work out problems however they like, seller fixing problem, price reductions, or some combination. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-15-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,019
Posted By Loki9
Re: Buying my first boat please help

I paid about that for insurance on my 30' sailboat of similar value in the US and no survey was required. I also bought it without a broker. So it's not that different. I now pay more and had to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-15-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,019
Posted By Loki9
Re: Buying my first boat please help

+1

That's how it works, contract first, then survey. As the buyer, you can back out after the survey for any reason. Don't like the color of the sails? You can back out. I've been through...
Forum: Diesel   10-14-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,791
Posted By Loki9
Re: Best RPM for Yanmar 3HMF?

Just a quick post to close the story.

I asked a few knowledgeable people and they seemed to think my motor sounded about right when at a good cruising speed, regardless of the tachometer reading...
Forum: Diesel   08-14-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,791
Posted By Loki9
Best RPM for Yanmar 3HMF?

The 27hp Yanmar 3HMF in my 38' 15000lb boat will peg the tachometer at 4000 RPM and just barely reach hull speed (or maybe not quite). Right now I cruise at about 6.5kts @3500 RPM. I'd like to get...
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