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Search: Posts Made By: windnrock
Forum: Living Aboard 6 Days Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 7,663
Posted By windnrock
Re: Personal Security Aboard

I completely agree. Deadly force should not be used as a threat. It may be needed to save the lives of you and your crew and the determining factor may be allowing an individual(s) to get close...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 21,154
Posted By windnrock
Re: Choosing a wind generator

I can not recommend the SilentWind generator. The first ran for about a year before developing bearing issues. The unit was repacked and sent to eMarine where I purchased it. I received what I...
Forum: Electronics 11-17-2014
Replies: 161
Views: 23,559
Posted By windnrock
Re: SSB Installation

I think the folks involved with KISS need to focus on what it is and not make it out to be the end all in counterpoise. It is easy to install, that is a plus for many, and it might produce reasonable...
Forum: Living Aboard 11-17-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 7,663
Posted By windnrock
Re: Personal Security Aboard

The CG doesn't ask about "weapons. They ask about guns if they ask at all.
Two things , one; Don't bring a knife if it is a gunfight (problem is, you don't know) and two;, a knife or even a machete...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-17-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By windnrock
Re: Tidy electrical wiring

On your wiring diagram, be sure to note any blocks or splicing. When routing antenna wire, I always ran it as far from any other wires but if I had to choose, ran closer to my AC bundles. At sea we...
Forum: Electronics 11-16-2014
Replies: 161
Views: 23,559
Posted By windnrock
Re: SSB Installation

I don't believe I have to tune my keel any more than I have to tune my backstay. I have a tuner for that.
Most of the vessels I know have "untuned" counterpoise as well as antennas and reach out...
Forum: Electronics 11-16-2014
Replies: 161
Views: 23,559
Posted By windnrock
Re: SSB Installation

While the compelling but anecdotal work of 8 cruisers is interesting (certainly as someones first post), without some data it does not say how or why the KISS system works, let alone how it work...
Forum: Electronics 11-16-2014
Replies: 161
Views: 23,559
Posted By windnrock
Re: SSB Installation

Hi Dave,
I am very familiar with “skin effect” and conductor impedance. This is also why a Faraday cage works. RF was not my forte though. I can find round insulated multi strand conductors that...
Forum: Electronics 11-14-2014
Replies: 161
Views: 23,559
Posted By windnrock
Re: SSB Installation

I hear you Jon, I never liked the foil method. I came into some tinned 2" flat copper strap, for a song.
Auspicious, I am still trying to wrap my head around the flat as opposed to round thing. If...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-13-2014
Replies: 144
Views: 6,581
Posted By windnrock
Talking Re: Synthetic Motor Oil for my Diesel?

That is a great idea! I can't believe I didn't even see that.:o Thank you and I will see what I can do to implement that. I had a 4Runner that I got 340,000 out of and an F250 that did 260,000. Got...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-13-2014
Replies: 144
Views: 6,581
Posted By windnrock
Re: Synthetic Motor Oil for my Diesel?

Thank you Sloop for your criticism. Yes, I misspoke; perhaps I did not elaborate enough. What I am trying to state is that cold engines are not as big an issue as they once were. With the development...
Forum: Electronics 11-13-2014
Replies: 161
Views: 23,559
Posted By windnrock
Re: SSB Installation

My intention was to use the lead keel as my counterpoise, nothing else is attached to it as it is a fully encapsulated keel on both sides of the centerboard. It represents about 130+ sq. ft. of...
Forum: Electronics 11-12-2014
Replies: 161
Views: 23,559
Posted By windnrock
Re: SSB Installation

Is there any real advantage to Kiss as opposed to just tying into my lead keel?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-12-2014
Replies: 144
Views: 6,581
Posted By windnrock
Re: Synthetic Motor Oil for my Diesel?

Thanks Christian! No worries. I will keep the forum posted how my experiment progresses, bad as well as good!
Most neglect comes from poor access(to the point of painfulness), dirty conditions (why...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-12-2014
Replies: 144
Views: 6,581
Posted By windnrock
Re: Synthetic Motor Oil for my Diesel?

Dual filters do not pick up at the bottom of the sump. A By-Pass system can. Feeling oil is meaningless if you don't value additional information. It allows to to really look at it and yes, if you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-12-2014
Replies: 144
Views: 6,581
Posted By windnrock
Re: Synthetic Motor Oil for my Diesel?

"by pass filters are common in other vehicles for example its nothing new, what it does in essence is allow for flow in the case of extreme blockage...has nothing to do with extending the oil more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-12-2014
Replies: 144
Views: 6,581
Posted By windnrock
Re: Synthetic Motor Oil for my Diesel?

After researching Synthetic vs. Conventional I have come to the conclusion that it really doesn't matter. Spending more money (about double) for no particular gain is a choice you make with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-11-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,517
Posted By windnrock
Re: Antifouling in the Caribbean

I am uncertain of why people call others, who are environmentally concerned, radicals? They are in fact, conservatives. More importantly, why would what other people do have any effect on you doing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-10-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,000
Posted By windnrock
Re: Opinions on anchor swivels

Hi George,
I use all chain, 3/8" G7. I had to change the gypsy on my windlass though. I attach directly to the chain, pin through the last link. You should just use the size shackle that fits your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-10-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,000
Posted By windnrock
Re: Opinions on anchor swivels

Well George, I don't know where to find that swivel, but I can say I have a Rocna 33 kilo on 3/8" chain that we use a lot. We live aboard and stay on the hook. I have deployed and recovered the...
Forum: Living Aboard 11-10-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 7,663
Posted By windnrock
Re: Personal Security Aboard

When set, if someone grabs the lifeline all the deck lights come on. If they continue......I have them on camera (GoPRO) and intent is established.
We also have an extremely stout door, don't keep...
Forum: Diesel 11-09-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 588
Posted By windnrock
Re: Westerbeke 40, ideal consumption efficienty

Fortunately, I don't run my engine much. If I'm looking for economy, I just look at speed vs. RPM. once I get diminishing returns, I back off slightly. It's not perfect, but seems to work. Good...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-08-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,000
Posted By windnrock
Re: Opinions on anchor swivels

"Over 90% of the boats in our marina have a swivel, and they have one for a reason I just don't understand the reason. Why would you needlessly compromise a connection? A splice or a shackle that can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-08-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,000
Posted By windnrock
Re: Opinions on anchor swivels

With 200' of chain and most of your anchoring in less than 50', you may want to consider leaving the line off until you need it. You might want to hold off on the swivel as well. See if you need it...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-08-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 2,503
Posted By windnrock
Re: Anchor swivels... yea or nay?.. and how?

Stainless is harder and therefore more brittle than mild steel. Failure usually occurs at the anchor connection because that is where the greatest loads occur. If one of the links in your chain is...
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