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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11 Hours Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 3,645
Posted By L124C
Re: Why buy new rigging?

Rigger respondid saying it was residue from the dies. Said bronze wool will remove. Begs the question; Why only the two.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12 Hours Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,291
Posted By L124C
Re: Non active zinc suddenly VERY active.

I'm attempting to figure out the issue, not "disagree" with anyone "credentials" or not.
These are the facts: The anode DID last 8 years submerged in an electrolyte. During those 8 years, it was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   15 Hours Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 3,645
Posted By L124C
Re: Why buy new rigging?

So...It could be minor or major. If the rigger says it's minor, how do I know (I have no reason to believe him at this point). If he cleans it up and treats it, will it stay clean (for a normal...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Day Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 3,645
Posted By L124C
Re: Why buy new rigging?

Thanks for all your responses.
However, I'm curious...why did the forestay and backstay react like this and the others didn't? Though...it now occurs to me that he made up the clean rigging a week...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Days Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 3,645
Posted By L124C
Re: Why buy new rigging?

Well...the new standing rigging is just over a month old.
I went up the mast to do some electrical work and noticed corrosion on the forestay and backstay hardware. The cap shrouds which are about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,291
Posted By L124C
Re: Non active zinc suddenly VERY active.

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Metal? What Metal? (See previous post). It seems you assumed facts not in evidence. The facts are: The zinc has lasted for (at least) 8 years in pristine condition, and is suddenly working...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,291
Posted By L124C
Re: Non active zinc suddenly VERY active.

Now we're on to something! I never said the zinc was connected to metal. As far as I can tell the skeg is FRP and the zinc simply screws onto it.
Couldn't the skeg zinc be protecting the metal in...
Forum: Electronics   1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By L124C
Re: Raymarine Service

Talked to a local Raymarine dealer/service tech who said Raymarine is ridiculous with the "no splice" rule. Said using the full (factory length) wire length is valid, but a couple of (proper) splices...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,512
Posted By L124C
Re: Exhaust Steam

My Raw water cooled Yanmar almost always makes some steam. I assume because the moist, warm exhaust has higher humidity than the relatively dry, cool air of the SF Bay area. I guess if I was in...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   1 Week Ago
Replies: 582
Views: 155,861
Posted By L124C
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

Now THAT's funny! Especially since I was cringing while reading the story, anticipating it was going to end with a trip to the ER and stitches!
Unfortunately, I think you will need to get your head...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,291
Posted By L124C
Re: Non active zinc suddenly VERY active.

Salt water, no change. Pictures show the skeg zinc and prop zinc. Motor and prop are midships, so the prop zinc is about 8 feet in front of the skeg zinc. Prop zinc was always active, but is more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,291
Posted By L124C
Re: Non active zinc suddenly VERY active.

Wow...we agree! I posted this thread BECAUSE I suspected there was a problem, but didn't know what it was.
However, I can assure you that the problem is/was not that the anode "was not working".
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,830
Posted By L124C
Re: Rig tension too tight?

Went to West Marine for nylon washers and some co axial cable, they didn't have either (of course!). Found a great selection of washers at my Ace hardware. Installed two 3/16 washers per jaw. Problem...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,830
Posted By L124C
Re: Rig tension too tight?

Wonder how your stern rail feels about it?:D

In my case, there was enough pressure on the stern rail to substantially deflect the chainplate. That's a lot of pressure, and for a rigger to rig...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,830
Posted By L124C
Re: Rig tension too tight?

I assume you are referring to the 1350 in my OP. Problem is, that's 1350 lbs on the 9/16" scale, not 1/4" (my rig). I have no idea how much tension was on the shrouds. In addition, due to the gusty...
Forum: Electronics   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By L124C
Re: Raymarine Service

Glad to hear others have had success, but I've found Raymarine's reputation for spotty service and products well deserved. Just went through a 5 year saga with my wind instrument, and it finally...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,830
Posted By L124C
Re: Rig tension too tight?

It appears to me that the hardware the pin goes through (Shackle?) on the shrouds may be too wide for the chainplate. I would think allowing that much play (at least 3/8", probably 1/2") at the pin...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,830
Posted By L124C
Re: Rig tension too tight?

With the ridiculous tension the "rigger" put on the wires (remember, they were well off the 1/4" Loos chart), could this mean my new standing rigging is toast?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,830
Posted By L124C
Re: Rig tension too tight?

As I indicated, they not only had the backstay "touching" the rail, it was basically hanging off the rail. Enough to deflect the (rather substantial) chainplate 3/8" aft. Anybody who doesn't have the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,830
Posted By L124C
Re: Rig tension too tight?

There is something definitely wrong with this rigger or the guy he has working for him. When I picked the boat up, I asked the assistant why he ran the backstay aft of the stern rail. He replied...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,830
Posted By L124C
Re: Rig tension too tight?

I could be wrong, but unless you bought a super high performance boat 30 years ago, I doubt the manufacture provided any specs other than the sail plan. Sounds like the author of the article might be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,291
Posted By L124C
Re: Non active zinc suddenly VERY active.

Yes...you said that before. However, as I pointed out, it doesn't make sense (unlike several other responses to the thead).


Thanks...but I think I have a grasp on how the system works.:rolleyes:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By L124C
Re: Where did you route your furler line?

Actually, I think you would be surprised to find how much easier it is to move around on a narrow boat without "lifelines". However....that's another subject (and a loaded one at that!). Search my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,830
Posted By L124C
Re: Rig tension too tight?

I sailed the boat from the yard (rigger) on a super gusty day. It seemed to sail fine, though it's hard to say given the conditions. My concern was not performance, but what appeared to be an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By L124C
Re: Where did you route your furler line?

Correction, I previously had it running off a shroud, but changed it to the configuration in the pic. Works great (red arrows).
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