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Search: Posts Made By: Classic30
Forum: Electronics 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,352
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: New AIS Rule

The West Marine "Port Supply" web site has a breakdown for class "A" and class "B" requirements. I didn't really do an analysis but by category there were far more class "A" requirements. In...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By Omatako
Re: Weather Guessing

I have used this website for a while now:

It provides for 5 days out as a prediction and their predictions (for me) are pretty good.

By clicking in the spot that you...
Forum: Diesel 11-07-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,618
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Radiator Cap

Sometimes when the coolant and header tank gets hot, those rubber boots expand and leak, leaving dried salts around the outside edges. I replaced the rubber end caps on a Perkins 4108 several years...
Forum: Diesel 11-06-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,618
Posted By dabnis
Re: Radiator Cap

Some ways to do a pressure test:

1. Fill with coolant or fresh water right to the brim, when everything is cold. With a large rag or towel over the cap, slowly loosen the cap when hot....
Forum: Diesel 10-31-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,618
Posted By TQA
Re: Radiator Cap


Please don't taste it.

Ethylene Glycol the active constituent of most antifreezes is poisonous.
Forum: Racing 10-29-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 945
Posted By Chris2880
Re: Robot Sailing Regatta Course - video

if you are interested, I wrote some debrief reports on :

Discussion Forum - DIY Drones (
Forum: Diesel 10-16-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,618
Posted By Multihullgirl
Re: Radiator Cap

...and while you're getting a radiator cap, be advised that the Volvo cap is frighteningly expensive @$87, and I was able to source from NAPA, who matched the example I brought, for $5. Be sure the...
Forum: Racing 10-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,597
Posted By Stumble
Re: Spinnaker shackles


When dealing with dyneema it isn't the strength loss from the knot so much as it is the knot undoing itself as the line slides past itself. Depending on size dyneema has shown a propensity...
Forum: Racing 10-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,597
Posted By Gary M
Re: Spinnaker shackles

I race and we put the chute up and down quite often some days. I have all Wichard shackles and can't remember one opening up. However on many race boats the foredeck has some vinyl tape in his/her...
Forum: Racing 10-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,597
Posted By Multihullgirl
Re: Spinnaker shackles

If you don't or can't tape them (my usual, but then I don't set chutes like monohulls do). If you leave the chute on deck in its bag, as we do, you can just tape the shackle and be done with it.
Forum: Racing 10-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,597
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Spinnaker shackles

I have never seen a properly seated snap shackle "pop" open. It does not take much rust/debris to prevent the pin from fully engaging the stirrup eye, however, and, with that the shackle appears to...
Forum: Diesel 08-28-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By deniseO30
Re: Vented siphon break

the plastic one made by vetus that was on my boat failed. I only found it by investigating what the small hose was that came off of it and into a connection down hill to the exhaust hose about 2ft...
Forum: Diesel 08-27-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By Faster
Re: Vented siphon break

You need both venting and a place to dispose of the occasional dribble (depending on water flow and exhaust geometry) so I think the cockpit drain makes sense. Seems I've heard some discharging into...
Forum: Diesel 08-12-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Stop cable

As I suggested in my first post, try holding the cable with Vicegrips. That should allow you to apply enough torque to the handle to unscrew it.
Forum: Diesel 07-25-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Glow Plugs

The problem many make is "over glow". Modern glow plugs need only about 7-12 seconds on a normal starting battery and even less on a large house bank where voltage will sag even less.

With our Li...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-14-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 431,586
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Silver Spray Ranch in East Sooke was planted with spruce back in the mid 30's to replace the spars on the tall ships being lost to submarines (see 'the last grain race or Irving Johnson's film going...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-10-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 431,586
Posted By kimbottles
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Francis Lee is about the same beam and 10' LOA and 15' LWL longer than my Swede55. She weights just a tad more at 19,000#s.

The Swede55 tended to lift over the waves much more than plunge through...
Forum: Diesel 05-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,218
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Morse single-arm engine controls

No, I don't recall any. Man up already and take the damn thing apart! ;) I'm scratching my head trying to remember if there was a split ring involved somewhere..... Not sure that there was. Even...
Forum: Diesel 05-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,218
Posted By fryewe
Re: Morse single-arm engine controls

If the innards of this control is similar to the old dual lever controls of Morse I had to renew you will find a plastic bushing or two inside and any you find will be brittle. The first of the two...
Forum: Diesel 05-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,218
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Morse single-arm engine controls

I have a unit with a slightly different handle but the internal bits are the same. My previous boat also had the same internal bits but with a wooden hatchet handle for a lever. :)

It's pretty...
Forum: Electronics 04-22-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 2,822
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Entry level AIS?

As noted above you have to pay attention to the time higher current is being drawn.

AIS has 4500 time slots per minute. That means about 13 ms per slot. For Class B if you are moving over 2 kts...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 6,070
Posted By triton416
How to run aground properly

As a new member of sail net I feel like I should offer something helpful for all of the good info I have learned here. I have noticed that I am the only sailor I know that has embraced the idea of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-31-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,840
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Anchoring without chain

I agree, and I'm guessing that is what the OP is really asking about here... A hook that can be taken out in a tender, for instance, without having to drag along a lot of chain, and used only for a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,527
Posted By Christian Williams
Sewmanship--How to become a God of Sunbrella

There's a good deal of cloth on a boat besides the sails. We take it for granted until it needs to be repaired, renewed or replaced. Then we need smelling salts at the first price quote.

A great...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,043
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Uses for old double-braid?

If you don't have enough old braided rope you could tap into my favourite source. The local life raft inspection shop dumps scads of new to you nylon single braid line. Also a source of contact...
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