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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Day Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By RichH
Re: RIB Repairs

5200 will eventually peel due to migration of molding enhancement chemicals (goo) from the substrate to the surface, especially with PVC.

After 'softening' the surface with MEK try these 2-part...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,076
Posted By RichH
Re: wifi reception

Bitstorm Products (http://www.bitstorm.com/devices-systems/)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 922
Posted By RichH
Re: Do 2 micron filters have ANY use?

No harm at all, especially if the day tank is operated on a sometimes long interval unused basis.

The benefit of a 2然 in such day tank, etc. situations is that the common fungal 'spores' found...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 922
Posted By RichH
Re: Do 2 micron filters have ANY use?

Maximum working pressure on a Racor 500 is 25 psig. http://www.parker.com/literature/Racor/15335_Rev_F_500MA_Turbine_Series.pdf
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 922
Posted By RichH
Re: Do 2 micron filters have ANY use?

The 2然 in vacuum mode filtration will have a 5X operating differential across the filter than a 10然 .... this means to deliver the SAME flow demand, the 2然 will cause the lift pump to develop 5X...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By RichH
Re: Fuel filter quandary

The 3358 is 10然 nominal rating; 3124 is 6然 nominal rating; both rated for 6-8 gpm max. flowrate ... since they both have nominal ratings, no significant difference, other than the 6然 might...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 144
Views: 7,838
Posted By RichH
Re: Blue Water Boat vs. Production Boat Which one will you book passage on?

Be aware that material strength "fatigue endurance limits" are based on number of cycles at some specified maximum loading (psi), usually as some small percentage of ultimate tensile/compressive...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By RichH
Re: sail repair

Agree with Paul 323 - TMI

Rips with 90 corners in sail cloth are vulnerable to further and continued tearing. That the tear is not near a 'corner' nor at/on the luff or leach is a plus since the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 144
Views: 7,838
Posted By RichH
Re: Blue Water Boat vs. Production Boat Which one will you book passage on?

Specific design 'blue water' boats are more than style and waterline length; they are built/designed purposely 'stronger' to historical (scantling) rules/evidence of what survived without failure -...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By RichH
Re: Solution to Chafe on my Genoa

As long as the leech edge stitching is still intact and also not frayed, etc. Id leave such alone.

Once the stitching needs replacement then you have two choices -
1. an overlay of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By RichH
Re: Boy is OK after 45 mins under water

Here's the re-revision of the 2005 AHA guidelines: http://www.heart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@ecc/documents/downloadable/ucm_317350.pdf
.... although several state EMS bureaus/agencies, for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-16-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 992
Posted By RichH
Re: looking for help on where to set my jib block

Excellent post by JeffH .... as per usual.


Here's a very precise (detailed) means of accurately setting the fairlead (jib block) position that requires correctly setting/trimming the MAINSAIL...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-11-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,227
Posted By RichH
Re: Engine Compartment Fire Extinguisher

Thermax temperature indication measurement level strips, one way color change, supply chain process integrity (http://www.tempil.com/products/thermax/6-level-strips/)
.... or do websearch or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-09-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By RichH
Re: Asym sizing

Your J is ~19ft.
Your I is 58.ft
A proper Asymm for the P53 will be in the 'range' of 160-170% LP =
= 19 x 58 x (.75) x 1.65 = approx. 1360 sq. ft.


An average sloop 45'er
J= 16'
I = 45...
Forum: Diesel   05-08-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,028
Posted By RichH
Re: Should I dump my fuel?

Professional fuel polishers who do not clean the tank walls FIRST, are snake oil salesmen.

As one very deeply involved and highly experienced in filtration engineering: ....
Remove/drain the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By RichH
Re: Boom Brake Setup

I dont think you 'really' need a rope clutch to set tension in a boom brake, although a rope clutch is indeed 'handy'.
Just about every boat made has a horned cleat somewhere near the stern quarter...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-03-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By RichH
Re: painting rudder on 23' -er

If there is no developed 'blistering' and youre berthed in fresh water, I would suggest VC17 as the paint of choice for fresh water dockage.

Most paints if not specifically formulated for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-02-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By RichH
Re: Best I-Phone App

For the iPhone/iPad, the best real time app for approaching weather is MyRadar and use of its (internet connected) radar function....
Forum: Diesel   04-30-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 729
Posted By RichH
Re: fuel tank leaking...

The problem with large bladders is they have no possibility of containing internal baffles. Without baffles the fluid is always subject to be impacting the walls, etc. when not restrained by the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-26-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By RichH
Re: Should I replace the headstay?

Good advice from Ron, as always.

Here how to prevent 'halyard wrap' on a furler: ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-16-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,421
Posted By RichH
Re: Painting Deck & Topside using Spray Machine

Warning Will Robinson, Warning Will Robinson .... many/most boat 'topside' paints should NOT be sprayed - for some serious 'health' reasons.

Most of those paints that have an acrylic co-polymer...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-14-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By RichH
Re: Water Tank Storage Options

The same 'recipes' for chlorine would apply whether on the hard or on the water.

For plastic or stainless steel tanks.
1-2 parts per million of chlorine concentration in the water. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-11-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 6,529
Posted By RichH
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

There are probably hundreds of abandoned / unused smaller racing class dinghies available near most sailing venues. These are usually available through 'word of mouth'.
A Laser or Super Laser,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-10-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,020
Posted By RichH
Re: Question About Accidental Gybes

To answer your original question ... most will use a boom brake or boom preventer. Such will stop the DAMAGE that would occur during an uncontrolled gybe ... the boom being held fast will not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-10-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 4,459
Posted By RichH
Re: Dyneema (or similar) jacklines

An in-depth response, including apparent state-of-the-art 'philosophies'.

Actually the trend in ISAF, etc. seems to be indicating just the opposite in that the inherent strength recommendations of...
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