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Search: Posts Made By: RichH
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By RichH
Re: smelly sink

If youve been draining fats and oils down the sink drain these will be trapped above the waterline (similar to a 'grease trap' in a sanitary drain) and adhere/congeal to the hosing, etc. What...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By RichH
Re: New Sails arrived any tips?

Guys, almost all woven dacron mainsails that are constructed with 'boltroped' luffs are constructed with that boltrope cut shorter than the as-designed luff dimension. This is called 'luff preload'...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By RichH
Re: 16 ft Snipe - How many people can it hold?

It all depends on how you stack them .... probably 6-8 laid down on their sides and shackled along the centerline or doubled over and laid cross-wise on top of one another.

The boat was built for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By RichH
Re: New Sails arrived any tips?

If he knows the exact amount of length that the sailmaker CUT from the boltrope, he wont have to guess how much tension to put into the halyard for the sail to set to its 'as designed' shape.
If he...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 758
Posted By RichH
Re: Salts in the oil

PIN-HOLE between the gas side and the water side of the ex. manifold .... quite common in engines that have been in service for awhile, and especially in engines that are 'drained' of cooling water...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,954
Posted By RichH
Re: Tiller or Wheel for Solo?

Damn right a tiller is better for upwind as you sit well to the side of the helm and therefore you can more easily see the break of the luff on the jib/genoa ... or even better, watching a set of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 758
Posted By RichH
Re: Salts in the oil

I didnt see the part about the 'over-heat' incident.

Consider:
The overheating incieent would be my highest index of suspicion .... the stretching of the cylinder head bolting due to the extra...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By RichH
Re: New Sails arrived any tips?

What's the sail material, makes a big difference in the way you raise and 'set' them?

The generic rule is to bring a stitched sail up slowly (several usages) to their designed tension, so that the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 758
Posted By RichH
Re: Salts in the oil

It doesnt matter how the oil 'looks' as when it gets hot it 'boils' out the water leaving the salts behind.

In order Id check the following:
1. Pin hole leak in the exhaust manifold ... causing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,954
Posted By RichH
Re: Tiller or Wheel for Solo?

Nothing beats a tiller for 'feedback' from a 'properly designed and BALANCED (by design) rudder.

If a tiller steered boat has its 'rudder shaft' exposed below deck, then an 'auxiliary (bronze,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By RichH
Re: Yanmar fuel injection pump

Try your local "fuel injection shop" as these folks usually have all the tech data for just about every injection pump ever made. Every town larger than 20,000 pop. will have an fuel injection shop....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By RichH
Re: Removing bluing from welded stainless steel

Typically the process after welding is flat grinding, flat sanding with successive finer and finer grits, then polishing with 'white metal' buffing compounds (clays containing diatomaceous earth -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 882
Posted By RichH
Re: Inland Waterway Rule changes

So exactly where in the ~78,000(?) pages of just the index of the federal register of laws should the diligent common man start to look for these changes in the COLREGs, etc.? ;-)

The country is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By RichH
Re: 12VDC refrig water circulation pump quit

Unless those amazon pumps are rated for 'continuous duty' operation ... better get a few of them for when you have to constantly have to replace them. The key here for refrigeration water pumps...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 882
Posted By RichH
Re: Inland Waterway Rule changes

.... such is result of ignoring and/or knowingly avoiding the 'cost of diminishing returns' as imposed by a fiscally out of control government.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,866
Posted By RichH
Re: smoke filling up the cabin

Forgot to mention .... Slab rust inside of cast iron castings such as engine blocks and exhaust manifolds are especially formed when one 'drains' water from an engine or does not use anti-rust...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,866
Posted By RichH
Re: smoke filling up the cabin

Next time this happens, immediately measure the water outflow at the stern of the boat while the engine is running at 2000 rpm. Most small diesels use an 'Oberdorfer type' raw water pump that should...
Forum: Diesel 4 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By RichH
Re: Universal M25 Knock?

Open/remove the injectors, rotate the crankshaft until piston #1, etc. is exactly at 'top dead center' and put a 'mark' on the crankshaft pulley. Look in your engine manual to see exactly how many...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 882
Posted By RichH
Re: Inland Waterway Rule changes

If there are no functional changes as to how one actually operates in the Inland waterway ... and the cost to 'rewrite the rules' is greater than zero, exactly what is the benefit?
Such appears...
Forum: Diesel 5 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By RichH
Re: Universal M25 Knock?

Get a copy of your engines Repair and Maintenance Manual (aka - "Shop Manual') and verify your injection pump timing.

Grey 'smoke' coming out the exhaust is usually a sign of either...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By RichH
Re: Vang line slipping in cleat

If you carefully look at that cleat in your picture, you'll see that only one of the cleat teeth per side is engaging with that line.
Id recommend to change-out the present cam cleat for a more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 918
Posted By RichH
Re: Rust in encapsulated keel?!

Once steel/iron begins to rust that formation of ferric oxide which is less dense that the original material will develop extreme pressure within that encapsulation. Structurally, all that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 2,003
Posted By RichH
Re: Passenger sick for two days after day sail???

Have him drop his drawers and then bend over for you to do a male pelvic exam !!!!! :-o
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,493
Posted By RichH
Re: How big is too big for one man?

I think it was Bob Perry (?) who stated that for single handing long distances one should be able to physically man-handle the largest water soaked sail in the inventory while on a violently pitching...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 10,524
Posted By RichH
Re: Sunbrella fabric and 303 retreatment

For much better results when reapplying 303 Fabric Guard use 303 FABRIC CLEANER. The CLEANER is applied by hand left to soak, so it penetrates .... and then you 'softly scrub', then rinse by putting...
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