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Search: Posts Made By: RichH
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 835
Posted By RichH
Re: Salts in the oil

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

The overheating incieent would be my highest index of suspicion .... the stretching of the cylinder head bolting due to the extra...
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 587
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: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 587
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 617
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 960
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: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 2,089
Posted By RichH
Re: Single line reefing question

I usually like to set/raise with a slightly dipped pole / taught luff so that the luff of the symm is more stable initially; then, once raised, I then 'from the cockpit' will 'diggle' with the pole...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,448
Posted By RichH
Re: How can I tell if my diesel is bad?

Typically oil from a refiner is VERY clean and VERY dehydrated, it only degrades over time in storage - oxidizes, forms gums, etc. and can grow a lot a microorganisms ... when the conditions in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 4,384
Posted By RichH
Re: Fresh water tank vent location options

Some very good reasons for not relying on variable µM and non-hydrophobic filters in a vent line from a 'big box store'.

Such filters are not 'hydrophobic' ... a filter used in gaseous service...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By RichH
Re: Mainsail foot is not straight

If this curved foot section has sail track slugs attached, is 'curved', its probably what is known as a 'shelf foot'.
Its purpose was to allow for full draft to be carried down well into the lowest...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By RichH
Re: Tips on air filter cleaning/replacement

First of all, what you have on the typical marine diesel engine is not an 'air filter' per se but a 'silencer' - to attenuate the noise generated by the intake valves. The µM retention value for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By RichH
Re: Mooring Line

Also, the selection of the 'chemical compatibility' nature of the pennant is quite important.

NYLON is subject to polymer hydrolysis when constantly wetted with water.
In such constant...
Forum: Outboard 06-12-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By RichH
Re: Bringing Outboard Back To Life

There's several internet sources for Evinrude parts; including 'ancient' Evinrude and Johnson OBs. Do webearch for "evinrude + parts".
Search the parts database via your engine model and year...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 880
Posted By RichH
Re: Main sail can be difficult to raise

1. Scour out the slug track ... go up the mast and CLEAN the slug track
2. LUBE the whole track with McLube or other 'dry' teflon lubricant ....
3. carve a piece of paraffin wax (candle, etc.) to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-12-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By RichH
Re: Going to Northern Scotland!

GREAT video !!!!!
What's the music you used for this video, great selection.
Thanks for sharing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 3,753
Posted By RichH
Re: Icw

"Every one of those 80 bridge openings a cruiser causes in Florida results in a 10- to 15-minute traffic jam, catching somewhere between 50 and 150 cars at a time."

What am I missing here, as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By RichH
Re: R&R fuel filters, can't get max RPM

You changed the filters, now you have lower than normal rpm ....

Now go back and recheck your filter installation and carefully scrutinize if or not you 'pinched' a filter gasket or a filter sump...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 3,753
Posted By RichH
Re: Icw

One should also consider to make a sécurité call at the south end of Fields Cut where the ICW crosses the Savannah River. This 'intersection' is notorious for having most ALL of the water sucked out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By RichH
Re: Old mainsail design: "shelf and zipper"

There really isnt much (aerodynamic) difference between a shelf foot (w or w/o zipper) and a loose foot config.; although, the loose foot is much much easier to adjust.

To make the shelf foot...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 850
Posted By RichH
Re: Fiberglass resin fillers - what do you use and why?

WEST SYSTEM | Epoxy Fillers (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-27-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 1,776
Posted By RichH
Re: Standing Rigging tight enough?

Sorry to disagree but standard / typical boat design for rigging and spars DOES approach standard / recommended 'numbers' on a tension gage for the BASIC rigging settings. Every mast supplier will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-26-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 3,731
Posted By RichH
Re: Something about the fractional rig that I just don't get...

The problem is that most of what has been published and routinely discussed, (even in US high schools) etc. on how sails (wings, etc) work has been wrong since the time when the Wright Brothers...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-16-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 1,739
Posted By RichH
Re: What are the pros/cons of the Max Prop

Most Max-Props have 'set screw' ports for applying grease. To do this while underwater, obtain 2 MONEL (and with MONEL internal spring) 'zerk fittings' (grease fittings) of the exact same (metric)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,575
Posted By RichH
Re: Is "sailing performance" all in our heads?

The real difference is in the trigonometry of the sailing angles attained or compared by a lackadaisical to a precise sailor/helmsman.
A 'sloppy' helmsman may be getting through a 45+45 degree...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,204
Posted By RichH
Re: Bottom slime

A clean bottom will be faster due to the creation of more stable 'boundary layer' flow quite near the surface ... an area of relatively low speed water very close to the hull which as a result,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-28-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 950
Posted By RichH
Re: are these blisters

The usual method of attachment is soft(er) metal pins inserted into 'chamfered' bore holes of the 'straps' and with the ends of the pins/rods peened-over (flattened) flush to the 'straps' with a...
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