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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,376
Posted By RichH
Re: Need new quality Cruising Sails

Whats your sailing venue???? or your intended sailing venue?
The sounds and rivers of the outer banks (like the Chesapeake or LIS) really need a different sail shape than for a new sail made for the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,576
Posted By RichH
Re: Barrier coat problem or expected?

captjocks advice is spot on.
Unless the amine 'blush' from the barrier coat is removed before application of bottom paint, premature 'lifting' of the bottom paint is always a possibility.
HOT...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-28-2015
Replies: 96
Views: 7,583
Posted By RichH
Re: Jon Eisberg's Passing today...

I'm very saddened to learn of Jon's passing. He was a true gentleman who freely shared a lot of his knowledge and experience. Definitely will be missed.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-23-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By RichH
Re: Awlgrip, print through, and gel coat degradation

Good advise from your AWLGRIP painter.

"Dark" hulls NEED an extra thick matting layer to prevent 'print-through' of the structural roving beneath the matting layer and cosmetic gelcoat,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-05-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 782
Posted By RichH
Re: secondary bulge pump

I have a LARGE 'backup' 3000 gallons per hour bilge pump, it (and it's float switch) is mounted several inches 'higher' in the bilge than the teeny 'workhorse' pump that keeps the normal water out of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,117
Posted By RichH
Re: Washing sails

Washing WOVEN dacron sails

If these are WOVEN dacron sails they are quite easy to clean ... while ON the boat at a slip, etc.

The following does not apply to colored/dyed dacron, nor dacron...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-24-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,191
Posted By RichH
Re: New suit of sails for PSC34

Radial or semi-radial designed/cut sails align the sail panels to take advantage of the strongest yarn direction of the sail cloth. Woven dacron (even the 'best' fabrics such as Challenge™ or...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-22-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,191
Posted By RichH
Re: New suit of sails for PSC34

Agree with aloof. Choose the best woven dacron sails for the following reasons:
1. longevity
2. able to change the shape of the sail via halyard, etc. tension
3. and better able to withstand...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-22-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,539
Posted By RichH
Re: LPG plumbing - teflon tape?

VERY BAD IDEA!!!!!! Doesnt meet ABYC nor NFPA codes!!!!!

For potentially explosive gas connections, use only the PTFE tape that is supplied on a YELLOW spool - nothing else.

Such...
Forum: Atomic 4   11-04-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By RichH
Re: Atomic 4

The block and exhaust manifold of the A4 are cast iron.
When continually and repetitively heated above 150F the internal 'rust' will become a blue/black form of rust (ferrous oxide) which is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-27-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By RichH
Re: Sail Design Guidelines

For a new main, Id recommend a 2 full + 2 long battens ... easier to tie in a reef in the lower panels.

Adjustable full top battens .... definitely.

Reef positions - for 'outside' sailing...
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-13-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By RichH
Re: Rig Tuning for conditions?

For high level racing, (backstay) tuning is constantly monitored and adjusted vs. wind speed/force so that the entry shape of the jib's luff remains constant and consistent with the shape that...
Forum: Diesel   10-09-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By RichH
Re: Yanmar 3gm30f low RPM at idle

Its a 3 cylinder engine, (naturally 'unbalanced') and is subject to 'weird' harmonic imbalances due to (low) rpm, operating temperature / oil viscosity at various temperatures, etc. When starting...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-23-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,024
Posted By RichH
Re: Water filtration

Polyamide (thin film) RO membranes have an upper limit to (free Cl2) chlorine exposure of approx. 0.05 mg./liter ..... but 0.0mg/liter (zero) is preferred.

Carbon filters are contact time...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-19-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,188
Posted By RichH
Re: Fuel Polishing Question

Copper/brass is fine. The amount of 'chemical attack' will be minimal to insignificant.

Nylon will absorb and swell in long term contact with diesel fuel; and, will 'hydrolyze' in the long...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-09-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,188
Posted By RichH
Re: Fuel Polishing Question

Id stay with steel/cast iron for use with diesel fuel. Molded polypropylene is 'filled' with 'inerts' for strength and dimensional stability; some are reactive with oils which can cause 'swelling'....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-09-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,188
Posted By RichH
Re: Fuel Polishing Question

What you have illustrated is a 'proprietary' configuration. Usually you must continually buy the ('special size') filter cartridges from the housing manufacturer.

Here's an example of a standard...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-02-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,201
Posted By RichH
Re: partiallyfurlled jib good or bad

All sails cut and assembled from FLAT sail fabric material are 'broadseamed' near and towards the luff portion of the sail. Broadseaming is the 'tapering' or narrowing of the 'width' of the panels...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-01-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By RichH
Re: Sail Repair/Reef with Sailrite Ultrafeed sewing machine

The slit PVC is 'around' the outside of the tightly rolled up sail .... usually one 'C' per each 3 foot.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-27-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 2,867
Posted By RichH
Re: cleaning out water tanks

Yup and Yup!
• Filters 'entrap' biological debris, they should be changed-out on a routine basis ... so you dont wind up drinking the dissolved metabolic debris when these trapped life-forms inside...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,023
Posted By RichH
Re: Is this autopilot behavior normal?

The bracket allows the tiller and the tiller head (casting) to be fully in contact with one another.
If the bracket was not installed the tiller would need to be raised from full contact; and, the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-18-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,398
Posted By RichH
Re: Time for a new exhaust elbow

Another reason for the 'heat riser' exhaust installation on many boats is to elevate the exhaust system so that when in surging following seas and where the boat is heavily pitching when sailing, the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-18-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,398
Posted By RichH
Re: Time for a new exhaust elbow

Fabricating a 'heat riser' injection loop is commonly done with the QM series Yanmar. Common black iron NPT threaded pipe is the usual choice - hardware store stuff. Your Yanmar distributor will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-16-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By RichH
Re: Need roller furling help

Any sail used on a roller furler needs to have it's luff connection to the furler to be an exact / precise geometry.
Here's examples of the 'continuous support tape' that is normally used and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-15-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,100
Posted By RichH
Re: Dry or wet sand gel coat?

Dry sanding is possible; however, the paper will clog extremely fast requiring minute to minute change out.
Probably why dry sanding clogs the paper so fast with paint and gel coat, etc. is...
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