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Search: Posts Made By: hangupndrive
Forum: Learning to Sail 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 988
Posted By hangupndrive
Re: US Sailing Vs. ASA Sailing classes

Lots of great comments. I have a couple of things to add.

US Sailing is analagous to US Fencing, US Gymnastics, US Archery, US Rowing. That is, they are the US governing body for Olympic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By hangupndrive
Re: Standing Rigging is really slack

What is your chain plate setup? Is it ine that all shrouds connect to or is there a separate one for each shroud? If you have a single chain plate, and, If its only one shroud, the problem is...
Forum: Outboard 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By hangupndrive
Re: Honda 2.3 for 9"6" inflatable?

I'd go with 4 minimum. If you go with 8hp you should be able to get it up on a plane with two people. I have a3.5 tohatsu on my 8ft. I could really use a little more.
Forum: Outboard 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By hangupndrive
Re: Can you repair prop with spline?

Guess that's why some genius invented the shear pin.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 3,330
Posted By hangupndrive
Re: First Accident What Did I Do Wrong?

You went wrong in turning down wind to de-power. You need to head up and luff the sails to de-power. Also when you head downwind the slugs will bind in the mast track. That is why the sail tore. ...
Forum: Electronics 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,078
Posted By hangupndrive
Re: Airmar / Raymarine DST800 Transducer Issue

I never would have thought that there are boat owners out there who regularly remove a transducer while their boat is in the water. have the same DST800. It has been in salt water for over four...
Forum: Learning to Sail 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,551
Posted By hangupndrive
Re: Sailing lessons

I fully endorse ASA courses. They are nearly universally accepted as proof of competence. Power squadron is fine but ASA is far more comprehensive. I will, contrary to other posters suggest that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 691
Posted By hangupndrive
Re: Key switch

I use a screwdriver to turn the key switch on my boat. Funny, it's the same way I used to start my '81 Ford Festiva in college.
Forum: Electronics 06-05-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By hangupndrive
Re: Raymarine ST4000 MK2 Autopilot Gearbox info?

Check e bay for a unit you can use for parts.
Forum: Electronics 06-05-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By hangupndrive
Re: ST 4000+ Slipping out of engagement

Sounds like your belt tension is off. Do not use wd40 or any lubricant including silicon spray. There is a warning to this effect in the owners manual. The belt relies on friction. If you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-05-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By hangupndrive
Re: Off-season storage--Additive to keep plumbing sanitary?

Here in Seattle, freezing is not a problem. To sterilize (sort of) I run a couple of gallons of white vinegar through the system each spring. Cheap at Costco. If you have a cheap source, vodka...
Forum: Beneteau 06-05-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By hangupndrive
Re: Beneteau 40 transmission problem

You posted this under "Beneteau". This reduction gear is found in thousands of boats of all makes. You will have no shortage of responses (some may even be worthwhile) if you post under "gear and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By hangupndrive
Re: Rafting in Victoria?

You can also reserve a spot at the Sidney marina. In my opinion it is the nicest marina anywhere at any price. There is regular, easy, bus service to Victoria. Sidney is also a wonderful town to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-03-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,235
Posted By hangupndrive
Re: Boat Consultant vs Broker

Excellent point by the prior poster. Educate yourself as much as possible. I am not yet in a position in life to venture much beyond a 2 week summer cruise but i do plan on extended cruising...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-03-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,235
Posted By hangupndrive
Re: Boat Consultant vs Broker

A friend of mine who took two years off to cruise uses Bob Perry's consulting services and was very pleased. he (Bob Perry) also has a very enjoyable blog:

Yacht Design According to Perry...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-02-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,170
Posted By hangupndrive
Re: Learning navigation while land-locked?

Asa 105 is the best, most methodical coastal nav course anywhere. It is more intensive than that which is required for the USCG Captain's exam. Unlike Power Squadron (which is a great...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 06-02-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By hangupndrive
Re: sailing at night

There are not going to be any crab pots in the Juan de Fuca Strait or Haro Strait. Obviously one needs to be extra vigilant in the bays during the season. Yes there are some logs and other flotsam...
Forum: Diesel 04-23-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By hangupndrive
Re: 3 GM 30 Yanmar, White Powder

sure sounds like some sort of galvanic corrosion. When whas the last time the coolant was changed. There are no anodes on that engine. Diesel coolant contains comopounds that act to inhibit...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-11-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By hangupndrive
Re: Where to anchor out near Seattle ?

A Waggoner's guide (Home | Waggoner Cruising Guide (http://waggonerguide.com/)) Will be your best reference for all cruising matters from olympia, wa to southern Alaska. There is an extensive...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 04-08-2014
Replies: 565
Views: 31,081
Posted By hangupndrive
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Ah family bonding. At its best when approaching the fuel dock, while anchoring, docking, locking.... Any time my wife and I need to focus our attention. Could be an epic day of sailing. Once the...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 04-08-2014
Replies: 565
Views: 31,081
Posted By hangupndrive
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

I love the self-riteous. Armchair commenters as well. They are a good reality check when I think about sharing my opinions. You know who you are. Just like my mother in law. Even with a 50 ton...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-07-2014
Replies: 4,499
Views: 247,672
Posted By hangupndrive
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-06-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By hangupndrive
Re: Recommended repair for screw holes

I love epoxy. My outboard on a prior boat was held together with it. No kidding. I would make sure the holes are good and dry then fill them with epoxy. If there are spots on the exterior that...
Forum: Diesel 04-06-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 1,928
Posted By hangupndrive
Re: Yanmar super vibration

Does the engine run well out of gear at the full range of rpm's? If so, the problem is either The gear box, alignment, shaft or prop. There are no other possibilities. The gear box is so simple...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By hangupndrive
Indy Canvas, Charleston, SC looking for good/bad experiences

I need a mainsail cover. Reasonable local rate for a custom cover is $450 ish. There are two on-line outfits. lee Sail Covers and Indy Canvas. Indy uses Sunbrella so I'll probably go with them. ...
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