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Search: Posts Made By: jaschrumpf
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By jaschrumpf
A belated farewell to Sailnet

Some of you may have noticed my absence for a long while now (though I may flatter myself). At any event, I sold my Newport 28 back in the spring, to a nice family with a mooring in the Magothy, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-03-2012
Replies: 81
Views: 7,682
Posted By jaschrumpf
Re: Hurricane Sandy: How did you do?

It's interesting that the breach occurred right at where the bridge from the mainland comes over. I wonder if that's a coincidence, or if the pilings from the bridge somehow created a weak point in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2012
Replies: 81
Views: 7,682
Posted By jaschrumpf
Re: Hurricane Sandy: How did you do?

Wow. I guess the bridge blocked the wind a bit, considering its direction.

If I didn't know there was a storm I wouldn't have been able to tell from my boat. The cover for my compass blew into...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2012
Replies: 81
Views: 7,682
Posted By jaschrumpf
Re: Hurricane Sandy: How did you do?

I stayed in my slip at White Rocks in Pasadena, MD, with doubled lines and as much slack as I could put in them and still keep her between the pilings. After the storm the marina put out an email...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-28-2012
Replies: 71
Views: 5,898
Posted By jaschrumpf
Re: Will Hurricane Sandy Affect You?

I'm at White Rocks in Pasadena, MD. Winds are supposed to be out of the NE-NW for us with a 1-2 ft. surge in the Middle and Upper Chesapeake, as the NWS says. I moved my boat five years ago from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2012
Replies: 264
Views: 16,266
Posted By jaschrumpf
Re: Halloween Hurricane

Just for perspective, let's revisit the official NWS bulletin for Katrina. When I read this back in the day my blood ran cold:

000
WWUS74 KLIX 281550
NPWLIX

URGENT ó WEATHER MESSAGE...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-18-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 4,714
Posted By jaschrumpf
Re: Team Oracle Boat Capsizes

These international competitions in million-dollar boats with high tech gear bore me. What these races should do is put the teams in identical production boats, give 'em a day to get acquainted with...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-24-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,194
Posted By jaschrumpf
Let there be light(s)!

On Wednesday I got the wires tucked away in their channels, outlet installed, connections made, and main switches flipped to ON.

No sparks, smoke or explosions, just lovely green LEDs softly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By jaschrumpf
Re: Catalina Mainsail Traveler

I don't know about parts, but "Catalina Mainsail Traveler" sounds like a good name for a blues band.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-18-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,194
Posted By jaschrumpf
Re: Redoing shore power correctly

It's interesting that connecting the AC ground to the DC common bus is an ABYC requirement, yet Blue Sea doesn't mention or show it on the schematic.

Galvanic isolators are referred to as being...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-18-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,194
Posted By jaschrumpf
What the instructions from Blue Seas didn't say

Namely, any mention of grounding the main AC panel to the common DC ground, i.e., the engine block. The schematic clearly shows only the ground from the AC source and then the individual grounds...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,794
Posted By jaschrumpf
Re: Atomic 4 Shakes the Boat

Atomic 4s are some notoriously smooth-running engines. If you're getting vibration on that scale it's something else than the engine.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-16-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,194
Posted By jaschrumpf
Re: Redoing shore power correctly

In this case it would introduce one extra connection. I wouldn't use 14 awg wire, I'd use the 10 awg that I used for the main run. But it sure would be a lot easier to make the connection.

The...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-16-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,194
Posted By jaschrumpf
Re: Redoing shore power correctly

That's what I need: a pigtail. I can join the three grounds to a screw in the back of the junction box. Luckily I bought a nice big one (4" x 4" x 4"), so there's plenty of room inside.

Thanks...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-16-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,194
Posted By jaschrumpf
Re: Redoing shore power correctly

The real problem is the lack of space around the screw. I wish I'd taken a picture of the back side of the unit, but you can get an idea from the front side:
...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-15-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,194
Posted By jaschrumpf
Now this makes no sense

I'm installing the Blue Seas part 8077 Main breaker, with the "safety ground screw on panel back." I'm doing this because the run to the distribution panel is over ten feet, so I got a utility box...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-13-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,194
Posted By jaschrumpf
Haven't blow up yet!

Went to the boat this weekend and my Blue Sea main+6 panel wasn't in yet, so I picked up the main breaker to put in between the shore power plug and where the panel will be (it's about a 15 foot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-13-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,115
Posted By jaschrumpf
Re: About single handing!

I ran 5/8" lines on both sides of my slip between the outer pilings and the finger dock/main dock. Once you have those in place you've always got something to grab with the boathook. I also have a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-06-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,329
Posted By jaschrumpf
Re: Single burner Butane stove

But you can't drink the butane in a pinch.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-03-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,194
Posted By jaschrumpf
Re: Redoing shore power correctly

I was planning on using the crimped terminals with the marine wire. Good to see a validation of that idea.

Is the purpose of the stranded, tinned wire for flexibility (the stranding) and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-02-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,194
Posted By jaschrumpf
Re: Redoing shore power correctly

OK, so sum up the responses so far:

1) get the 6-switch panel with the MAIN and branch switches to get the proper 15A breakers on the runs.

2) don't sweat marine receptacles below deck

3)...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-02-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,194
Posted By jaschrumpf
Redoing shore power correctly

I'm finally getting around to redoing my shore power setup on my Newport 28; the PO had household 12/2 Romex going directly to a household GFCI outlet, which I imagine is less than optimal.

Let me...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-22-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By jaschrumpf
Re: taking kids out in summer

Your instructor recommends September because it's cooler and the winds are better. Wait for a day that's not too hot and has winds around 7-10 kt and voila -- September in July!
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-13-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,543
Posted By jaschrumpf
Re: Switching from close reach to beam reach on 20 knot winds

"Toward the boom to avoid doom."

(for preventing a accidental gybe when the foresail starts to backfill)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-12-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,556
Posted By jaschrumpf
Re: attack of the greenheads

Deep Woods Off always works for me. There's a "dry" version now that doesn't have the slightly greasy feel the regular does.
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