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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-29-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,787
Posted By Outrageous
Re: Chainplate Replacement Reveals Something Interesting

That chart tells you that you need to use metals as close together in Nobility as possible in order to minimize galvanic corrosion between touching surfaces. I have had WAY too much experience...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   05-24-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 934
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Thanks for the "Thanks" button. Not sure I like...

I LIKE that it's back!!!

MedSailor
Forum: Racing   05-23-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 6,440
Posted By zz4gta
Re: dnf because of county police boat?

This is nothing more than abuse of power. I'd fight this tooth and nail.
Color regs do apply and the LEOs either don't know them (bad enough) or feel that they're above the law (even worse).
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-22-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 3,882
Posted By Omatako
Don't read this unless you have time . .

When I first started ocean sailing we had some great systems. We had things like sextants that could help to locate your position in the middle of nowhere. Monochrome radar could tell you if you were...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   05-21-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 934
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Thanks for the "Thanks" button. Not sure I like...

I guess we just have to go back to the old "+1"
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-21-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 3,647
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Runaway diesel

Run away on oil has happened to me once.
I put too much oil in while changing it (boat wasn't level while on the hard), then on my first time out decided to test throttle to max RPM. Frothed it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2013
Replies: 190
Views: 14,645
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: My Horror Story

Hell, even a grounding on the Ditch can sometimes be ruinous... This 42-footer was lost 3 months ago after running aground in the in the tricky section behind Ponce Inlet... In their effort to back...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2013
Replies: 190
Views: 14,645
Posted By Roger Long
Re: My Horror Story

For the sake of inexperienced sailors here, will you please top throwing around irresponsible platitudes about inlets.

The applicable extension of your analogy in this case would be walking across...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2013
Replies: 190
Views: 14,645
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: My Horror Story

In regards to your yanmar running away, I've seen happen a few times. The cause is generally due to the engine sucking in engine oil and combusting it as fuel. That's why the fuel shut off does not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2013
Replies: 190
Views: 14,645
Posted By bljones
Re: My Horror Story

Harborless, some of the things you have done don't make a whole lot of sense- like adding a fuel pump, and then pumping to build up pressure before starting. You don't need to do this.

if the...
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