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Search: Posts Made By: windtraveler
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-17-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,528
Posted By windtraveler
Wow. It's unfortunate when guests don't work...

Wow. It's unfortunate when guests don't work out. I published this article on (http://windtraveler.blogspot.com/2011/05/on-guests.html) our blog and I think it might be helpful for the future! ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-16-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,087
Posted By windtraveler
Hi there - I published this...

Hi there - I published this (http://windtraveler.blogspot.com/2011/05/on-guests.html) Top Ten Tips for Guests on our blog and it got A LOT of great comments and a LOT of feedback. It might be a good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-19-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,988
Posted By windtraveler
To clarify, two VALVES, not loops....one valve at...

To clarify, two VALVES, not loops....one valve at the top of the loop, one nearer the bilge pump itself...

Thanks!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-19-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,988
Posted By windtraveler
Okay, thanks everyone...does anyone see any issue...

Okay, thanks everyone...does anyone see any issue with putting two in...one at the top of the loop, and one where the original is (near the bilge) to prevent more backflow?

Thanks!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-19-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,988
Posted By windtraveler
Thanks Sailing dog, yes, the loop is high...

Thanks Sailing dog, yes, the loop is high enough...but what about the antispihon valve? Should that be somewhere specific? Right now it is about 3 feet above the bilge pump itself, and we are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-19-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,988
Posted By windtraveler
Bilge Pump siphoning water BACK into boat

Hey everyone - I have been poking around on and I cannot find a post that relates to exactly our issue, so I will post it here (I apologize in advance if there is already a discussion).

Here is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,802
Posted By windtraveler
Hey there! We don't have tons of teak on our...

Hey there! We don't have tons of teak on our boat, but we have enough. We did a lot of research and found a product called "Honey Teak" which we LOVE. It lasts much longer than varnish, is a UV...
Forum: Living Aboard 10-14-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,627
Posted By windtraveler
Hey everyone! thanks so much for the support -...

Hey everyone! thanks so much for the support - okay, now i'll try to address some of your points...
@ Boomer:
1) we are only in Buffalo NY right now, not going through the st. lawrence, but the...
Forum: Living Aboard 10-11-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,627
Posted By windtraveler
Thanks for the support all! We'd love to meet up...

Thanks for the support all! We'd love to meet up with any and all of you if we cross paths! Please keep in touch!
Forum: Living Aboard 10-11-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,627
Posted By windtraveler
We did it - We left the dock!

hey everyone! we did it - we actually left the dock on our around the world cruise! we left chicago sept. 28th and are in lake erie right now, getting ready to transit the erie barge canal!

the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-06-2010
Replies: 3,294
Views: 534,845
Posted By windtraveler
Currently, Great Lakes

Currently, Great Lakes
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-06-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,752
Posted By windtraveler
Young Chicago couple about to sail around the world!

Hi there!

We are not "new" members, but have not officially introduced ourselves! We are Scott(33) and Brittany Meyers (31) and we are leaving this September aboard our 1975 Hallberg Rassy...
Forum: Diesel 11-13-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 7,070
Posted By windtraveler
Thanks Stan - appreciate your feedback!! Can you...

Thanks Stan - appreciate your feedback!! Can you tell we have A LOT to do!? LOL. I'll be bummed to loose our 75 horses...our old engine pushed us to 7-8 knots which was nice! I will look into that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-13-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,947
Posted By windtraveler
Stan - thank you! I definitely hear you on the...

Stan - thank you! I definitely hear you on the 'feel' issue - that is for sure! No feel at our helm AT ALL.

So a nice, new hydraulic system could run trouble free for 10-15 years!? Really!? I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-13-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,947
Posted By windtraveler
Hydraulic or Cable Steering?

Hello sailor!

I own a 1975 35ft Hallberg-Rassy Rasmus that currently has an old Vetus hydraulic steering system. We have had a lot of problems with this system and have tried bleeding air, adding...
Forum: Diesel 11-13-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 7,070
Posted By windtraveler
Replacing our Volvo Penta Engine - Yanmar model?

Hello everyone,

We just removed our Four cylinder Volvo Penta marine diesel, model MD 21. 75 hp SAE from our 35ft Hallberg-Rassy Rasmus with the intention of rebuilding it before we begin our 2-3...
Forum: Diesel 11-13-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 10,258
Posted By windtraveler
We did the same thing...

We did the same this summer on our boat (wince) - our engine is a 75 gallon 35 yr old volvo penta and the attendant put about 5-7 gallons of gas into our tank...the engine coughed and sputtered a bit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 5,181
Posted By windtraveler
Thanks everyone!! Brak - happy to be in touch...

Thanks everyone!! Brak - happy to be in touch with another Rasmus owner - we are in love with the boat - it's fantastic!! Scottyt - that is exactly what we did (before I saw the post). The culprit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-10-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 5,181
Posted By windtraveler
Thanks guys - I really appreciate the input. ...

Thanks guys - I really appreciate the input. Sailingdog - the stuffing box is almost completely dry, just a drip every minute or so - no where near enough to justify this amount of water. We were...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-10-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 5,181
Posted By windtraveler
Leaking problem in Hallberg-Rassy Rasmus 35

Hi everyone - I am very new to this site (although have been viewing for a long time and benefitted tremendously from all the great info in here!) so I apologize in advance if I am posting in the...
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