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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-20-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By Vasco
Re: Kiss Windgens

I tried to get one last year to replace one that lost a fight with lightning but John at Hotwire couldn't deliver for at least a month so I ended up with a D400. A bit more complicated to install...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-07-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By Vasco
Re: Force 10 Igniter issue

Have you checked the battery? Also the tiny wires leave a lot to be desired.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-21-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,011
Posted By Vasco
Re: in mast furling issue

When all the above advice fails get in your bosuns chair and go up to where it's jammed. Pull and tug until your fingers are bloody, use a plastic spatula to help get the sail out. You will have to...
Forum: Diesel   06-05-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,682
Posted By Vasco
Re: Yanmar 3GM30F

How's your fuel? 30,000 is a bit high for a 3GM30F :) maybe 3000.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-18-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,283
Posted By Vasco
Re: Securing Dinghy on Davits with Motor

Get four ratchet straps. Two vertical lift tight to davits, two athwartships to prevent side to side movement. There should be absolutely no play. I do it all the time with a 10'06" RIB with a 15...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-07-2014
Replies: 16
  Bahamas
Views: 1,582
Posted By Vasco
Re: Bahamas

Hole #3 in Georgetown,in the water. Slips or a mooring.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-31-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,607
Posted By Vasco
Re: Florida to Bimini tips?

If you intend cruising the Bahamas, i.e. going further than Bimini I would suggest bypassing Bimini and continuing on through the Great Bahama Bank and into the Tongue of the Ocean and the Berries or...
Forum: Diesel   11-24-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,402
Posted By Vasco
Re: Oil for Yanmar 3gm30f?

I always use a C rated oil for diesels ( C for compression ignition) rather than a S rated oil ( S for spark ignition).
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