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Search: Posts Made By: Waltthesalt
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 4,707
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Lifespan of a Diesel Engine

A big factor in reducing life is not running the diesel at power. Running for short periods and not letting it to get to temperature causes early failures.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-23-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,349
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: 3 hp outboard--how far

I got mine from yamaha thru an outboard shop, in about 2000, they installed it. got tired of hanging over the side and spilling gas. I'll hunt around for some info. Might try to google it
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-23-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,349
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: 3 hp outboard--how far

There's a kit to convert to a external plug-in tank.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Galvanic isolators

I made one from plans on-line. Not complicated, just mounting items in a plastic box and connecting wires. Had to mail order the diode bridges. Need to have a heat sink for them e.g. aluminium...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 862
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Electrical - I did a bad bad thing (alternator / regulator)

A more common cause of failure is a voltage transient from opening the alternator output while under load. If you accidentally turn off the load from the alternator while it's running, it's very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-19-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,885
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Major water ingress - best emergency device?

I found a split bicycle inner tube great to seal around the shaft. Used it when replacing packing and doing other shaft work waterborne.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-19-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 6,571
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Whats your best bit of kit??

Put in a a small folding workbench about 18in sq. Folds down on the bulkhead. Sholda done it a long time ago
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 1,920
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: very small batches of resin???

I mix in a graduated plastic cup I get at the hardware store. Just did some this weekend. It's about the size of a 8 oz plastic drinking cup and is graduated to less than an ounce. I'm using...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-14-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 11,592
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

I've found having checklists helpful pre-underway, securing for the nite, leaving the boat, heavy weather.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,896
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Suppose you ran around on a falling tide

If you can position the boat so it's heeling towards the shore. This reduces the possible flooding of water over the side when it comes back up.
Forum: Diesel 10-11-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Easy way to add temperature alarm?

The exhaust sensor is to detect loss of raw water injection into the exhaust. Without this the water lift muffler and other components will see exhaust temperatures and melt or otherwise fail. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-12-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,069
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: northill anchor

I have a folding Northill in the PNW, one of three I carry:
A Fortress FX 16 and a 10 KG Bruce anchors are mounted on the bow. The Bruce can be used with a shorter scope and digs in more quickly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Jet Class 14'

I raced a jet 14 as a teenager a long, long, time ago. Then they were molded plywood built by Sidnons and Sindle in New Jersey. It was a period International 14 hull with a Snipe rig. It had a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By Waltthesalt
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-03-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,405
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Wiring a Bilge Pump

ABYC standard is to crimp and not solder joints. As mentioned the issue is flexibility and corrosion. While a ratcheting crimper is the best a good quiality regular one will work. Just tug on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-30-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 3,202
Posted By Waltthesalt
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,151
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Powering hot water heater with dedicated 12v

I use an tankless propane heater. They're common for RVs and easy to install. Going from DC to AC etc etc seems to have a lot of complexity and efficiency loss. Takes a lot of watts to make heat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,938
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Mystery water in bilge in CAL-29

Water from aft would go into the deep bilge pocket so it's coming from forward. Water getting in thru the anchor chain cap would drain there. The forward water tank is next. check the hoses and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Dinghy for Day Sailing: Mom and young kids

I like an O'Day Daysailer, and more of the racing side Lightnings for family use. There are keel boats like the Bulls Eye and Doughdish which are essentially Herreshoff 12s designed as club boats...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-03-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: What comes first?

If you have a partner/spouse what they feel comfortable with is a starting point. This is easier if you've been renting or chartering a bit.
Make a cold hard estimate of how you will be using...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-01-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,416
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: standing rigging replacement

You can get all the tech details about rigging with books like Brian Toss's Rigger's Apprentice. Check out his website. I agree with giving your rigging to an outfit and have them copy it. Don't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-27-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 5,462
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Request for Comments: DIY Tether

The tethers the USCG crews use in the Columbia River bar are adjustable length.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,432
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Jacklines - where to run them?

I use a track on each side of the cabin top and a folding padeye for the foredeck. What I'm trying to do is to eliminate the line flex to ensure that I'm stopped before going over the side. I also...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-22-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,490
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Idea for safety, 120volt bildge pump

I keep a 120V sump pump connected to my shore power. It has a large capacity and for back-up and a leak that would exceed the capacity of the 12V pump. I test it periodically running water into the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2014
Replies: 137
Views: 10,777
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Smallest boat you can live with

I wanted standing headroom, my wife wanted an enclosed head. So our boat is 29ft. Had a 42ft ketch, cost waaaay too much for everything.
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