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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 624
Views: 47,192
Posted By seaner97
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

[QUOTE=smackdaddy;2893042]They are in a fantastic school. Their mom was a teacher there before the accident - so they now have 100 moms that take great care of them. I won't pull them out of that....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,066
Views: 393,541
Posted By seaner97
Bummer. As much as I disagree with you about the...

Bummer. As much as I disagree with you about the newer is better stuff, I'd never wish engine trouble on anyone. Hope you get her fixed fast (and at a reasonable price). And at least the kids got...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 624
Views: 47,192
Posted By casey1999
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Sounds like the engine was done before it started making all the racket, due to damaged bearings, from mis-alignment. Sometimes it is best to run a piece of equipment until it breaks, then you know...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 624
Views: 47,192
Posted By RTB
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

That's a pretty aggressive itinerary. I hope it works out the way you plan, Steve.

I just read your blog, and noticed (in the video) the filter those guys installed. It looks like a Racor 200...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2015
Replies: 624
Views: 47,192
Posted By Capt Len
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Before you pull the engine can you check the shaft alignment and turn the shaft by hand while disconnected to see if you can detect a wobble..A one inch shaft (yours is??)is amazingly flexible...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-12-2015
Replies: 624
Views: 47,192
Posted By RTB
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Unless you plan to use headsets, work out simple hand signals for forward, neutral, and reverse. It beats yelling over engine noise, and should keep things calm at the helm and foredeck. Good luck....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-12-2015
Replies: 624
Views: 47,192
Posted By MedSailor
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Where you're anchoring it's usually shallow right? That means you'll only be pulling up at one time, as much chain as the depth of the water. So, if it's 20ft deep for example, and you have 200ft...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-12-2015
Replies: 624
Views: 47,192
Posted By RTB
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

We've got 100' chain plus another 100' nylon. Also, a 30' snubber. In a blow, I'll have 10:1 scope out. So, first off you need to choose your spot to drop that Mantus, making sure you have swing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-11-2015
Replies: 624
Views: 47,192
Posted By MedSailor
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

You didn't ask me, but I'll give you my 2c. There are a lot of things that can be used and can be important in anchoring, but the BASIC IMPORTANT STUFF is this:

1. Use lots of scope. Err on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-05-2015
Replies: 624
Views: 47,192
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

For most small AUX diesels I recommend 250A - 300A+ fuses to avoid nuisance trips.

Keep in mind that adding a fuse is already above and beyond what you had, which was NOTHING. Even if slightly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-04-2015
Replies: 624
Views: 47,192
Posted By IStream
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Tripping is a function of both time and current, and varies with fuse style. For example, a 175A ANL Blue Sea fuse can tolerate 500+A for a full second without blowing (see the chart here:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-04-2015
Replies: 624
Views: 47,192
Posted By Solar54
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Hey Smack,
Your battery box is looking great. If possible I would try to size the fuses to the gauge of wire, even if it is temporary. Hopefully your fuse holders can hold a bigger fuse at a later...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2015
Replies: 624
Views: 47,192
Posted By IStream
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Yes. You always want the fuse to be the weakest link in the circuit. If you put too big a fuse in, the 4 gauge wire will be the weakest link. Once you replace the 4 gauge with 2 gauge, you can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-31-2015
Replies: 624
Views: 47,192
Posted By hellsop
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

It does look a heck of a lot neater.
Forum: Apps & Authors   05-26-2015
Replies: 262
Views: 12,699
Posted By RTB
Re: Waterway Guide Beats Active Captain

That looks a bit longer to me. Maybe you see something I don't? We stop at Morgan City, then on to Houma. That's only a 38 mile run. Houma is a neat stop, BTW. Even if, last time there, a barge...
Forum: Apps & Authors   05-25-2015
Replies: 262
Views: 12,699
Posted By RTB
Re: Waterway Guide Beats Active Captain

Yep, outside from Pensacola to Panama City because of bridge clearance.

We didn't use the Avoca cut-off. I never looked at that option.

If you are doing the ICW from Galveston, and didn't...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-03-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 2,676
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Exclamation This PFD could have killed me!

Starting the new season, I thought it would be a good idea to test the inflatable PFDs. So, I took them home and inflated them through the oral inflator.

Big 'Oh shite' moment: One of them, the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-03-2015
Replies: 624
Views: 47,192
Posted By RTB
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

I'm terrible at explaining stuff. I guess you've already read this? - Installing A Battery Monitor Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-25-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By svzephyr44
Smile Life Raft Renewal - maintenance

Ever wonder what is inside the box? Or what it will cost to get all those expired flares, food, water, etc. replaced and a new certificate issued? I have posted my bill from Vane Brothers on my blog....
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   04-17-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,597
Posted By btrayfors
Re: s/v Seaquel Rescue.

Following is from Sally aboard Seaquel, anchored this morning off Boqueron PR. It explains the emergency and the head injury, as well as the trip to PR afterwards.

Dear Friends,
The short...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-10-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 4,671
Posted By RichH
Re: Dyneema (or similar) jacklines

An in-depth response, including apparent state-of-the-art 'philosophies'.

Actually the trend in ISAF, etc. seems to be indicating just the opposite in that the inherent strength recommendations of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2015
Replies: 624
Views: 47,192
Posted By RTB
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Hey Steve - It's good to see you making progress. It is a good feeling to finish a DIY project. You saved a few bucks, plus I believe the old saying...."If you want something done right, do it...
Forum: Beneteau   04-02-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 10,641
Posted By Fleur de Mer
Re: Beneteau Halts Production?

Lessons Learned
Since posting on this site, Iíve received a number of private emails from potential buyers from diverse locations who unfortunately have had or are experiencing many of the same...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-29-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 36,852
Posted By bljones
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Sail well, and sail long, compadre.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 36,852
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Steve, I went through the same thing one year ago. The pain never goes away but you will learn how to handle it. Hang on to your kids, they will be your greatest source of strength.
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