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Search: Posts Made By: jrd22
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By jrd22
Re: Fisheries Supply in Seattle, WA

I've done business for years (decades?) with Fisheries, never had anything but good experiences. I mostly just order over the phone on my account (commercial) and have stuff shipped so really can't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,739
Posted By jrd22
Re: How frequently Do You Change Your Raw Water Impeller?

No puller (yet). I use right angle needle nose pliers and a block of wood against the flange for leverage.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,739
Posted By jrd22
Re: How frequently Do You Change Your Raw Water Impeller?

If you are going to the trouble of inspecting it (or even if you don't inspect and you just worry about it), why not just replace it, it's easy and cheap? An ounce of prevention...
Forum: Electrical Systems 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,030
Posted By jrd22
Re: Radar - what to look for

I've had several Furuno radars and currently have one older Furuno 4kw unit and a new 4kw Garmin HD (on different boats). The Garmin is displayed on a 6212 display and is fairly easy to set up and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,763
Posted By jrd22
Re: Your Favorite U.S. Coastline

Other, which means PNW & BC. The competition is hardly worth mentioning :-))
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,323
Posted By jrd22
Re: Protecting Tools

Spray all of them down with Boeshield once a year and you won't have any rust, corrosion, etc. I just keep them in a canvas bag with no problems (other than tape measures, they are a problem). ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 580
Views: 38,143
Posted By jrd22
Re: I hate boats...

I suggested the raw water pump seal but Med said there was a gap on the shaft between the pump and the seal to the block so any sea water would leak out the back of the pump before it got in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-16-2014
Replies: 580
Views: 38,143
Posted By jrd22
Re: I hate boats...

Med- not familiar with your engine so this may not apply but some raw water pumps are gear driven and the seal can fail on the engine side and allow water in. Just a thought, but yours is probably...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-05-2014
Replies: 580
Views: 38,143
Posted By jrd22
Re: I hate boats...

Sorry to hear of the engine problems Med. I'm guessing that the oil cooler(s) came apart internally due to vibration during the trip and when you ran it for a few minutes it pumped sea water into...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-03-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,974
Posted By jrd22
Re: Cabin comfort when motoring

If I didn't have a pilothouse with excellent visibility from the salon I would definitely have a full cockpit enclosure so I wouldn't be stuck in the cockpit with my soggy foulies on by myself. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-10-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By jrd22
Re: Furuno 1715 Radar Anyone?

You'll be very happy with the 1715. It's a great, reliable unit.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 936
Posted By jrd22
Re: Ho-hum... sorry, another fabulous (dry) summer in BC...

Great pics Ron! Wish we'd made it up there, thanks for the reminders of all the great places to go.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2014
Replies: 156
Views: 8,270
Posted By jrd22
Re: Give AIS a rest

"Make your adjustment as early as possible and then maintain course and speed. Be predictable." Yep.
A sailboat was run over here not long ago by a Washington State Ferry. The sailboat wasn't...
Forum: Diesel 08-06-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,081
Posted By jrd22
Re: Volvo Engines

If/when we re-power it won't be with a new Volvo, but in general I think the negative reputation of the older engines is undeserved. Consider the fact that there are thousands of older Volvos still...
Forum: Chartering 07-24-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,862
Posted By jrd22
Re: What license should I pursue?

You don't "need" to have time on a 50t boat to get your license, they will just adjust your tonnage based on what you have time on. I just had time (self documented) on our 34' and smaller sailboats...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-24-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By jrd22
Re: Alaska - Canada Inside Passage suggestions?

I haven't done it (yet) in the sailboat, just a fishing boat, and we didn't stop to anchor so I can't make any recommendations north of the Broughtons. Not sure where you anchor in Granville Ch. and...
Forum: herSailNet 07-24-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,058
Posted By jrd22
Re: be nice to female captains "or else"

Having a bad day Denise?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-23-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 2,437
Posted By jrd22
Re: Solo Climbing the Mast- Block and Tackle

Multi- see zz's and goats posts about using ascenders and a gri gri (and a comfortable big wall harness). Takes some work to get up there but this is a good way to do it.
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 07-13-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By jrd22
Re: Lund Harbour and a short sail.

No worries Larry, Lund is worth a second look:-))
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,018
Posted By jrd22
Re: Hydraulic steering for sailboat

I think the reference to "slow" might be that most hydraulic helm pumps require 5 full turns lock to lock vs. mechanical steering norm of 2.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,018
Posted By jrd22
Re: Hydraulic steering for sailboat

As Jack said there is almost no feedback with hydraulic steering. The plus is that there are no cables/chains to route which makes installation relatively easy and installation of a below deck...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,866
Posted By jrd22
Re: Hunter loses rudder

According to the owner, Hunter experimented with the tube fiberglass rudder shaft but has changed to some type of solid shaft. The new rudder they installed is not the fiberglass tube like the one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,866
Posted By jrd22
Hunter loses rudder

My brother and I helped a sailboat come into the little marina here on the island a couple of days ago and noticing that the boat was from Portland, OR. I asked when they made the trip up the coast...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 06-26-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By jrd22
Re: Is my boat designed to use both headsails or one at at time?

Med- Our cutter rigged sloop is set up with twin furlers up front. We leave the staysail rigged all the time and use it fairly often. I've found that when going to weather and tacking frequently it...
Forum: Electronics 06-24-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By jrd22
Re: Color radar? What's that?

You don't need radar, you have a sauna :-))

I'm no authority, but I think all color radar gives you is something other than a black background with green targets. At least that's all my Garmin...
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