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Search: Posts Made By: jrd22
Forum: Weather 12-19-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By jrd22
Neat wind/weather site

https://www.windyty.com/?surface,wind,now,42.682,-155.479,4

Zoom, scroll, click for detailed forecast, etc. Fun site.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-18-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By jrd22
Re: Rolly Tasker Sails, Florida

Lots of threads on this subject.
I've bought two sails from them, rf staysail and a rf genoa, both are excellent (offshore). A lot of people are scared off by the low prices and feel that having...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-05-2014
Replies: 610
Views: 47,317
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: Introduce Yourself 03-19-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 555
Posted By jrd22
Re: New to this site from Port Moody British Columbia

Welcome to SN, always nice to have another BC sailor on the forum.
Forum: Electronics 03-10-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By jrd22
Re: NAV/RADAR Monitor Size

For a dedicated radar display 5X6" is plenty big even with old eyes (I should know:-)). I have a 12" display on our fishing boat, radar overlay, etc and I don't find it any more accurate or readable...
Forum: Diesel 02-14-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,184
Posted By jrd22
Re: To Rebuild or not to Rebuild that is the question

You should always replace the thermostat(s) after overheating an engine, at a minimum. You should also change the raw water impeller if it was starved for water and if it is missing pieces you need...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-18-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By jrd22
Re: Replacing Pedestal Guard on older Whitlock Pedestal

I did what you are talking about, changed the guard from 12.5" to a new one that is 12". I couldn't find any parts (1988 boat) so I built my own new top plate out of aluminum. I used bronze...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-14-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 3,352
Posted By jrd22
Re: Washington State - Sailing? Living?

Alex's post generally sums it up. I'll add my two cents worth. I've lived here since 1953 (not a native, I was two at the time). Western WA isn't for everyone, you can get wet spells that last 90...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 11-20-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,257
Posted By jrd22
Re: New WA state insurance law??

I haven't heard anything about it Ron, and I just recently (2 weeks) renewed insurance on one boat and took out a new policy on another.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-13-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By jrd22
Re: Buying a Canuck...?

We just bought a power boat in Canada and brought it into the states. It was a piece of cake, but you need to make sure the broker fills out the proper paperwork. There is a requirement regarding...
Forum: Diesel 08-10-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,510
Posted By jrd22
Re: Raw water strainer

The problem with not having a strainer is that it will work perfectly until you need the engine in a critical situation. One glob of sea grass blocking your heat exchanger and the engine overheating...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 06-04-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,422
Posted By jrd22
Re: Friday Harbor to Shilshole Marina...wifi?

N&N- I see they are calling for some south winds later in the week. Keep an eye on the forecast, and winds at Smith Is. prior to departure. 20 kts against the flood wouldn't be fun, 10 kts no...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 06-04-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,422
Posted By jrd22
Re: Friday Harbor to Shilshole Marina...wifi?

With this weather and the currents I'd just shoot out Cattle Pass on the ebb and head for Pt. Townsend. If you time it right you can pick up the flood and be in PT easily in a day and there is great...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 12-01-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By jrd22
Re: Princess Louisa Inlet - lots of motoring?

We usually have wind going both ways...directly on the nose, and having a date with slack current going in doesn't give you much spare time for tacking:-(( Faster's comments and advice is spot on.
...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-30-2008
Replies: 495
Views: 80,253
Posted By jrd22
This may seem strange but I learned a lot about...

This may seem strange but I learned a lot about heavy weather sailing on a fishing trip aboard a 40' commercial charter fishing boat. We set out into the Pacific about 2am across the Gray's Hbr bar...
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