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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-14-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 5,704
Posted By Gramp34
Hmmm.... * Solid fiberglass hull * 34,000...

Hmmm....

* Solid fiberglass hull
* 34,000 lb displacement
* Low aspect ratio keel
* SA/D of 15.3
* Wineglass shaped hull sections
* Length to beam ratio of 3.54

Has someone hacked Jeff_H's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,493
Posted By Gramp34
White smoke means either unburned fuel or water. ...

White smoke means either unburned fuel or water. Unburned fuel can come from either a cold engine (thermostat not closing and allowing the engine to warm up properly) or compression in a cylinder...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-02-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 2,427
Posted By Gramp34
Is looking in Florida an option? A lot of boats...

Is looking in Florida an option? A lot of boats follow their owners there in retirement, and end up filling the back lots in boat yards. Sometimes owners are willing to take a low offer just to get...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-24-2010
Replies: 74
Views: 7,816
Posted By Gramp34
My guess is the fasteners for the toerail are...

My guess is the fasteners for the toerail are screwed into tapped holes in the aluminum backing bar under the flange.

If you want to take off the toerail for some reason, you don't need someone...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-22-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2,823
Posted By Gramp34
I've been looking at the same thing. The...

I've been looking at the same thing.

The anti-twist rope is available on-line (http://www.mauriprosailing.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=MPS&Category_Code=FACANTIT), but it's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-20-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By Gramp34
The solvent in VC17...

The solvent in VC17 (http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/pdfs/MSDS/Interlux/vc17m_blue.pdf) is Isopropyl alcohol (aka rubbing alcohol) and n-propyl alcohol. Since new VC17 will soften...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-16-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 7,336
Posted By Gramp34
I'd be careful specifying hard chrome for...

I'd be careful specifying hard chrome for winches. It doesn't provide particularly good corrosion protection to the base metal.

Hard chrome is what's used on the piston rods of hydraulic...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-10-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,876
Posted By Gramp34
It's a scam. The Google cache shows the text...

It's a scam.

The Google cache shows the text was copied from an older listing in Boat Trader magazine...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-09-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,876
Posted By Gramp34
If you read the eBay fine print, it's actually a...

If you read the eBay fine print, it's actually a legal obligation when placing a bid. A seller is not likely to go after you if you don't pay, but you can't guarantee that.



Defining...
Forum: Diesel   09-21-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 7,032
Posted By Gramp34
Look on the back of the container. There'll be a...

Look on the back of the container. There'll be a circle with the grade in the middle and the service designation around the top:

http://www.finalube.com/images/donut15w40.gif

Anything with a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-18-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 3,058
Posted By Gramp34
I've got a similar sized project going that I'll...

I've got a similar sized project going that I'll be looking to power in a few years. I'm looking hard at the Cummins B3.3M (http://www.tadiesels.com/cu-B3.3M.html), marinized by Trans Atlantic...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-16-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 4,023
Posted By Gramp34
To sell it in the EU you need to have it...

To sell it in the EU you need to have it certified to comply with the Recreational Craft Directive and obtain CE certification. There are companies that offer this service. It can be very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-03-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 3,328
Posted By Gramp34
For the keel lift, I think I'd look at an...

For the keel lift, I think I'd look at an electric ATV winch like the Warn RT 15...
Forum: Diesel   09-01-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 8,258
Posted By Gramp34
That's some sailboat with a pair of 8V-71s! ;) ...

That's some sailboat with a pair of 8V-71s! ;)

The short answer is the faster you go, the more fuel you burn per mile. The optimum cruising speed is a slow drift.

For diesels you can figure...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 4,457
Posted By Gramp34
Have a look at this thread...

Have a look at this thread (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/boat-review-purchase-forum/57274-i-have-budget-only-160k-spend-2.html#post516105) in the boatbuying forum. Jeff_H is providing great advice,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 4,457
Posted By Gramp34
A Rolls-Royce costs a lot more than a Ford Crown...

A Rolls-Royce costs a lot more than a Ford Crown Victoria. Both carry the same number of passengers, have similar performance (the Ford, at least, with the police interceptor engine), and are about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-22-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 4,457
Posted By Gramp34
If money is no object to you, yes, Hinckleys are...

If money is no object to you, yes, Hinckleys are fine boats and could be expected to hold their value well, as long as you have them professionally maintained.

The question is, is it the right...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-10-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 3,564
Posted By Gramp34
Dripless shaft logs are basically mechanical...

Dripless shaft logs are basically mechanical seals used in pumps. There`s one, the BERKELEY DRY-RUN Seal (http://www.bec2.net/pdf/BERKELEY%20Dry%20Run%20Product%20Launch%20020708_WEB.pdf), has an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-08-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 6,057
Posted By Gramp34
A couple things here. First, what they are...

A couple things here. First, what they are calling "Energy" should probably be watt-hours or Kw-hours, which is the right unit for energy.

Since it has a 1000 W heating element, and a power...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-22-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 4,497
Posted By Gramp34
Have a look at the 2006 Practical Sailor winch...

Have a look at the 2006 Practical Sailor winch test (http://www.nauquip.com/Practical%20Sailor%206-2006.pdf).

Tim
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-15-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 4,655
Posted By Gramp34
I picked up a Harbor Freight tubing roller...

I picked up a Harbor Freight tubing roller (http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=99736):

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/photos/99700-99799/99736.gif

It does a real...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-05-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 589
Posted By Gramp34
US sailing sells IMS certificates...

US sailing sells IMS certificates (http://www.ussailing.org/ims/Certs/) for $24 that give time allowances by heading and windspeed. If someone has had a San Juan 30 measured for an IMS certificate,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-03-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 5,649
Posted By Gramp34
There's been a BC liveaboard in the news lately...

There's been a BC liveaboard in the news lately (http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20090529/bc_jericho_swastika_090529/20090529/?hub=BritishColumbiaHome):
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-01-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,762
Posted By Gramp34
I looked at a boat a couple years ago advertised...

I looked at a boat a couple years ago advertised as having a rebuilt engine. What it turned out to be was an old engine that had been seized, but was unstuck by this owner without any new parts. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-16-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 7,051
Posted By Gramp34
I'm going to suggest modifying this statement a...

I'm going to suggest modifying this statement a little. It's not that high aspect ratio foils produce more lift (for a given amount of area), they create less induced drag. Here's a bit from North...
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