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Search: Posts Made By: erps
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 4 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,075
Posted By erps
Re: Aluminum Hulls for Cruising Boats

If I had a ton of money and didn't care how long I had to make my boat last, I might go with an aluminum boat. They have the ability to survive some serious boo-boos. But, if I planned on keeping...
Forum: Electrical Systems 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 862
Posted By erps
Re: Possible Ground Problem, and Rewiring

You'll find the problem. Usually when all you get is click click when you turn the key it's the solenoid, but the strange voltage readings make it a little more complicate. The engine voltage...
Forum: Electrical Systems 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 862
Posted By erps
Re: Possible Ground Problem, and Rewiring

Bad grounds cause some very interesting problems. I remember working on a big rig truck working with a test light. I had power going through the firewall from the engine compartment but my tester...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 150
Views: 30,302
Posted By erps
Re: DIY - discussion on building a DIY hookah diving compressor

Which is nitrogen absorbtion under pressure and the subsequent nitrogen being released into the blood stream while ascending. How much nitrogen absorbtion is there while breathing compressed air in...
Forum: Orphan Brands 09-03-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 13,798
Posted By erps
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

Yes, DeKleer specifically spoke about his chainplate installation on some of the boats he laid up.

Yes, I know what you mean, although I know several people that call all angled metal "angle iron"...
Forum: Orphan Brands 09-02-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 13,798
Posted By erps
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

I don't know when DeKleer quit building boats. The mold went to Spencer Yachts and they were still building them six years ago when I first learned about the boats

When I asked DeKleer about the...
Forum: Orphan Brands 08-29-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 13,798
Posted By erps
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

The hull is solid and they were laid up thick by today's standards. The deck is cored with balsa in some areas, solid in others.



I've been on three Frasers now and they've all be keel stepped...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 08-20-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By erps
Re: Why no activity?

Nikko is hauled out in La Conner for a while. Bottom paint, a buff & wax, maybe a SSB radio installation and a transmission repair. Hope to be back in the water after labor day. The currents you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By erps
Re: Fouled Fuel Tank

I should have been more clear, I used a hand pump to remove the fuel and the shop vac to remove the hot soapy water. The hand pump wasn't tiring like it can be pumping thicker motor oil. I removed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By erps
Re: Fouled Fuel Tank

I recently went through this with our boat. In our case, the 1.5 inch fuel filler fittings were accessible on top of the tank. When I removed the hose and fittings, I could pump out almost all the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,408
Posted By erps
Re: Wanted: Volve Penta MS or MSB reverse reduction gear assy

Looking for an Volvo MS Reverse gear again. Reverse cone clutch went out on mine.
Forum: Electronics 08-16-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By erps
Re: Installing SSB

If getting wet wasn't a factor, should the tuner be mounted outside close to the backstay? The advice I read said there was considerable loss in the short distance from the tuner inside while making...
Forum: Electronics 08-16-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By erps
Re: Installing SSB

I read somewhere that if the auto tuner can be installed outside, that makes for a better installation, but then you're getting further away from the ground portion of the antenna. All this radio...
Forum: Orphan Brands 08-14-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 13,798
Posted By erps
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

Saw this Fraser 41 leaving Pt. Roberts a couple days ago:
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t46/sv_nikko/IMG_2616.jpg (http://s157.photobucket.com/user/sv_nikko/media/IMG_2616.jpg.html)

Then...
Forum: Diesel 08-11-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By erps
Re: Clogged fuel filter woes - advice

I learned the lesson about keeping your tanks full during the winter the hard way this spring. Nikko carries 100 gallons of diesel in two tanks. We ran one tank down to where we believed it had...
Forum: Orphan Brands 08-09-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 13,798
Posted By erps
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

Elsie and he are in the white pages, Langley B.C.
Forum: Orphan Brands 08-08-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 13,798
Posted By erps
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

We were in Garden Bay last month and saw the Fraser at the entrance to Gun Boat Bay, but we didn't go over this year to see if there was still a for sale sign on it. Aire DeKleer's boat, Omega is...
Forum: Diesel 08-05-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 996
Posted By erps
Re: Volvo Engines

We have an old Volvo engine in our boat. It's worn out with a little over 3000 hours on it. Parts are expensive and some of them are hard to come by. We're going to do a repower and it won't be...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-04-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,811
Posted By erps
Re: Elevator method of COB recovery mixed results

I've brought folks back on board a small craft an onto the swim step of our work boat by rolling them onto the boat with two lines. Bring the body along side. Secure two lines to the boat. Run the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-09-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By erps
Re: Can batteries be wired in series AND parallel?

It's been a long time since I worked on trucks, but the switch was a single solenoid switch that activated when the starter was activated. It supplied 24 volts to the starter. What I don't remember...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By erps
Re: Can batteries be wired in series AND parallel?

Highway trucks have a series parallel switch on them to run their 24 volt starters momentarily off a 12 volt system.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-06-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1,929
Posted By erps
Re: Sudden inability to sail upwind

That would be my guess too.
Forum: Diesel 06-28-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By erps
Re: Compression release lever

Do you have a manual for the motor?

If not and it weas me, I'd pull the lever up slowly while the motor was running to see if I could tell when the linkage was bouncing against the valve springs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-17-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By erps
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-11-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,523
Posted By erps
Re: Thoughts on SPOT and inReach?

So we should be getting our InReach any day now. I was looking at the SPOT plans and reading some of the reviews when one of the folks commenting on SPOT said he dumped his and went with InReach. ...
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