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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 930
Posted By RichH
Re: looking for help on where to set my jib block

Excellent post by JeffH .... as per usual.


Here's a very precise (detailed) means of accurately setting the fairlead (jib block) position that requires correctly setting/trimming the MAINSAIL...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,133
Posted By RichH
Re: Engine Compartment Fire Extinguisher

Thermax temperature indication measurement level strips, one way color change, supply chain process integrity (http://www.tempil.com/products/thermax/6-level-strips/)
.... or do websearch or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By RichH
Re: Asym sizing

Your J is ~19ft.
Your I is 58.ft
A proper Asymm for the P53 will be in the 'range' of 160-170% LP =
= 19 x 58 x (.75) x 1.65 = approx. 1360 sq. ft.


An average sloop 45'er
J= 16'
I = 45...
Forum: Diesel   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 923
Posted By RichH
Re: Should I dump my fuel?

Professional fuel polishers who do not clean the tank walls FIRST, are snake oil salesmen.

As one very deeply involved and highly experienced in filtration engineering: ....
Remove/drain the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By RichH
Re: Boom Brake Setup

I dont think you 'really' need a rope clutch to set tension in a boom brake, although a rope clutch is indeed 'handy'.
Just about every boat made has a horned cleat somewhere near the stern quarter...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By RichH
Re: painting rudder on 23' -er

If there is no developed 'blistering' and youre berthed in fresh water, I would suggest VC17 as the paint of choice for fresh water dockage.

Most paints if not specifically formulated for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By RichH
Re: Best I-Phone App

For the iPhone/iPad, the best real time app for approaching weather is MyRadar and use of its (internet connected) radar function....
Forum: Diesel   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 667
Posted By RichH
Re: fuel tank leaking...

The problem with large bladders is they have no possibility of containing internal baffles. Without baffles the fluid is always subject to be impacting the walls, etc. when not restrained by the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By RichH
Re: Should I replace the headstay?

Good advice from Ron, as always.

Here how to prevent 'halyard wrap' on a furler: ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-16-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,330
Posted By RichH
Re: Painting Deck & Topside using Spray Machine

Warning Will Robinson, Warning Will Robinson .... many/most boat 'topside' paints should NOT be sprayed - for some serious 'health' reasons.

Most of those paints that have an acrylic co-polymer...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-14-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By RichH
Re: Water Tank Storage Options

The same 'recipes' for chlorine would apply whether on the hard or on the water.

For plastic or stainless steel tanks.
1-2 parts per million of chlorine concentration in the water. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-11-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 6,281
Posted By RichH
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

There are probably hundreds of abandoned / unused smaller racing class dinghies available near most sailing venues. These are usually available through 'word of mouth'.
A Laser or Super Laser,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-10-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 994
Posted By RichH
Re: Question About Accidental Gybes

To answer your original question ... most will use a boom brake or boom preventer. Such will stop the DAMAGE that would occur during an uncontrolled gybe ... the boom being held fast will not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-10-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 2,874
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   04-01-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 2,874
Posted By RichH
Re: Dyneema (or similar) jacklines

(As one involved high angle mountain rescue and who once did a lot of dynamic structural engineering) I disagree with MOST of what has been previously posted !!!!!!!

If youve ever watched (or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-31-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,958
Posted By RichH
Re: Single handed docking...

If you practice enough and plan so that your technique in calm water is 'supreme', you will have a higher chance of success in docking or entering a slip (without injury or mishap) when its blowing...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-30-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,422
Posted By RichH
Re: Running one sail

I completely agree with Jon about flying an A-spinn by itself, especially when in light air, and even in low-moderate conditions.
Often times in the super-lights and forced DDW (or when damn...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-27-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,428
Posted By RichH
Re: Lashing lifelines

Use the following (also) for tying off lifelines: http://www.colligomarine.com/docs/misc/lashing_line_tie_ver_1_1.pdf
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,373
Posted By RichH
Re: cleaning out water tanks

Best is to partly (half?) fill the tank with water, add the 80 oz., then complete the fill ... such will 'wash' any 'straight' clorox into the tank and off of hoses, etc. 100% clorox on stainless...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,373
Posted By RichH
Re: cleaning out water tanks

Mike
For a 200 gallon tank, the standard shock sanitization schedule using laundry grade (5%) Clorox would be ~80 ounces of Clorox per 200 gallons. Then a soak for one hour ... 2 hours Max. This...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-22-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By RichH
Re: Hot water plumbing - the hose

Most 'polymer' water lines have a maximum limit of 170°-180°F, at which temperature the 'polymer' begins to soften. This includes PE, UHMWPE, etc.

PEX and CPVC can be used to a max. of ~200°F ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-16-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By RichH
Re: Looking for any ideas ( Diesel smell & wood )

Detergents mixed with HOT water will eventually 'emulsify' the oil. Dawn is a good one and wont weaken the wood cells nor the cellulose.

FWIW - Hot water soaks on veneer is veneer-no-more.
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-09-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,001
Posted By RichH
Re: Mainsail twist & traveller position

If the sail is woven dacron, and its reasonably new .... the amount of twist that the sailmaker designed into the sail will be appropriate for beating with the traveller set ON the centerline for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-09-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By RichH
Re: halyard corrosion

Good idea. ..... and then occasionally spray on "Boeshield™" to retard the subsequent corrosion in the 'terminals', etc.
Boeshield T-9 Lubricant...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-09-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By RichH
Re: halyard corrosion

If your wire-tope halyards arent showing broken strands (meat hooks) AND you attach the halyard with BALL CLEATS (a series of small balls that are pressed/swaged onto the wire and which attach to the...
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