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Search: Posts Made By: Deric
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By Deric
Re: Yanmar Fuel Injector Pop Test

update:
Reason for the delay in the injector pop test ----

Yanmar dealer figured out this past week that the reason why they couldn't pop test the injectors is because what they thought were...
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By Deric
Yanmar Fuel Injector Pop Test

Hello Folks,

I was looking to educate myself better regarding pop testing of fuel injectors.

I have a Yanmar GM20FV and sent the injectors to be pop tested at a nearby Yanmar dealer. They have...
Forum: Diesel 06-12-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 1,972
Posted By Deric
Cleaning my Yanmar injectors?

Update:
I learned this week that Macboring, NJ has closed down the fuel injector service shop. I wanted to have them service the injectors and they said that they don't work on them, even if one was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,712
Posted By Deric
I have a Herreshoff Cat Ketch with carbon fiber...

I have a Herreshoff Cat Ketch with carbon fiber masts and half wishbone booms. It is a 33 foot boat and 1 of 5 made by CKY, although there are dozens of the 31 footers.

GreatKetch
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-26-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,430
Posted By Deric
To Spartite or not to Spartite - that is the question?

I have Spartite on both masts of my cat ketch. It works great. Every year I unstep the masts for winter storage and then step them both in the spring. After four years, the Spartite sets the mast...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-13-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 7,649
Posted By Deric
Best way to soundproof engine compartment?

What about neoprene ? It is supposed to be oil resistant, water resistant; it's the same material scuba diving suits are made.


One can purchase sheets: various sizes and thickness.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 2,100
Posted By Deric
Paying for Document

Most people do not mind paying for service or products of value at an reasonable appropriate price -- open for judgement of course. Review any service or product for such judgement of your own...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-19-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 5,784
Posted By Deric
Angry at my surveyor....

The written word has always posed communication issues because of the interpretation of the author and that of the reader. This may explain the continuous ongoings in the court of law.

If I was in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-03-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By Deric
Deck Flood Light

I agree with Tom. The plastic ring that holds the lamp in place appears to be missing.

It may be difficult to get that part but once you know the exact model, see if you can get the part.

The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-21-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,171
Posted By Deric
Boat Cards: Pompous & Anal or A Good Idea?

Boat cards? Heh, a guy at our marina had real boat cards; all his cards were shaped like boats, and each one capable of floating on the surface of water.

On occasion, we took bets to see which...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 7,422
Posted By Deric
US Navy ship strikes reef because of incorrect charts

I was told a long time ago by fellow sailors after I had my first grounding, "You are not a real sailor until you had a grounding."

It happens to the best of us, no?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-17-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 1,551
Posted By Deric
Caution: AIS Apps

Just a side bar commentary - - The iPhone device is so prevalent with the slick marketing, it is easy to understand how society in general see this device as the modern Swiss army knife; the magic...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-14-2012
Replies: 122
Views: 9,287
Posted By Deric
Im buying a big boat! But i have never sailed

Little or no experience + sailboat + sailing time = additional gained experience.

I believe the thought of this thread is for one to acquire experience safely; hence, the many recommendations of...
Forum: Electronics 10-11-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,891
Posted By Deric
Experience with Garmin GMI 10 and related NMEA 2000 sensors?

Regarding the blade replacement on the Garmin windvane: it popped off during installation because it was bumped. The metal clip in the blade that attaches to the stem fell out.

Garmin immediately...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-11-2012
Replies: 122
Views: 9,287
Posted By Deric
Im buying a big boat! But i have never sailed

I love ideals that value freedom, free speech, and collaboration; this thread is a wonderful example.

OP indicated a desire to spend his money, his time, and his desire to sail. He asked for...
Forum: Electronics 10-02-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,891
Posted By Deric
Experience with Garmin GMI 10 and related NMEA 2000 sensors?

I have the Garmin display and the triducer. Works great. Easy to read and configure. I plan to add a second GMI. I had to replace the windvane blade; excellent customer service.

Fair winds,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-26-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 21,730
Posted By Deric
Ketch vs Sloop?

I enjoyed reading this thread. I would like to add another variable: the free standing mast cat ketch.

I find the free standing mast cat ketch to be very easy for the solo sailor.

No winches,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,276
Posted By Deric
Add Content

Add Content
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-09-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 3,612
Posted By Deric
Cruising/sailing with musical instruments... ?

Well, I guess I'll have to forget about my 4 valve contra tuba. I spent all winter making a harness so I can strap the instrument into the dingy. Also had the bell made so it screws on and off to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-29-2012
Replies: 156
Views: 11,541
Posted By Deric
One aspect of our (this) online community is...

One aspect of our (this) online community is someone can ask for advice and ideas and it won't be long before such advice and ideas are posted.

The task for any person who places a post is to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-25-2012
Replies: 156
Views: 11,541
Posted By Deric
A sailor I know at a marina was just telling...

A sailor I know at a marina was just telling everyone how he doesn't feel safe sailing with his wife -- when his girlfriend is on board the boat with him. All-righty then.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-21-2012
Replies: 151
Views: 11,570
Posted By Deric
Well, when the captain thought "abandon ship," he...

Well, when the captain thought "abandon ship," he meant it - for himself.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-17-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,198
Posted By Deric
Brad, Thank you for your offer. I have all my...

Brad,
Thank you for your offer. I have all my lenses now though. One advice I submit is to select your color of tint by number -- for all your lenses. Everyone may have dark gray, but the variation...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-16-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,198
Posted By Deric
Hello Mates. I visited Great Lakes Plastics...

Hello Mates.

I visited Great Lakes Plastics located 2.5 hours driving by car from my marina. While I was onsite, they took measurements of old pieces I had, showed me the color tint of gray they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-16-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 8,437
Posted By Deric
Happy New Year 2012: One year later since my...

Happy New Year 2012:

One year later since my last post. The carbon fiber masts on my boat are still working. The CF mast are 34 years of age.

Looking forward to new sailing season.
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