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Search: Posts Made By: RichH
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By RichH
Re: minor damage to teak toe rail

Only way to do this to make the repair essentially 'invisible': scarf in a new piece of teak that is precisely formed so that the glue/epoxy joint lines are 'perfect' - takes time & patience and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,196
Posted By RichH
Re: How do you stretch your season in the northeast

Have you every sailed inside an enclosure in bright low angled sunlight with the clear panels covered with salt crystals deposited by spray; or, through/during the night with those panels covered...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,196
Posted By RichH
Re: How do you stretch your season in the northeast

All good suggestions so far.
Here's mine to help keep the boat warm at night when at anchor.

I have a stainless steel water tank, 100 gallons.
Before leaving my slip I recirculate the hot...
Forum: Diesel 4 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 382
Posted By RichH
Re: Perkins 4.108 making oil

Sure lift pumps break their diaphragms all the time ... easy test to evaluate. Pressurize the delivery line with an electric pump, shut off the tank valve then shut off the elect. pump .... watch...
Forum: Diesel 4 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 382
Posted By RichH
Re: Perkins 4.108 making oil

.... add to all the above: a cracked or leaking injector pump.

The leak could possible be internal to the injector pump and is either coming out through the 'rack' or through a crack on the...
Forum: Diesel 5 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By RichH
Re: Yanmar Fuel Injector Pop Test

Mack Boring apparently is no longer providing direct 'repair' services for injectors, injector pumps and the smaller transmissions, etc. All this work is now being handled by their distribution...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 11,140
Posted By RichH
Re: Florida is at it again

Simply because I really appreciate and thoroughly enjoy the neighborliness/friendliness of the 'low country' & ICW of the Carolinas, Georgia and North Florida ... and the 'Old Time' and Bluegrass...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 11,140
Posted By RichH
Re: Florida is at it again

Latest discussion topics as presented by the FWC at the recent 'meeting' at Vero Beach: http://myfwc.com/media/2847550/anchoring-public-meeting.pdf


Personally, when traveling to the Bahamas and...
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By RichH
Re: 'Whining' noise from engine when in forward gear

The KBW10 is a VERY robust transmission. However these old Kanzaki transmissions do not tolerate engine to shaft misalignment nor shifting lever misalignment. They also need to have their fluid...
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By RichH
Re: Oil change shedule

Most marine engines are installed at an angle to the horizontal plane.
Most boaters use a pump or vacuum means to remove the crankcase oil (through the dipstick tube), thus there is used dirty oil...
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By RichH
Re: Fuel filters: what's going on here?!?

Headquarters still located in Sweden but is Chinese owned. :rolleyes:

EXCLUSIVE - Boardroom tension mounts at China-owned Volvo - sources | Reuters...
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By RichH
Re: Fuel filters: what's going on here?!?

Volvo has not been a Swedish Company since 2010; and, is now owned by the Chinese firm of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co Ltd.
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By RichH
Re: Fuel filters: what's going on here?!?

These are probably made in China by Xingtai Shengkaiyuan Material Co a 'new' manufacturing (a private label / re-branding) firm attempting to penetrate the lucrative worldwide automotive filtration...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By RichH
Re: Cleaning gummed up piano hinges

The sure fire way to remove 'gunk' from varnish and oil thats binding up hinges and piano hinges is to remove them and soak in paint remover. If only dried and oxidized 'oil', then a soak in TSP...
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By RichH
Re: Fuel filters: what's going on here?!?

Could also possibly be the result of the fuel oil containing amounts of reclaimed 'biofuel' made from used cooking oils. The chemical responsible would be the contaminant - oleic acid, a well know...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By RichH
Re: Modern anchor galvanizing longevity ?

I use Petit 'Zinc Rich' Prop Coat Barnacle Barrier spray on my Spade anchor, especially the anchor 'tip', with decent results for the past 8-9 years. I also use it on the first ~20ft of my G40 chain...
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By RichH
Re: W18 dies out under load

If you didnt have such a problem before you changed, etc. the filters, then go back and 're-set' and check all the gaskets and O-rings on the filters. You most likely 'pinched' a gasket or Oring...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,249
Posted By RichH
Re: Repowering a Pearson 31

For got to mention re: winterizing any marine engine. Never ever drain and leave the block/manifold filled with nothing but air for long term lay-up. Doing so will GREATLY accelerate the internal...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,249
Posted By RichH
Re: Repowering a Pearson 31

Most marine engines are built with 'extra thick' castings (block, manifolds, etc.) to allow for the inevitable internal corrosion. Hint: most marine engines never 'wear out'; instead they 'rot away'...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By RichH
Re: Anchor Bridle Advice

Ive been using the standard chain hook on bridle system on a mono-hull for the past 15 years. To prevent the hook from disengaging from the chain I simply wrap the bridle lead a few times around the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By RichH
Re: Addressing rudder vibration

Aha! the keel is probably shedding vortexes and the formerly loose rudder allowed the amplification, probably the rudder also is/was shedding the same type of vortexes.
Such foil shapes will do...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By RichH
Re: Addressing rudder vibration

Kindly explain exactly what you mean by 'rudder vibration'.

The reason I ask is that Pearson used the quite common "NACA 63A010" type of foil shape profile for their keel and rudder shape. Such...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,799
Posted By RichH
Re: Ever had a MEDICAL EMERGENCY while at SEA?

Here's an example of a training system for laypersons - essentially EMT or First Responder courses for wilderness situations, including 'floating' wilderness courses: SOLO Wilderness Medicine - The...
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By RichH
Re: Vented siphon break

Yup, most probably the clear hose goes to a cockpit drain.
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By RichH
Re: Vented siphon break

Need some pics; otherwise, all you'll get is guesses and speculations without them. ;-)
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