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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-17-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 2,328
Posted By gnorbury
Shroud Tension

The problem with that approach is shock loading of the wire during the gusts/lulls. Riggers I''ve discussed this with all seem to agree that shock loading is bad for the overall life of the rig and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-17-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 1,176
Posted By gnorbury
gonna get screwed i bet

I think you already know the answer... walk away!

Assuming the "owner" really is entitled to sell the poor boat, you''ve going to need to be spending big $$$ and lots of time to make her seaworthy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-15-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 2,328
Posted By gnorbury
Shroud Tension

Generally the cap shrouds will be the tightest, followed by the forward lowers and finally the aft lowers. The objective with rig tuning is to pre-stretch the wire so you don''t have excessive flop...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-30-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,248
Posted By gnorbury
getting a little head

Avoid flexible bladder-style holding tanks. They are too odor permeable and will stink in a very short time.

Graham
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-15-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 2,985
Posted By gnorbury
aluminum water tank

Are you sure its the tank causing the odour problem?

IMHO the most likely source is your plumbing. I had to rip out all my old "clear" flexible hose because it''d turned black from fungal growth...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-15-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 987
Posted By gnorbury
Lightning Protection

You really don''t want to use the shrouds as part of the grounding system.

Stainless conducts electricity, but not as well as an aluminum mast. In the event of a strike you likely suffer shroud...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-15-2002
Replies: 10
Views: 4,841
Posted By gnorbury
Autopilot AH800

The current seatalk plugs are easily recognised since they are slightly curved, not exactly rectangular. Is this port marked in any way?

If the plug fits...

Graham
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-11-2002
Replies: 39
Views: 5,333
Posted By gnorbury
Internet Connections

Concerning Iridium/Globalstar, I would have to say that "fast" is a relative concept. Yes, these devices are faster than an SSB (@240bps), but I really wouldn''t consider 9600 bps fast enough for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-11-2002
Replies: 10
Views: 4,841
Posted By gnorbury
Autopilot AH800

What vintage? Most of the older Autohelm gear predates seatalk, although it was actually Autohelm who invented the protocol (prior to aquisition by Raytheon).

Some of the pilots (e.g. AH6000) had...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-03-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 2,084
Posted By gnorbury
Cutlass bearing

When my cutlass bearing wore out it was accompanied by significant vibrations (felt throughout the hull) at higher rpm ranges. In total there was probably 3/32" play between the shaft and bearing.
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-22-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 2,450
Posted By gnorbury
creative financing a boat

zchill,

There are two main problems with non-citizens financing boats:

- unless you have permanent resident status you can pretty much forget it.

- even if you do find a bank willing deal,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-12-2002
Replies: 329
Views: 44,454
Posted By gnorbury
Celestial Navigation? Forget it!

On a very recent Saturday morning (Memorial Day weekend I think), both of my onboard GPS units refused fix because they had 0% signal strength for ALL satellites.

Since I''ve never seen this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-11-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 2,109
Posted By gnorbury
Lifeline Netting

Where does one obtain lifeline netting anyway?

Graham
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-06-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 2,982
Posted By gnorbury
engine losing power

If the vent is clogged, you can typically blow it out with a foot pump or something similar.

I''d agree with the notion that most likely your Racor filter is bunged up. If you replace the filter...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-05-2002
Replies: 13
Views: 1,871
Posted By gnorbury
On-board waste treatment

Scott,

What chemicals are harmful to the ecosystem? The hyperchloric acid made by the LectraSan rapidly recombines and breaks down to salt water long before it can do any damage.

Proteins are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-05-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 2,982
Posted By gnorbury
engine losing power

Check the tank vent. If its blocked you might be building up a vacuum and stopping/reducing the flow of fuel.

Graham
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-05-2002
Replies: 21
Views: 3,756
Posted By gnorbury
What should I budget for annual maintenance costs?

miahmouse,

Err yes it was somewhat expensive, and of course I realise now that I might have been able to do the wire myself (using Stalock) and saved some $$$.

- pulled the stick
- replaced...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-03-2002
Replies: 19
Views: 5,765
Posted By gnorbury
Passagemaker for less than $100k

928frenzy,

Although they are fairly limited in number and generally have advancing years (production stopped in 1984), you might also consider the Camper & Nicholson 35.

These are heavily built...
Forum: herSailNet   05-29-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 2,931
Posted By gnorbury
Women sailing

Think I''ll give it a try next time I''m out!

Thanks
Graham
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-29-2002
Replies: 8
Views: 1,339
Posted By gnorbury
three blade prop

There is a noticable change in my 35hp engine''s rpm when the LectraSan MSD is activated. Short term power draw is in the region of 30+ amps depending on water salinity.

Under calm conditions,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-29-2002
Replies: 10
Views: 1,653
Posted By gnorbury
Advice/Opinions Nav. Software

There is even a new pc card from Raymarine to allow you to access HSB instruments on your laptop.

Cool toy, but I wonder of its usefulness since most nav stations already have the radar and/or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-29-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 1,359
Posted By gnorbury
Fresh water system

To give yourself a reference point of where to start looking, run the pump with the faucett open and check for air being draw up the pump inlet hose. This would indicate some sort of hole in the...
Forum: herSailNet   05-24-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 2,931
Posted By gnorbury
Women sailing

Ok, so now I feel dumb... ;)

Would you please elaborate what you mean by "overhand" and "underhand"?

I''m assuming your definition of overhand means grabbing the halyard above your head and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-23-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 5,711
Posted By gnorbury
fresh water tank, tastes like ****!

Maybe a dumb question, but have you checked the state of the plumbing? Flexible hoses are very susceptible to biological growth, and it can be extremely hard to clean out even with bleach.

The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 1,188
Posted By gnorbury
Anchor Light - Newbie Question

A windex light is so very small and hardly visible even from quite small distances away. Sometimes it is likely to be blocked from view by other masthead hardware. (I''m ashamed to admit that I...
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