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Search: Posts Made By: jared
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 3,656
Posted By jared
"Went up to run a new halyard and noticed the...

"Went up to run a new halyard and noticed the forestay wire was starting to fray. The rigger at the yard said I probably furled too-tight and wound the extrusion around the forestay. "
Could partly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 13,298
Posted By jared
"100 mile days should be doable if you can...

"100 mile days should be doable if you can maintain 4 knots over 24 hours" Hmmm, "if". Watching the weather fronts that have been moving UP the coast recently, he could be beating all the way down....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2006
Replies: 33
Views: 4,454
Posted By jared
Bravo, Ham!

Bravo, Ham!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-13-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 18,761
Posted By jared
Because of tariffs, you'll often find a 9.9hp...

Because of tariffs, you'll often find a 9.9hp motor rather than a 10hp motor. And that's plenty of motor for your boat--but you want a LONG SHAFT engine so the prop stays below the waterline as your...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-09-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By jared
Some folks use a slotted "universal" tool, odds...

Some folks use a slotted "universal" tool, odds are your fuel dock has and uses one. So anything with a slot on it, won't be fool proof.

I'd just as soon use the plastic ones that are color coded...
Forum: Atomic 4 06-08-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,344
Posted By jared
The way that the cylinder pressure tapers off...

The way that the cylinder pressure tapers off across three cylinders (110-100-90) but is still good on the 4th (120) would make me think that the cylinder head may have warped a little and the head...
Forum: Racing 06-08-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,334
Posted By jared
Best way I know to learn the racing rules is to...

Best way I know to learn the racing rules is to get Dave Perry's book "Understanding the Racing Rules" for the current year, from USSA or on Amazon, etc. Perry doesn't just explain the rules, he...
Forum: Provisioning 06-08-2006
Replies: 94
Views: 21,521
Posted By jared
"And keep powdered milk (Nespray)," In the US,...

"And keep powdered milk (Nespray)," In the US, whole powdered milk is almost impossible to find. But Nestle still makes it for the South American market under the brand name "Klim" and if you have a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-08-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 902
Posted By jared
A lot of "ifs". First, the windlass battery will...

A lot of "ifs". First, the windlass battery will need to be installed with heavy cabling or else voltage drops in the cable will cause it to perenially be undercharged. Then, if you expect any...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By jared
When you say "find sails" that sounds like you...

When you say "find sails" that sounds like you are looking for used sails. Personally I would say not to do that, used sails often are so far blown out of shape that you will be cheating yourself,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-05-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,978
Posted By jared
"if the Cuban people are so fed up with...

"if the Cuban people are so fed up with Castro...why they have''t done something about him and his government?" Things are rarely as simple as they seem. Among the points not mentioned in the news,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-05-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,103
Posted By jared
Mylar cab be found at any art supply store, but...

Mylar cab be found at any art supply store, but also most stationery and copy shops. Acetate melts easily, so the "laser transparency" sheets are usually mylar these days.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By jared
Deet. Citronella. Or lots of cheap cigars. ...

Deet. Citronella. Or lots of cheap cigars.

You sure your friends didn't stuff a dead rat in the boom?<G>
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-04-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 966
Posted By jared
Which side do you usually dock on, or have the...

Which side do you usually dock on, or have the lifeline gate in? You might want to install the poewr fitting on that side, or in the rear of the cockpit, facing inward. (Watertight screw-down cover,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 13,298
Posted By jared
"i am planning to go from New York City to...

"i am planning to go from New York City to Daytona Beach. I plan on spending about 12-15 hours a day sailing." That's a nice concept but I don't think it can happen that way. If you take the ICW, you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-04-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By jared
Pardon me for not being in awe, but using a GPS...

Pardon me for not being in awe, but using a GPS plus computer plus radio (what you call a cell phone) is old hat. There are many companies and solutions in use but the market is very fragmented and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-04-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 3,851
Posted By jared
Oil and fuel would look different in the bilge....

Oil and fuel would look different in the bilge. Oil can leak from your transmission, or the engine main seals (front or rear) and be hard to trace. One thing that can help is to put a "diaper", an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2006
Replies: 33
Views: 4,454
Posted By jared
What Faster says about prolonged cranking...

What Faster says about prolonged cranking flooding the engine & causing serious damage is gospel. Putting that together with your starter mysteriously burning out, and knowing that starters are meant...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 4,187
Posted By jared
"So the consensus seems to be that you could take...

"So the consensus seems to be that you could take a modern GRP boat into these waters without risking your life." I think you misread the replies.

I would suggest that no matter how experienced...
Forum: herSailNet 06-01-2006
Replies: 127
Views: 25,590
Posted By jared
Karen- "but is it as dangerous as their odd...

Karen-
"but is it as dangerous as their odd looks are telling me? ... being a woman and sailing alone? "
Forget the woman thing, Poseidon and the other gods aren't going to cut you any more or less...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-01-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 6,076
Posted By jared
"The strange thing about anyone putting up a...

"The strange thing about anyone putting up a fight is that you never hear of Hunter, Catalina and all the manufacturers sounding off."
Why is that strange? Do GM and Ford demand free indoor parking...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-01-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 929
Posted By jared
Gurk, there are "moisture meters" sold to check...

Gurk, there are "moisture meters" sold to check for internal moisture in wood, concrete slabs, and cored fiberglass hulls. Each type has a slightly different range and probe tips but that's what a...
Forum: Provisioning 05-30-2006
Replies: 94
Views: 21,521
Posted By jared
Canned spaghetti...Good Lord! Ugh. I know, no...

Canned spaghetti...Good Lord! Ugh. I know, no water or cooking required but still, it isn't so hard to make the real thing and you've got so much more variety in what you can do with it.

Beware...
Forum: Living Aboard 05-30-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 3,283
Posted By jared
Liability insurance may also be available as part...

Liability insurance may also be available as part of your auto insurance policy (the boat may be considered just another motor vehicle) or an umbrella liability policy ($1M policy often $300/yr) on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-30-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,942
Posted By jared
Bill- A lot of what you do is a matter of...

Bill-
A lot of what you do is a matter of religion.<G> Letting the diesel run for a few minutes evens out the heat loads in the block while the cooling water is still running, so it cools down more...
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