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Search: Posts Made By: RichH
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,204
Posted By RichH
Re: Sugar scoop transom safety in big seas

Make the assumption that with the 'shield' in place that the volume of the cockpit is 3' X 12' X 12' X 62.4 lb./cu. ft. of water .... thats ~27,000 pounds of load for that cockpit. Betcha with the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,204
Posted By RichH
Re: Sugar scoop transom safety in big seas

Just a thought .... Imagine scooping up a large boarding stern wave, and that wave continuing on to then impact on those large 'stern windows' on the deck house and bridge-deck-less companionway. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By RichH
Re: Can bleach damage FRP

Long term and warm to hot Clorox (Sodium Hypochlorite) will begin to damage the polyester component of FRG; but, well beyond what a consumer with a bottle of laundry bleach can do.

Dilute Acetic...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By RichH
Re: Hydrogen sulfide removial from glass

If you know someone who wears dentures ..... Lay the globes horizontally into a ceramic bowl filled to the top of and covering the globes with water, then put four to six 'denture tablets' into the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By RichH
Re: Manual Toilet Questions

FWIW - most standard manually operated marine heads can be totally rebuilt to MUCH MUCH better quality and service life by simply saving the old bowl and seat and replace just the old pump assembly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By RichH
Re: Fabric weight for genoa

For a 135-150% I would suggest 4-5oz dacron for the Mid Chesapeake. This would be stable enough for the occasional 'sea breezes' of mid to late afternoon during 'the doldrums' of mid-summer.

As...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By RichH
Re: Swing arm bracket ?

Very simple to make from hardwood (3/4 x 3", etc.), small piano hinge, and bungee cord/velcro, etc.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By RichH
Re: Best place for telltails....

Take note in the Arvel Gentry articles of the placement of the 'steering tell tales' (aka: Gentry Tufts). Once you get the shape of the sails correct for the day's wind and waves, really all you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By RichH
Re: Best place for telltails....

Here you go, Index of /Publications/Arvel Gentry Articles (http://www.ftp.tognews.com/Publications/Arvel%20Gentry%20Articles/)

08_ "Checking Trim on the Wind" for tell tale placement

a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By RichH
Re: Galvanic isolators

Corrosion Reference Electrode Product Specifications (http://www.boatzincs.com/corrosion-reference-electrode-specs.html)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By RichH
Re: ? best way to soften old nylon line?

Soak in 180-185°F water, with fabric softener ... immediately pull the nylon back to its former length and let cool, then soak again in warm water with fabric softener.
Immediately tie the hot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 874
Posted By RichH
Re: Docking under Sail - Beam reach approach

Considerations and Suggestions:

Momentum is the bane of safely sailing into a slip (or backing out of a slip in order to sail). Too much momentum and you'll risk a crash, too little and you wont...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 888
Posted By RichH
Re: Toilets, Y valve or not Y valve

You might want to check the USCG / ABYC rules about having a bottom drain on a black/grey water tank ... would be similar to the prohibition of such on a fuel tank. If my suspicion is correct, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,929
Posted By RichH
Re: Melting Glaciers Lead to the Freak Phenomenon Of "Dead Water"

Probably a balanced three-phase system going on here, not a two phase event as described and in which the towed boat has an apparent density (Mass/unit volume displaced plus velocity) and at only...
Forum: Weather 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By RichH
Re: Do I really need to spend big bucks on a weather station

I guess my comments are for addressing the 'squash zones', etc. of varying localized pressure you get when continental air masses collide with maritime air masses ... typically along 'east' coasts...
Forum: Weather 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By RichH
Re: Do I really need to spend big bucks on a weather station

A test for the validity of the broadcasted wide area forecasts .... simply ask farmers, outdoorsmen, coastal sailors and offshore fishermen etc. of their opinion and blind trust of such forecasts. ...
Forum: Weather 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By RichH
Re: Do I really need to spend big bucks on a weather station

'Weather stations' are good for personal usage (especially if they can be reasonably 'calibrated') ... but really require that one have the beyond basic 'meteorology' knowledge to be of benefit to be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By RichH
Re: Bronze vs Stainless steel

Agree totally. The problem is that because of 'environmental reasons' bronze, monel, inconel, hastalloy, etc. manufacture of extreme consistent high quality is no longer or very rarely made in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,658
Posted By RichH
Re: Major water ingress - best emergency device?

The typical Oberdorfer-type raw water pump on a 30-50Hp diesel engine is only rated at 3 gallons per minute at 2000 (engine) rpm.
The typical manual Whale-type diaphragm pump will get you 15-20 GPM...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By RichH
Re: Upholstery Cleaning

FWIW - If there is any air combined in the 'steam', you probably wont do a damn thing but soften/melt what you think youre 'sterilizing', as most foams and synthetic fibers/fabrics will begin to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By RichH
Re: fasteners in inaccessible hollow structure

If the fastening is of 'critical' strength need, cut a small 'working hole', install with backing plates, etc. then repair the hole to perfection with fiberglass, epoxy filled silica, and new gelcoat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By RichH
Re: Caring for leather on Dodger

For leather on exterior applications:
Clean with saddle soap - from an equestrian 'tack shop'
For smooth/'un-rough' leather without a nap: re-oil with 'neatsfoot oil' or 'mink oil' ... thin...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By RichH
Re: Upholstery Cleaning

Agree with mold mildew, as many of these species can be powerful allergens. CDC data supports this, although CDC remedies which include the use of Sodium Hypochlorite only stun/kill molds/mildews...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By RichH
Re: watermaker woes

Did you folks follow the specific 'start-up' procedures for the FilmTek polysulphone membranes? ( FilmTek membranes are the 'most common' (~98%) cartridges used in recreational watermakers).

Did...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,016
Posted By RichH
Re: deep freeze freezer

Generally NO! Holding plates using eutectic salts typically optimize out at 20-26°F which is too warm for 'deep freezing'. For deep freezing ('hard' ice cream) you need close to 0 to 5°F and that...
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