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Search: Posts Made By: RichH
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By RichH
Re: Anchoring

In a tight anchorage I ASK whenever possible of the other boats "how much rode do have out" and use that same distance plus a little more to gage where to anchor. My chain/rode are all marked (every...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 4,279
Posted By RichH
Re: Fresh water tank vent location options

Suggestion - put a run of small diameter (3/8-1/2" dia) tubing from the TOP of the tank into one of the 'highest' levels inside your cabin, terminating near the 'coachroof' (inside a hanging locker...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 4,279
Posted By RichH
Re: Fresh water tank vent location options

Some very good reasons for not relying on variable µM and non-hydrophobic filters in a vent line from a 'big box store'.

Such filters are not 'hydrophobic' ... a filter used in gaseous service...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,076
Posted By RichH
Re: who gets the ticket

My experience with the USCG, if youre polite and contrite, youll only get a warning contingent upon correction of the violation at your first opportunity / port of call.
Therefore the answer is: no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,107
Posted By RichH
Re: Sudden inability to sail upwind

The swing keel doesnt have to completely retract into its trunk as the hydrodynamic impact forces of forward motion can easily 'move' such a loose swing keel aft. After all, this and most heavy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,107
Posted By RichH
Re: Sudden inability to sail upwind

Are you absolutely SURE and HAVE VERIFIED that the 'lock down' on this swing keel is working?
I say this as the early C22s had a problem with this keel lockdown and quite a few inverted and stayed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,308
Posted By RichH
Re: Tayana 37: Coamings cut off - is this repairable?

Hell, to 'make more room' his thigh bones must have been over 5 ft. long. Now its like sitting on the edge of a full sized ping pong table. Where do you put your back? ;-)

I guess why Im...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,308
Posted By RichH
Re: Tayana 37: Coamings cut off - is this repairable?

I hope to hell Bob Perry never sees this thread, it would most certainly break his heart.

The cockpit coaming adds significant 'stiffness' to the 'fanny area' and cockpit of a Ty37; plus that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By RichH
Re: Blistering

Good, one of the pro's secrets of blister repair is to do this as a single continuous process so that various 'layers' of repair do not cure totally before the next 'layer' of laminate or barrier...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By RichH
Re: Blistering

Go here for a COMPREHENSIVE intro & remediation on 'blisters'. Hull Blisters on Boats and Yachts - by David Pascoe, Marine Surveyor (http://www.yachtsurvey.com/blisters.htm)

The salient facts are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 812
Posted By RichH
Re: Best outboard motor for a small inflatable?

I would suggest and recommend an old Evinrude or Johnson 2HP, 2 cycle - pretty much bombproof, weigh about 18 lb., parts still readily available (Bombardier Industries distribution network) ... and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 878
Posted By RichH
Re: Our Harbor is a Sewer. DuSable, Chicago.

Not in actual practice it doesnt. Its called 'sovereign immunity' and ALL the big cities do this while diverting the federal funds appropriated for such upgrade, maintenance and clean-up. "No one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By RichH
Re: Mainsail foot is not straight

I think I may agree with your wife.

This is probably a 'boltroped' woven dacron sail - has a 3-strand 'rope' inside a sleeve along both the foot and the luff. These boltropes usually shrink over...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By RichH
Re: iPad users only

I use my iPad (mini) at the helm for several functions; this is a fully loaded iPad with GPS and w/ Cell Tower connectivity.

Backup navigation/charting - iNavx (raster charting)
Local weather -...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By RichH
Re: Mainsail foot is not straight

If this curved foot section has sail track slugs attached, is 'curved', its probably what is known as a 'shelf foot'.
Its purpose was to allow for full draft to be carried down well into the lowest...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By RichH
Re: Torn Main Can I Fix It?

Sail repair tape usually results in a larger tear when applied to high stress (corner) areas. Its only real usage is in the middle of central panels where all the loads are 'distributed', not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By RichH
Re: Need a pendant made...

Make your own. Go to a chandlery and buy a roll of 3mm dacron yacht braid or (better) "FSE Robline' - a combo of dacron and dyneema. With the tack of the sail disconnected, Raise the sail as far...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,718
Posted By RichH
Re: Arthur

This storm is sucking up its energy/moisture from WARM Gulf Stream. Its precisely following 'the stream'.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By RichH
Re: Help needed.

An alternative would be to find a yacht trucking company who needs to return back south but without an empty load. Negotiate, Negotiate, Negotiate, ... as an Ensign would be a very small load and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By RichH
Re: Replacing wire halyards with line on Columbia 26 MKII

Use non-stretch modern polymer line such as 'dyneema', or 'am-steel' etc. Typical daron polyester is simply too 'stretchy' to be used for halyards, especially if you heavily load-up your halyards to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By RichH
Re: Tips on air filter cleaning/replacement

First of all, what you have on the typical marine diesel engine is not an 'air filter' per se but a 'silencer' - to attenuate the noise generated by the intake valves. The µM retention value for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By RichH
Re: Torn Main Can I Fix It?

Panel replacement is the best course.

The head area where torn is where most of the stress/strain toward the head board is located.
If this is 'patched' Id put a patch ACROSS the whole area of...
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 665
Posted By RichH
Re: Hans Christian 39 Pilothouse; Rebuild oldd engine versus repower with new

I may be mistaken but the 'stringers' upon which the mounting assemblies for such type of boats usually have fabricated steel auxiliary plates (Z shaped) which allow for the replacement of such...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,081
Posted By RichH
Re: Max wind

but .... the hard chine puts more 'vertical' surface in profile to resist a leewards skid/drift .... mathematically such (artificially by trigonomety trickery) increases the 'effective' and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,081
Posted By RichH
Re: Max wind

How about keeping one of the two rudders from 'ventilating' when well over on a heel. Such is a design concept from the 1890s - the original BIG ILYA 'scows'.

Such fat-assed boats would probably...
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