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Search: Posts Made By: Classic30
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Stop cable

As I suggested in my first post, try holding the cable with Vicegrips. That should allow you to apply enough torque to the handle to unscrew it.
Forum: Diesel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Glow Plugs

The problem many make is "over glow". Modern glow plugs need only about 7-12 seconds on a normal starting battery and even less on a large house bank where voltage will sag even less.

With our Li...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-14-2014
Replies: 5,207
Views: 343,650
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Silver Spray Ranch in East Sooke was planted with spruce back in the mid 30's to replace the spars on the tall ships being lost to submarines (see 'the last grain race or Irving Johnson's film going...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-10-2014
Replies: 5,207
Views: 343,650
Posted By kimbottles
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Francis Lee is about the same beam and 10' LOA and 15' LWL longer than my Swede55. She weights just a tad more at 19,000#s.

The Swede55 tended to lift over the waves much more than plunge through...
Forum: Diesel 05-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Morse single-arm engine controls

No, I don't recall any. Man up already and take the damn thing apart! ;) I'm scratching my head trying to remember if there was a split ring involved somewhere..... Not sure that there was. Even...
Forum: Diesel 05-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By fryewe
Re: Morse single-arm engine controls

If the innards of this control is similar to the old dual lever controls of Morse I had to renew you will find a plastic bushing or two inside and any you find will be brittle. The first of the two...
Forum: Diesel 05-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Morse single-arm engine controls

I have a unit with a slightly different handle but the internal bits are the same. My previous boat also had the same internal bits but with a wooden hatchet handle for a lever. :)

It's pretty...
Forum: Electronics 04-22-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 2,041
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Entry level AIS?

As noted above you have to pay attention to the time higher current is being drawn.

AIS has 4500 time slots per minute. That means about 13 ms per slot. For Class B if you are moving over 2 kts...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,713
Posted By triton416
How to run aground properly

As a new member of sail net I feel like I should offer something helpful for all of the good info I have learned here. I have noticed that I am the only sailor I know that has embraced the idea of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-31-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,500
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Anchoring without chain

I agree, and I'm guessing that is what the OP is really asking about here... A hook that can be taken out in a tender, for instance, without having to drag along a lot of chain, and used only for a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,272
Posted By Christian Williams
Sewmanship--How to become a God of Sunbrella

There's a good deal of cloth on a boat besides the sails. We take it for granted until it needs to be repaired, renewed or replaced. Then we need smelling salts at the first price quote.

A great...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 833
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Uses for old double-braid?

If you don't have enough old braided rope you could tap into my favourite source. The local life raft inspection shop dumps scads of new to you nylon single braid line. Also a source of contact...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-22-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,664
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Mainsheet system

A two speed system like this could be a solution
This is Garhaure but you can find this from other makes also
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-15-2014
Replies: 6,735
Views: 1,636,076
Posted By PCP
Re: Rounded bows

Yes, I have posted before some older Portuguese sailing boats with rounded bows, in fact I have read in an old treaty that the rounded boats were a big improvement:D

The rounded bow gives...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-02-2013
Replies: 5,207
Views: 343,650
Posted By bobperry
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

I can't answer for "the industry" even as small as it is. I can answer for me from my own experience.

Up until the last 15 years there has been no way to get a college degree in yacht...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-08-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,618
Posted By blt2ski
Re: Second-hand sails


A jib I might not have an issue buying used. Especially if like faster, found, one can get a used jib from say a J105 fleet. They do there 25-50 tacks with the thing, then out it goes. So...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-27-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 2,424
Posted By TakeFive
Re: VHF AIS radios

So for $4.50 difference you're going to take a chance? :confused:

Remember, a smaller boat also means you have fewer options for placing the thing away from other devices that might interfere with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 2,424
Posted By TakeFive
Re: VHF AIS radios

Now order this:

Serial Bluetooth RS232 adapter (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-07-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 791
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Winch fails under load

In my experience, with quality winches, springs & pawls are just about the only things that ever go wrong. Good winches are as close to indestructible as any machine ever built - except the springs &...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 791
Posted By sailordave
Re: Winch fails under load

If the pawls are all perfectly fine, you may find the problem is they are sticking in the CLOSED position b/c of dirt/grease buildup. Only lube them w/ light oil. (3in1, very light machine oil...) ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 791
Posted By SchockT
Re: Winch fails under load

I suspect the problem will be pretty apparent when you take the winches apart. Best case scenario is that one or more of the pawls are sticking due to broken springs or grime build up. You could also...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-07-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By tdw
Re: Diaphragm pump: care & maintenance

Silicon lube ?

Indeed yes. Who was the idiot who suggested Vaseline. :) :o :)

Otoh, I've used Vaseline for this purpose in the past and not had any problems. Maybe the petroleum component is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By rikhall
Re: Sticking morse cable

try this one (
Forum: Diesel 05-21-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,085
Posted By PorFin
Re: Fuel tank drain


Given your particular install, I think a drain on the bottom of your tank is a sound alternative (as long as it's not proscribed by law or regulation.)

The bad news is that it's gonna...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-21-2013
Replies: 846
Views: 91,158
Posted By wolfenzee
Re: Full or fin keel?

Call me old fashion, but I prefer the beauty and grace of an old design over the extra knot or two I would gain in light air from the boats whose esthetics are.....well actually they aren't.
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