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Search: Posts Made By: DynaMeme
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-01-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 3,884
Posted By DynaMeme
Exclamation MEK not Acetone

Folks, I'm a chemical engineer. Acetone shouldn't be sold over the counter. The molecules are small enough they are absorbed through the skin and through some rubber gloves.

Acetone causes both...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-31-2006
Replies: 34
Views: 13,069
Posted By DynaMeme
Thumbs up Brilliant Star

Greg, we have a new Caliber 40 LRC. We started sailing her June last year. What can I help you with?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-31-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 3,884
Posted By DynaMeme
Yep, we just wiped the keel with MEK and were...

Yep, we just wiped the keel with MEK and were careful not to lean against it or touch it aftew we did to avoid recontaminating the surface with body oils, sweat, and boat yard grime.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-31-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 3,884
Posted By DynaMeme
A good solution

Many years ago we had a terrible time keeping bottom paint on our lead keel. We bought the boat used and the patchy texture of the keel paint was a racing no-no. I ground the paint away and went to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By DynaMeme
Used to race a 35 foot Melody Yawl in 1974. It...

Used to race a 35 foot Melody Yawl in 1974. It was a sloop with an air rudder. We used the mizzen to balance the helm. Kept rudder drag to a minimum. Never liked the combination of jib and mizzen...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-28-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 4,833
Posted By DynaMeme
Five

True enough! There were two schooner models (but few of them). A pilot house and a coach roof version. I have zero experience with the coach roof one other than having seen it. The pilot house...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-28-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 4,833
Posted By DynaMeme
Freedom Yachts (G. Hoyt & H. Herreshoff)

Hello,

Freedom yachts come in three flavors. A small cat rig, catketches, and sloops. All have freestanding masts. Some masts are aluminum, some are carbon/s-glass, some are carbon-carbon...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-27-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By DynaMeme
You said offshore "abilities," sorry.

You said offshore "abilities," sorry.
Forum: Columbia & Coronado 07-27-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 6,417
Posted By DynaMeme
Pearson 35

Chris, if I was going classic plastic, there are only two boats I'd concentrate on for the region you have in mind. The Pearson 35 and the Cape Dory 35. The desgins are excellent. Seakindly,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-27-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By DynaMeme
Here's the link

http://http://image-ination.com/sailcalc.html
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-27-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By DynaMeme
Here's what the link

http://http://image-ination.com/sailcalc.html
Forum: Columbia & Coronado 07-26-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 6,417
Posted By DynaMeme
the 7.6, 8.3, 8.7, 9.6, 10.7

These were a family of boats developed by Australian designer Alan Payne in the mid 70's. We owned an 8.7 for 15 years. These are East Coast boats by the way. Built in Chesapeake Virginia before...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-26-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 789
Posted By DynaMeme
Overheating and Overcharging

Perkins 4-108s and 4-107s are susceptible to the cooling water discharge into the exhaust being blocked by carbon build up. This will not be easily detected by watching the exhaust water flow. If...
Forum: Island Packet 07-24-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 23,294
Posted By DynaMeme
We installed a commercial marine temperature...

We installed a commercial marine temperature compensated charger on our last boat in 1998. The present owner just wrote me (among other topics) to say the batteries continue to deliver full...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-23-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 9,571
Posted By DynaMeme
Exclamation Safety Tip

We used these for five years on a 23 foot racing boat when they first came out. They do help when short handed, but don't rely on them to secure a line for even a short time. One of our crew did,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2006
Replies: 181
Views: 16,664
Posted By DynaMeme
A fan, No, but...

For airplanes which have low speed performance requirements there is a concept called ventialted slots or blown flaps. In this case a blower, not a fan, blows air across the leading edge of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-21-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 5,268
Posted By DynaMeme
Un-connected water heater not it....maybe.

The Perkins diesel was originally designed to be a continuoulsy run engine for electric power production -- it has a 25000 hour design life. Because it sat out in the middle of a room it allowed for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-20-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 2,723
Posted By DynaMeme
We have a 2005 Caliber 40 with a cruising version...

We have a 2005 Caliber 40 with a cruising version of a sugar scoop transom. Sitting in the slip we get the slap when the seabreeze kicks in and shoves the wavelets into us. Problem doesn't occur at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-20-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 2,723
Posted By DynaMeme
Cool Bubble Pack

Umpteen years ago we chartered a Beneteau First 32.5. We were very close to turning the boat in early when I remembered a long piece of bubble pack in our luggage (wine bottle wrapper). It was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-20-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 5,268
Posted By DynaMeme
I can't speak to the vibration, But there is...

I can't speak to the vibration, But there is something you need to check re overheating. I owned a 1980 Perkins 4-108 from 1996 to 2004. Carbon deposits built up where the water injects into the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By DynaMeme
Was "4400" on any materials printed by Danforth...

Was "4400" on any materials printed by Danforth and attached to the anchor?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-17-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,295
Posted By DynaMeme
http://chartmaker.ncd.noaa.gov/

http://chartmaker.ncd.noaa.gov/
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-16-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 2,702
Posted By DynaMeme
Innotek Portable Gas Detector

$30. you can use it after reconnecting the tank and in the galley after the stove's been off for a bit. Best protection is turning of the tank valves after each use.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-28-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,342
Posted By DynaMeme
Sailed the area with a 4'9" draft for 3.5 years. ...

Sailed the area with a 4'9" draft for 3.5 years. Choctawhatchee Bay between Brooks Bridge and the new high rise bridge to the east has plenty of depth, but anchorages are few and far between. From...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-28-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 595
Posted By DynaMeme
Angry C-MAP PCPlanner--Furuno file exchange

Downloaded my waypoints and routes from Furuno plotter to C-MAP's PCPlanner via memory card. Edited one waypoint. Now they won't reload to Plotter...and all original waypoints and routes on plotter...
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