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Search: Posts Made By: rackham the red
Forum: Gulfcoast 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 2,061
Posted By rackham the red
Re: NW FL Liveaboard

There is quite of bit of discussion on this website about electric motors. An interesting idea but the weight/cost of the batteries and the limit of distance might be a problem. Do you know...
Forum: Gulfcoast 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 2,061
Posted By rackham the red
Re: NW FL Liveaboard

Thanks for the information on the captains web site. good to know.
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 118
Views: 8,209
Posted By rackham the red
Re: I'm Done

Thank you for your post. I own a 42 ft catamaran and am always trying to learn until I get ready to jump off the edge of the world. I have been castigated by this forum.

Thank you for your...
Forum: Diesel 06-24-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By rackham the red
Re: Volvo Penta MD6b Cold Start System

I would really suggest not cranking for more then 20 seconds at a time. A diesel can actually build compression after you stop cranking. Really. So I would crank for 20 secs wait a few secs and...
Forum: herSailNet 06-24-2014
Replies: 184
Views: 15,270
Posted By rackham the red
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

Hi,
Many women own their own boats! But what is the big deal, many men own their own boats.

I don't see the need of this separation. It is a type of person who owns their own boat or plane. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-24-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 3,092
Posted By rackham the red
Re: Inflatable PFD Failures?

I personally have thrown all 6 of my PFD's (at a greater cost then I wish) away. XXXX XXXXXX would not take them back. Before leaving Cayman while out in the sound on our engine test I asked a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-23-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 13,251
Posted By rackham the red
Smile Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

Smack Daddy said it all. I brought my boat from Cayman Islands to Port Aransas last July. There were only two of us. The person I bought the boat from was 76 but very capable and I was able to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By rackham the red
Re: Zyrex Bottom Coating

Hi I just hauled my catamaran and am having a bottom job done. I am in the gulf coast where a monthly cleaning is mandatory or you have barnacles. I opted for a tried and true Interlux antifouling...
Forum: Electronics 09-13-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 5,428
Posted By rackham the red
Forum: Electronics 09-13-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 5,428
Posted By rackham the red
Re: Cost effective options for receiving weather reports while sailing

Hi,
where do you find the channels that the faxes are transmitted on and how do you get the service.
I bought a SSB refurbished SEA 222 and an LDG-Z auto antenna tuner for off shore to supplement...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-23-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,302
Posted By rackham the red
Re: Too much zinc?

Thanks for the correction of a couple of hundred years. Remembered the principle, not the year. Thanks again for the correction!!!
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-22-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 932
Posted By rackham the red
Re: LED Light Project for Sailboat

hey, i love your lights.. Where did you find them and do you have a transformer.

i had some led strips and they all needed transformers.. the transformers got VERY hot.

like your sentiments...I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-22-2012
Replies: 420
Views: 49,323
Posted By rackham the red
Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

Hey hey wait until you are 39 it doesn't seem so old. I am on my 3rd boat. I started at 29 which is saying a lot from a rancher girl from colorado.

enjoy your youth....we are all still young...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-07-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By rackham the red
Re: Hello from Key West

Welcome Gary. I am a new member also. Hope you enjoy it and learn alot...I have and thanks to everyone who have provided such good and useful advice.

Rochelle
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-07-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,370
Posted By rackham the red
Re: How much solar panel(s)?

John

What type of refrigeration do you have that is supported by solar, are you talking about AC or just the freezer/refrigerator?

thanks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-07-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,302
Posted By rackham the red
Re: Too much zinc?

Hi,
Unfortunately as an engineer that knows how to do mass balances, you can have too much zinc as proven by Le Chatelier's Principle,

proven in the 1600's and still valid today

Electrons are...
Forum: Atomic 4 08-07-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,579
Posted By rackham the red
Re: Fuel Additives for Ethanol

Hi, ethanol is an engine killer whether it is diesel or gas. I use John Deere additive to each tank full plus 2 oz of StarTron. Since John Deere will warranty an engine if this additive is used,...
Forum: Electronics 07-31-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 3,379
Posted By rackham the red
Re: VHF antenna issues?

I have two thoughts that are the easy checks. Check the continuity in the coaxial cable with a standard electrical meter if there is no continuity perhaps you have a problem with your coax or the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,787
Posted By rackham the red
SSB vs sat phone for weather reports

Can anyone help me update my systems to receive weather reports when more that 20 or 30 miles off shore? I am ready to update and seem to be technology challenged. Any help, opinions or ideas would...
Forum: herSailNet 07-29-2012
Replies: 127
Views: 25,338
Posted By rackham the red
Re: woman singlehanders

I have always found that respect is earned, not given. Some guys will help you some won't, but I believe it is the same for women.

I love to be alone on the water, it is the best sailing of all...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,721
Posted By rackham the red
Re: changing to folding props

Can you explain the difference between the feathered and folded prop on a boat. I am a pilot so I know about pitch change or feathered prop on a plane. Does it work the same in a boat.

If the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 7,930
Posted By rackham the red
Re: "Take apart" dinghy ...

That is absolutely beautiful. How long did it take you to make and how much does it
weigh.

Rochelle
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 3,773
Posted By rackham the red
Re: Resealing and rebedding cabin windows/ports with Butyl tape

Thank you for providing this information. I really need to do this to two windows in my boat.

I have built several HDPE lined pits and used black butyl tape for the liner, which last 15 years...
Forum: Central America 07-28-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,877
Posted By rackham the red
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,721
Posted By rackham the red
Re: changing to folding props

Thanks. No racing lots of cruising. I prefer not to use the iron Genoa. I am looking at folding props but before I jumped off and spent the bank I really wanted some input.

Thank you.
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