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Search: Posts Made By: hpeer
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 34 Minutes Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 723
Posted By hpeer
Re: Bilge pump cutoff delay? Narrow bilge

Yeah, I bought one of them. It worked as advertised, once. Exactly once. Then never again.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 38 Minutes Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 17
Posted By hpeer
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 1 Day Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By hpeer
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Those two threads are something. The usual suspects.

I suggest a better use of effort would be this ebook.

Metal boat maintenance-A do it yourself guide by Scott Fratcher (Paperback) - Lulu...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,386
Posted By hpeer
Re: Aluminum Hulls for Cruising Boats

As a kid I had a 14' Starcraft with an 18 Evinrude. Ran the guts out of it two summers treading for clams in Little Egg Harbor, NJ. I would routinely load her up with 1,500 to 2,200 clams. What's...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 117
Views: 6,410
Posted By hpeer
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

FWIW, we have kero stoves, and bulkhead heaters in both our boats. The wife wnd I dab diesel on before foreplay so the odor isn't an issue. She has had some "issues" getting the burners lite, but...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-18-2014
Replies: 245
Views: 11,172
Posted By hpeer
Re: Best metal sailboat information

We have two steel boats and I'm getting waaaay too much experience in their maintence. None-the-less I would not change. You only need one experience when you realize a glass boat would not have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-18-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,210
Posted By hpeer
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-18-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,210
Posted By hpeer
Re: How do you stretch your season in the northeast

The coldest I have been sailing was in June, running up the straits of Bell Isle between Labrador and Newfoundland. Water was 32, air was 40, wind was about 25 steady with guts to 30 right on the...
Forum: Practical Sailor 09-09-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 857
Posted By hpeer
Re: port window gasket material

Unless your not talking about bedding but the gasket material?

We have Atkins Hoyle lights which use 3/8" round neoprene which I bought at Graingers. I got a 25' roll and will need a bit more...
Forum: Diesel 08-29-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By hpeer
Re: Yanmar 3YM20 won't rev past 1000 RPM

I had a similar problem on a 4JH a couple of years ago. Would fire and run fine but would not get past 1,600 rpm, forward, neutral, or reverse.

Eventually sent fuel pump out for a rebuild. They...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,617
Posted By hpeer
Re: Worse than a garage... I may need help

My current theory is to start a " sell it" box. All that good stuff someone might need. Then take it to the gam.

But the other thought is "This will bother me until I forget about it." Which,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-20-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 8,609
Posted By hpeer
Re: Rawson 30- A Blue Water Cruiser?

I think this is a Rawson.

No matter what a great blog, and wonderful couple.

You need to read from the beginning to really appreciate their trip.

The Fast Way Round......
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-08-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,692
Posted By hpeer
Re: Interesting little video

I found it here , very nice.

The Atlantic ? News and analysis on politics, business, culture, technology, national, international, and life ? (
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 08-05-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By hpeer
Re: Will this float?

Yes, looks like a Phil Bolger, but reaching him is a long distance call, one way. He checked out a year or two ago.

Phil did some odd stuff, but it generally gets the job done.
Forum: Diesel 08-05-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,265
Posted By hpeer
Re: Volvo Penta MD6b Cold Start System

Wow, you guts are making me feel VERY lucky. My MD7a always starts very easily. It was out of the boat under a tarp all winter. I pumped up the lift pump. Threw the decompression lever and cranked...
Forum: Diesel 08-05-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 3,258
Posted By hpeer
Re: Volvo-Penta Diesel MD5A/110S - Cold Start/Stop Control

Download workshop manual here.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-01-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By hpeer
Re: Dickinson Newport diesel heater

I have a Dickensen cook stove in my hunting cabin. I like it well enough there but can't see having on in a sailboat. Fishing boat, yes.

I have each boat set up the same way...kero cook stove,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 4,407
Posted By hpeer
Re: Concussions

Yes, thanks for the write up.

I did something similar couple of years ago, wacked my head on the boom. I went down and out, briefly. Got up, shook it off and went on. No biggie.

Three nights...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-31-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By hpeer
Re: Replacing faucets - how to connect water hose?

We just replaced ours with a Whale Elegance. We like it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-25-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By hpeer
Re: Volvo Penta Control Panel

I just got one from this guy. Seems ok to me. Still pricy but not as bad.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-19-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 3,891
Posted By hpeer
Re: How big is too big for one man?

This book is a good start.

Singlehanded Sailing: The Experiences and Techniques of the Lone Voyagers - Google Books (
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 07-18-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By hpeer
Re: One dead,two missing on Middle River

We are in Delaware City and were sitting in the cockpit with calm winds when I heard it coming. I told the Wife to get below and she was a bit slow about it so I was outside when it struck. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By hpeer
Re: Is it a full moon??

I don't know about here, but some other forums seem to be full of nut cases recently.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,754
Posted By hpeer
Re: What the heck is this?

There is no way to say what it is with the info provided.

However, consider this....
The meter wires are really small telephone wires, 22 or 24AWG. they can't carry much current.

The Batt...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By hpeer
Re: Weird weird july weather.....

Look at the jet stream.

earth :: an animated map of global wind and weather (,84.47,290)

Looks kinda lazy and...
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