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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Raymarine autopilot help

CaptainDan99 (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/members/captaindan99.html)is a site member that knows these units inside and out. He repairs them and will often have spares. More importantly he is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By bristol299bob
Best way to attach 14 gauge wire to a battery terminal?

I'm installing a Balmar Smartgauge battery monitor. The monitor wires (14 gauge) need to be connected directly to the battery terminals. My battery cables are standard lugs that tighten around the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: relocating deck fill, what to use for core material?

its ~2" diameter hole, Ill measure the exact thickness this weekend but I'd guess 3/4 or 1/2 inch thick, including the gel coat on both sides.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By bristol299bob
relocating deck fill, what to use for core material?

I need to move the waste deck fill, and as a result I'll need to fill in the hole. Its a ~2" hole, in an endgrain balsa cored deck.

My thought is to use Core-Cell or Divinycell as the core. I...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,030
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Hand bearing compasses

I suppose it depends on what you are practicing. And btw if you have it for an emergency backup it damn well better work right? I mean if its an emergency ...

remember we are using these tools on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: those big flat head screws at the base of a binnacle ...

Thanks Gary, I'll use an electric impact driver for sure.

But even the largest driver head I have to a fraction of the width of the slot on those big screws. Those screw heads might be an inch,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By bristol299bob
those big flat head screws at the base of a binnacle ...

What do you use on those big flat head screws? The screws at the base of an Edson binnacle are pretty big. The biggest screwdriver I have does not even come close.

what do you use to uncrew them...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-05-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By bristol299bob
Grades of stainless steel tubing?

I had a dodger built last spring, and the frame (all new) is rusting badly in spots like this:
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-04-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 2,010
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Keeping Inside Cabin Dry

I modified a peltier dehumidifier to have a larger capacity (I close the seacocks when away so I needed much larger capacity than is typically available)

I started with this model: Amazon.com:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-31-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: are some brands of rope more mildew resistant?

thank you all for the thoughtful answers and suggestions!

I do keep all my line up off the deck. Even the topping lift gets mold/mildew/algae.

pdqaltair: "quat" ... is that quaternary amonium...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-30-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By bristol299bob
are some brands of rope more mildew resistant?

the running rigging on my boat tends to get a fair amount of mildew, more than I'd like, sooner than I'd like. I'm not entirely sure why, but the condition afflicts other boats in the marina well. ...
Forum: Electronics   12-15-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: handheld anemometer

Im a fan of the windtronic 2:

http://novalynx.com/store/pc/catalog/200-960_2190_general.jpg




200-960 Windtronic 2 Handheld Anemometer | NOVALYNX...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-14-2015
Replies: 728
Views: 60,136
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

My yanmar has it on a plate on the transmission:
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-08-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,576
Posted By bristol299bob
Service life of a Sta-Lok fitting?

All of my standing rigging uses Sta-Lok fittings on top and bottom. It is coming up on 15 yrs old. I planned on replacing the rigging last winter but ran out of time, so I'm planing to do it this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-09-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By bristol299bob
what is my house bank capacity?

One of my winter projects is to replace charger. I understand that I should size the charger based on ~10% of the capacity of the house bank. But thinking about it I realized that I don't really...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-06-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Grundens Gage Weather Watch Bibs?

I bought a pair a few years ago. FYI The "gauge" line are not "real grundens". Its a nylon fabric backed with a thin waterproof coating on the back. there is no liner so it does not feel great...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-04-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: What is the best tablet CASE?

I use a ziplock to keep spray off of my old ipod touch (which I use for music aboard).

I found that the real issue with using a ziplock to keep it dry is that it does not breath. Any moisture in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-17-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,403
Posted By bristol299bob
Time for a new exhaust elbow

2QM20, I dont know how old this particular exhaust elbow is, but the engine is a youthful 38 yrs old. The exhaust elbow gave out this weekend spewing seawater all over the engine "room".

I'm...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-23-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,032
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Cockpit Drains Newbie

I agree with all posts about using good hoses, double clamping, frequent inspection and proper maintenance. That is good advice for all thruhulls.

But, regardless of all that, it seems to me that...
Forum: Diesel   06-17-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,910
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Not quite runaway Yanmar 2QM20

If the engine is "running away" the RPM will rise well above your max and it will be accompanied by plumes of smoke and unburnt fuel out of the exhaust. Frankly, its frightening as hell. Also I would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-02-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 975
Posted By bristol299bob
why is my oil so clean?

Ive got a 38 yr old Yanmar 2qm20. I baby it. I change my oil and filter every 100 hrs or less, and check it before each start up. I use genuine Yanmar filters. I use Shell Rotella 10w40 conventional...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-28-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,026
Posted By bristol299bob
Can a windlass work with a shallow anchor locker?

I don't mind hard work, I'm in decent shape for an old man, and I rarely curse the anchor as I haul it up. But, occasionally, it occurs to me that it'd be nice to have a windlass.

The anchor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,330
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: what is this goo in my bilge?

Nothing drains into the bilge, normally. But it's worth checking.

Strangely there is no odor to this at all.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,330
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: what is this goo in my bilge?

checking the rear of the engine is next for sure, but that wont be for another week or 2. However this transmission uses ATF, and it would be red
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,330
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: what is this goo in my bilge?

No I dont have any hydraulic systems, but you are right it is reminiscent of hydraulic oil.
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