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Search: Posts Made By: L124C
Forum: Diesel 02-28-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By TQA
Re: Oil level too high?

1/4 inch will be OK.

4 inches will not.
Forum: Diesel 02-27-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Oil level too high?

1/4" of oil will have nothing to do with a runaway engine. The oil level has to get high enough (typically several inches) to get sucked up past the piston rings, in order to be combusted. 1/4" of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-23-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 915
Posted By Classic30
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

Although white paint does indeed provide UV protection (as does varnish!) and moisture protection, on traditional boats, varnish was used wherever there was a lot of wear (like the parts of the mast...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-23-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 915
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

up and down actually

always good to have spreaders slightly angled up so you never have them slap down, made fast to the shoruds

they flex quite a bit...when the mast pumps, if ot does,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-23-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 915
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

the tops get more sunburnt so you reflect it off using white paint and then the bottoms look nice when looking up...you know wooden boats

jajaja
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-23-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 915
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

You can see rot developing under varnish as well and since the underside is where it starts.....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 915
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

a couple of shorts of clear, kiln dried fir would be a whole lot more available and cheaper than any exotic woods. Hardwoods are inappropriate for uses like spreaders - ever heard of a teak mast or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 915
Posted By Argyle38
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

Argyle has spruce spreaders. They did suffer from some rot near the fixtures at the mast but I was able to address it pretty well penetrating epoxy.

If you decide to stay with wooden spreaders,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 915
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

yeah teak no good here...think what old wood spars are made of mostly spruce or fir...

you want light and flexible....

a lot of give is involved in spreader design, even in aluminum or glass......
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 915
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

If you decide to go with wood spreaders, given the limited availability of old-growth (tight grained) spruce, "pattern grade" South American mahogany is a good choice.

While not as light as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 915
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

Yup, I think as teak ages, it would tend to split and crack under the stress of the rigging. Softer woods are lighter and will flex more and not crack or split. Since they are aloft they tend to dry...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 915
Posted By newhaul
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

The soft woods are traditionally used due to lighter weight straight grain and more flexible for spars hard woods won't flex and are actually more likely to break under sailing loads than soft woods.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-21-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 915
Posted By Alex W
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

You can get aluminum spreaders for the Yankee 30 rig from the original manufacturer. Check the Yankee 30 list, I think the mast was made be LeFiell in CA.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-21-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 915
Posted By newhaul
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

There's really no reason not to make them out of good straight grain teak. However traditionally they would be out of good soft wood like spruce, ceder, or Douglas fir. The most important however is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-18-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 2,550
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Is this pro wiring?

I just bought some custom battery cables from them, the quality is great and so was the price.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-01-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 6,466
Posted By budvar
Re: Don't "drive" your boat like it's a car!

This may be a reposting. There is a wonderful 80 minute seminar on utube on docking techniques, from the Tom Tursi of the Maryland School of Sailing. I liked it so much, purchased the companion...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-27-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 6,041
Posted By jackdale
Re: Recreational Sailboat vs. Tugboat with Barge: Who Has the Right of Way? - See mor

I am surprised. The Canadian Transportation Safety Board assessed some responsibility to a tug with a poorly lit barge after a collision in English Bay (Vancouver).



Transportation Safety Board...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By Delta-T
Re: Unclogging Hillerange (Seaward) 2101 alcohol stove

$2.54 Tip cleaner Shop Task Force Welding Tip Cleaner at Lowes.com (http://www.lowes.com/pd_178820-47120-SGY-C3_0__?productId=3064233)
Forum: Diesel 01-17-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 6,435
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Engine Oil for Marine Diesel

delo400 was reformulated to contain LESS zddp and certain addittives however it still is the golden standard for many many many diesel on and off the water

in fact I used it on my old racing 1980s...
Forum: Diesel 01-16-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 6,435
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Engine Oil for Marine Diesel

I've always used Shell Rotella T 15w/40. It contains 1200ppm of ZDDP, more than enough. If you are worried about wear, I suggest using this.

I don't know about Delo. Edit : it seems that Delo 400...
Forum: Diesel 01-14-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 6,435
Posted By seabreeze_97
Re: Engine Oil for Marine Diesel

The thing to watch is the older engines had flat tappet camshafts, and the new gas-engine oils no longer have the anti-scuff zinc additive, so the cam lobes will fail, or at least wear much more...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-02-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 6,041
Posted By luhtag
Re: Recreational Sailboat vs. Tugboat with Barge: Who Has the Right of Way? - See mor

As a ITB Captain for 13 years now as well as a live aboard sailor I'd like to chime in here if I could.

Many of the comments on this thread are encouraging and spot on. In the commercial industry...
Forum: Electronics 01-01-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 935
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Raymarine ST 60 Questions

Wire size more like a 22. Not your standard terminal block either. This one has the screws inside the tube with the wire inserted at the base of the tube then the screws are tightend down on the...
Forum: Electronics 12-30-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 935
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Raymarine ST 60 Questions

My ST 60 wind Instrument package came with a junction box to be used inside the cabin at the base of the base. So when you need to pull the stick just disconnect the wires. While they may...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-20-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By capt jgwinks
Ive got the same brown goo oozing from a couple...

Ive got the same brown goo oozing from a couple of places under the deck of my 1969 Columbia 36. Its not rust, I think its color leaching out of the balsa core and/or polyester resin. If you take the...
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