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Old 06-08-2008, 20:00   #106
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No phone line, or shore power, but both Pelagic, and Charlie are on the right track. Read my original post VERY carefully.
And no problem with the depth.
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Old 06-08-2008, 20:33   #107
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My guess is one of two things. One there were two bowlines and only one was released. This answer is probably not right b/c it took 15 minutes to figure out what the problem was. Second guess is that the bowline was released from the bow cleat then tied somewhere else on the boat behind amidships causing the boat to spin.

I won't post any answers to my quiz till Kai's is resolved.
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Old 06-08-2008, 20:40   #108
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You were right on the money (and yes it took 15 minutes to figure it out) That's what happens when I try to delegate Our illustrius Commodore released the Starboard bow line, but never even looked at the port side. It was so obvious, that no one else thought to check. Boy were our faces red, but at least it made for a good story at the next board meeting
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And Charlie, my guess would be a loose hose clamp on the water intake?

The thought process is correct but in my post I (and subsequently the mechanic) tightened all the hose clamps.
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Old 06-08-2008, 20:56   #110
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Does your engine sit below or above the waterline?
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Does your engine sit below or above the waterline?
On the right track. Top of Engine is very close to the waterline. Not sure whether it is above or below.
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Old 06-08-2008, 21:22   #112
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It sounds like you are (were) losing suction in the water intake, but not sure why, if the hoses are tight, why it would not pick it back up. Unless, you have an anti siphon on the raw water intake line, and it stuck open?
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You are very close. The gasket on my "origianl" raw water strainer was worn to the point where it was no longer air tight. The gasket that I fitted in there was better but not airtight either. After calling (aren't cell phones great) the engine installer and Never Monday I decided to lower the raw water strainer below the water line. This way I have to close the seacock whenever I shut the engine down but air leaks don['t matter as much. I also did a better job of repalcing the gasket on the raw water strainer. Good job Kai. I could n't figure it out on my own.
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I was thinking the strainer, but opted for the anti siphon first, as that is a rare failure in my experience.
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Old 08-08-2008, 03:37   #115
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The magnetic compass sits on your boat, generally ignored these days as GPS and different electronic compasses outshine in accuracy and convenience.

But in an emergency, with no power, it still remains your get home, stand alone Guide.

How do you test that old compass for Mechanical Defects? (broken or blunted pivot points; punctures or roughness in the jewelled cap; etc.etc)
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Blunted pivot points? Do you have a 17th century compass without jeweled bearing points in it?[VBG]

While one crew observes the compass, the others get out and rotate the boat in a 360d circle, so any uneveness in the compass may be observed. Then, the boat is heeled 20d, (four times, once to port, once to starboard, once bow-down and once stern-down) and the rotation performed again, ensuring the bearing is free and clear in all orientations.

Of course if something was broken in there, really broken, it would be sitting in the bottom of the globe or floating in it. But the crew feel more valuable when they've been doing essential tasks like rotating the boat about the compass.[g]
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The solution I am looking for is a lot simpler than that HS and one that a compass adjuster will usually do before anything else.
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You were right on the money (and yes it took 15 minutes to figure it out) That's what happens when I try to delegate Our illustrius Commodore released the Starboard bow line, but never even looked at the port side. It was so obvious, that no one else thought to check. Boy were our faces red, but at least it made for a good story at the next board meeting
Helarious but I had EXACTLY the same thing happen one time. I now verify that ALL lines are cast off.
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The solution I am looking for is a lot simpler than that HS and one that a compass adjuster will usually do before anything else.
Check to see if the lubbers line is parallel to the boats longitudinal line. Check that all the compensating magnets are there. Swing the compass slowly looking for any places where the card sticks. I actually had a fluxgate compass wear out. Didn't know they could previously.

Magneuto method or swinging the boat? Megneuto method works very well for finding a worn compass. Places where it is sticking become very obvious.
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Could you take a big lump of steel or a magnet and swing it around the compass to see if it gets hung up anywhere?

I know my bucket of anchor chain will do the trick...
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