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Old 03-02-2010, 21:08   #91
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Would you take off or fly with one engine?

Install the dual Racor's!

Redundancy is a good thing.
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Old 03-02-2010, 21:12   #92
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Another WA man! Join the team here! I have dual (actually 4) Racors (two in line, double line)- my mechanic just laughed at me. Let him laugh- he's not out in the pacific with the swell up!
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Would you take off or fly with one engine?

Install the dual Racor's!

Redundancy is a good thing.

Bad analogy but we get the point..
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Yes, very bad analogy, see attached pic.
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:17   #95
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Hi all: This fear peddling isn't that new, H.L. menken wrote 100 yrs ago+/- : The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menancing it with an endless series of hobglobins, all of them imaginary. " Btw,google his quotes and catch some fresh air that provige insights into much . Peace.
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After sailing from S.F. to P.V Mexico, and back. Many of my friends asked if I was ever afraid. It scared the hell out of me when I was tossed from my boat. It scared the hell out of me when she rolled while I was sleeping. Only to wake up being dropped from the coach roof. Splitting my melon open, and bleeding like a stuck pig.

What scared me even more was the thought of missing out on life, and being tied safely to the dock. I give Mother Nature every ounce of respect she asks for, and even more. The rewards of sailing, so far have overcome any of my fears..........i2f
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Fearless: Taking action without fear.

Courage: Having fear but still tacking action.

just saying. ^^
When I asked about being scared on the ocean, my friend in London said, "It's not the Ocean that's dangerous; It's the hard bits that surround it."

Troy's comment about "...taking action" hits it on the head. Don't let fear in a situation cause action paralysis.

Oh, and Desert Mermaid; Take little heed of author's who write books about finding their inner selves while single hand sailing. They are selling their book and experiences. Your mileage WILL vary.
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Whose to say what can happen while single-handing? Some find themselves while fasting in a sweat lodge. Some realize they are not lost at all. Everywhere you go there you are........lolololol.......i2f
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Do you think installing in a dual Racor system is over the top?
Dual Racors are no where near over the top. Most boats spend very little time in rough weather. When it comes, it REALLY stirs up the tank. Dual filters allow you to change over seamlessly when you need your engine the most. Try to get the vacuum gauge option on the #1 filter if possible. It will help you know when it's time to flip the lever...

BTW, Idorakeeper is an airline pilot. He HAS to be able to fly on one engine, or he's out on his ear!
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Dual Racors are no where near over the top. Most boats spend very little time in rough weather. When it comes, it REALLY stirs up the tank. Dual filters allow you to change over seamlessly when you need your engine the most. Try to get the vacuum gauge option on the #1 filter if possible. It will help you know when it's time to flip the lever...

BTW, Idorakeeper is an airline pilot. He HAS to be able to fly on one engine, or he's out on his ear!
I had understood you to be talking about the Racor filters in series - you seem to mean in parallel and switchable?

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You could follow my route ... break the pipe from the tank and bucket brigade it empty then pump it in filtering it all the while and then discover the pipe is still leaking so pump it out and filter it again while pumping it back in., That is some clean diesel!
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Cant see many reasons to run Racors in series. Engines already have secondary filters. Here's a pic of my dual home-made set-up.
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Cant see many reasons to run Racors in series. Engines already have secondary filters. Here's a pic of my dual home-made set-up.
I see, it is a nice set up - may shamelessly plagiarize yet another idea
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I have a vacuum gauge in too. Just like it was mentioned. So far it is overkill, but I will let you know after a storm or two!
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