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Old 05-02-2013, 18:47   #1
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HELLO FROM VANCOUVER B.C.

hello Im a new member to the site. I have been constantly visiting them as a guest for the last few months . Thought today was a good day to register. I will start off by letting you guys know that a have limited ( basically zero ) sailing knowledge besides to get the sails up you pull on a rope. Sailing is something that I have been dreaming about for years but never given it a second thought to actually owning a boat to sail myself. This should change in the next while I hope. Both the sailing knowledge thing and boat ownership. I have worked on large luxury yachts, tugs and some smaller freighters and the local ferry's here in Vancouver during my years as a diesel mech. So fixing items should pose to much trouble. As for the sailing part I will take things slow and see how it goes. Im sure that I will need help in this area. So a big hello and thank you.
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:50   #2
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Welcome aboard Travis!


Your first lesson: the line you use to haul up the sails is called a halyard.


An old salt once told me the only rope on a boat is used in the cabin for fun.
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:56   #3
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I live in Vancouver as well, and knowing a diesel mechanic is a GOOD thing.
Welcome. WELCOME! Did I mention welcome?
Now that we're bestest friends, my Yanmar has a little shimmy when I throttle up...
Seriously, welcome, and check with Coopers on Granville Island for some sailing lessons.
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Welcome aboard Travis!


Your first lesson: the line you use to haul up the sails is called a halyard.


An old salt once told me the only rope on a boat is used in the cabin for fun.
First lesson completed. Sailing to Tonga in the morning.
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Old 05-02-2013, 19:12   #5
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I live in Vancouver as well, and knowing a diesel mechanic is a GOOD thing.
Welcome. WELCOME! Did I mention welcome?
Now that we're bestest friends, my Yanmar has a little shimmy when I throttle up...
Seriously, welcome, and check with Coopers on Granville Island for some sailing lessons.
Could be a bunch of things. From clogged fuel filters to bad injectors. Not to sure if your Yanmar has external injectors or injector lines ( as not inside the valve cover. If they are external that try running the engine at an idle. Crack each injector fuel line at the injector slightly one at a time. Then tighten before moving to the next cylinder. There should be a noticeable difference in engine idle while the line is cracked. If not then the cylinder you are working on is at fault. This is a super easy way of diagnosing engine misses. It basically helps find the bad cylinder. You obviously then would have to do the other checks like injectors valves pistons etc. But its a start. I forgot to add that if you are cracking the injector line put an old rag over the fitting to keep the fuel from making a mess.
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Old 05-02-2013, 19:53   #6
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Welcome aboard, Travis... it is an unexpected pleasure to find a new member who can contribute right off the bat, particularly on mechanical issues. I believe Khagan1227 is referring to that age old saying, 'lines are for boats, ropes are for sex'.
An inexperienced female crew member told me that when I asked her if she had learned anything on her first overnight sail with a friend of mine aboard his Cal T46. Unfortunately, the romance didn't last(maybe it was fortunate) but the saying stayed with me and she did crew for us on a cruise to Mexico.
I am also from Vancouver and worked the water up there back in the 60's and 70's. Cheers, Phil
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here.
kind regards,
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