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Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 15-05-2018, 15:04
Replies: 14
Views: 1,366
Posted By EmeraldCoastSailor
Re: Oil Change Trick

By way of an update after dozens of hours and 5 months, my engine oil has a darkness to it but it is several shades lighter than oil checked after a minute of running after any previous oil change.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 11-04-2018, 08:33
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By EmeraldCoastSailor
Re: Yanmar xGMxx Tach Sensor Question

Following as my 3ym30’s tach (and hour meter) have performed inconsistently for years. Maybe a perennially bad connection.?
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 11-03-2018, 15:42
Replies: 42
Views: 4,447
Posted By EmeraldCoastSailor
Re: sails stuck in mast furling help

Well, Id furl the headsail, start engine, head into wind, and work it as best I could. I get a knife ready as well I suppose. For what it is worth my sail jams were just about all on the out haul...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 11-03-2018, 10:14
Replies: 42
Views: 4,447
Posted By EmeraldCoastSailor
Re: sails stuck in mast furling help

Play with halyard tension and keep in and outing it. Play with boom angle but leave it more loose than tight. I found a mallet and a tool made from a cutting board was useful for the guy in the...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 24-02-2018, 15:48
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By EmeraldCoastSailor
In mast roller furling maintenance

Aside from the often given advice of spray the hell out of the moving parts with McClube, is there any technique or product you recommend to keep things moving easily?
Forum: General Sailing Forum 21-02-2018, 09:31
Replies: 42
Views: 5,843
Posted By EmeraldCoastSailor
Re: Miami boat show strictly sail died February 14, 2018

It was my first Miami boat show and I would not be surprised if it is my last. Great boats to check out for sure but not sail oriented. I checked out all I really needed to in terms of my plans but...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 19-02-2018, 20:54
Replies: 33
Views: 2,692
Posted By EmeraldCoastSailor
Re: Bali 4.0 vs Lucia 40

Funny how I assessed the same boats at the show as well. The Bali seemed so nice but not as practical for handling tough stuff single handed. And the lower helm of the FP gives me more confidence...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12-02-2018, 08:31
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By EmeraldCoastSailor
Re: How to attach fittings below deck

For stuff in my lazarette and anchor locker I made blocks of various sizes (2" x 4" is common) out of marine grade 5/8" plywood. I coated them in epoxy and when cured I 5200'd them to the...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12-02-2018, 08:19
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By EmeraldCoastSailor
Re: How to attach fittings below deck

3m Command has worked well for me. Cheap and easy.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 08-02-2018, 19:18
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By EmeraldCoastSailor
Replacing port lights on Beneteau

The original port lights on the deck of my 343 developed leaks and needed resealing. But thanks to the crazy amount of super strength adhesive used by Beneteau, my attempt to remove the one piece...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 28-01-2018, 14:31
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By EmeraldCoastSailor
Finger primer on 3YM30 fuel pump not working

For the first time in many years of changing fuel filters, the little finger primer didn't bring fuel to the secondary filter. I seem to recall last year it took more pumps than the year prior and...
Forum: Emergency, Disaster and Distress 23-01-2018, 09:46
Replies: 64
Views: 6,128
Posted By EmeraldCoastSailor
Re: Boat on the Rocks: Scenario Quiz

Stay on the boat until it breaks apart then exit to water and the other boat, not to the rocks.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 17-01-2018, 17:13
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By EmeraldCoastSailor
Re: Cruisair Burning Smell When Heating

Yeah, I am pretty sure it is a reverse cycle unit. I am not aware of a "heat tape system at the fan blower"
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 17-01-2018, 14:49
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By EmeraldCoastSailor
Cruisair Burning Smell When Heating

I have a single 12,000 btu unit with ducting to rear cabin, v-berth, and of course the salon. Air flow is good and the unit heated well for about 12 hours solid last week until I started smelling...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-01-2018, 08:29
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By EmeraldCoastSailor
Re: Installing seal in waterpump

I made a wood jig with a hole saw so that I could tap the pump apart. Thanks for the reminder as it is time for me to change my seals. I didn't get to them soon enough and lost a pump a year and...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 09-01-2018, 16:33
Replies: 14
Views: 1,366
Posted By EmeraldCoastSailor
Re: Oil Change Trick

Only a few hours on the new oil but I am amazed at the clarity. Not dark at all. No kill-joys needed as I realize that I am not materially improving oil performance. But I will "waste" a fifth of...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 04-01-2018, 18:01
Replies: 14
Views: 1,366
Posted By EmeraldCoastSailor
Oil Change Trick

Not sure this is a good one or not but today as I was nearing the end of oil extraction via the dipstick tube, I poured about a fifth of a quart of fresh 15W-40 into the oil fill and continued...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 29-12-2017, 17:25
Replies: 26
Views: 2,571
Posted By EmeraldCoastSailor
Re: Ok To Skip Bottom Paint For 1 Season?

I will almost get 3 years out of my bottom job. I used great paint and I have the bottom cleaned regularly (in water via me or a diver).
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 29-12-2017, 09:55
Replies: 62
Views: 5,512
Posted By EmeraldCoastSailor
Re: Dehumidifier - will it make a difference?

I don't have a winter situation to deal with but my dehumidifier works wonders to make the boat more comfortable. When I sail I unplug it and lay it down in the head in the shower area out of the...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 23-12-2017, 19:22
Replies: 50
Views: 6,102
Posted By EmeraldCoastSailor
Re: Fender or barge boards

Now that I think about it, I don't think my board is composite; I think it is vinyl which is why it is so light. Makes it easy to dig out of the lazarette. It bends a bit but I use three 6.5" x 22"...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 23-12-2017, 14:51
Replies: 50
Views: 6,102
Posted By EmeraldCoastSailor
Re: Fender or barge boards

I use a white composite board about 4 long. I hang the board off of the loops of the fender whips via carabiners which makes it easy to hang in the middle of the fender. The composite is light and...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 07-12-2017, 14:56
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By EmeraldCoastSailor
Maine Cat 30

Well now I am looking at Maine Cat. I am trying to find a fun to sail cat that can get under 50' bridges yet still be able to deal with GOM waves so I can avoid the GICW whenever possible. I want...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 03-12-2017, 15:33
Replies: 18
Views: 2,010
Posted By EmeraldCoastSailor
Gemini Legacy 35

Does anyone have any opinion re a newer Legacy 35? The wife would like a cat and a Gemini seems to have some theoretical strengths for coastal enjoyment.
Forum: Challenges 27-10-2017, 19:46
Replies: 14
Views: 1,509
Posted By EmeraldCoastSailor
Re: Saialing from pcb,fl to galveston

When I did it the opposite way I got well offshore to avoid all the shallow rigs. As I see it there is no reason to get close to the shallow rigs off of LA. It is the weather you need to be...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 22-09-2017, 12:20
Replies: 17
Views: 2,167
Posted By EmeraldCoastSailor
Fender whips; how important is the spliced loop?

Apologies in the advance for such a trivial post but I am curious to know from those wiser than I if the spliced loop in the standard 6' fender whip has any better function than a bowline? I am...
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