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Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 16-07-2018, 14:07
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By Hartleyg
Re: Staten Island, NY, anchoring. I was told to get out! Am I wrong to anchor?

Looking at your track and pictures, it looks like you were pretty close in - about even with the outer end of those jettys. My guess is, you ran afoul of some local ordinance which prohibits...
Forum: Marine Electronics 16-07-2018, 08:36
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By Hartleyg
Re: ICOM 710 SSB radio whipping antenna?

KISS makes a "grounding" counterpoise system, but they also sell an antenna that simply straps to the normal, grounded backstay. I've never used one, but they look easy to install.



Hartley...
Forum: Marine Electronics 16-07-2018, 07:19
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By Hartleyg
Re: ICOM 710 SSB radio whipping antenna?

Glad to help! HF-SSB isn't dead, though it certainly doesn't get high billing these days - it's not super easy to install a good working HF radio, and operating HF requires radio op skills that seem...
Forum: Marine Electronics 16-07-2018, 05:14
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By Hartleyg
Re: ICOM 710 SSB radio whipping antenna?

The setup you have should work just fine with a 23' whip, assuming a good ground connection (bronze plate, thru-hulls, counterpoise, etc.). Even a 16' whip will work fairly well, though transmitting...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 02-07-2018, 16:18
Replies: 22
Views: 2,033
Posted By Hartleyg
Re: To Butyl or not to Butyl

It should certainly seal the port. Keep in mind that the butyl will ooze out some when you tighten down the screws - and it will continue to ooze as long as there is pressure, so you may have to...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 30-06-2018, 06:56
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By Hartleyg
Re: a/c electric panel red light flashing "pilot"

That "AC Pilot" light is probably a neon bulb, which do NOT last forever. Odds are it was going out when it was flashing, and it's dead now (it'll be intermittent depending on temperature and AC...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 19-06-2018, 07:09
Replies: 23
Views: 1,488
Posted By Hartleyg
Re: Image stabilized binoculars?

Another voice in appreciation of IS binoculars - when my mom & dad got too old for bird-watching trips, they gave us their pair of Canon 10X30s. We have a pair of WM 7X50s on board, but they NEVER...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 14-06-2018, 08:03
Replies: 81
Views: 4,085
Posted By Hartleyg
Re: Recommendations for AC/DC voltmeter purchase

Sailon1,


In multimeters, Fluke is the 900-pound gorilla, to which everyone else compares :).


I'm not sure you would find a clamp-on meter useful unless you intend to maintain a lot of...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 14-06-2018, 05:52
Replies: 14
Views: 1,268
Posted By Hartleyg
Re: C&D Canal Trip Timing

The best current prediction site for the C&D we've found is:

Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, Maryland/Delaware Current Predictions (http://tides.mobilegeographics.com/locations/1196.html)


...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 07-06-2018, 06:36
Replies: 18
Views: 1,879
Posted By Hartleyg
Re: engine stop button does not work !!!!

The solenoid pulls a mechanical lever or shaft that cuts the fuel flow from the injector pump. A diesel will start by rotating the crankshaft (which runs the injector pump) and continue to run until...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 06-06-2018, 07:33
Replies: 45
Views: 4,631
Posted By Hartleyg
Re: How to clamp a hose below waterline when there is not enough room for two clamps?

Ricky,


A nutdriver (or socket wrench) will:
a. Not slip off at an inopportune moment (and these hose clamps are ALWAYS in a nasty spot :) )
b. Won't potentially break the tightening screw or...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 05-06-2018, 08:26
Replies: 45
Views: 4,631
Posted By Hartleyg
Re: How to clamp a hose below waterline when there is not enough room for two clamps?

Two things at work here - first, double clamping is intended to provide redundancy, not because you need the extra clamped surface area; second, the need for redundancy is because SS clamps are NOT...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 31-05-2018, 18:39
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By Hartleyg
Re: How to secure a Torqeedo

Hi Rich,


It was raining, so I went thru my pictures and I found three somewhat fuzzy ones of what I did :) .

...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 29-05-2018, 11:53
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By Hartleyg
Re: How to secure a Torqeedo

On our 1003, I installed a small (1/4" diameter bolt) U-bolt in the aluminum chassis below the battery "ears". I then Nicopressed a 30" long, 1/8" diameter SS cable onto it with a larger bronze clip...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 28-05-2018, 19:27
Replies: 40
Views: 3,631
Posted By Hartleyg
Re: How strong is a Cleat Hitch?

BlackHeron, I agree completely, which is why I built my "at home" docklines as my picture showed earlier. The chain and cleat will rub, but chafe is NOT an issue - compared to ANY properly stretchy...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 28-05-2018, 14:29
Replies: 40
Views: 3,631
Posted By Hartleyg
Re: How strong is a Cleat Hitch?

I take pictures of distinctive cleat hitch implementations, and I have a couple you might find amusing:


http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=170692&stc=1&d=1527541884...
Forum: Forum Tech Support & Site Help 20-05-2018, 07:36
Replies: 7
Views: 5,448
Posted By Hartleyg
Re: Photobucket images - not for forum use

I'm guessing their business was sinking fast after screwing everyone over last year. I don't think I'll pay them going forward, however (fool me once, shame on you - fool me twice, shame on me)

...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 15-05-2018, 06:27
Replies: 103
Views: 6,441
Posted By Hartleyg
Re: Does portable generator plug into shore power outlet.

Late to the thread, but fwiw last year our inboard diesel generator was busted and so we ended up with a Yamaha 2kw - a lot like the very popular Honda, but blue :). We put it on the sugar scoop...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 13-05-2018, 08:57
Replies: 114
Views: 9,980
Posted By Hartleyg
Re: Yep - we dragged!

We were in San Domingo creek last fall for a few days - definitely deep mud, tho our Bruce 66 had no problems with 18-25 kt from the N. The biggest problem was the sustained N wind blew the water...
Forum: Our Community 06-04-2018, 07:18
Replies: 21
Views: 2,108
Posted By Hartleyg
Re: Through the Delaware Canal or outside?

A couple more notes:

We've found this site useful for canal tidal current:
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, Maryland/Delaware Current Predictions...
Forum: Our Community 06-04-2018, 06:31
Replies: 21
Views: 2,108
Posted By Hartleyg
Re: Through the Delaware Canal or outside?

We've taken the C&D canal both ways the last two years, and we've never encountered any special problems with stuff in the water in the Chesapeake, and I doubt you would encounter anything in...
Forum: Marine Electronics 01-04-2018, 11:48
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By Hartleyg
Re: Vhf radio with 2nd mike

Our boat came with a SH with a remote mic in the cockpit, and it worked fine - for a while, but the cord died of sun exposure, and SH had no more in stock to sell. I went with a handheld VHF for...
Forum: Marine Electronics 29-03-2018, 14:16
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Hartleyg
Re: Summer play with HF receiver

If the lifeline wire isn't grounded by it's connection to the stanchions or other supports, yes, you could use it - I would recommend affixing a clip to your lead-in coax and clipping onto a fitting...
Forum: Marine Electronics 29-03-2018, 12:59
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Hartleyg
Re: Summer play with HF receiver

You could use the coax for sure, though it would be more economical to just use it to get outside, then attach a wire. You will need to strip off the shield (and outer cover) of the part you want to...
Forum: Marine Electronics 29-03-2018, 12:33
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Hartleyg
Re: Summer play with HF receiver

That's waaay more antenna than you need to play with a receiver! All you really need is a chunk of wire (of suitable length) - and say #22 or bigger so it won't easily break and connect it to the...
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