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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 17-02-2021, 16:03
Replies: 68
Views: 5,699
Posted By Nani Kai
Re: Need some help understanding differences...

Re: higher prices between brands it's no different than any other product you might buy. Some are built to higher standards of quality using better materials. Typically this results in more...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 15-02-2021, 08:54
Replies: 89
Views: 5,442
Posted By Nani Kai
Re: Yet another COLREGS situation

ALL boaters are required to know the COLREGS and there is enforcement of the rules. Sometimes the Coast Guard enforces the rules if they see a flagrant violation but often it is the Marine Police in...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 13-02-2021, 17:19
Replies: 89
Views: 5,442
Posted By Nani Kai
Re: Yet another COLREGS situation

I'm going to assume here you meant "rules cannot always dictate the proper action in a given situation" and that "a wise person should act accordingly".

The belief that "rules are adhered to by...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 13-02-2021, 17:01
Replies: 89
Views: 5,442
Posted By Nani Kai
Re: Yet another COLREGS situation

All in all you did the right thing. In fact, several right things. I concur with your conclusion that an attentive skipper coming into any harbor who sees two sailboats exiting should assume they...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 13-02-2021, 16:43
Replies: 89
Views: 5,442
Posted By Nani Kai
Re: Yet another COLREGS situation

+1! Wouldn't that be just dandy? Especially if you could get some of those rancid butter loads Greenpeace uses to mess with whale boats.

Only problem these days is the other guy might have a 12...
Forum: Our Community 13-02-2021, 16:25
Replies: 24
Views: 1,191
Posted By Nani Kai
Re: Equipment Airlines Will Allow

Is there any way the boat builder could assist? Perhaps they would be willing to purchase items locally for you or assist in some other way; perhaps they have a relationship with customs, etc. that...
Forum: Navigation 10-02-2021, 10:33
Replies: 531
Views: 24,440
Posted By Nani Kai
Re: Sailing vessel and RORO ship on collision courses - what do you think of the outc

[QUOTE=fxykty;3338639]Force the issue???!!!??? ROTFLAPM

I simply waited to give the ship opportunity to do what it should to avoid collision. Note that 5 miles, if the ship was making its usual 20...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 10-02-2021, 09:56
Replies: 67
Views: 5,525
Posted By Nani Kai
Re: Hot shower options good enough for the girlfriend to move in

Let me get this straight: #1 A woman is willing to move in and live with you on your boat if you provide a hot water shower for her to use.......

Man up dude! Pay the marina fees. Provide a...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 02-02-2021, 09:14
Replies: 19
Views: 2,378
Posted By Nani Kai
Re: Man Overboard, new product

There are two primary uses for the Life Ring: (1) when NOT attached to the boat it can provide immediate flotation for the MOB. (2) when attached to the boat it can be used during the last stage of...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 31-01-2021, 10:37
Replies: 16
Views: 1,242
Posted By Nani Kai
Re: Haul out specific questions

Could you elaborate on this? I typically change oil with the boat in the water and do run the engines up to temperature to make the pump out easier. But I have also changed the oil while in the...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 30-01-2021, 08:55
Replies: 48
Views: 2,982
Posted By Nani Kai
Re: What are your minimum Essential Tools to keep on the boat?

What does it mean "too many tools on board"? Is this an actual possibility?:biggrin: Lots of good advice up thread. My one contribution is to remember where the tools will be used: somewhere on the...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 29-01-2021, 10:01
Replies: 22
Views: 1,077
Posted By Nani Kai
Re: Need help with water temp sensor install on Yanmar 3YM30

Do you have info on brand/part number or any other information that might help me locate this? At this point I am leaning toward installing both an exhaust temperature alarm and a coolant...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 29-01-2021, 09:21
Replies: 22
Views: 1,077
Posted By Nani Kai
Re: Need help with water temp sensor install on Yanmar 3YM30

Thanks. I have a clearer understanding now, or at least have convinced myself that I do. My response to Wotname describes my plan going forward. I will post the results of the installations once...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 29-01-2021, 09:17
Replies: 22
Views: 1,077
Posted By Nani Kai
Re: Need help with water temp sensor install on Yanmar 3YM30

Mahlo Wotname for the detailed info. I appreciate that you gave the Coolant 101 explanation because it did provide info I did not previously know. If I understand everything correctly, it seems the...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 27-01-2021, 08:27
Replies: 22
Views: 1,077
Posted By Nani Kai
Re: Need help with water temp sensor install on Yanmar 3YM30

Thanks to Madehn, adjo and Dave229 re: exhaust temperature option. I'm not sure that will provide me with the information I need. If after reading my comments below you feel that the exhaust...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 26-01-2021, 08:38
Replies: 22
Views: 1,077
Posted By Nani Kai
Re: Need help with water temp sensor install on Yanmar 3YM30

It appears to me you are right about the green circled port. I will confirm that when I get back to the boat in March. I was going to have a mechanic do the install this week in my absence but...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 26-01-2021, 08:06
Replies: 22
Views: 1,077
Posted By Nani Kai
Re: Need help with water temp sensor install on Yanmar 3YM30

I understand fully. The diagrams from the manual don't show quite enough to confirm the water flow to the 3 possible ports. It will have to wait until I can get back to the boat and examine more...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 26-01-2021, 08:01
Replies: 22
Views: 1,077
Posted By Nani Kai
Re: Need help with water temp sensor install on Yanmar 3YM30

If I understand correctly I would install the temperature gauge sensor in the port where the temperature switch is located, dispense with the temperature switch altogether then use the adjustable fan...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 25-01-2021, 10:09
Replies: 22
Views: 1,077
Posted By Nani Kai
Need help with water temp sensor install on Yanmar 3YM30

I want to install water temperature sensor/senders on my Yanmar 3YM30s. I have the temp senders, properly threaded as well as appropriate Stewart Warner analog gauges. The question is where to...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 18-01-2021, 10:23
Replies: 8
Views: 1,048
Posted By Nani Kai
Re: Suggestions for deploying and retrieving dinghy with a pole

Install three lift points on the dinghy. SS eye bolts through the transom one at each end plus another at the bow. Use separate pieces of braided line (or have webbing made up), attach a carabiner...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 17-01-2021, 15:56
Replies: 83
Views: 7,661
Posted By Nani Kai
Re: Thoughts on Stainless Steel Anchor Chain?

Manalua Bay near Hawaii Kai has anchorage just off the channel to the south for shallow draft vessels. Depending on your ground tackle and the swell you can also anchor on the north side of that...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 17-01-2021, 15:20
Replies: 83
Views: 7,661
Posted By Nani Kai
Re: Thoughts on Stainless Steel Anchor Chain?

This seems to me to be the best suggestion. I modified our anchor locker by installing a wall just forward of where the spurling pipe drops chain through the deck. I also tilted the bottom of the...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 15-01-2021, 12:22
Replies: 71
Views: 4,096
Posted By Nani Kai
Re: Dive setup, BCD integrated weights vs weight belt.

I agree. Of all the new designs offered to the diver community over the last 40 years the Halcyon plate system is the best I've seen. When my current rig wears out then I'd definitely look to that...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 15-01-2021, 12:18
Replies: 71
Views: 4,096
Posted By Nani Kai
Re: Dive setup, BCD integrated weights vs weight belt.

[QUOTE=skyhawk;3319680]

Your mention of military diver in your list of "experienced critiera" brings back a story...[QUOTE=skyhawk;3319680]

Great story skyhawk! Yeah, even the military...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 13-01-2021, 12:50
Replies: 71
Views: 4,096
Posted By Nani Kai
Re: Dive setup, BCD integrated weights vs weight belt.

Please try this in stages. It can be done but it is NOT the same as entering from a dive platform or forward rolling off the side of the training pool. I'm assuming from your weight belt question...
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