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Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 21-03-2022, 19:15
Replies: 30
Views: 1,959
Posted By Kerry1
Re: Calling rock climbing sailors

I used this system with some variation and more backup safety. I used a prusik knot on a climbing rope that I pulled up with the topping lift, (because...
Forum: Marine Electronics 22-02-2022, 17:27
Replies: 51
Views: 8,209
Posted By Kerry1
Re: DSC Distress Calls --- I can't take it anymore!

I feel for you bud. Recently I was awoken from my landlocked home at around 3am by a call from Police. Apparently people had notified them of a voice emanating from my boat which is moored 400metres...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 30-12-2021, 01:24
Replies: 23
Views: 1,625
Posted By Kerry1
Re: Volvo Penta 2003 loss of coolant

If all other suggestions don't seem to provide the correct answer, suspect either a blown head gasket where the water jacket has leaked through to the cylinder/s and thus coolant into the oil, or...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 20-12-2021, 16:37
Replies: 62
Views: 4,743
Posted By Kerry1
Re: Flexofold 2 or 3 blade folding on oversized 50hp FP Lavezzi

I imagine it wouldn't be the easiest, but there is nothing that can't be done underwater on the Volvo folding three blade that needs doing on the hard. The main regular servicing they require is...
Forum: Our Community 23-05-2021, 03:50
Replies: 149
Views: 15,998
Posted By Kerry1
Re: A Cap for Yachting

I think the guy on the right looks the part with this genuine German Navy Cap given to me by my German friends Klaus and Miho. However I'm usually not game enough to wear it in public. I don't think...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 11-05-2021, 14:19
Replies: 80
Views: 9,042
Posted By Kerry1
Re: Boat is heeling in marina - owner says its ok.

It looks to me like a bent rudder as one can see more of the slight bulb on the starboard side of the keel past the rudder than on the port side. But that does depend somewhat on the photographers...
Forum: Navigation 06-05-2021, 13:14
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By Kerry1
Re: GPS slow to find position

I had a similar problem with my Raystar antenna. The problem is now fixed because I bought a Vesper Cortex AIS which comes with it's own GPS antenna and now feeds that information to the Raymarine...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 23-04-2021, 15:20
Replies: 19
Views: 3,140
Posted By Kerry1
Re: Software for remote anchor alarm


Do you recommend some software (free or paid) that would allow me to set anchor alarm, but inform me remotely (e.g. on a mobile)?

No matter how thoroughly I...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 20-04-2021, 14:43
Replies: 23
Views: 2,627
Posted By Kerry1

The following youtube link shows a tool for removing gelcoat. Although most applications involve the removal of gelcoat from the hull, it will work of course topside. .The video shows a UK made...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 22-03-2021, 10:57
Replies: 55
Views: 5,854
Posted By Kerry1
Re: Can someone explain how the AC75 sails so fast?

I think most of the answers I've seen here are on the wrong tack. If you think in terms of energy harnessed in order to achieve a certain amount of work with things like friction in the air and water...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 27-02-2021, 17:09
Replies: 19
Views: 1,746
Posted By Kerry1
Re: Volvo Heat exchange Problem

more, I had the identical problem on my Bav 38 with the D2-55 heat exchanger. The photos you show could have been my very own. Obviously a design issue. I was fortunate, it was just before Christmas,...
Forum: Marine Electronics 17-02-2021, 22:55
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By Kerry1
Legacy Electronics and New bits.

Our Bavaria came with a suite of Raymarine electronics which have been in the main reliable and great to work with, but...

Over time, several of the components are giving trouble, the windex...
Forum: Navigation 10-02-2021, 12:57
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By Kerry1
Re: GPS Goes Nuts

Yes, I can understand your GPS issues on the boat. However this was an issue with the GPS system I think, because my old system picked up no signals at all. And the built in GPS chip in the phone was...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 10-02-2021, 12:52
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By Kerry1
Tsunami Warning Issued This Morning For Parts of NZ Coast

"A large quake off the coast of the Loyalty Islands east of New Caledonia has prompted a tsunami advisory warning for parts of New Zealand." 5:44Hrs NZDST - 1 News

Hoping all is well and no damage...
Forum: Navigation 10-02-2021, 12:36
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By Kerry1
Question GPS Goes Nuts

Has anyone else experienced this issue with GPS?

My old faithful Raymarine system does give some start up issues with getting a fix for a while, quite commonly in fact. (I suspect it has...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 25-01-2021, 12:07
Replies: 109
Views: 15,255
Posted By Kerry1
Re: Climb mast - no ropes!

I use a prussik loop tied to my bosun's chair on a tensioned, fixed halyard in conjunction with my home made "Easy Climb" See here:

My system differs from the "Easy...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 29-12-2020, 14:05
Replies: 61
Views: 4,240
Posted By Kerry1
Re: Going in to get MOB

It's a serious business but it's hard not to laugh at the typo's which gave me an image of a frowning child forced to wear a "PDF" to keep him out of harm's way. I guess he had cause for frowning!
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 08-12-2020, 11:33
Replies: 9
Views: 1,923
Posted By Kerry1
Re: Installing safety netting to prevent cats from falling overboard?

We have never lived aboard, but we frequently have taken our two Birman cats to sea as coastal cruisers. When under way they happily ensconce themselves under the dodger on either side of the...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 12-03-2020, 12:17
Replies: 8
Views: 978
Posted By Kerry1
Re: M25XPB, water and oil mixed.

One thing that may not have been mentioned is that sometimes a fault in the casting or in the design may leave too thin a wall between the water jacket and the oil circulatory system which corrodes...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 13-01-2020, 13:43
Replies: 11
Views: 2,269
Posted By Kerry1
Re: Leaking top seal - Jabsco toilet pump

Been there.... I looked on this site for answers to the exact problem you had. So yes it's here like most other solutions to our boating needs. I used a factory seal kit which didn't last long. Then...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 05-12-2019, 14:49
Replies: 33
Views: 6,981
Posted By Kerry1
Re: tie tiller down when at dock

Whatever system you use, and there are some really good ideas here, make sure that your tiller is immediately available without delay, so from that perspective I am wary about tying off the tiller...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 28-11-2019, 14:26
Replies: 44
Views: 6,618
Posted By Kerry1
Re: Help me identify the boat ( Hans Christian 37???)

The amount of sheer, full length keel, and the angle and style of stern and rudder remind me quite a lot of our Herreschoff 28 footer, perhaps a variant of that design, even the coach roof/cabin top...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 23-11-2019, 11:35
Replies: 25
Views: 3,478
Posted By Kerry1
Re: Volvo D2-55 white smoke

I have a D2 -55 but the problem you speak of could apply to any marinized diesel engine. Here is an interesting article re. white smoke: Marine diesel white smoke from exhaust - Sailing n Cruising...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 21-11-2019, 02:41
Replies: 5
Views: 2,959
Posted By Kerry1
Re: Replacing Engine Gear Control Parts On A Bavaria 38

As can be seen in the 2nd photo, there are two holes on either arm, one of which the cable must be terminated. I simply put mine back where it came from, since adjustment wasn't the issue. That's the...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 20-11-2019, 13:57
Replies: 35
Views: 9,679
Posted By Kerry1
Re: Best wax or UV protectant for gel coat

I haven't read all the posts but just to point out or query the oxidation issue with darker colours. I know with some intense colours in paint there is a greater problem with oxidation, just not sure...
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