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Forum: General Sailing Forum 30-10-2020, 18:50
Replies: 41
Views: 3,311
Posted By Red Sky
Re: Is it necessary to have an ally onboard during a sea trial as a first time buyer?

Alison, Again, Matt is your guide.

There are many, many very helpful folks on here that just might be willing to have a sail with you during your trial sail. If youíre comfortable, some general...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 30-10-2020, 18:10
Replies: 41
Views: 3,311
Posted By Red Sky
Is it necessary to have an ally onboard during a sea trial as a first time buyer?

Alison, Remember that the surveyor is in your corner, or should be, youíre paying their fee. You need to be able to trust him/her to find the warts. Matt is spot on with the way it should go. A good...
Forum: Marine Electronics 26-10-2020, 09:44
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By Red Sky
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 17-10-2020, 21:19
Replies: 21
Views: 1,689
Posted By Red Sky
Re: Online instruction on marine diesel maintenance and repair?

OP, If what TrentePieds has suggested doesnít make sense to you, Iíd recommend going with the method used by bjp447, a very good suggestion also.
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 14-10-2020, 18:05
Replies: 21
Views: 1,469
Posted By Red Sky
Re: "Pizza stone" for 2 burner Force 10 stove

A pizza stone and an oven thermometer both help considerably.
Forum: Emergency, Disaster and Distress 21-09-2020, 09:09
Replies: 139
Views: 9,506
Posted By Red Sky
Re: Are You Troubled ENOUGH ?

Like Miami was supposed to be under water by 2015? Excuse my skepticism...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11-09-2020, 17:27
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By Red Sky
Re: Screens for Hood Traditional Portlights

I went through the check McMaster first, then the rest of the net dance before I called the manufacturer, Whitewater Marine, who directed me to MDD. They have quite a few items that are OEM.

My...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 10-09-2020, 20:38
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By Red Sky
Re: Screens for Hood Traditional Portlights

I just did all 14 of my screens @ 30Ē/each.

IDK if thisíll help.
https://www.marinedepotdirect.com/replacement-gasket-for-man-ship-screens.html
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 22-08-2020, 18:43
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Red Sky
Re: Marriage Saver Headsets

I second Steel Sails, the SPH10ís work great. Being able to talk to the helm is invaluable. Hand signals are important to be familiar with, we know them, but donít use them. Itís so much easier to...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 10-07-2020, 19:45
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By Red Sky
Re: Yanmar control panel dead-trouble shooting hints?

This wonít help the OP, but I was having an intermittent start problem on my 4jh3e. Cleaned all the connections, then changed the key switch, the start solenoid, no help. Traced the harness from the...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 18-05-2020, 22:29
Replies: 53
Views: 3,459
Posted By Red Sky
Re: Oil in fresh water tank help

I looked at the MSDS sheets for Bio Dex, nasty stuff, none were safe to ingest. Unless I missed it you didnít say what the tank was made of. Most of the Bio Dex products, there are quite a few, that...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 18-05-2020, 22:10
Replies: 82
Views: 6,286
Posted By Red Sky
Re: List of boats with skeg and sugar scoop

Somebody needs to bring it down a notch.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 16-05-2020, 19:14
Replies: 82
Views: 6,286
Posted By Red Sky
List of boats with skeg and sugar scoop

Caliber 40LRC. The skeg is definitely not supported by the rudder.
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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 14-05-2020, 10:01
Replies: 53
Views: 3,459
Posted By Red Sky
Re: Oil in fresh water tank help

Maybe try a final rinse with a good quantity of baking soda and water? Maybe leave it in the tank for a week with a coupe of different ďagitationsĒ.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 14-05-2020, 09:19
Replies: 53
Views: 3,459
Posted By Red Sky
Re: Oil in fresh water tank help

When I first read this I thought WTF, I use that to clean a wall before painting. I googled it, itís used as a food additive...who woulda thunk?

Unfortunately it wonít work on motor oil. Thereís...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 14-05-2020, 07:24
Replies: 53
Views: 3,459
Posted By Red Sky
Re: Oil in fresh water tank help

Looks like itís time for some water and Dawn in the tank, take her out and bounce around for a while and then rinse and repeat as necessary. BTW, How much H2O does the tank hold?
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 13-05-2020, 20:51
Replies: 53
Views: 3,459
Posted By Red Sky
Re: Oil in fresh water tank help

Iím with Wotname, try Dawn dish soap.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 13-05-2020, 19:40
Replies: 18
Views: 1,245
Posted By Red Sky
Re: Art.

Dual lock is a bear to remove if needed. 3m Command Strips are a viable alternative that are removable without leaving a trace.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 13-05-2020, 19:29
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By Red Sky
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 13-05-2020, 19:26
Replies: 53
Views: 3,459
Posted By Red Sky
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 13-05-2020, 11:52
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By Red Sky
Re: Starter Motor Mystery

You could be right.

Jumper cables & straight jump the solenoid & motor separately.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 13-05-2020, 10:15
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By Red Sky
Re: Starter Motor Mystery

The OP has already installed a spare, problem persists.
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 13-05-2020, 09:46
Replies: 500
Views: 23,535
Posted By Red Sky
Re: Examples of a two crew watch rotation for an ocean crossing?

I always bring up the story of the ďAegeanĒ, the 37í Hunter that ran into N. Coronado Island during the Newport Beach/Ensenada race in 2012. 7+ Kts. into the rocks after the watchstander fell asleep....
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 12-05-2020, 22:49
Replies: 500
Views: 23,535
Posted By Red Sky
Re: Examples of a two crew watch rotation for an ocean crossing?

0200-0500, sometimes known as the ďOMG...itís only 0400?Ē shift.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 12-05-2020, 22:42
Replies: 47
Views: 3,339
Posted By Red Sky
Re: Help - first time fixing a stuffing box

FYI, Buck Algonquin, among others, sell packing nut wrenches, size specific.
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