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Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 01-08-2022, 17:08
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By Northbound44
Re: LMR-400 Ultraflex Coaxial Cable

Difference between LMR400 VS RG8

Although LMR400 cable has low loss, it is thicker and less flexible than RG58 or LMR240 cable, making it more difficult to work with. Meanwhile, the impedances of...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 30-06-2022, 06:43
Replies: 88
Views: 4,438
Posted By Northbound44
Re: Urgent. Help with name

I agree, my previous boat name was «*Northbound*» and after hailing the bride tender , they’re looking on the wrong side when I was heading south!
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 27-03-2022, 11:40
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By Northbound44
Re: Perkins Prima 50

I don’t think so, the M80 use a turbo designed to fit BB build code. The M 60 made to fit BA build code.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 27-03-2022, 11:26
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By Northbound44
Re: Perkins Prima 50

I second CCurtis, chance are for a leak somewhere. Check also the banjo bolts on the injectors. They are prone for fissures and leaks on this specific model.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 25-03-2022, 05:58
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By Northbound44
Re: Perkins Prima 50

The last time I saw a similar problem, I found that the little strainer inside the fuel tank was clogged with debris. This strainer is located at the end of the dip tube in the tank.
On my Perkins ,...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 08-03-2022, 21:10
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By Northbound44
Re: Perkins Prima 50

I made 4000 hours + on identical engine, one of the best I ever had. Chances are that you have air in your fuel lines. Try purging the filters and the injectors and make sure all fittings related to...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 05-03-2022, 15:04
Replies: 27
Views: 2,282
Posted By Northbound44
Re: No,You Can’t Rebuild That Engine,Or Can You?

Is this an engine? I tough it was a reef!
Seriously, you’re better to look for a running engine with a lots of hours that you’ll pay low price and that would be possible to rebuild at reasonable...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 19-10-2021, 01:29
Replies: 6
Views: 1,172
Posted By Northbound44
Re: First time buyer in Puerto Rico

You’ll have better chances to find something at this price on US East coast unless you’re interested for a hurricane damaged project boat. I would not suggest the last option if you are a first time...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 04-07-2021, 05:10
Replies: 27
Views: 1,820
Posted By Northbound44
Re: Sea sickness question??

My wife says your wife is petrified of sailing, change the captain or sell the boat!
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 30-06-2021, 17:59
Replies: 23
Views: 2,156
Posted By Northbound44
Re: Profurl LC42 or LCI42 rebuild kit and parts

In my case, it was the best furler I had. It was installed on a Hylas44 used 15 years between the Caribbean and the northern country. This furler is well built and I never ever had any issues with it.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 18-06-2021, 07:10
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By Northbound44
Re: Alternator belt tension

Good chart Jammer, I also like the specs about used belt because by experience the belt will break if you use the same tension as you would for a new belt.
I know that the OTC tension gauge is a...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 18-06-2021, 06:23
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By Northbound44
Re: Alternator belt tension

Best tool to do this task: https://www.amazon.com/OTC-6673-Automotive-Accessories/dp/B000I198J0/ref=pd_lpo_2?pd_rd_i=B000I198J0&psc=1
Forum: Our Community 30-05-2021, 16:22
Replies: 21
Views: 3,382
Posted By Northbound44
Re: Best adhesive for Hypalon?

Two parts Hypalon make permanent repair but it is expensive and you need specific conditions ( dry weather no sun) and time for curing the adhesive.
The Hypalon adhesive is in fact two par
t rubber...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 20-05-2021, 14:18
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By Northbound44
Re: MD22L- SEA WATER PUMP LEAKAGE

The weakness of this pump is the shaft itself. In fact it wears out prematurely and in addition to replace the shaft, seals and bearings, you need to align the shaft with a specific alignment...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 15-05-2021, 11:18
Replies: 19
Views: 5,625
Posted By Northbound44
Re: Katadyn 160E Desalinator NEW

No, you can still find the Katadyn Power Survivor 40E on Spectra Website , the other models have been discontinued . Sometimes you can find used units, they are really simple, easy to rebuild and...
Forum: Our Community 14-01-2021, 19:16
Replies: 50
Views: 6,531
Posted By Northbound44
Re: Newport, RI to Lake Erie - options for deep draft sailboat

Without wanting to decrease your enthusiasm for this project, I would like to remind you that the border is currently closed and may still be closed for a good part of next summer.
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 12-01-2021, 10:00
Replies: 8
Views: 1,481
Posted By Northbound44
Re: Watermaker-Rainman

In regards to the engine size, an internal combustion engine may develop high enough torque to drive a loaded pump, but not enough to accelerate it to operating speed. Consequently, with all other...
Forum: Marine Electronics 24-12-2020, 18:58
Replies: 25
Views: 1,832
Posted By Northbound44
Re: Selecting an IMU

Here’s the schematic for a gyro to be used with a Raymarine autopilot

https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=26285&d=1303090913
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 03-12-2020, 16:34
Replies: 18
Views: 4,238
Posted By Northbound44
Re: How to make the jump from Bahamas to Caribbean? Clarence Town to Turks adn Caico

Another alternative way south to the Caribbean:

https://doccdn.simplesite.com/d/4e/b9/282319408721934670/53616180-4358-4b26-95a3-22f615ddc615/CRUISING%2BGUIDE%2BDR.pdf
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 30-11-2020, 19:13
Replies: 18
Views: 4,238
Posted By Northbound44
Re: How to make the jump from Bahamas to Caribbean? Clarence Town to Turks adn Caico

Hello again,

Free PDF copy of Gentlemen guide to passage south is now available on «*any Flip*»

https://anyflip.com/rryuf/lxud
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 30-11-2020, 19:04
Replies: 18
Views: 4,238
Posted By Northbound44
Re: How to make the jump from Bahamas to Caribbean? Clarence Town to Turks adn Caico

Hello serpa4,
You’ll find diesel in Georgetown, Provo , Cockburn Harbour T&C, Luperon, Ocean World Marina ( Puerto Plata), Samana, Boqueron (PR). Bring your Jerrycans since fuel dock aren’t popular...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 17-11-2020, 08:30
Replies: 45
Views: 5,426
Posted By Northbound44
Re: Through-Hull/Ball Valve Thread Mismatch -- Urban Legend?

Quick answer about the difference between NPT, BSPP and BSPT:


https://www.ralstoninst.com/news/story/the-difference-between-npt-bspp-and-bspt-seals
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 10-11-2020, 18:31
Replies: 33
Views: 3,777
Posted By Northbound44
Re: Best way to preserve open cans of paint on board?

Paint manufacturers add nitrogen when packaging paint to remove air from the surface.
I often use argon gas which is heavier than air, by injecting it into the container before closing it, with good...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 31-10-2020, 04:49
Replies: 38
Views: 5,871
Posted By Northbound44
Re: Looking for a sailboat and advice

Hi Supercat,
This boat is probably in need of TLC and the price reflected that it is a divorce sale, he’ll sell it or he’ll loose it.
Also, the boat yards in Green Cove, Fl are packed with boats in...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 30-10-2020, 08:25
Replies: 149
Views: 18,900
Posted By Northbound44
Re: Coppercoat after 6 months away

Based on what I read on this thread and my experience with ablative antifooling in the tropics, considering the huge difference in terms of investment between Copper clad and regular antifooling...
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