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Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 07-01-2022, 21:57
Replies: 98
Views: 8,969
Posted By Hanksy
Re: Crew Management -- Medium Sized Crew

One more thing I'll add. When I started sailing I was a bit too friendly with crew. I'm no Captain Bligh but I do like to let them know early I'm in charge and as the trip progresses it allows you to...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 07-01-2022, 21:48
Replies: 98
Views: 8,969
Posted By Hanksy
Re: Crew Management -- Medium Sized Crew

I regularly sail with crews of 5 to 8 people. A few thoughts on the matter.
Start off with fixed meal times. If you let people choose when to eat their breakfast and lunch I've seen people skip...
Forum: Our Community 07-01-2022, 21:28
Replies: 100
Views: 12,209
Posted By Hanksy
Re: Success stories from inexperienced buyers of large boats

I delivered a boat last year with the new owner on board. 40ft and short delivery (36 hrs). Didn't know much about sailing before hand and never parked a boat before. I gave him a 3 hour parking...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 07-01-2022, 21:22
Replies: 16
Views: 1,410
Posted By Hanksy
Re: Is it the head gasket?

You can also test the coolant for exhaust gas. Google exhaust gas coolant tester and you'll see the tool. Looks a bit like a turkey baster. If you've exhaust gas in the coolant then head gasket is...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 10-09-2021, 02:54
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By Hanksy
Re: Help! Yanmar 3YM30 dumped what seems like all of its oil!

Looks a lot like the dipstick. Can you find where the dipstick should be? Starboard side about halfway along the engine. You should see the dispstick tube. Comes out near the bottom of the engine and...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 08-09-2021, 14:38
Replies: 41
Views: 4,032
Posted By Hanksy
Re: Turkey: fine for exceeding legal boat capacity

The 38.1 is rated for 8 in Cat A waters.
Maybe the charter company are thinking how many guests can sleep aboard?
You'll be fine.
Class A is open ocean, force 8 and 4m waves.244942
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 07-08-2021, 05:38
Replies: 6
Views: 993
Posted By Hanksy
Re: Yanmar 4JH4E Fuel Consumption

Thanks for the responses. Hoping to have a few days before the ARC to make an energy budget. I'll be bringing extra diesel and we'll have 7 racers on board so we can sail without electricity (except...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 06-08-2021, 06:01
Replies: 6
Views: 993
Posted By Hanksy
Yanmar 4JH4E Fuel Consumption

I'm looking for some data on the fuel consumption for a 4JH4E.
She has an high output Balmar alternator. I'm trying to work out our fuel budget for this year's ARC.
I can't get to the boat to test...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 04-07-2021, 00:29
Replies: 74
Views: 9,226
Posted By Hanksy
Re: Cascading mistakes turned it to a bad day

I like to use the priority list from aviation. Aviate, navigate and communicate in that order. For us, sail the boat, then navigate, then communicate or fix the problem.
My priority in that...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 08-06-2021, 15:21
Replies: 51
Views: 4,926
Posted By Hanksy
Re: engine dies after 2 hour run

Reasonably maintained stands out to me. Can you elaborate on this? Skipped a few filter changes etc?

As a elimination error I would swap the filters and replace the seals. Watch for the small O...
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 14-03-2021, 06:36
Replies: 57
Poll: ASA vs RYA
Views: 7,062
Posted By Hanksy
Re: ASA vs RYA

Just a quick correct Little Wing. Sea time is valid for 10 years.

Minimum seatime
Documented minimum sea time1*completed on a seagoing sailing or motor yacht (as appropriate) in the last 10...
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 14-03-2021, 04:15
Replies: 57
Poll: ASA vs RYA
Views: 7,062
Posted By Hanksy
Re: ASA vs RYA

Here is a link to the Day Skipper Practical syllabus, this doesn't cover the theory syllabus. It is a assumed the theory is completed beforehand as a 5 day classroom course or online in 40 hours.
...
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 14-03-2021, 04:05
Replies: 57
Poll: ASA vs RYA
Views: 7,062
Posted By Hanksy
Re: ASA vs RYA

I'm an RYA instructor so might be able to help you figure this out.
A Day Skipper should be able to take a group of beginners out for a day sail in familiar waters, keep them safe and lead...
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 30-10-2020, 10:10
Replies: 20
Views: 3,192
Posted By Hanksy
Re: ENG 1 Medical & color blindess

The RYA are pretty good at giving advice and answering questions for members and professionals. Send them an email or call them and they'll get you sorted
Forum: General Sailing Forum 20-10-2020, 15:01
Replies: 20
Views: 2,522
Posted By Hanksy
Re: January delivery from La Rochel to BVI

Hi ED-M

I am an RYA Yachtmaster Commercially Endorsed and a Crusing Instructor. Can I pm you? I am available early Jan but might be tied up in the second half of Feb. If the dates don't work for...
Forum: Marine Electronics 09-10-2020, 10:14
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By Hanksy
Re: 2 in 1 Chartplotter/EPIRB--does this exist?

Not sure how useful a chartplotter is if you're in a life raft
Forum: Meets & Greets 07-10-2020, 01:41
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By Hanksy
Re: Greetings from Dublin!

I'm out on the bay this week teaching a course. Probably see you out there! Lovelly sailing weather
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 20-10-2019, 01:20
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By Hanksy
Re: Drying the inside of a life jacket bladder

To finish off this thread: I pumped the PFD with a bicycle pump and left it in a warm room. Deflated and repumped and repeated. It took 10 cycles to get all the droplets out but now it's good to go.
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 14-10-2019, 03:38
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By Hanksy
Drying the inside of a life jacket bladder

I did a sea survival course over the weekend and got to play in a liferaft in full gear. Learned a lot of usefull info.
In the pool I was inflating and deflating my lifejacket to see how it affected...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 14-10-2019, 03:36
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By Hanksy
Re: PFD CO2 cartridge replacement

Weighing them is usually a pretty good indicator if any gas has escaped. If the bottle has any corrosion I would chuck it because it is abrasive and I would worry about it damaging the bladder of the...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 11-08-2019, 06:10
Replies: 46
Views: 4,572
Posted By Hanksy
Re: Questions on neap and spring tides. Is anyone able to help?

What is the destination of the passage?
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 11-08-2019, 06:05
Replies: 46
Views: 4,572
Posted By Hanksy
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 11-08-2019, 05:51
Replies: 46
Views: 4,572
Posted By Hanksy
Re: Questions on neap and spring tides. Is anyone able to help?

For day skipper they use springs, neaps, and in between.
So assuming spring high tide is 3.0m on 1st Jan and neap high tide is 1.0 on 7th Jan if you are halfway between you can split the...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 09-08-2019, 22:57
Replies: 34
Views: 4,920
Posted By Hanksy
Re: Itís way harder than those YouTube videos make it look!

Let the sail out until it flaps and then pull it back in a little until the flapping stops. That's a good starting point.
If you are heeling too much you can counteract it by hiking, easing the sail...
Forum: Challenges 25-05-2019, 03:22
Replies: 131
Views: 15,921
Posted By Hanksy
Re: Why is my boat pointing into the wind?

Could this boat have hydraulic steering? I've had a hyraulic leak that made the steering wander intermittently. It would be fine u til some air managed to find it's way into the hoses. Often the...
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