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Forum: Multihull Sailboats 10-02-2021, 13:49
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Posted By Ken Fry
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 09-02-2021, 13:27
Replies: 423
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Posted By Ken Fry
Re: Cruising cat - sub 90 degrees tack upwind

To illustrate the effectiveness of cracking off a little, here is what Sailing Mag had to say about the Lagoon 40:

"The key to sailing the Lagoon 40 is the 706ft Code 0. With romping fun...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 09-02-2021, 13:09
Replies: 423
Views: 32,855
Posted By Ken Fry
Re: Cruising cat - sub 90 degrees tack upwind

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there seem to be a bit of disbelief about our L 400 doing sub 90 degrees tacks. Typical condition - AP set to 41 TRUE, apparent wind 22 kn, boat speed 6 kn. This skill I...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 21-01-2021, 16:32
Replies: 60
Views: 5,554
Posted By Ken Fry
Re: Where is my ignition coil?

It helps fantabulously! Suddenly everything is clear. So far, my sailing trip to Kansas City has been slow going at best, but I believe that your insights will provide exactly the energy I need to...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 08-01-2021, 15:42
Replies: 30
Views: 2,053
Posted By Ken Fry
Re: Scuffing a Yanmar YSE 12 clutch?

Actually that pic is a tri... in fact, I called it a flying tri, because you always sailed it flat, with both amas out of the water. (If you're stationary, one float or the other would be on the...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 05-01-2021, 09:15
Replies: 77
Views: 6,682
Posted By Ken Fry
Re: Is it usual for a marina to want to be added to insurance?

In my experience, yes, although the specific term I've seen is "additional insured."
Forum: General Sailing Forum 04-01-2021, 19:51
Replies: 33
Views: 7,808
Posted By Ken Fry
Re: Give Highwayman's Hitch Knot a Try for Fenders

I have extra deck cleats for fenders. Simple, fast, adjustable, secure.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 04-01-2021, 19:42
Replies: 42
Views: 4,378
Posted By Ken Fry
Re: Low oil pressure-Heavy Blow by causes oil loss-and Smoke!

Rotten says "Gauges are great". I might say gauges are wonderful.

However, in the aircraft industry, where engine failures can mean dead people, there are an abundance of warning lights and...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 04-01-2021, 19:06
Replies: 66
Views: 5,743
Posted By Ken Fry
Re: Barrier coat or Epoxy for coating bare wood hull

Of course. Everyone seals plywood edges. Unsealed marine plywood delaminates because the wood can soak up water and expand so much that the interlamination stresses are high enough to cause...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 04-01-2021, 11:04
Replies: 42
Views: 4,378
Posted By Ken Fry
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 03-01-2021, 19:33
Replies: 30
Views: 2,053
Posted By Ken Fry
Re: Scuffing a Yanmar YSE 12 clutch?

In "real" units (as the queen intends), that's just .008" of wear, and that little lip is certainly more than that... if my laser eyes still work.

(Many many years ago, I taught motorcycle...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 03-01-2021, 18:04
Replies: 66
Views: 5,743
Posted By Ken Fry
Re: Barrier coat or Epoxy for coating bare wood hull

That's not true. Waterproof glue, (usually even boiling water proof) is the one characteristic that all "marine plywood" has. Some marine plywood is made from woods that are not classified as...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 03-01-2021, 13:44
Replies: 30
Views: 2,053
Posted By Ken Fry
Re: Scuffing a Yanmar YSE 12 clutch?

Here, let me start arguing with myself:

I looked a little closer at the photo of the pressure plate. It cannot be trued up to something like what would be an actual spec... if the darn...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 02-01-2021, 19:22
Replies: 30
Views: 2,053
Posted By Ken Fry
Re: Scuffing a Yanmar YSE 12 clutch?

You could write country music!

Yes, the discs are shot. I've seen dry clutches where the lining is worn down to the rivets, and pretty well scored pressure plates and flywheels, but these ones...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 02-01-2021, 14:38
Replies: 30
Views: 2,053
Posted By Ken Fry
Re: Scuffing a Yanmar YSE 12 clutch?

I've deglazed hundreds of clutch plates in a motorcycle context, and have deglazed the flywheel and pressure plate for automotive clutches. (Usually the friction plate is cheap enough to simply...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 02-01-2021, 13:19
Replies: 19
Views: 1,733
Posted By Ken Fry
Re: Varnish/paint that brighten interior woodwork

And of course, in the further past, many (if not most) yachts looked like this:
...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 02-01-2021, 12:16
Replies: 45
Views: 4,381
Posted By Ken Fry
Re: Intracoastal Marshes; Tidal Docking

I feel for you. I hope you can take some solace from the fact that this sort of thing has happened thousands upon thousand upon thousands of times. There is always a solution.

If you only...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 01-01-2021, 17:12
Replies: 60
Views: 5,554
Posted By Ken Fry
Re: Where is my ignition coil?

I have not been able to get my boat to move, despite the many excellent suggestions in the forum. But I know the answer is here somewhere.

I am happy to say that I am not a newby in all things,...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 29-12-2020, 17:25
Replies: 66
Views: 5,743
Posted By Ken Fry
Re: Barrier coat or Epoxy for coating bare wood hull

Cool. I'll look into it.

Paintless dent repair: magic. Had some hail damage once -- maybe 50-100 small dents. They fixed it all -- looked brand new. It would be fun to learn how to do it... ...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 29-12-2020, 16:24
Replies: 66
Views: 5,743
Posted By Ken Fry
Re: Barrier coat or Epoxy for coating bare wood hull

Definitely. I realize it might have seemed like I was endorsing Bondo for use on a boat. Near boats, I use it only for fixturing -- temporarily gluing something to the floor. Even then I try to...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 29-12-2020, 15:52
Replies: 88
Views: 6,147
Posted By Ken Fry
Re: Thoughts on a viable and MARKETABLE Electric Drive Train

I did not realize (until reading one of your early posts that I'd missed) that you, Valhalla, don't intend to build this. Therefore none of my cautions regarding market research apply. Musing is...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 29-12-2020, 13:05
Replies: 66
Views: 5,743
Posted By Ken Fry
Re: Barrier coat or Epoxy for coating bare wood hull

Yes I agree vinylester is better than polyester but not as good as epoxy. My aversion to the stuff (both v and p) is mainly from the smell and the working qualities. But if I were sensitized to...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 29-12-2020, 12:33
Replies: 66
Views: 5,743
Posted By Ken Fry
Re: Barrier coat or Epoxy for coating bare wood hull

Traditionally, lapstrake boats are framed, but usually don't have stringers. (Now, there are all sorts of variations from no framing at all to some, to a lot.) Traditionally, the frames went in...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 29-12-2020, 12:00
Replies: 66
Views: 5,743
Posted By Ken Fry
Re: Barrier coat or Epoxy for coating bare wood hull

Yes, it's essential, sort of: The inside is done with the boat right side up. The outside with the boat upside down.

The outside is much easier: at least tension on the cloth tends to put it...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 29-12-2020, 11:20
Replies: 88
Views: 7,257
Posted By Ken Fry
Re: Jib Sheet Clew Attachment Poll

Drifting off topic: A guy at the gas docks where I used to fill up often could properly secure a boat to a cleat (including the half turn to get the line laying right), in about half a second while...
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