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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 02-06-2019, 09:43
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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 22-10-2015, 12:22
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Re: Gravity fed Taylors heater while sailing?

I had a Taylors kero cabin heater which I sold complete after I bought a Taylors drip feed diesel heater. The kero heater worked well however, like the kero stove I use, I am on board while using...
Forum: Crew Archives 03-10-2015, 15:32
Replies: 16
Views: 4,986
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Re: Novice female looking for experience in Oahu

Hello, I have three daughters, ranging from 17 to 22 years and two of them have been travelling. I am always more comfortable when I know they are amongst a group of friends and participating in a...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 06-09-2015, 16:55
Replies: 2,554
Views: 346,100
Posted By Saltyrope
Re: Single Men Living Aboard and Cruising... an honest look.

Where is your boat listed for sale. Or where is it to look at?
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 06-09-2015, 16:46
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Views: 346,100
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Thumbs up Re: Single Men Living Aboard and Cruising... an honest look.

45 to 50, what a great age to go off adventuring!
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 06-09-2015, 15:54
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Views: 346,100
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Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 02-08-2015, 12:57
Replies: 19
Views: 2,845
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Re: Smoky, rough, cold starts on Beta 60

Valve clearance obviously first thing to check however also look for finger trouble as in the possibility of other accidental damage amongst the valve gear. The stem seals should Iin theory prevent...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 27-07-2015, 17:00
Replies: 31
Views: 6,986
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Re: volvo penta 2003t no start, no try, no nothing...

Hi. First thing is to pull stop lever on all the way. That 'primes' the engine and is a 'cold start' procedure. The starter motor is an interesting wee beast with planetary gears that in turn drive...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 06-07-2015, 14:15
Replies: 12
Views: 2,255
Posted By Saltyrope
Re: Volvo MD11d - thermostat question

Hi Matthew, I have owned and worked on these engines with a similar problem. Some of the answers have addressed some of the problems. before coming to the most important issue I agree with the...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 04-04-2015, 16:07
Replies: 421
Views: 39,399
Posted By Saltyrope
Re: April Giveaway: GMN Long Range WiFi Extender Systems

Satellite Phones & Airtime | Satellite Email & Internet | Global Marine Networks (https://www.globalmarinenet.com/) This set of threads has only come up because I have been researching satellite...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 15-02-2015, 00:48
Replies: 4
Views: 3,088
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Re: John Pugh Yachts

Anybody have a link to John Pugh design plans? Especially around the 35 to 39 ft mark.
Forum: Marine Electronics 02-02-2015, 14:55
Replies: 90
Views: 10,344
Posted By Saltyrope
Re: Advice needed on AIS

Yes, more than one available depending on your device. Google AIS tracking and they should come up.
Forum: Marine Electronics 01-02-2015, 12:07
Replies: 90
Views: 10,344
Posted By Saltyrope
Re: Advice needed on AIS

Hi Don, Having delivered vessels with and without AIS, I have found the following. Receive only AIS units tell me the track of the vessel that may run me down. If there is a DSC VHF on board, I may...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 01-02-2015, 11:15
Replies: 14
Views: 2,430
Posted By Saltyrope
Re: Maintaing polish job on brass trim

Brass or bronze? Have you thought of having them plated? Not chrome plated finish but a finish in the colour or your choice. I used to use Autosol on my bright work, including brass plaques but now...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 19-01-2015, 17:28
Replies: 12
Views: 5,107
Posted By Saltyrope
Re: Hull squishing at cradle pad

Hello Aha may. In addition to the data that I already wrote in response here is a link that has much information, including the softening and flexing of solid GRP. If your vessel is foam core then...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 18-01-2015, 17:51
Replies: 1,136
Views: 184,381
Posted By Saltyrope
Re: Production Boats Fit For Blue Water

My error, I was trying to reply to the original post on this thread. My point is that an offshore vessel must meet certain criteria that if met, would enable it to sail in southern waters in as...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 18-01-2015, 17:18
Replies: 1,136
Views: 184,381
Posted By Saltyrope
Re: Production Boats Fit For Blue Water

Interesting thread.... Now here is a thought.... Follow the old Whitbread route.... to test the capability of ones 'offshore' yacht...
I know of 'some' production yachts that have done it a few...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 18-01-2015, 16:48
Replies: 12
Views: 5,107
Posted By Saltyrope
Re: Hull squishing at cradle pad

First question is 'What is the hull made of?' With enough point pressure hulls of all materials will yield in different ways.
Certainly the problem requires correction and as the pads used on...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 26-02-2013, 14:18
Replies: 40
Views: 7,815
Posted By Saltyrope
Re: Hydraulic Drive Ideas

[QUOTE=Cheechako;1102299][The cost to rebuild a Velvet Drive is $4500 I hear! OUCH!
QUOTE]

Suggest you get your hearing checked ..... that price...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 26-02-2013, 13:55
Replies: 40
Views: 7,815
Posted By Saltyrope
Re: Hydraulic Drive Ideas

This from Beta.
https://www.betamarine.co.uk/images/Hydraulic%20Units/Hydraulic_Units.jpg
Key points for this system are as follows:
ProsCons• The engine and hydraulic pump unit can be sited...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 26-02-2013, 13:49
Replies: 40
Views: 7,815
Posted By Saltyrope
Re: Hydraulic Drive Ideas

Have a look at the Beta UK site (may be on the US one as well) under Inland Waterways as there is a picture of the componetry. Looks like a pump on the back of the engine (no gearbox) tank full of...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 26-02-2013, 13:41
Replies: 40
Views: 7,815
Posted By Saltyrope
Re: Hydraulic Drive Ideas

Parker Hannifen seem to be a lot more efficient with the set ups that I have read about. I am considering a hydraulic drive and lack of efficiency was a concern. Some claim 20 to 30 % losses, others...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 19-12-2012, 23:56
Replies: 16
Views: 4,318
Posted By Saltyrope
Re: Which Engine Would You Use ?

Perkins rebuild or New Yanmar? What was the end result? Cheers, John.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 18-12-2012, 23:10
Replies: 18
Views: 8,827
Posted By Saltyrope
Re: Perkins Engine - Raw Water in Crankcase

Raw water in crankcase..... This is an old post so I wonder what the problem was, having not read all the posts yet. Immediate thought was that the 'muffler' was not doing its job if one of those...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 07-09-2012, 13:03
Replies: 40
Views: 30,429
Posted By Saltyrope
Re: Yanmar 3GM30 Starting Battery Size ?

Great post Gord May. Thank you. Precise, to the point, gives all the correct perameters. And what a great forum with all the diffferent approaches to the same subject. My own experience with many...
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