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Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2010, 06:12 PM
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Delivery Crew Recommendation

A little background My wife and I were underway from the Galapagos to the Marquesas in June when she started having some neurological problems (numbness in the left arm and leg).* Upon arrival in...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,343
Posted By Yorksafloat
RE: There's bad service, then there's bonehead design...

We communicated with Gromet (relayed by Artemo) via the SSB net.* They were starting out as we were arriving in Nuku Hiva.* They sure sounded like a really fun couple of boats.* Wish we could have...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2010, 05:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,343
Posted By Yorksafloat
RE: There's bad service, then there's bonehead design...

SeaHorse - Thanks for your kind words. Unfortunately, we had a serious change in our cruising plans.* My wife and I departed in our GREEN (<grin>) trawler yacht from the Galapagos on May 29th enroute...
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,343
Posted By Yorksafloat
RE: There's bad service, then there's bonehead design...

No experience with Johnson pumps but if you want a multi-page rant about Xantrex, I can oblige you!
In my case the boat came with the Xantrex which eventually failed and I made the mistake of...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,695
Posted By Yorksafloat
RE: Chain Rode

My understanding is that the use of chain and rope for the rode is a cost issue rather than anything else.* I have two bow anchors and each one has 400' of 3/8" chain rode.* I can also remove one of...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-19-2010, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By Yorksafloat
RE: Baffling Inverter/Charger problem

Ken,
Which switch and contacts are you talking about?* The switch that is supposed to automatically switch based on AC availability?* The contacts where the incoming AC enters the inverter?
Thanks....
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-17-2010, 04:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By Yorksafloat
Baffling Inverter/Charger problem

I have a Xantrex Freedom 30 Inverter/Charger (yes, I know its not the best on the market but its what I have).I am experiencing the following symptoms:
1.When running on shore power or generator,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2010, 05:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,877
Posted By Yorksafloat
RE: incline test

Phil/Fill - I did the incline test myself (data collection) and I used John Simpson (www.simpsonmarinedesign.com) up in B.C to do the calculations and determination of how much ballast and where to...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2010, 04:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,877
Posted By Yorksafloat
RE: incline test

FF - This wasn't exactly a design flaw as much as it was an original owner flaw.* When the boat was built it was never inclined (as required and documented by the designer and builder).* Essentially,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,877
Posted By Yorksafloat
RE: incline test

I added 4 tons of ballast to the boat.* 2.5 tons in one location and 1.5 tons in a second location - all on the advice of a naval architect.* The roll period is one of the data points that you give...
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,877
Posted By Yorksafloat
RE: incline test

I did this on my boat with barrels of water in various combinations and locations.* Very good note taking is critical, as is careful measurements.* Once you have these measurements (raw data) you...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 10-09-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By Yorksafloat
RE: Heading out!

John - In a trawler, we don't speed ANYWHERE!http://www.sparkimg.com/emoticons/biggrin.gif
We are bypassing the Sea of Cortes for a variety of reasons (mostly because we've already been there).* I'm...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 10-09-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By Yorksafloat
RE: Heading out!

We aren't going through the Panama Canal until late December so you'll have to wait a bit for those photos.* We will be posting photos and blog updates everywhere we can get WiFi or via text from the...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 10-09-2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By Yorksafloat
Heading out!

We're at the 3 week mark before departure!* After more than 2 years of preparation (and learning how to handle our first boat!), we are preparing to depart on a planned circumnavigation.* We'll be...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 10-08-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,207
Posted By Yorksafloat
RE: Freshwater pump (house water) cycles on and off?

We're going to be posting the journal of our trip on our website at www.yorksafloat.com.* The website is up but still very much under construction.*

Jim
M/V Antipodes
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 10-08-2009, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,207
Posted By Yorksafloat
RE: Freshwater pump (house water) cycles on and off?

I'm actually getting a truck delivery in Mexico at the commercial price (cheaper than anything I've managed to find in the US).* Don't worry though....I'll still hoist a margarita to you anyway!
...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 10-07-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,207
Posted By Yorksafloat
RE: Freshwater pump (house water) cycles on and off?

Yep.* After 2 years of preparation (and learning how to actually handle this boat), all of the pre-departure boat projects are complete (except for taking on 3000 gallons of diesel) and we'll be...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 10-06-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,207
Posted By Yorksafloat
RE: Freshwater pump (house water) cycles on and off?

Well I replaced the pump and it's working perfectly (and the Admiral is once again happy).* I also got the rebuild kit for the pump and will add "Rebuild freshwater pumps for storage as spare" to the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2009, 07:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,383
Posted By Yorksafloat
RE: Blue Water Capabilities?

It sounds like pretty much everyone is in "violent agreement!" http://www.sparkimg.com/emoticons/smile.gif
Boats (like most aspects of life) involve compromises. There are a lot of factors to...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-27-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,207
Posted By Yorksafloat
RE: Freshwater pump (house water) cycles on and off?

No accumulator tank.* The two stage water pump is intended to eliminate the need for the accumulator tank and it has worked fine up until this morning.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-27-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,207
Posted By Yorksafloat
RE: Freshwater pump (house water) cycles on and off?

This only happens when I open a faucet.* If there was a leak then the pump would just periodically cycle on and off continually.* Just to be sure, I went and checked all of the post pump systems and...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-27-2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,207
Posted By Yorksafloat
Freshwater pump (house water) cycles on and off?

This morning the freshwater pump supplying the plumbing systems on the boat started cycling on and off (about 2 seconds on and then 2 seconds off when a high flow faucet is opened).* It is the Jabsco...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 08-19-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,462
Posted By Yorksafloat
Racor Dual Fuel Filter

I just increased the size of my fuel polishing system and I've got a spare Racor 75500MAX for sale.* New it's a bit under $1000 and I'll take any reasonable offer.* I'll even throw in a few 30um...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2009, 10:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,634
Posted By Yorksafloat
Cruising Spare Parts

This is a somewhat philosophical question.* When putting together spare parts for extended cruising, how extensive should the list be with respect to parts that you can't personally install?
For...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-18-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By Yorksafloat
RE: Paris?

YIKES! I'm not sure I would fit. It would be close with bad things on the wrong side of the line between ok and not ok!
Thanks for mentioning the Rosenblum book. Even if I don't make this trip,...
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