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Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 15
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My experience is that the three strand stretches...

My experience is that the three strand stretches way too much. Great for anchor rode but it can stretch something like 20 percent of length before yield. I found that lines as long as possible to...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,154
Posted By silver lining1
Just use a hefty cable and lock. I lock my dinghy...

Just use a hefty cable and lock. I lock my dinghy to bow rail with a rubber clad cable that is maybe 1/2 inch and I think pretty tough to cut with a bolt cutter. Need a cutoff saw. I have left it...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 19,037
Posted By silver lining1
This hurricane plan for Coral Reef Yacht club is...

This hurricane plan for Coral Reef Yacht club is in direct violation of Florida state law which clearly states that “marinas may not adopt, maintain or enforce policies pertaining to the evacuation...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,990
Posted By silver lining1
Hi Alpha Mike. It is good to hear from a fellow...

Hi Alpha Mike. It is good to hear from a fellow racer. I worked at a couple Porsche shops in high school and through college Then I started roadracing motorcycles for several years and then...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,990
Posted By silver lining1
I have rebuilt dozens of engines over the years....

I have rebuilt dozens of engines over the years. Most valve covers are not fitted with sealant on both sides of the gasket. This is to make it moderately easy to remove a valve cover for valve...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,990
Posted By silver lining1
I would do oil change ASAP. The glycol is known...

I would do oil change ASAP. The glycol is known to damage bearings. Change oil and filter and run it a few minutes to flush all high pressure passages and most importantly flush the main and rod...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,990
Posted By silver lining1
I have just dealt with a similar situation in a...

I have just dealt with a similar situation in a 17.5 kW diesel generator. Loss of coolant and oil turned greenish gray. Replaced head gasket and flushed oil three times. Stopped losing coolant but...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,753
Posted By silver lining1
Ski, are you heading to the exumas? We are...

Ski, are you heading to the exumas? We are crossing this weekend and will be in the exumas for a week and a half before heading to the abacos through harbor island. Weather looks nice for the next...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,373
Posted By silver lining1
Last year we were anchored off Big Majors in the...

Last year we were anchored off Big Majors in the Exumas and a crew showed up with two beautiful diesel powered tenders and set up a full party on a deserted beach on the uninhabited island with every...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By silver lining1
I have a 30 hp rib that required a tricky rolling...

I have a 30 hp rib that required a tricky rolling chock to allow room for my Davit to operate on the swim platform. UMT marine did a perfect job in co-engineering and fabricating an elegant solution....
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By silver lining1
Call the company that bought st croix. They sell...

Call the company that bought st croix. They sell a replacement seat. I got a set of replacement seat hinges from them last year and they said they were selling a replacement for the upholstered seat...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,252
Posted By silver lining1
Because depending on where you boat every so...

Because depending on where you boat every so often you may wind up in conditions where it is unsafe to get out of a fixed helm chair. I would never have a helm chair that was not rigidly fixed to...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,626
Posted By silver lining1
twice in five years I have had to replace a...

twice in five years I have had to replace a pressurized cylinder that provides the trim tab force. These are like hatch cylinders but enclosed in a "water proof" rubber housing. And just last week...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,626
Posted By silver lining1
The smart tabs work very well. Need to get the...

The smart tabs work very well. Need to get the correct size and force. My 11.5 Achilles with a 30 hp jumps right on plane solo. The tabs also help the dinghy plane at lower speeds. The only...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 723
Posted By silver lining1
A typical 240 single phase three wire plug has a...

A typical 240 single phase three wire plug has a safety ground and two live wires. Between the two live wires is 240 volts. Each of these is at 120 v with respect to the ground. The 120s are out of...
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,753
Posted By silver lining1
The bugs I think are called noseeums. They come...

The bugs I think are called noseeums. They come out in the late day but only in some locations. We never have a problem anchored or while on the boat but more while at an outdoor restaraunt. I never...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,898
Posted By silver lining1
When we were buying our current Viking sport...

When we were buying our current Viking sport cruiser we looked at navigators as well. They made our short list. We had the opportunity to test drive one and relative to our boat they don't track as...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,753
Posted By silver lining1
We have done this trip many times - my favorite...

We have done this trip many times - my favorite part of boating. We almost always go in June and July as the weather is much more reliable and the water is perfect temperature

Stop at west end or...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2018, 01:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,987
Posted By silver lining1
We were in a different but similar position...

We were in a different but similar position several years ago. Working full time we wanted a boat that opened our weather windows for travel to the Bahamas, Chesapeake and along the east coast. We...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,666
Posted By silver lining1
Each of the engine manufacturers spec their fuel...

Each of the engine manufacturers spec their fuel requirements D975 or EN590. As long as the fuels meet the specs no additives are required. The ulsd refining process removes the lubricity and it it...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,666
Posted By silver lining1
I dont know why only one pump failed. Further,...

I dont know why only one pump failed. Further, only one cam lobe failed, and the other lobes looked normal wear patterns. No injectors have ever failed before the cam lobe failure, they were all...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,666
Posted By silver lining1
Why this may be true in some cases, in the case...

Why this may be true in some cases, in the case of my failed fuel pump, these are very well cared for engines. The fuel filters have vacuum gauges, are changed annually or sooner at 200 hrs and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,666
Posted By silver lining1
Agreed. I just think it makes sense to be...

Agreed. I just think it makes sense to be prudent in prevention if the current fuel specs for ULSD are marginal for older mechanical injection engines, and if a lubricity additive has no down side...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,666
Posted By silver lining1
One other thing to note is that the ASTM D975...

One other thing to note is that the ASTM D975 specs are consensus and not regulatory. The EPA does regulate sulfur, but not lubricity and viscosity. My understanding is that there are no federal...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,666
Posted By silver lining1
NC Ski gave a very nice answer to this question,...

NC Ski gave a very nice answer to this question, the fuel is what cools and lubricates the cam, followers and injectors in some mechanical injection systems.

I agree that there are a lot of...
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