Recent content by MikeHoncho

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    Ripped off at Point Wilson?

    Appreciate the info. My brother and I have considered it.
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    water pressure loss

    Confirm there is water in the tank
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    Ripped off at Point Wilson?

    How unsuccessful would a person be doing the race without a spinnaker?
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    Ripped off at Point Wilson?

    Only six crossings.......the worse sea state every time has been at Admiralty Inslet at Marrowstone Point. Each time going with the wind and tide so it was a advantage. I’ve had to motor across the strait going north every time and been able to sail south 2 out of 3. Everytime going south I’ve...
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    Fuel is in waste holding tank what to do ?

    Gasoline has a flashpoint of -44f anything left after blowing the system out for 10 or so minutes after getting the liquid out is residue that no longer is a flammable issue. Again, the methane produced in the tank is going to produce much more flammable gas than any gasoline vapor when in use...
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    Fuel is in waste holding tank what to do ?

    The possibility of flammable gasoline vapor in the system is minimal compared to the methane from the septic that will be in there also.
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    Sailrite Sail Kits

    The Sailrite machines are pretty impressive. I almost didn’t get the zigzag model. I’m glad I did.
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    grinding sound starting??

    Don't let it go on for long. The grinding is probably a incomplete meshing of the benix gear with the ring gear on the flywheel. Both will wear down the edge of the gears and then not engage at all or get worse. The ring gear/flywheel will need to be replaced which means removing the...
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    Sailrite Sail Kits

    Started my Laser sail kit today and I’m very impressed. It is well laid out and the instructions are clear. The only thing I would include in them is a sequence of work flow. There is a key to the workflow given the size of the project pieces vs the capacity of a Sailrite machine. I also feel...
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    Do you make a Wifi hotspot? Do you use a dedicated one?

    I have a Cradlepoint I take from work that I normally have in my car. Works great and you can hook anything up to it with a cat5 cable also. When we were up in the islands I turned off roaming on my work cell phone but didn’t think about the Cradlepoint. $360 for a 4 day trip! My awesome...
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    Just bought a CAL34, question on wiring Depth Finder

    Consider running it to to the cockpit were you can use it while underway. Having it at the chart table only would be a real pain in the butt.
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    Mysterious Yanmar Vibration - Only in forward gear

    Sounds like the vibration is from a continuous slip and manually shifting it at the trans applies more force which stops the slip switch stops the vibration. Thanks!
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    Mysterious Yanmar Vibration - Only in forward gear

    How does shifting it manually make the transmission shutter go away compared to using the shifter? Thanks for circling back with a resolution.
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    How hard is it to replace a prop annode while the boat is in the water?

    How does the material look it’s protecting?
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    Mysterious Yanmar Vibration - Only in forward gear

    Consider the possibility that with the spacer installed, the shaft may not have been shortened