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Messages - Jim Hardesty

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Main Message Board / Re: Raymarine EV 100 install time
« on: August 19, 2019, 04:05:49 PM »
is that the "RayMarine EV-100 Wheel Evolution Autopilot"

Yes, Shown is every thing not in the cockpit.  I think the installation instructions are on line.

Main Message Board / Re: Raymarine EV 100 install time
« on: August 19, 2019, 04:59:40 AM »
To give an informed answer need to know your boat model.  I have a MKll and replaced an old raymarine autopilot with the EV 100.  Spent a winter thinking and planning, maybe 6 easy hours doing, afternoon testing, couple of days ordering another cable to tie into wind instruments, an hour to install that.  There are a lot of installs on this site and in Mainsheet articles.  Worth the search.

Main Message Board / Re: CNG to Propane
« on: August 17, 2019, 06:53:19 AM »
This is off topic.  Excuse me. 
I've read the warning about using the propane stove for heating.  See so many warning stickers I pay less and less attention to them.  Does anyone have a stove top gadget for warming up the salon?  I've heard using flower pots and just putting a kettle on.  Is there anything else that would help to take the chill off?

Main Message Board / Re: Water Heater Question
« on: August 15, 2019, 09:22:19 AM »
I would suggest when you replace your hot water heater install a bypass.  Saves a lot of aggravation winterizing and is little added work when you have your water heater out.  Here is a link to WM can probably do better someplace else.

After looking closer I'd buy one with two 3way valves

Main Message Board / Re: Head lockout
« on: August 14, 2019, 11:10:14 AM »
Was messing about on Shamrock and looked at the door locks.  On my MKll there is a quarter inch ? hole and plug opposite the lock knob.  Took the plug off and could turn the lock with a screw driver. 

Main Message Board / Re: question about whisker pole
« on: August 11, 2019, 02:46:52 PM »
Was your pole usable without the mast fittings?

When I bought my previous boat an S2 9.2, a very good boat, the p.o. had it rigged unconventionally.  Two forestays with hanked on sails, two mainsheets etc.  I sailed it a season that way and decided it needed changed for my short after work sails and weekend day sails.  The local sailmaker, very knowledgeable person,  came to my boat with recommendations.  He said there was no way to use the whisker pole without a mast fittings.  He eyed up where to put the ring.  I marked it and added the ring the next season.  Only used it a little as I'm my own and mostly only foredeck crew.
To see if you would use the whisker pole just buy a mast ring.  Should go a little above the clew of the sail ie. so the pole is down a little at the sail clew when used.  At some time put a block and lift line on the padeye you have and cleat it at the unused mast base cleat to aid in setting the pole.
If you haven't done so yet look through everything on the boat, you just may find the uninstalled mast ring and may be a block and lift line.  The po may not have been sure where to put it on the mast.  Then lost interest.


Main Message Board / Re: question about whisker pole
« on: August 10, 2019, 12:00:22 PM »
Here is a link to some forespar videos.  There's a couple on setting a whisker pole they may help.  My previous boat came with a whisker pole but no mast fittings also  :?


Main Message Board / Re: Certificate of Inspection--Sister Vessels
« on: July 31, 2019, 09:59:25 AM »
I think the Certificate of Inspection you are inquiring about needs to be done at time of manufacture at several steps by the USCG.   Try calling Catalina they may be able to help you.  FWIW, if my memory from my USCG masters class serves me, the 6 passengers are paid passengers only, the captain and crew are not part of the count.  Don't take my memory for that, check that yourself.
Having said that 6 on board is a full boat in my thinking.


I installed this
The one I installed also has low fuel pressure ie plugged fuel filter.  Was easy to install.  Can't report if the alarm works for no raw water flow.  One screw up I haven't done...yet.  Borel claims only seconds without raw water flow till alarm sounds.

Main Message Board / Re: Water tank clean-out
« on: July 02, 2019, 05:27:53 AM »
I don't have a cleanout on my MKll.  But other boats I have seen use an o-ring or rubber like gasket.  As it's on the tank top just need to keep dust and dirt out.

Main Message Board / Re: mainsheet
« on: June 30, 2019, 04:45:32 AM »
Think I'll do a few practice runs on old sheet and give it a go

It's fine to practice splices on old/used line.  Just remember that it's not as soft and smooth as new line and a small eye doesn't form as well.  FWIW I sometimes finish off bitter ends with back splices, it's similar to eye splice. Because back splice isn't loaded I will do them in old line.  A good way to try out splicing.  Just remember it does increase the diameter and may not feed through some places.

I enjoy doing rope work, makes me feel like a self sufficient sailor.  And unlike much sailboat work it's not at ankle height, don't have to crawl in a small space, or be in a bosun's chair 40 feet up.

Main Message Board / Re: plastic stud for in-mast furling
« on: June 28, 2019, 04:18:13 AM »
Ordered from Catalina Direct should be here soon.  Will change next time the sail is down, may be end of season.  I do look at it with binoculars from time time to check it out.

Main Message Board / Re: mainsheet
« on: June 28, 2019, 04:12:16 AM »
If it were my  boat, I'd do the eye splice.  No tail ends to foul other lines and just looks neater.  Think Fishery Supply would do it if you don't feel comfortable doing one.  A second thought is to sew and seize to make up the eye. I do that when I want an eye in used/old rope. Google how to.  As long as the turns are tight it's very strong.
No thimble, they are for times chafing would be a problem.  Think anchor shackle.
Suggestion from someone who's had problems.  Take pictures and notes to rerun the sheet or follow the old line with the new.

Main Message Board / Re: plastic stud for in-mast furling
« on: June 22, 2019, 03:10:31 PM »
Yes,  That's what I need.   Thanks

Main Message Board / Re: Steering wheel shudders
« on: June 18, 2019, 03:14:30 AM »
Edson steering gear last a very long time.  If the bearings at the steering wheel axle are worn the pulleys and steering cable may also need changing, or at least a close inspection.  I'm wondering if the steering cable has been over tightened and put stress on the bearings.  As Ron suggested also take a look at the rudder post for play.  That will cause the wheel to vibrate but not move up and down or in and out.
Hope you get this problem resolved soon and have a good sailing season.

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