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Messages - mark_53

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Main Message Board / Re: Parting out
« on: November 24, 2020, 08:47:24 AM »
Cushions are navy blue.

Looks grey to me.  I could use the aft cabin cushion covers if they are good and the same color as what's shown.  Not navy blue.

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Main Message Board / Re: Whisker pole operation
« on: November 21, 2020, 09:57:04 AM »

Funny thing I have observed about whisker poles over the years. I see a lot of them mounted on the foredecks of boats but they don't look like they get much use. I think when someone first gets their boat they try out and use their whisker for a bit then it lands on the deck which is where it pretty much stays. I don't have one for that reason, to me it's just unnecessary deck clutter.

Agree, if I was a serious racer, it probably would get used given the light air in Puget Sound during the summer.  If I'm moving so slow I need a whisker pole, that's when the engine comes on.  Mine has been in the basement for the last 7 years.

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Main Message Board / Re: Turning Radius
« on: November 16, 2020, 07:34:15 PM »
The more power, the greater the radius.  In tight quarters, with a $500K yacht 30' dead ahead, I give it a power burst to 2-3knts, then to neutral and a hard starboard pivot.  Usually clear the yacht by 7-10 ft.

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Main Message Board / Re: Asymmetrical SPinnaker
« on: November 14, 2020, 01:20:25 PM »
I have the same setup.  The lines were tangled so I took it to my local loft and had them set the spinnaker, sock together and stuff it in a bag.  No lines lead to the cockpit.  Raise from the bow to adjust the tac hight and secure to the bow. But first secure the sheet to an aft cleat.

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Main Message Board / Re: Engine won't start
« on: October 27, 2020, 01:58:22 PM »
The click indicates the solenoid is getting power.  Silence means it's not.  Both indicates very low battery or connection problem.  Do a load test on the battery.  It may be good enough for lights but lack juice to start.  I had starting issues because the OEM wiring was to long with to many connections in between that why I suggested a dedicated start battery but I have a MK1.  Also, check your fuses.

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Main Message Board / Re: Engine won't start
« on: October 27, 2020, 10:17:43 AM »
Do you hear a click when trying to start or just silence? Do you know where all the fuses are?

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Main Message Board / Re: Sailing limits
« on: October 27, 2020, 09:04:25 AM »
I thought it was pretty challenging conditions with winds up to 34 knts. and 4-5' seas at times.

You would be correct.  Not my idea of relaxing day sail.

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Main Message Board / Re: Engine won't start
« on: October 27, 2020, 09:01:20 AM »
Do you have a dedicated starting battery with short cable runs?  If not, you should consider one.  Volt meter on the engine panel should go to zero when glow plugs on.  Release glow plugs and wait a couple seconds then hit start.

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Main Message Board / Re: prop patina
« on: October 17, 2020, 01:25:20 PM »
I keep two on the shaft between the strut and the boat and one on the strut.

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Main Message Board / Re: prop patina
« on: October 17, 2020, 11:37:13 AM »
How many anodes are you using and where?

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Main Message Board / Re: New starter
« on: October 11, 2020, 06:31:03 PM »
In my opinion,  Andre, who sails from Canada to the Bahamas multi-times, is entitled to bring all the spares that give him comfort—without critique.  :thumb:  8)
Also consider how often one starts their engine.  Sounds like Andre starts more than average.

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Main Message Board / Re: Perfect Chicago October Sail
« on: October 11, 2020, 02:08:33 PM »
I noticed your wheel pilot makes long wheel turns under sail.  Do you have the wind instrument integrated with the pilot?  Mine usually makes very short repetitive adjustments.

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Main Message Board / Re: Perfect Chicago October Sail
« on: October 10, 2020, 09:37:27 PM »
Thanks for sharing. Same boat as mine so I was right there with you.  Nice setup too. Bet you wish you'd had the dodger up!

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Main Message Board / Re: Glow Plug Question
« on: September 26, 2020, 04:12:59 PM »
in the same vein, lets say someone wanted to add the solenoid to the engine (for whichever reason), but also wanted to regulate the voltage from the solenoid down to 10.5v for the plugs.  any recommendations on a component to add?
I'd measure voltage at the plugs first then add a longer wire, possibly to the panel and back to reduce the voltage to 10.5v. lol

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Main Message Board / Re: Glow Plug Question
« on: September 26, 2020, 09:21:02 AM »
Question to those who have made the solenoid conversion.  Have you burned out any glow plugs since doing the mod?

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