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by mike cunningham
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Manuals and Documentation
Topic: PHRF Adjustments for Freedoms
Replies: 6
Views: 4801

Re: PHRF Adjustments for Freedoms

Just got my 2021 cert for my F30. I am at 174 out here in SF Bay Area. 687 DW rating.

I have a spinnaker (gun mount) and shoal keel. Seems like my shoal keel ought to give me a bit more credit but have never challenged the rating.
by mike cunningham
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Mast collar clearance
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Re: Mast collar clearance

I had a lot of leakage too. I took a little different approach to sealing. I sealed the ring to the deck with butyl https://marinehowto.com/bed-it-tape/ I like it because seals reliably and it is easy to remove the stuff with a plastic scraper and some mineral spirit. It is not adhesive and won't su...
by mike cunningham
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Cheap Chinese Diesel Heater
Replies: 9
Views: 523

Re: Cheap Chinese Diesel Heater

That would be the way for you to go if possible. No issue with the extended duct as long as it will fit. The heated cabin air is HOT and 8 feet isn't going to cool it down much. Where would you pick up your air to be heated? Directly from the transom area (which is fine) or from the cabin? The final...
by mike cunningham
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Cheap Chinese Diesel Heater
Replies: 9
Views: 523

Re: Cheap Chinese Diesel Heater

Also, the nomenclature for intake/exhaust can be confusing...which exhaust, which intake? As you read about these things it's obvious some folks confuse the combustion air exhaust with the heated (cabin)air exhaust and similar with combustion air intake and heated (cabin) air intake. It wouldn't do ...
by mike cunningham
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Cheap Chinese Diesel Heater
Replies: 9
Views: 523

Re: Cheap Chinese Diesel Heater

had to compromise on the heated air outlet location. It exits from the headliner behind my galley. Hard to explain exactly but the simplest install forced me to be creative with flow of air into the cabin. I did it this way to vastly reduce the length and complication of the ducting run. I also inst...
by mike cunningham
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Cheap Chinese Diesel Heater
Replies: 9
Views: 523

Re: Cheap Chinese Diesel Heater

Lol talking my language sir! I spend 2 days a week on Goodway usually and winter kills me. In winter I use my oven to cook meals to get heat into the boat. Last year I bought a propane portable heater (uses 1 lb propane canisters). Works ok but I have to be really careful. On your new system Mike h...
by mike cunningham
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Cheap Chinese Diesel Heater
Replies: 9
Views: 523

Cheap Chinese Diesel Heater

Decided I was getting tired of freezing at anchor during the winter up here is the Cali Bay Area. I want to do more cruising during the winter but have to find a way to stay warm. Thought about a catalytic heater but I would not want one on while sleeping and not crazy about a hot thing sitting arou...
by mike cunningham
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Start button - I swear I'll fix it this time
Replies: 23
Views: 4949

Re: Start button - I swear I'll fix it this time

Certainly a good thread to keep in mind. I very occasionally see a similar problem, although I was kind of leaning towards it being a switch problem (or someone not pushing it in sufficiently). As my boat is only in the water 6 months or so (and fresh water at that), I suspect any corrosion related...
by mike cunningham
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Start button - I swear I'll fix it this time
Replies: 23
Views: 4949

Re: Start button - I swear I'll fix it this time

I prioritized my list! I think I have the start button problem fixed! Background (you know there always is one when I am posting) I had experience start button problems for years. Pretty much blew it off because I could always get a start, just took multiple pushes, annoying but tolerable although, ...
by mike cunningham
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Yanmar Parts
Replies: 8
Views: 2314

Re: Yanmar Parts

One more thing re this episode and that is ... how did it end? Might be useful for the record when someone else has a Leak at the top of the hi pressure fuel pump on a Yanmar 2GM20F. I had been experiencing this leakage for quite a while. It was very difficult to tell where the fuel was coming from ...