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by Vento Solare
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Wood finish blushing
Replies: 4
Views: 1030

Re: Wood finish blushing

Epifanes Rubbed Effect Varnish is what they used originally.

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by Vento Solare
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: rudder collar repair
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: rudder collar repair

The only way that collar can deform / crack is if there is movement in the lower bearing putting stress on the collar. I would check that first with a simple aggressive push / pull on the rudder while you look for any movement. If the collar is too tight and the deflection is minimal, you might try ...
by Vento Solare
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Gebo Portlight Replacement Parts
Replies: 4
Views: 2164

Re: Gebo Portlight Replacement Parts

Frank,

I left the frames in place on the boat. The rubber seal was pulled towards the center of each frame to remove it from the machined grove it is pressed in. The new seal was lubricated with dish soap and inserted inch by inch into the machined groove. It takes some time, but it does work.
by Vento Solare
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Technical Committee 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Technical Committee 2020

The Technical Committee to serve through 2020 includes the following: Bengt Johansson, Class Measurer - hull #37 Zig Zag Ted Herlihy, Assistant Class Measurer and appointed to Technical Committee by the President - hull 72 Gut Feeling Fred Beckham, Copyright Holder Representative - hull # 243 Augenb...
by Vento Solare
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: plumbing question - distributor replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: plumbing question - distributor replacement

I haven't had a problem. Just make some easy to read valve labels and perhaps a post valve lineup sheet by the valves:
Port Tank Supply - 1 Open, 2 Shut
Stbd Tank Supply - 1 Shut, 2 Open

and for the really unindoctrinated crew.... Left loosey (Open) , Righty tighty (Shut)
by Vento Solare
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Class Rules Discussions
Topic: Lithium Ion Batteries
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: Lithium Ion Batteries

Dan, I've read this over and thought about the implications that should be considered for any proposed rules change. In general, my feeling is that the One Design class rules are in place to provide a uniform baseline for all boats. Recognized that there are some differences between the US and Frenc...
by Vento Solare
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Mast Work
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Mast Work

Dan, I think you hit most of the items. I cleaned and waxed the mast when it was down. I also masked and painted the measurement lines for the max hoist, gooseneck and the jib adjustment lines on the bottom of the spreader. No more having to go up the rig and replace peeling tape on the lines. Inspe...
by Vento Solare
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: ProMariner Pro Safe One - self test trips breaker
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: ProMariner Pro Safe One - self test trips breaker

Dan, Many of the original Pro-Marinar ground isolator/fault detection systems have failed. When the purchase survey was done on my boat in 2013 it was causing a similar problem. It was replaced with a ProSafe FS 30 Galvanic Isolator . There is no monitoring panel required for the newer model since i...
by Vento Solare
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Events & Scheduling
Topic: Happy Holidays and New Year / New Decade
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: Happy Holidays and New Year / New Decade

Thanks very much Dan. Happy Holidays to you too!
by Vento Solare
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Sails & Equipment for Sale
Topic: For Sale: 2010 Evolution Class Legal Heavy Spinnaker - Portsmouth, RI
Replies: 2
Views: 302

For Sale: 2010 Evolution Class Legal Heavy Spinnaker - Portsmouth, RI

Class Legal 2010 Evolution Spinnaker - Sail Tag # 1007278 This spinnaker came when I purchased the boat in 2013 and was used for my heavy spinnaker until I purchased a new one this winter. The spinnaker is in good condition for its age and has been serviced in 2016 to repair the tack stitching. It w...
by Vento Solare
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Events & Scheduling
Topic: Tracking Crew Sailing Commitments
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: Tracking Crew Sailing Commitments

Thanks for the note Dan. Being a marginal Facebook user, I was unable to find the comments with the link you posted. Here is a link to the main Crew Manager website with a description. Feel free to shoot me an email if there are any questions. An annual subscription is $90 per year - same price as t...
by Vento Solare
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Edson Steering Wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Re: Edson Steering Wheel

pretty straight forward. The collar is installed on the shaft and butted up against the friction washer that serves as the brake. It prevents the washer from deflecting. Only tighten the friction lock on the wheel hub finger tight so you don't deform the washer.
by Vento Solare
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Interfacing Yanmar 3YM30 to NMEA-2000
Replies: 4
Views: 787

Re: Interfacing Yanmar 3YM30 to NMEA-2000

Most likely a loose connection probably on the alternator. The tach is driven from the alternator and counts pulses which are proportional to engine speed. See this link to calibrate it. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1008&p=776&hilit=tach#p776
by Vento Solare
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Interfacing Yanmar 3YM30 to NMEA-2000
Replies: 4
Views: 787

Re: Interfacing Yanmar 3YM30 to NMEA-2000

PS - here are some N2K data converters for the YM series engines. Some may require additional sensors. This is not an inexpensive solution to display the engine data on a NMEA 2000 device. MBW Technologies - Yanmar JH/YM Sailboat Engine Interface Actisense EMU-1 Maretron EMS1000 (Discontinued but ma...