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  1. 1GM10 Questions

    If you want to fix the potential starting problems (due to corrosion of the yanmar wiring harness), and do not want to add more complexity of a starting relay, then do this: Run a positive wire with a high amp marine rated momentary push button switch (Check Blue Sea Company for such a switch) and run it directly to the starter solenoid)- real simple. I should point out the Yanmar wiring harness takes the starter circuit all the way to where ever the engine panel is mounted. Normally the start battery is next to the engine, so for the circuit I describe, run the wire and momentary switch in the shortest route possible, meaning push to start switch will not be on the engine panel, it will be near the engine or the start battery.
  2. SOLAS Big Boat Race - Near miss at start

    All fun and games till someone loses an eye...
  3. High Speed Foil Boats and Marine Life

    Wet Spreader-Forward looking Sonar: http://innovations.oceanhub.com/safer-sailing-with-forward-looking-sonar/ Probably a little hi-tech for a beach cat, but maybe some day it could be used for large foiling cats. As far as injury, do a search of Franck Cammas, French Sailor who nearly lost a foot when he fell overboard and the GC32 foiling rudder hit his foot. Also at the start of the Volvo Race in Lorient, a woman on a marshall inflatable RIB boat had to have a leg amputated when the foil from Spindrift cut the RIB in half.
  4. High Speed Foil Boats and Marine Life

    My other thoughts on these foiling boats is that one they are going very fast, and by going fast, could be hard to see a swimmer or diver in the water, or a man over-board. Maybe not so much of an issue when off shore, however inshore or near a beach could be a real danger. I would imagine the foil could decapitate someone in the water. As a side note, many times while windsurfing in Hawaii I have come close to hitting green sea turtles- they normally dive just as I would sail over them, but in one case I hit the shell and in broke my fiberglass fin- if I had hit its neck or head, I would have killed it. I used to sail prindle cats, and many times we would end up in the water due to pitch pole or capsize, once even lost my drunk crew over the side and had to go back to pick him up as he clung to a channel marker- just happy I did not need to deal with blade sharp foils.
  5. Seeing all the foil boats now being used on the water, is their a concern on its impact on marine life? Seeing boats from foiling beach cats to the Vendee Globe and AC seems like we are creating a hazard to whales and sea turtles as well as other marine life. The speed these boats are moving I would think marine life would have not much of a chance, and would also lead to major damage to the boat.
  6. How are Stainless Steel Fittings Made

    Thanks for the information, interesting...
  7. How are Stainless Steel Fittings Made

    So do I understand that the formed (bent) stainless parts like toggles are made by just bending the stainless steel and there is no heat treating? Is the stainless bent at elevated temperature or at room temp. If at room temp it seems as if the part was bent to yield and therefore "defective". Same type question for things like tangs and chain plates. If there is a small bend in these made during fabrication, is the bend done at room temp and that's it. Has not the material been "yielded".
  8. How are Stainless Steel Fittings Made

    SloopJonB, I have read many things (Skenes, Rod Stephens and others) who say stay away from cast parts- too many unknowns in the strength. Forged is much better, or machined from solid stock. I just bought so Hyan toggles (1/2 pin and 5/8) that are machined from solid stock.
  9. Could someone explain how stainless steel fittings like to toggles are made (the bent metal toggle or the toggle that comes with Hyan turnbuckels). To bend these it is clear they are yielding the metal, so do they heat treat after bending to anneal? If so, at what temp is the bent fitting annealed so that the carbon does not precipitate out and lead to staining of the part? Thanks
  10. Titanium Rigging and Chain Plates

    Rasputin22- What is the hull you are fabricating and what are hat sections? Thanks, Casey
  11. Jon Sanders 10th Circumnavigation

    Not that I need another boat, but what is the boat you speak of?
  12. www.jonsanders.com.au www.facebook.com/jonsanders10th/ Hope I can do what he does when I get his age.
  13. Any updates on where the boat is now, or if they are trying to tow the boat to port? Thanks
  14. Titanium Rigging and Chain Plates

    I replaced 316 ss tangs, bolts, and chain plates with the Grade 5 Ti. So looks like no worries. Thanks for reply. Some of my old chain plates broke in three pieces on removal and many of the stainless bolts broke when taking them apart due to corrosion in the threaded areas. Should add I made the Ti parts in the same dimension as the original stainless part, so strength of part will increase.
  15. I just replace my chain plates and some mast tangs and bolts with G5 titanium. Corrosion here in the tropics is really bad. Curious if anyone has first had experience with titanium. How long should it last, how to inspect and what to look for, and typical failure modes. I had never worked with or used titanium and little un trusting of something so light when compared to stainless steel.