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by RadioZephyr
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: Current Boat Location Photo.
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: Current Boat Location Photo.

Goddamn. That might make me forget about the cost of shipping, at least for a little while.
by RadioZephyr
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: F21 with running backstays and bowsprit?
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: F21 with running backstays and bowsprit?

They are balsa cored. I know this because I have seen one that has been cut in half. The construction appeared excellent.
by RadioZephyr
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Bilge line - vented loop?
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Bilge line - vented loop?

Absolutely, yes. I’m a fan of the Forespar vented loops, and I use one for each of my bilge pump outlets. They’re not too pricy, and the peace of mind is well worth it.
by RadioZephyr
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Fuel fill idea
Replies: 6
Views: 733

Re: Fuel fill idea

Just wanted to give an update and show some progress shots. The fitting is in, the pump is in place and wired up, and the system works! It was a real bastard getting the PVC inserts into that 19-year-old hose, especially because I had to do it with the hose in place. The wind was so good on the way ...
by RadioZephyr
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Dinghy Mounts for F38
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: Dinghy Mounts for F38

Here is the dinghy secured in the davits while underway.
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by RadioZephyr
Thu May 21, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Dinghy Mounts for F38
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: Dinghy Mounts for F38

I've had two, and I really like my current setup. On my first F38, the previous owner had installed St. Croix model 300 removable davits (since discontinued), which were just sturdy enough to handle my 9.5' RIB and 9.9hp outboard. When I bought my current F38, I decided to go with the larger model 5...
by RadioZephyr
Fri May 15, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Camber Spar rigging
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: Camber Spar rigging

Yes. Mine came with fender washers instead of the regular sized ones, and an additional pair so there's a washer on either side of the sail. On my setup it goes as follows: bolt head, fender washer, sail, fender washer, stainless clip, camberspar clevis, camberspar sheave/forestay, camberspar clevis...
by RadioZephyr
Fri May 15, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Fuel fill idea
Replies: 6
Views: 733

Re: Fuel fill idea

That makes sense! I guess I could put it lower (as suggested above), but I’ve decided to keep it high and just get a small electric pump to do the transfers. I will report back with pictures once everything is installed.
by RadioZephyr
Mon May 11, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Fuel fill idea
Replies: 6
Views: 733

Re: Fuel fill idea

To use your 'shaker siphon', the ball fitting would need to be below the level of the cans, or they would not empty by siphonic action. Are you sure that would be a problem? The outlet of the siphon is the fuel tank, which is a few inches below the bottom of the cans. I'm not a physicist, but I was...