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by gamayun
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: 28 CK...Dumping my wheel for the tiller?
Replies: 6
Views: 3534

Re: 28 CK...Dumping my wheel for the tiller?

Also, if you have a below decks autopilot that connects to the quadrant, and if you ever have steerage issues at the pedestal (such as a broken chain) you could use the AP to steer.
by gamayun
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Events and Announcements
Topic: 2019 Bay Area Meetup
Replies: 22
Views: 11615

Re: 2019 Bay Area Meetup

Bill, if the collar is warm, then it definitely does sound like there bellows is not getting appropriate water inside to cool the shaft as it turns.
by gamayun
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Events and Announcements
Topic: 2019 Bay Area Meetup
Replies: 22
Views: 11615

Re: 2019 Bay Area Meetup

Tom, I think I'm down but for Saturday only. I am a consultant and I've been in full on drought conditions lately. Right now, the work feels like drinking from a fire hose, which has the potential to shut off without warning. So I need to work this Sunday again. It might also just be Good Way and Ky...
by gamayun
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Mast creak ... again
Replies: 15
Views: 7475

Re: Mast creak ... again

Rafa, I'm not envisioning what you did. Are these rings on the outside of the mast at the floor level? If they are inside (the "top hat", I suppose), how did you pour the resin inside? You've given me the idea about fabricating an "outer ring" that could hold spartite and provide support to prevent ...
by gamayun
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Manuals and Documentation
Topic: Freedom 39 Info and Owners?
Replies: 6
Views: 5959

Re: Freedom 39 Info and Owners?

Welcome, Victor! Congrats on your new boat. Let is know when you get her to the bay. All b toest to you on that.
by gamayun
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Events and Announcements
Topic: 2019 Bay Area Meetup
Replies: 22
Views: 11615

Re: 2019 Bay Area Meetup

This is what the PYI baffle looks like:
https://www.shaftseal.com/pss-maintenance-kit.html

And this is the PYI seal with the Delrin ring and SS collar: https://www.shaftseal.com/pss-type-a-seal.html

However that second link is also showing the vent line....
by gamayun
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Events and Announcements
Topic: 2019 Bay Area Meetup
Replies: 22
Views: 11615

Re: 2019 Bay Area Meetup

The PYI shaft seals also come without a vent hose but you have to specify it. The default is a vent but that adds another inch or two to the length and won't fit the short spacing that I have between the shaft log and the transmission coupling. If you don't have the vent, you should have some type o...
by gamayun
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Events and Announcements
Topic: 2019 Bay Area Meetup
Replies: 22
Views: 11615

Re: 2019 Bay Area Meetup

Ohh, sorry to hear. When my dripless shaft seal was leaking, the lack of the water lubricant was creating friction on the collar and this heat made the prop squeal. The shaft seal might also have a bubble in it, which will create heat, too. I suggest trying to "burb" it first before you go out and s...
by gamayun
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Events and Announcements
Topic: 2019 Bay Area Meetup
Replies: 22
Views: 11615

Re: 2019 Bay Area Meetup

Hey everyone! We're just two weeks away from our SF Bay Rendezvous. Looks like 4 boats so far. Just curious to hear if the Aquatic Park venue is scaring off some folks. Is everyone still committed to there? Would anyone else be coming if we were to move it, perhaps to Angel Island instead? We'd stil...
by gamayun
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Freedoms in the history of the solo race to Kauai
Replies: 0
Views: 2529

Freedoms in the history of the solo race to Kauai

I was playing around with all of the race results data from the first Singlehanded Sailing Society TransPac in 1978 through to the latest one in 2018. I noticed a couple other Freedoms in there and thought I'd post the results here in case anyone else might be thinking of doing the race. One Freedom...