At Anchor

At Anchor
Whiskyjack at anchor in Garrison Bay, San Juan Island

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Proud Beginning

From a 1978 Pacific Yachting:

Many things on WhiskyJack are the same, but not the upholstery:

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

An Update on the Propeller Issue

Update:  Norm at West x North was on vacation but has returned and contacted me.  He has offered to swap the CS 14x8 prop for a CS 13x7.  I don't think that I could have asked for more.  Initially, I had some reservations about reducing the diameter of the prop, but research confirms that for a vessel my size, displacement, speed, horsepower, and gear reduction, a 13" diameter prop is acceptable and alone, the reduction in diameter might be expected to increase engine wide open throttle (WOT) RPM by about 450.  The reduction in pitch from 9" to 7" should increase the WOT RPM another 200 for an expected increase of 650 RPM.  If that is so, WOT RPM should be within acceptable limits with the 13x7 prop.  A possible benefit of the smaller diameter prop would be decreased drag under sail.  I can't wait to try it out.
 06-28-12 Update:  The new propeller is on its way back to me.