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Search: Posts Made By: captainchetco
Forum: Provisioning 12-18-2008
Replies: 109
Views: 15,520
Posted By captainchetco
Spinning vs Burr Grinders

Not only do the spinners burn the poor little grindings, the grindings are of inconsistant size. Generally small bits are a little more bitter, and large ones more mellow. If you want to control...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-18-2008
Replies: 121
Sticky: Product Reviews
Views: 59,067
Posted By captainchetco
Pettit Trinidad SR mismo

I have had the same result with two coats, and a third along the waterline. One year of the three has been in Mexico
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-11-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 5,778
Posted By captainchetco
Just a minute!

Until 3 years ago, I owned a chandlery and did a lot of boat work. I'm currently sailing in MX. I know things can change in 3 years but....
At the time I had the chandlery, Conbraco did not sell a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-06-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,474
Posted By captainchetco
I have read in numerous texts that high carbon...

I have read in numerous texts that high carbon steel "rusts" more readily than lower carbon steel. An ACCO representative told me that was not true. Does anyone have a diffinitive answer on this?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-23-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 4,846
Posted By captainchetco
A couple of points from an old salt, and someone...

A couple of points from an old salt, and someone who until retirement rewired boats for a living.
Electricity does not only take the shortest path, it takes all paths.
All disimilar metals create a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-12-2008
Replies: 3,296
Views: 541,647
Posted By captainchetco
s/v "Someday" 41' Gulfstar. Homeport, Brookings,...

s/v "Someday" 41' Gulfstar. Homeport, Brookings, OR.
In last 2 years, have salied (well, motored) the length of the Columbia River, from there really sailed to Bellingham WA. Then back down the...
Forum: Seamanship Articles 09-12-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 22,022
Posted By captainchetco
I have cruised quite a bit on both my boat and...

I have cruised quite a bit on both my boat and others. One of the best creature comforts is a pillow in a strong plastic bag.

At times, when on a continuous heading, having a pillow to shove...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-12-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 5,279
Posted By captainchetco
Exclamation Be sure to use a high quality switch with more...

Be sure to use a high quality switch with more than enough of an amp hour rating. Best ones are Blue Sea and Cole Hersey. Most quality models can be opened to clean/inspect the contacts. A...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-13-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 5,114
Posted By captainchetco
I've sailed on several O'Days, but not this...

I've sailed on several O'Days, but not this specific one. Most share a hull design with Cals, and were built by Bangor Punta. They are quality constructed hulls and glass work in general. Sails...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-13-2008
Replies: 182
Views: 163,418
Posted By captainchetco
Another boat which makes an excellent cruiser...

Another boat which makes an excellent cruiser with a turn of speed (Same genre as a Valiant, only older & cheaper) is a Gulfstar. Generally a performance cruiser underbody (cruising fin design) but...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-13-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 4,521
Posted By captainchetco
Acceptable boats

There are so many boats that meet those criteria that it would be impossible to list them all. Look in the 20 to 24' range. There are Ventures, Rangers, Morgans and a thousand others.

Look a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-13-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 4,945
Posted By captainchetco
jkliegman has a right Idea! Her's another one. ...

jkliegman has a right Idea! Her's another one.
On my Gulfstar 41', I run a continous line with a snap shackle at each end from the end boom area to a cleat foreward and back to the end boom area...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-04-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 10,430
Posted By captainchetco
I have expermented steering with the sails on my...

I have expermented steering with the sails on my 41' Gulfstar Ketch. It can be done in a gross manner, but not in a restricted area like a harbor. Given the story, I would probably try to sail...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-22-2007
Replies: 68
Views: 8,868
Posted By captainchetco
Oh Oh! I'm probably doing "Ive got a better...

Oh Oh! I'm probably doing "Ive got a better story than that!" thing. October 2006, we left Astoria heading for the Straits of Juan de Fuca on a promising weather window.

4 hours north, in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-14-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 36,318
Posted By captainchetco
Another boring point of view

The Albergs and Pearsons mentioned are indeed sound boats that sail well. Their downsides are: They sail on their ear which reduces their comfortability and their shape makes for poor use of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-14-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 3,650
Posted By captainchetco
Mal de Mar

WHale watching trips are real Pukers. When you stop foreward motion, the boat is no longer steered/steerable, and it then turns to lie ahull, meaning broadside to the swells or waves. this is the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-14-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 3,977
Posted By captainchetco
On the "downhaul" concept, it works best if you...

On the "downhaul" concept, it works best if you have 3 or 4 rings around the forstay through which the downhaul line is led, and a small turning block at the base of the forestay. then lead back to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-13-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 3,650
Posted By captainchetco
I am on the verge of making another voyage from...

I am on the verge of making another voyage from Bellingham to Coos Bay, Oregon and would be happy to take one or two people along. Plan on leaving as soon as my new autopilot is installed.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-13-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 3,650
Posted By captainchetco
I live in Brookings, Oregon, and have transited...

I live in Brookings, Oregon, and have transited the Oregon and Washington coasts many times in the last 20 years, last being 3 transits during 2006 2 in a trawler, both ways and one in my Sailboat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-16-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 748
Posted By captainchetco
Prop shaft elec generation

Over the years, I have heard of people rigging an alternator to their propeller shaft, using pulleys of course, to generate elec power while under sail. I have also heard both that it is ok! and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-27-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,395
Posted By captainchetco
One other point. Most 2 part paints use very...

One other point. Most 2 part paints use very dangerous solvents. People have died or suffered permanent nerve damage using them in enclosed places. You must use "supplied air" breathing gear when...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,344
Posted By captainchetco
I do not have any sort of official verification...

I do not have any sort of official verification of this, but several different marine fuel stations as I came North up the Oregon and Washington Coasts, and the Straits, all said there is no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-03-2007
Replies: 1,294
Views: 131,053
Posted By captainchetco
One thing to keep in mind is noise. In various...

One thing to keep in mind is noise. In various ports, there are a variety of wind generators in operation, with widely different noise output. If you want to have peace for yourself and neighbors,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-03-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 1,789
Posted By captainchetco
Every honest pleasure boater I know has run out...

Every honest pleasure boater I know has run out of fuel for one reason or another. I've done it twice, 19 years apart. second time was last October.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-03-2007
Replies: 1,294
Views: 131,053
Posted By captainchetco
A question I should have asked before? What is...

A question I should have asked before? What is the state of the flexible panal industry & approach now?
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