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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-27-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Mast light fun...

Afore you head up the stick, I might put a voltmeter on the "boat" side of the wiring harness plug, and make sure you have a nominal 12V with the switch on. Next use the meter to check for continuity...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-23-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Loose C27 Shaft Strut

Aww Nuts! At least you have the off season to make the repairs...

You are correct in the need for addressing the issue. Vibration, reduction gear output bearing wear, shaft log gland wear,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-17-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 12,563
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-06-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Dual-input charge controller?

5 watt solar panel doesn't need controller... usually used for continuous "trickle charge".
Outboard 60W "light coil" actual output will be closer to 2 or 3 amps at mid to upper throttle range. If...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-29-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Private Rocket Launch to Deliver Space Station Supplies Delayed by Boat

As folks complain about vessels intruding on the "safety zone" during the launch, and the lack of punishment for violators, one might keep in mind the downrange safety zone for the ISS launches...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-18-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,560
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Looking for a source of (first-aid) Medical Supplies

Try Moore Medical
https://www.mooremedical.com/index.cfm?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-17-2014
Replies: 1,419
Views: 518,350
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em! (Cheap Transducer)

Latest low buck project...

Needed a new depth finder, as the 70's vintage "flasher" had seen its day. Purchased a cheap Hawkeye sounder (digital readout only) as the transducer could be mounted...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-08-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Sailing to NYC

From another old log book entry (July 4th 2000) ...

Easy sail from Chesapeake Bay entrance to Sandy Hook NJ (Lower NY Harbor) Broke passage at Absecon Inlet (Atlantic City) for an overnight anchor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-06-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Standing Rig Turnbuckles (How Do You Mount Them?)

Re-doing the standing rig, and realized I don't know if there is a standard direction to mount turnbuckles. As all my wires are eye to eye, I have the option of installing them with the right hand...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,506
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Hank on to furler

Depending on layout of existing stay (Toggles termination type etc) you may need to reconfigure to allow install of furler. Talk to your rigger.

Myself, I would be inclined to replace the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-03-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Garmin 541s Broken Coupler/Pins!

@jzak...

No problem mon... The good news is, if you have to replace the male pin connector in the back of the unit, you will probably find it is connected to the printed circuit board via a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-03-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Garmin 541s Broken Coupler/Pins!

Just got done dealing with this problem on a Garmin 126... Everyone wants to use those little 7 pin connectors, and if the pins get bent... you can straighten one time and then PING. no more pin.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-28-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,256
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Rolling & Tipping

I use a 9" roller, I might have underestimated the area I roll, it could be up to 4x4...
Saturate the roller, then loose about 1/2 rolling out in the tray. You dont have to run the roller dry on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-28-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,256
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Rolling & Tipping

Just got done doing a couple of dink hulls in Pettit easy poxy. (Photo date is incorrect, pic taken last Thur)

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s84/boattrash/web/7-4-dink.jpg

Technique I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-24-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 3,523
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Bilge cleaner - homemade or cheap substitute

Purple Stuff... (http://www.agrisupply.com/right-stuff-industrial-purple-cleaner--gallon/p/28949/&sid=&eid=/)

Good deck cleaner as well... Very alkaline, wear gloves or boots if you have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-24-2014
Replies: 1,419
Views: 518,350
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Edited (changed boat bucks, to bucks) it to reduce debate....

In my world, boat-bucks = bucks available to be spent on the boat, vs food, rum, mooring fees, etc. Always less available than i...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-22-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,194
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: One for the theorists... DIY saltwater battery backup?

Oh there are many more practical solutions to the stated issue, I am sure.

I was just sort of intrigued with the idea of sticking a bunch of bronze bolts and pencil zincs in a piece of starboard,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-22-2014
Replies: 1,419
Views: 518,350
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em! (Instrument Panel)

Finishing up the wiring project on the Solitaire and the next step was a bulkhead instrument panel. Needed a place to mount the Hawkeye depth finder, Garmin 126 GPS and a future location for the new...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-22-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,194
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-22-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,194
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: One for the theorists... DIY saltwater battery backup?

Looks like a fun toy, and the price is certainly reasonable... But with all plastic parts and the disclaimer of "Intermittent use Only" I don't think it would live long enough on the boat to be worth...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-22-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,194
Posted By Cap-Couillon
One for the theorists... DIY saltwater battery backup?

Theoretical discussion.... Although I am gonna have to try it just to find out.

Small sail-far cruiser. No room for genny so using all led lighting, no powered reefer, etc. Lead acid wet cells,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-20-2014
Replies: 1,419
Views: 518,350
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Yeah, I even got dem paper to prove it me...
C'est sa Couillon (http://sailingofftheedge.com/misc/couillon/couillon.html)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-20-2014
Replies: 1,419
Views: 518,350
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

My buddy David has problems getting his 60# dink outboard on and off the mother ship, and didn't want to pay $400-500 for a commercial OB lifting davit.

A little "cajun injuneering", a trip to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-19-2014
Replies: 22
  Poll: cleats
Views: 1,763
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: cleats

In my humble experience the problem with any running rigging is not getting it to stay in place, but rather to guarantee you can release it instantly whenever necessary. Usually that is when it is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-19-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,200
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: hardwood plywood source

Call a couple of your local cabinet shops... They usually have enough volume through their shop to add a few sheets of hardwood veneer "cabinet grade" (5 ply) of your choice on their order for a...
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