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Search: Posts Made By: Cap-Couillon
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-20-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 825
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Shore power - Reverse Polarity and no power at GFCI outlets

Darn... Looks like I owe you some rum... Stop by and collect any time.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-11-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,164
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Sailing Knives and Multi-tools!!! Show 'em off here!

Plain ol' carbon steel Opinal (#8)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2014
Replies: 129
Views: 19,476
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Florida is at it again

When my ancestors left Canada in 1755 during "Le Grand Dérangement" even we dumb Cajuns had the sense to bypass Florida for Louisiana... 'Course the dumber ones kept going, and now we call them...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 1,984
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Using these as jerry cans

I've used the cooking oil containers in Central America for diesel with no problems, but would worry about gasoline due to the higher vapor pressure. Diesel leak smells, gasoline leak can equal a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-01-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 15,534
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

I'm gonna point at this one again
One of my first posts, and originally written several years ago, but still germaine.
Forum: There's This Place... 04-27-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,427
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: So Ya Wanna Be A Cruiser.......(Part Two of Two)

Thanks... For anyone who might want it, here is the link to part one... (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-15-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,218
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Upper shrouds and spreaders

Personal Preferences....

As I have hinged tubular spreaders (as opposed to flat fixed-angle) with open slots for the shrouds, I use a tight seizing before stepping the mast. This holds the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,062
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

If you decide to go with wood spreaders, given the limited availability of old-growth (tight grained) spruce, "pattern grade" South American mahogany is a good choice.

While not as light as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 3,135
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Sleeping preference?

First question to my mind, underway or on the hook?... The "torpedo tubes" are gonna be more comfortable than the v-berth while underway. Especially with adequate lee boards or cloths installed.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,827
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Joshua Slocum


Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-15-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,458
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: FrankenBebi

While I cannot speak for Michael, if you go to ( the opening page pretty well explains the situation.

Cap' Couillon and the FrankenBebi...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 10-15-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,121
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Staining birch to match interior PCS

Personal opinion (Your mileage may vary)
In an application where you are attempting to match stain color and depth an oil based wiping stain is your best bet.. Colors may be mixed to achieve your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-14-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,458
Posted By Cap-Couillon

It's Alive!... With the sad demise of Bebi Electronics of Fiji, we have decided to start an "open source" project to resurrect the Bebi Owl. ...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-22-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,867
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: PC Chartplotter advice?

My paper chart / existing non-chart-plotter gps, back up system. Used for route planning and back up system under way.

Old laptop (Dell Studio 1535) $0.00
8gb usb stick $10.00
GlobalSat BU353-S4...
Forum: Provisioning 09-06-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,006
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Coleman Propane coffee maker

I use the Forespar MiniGalley both in the cockpit and down below. Double gimbled and coffee in 10 min
Forum: There's This Place... 08-14-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,427
Posted By Cap-Couillon
So Ya Wanna Be A Cruiser.......(Part Two of Two)

Need a couple of more posts so I can include the occassional photo and/or link. Several years ago I wrote a few articles for a friend who wouldn't leave me alone till I did, and I as they were...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-13-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Stamp for Immigration and Customs docs.

The Spaniards invented bureaucracry... In my experience, anywhere in Central America the more "important' the bureaucrat the more stamps hanging from the little rack on his desk. Embossing stamps...
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