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Search: Posts Made By: capta
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By capta
Re: Moving your boat from one place to another

There are a number of European vessels designed to do the sort of trips you are describing. They are shoal draft, either bilge keelers or board boats and the mast(s) are set up with tabernacles that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By capta
Re: Cracks in bilge

Did you happen to notice if the water in the bilge was fresh or salt? If it was salt, then a pretty good way to find your leak would be to have some water in the bilge and watch it leak OUT, right?...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By capta
Re: Moving your boat from one place to another

Actually, considering the wear and tear on the boat when I was doing winters in the Carib and summers in Greece, I think it's quite logical to use the transport ships. Not only is it a lot less...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 709
Posted By capta
Re: Buehler Emily

She appears to be glass over wood, and not very fair at that. As mentioned, the chain plates would indicate a bit of neglect, as well. Though the engine is nicely painted, either the shifter,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 964
Posted By capta
Re: What are the implications of buying a uSCG registered sailboat?

Perhaps the city tax assessor's office (online) or email the marina staff, namely David Rodgers, the manager. I'm long gone & don't remember exactly when the tax folks collect the info. They still...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By capta
Re: Water heater needed

Anything less than 5/6 gallon water heater is just a waste of money. Even your 10 gallon is pretty small for 2 or three people. Water heaters continue to heat water for a bit using the hot water...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,044
Posted By capta
Re: Sacrificing virgins to pagan gods (sailing related)

I've always felt that peeing into the wind showed the Gawds the proper respect. If nothing else, it got them laughing and that certainly can not be a bad thing, right?
Don't forget, the Gawds do not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 964
Posted By capta
Re: What are the implications of buying a uSCG registered sailboat?

I believe the City & County of Charleston has a much larger excise or luxury tax, and every boat, no matter where registered or who the owner is, if it's in SC waters, must pay it. They walk the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 3,299
Posted By capta
Re: Greatest fear?

Paid cash for the boat and I no longer even have a credit card. Since we left the states it's been cash and carry, period. Couldn't imagine it any other way.
As for mediocrity; I think I missed that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By capta
Re: Huge price drop on Standard Horizon HX851

If this is anything like the Uniden MHS135, I was completely disappointed by that radio. It is the worst VHF I've ever used, needing to use push buttons for volume and squelch rather than knobs, as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 853
Posted By capta
Re: Is rusty metal infectious??

I think once again it's a matter of dissimilar metals. If galvanized chain is lying on galvanized chain in the chain locker, then there should be no reaction between the zinced links. But if the zinc...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 943
Posted By capta
Re: Single hand timer

Very well said.
Good, informative post.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,649
Posted By capta
Re: When is a dirty bottom hopeless

OK, then. "Cleaning such growth off is easy.",you betcha, easy. Barnacles and coral, not to mention algae and weed. Easy.
After getting caught in a fuel oil spill that completely trashed our bottom...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,121
Posted By capta
Re: Refrigerator Box Design

I followed that link and it is interesting to note that these units, "The proven ability to keep frozen foods frozen, even in subtropical climates".
I am not at all convinced that they would be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 964
Posted By capta
Re: What are the implications of buying a uSCG registered sailboat?

If I am not mistaken, you are in SC?
SC will not allow you to register a federally documented vessel. Your dinghy, etc must be locally registered, but the documented vessel must be undocumented to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 581
Posted By capta
Re: Soft hanks with roller furler

With all the used sails available on the internet these days, I don't see any problem coming up with the correct sail to use on your new furler, if you do not wish to convert your present sail.
I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 943
Posted By capta
Re: Single hand timer

I have been using an old fashioned kitchen timer for over 40 years. No batteries, water won't hurt it and there's no snooze button. It certainly doesn't start out softly, but when you only use it for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,541
Posted By capta
Re: RF Main pros and cons

I can't go over Jeff's post line by line, but there are a few things which I'd like to address.
This discussion is for an offshore cruising boat, and perhaps a coastal cruiser, not a daysailer,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,649
Posted By capta
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By capta
Re: Cruising Through Tax Season

I suggest keeping it pretty simple. Not trying to find every little deduction and go the easy route. After all, the last thing you want is to have to go home for an audit.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,541
Posted By capta
Re: RF Main pros and cons

Having cruised with an infinite reefing mainsail for the last 5 years, I would never go back to a standard boom sail. I absolutely love the loose footed sail; it's really another jib!
Those with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 3,299
Posted By capta
Re: Greatest fear?

Oh, I've solved that problem. It's against the rules to get hurt on any boat I operate. With the cat o nine tails prominently displayed, people follow the rules!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 3,299
Posted By capta
Greatest fear?

OK. Lie down on this couch and make yourself comfortable.
So tell me, what is your greatest fear when on your boat?
Mine is to damage someone else's boat with my boat; either in a marina/harbor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By capta
Re: Water Heater: 5 or 6.5 Gallons?

I'm with those above;the largest possible.
However, a word of warning, the engine heating will take the water to 180+or- (whatever your engine runs at) which is dangerously HOT so be very, very...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By capta
And here I thought Murphy owned 2 boats!

Murphy’s Law is a very recent invention. The first reference to it is in a 1951 scientific journal.
It comes from an unlikely source. In 1948 and 1949, tests to see how humans could tolerate G...
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