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Search: Posts Made By: chucklesR
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,715
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Sudden inability to sail upwind

Back up to the ball instead of nosing in. You'll be able to see it, and with the low free board of a C22 you can reach over in a leisurely manner pick up the pennant then stand and walk to the bow...
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Westerbeke 30B motor clicking, high amp draw

Fuel pump. WB 30's have and electric fuel pump as opposed to the normal mechanical pumps driven by the cam shaft. If you don't have a manual for the engine you can download one from their website.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 907
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Rigging knife

I don't carry, I keep at the helm and take when I leave.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,619
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Etiquette for boat sale

I'd hold a verbal offer for no more than a day until I get earnest money (at least a 10% deposit, non-refundable) with a written contract saying pass inspection etc. and then 30 days to full sale....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,034
Posted By chucklesR
Re: I may try for a solo trip in Sept.

If you wind up on the Magothy river, PM me and maybe the wife and I can visit.

A towel and a 5 gallon bucket in front of the helm takes care of those moments.
Forum: Electronics 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 680
Posted By chucklesR
Re: laptop choice

Standard Dell Inspirion with windows 7 pro. Mine is a 17 inch, wife's is 15.
I run a Dell Notebook (10 inch) for my charting, it's also running windows 7 pro. If it gets wet below decks I have...
Forum: Florida - Western 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By chucklesR
Re: living/sailing in the Tampa area?

Any input on live aboard Marina's in the Tampa Bay area, retired military (both Boz and I)??
No commute for me either, but I'd prefer the north side.
I can go with a mooring, but prefer dockside...
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Power for Windless

You will need to run wire to the windlass (note proper spelling) that is of suitable size to carry the load (probably #2 gauge). Keep in mind that when figuring the length of the line you have to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 2,332
Posted By chucklesR
Re: who gets the ticket

As a paid skipper you should inspect the boat for safety compliance and documentation; any discrepancy should be noted and corrected - and if not you as the skipper take the risk both in getting...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Fiberglass Bow Tip Repair

The hardest thing about resin/epoxy and fiberglass work is the sanding and other clean up that comes afterward.
The whole point of that area of the bow is cosmetic and unless you are going for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,715
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Sudden inability to sail upwind

Did you by chance relax the out haul on the wing and wing downwind leg?
The C22 I've sailed has a sliding traveller on a rod over the tiller - what was it doing?
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 351
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Battery charger - small, medium, or large?

Given your stated usage (weekender/day sails) a ten amp will do you just fine.
Spend the rest on sun downers if you like, but I'd suggest a Victron BMX-600 series battery monitor.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,430
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Tow or Not

Too bad professional captains don't have a blacklist of ignorant, unsafe owners shared among the group.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 865
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Almost sank my boat... Prop Shaft - backup retainer?

I'd go with Denise's response, drilling 1 inch of stainless is a tad bit difficult with most hand drills
Even if the collar doesn't stop the shaft you'll hear the thunk as it hits bearing.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,890
Posted By chucklesR
Re: solar recommendations

The rule of thumb is you can expect a solar panel to make roughly 30% of it's rated wattage as amp hours.
That means a 100 w panel will make you 30 ah of usable power per day. That 50w you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Outboard alternator charged gels to 14.92

Your Yamaha should have a setting for voltage out so you can adjust it.
Call them if it's not apparent in the manual.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Dinghy logic

I just got a 2014 Mercury Hypalon with a 9.9 hp for 4.4k, which is essentially what most other Hypalon RIBS go for without a motor.
I know there is Hypalon and there is hypalon, and I know that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Battery Wiring

I prefer a hidden switch in the ignition circuit, in the cockpit so I don't have to go below to start the engine (ever).
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 951
Posted By chucklesR
Re: How much of your storage is devoted to tools and parts?

I think some folks are over estimating storage space as a % volume. I carry
1 set of battery powered basic tools (jig saw, drill, skill saw, saws all, sander), as well as a set of AC powered tools,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,196
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Winching power for MOB

The good part in this case about small boats is they generally have low free board.
Once you get the MOB alongside a simple 5:1 to a harness and start cranking any old way you can should work (i.e....
Forum: Caribbean 06-09-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Predatory Venezuelan Coast Guard

A friend of mine told me he heard from a guy that was there that stuff relayed by a third party often has less value than direct experience.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 691
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Key switch

My Yanmar key is a pop vending machine type 'key'.
Worthless as security, four times the expense. Sometimes I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-09-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By chucklesR
Re: one more new b question 1st sailboat

Generally speaking there is value when getting a first boat to find one that is common to your area. You'll find local support and owners who will be knowledgeable and because it's not unique you may...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 06-09-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,927
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Pooles Island Restricted Area Clarification

What happens is when you ask you get told no, if you don't ask you find out no one is out patrolling on a routine basis.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 1,809
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Most efficient 180 degree turn

Even if you are a charter skipper (maybe especially if you are one) hopping from boat to boat you should know your boat's pivot points, limits and abilities. The best way is to do a buoy bounce on a...
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