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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-13-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,424
Posted By pirateofcapeann
Thanks for your replies!!! That was a HUGE help...

Thanks for your replies!!! That was a HUGE help and really gave me the full story! The gap is like a half-inch wide forward tapering to 0 aft, with rust staining the keel. The gap had been filled...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-03-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,424
Posted By pirateofcapeann
Keel Question

I just went in halves on a Northstar 1000. Problem is that there is quite a gap between the lead fin keel ballast and the hull. The keel-bolts and hardware look to be stainless steel. I have a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-05-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,316
Posted By pirateofcapeann
Re-Decking a Wooden Sailboat

:confused:My Jesse Boyce is a 28-foot L. F. Herreshoff designed wooden sailboat. She was built during the late 70’s and early 80’s. Her decks were constructed of two ¼-inch layers of, what was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-03-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 479
Posted By pirateofcapeann
Old Sail Question

I know, I know! It's been like a year since I've posted on this board, and I've missed Sailnet but I've been busy! But now, I'd like to take Ol' Miss Dirtybottom out for a sail.

The problem is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-25-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,336
Posted By pirateofcapeann
Well, ya’ know, when my sails need some...

Well, ya’ know, when my sails need some attention, which they always seem to do these days, I get out the ditty-bag, pour me a tall glass of grog, light the pipe and spend a lovely afternoon...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-20-2008
Replies: 110
Views: 10,265
Posted By pirateofcapeann
Here in Gloucester, it’s said that the Italian...

Here in Gloucester, it’s said that the Italian fishermen go to the fish pier in the morning and light a cigarette lighter. If the wind blows the flame out, they stay home. The Portuguese on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 4,010
Posted By pirateofcapeann
I live aboard a 30 foot boat, in New England...

I live aboard a 30 foot boat, in New England year-round. I used to heat with a coal heater, a FATSCO Buddy which required tending every 12 hours. 4 or 5 years ago I switched to a REFLEX cabin...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-20-2008
Replies: 220
Views: 32,757
Posted By pirateofcapeann
Yea, I’ve only been in there once two years ago...

Yea, I’ve only been in there once two years ago and from the angle of the shot, and my fading memory, it looked as though he was heading southwesterly, around Clarks Point but now, looking at your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-19-2008
Replies: 220
Views: 32,757
Posted By pirateofcapeann
Anybody have a rough idea as to the lat/lon of...

Anybody have a rough idea as to the lat/lon of the collision? I’m told it was somewhere between Padanaram and Cutty Hunk?

Also, in TrueBlue’s photo of Reasons, showing her at speed, OUTSIDE of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-17-2008
Replies: 220
Views: 32,757
Posted By pirateofcapeann
Sailingdog: Do we know what speed Bevin’s boat...

Sailingdog: Do we know what speed Bevin’s boat was traveling? I’ve heard tell it was moving right along.

Noreault: Thank you for quoting the regulation! The sentence: “It is not the stand on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-17-2008
Replies: 220
Views: 32,757
Posted By pirateofcapeann
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Most...

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Most power boaters, hell most boaters think that copious amounts of money can supplant seamanship skills, and even more, common sense! And why should they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By pirateofcapeann
S/v Truant

Jeezs. That's sad. I grew up on TRUANT. She was my education. Everything I know, love and am today I owe to her and her skipper, P. T. Harling. It was upon her decks that I learned the ways of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-04-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 515
Posted By pirateofcapeann
Help finding some old friends.

I’m looking for an old friend of mine, somewhere on the east coast of the good ‘ol USA. Bob Cross owned a 41’ Concordia yawl named Sarah. Margo G. and Hank B.’s looking for him about a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-24-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 15,322
Posted By pirateofcapeann
That’s called “Lang Laid” and was used mostly in...

That’s called “Lang Laid” and was used mostly in 4 stranded lines, most commonly in dead-eyes and lanyards, old style standing rigging.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-24-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 3,595
Posted By pirateofcapeann
It’s the ones in NY that bothered me! They seem...

It’s the ones in NY that bothered me! They seem to think they own the water and the rules just don’t pertain to them! (Must be a NY thing). I’ll give the devil his due though as those guys have one...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-24-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 15,322
Posted By pirateofcapeann
Yup, Right hand, three stranded gets coiled...

Yup, Right hand, three stranded gets coiled clockwise into the left hand, with a slight twist to keep the coils round, but I’ve seen damn little of that stuff these days, cept in like anchor rodes...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-24-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 3,198
Posted By pirateofcapeann
One time my step-dad, Don A was workin with a...

One time my step-dad, Don A was workin with a friend Bill S, at the wreckin yard down the street from our place in Gloucester. They was filling in a swamp with one of Don’s dump trucks that Bill was...
Forum: Living Aboard   11-02-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,520
Posted By pirateofcapeann
Living Aboard Websites

Has anyone found any REAL live aboard websites? I’ve been living aboard since 1987, give or take but have never done any searches or assessments for websites, particularly in New England. Thoughts?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-26-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 3,256
Posted By pirateofcapeann
Wooden Ships – CSN ...

Wooden Ships – CSN
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I’m Shipping Up to Boston <ST1:p– DropKick Murphys...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-25-2007
Replies: 89
Views: 11,821
Posted By pirateofcapeann
Poseidon is sometimes tolerant of insanity! Some...

Poseidon is sometimes tolerant of insanity! Some of us should be thankful of that for sure! Okay Giu. How do you know that this guy went across?

Oh, yea, what is the purpose of the fender up under...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-25-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 4,010
Posted By pirateofcapeann
My condolences. Who knows why? An offshore...

My condolences. Who knows why? An offshore proven boat, an experienced crew. It happens. Sometimes it just happens. Sorry,
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-24-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,606
Posted By pirateofcapeann
Trimming and replacing the wicks, cleaning the...

Trimming and replacing the wicks, cleaning the globes, refueling, finding a source for (especially in a strange port) and storing yet another type of fuel… Oil lamps aren’t my idea of “simple”!...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-22-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By pirateofcapeann
I've found it!

Sorry this is so long, but I have to lay out the scenario:

It was way back in like circa 1969-70. I was in the 4<SUP>th</SUP> or 5<SUP>th</SUP> grade, I really don’t remember but that’s...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-21-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 4,682
Posted By pirateofcapeann
OK Cheapskate! I’ve had a Coleman type Stainless...

OK Cheapskate! I’ve had a Coleman type Stainless Steel stove (yea, I sprung for the stainless) with the propane canisters, mounted in my galley for four years now. It gets hard use as I live...
Forum: Living Aboard   10-17-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 6,545
Posted By pirateofcapeann
I used to use coal in a FATSCO “Buddy” for the...

I used to use coal in a FATSCO “Buddy” for the first 7-8 years I lived aboard. Nice dry heat. It radiated the heat, warming the wood and the air warmed from that. It wasn’t too bad with the dust and...
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