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Search: Posts Made By: capnorv
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 3,840
Posted By capnorv
Re: How to install autopilot to a rack-and-pinion steering without pedestal-mounted

We love our CPT, but our steering is hydraulic. Our last boat was rack and pinion, and it would have worked well on it also. Very adjustable!
Forum: Orphan Brands 05-22-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 17,854
Posted By capnorv
It was recommended to me by a guy with many miles...

It was recommended to me by a guy with many miles open ocean on one to definitely cover the windows, all six. He used the factory fiberglass covers but recommended 3/4 plywood, through bolted as a...
Forum: Orphan Brands 04-11-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 17,854
Posted By capnorv
Concerning window covers, bumped into a guy in...

Concerning window covers, bumped into a guy in Gig Harbor had lots of keel time.He told me yes, cover all the salon windows, they'll be hit. He suggested sealed 3/4" plywood through bolted into cabin...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-15-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,071
Posted By capnorv
Yes, oil based paint! The light cream color I put...

Yes, oil based paint! The light cream color I put in my Newport 27 in 1997 still looks good. It was a Sherwin-Williams paint. Don't remember what other than there wern't a lot of oil based choices...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-15-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,071
Posted By capnorv
Sherwin-Williams makes an adhesive primer (about...

Sherwin-Williams makes an adhesive primer (about $75/gal) that makes painting interiors very easy. They also have a large selection of oil based paints. We painted our interior 8 years ago, and have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-15-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,983
Posted By capnorv
Gosh, you guys got me thinking. Since it doesn't...

Gosh, you guys got me thinking. Since it doesn't snow here and rain seems to clean the boat, I have no choice. I'll have to quit using my boat in the summer and wrap it up to prevent solar radiation...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-07-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3,840
Posted By capnorv
Thats how I did it. Thought I'd have to reverse...

Thats how I did it. Thought I'd have to reverse compass, but didn't
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-07-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3,840
Posted By capnorv
Oh I almost forgot, if you'd like a picture, send...

Oh I almost forgot, if you'd like a picture, send me an email address. The boats only 3 miles and I go there most days
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-07-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3,840
Posted By capnorv
We have a reverse, wood spoke, rack and pinion...

We have a reverse, wood spoke, rack and pinion steering on our Hans Christian 34T. We installed a Raymarine Wheelpilot 6-7 years ago. The only real trick was drilling through the rack and pinion...
Forum: Moody 02-03-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 7,626
Posted By capnorv
Private we go

Private we go
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-03-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 12,178
Posted By capnorv
When we bought our Hans, we borrowed a Walker 8...

When we bought our Hans, we borrowed a Walker 8 for our first outing, our honeymoon. August in the Salish Sea, not a lot of wind and a boat with inadequate sail inventory. Ten hours of running later,...
Forum: Moody 02-03-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 7,626
Posted By capnorv
If thats the one in Seattle, I'd look at it hard...

If thats the one in Seattle, I'd look at it hard if I were you...just saying...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-03-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,222
Posted By capnorv
I'm more comfortable with the seaworthyness of...

I'm more comfortable with the seaworthyness of our34', but as stated before, it's hard to fault the accomadation of our 45'. For me, the destination is the reward for the trip,...most of the time....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-03-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 12,178
Posted By capnorv
We row, but the freeboard with two large adults...

We row, but the freeboard with two large adults and two growing children has disappeared! So now we have a 10' on order to replace our 8" sailing dinghy. Oh, and 8' spoon oars for propulsion.
Forum: Union Polaris 02-01-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 5,441
Posted By capnorv
We own Hans Christian 34T #14 built in 1979, I...

We own Hans Christian 34T #14 built in 1979, I believe the last. We have recently bought a bigger boat and after 8 years will be offering our beloved Lueza for sale in the spring. I've got a copy of...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-01-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,894
Posted By capnorv
I'm 54 and still sail our 8" Orca occasionally,...

I'm 54 and still sail our 8" Orca occasionally, but only solo. If you plan on more than yourself most of the time, I believe you would find yourself wanting a larger boat soon. If on the other hand...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 02-01-2011
Replies: 317
Views: 31,258
Posted By capnorv
biggest to smallest: 1981 Hardin 45 Voyager ...

biggest to smallest:
1981 Hardin 45 Voyager
1979 Hans Christian 34T
1973 17" Dual sea kayak
2011 Gig Harbor !0' (on order)
2010 West Marine 81/2' Dirigible
2004 Orca 8' sloop
1972 8' Columbia...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-31-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 11,468
Posted By capnorv
Yes, Brigadoon is a great boat...

Yes, Brigadoon is a great boat...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-29-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,438
Posted By capnorv
Chainplates...ouch, that wasn't the Hardin 45's...

Chainplates...ouch, that wasn't the Hardin 45's best engineering. I own Alice B., hull#99, also not for sale/or charter. From what I've read, if the chainplates are showing wear/fatigue, the best...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-29-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 11,468
Posted By capnorv
Sorry blackjenner, if that Hardin was in...

Sorry blackjenner, if that Hardin was in Anacortes, it's ours now, finally got the docs yesterday! Seems like a great boat if I ever get used to the size. Fair Winds
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-29-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,667
Posted By capnorv
noaa cruisers & sailing forums ...

noaa
cruisers & sailing forums
noonsights:)
Forum: Orphan Brands 01-21-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 17,854
Posted By capnorv
:) We purchased hull#99 in September, it wasn't...

:) We purchased hull#99 in September, it wasn't launched until '87. No forward head, ever. Two cabin, wraparound salon, aluminum masts, perkins, Still fine tuning, don't think she's sailed much. Just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-06-2011
Replies: 113
Views: 11,292
Posted By capnorv
To Sailingdog, yes it is a mooring. Your math...

To Sailingdog, yes it is a mooring. Your math seems a little off to me, but then maybe the water on the East Coast has less salinity. It has an effective submerged weight of 600#'s. FYI
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-06-2011
Replies: 113
Views: 11,292
Posted By capnorv
My primary anchor is 2000# of concrete, and I...

My primary anchor is 2000# of concrete, and I have less confidence in it than my 20kg Bruce. I guess thats because when shes on the mooring, I'm probably in the house, and on the hook I, as captain...
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