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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-18-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By capttb
Re: Best choice for new Closed cell cushions

I don't know who actually makes them, I think it's someone in your part of the country, but I ordered some of these "Sunsure" covered closed cell foam from:
Cockpit Cushions, Sunsure Fabric...
Forum: Gas   12-09-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By capttb
Re: Where to get gasket for main gas tank?

What you need is a fuel gauge sender gasket, if you can identify the maker of your gauge, Teleflex being the most common brand.
Teleflex Fuel Gauge Sender Replacement Gasket - Star Marine Depot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-21-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By capttb
Re: WAECO ADLER BARBOUR CU-200 Air/Water-Cooled Super ColdMachine Compressor

I think mine is a CU100, it's mounted in the aft port lazzarette and can be pretty annoying in the aft cabin in the still of the night, between the fan and the hum of the compressor I sometimes turn...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-26-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By capttb
Re: Online hardware/equipment retailer?

Also: Bosuns Supply
BOSUN SUPPLIES - Stainless Steel Anchors Deck Hardware Chain Shackles Hooks Clips Rigging Fasteners Tools Suncor Microstar wire rope marine hardware...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-17-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,272
Posted By capttb
Re: Caveats for a Craigslist sailboat?

"Sailors Haven" tickles some sort of memory but I can't put my finger on it, they don't come up in the CG manufacturers list. The actual maker might have a different name, if you can get the HIN...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-09-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 931
Posted By capttb
Re: Induction cooking

My boat has a 30 amp service, however it is split into three 10 amp circuits, water heater, battery charger are two 10 amp circuits. All the 110 outlets are serviced by ONE 10 amp circuit, check the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-05-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,019
Posted By capttb
Re: Need Passage Routing Advice-San Diego to Seattle

I've only gone up as far as San Francisco, I've used the Pacific Coast Route Finder charts, there's also some Charlies cruising guides available but seem more appropriate for down coast routes. For a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-30-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By capttb
Re: What the heck am I doing?

Matt you are in San Diego not Phoenix, there are thousands of perfectly good sailboats floating very near to you, you don't need to resurrect a derelict from the desert.

That's the part you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-05-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By capttb
Re: Socal sailboat delivery captain needed!

Yeah, I know a guy, he stays pretty busy but Ventura is a pretty short run so he may be available to suit your timeline.
Skippering (
What's the boat ?...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-26-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By capttb
Re: Should I replace the headstay?

What is the apparently broken black plastic piece at the bottom of picture ? Could it have been some sort of halyard restraint ? Can you ID the furler ?
Here's the book if you don't already have it....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-16-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,788
Posted By capttb
Re: Well, we did it...

This is from the Boatus website regarding possible transfer.

More info is available here:
MMSI FAQ's - Maritime Mobile Service Identity - BoatUS (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 988
Posted By capttb
Re: San Fran to Marina del Rey delivery

I've not been in to Monterey but I'll only go in to Morro Bay in fair weather and visibility. It's a long winding sand filled channel in AND they are ALWAYS dredging so you never know where the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-18-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,277
Posted By capttb
Re: what to check for before boat delivery?

I bought my boat in San Francisco and brought it about 450nm home to San Diego, during haul out for survey the bottom was pressure washed. The batteries were dry and old so I had them replaced at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-09-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By capttb
Re: Sea Furl 5/325 vs Shafer 2100

My Schaefer 2100 is only about 12 years old and pretty much flawless except when I bought the boat about 5 years ago the lower bearing drum was frozen. On the early models they neglected to put some...
Forum: Mass Bay Sailors   01-06-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By capttb
Re: Vendor recommendations requested

I was afraid it had come up on a survey, "Mainesail" a frequent poster from your area has made a couple recommendations in a post on "another" forum.
Stainless Steel Shaft vs. Bronze Prop -...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-29-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,497
Posted By capttb
I drove a Mainship 34 for a while, big Cummins...

I drove a Mainship 34 for a while, big Cummins diesel , worse than any sailboat I've ever been on. So kind of depends on the powerboat, but a sailboat rides better anyway. We used to say " a sailboat...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-27-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 5,623
Posted By capttb
Re: Masts - deck or keel stepped?

Most Catalina 310's I've seen have in mast furling which are all deck stepped aren't they? I really don't know, just assumed there are no keel stepped furling masts ?
Good news is that deck stepped...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-16-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,573
Posted By capttb
Re: has anyone made a homemade catamaran and cross a ocean yet?

Yet or still ?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-10-2014
Replies: 109
Views: 5,543
Posted By capttb
Re: sailed once with my uncle

That's not a "project" that's a career for you and the whole family, a 1400 gal. tank of fuel will be $5000, have you located and priced a 90' dock or yardspace ?
It's gonna cost as much as your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-23-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By capttb
Re: Display Coast Guard Registration Numbers

I usually screw and glue a "fancy carved board" on a bulkhead at eye level in the cabin. It's common to put a second set of numbers on the inside of the hull somewhere that it doesn't show. If...
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-13-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,616
Posted By capttb
Re: Towing Services

I had to use them once, someone's else's boat of course, it was about $350, less then 15 NM round trip for the towboat. That was an 18' Boston Whaler, pre-GPS in the fog so we had to guide him in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-14-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 3,493
Posted By capttb
Re: Looking at Sailboats

You are in what sales people call "Buy Mode". You've made the decision to buy a boat, you have the money in your pocket, you will overlook and minimize many problems yourself. You don't have to make...
Forum: Engines   01-27-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,157
Posted By capttb
Re: Engine hose(s) removal,, help

Could try these if you think they might help
BDGPL300HG, Set, Pliers, Hose Grip, Extended Reach, 3 pc....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-23-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,660
Posted By capttb
Re: San Diego Marine Survey & Mechanic

Not in California Tony, boat bottoms are cleaned by diver or hauled out by travel lift for painting.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-22-2013
Replies: 1,282
Views: 96,551
Posted By capttb
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Or you'll attract every stinkpotter with a neck tattoo within a hundred miles lookin' for the party.
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