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Search: Posts Made By: capta
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By capta
Re: in mast furling issue

You will need to get the boom height/angle so the pull on the sail is equal on leech and foot, first. Then I would roll the sail out very slowly a few inches at a time. Each time you come out,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 3,924
Posted By capta
Re: The trend in new cruising boats....

I have no idea of what kind of boat this is, but you cannot possibly intend to go offshore on her, without some major redesign. I cannot imagine having to leave the cockpit every time you wish to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 684
Posted By capta
Re: Motion sickness question. Am I crazy?

Fortunately, I've never had to deal with seas sickness, but I've seen it aplenty.
My conclusion is that it is indeed very, very much a psychological problem in many. I've only known a hand full of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By capta
Re: Urgent shaft seal question

If you are insured, you are wasting that money, because the insurance company is NOT going to pay off on your "it'll be OK for the next two months". So you might just as well take your winter haul...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By capta
Re: Throttle won't hold position!

There should be two springs on the throttle connection to the fuel injection pump. I'm guessing one may be tired or have popped off.
Forum: Diesel 2 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By capta
Re: No neutral gear

There are hydraulic and manual shaft brakes available on the market; no need to hear that prop turn constantly. With a little ingenuity, one can build a shaft brake quite inexpensively; think disc...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By capta
Re: Marine head won't pump

If this white hose is your main discharge line from head to tank or thru hull, then it most likely it has been heated to fit on the barbs and it will need to be cut off or heated to remove. Any way...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 152
Views: 5,002
Posted By capta
Re: Give AIS a rest

In my travels, I believe the Red Sea was the busiest seaway I've ever been in, especially considering all the vessels I encountered were steaming at full speed. Sometimes there were 4 or 5 vessels...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 152
Views: 5,002
Posted By capta
Re: Give AIS a rest

I'm sorry, but can you not get the exact same "very useful predictive information" just by watching the vessel for a few minutes?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,426
Posted By capta
Re: foreign customs and warrants

One would indeed need many a bikini clad lovely were this to be a movie about "the world's slowest run from the law".
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By capta
Re: What does a centerboard do?

We use the board almost all the time. We use it from down only 6" to down all the way. We use it to balance the boat, taking out lee or weather helm, stop rolling down wind and at anchor, and to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,426
Posted By capta
Re: foreign customs and warrants

Every place I have cleared into in the last several years has a machine that they insert our US passports (I do not know about other countries) into. It is connected to a data base which could...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 948
Posted By capta
Re: Tomorrow we move aboard and set off

We are waiting to welcome you to a lovely, warm anchorage on some tropical isle.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 3,524
Posted By capta
Re: Creepy sailing stories?

It'll cost you a bottle of Ch‚teau Margaux, if you want to get rid of it. We wight righters don't come cheap.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 152
Views: 5,002
Posted By capta
Re: Give AIS a rest

Oh yes indeedy, I "have not read the rules nor do you understand them." There you go, assuming, and we all know what that does, don't we?
No, it is much clearer YOU have never stood 80 feet up on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By capta
Re: How sailing certifications affect insurance

I haven't a clue about sailing school certifications, but as a licensed captain (4 licenses; USCG master, British Chief Officer unlimited, and 2 other unlimited master's certificates [all of which...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By capta
Re: water pump woes

You either have a small leak in the system, a leak the diaphragm of the accumulator tank (if you have one) or the diaphragm in the pump is not sealing.
Most likely a system leak would be at a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,320
Posted By capta
Re: Inspecting fire extinguishers

Actually, I just checked one in the engine room today (5 years old, a pretty white one) and it was dead center in the green, but light as a feather. I doubt seriously it would have been much use in a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,048
Posted By capta
Re: Want to SAIL OFF and live on a deserted island?

Micronesia gets a lot of typhoons. That's a really, really big hurricane, if you didn't know. Before you run away to your island paradise, perhaps you might want to read, An Island to Oneself by Tom...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 8,609
Posted By capta
Re: Sailboat without a mast

Nice part of the world, Morgan City, LA. I had a towing company from north Fla, send me there on a pointy bow tug drawing 10 feet and a barge around 300'. Only charts aboard were for the entry...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By capta
Re: Marine head won't pump

I'm with TQA on this one. More than likely, if this is an older installation, the inside of the head exhaust lines are probably filling with scale. I've tried what many others have suggested, but to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,320
Posted By capta
Re: Inspecting fire extinguishers

It is normal to have your fire extinguishers checked and certified every year and I do believe a USCG requirement.
However, I've found with the general 3.5 pound ABC or BC extinguishers required,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 152
Views: 5,002
Posted By capta
Re: Give AIS a rest

Oh for crying out loud. So you've read the rules, we applaud you.
However, the last vessel that can avoid a collision must avoid the collision, so in what universe do you believe a large commercial...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 152
Views: 5,002
Posted By capta
Re: Give AIS a rest

I can only imagine how much the commercial operators hate the pleasure boat community using AIS indiscriminately. Honestly guys, they don't want to talk to you and the only thing they do want from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By capta
Re: Which Portable Ice maker works w/ a water maker?

OK, I misspoke. They can store it, as in there is a place it can stay, but it is NOT a refrigerated space, so in a short time if it is warm, you will be "storing" water.
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