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Search: Posts Made By: CaptainForce
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 8,255
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: information on Wellington Sailboat

I was looking at this boat's photos and specs online. The main is reduced with the presence of the flybridge; further reduced by the mast being shorter than the LOA, and additionally reduced in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,255
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: gate valve won't close - 1977 Newport 28

There is a variety in the quality and structure of seacocks, ball valves and the manner in which they are fit. There are poor applications of ball valves and some that are satisfactory. As I said,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,255
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: gate valve won't close - 1977 Newport 28

I would be quick to agree that the gate valves are not proper on a boat, but not so quick to dismiss the ball valves. Most seacocks are ball valves with the base that is attached to the hull an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-09-2014
Replies: 270
Views: 11,753
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: What stops Americans cruising the world?

Wow! That's a wierd description,- strange in the way it exactly describes Nancie. Was Janet born in Portsmouth, VA and maybe separated from a twin?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2014
Replies: 270
Views: 11,753
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: What stops Americans cruising the world?

We've taken about a dozen trips to Europe mostly by plane,- once by a large ship. Like many others we cruise with the seasons up and down the East US Coast. We are ready to head north to Maine this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2014
Replies: 203
Views: 7,102
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

The first time Nancie and I stopped in Beaufort, SC was in the summer of 1972. Nobody was anchored out and there were no moorings. There were a few of us tied to a face dock and the dockmasters...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2014
Replies: 203
Views: 7,102
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

I am a strong advocate of achoring rights; however, there are complex considerations. I used to enjoy anchoring in St. Augustine in the 1970's and '80's, but by the '90's I quit visiting as we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-25-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: anchor and boat design ? Why anchor the bow.

I'll add one more reason. Let's say that you are anchored out and an squall rips though with 60-70+ mph winds. It does happen! When you come to the helm and want to stabilize your position after...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-24-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Australia One's sinking "What happened here"?

....and it was this event that resulted in the New Zealand beer commercial, "So smooth that it goes down like Australia one!"
Forum: Morgan 01-22-2014
Replies: 147
Views: 26,010
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: What's your Morgan?

'sounds like you would be #7, but check the end cap at the aft of your boom. It was a common practice at Morgan Yachts to stamp the hull production number on this point of the rigging to match the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-19-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 794
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: generator help fuel problem

When you turn the key to the 20 second "heat the glow plug" position (on, but not start) can you hear the rapid tic...tic...tic..ticking of the electric fuel pump?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-18-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,549
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Gulfstar 37 for liveaboard cruising?

I know it wasn't the intent, but I like the sound of this thought. Let's see, three years with a bit more than thirty gallons a year? I know, .... I know, I took it the wrong way, but....
Forum: Living Aboard 01-07-2014
Replies: 103
Views: 15,761
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Downside of living aboard

When I revisit this post I realize that I have no valid information about the "downside" of living aboard. In order to know the "downside" you have to have the life on shore for comparison. My wife...
Forum: Morgan 01-07-2014
Replies: 147
Views: 26,010
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: What's your Morgan?

Thanks Blackbird,- I should have seen the reman as remanufactured,- we old guys need all the help we can get when it comes to the more recent abreviated speach! We'll be out your way thrusday or...
Forum: Morgan 01-06-2014
Replies: 147
Views: 26,010
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: What's your Morgan?

'sounds great, but what is a "reman"? We're in Jax too,- acually Orange Park and soon cruising to the Keys for a few weeks.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-06-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,317
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: bahamas going single hand Nov 2014

We agree,- 'sort of an adult daycare facility!

We normally cross from Ft. Lauderdale, anchored in Lake Sylvia, at sunrise and cross onto the bank next to Settlement Point (West End) at Indian...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-21-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,218
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Liveaboard Sail upkeep

Dirt and mold can be problems, but to two factors that present the greatest risks to your sails are chafe and UV damage. For chafe prevention make sure that your sails on the boom are tied with...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-18-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 3,103
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Newbie buying a dirt cheap liveaboard...

Benton, The biggest hole that I see in your plan is Orlando. Really? 'living on a sailboat in Orlando? There's the Atlantic to the east at Titusville or the Tampa Bay & Gulf to the west, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-15-2013
Replies: 908
Views: 58,564
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??

I notice that at present times there's a huge number of old fiberglass boats that have deteriorated equipment, but sound hulls and they are available for less than the cost of the raw materials to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-14-2013
Replies: 908
Views: 58,564
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??

I know exactly how you feel. I grew up in the 60's and back then I could not afford any waterfront property because all those people from the "depression era" had bought all the waterfront and made...
Forum: Diesel 12-13-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,623
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Going to need to re powersomeday..

I agree if your plan is to have the electric engine run for your short move away and back to the dock the electric motor may suit. Otherwise, I would fit the direct mechanial drive from a Beta or...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-12-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Morgan 416 early 80s. Opinions / information??

I've been living aboard and cruising Morgan OI's since 1973. My current Morgan 413 has been our home for the past 29 years. Your 416 has some differences from my 1973 413 ketch, but much is the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-09-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Rig cleaner

Man!...If I lived in a house instead of a sailboat you'd have me scrubbing out my mailbox! It's just not going to happen!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-07-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,311
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: How much maintenance and repair, really?

Absolutely right! When I look back over the long term, 29 years with my current boat and over 40 total years, I come up with about $2,000/year for the prorated costs of rigging, sails & bottom jobs...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-29-2013
Replies: 166
Views: 7,546
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Nothing has changed in 50 years...many sailors still can't navigate...

'enjoyed this well written post and I agree with your thoughts. I hope that most that speak poorly of those with reliance on their GPS are only referring to the problems that arise when unskilled...
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