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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By captflood
Re: Can you identify this shaft coupling?

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS Have a look at the older "Quadreflex" couplings I used to sell them back in the 80's they look the same type of thing Hope this Helps. AS ALWAYS GO SAFE
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-23-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By captflood
Re: seasick on coastal day sailing

GREETINGS EARTHINGS ; don't worry about the "malda mer" it can creep up anyone at any time. I have been sailing since I was two years old now 57, if I'm sailing and change boats I would be sea-sick...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-31-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By captflood
Re: Air Draft Question

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; have a look at boating Balls on Youtube it's a novel way to do things. Different clearances depending on the weather and the amount of electrcity of the cables and lots of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By captflood
Re: Are you sure you really want that captain's license?

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; When the Ocean Youth Club would start the training for the Captain the first things they would start with was the resposiblity for the Crew and law of the sea (I used to drive...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-27-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 869
Posted By captflood
Re: Yanmar 4JHE Problems

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; Have you cleaned the fuel lift pump fillters in the pump it has a fine mesh that gets gooed up hope this helps AS ALWAYS GO SAFE.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-28-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,241
Posted By captflood
Re: A bit of bird watching silliness

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS ; YA sound like a bunch of Eegrits "GO SAFE"
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-19-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,966
Posted By captflood
Re: what to check for before boat delivery?

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; If it can move secure it if it doesn't move find out why and the best is make sure the end of the anchor warp is secured to the boat. Good clothes and a nice sleeping bag always...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-16-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 7,148
Posted By captflood
Re: Can anyone give me a valid reason to carry a firearm?

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS ; I have TWO big Guns on the boat as a minimum the biggest one on my right arm and an other one on my left arm no other weapons are carried on MY boats Customs and Excies Boarder...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-16-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,025
Posted By captflood
Re: Looking for any ideas ( Diesel smell & wood )

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS ; I have used flour to absorb the diesel and then vacumed it out then used dry soap powder to brake down the oil and give it a better smell the longer you leave the soap powder...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-24-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,182
Posted By captflood
Re: Interior upholstery - need inspiration

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS ; Click on boat interirors and have look and see what you like before you buy lots of ideas to see and choose from AS ALWAYS GO SAFE
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-24-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,628
Posted By captflood
Re: So this happened here yesterday.

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; On finding Fog or the warning of it slow down to a safe speed, place extra look-outs, turn on navigation lights, sound fog signal for the vessel, listen for other noises have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-02-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,826
Posted By captflood
Re: mystery item from rigging

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; have you looked on the boom Gooseneck as well and the cross-trees (jummper-stays) it could be out of the the tangs, I like what "Capta" says looks like your checking all...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-02-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,121
Posted By captflood
Re: Removing the plastic key

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS ; Normally there is a circlip on the top that is very tight and difficult to remove because you cannot get anything into the lip of it. Have you contacted Lewmar and asked for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-01-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,121
Posted By captflood
Re: Removing the plastic key

GREETINGS EARTHLING: do you have cir-clip removers or a piece of flattened stainless-mig wire to go under it and pull, cover with a cloth so as you do not loose anything AS ALWAYS GO SAFE.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-09-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,683
Posted By captflood
Re: Jib Sheets yet again

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS If you wash them in a machine place them in a pillow case first it will save a age of un-knitting . AS ALWAYS GO SAFE
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-08-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,971
Posted By captflood
Re: New computer selection help??

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; I asked my computer Guy what to buy and he says he does not advise what to buy so I asked what not to buy (good giude) then asked him what computer do you have and when he...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-08-2015
Replies: 1,155
Views: 83,171
Posted By captflood
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; Please check out on facebook "The New Brighton Black Pearl and the Hoylake Grace Darling" bringing lots of pleasure to young and old. This may change a few peoples views. AS...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-03-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,088
Posted By captflood
Re: Trailer Sailer centerboard !!&%$^$@%$^???

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS ; Happy new year Do you know anyone that has a car pit or can you take it to your local garage ramp, they can make life so simple at times. AS ALWAYS GO SAFE .
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-14-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 3,863
Posted By captflood
Re: Help me teach my wife navigation

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; Your good lady can navigate, She found you and shops car keys knows where all your do-not push buttons are and how not to use them. If you liken the navigation to going to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-07-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,942
Posted By captflood
Re: What would cause this?

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS ; check that the Engine has not moved or now missalined dew to one of the engine mounts may have collapsed or gone hard. Also check for forward and backward movement on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-26-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,616
Posted By captflood
Re: Caulk for toerail...

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; DO NOT FORGET TO USE PRIMER before you use the caulk as it will soak into the wood . AS ALWAYS GO SAFE
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-26-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,679
Posted By captflood
Re: DIY composite boatbuilding ...

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; It's not the outer hull that makes the boat but it's all the other fiddly bits, like the bulkheads and the water-tight compartments ,( that you pack with soda bottles cause they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-26-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 12,547
Posted By captflood
Re: What's your favorite sailing term? One word only, no explanations.

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; "Snaffle" AS ALWAYS GO SAFE
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-09-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,355
Posted By captflood
Re: Recommend a decent Hand Salve?

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS: I use a mixture on 50% Petroliom Jelly And 50% liquid parafine (from the drug Store) Mixed in a small pot till it tunrs white it is the main ingreegiants to E45 if you increace...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-02-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 12,547
Posted By captflood
Re: What's your favorite sailing term? One word only, no explanations.

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; Afloat ? (as ALWAYS GO SAFE)
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