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Search: Posts Made By: Capt Len
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 2,821
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Hopes and dreams. Is this realistic?

Tenoch you're living in a sailors paradise ,bum ,bottom feeder or marina queen. This guy is planning on moving east to where it's at.Where people live the american dream and strive for more along...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By Capt Len
Re: minor damage to teak toe rail

I usually cut the hole first then the dutchman until it fits perfectly (maybe second try) Wash all surfaces with acetone and glue. THEN plane or rasp and sand the part down to flush. No biggie.You...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Side Gangway

Maybe a commercial alloy grade step ladder could be rearranged. A nice wood platform at water . Hinged to legs of steps with big dia alloy pipe segments running pivot for snug pipe shaft secured to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 5,685
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

I guess it's a balancing act. If fear of big or breaking stuff keeps you in a rowboat with spare oarlocks and a couple of spare oars, well at least you're still boating. Going bigger may mean you put...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 2,975
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Salts in the oil

I've long advocated a means of draining the system. And a dagger board type valve at the transom.I originally had a ballvalve on the bottom of the muffler,then a pullcable to the helm Then I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By Capt Len
Re: northill anchor

I used one commercially fishing on the coast and all over the Beaufort.Really like it. Only drawback,,They don't bury deep in loonshit mud so can tow it for miles when the conditions are like that....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 2,663
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Engine problem vs Improper functioning of the Prop

Well, it did. So I take it's not common. I also tore the lug off the internals of another Maxi prop (it ate a chunk of drift wood in the fog) Prop spun on the shaft but no bite. No vibration in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 4,780
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

Pshaw, did that back in '79, 15 that is. Before sunfish were invented. In a past life ,it was. On a cedar shingle. Unfortunately ran short of victuals mid Pacific and was resupplied by Sir Francis on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 2,663
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Engine problem vs Improper functioning of the Prop

Maxi?? When my 3 blade maxi prop decided to change it's pitch it went to way under. so could still function sort of.Pretty apparent what was wrong so hauled to fix. I wonder how common this is.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Put a wing on it?

How about starting with an RF controlled (spoilers) box kite for a long distance kayak
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By Capt Len
Re: My new blog

Mark, I picked up berths in Palma, Alicanti Tangiers. and especially Gib.for long passages. A while ago but the water still starts at the shore. And by the way you young whippersnippers should stay...
Forum: Looking for Companionship... 1 Week Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 9,660
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Want Mature Cook/Crew/Friend Lady

Dating is so much easier.Everyone involved is aware of the endgame. Seaking a sailing parntner is so much more complicated because sailing is so varied and changing. Some cross over skills may apply...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Man rescued trying to cross the Atlantic in a dinghy

Just shows that adventurers should take a more realistic approach to their dreams,)Damm, did it again.)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 3,541
Posted By Capt Len
Re: sailed once with my uncle

Preferable option A.. Put some money down on a nice condo, rent it cover the mortgage. Get a packsack and travel the world for a few years (maybe on others vessel like I did) When you return ,can...
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By Capt Len
Re: mystery object, anyone know what this is?

How about an induction device to block the fridge or battery charger RF interference on the VHF. Just another wacko idea. Kidding about the bomb. But cut the yellow one first just in case.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 3,853
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Sorry, you are about to get slammed. First question: bowsprit

That's one beautiful sprit, Med. I assume that the rows of small holes are to hold the stainless steel deck planks?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Vinyl Boat Lettering / My Favorite Source

Most good sign shops have this .I used to draw and cut my own(pre computer) but now so easy to pick a weird Gallic/Itallic font and even curve it on the transom. On wood I just belt sand off ,and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 3,853
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Sorry, you are about to get slammed. First question: bowsprit

That munching sound is actually 'polyester lemnoria' dining on all the fiberglass hulls in your marina. Having a warrented confidence in wood comes from having some experience with the product....
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By Capt Len
Re: mystery object, anyone know what this is?

It's a bomb. Don't cut the wires.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,162
Views: 375,670
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Cut door skins into 3 inch strips .use tin snips to cut to the needed lengths and glue gun at corners. Add cross bracing and label where and up and which side out. That's important when you've got an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 3,853
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Sorry, you are about to get slammed. First question: bowsprit

Wood measured by board foot thats a piece 12 inches by 12 inches and an inch thick.Or some combination for same volume .Quality fir is about 1.25 a bf here and stronger (shock test) than oak....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 3,853
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Sorry, you are about to get slammed. First question: bowsprit

It's a chunk of wood, eh? rip it off and cut another. Douglas fir woukd last 20 years if treated with zinc or copper napthalate before installation (to soak the bolt holes) Oil base paint.Plan the...
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Capt Len
Re: 'Whining' noise from engine when in forward gear

While you're in there check the motor mounts and cables. The sudden jolt may have moved stuff about a bit.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 876
Posted By Capt Len
Re: FYI: GGlass at sea

RESISTANCE IS FUTILE (you realize that many sailors today are incapable of getting off the dock without a plotter and radar functioning. Is interface the same as inyrface?
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Four planes, ship rescue yachtsman sailing from Brisbane

How about pulling petals off a daisy? Broker, agent, broker ,agent, broker, agent.
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