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Search: Posts Made By: Capt Len
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By Capt Len
Re: What is this?

Had a similar setup for my yankee forestay (had three jibs) When out of the way a hyfield mounted at the anchor winch kept it taut. When deployed at the end of the 12 foot bowsprit the Hyfield was a...
Forum: Atomic 4 06-06-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Leaking Heat Exchanger

Unless the body has gone porous with electrolysis a simple silver solder or braze can fix a fatigue crack or?? Too much heat can effect the tubes so careful.
Forum: Diesel 05-22-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 809
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Yanmar 1GM issues

Ask Bob Wilson on the Morning Maid to have a listen. It may be that a one banger just isn't up to quiet when asked to rev. Peter Watson on Providence is also a trustworthy source of info.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2014
Replies: 2,152
Views: 123,672
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Good on'ya Mike. As one who retired in '72 (my mother disdainfully called it 'dropping out') there's little I'd do differently and not much I regret. I think that the chuck under the bowsprit should...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-25-2014
Replies: 2,152
Views: 123,672
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I'm afraid those coveted union and rabble jobs are already taken by the locals, most of whom haven't figured out that living on the hook, heating with wood and trading a surplus of fish ,fowl and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-23-2014
Replies: 4,999
Views: 303,688
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Cinderella and her sisters had different realities too. Building your own vessel and heating it with wood on the coast is so far from others realities the twain shall never meet . And just as well...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 812
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Uses for old double-braid?

If you don't have enough old braided rope you could tap into my favourite source. The local life raft inspection shop dumps scads of new to you nylon single braid line. Also a source of contact...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-16-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 12,987
Posted By Capt Len
Re: What is the best Microwave oven for boat?

I installed a Panasonic convection/microwave. Very happy with it. Can cook a pie or bird when plugged in or motoring and never a battery/inverter power problem if microwaving. In the summer,we're all...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-26-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,096
Posted By Capt Len
Re: welding and welder options

I've carried oxy/ acet tanks on board for years while cruising the north coast. Never had any problems. Just pack out side to use. Most docks supplying 30 amps will likely have both sides of 220...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-20-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 3,717
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Thinking of Losing My Inboard

Gives you more room inside for stuff. I like the idea of hanging out over the stern to change plugs, pull cord or play with carb jets in abroad swell approaching a beach.Go for it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-22-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Diesel Shutoff

Potential problem can be a partial shutdown and restart just as engine revs go to zero. .bounces on top dead center ,fires backwards and sucks up exhaust water, bending at least two con rods and...
Forum: Diesel 08-10-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Raw water strainer

The outside the hull strainer can catch plastic bags which I can blow off with pressure water from inside and uncovered can catch little cod fish head first .I have had the pleasure of both...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-30-2013
Replies: 908
Views: 60,616
Posted By Capt Len
Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??

It's obvious that the world is full of weirdos, wackos and losers mingling with the normal folks.Sometimes it's hard to figure which category you belong to. But with all the whining and sniveling...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-04-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,189
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Sloop's "New" Cutter

Back before anyone connected Bob Fortune with boating I wrote an article to Wooden Boat about the merits of vacuum breaking the pump/spud on bowl hose.They politely wrote back that they had...
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