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Search: Posts Made By: CapnSantiago
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,624
Posted By CapnSantiago
Re: Etiquette for boat sale

This is why I use a broker. He deals with all of this, not me.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 3,598
Posted By CapnSantiago
Re: Sailing is better than sex...

There are no Sailing-transmitted diseases.

...but sailing can lead to alcoholism...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-07-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 1,619
Posted By CapnSantiago
Re: Does a first sail ever go as planned?

Like everyone stated, sounds like a normal day of sailing:
There's always something else you could be fixing/maintaining/upgrading at the dock...
Conditions are good, going sailing instead...
Once...
Forum: Living Aboard 10-07-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,513
Posted By CapnSantiago
Re: Real Cost

Ahh...to be in my 20's again and think 40's is old and a good age to "slow down" and retire in. Love the Porsche idea (nothing off about that to me)...but if you have those kind of tastes you better...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 3,804
Posted By CapnSantiago
Re: the Silliest question you've ever been asked?

I was once asked which ocean was used to measure sea level from. When I explained all the oceans were connected and therefor all were at the same natural elevation they didn't believe me stating...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-18-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 794
Posted By CapnSantiago
Re: Wafi

Because they have stars on their bellys and we don't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-17-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 5,254
Posted By CapnSantiago
Re: Hat recommendations

But of you loose a Tilley they will replace it for free...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-14-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 2,408
Posted By CapnSantiago
Re: Boat Finders Fee!

Some Beneteau 35's & 36's (probably 38's & 40's) have a vee birth and twin aft cabins. But you'll have to almost double your budget for one in excellent shape.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,386
Posted By CapnSantiago
Re: What do you keep in your Dock Box?

Everything I don't need on the boat on a daily basis and/or don't need to have when I leave the dock.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-23-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By CapnSantiago
Priming you water pressure pump

I have an issue with getting my water pressure pump to reprime.

When I winterize I empty all the water I can from the tank (so the pump loses prime) and then add of couple of gallons of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-12-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 9,112
Posted By CapnSantiago
Re: Black or off coloured Yachts? Opinions......,

Hey, it's a nice looking power boat (although it may not be for you)...I can see it covered w/nubile ladies wearing nothing but a thong and some old man in bermuda shorts and a hawaiian shirt (me)...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-03-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,784
Posted By CapnSantiago
Re: another "which one is better for us?" thread: H25, Catalina 25, S2 28...

FWIW...4-5 people will be a tight fit on the boat sizes you're looking at with people crawling over each other and someone or two likely settting on the low side under heel...you may want to look for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-12-2012
Replies: 102
Views: 6,774
Posted By CapnSantiago
Re: How did you get the money for your first sailboat?

The old fashioned way...I earned it (well, that and good credit)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-12-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,586
Posted By CapnSantiago
Re: Why does my diesel not rev when in gear?

While I've not solved everything completely it is working much better. Turns out there were several contributing issues and I've sorted most of them out.

The local mechanic noted that the exhaust...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-01-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By CapnSantiago
Re: Thru hull removal

If they're marelon (or other non-metalic) you can use a hole saw of the same diameter as the hull opening to drill thru thereby cutting off the flange of the thru hull and reaming the hull...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-04-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 4,285
Posted By CapnSantiago
Re: Adding AC outlets to my boat?

sounds like you only have 12 volt battery power. You can convert to 110v as suggested but inverters are expensive and will use a lot of battery power. Do you have a house and a starter battery or...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-04-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 4,285
Posted By CapnSantiago
Re: Adding AC outlets to my boat?

What kind of electrical power does it currently have?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-10-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,586
Posted By CapnSantiago
Re: Why does my diesel not rev when in gear?

Thanks for all the good input...following is additional info per various above suggestions:

I'll checkout the injectors (though not sure what they're supposed to look like dirty or clean)...
Yes,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,586
Posted By CapnSantiago
Why does my diesel not rev when in gear?

Don't have a lot of experience w/diesel's but understand if they have fuel and air they'll run. My 1982 volvo/penta MD7B (2 cylinder/13HP) has gotten progressively harder (longer) to start over the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-11-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 6,991
Posted By CapnSantiago
ALCOHOL...sleep like a baby and worry about it in...

ALCOHOL...sleep like a baby and worry about it in the morning :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-11-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By CapnSantiago
You got the life man...

You got the life man...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-15-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,990
Posted By CapnSantiago
That's a good list thanks...I'll run thru it and...

That's a good list thanks...I'll run thru it and hopefully avoid the $$$ fuel injection pump.

Don't know much about diesels but I am familiar with the throttle response lag you mention. This is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-14-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,990
Posted By CapnSantiago
Thanks for the input. Checked out the cables and...

Thanks for the input. Checked out the cables and linkage as you described before I last left the boat. Everything seemed to be operating freely and properly. If it were a gasoline engine I would say...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,990
Posted By CapnSantiago
All seems ok there but will double check. BTW its...

All seems ok there but will double check. BTW its a Volvo Penta MD7B.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,990
Posted By CapnSantiago
Diesel wont rev

1982 Islander 30 13hp 3 cylinder diesel intermittently wont rev when in gear (forward or reverse). Increase throttle and engine continues to just idle. Shift to neutral and engine will usually go...
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