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Search: Posts Made By: Capt Len
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 419
Views: 23,800
Posted By Capt Len
Re: I hate boats...

A long and shady youth of siphoning gas has left me with a pretty good understanding of the physics.By definition the hose comes above the fluid level (WL) and back down to lower where liquid will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 4,347
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Turn that frown upside down! Lets talk NEW engines!

When I chose my 95hp isuzu I started by looking at the curves for HP,torque, and fuel consumption at rev's .Weight difference didn't matter much as boat is 22 t and kinda old fashioned . Price...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 419
Views: 23,800
Posted By Capt Len
Re: I hate boats...

On this same thought, I once rebuilt a '42 Chrysler Crown that had sat 7 years with the head off and full of rain water. Cleaned up and ran well for years, So this is no biggie.
Forum: Multihull 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 3,821
Posted By Capt Len
Re: CATAMARAN DESIGN and BRIDEDECK CLEARANCE

Sailed a 44' aluminium cat to India from Thailand. Sometimes you couldn't put your coffee cup on the table for the slamming. Got real tiring. Condensation was bad and ventilation at sea minimal or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 5,749
Posted By Capt Len
Re: possible to buy a seaworthy sailboat under $20000 that requires very little fix?

1972 Ericson 35-II (http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/rds/boa/4652210632.html)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-10-2014
Replies: 109
Views: 4,090
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: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-31-2014
Replies: 2,491
Views: 174,760
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Thirty years of cruising Salish Sea and points north with a self supporting life style of a bit of paid work (hard to avoid offers of real cash) and canning surplus salmon for trade for veggies or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2014
Replies: 133
Views: 10,883
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Don't have to be rich to sail

I can understand the concern. I went into a breeding shock once due to the actions of the birds I was hanging with.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Tall Ships

Was aboard the Exy and the Irving in LA while they were fitting out. Had many cannon battles with other tall ships aboard the Thane , my own offering to the tall ship heritage .(I's the bye whot...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-14-2014
Replies: 134
Views: 12,620
Posted By Capt Len
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

To conserve water,Diane, Marcie and I usually shower together. Twice a day and our tanks never run dry.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Knotmeter Calibration

You could throw a measured line over the side with a chunk of wood on it. Time it until it stops running out. Retrive it . Do it again. Average it. Sit down with a pencil and paper, calculate speed...
Forum: Diesel 08-09-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,008
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Volvo Engines

We all have preferences and reasons for them so much is anecdotal . For 45 hp and under my vote goes for Kybota. I wanted more and looked at them all. Cat and Cummins had a reasonable offer but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-06-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,116
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Vented loop vent confusion/waste system sanity check

If the top of the toilet is close to the waterline it 's discharge and inlet should both be vented.(separate from tank vent) Early morning dipping of private parts will tell you wheather it's needed.
Forum: Diesel 07-23-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Capt Len
Re: No neutral gear

If the trannie is full of thick jelly (oil/water) ????
Forum: Diesel 07-20-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 1,616
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Yanmar 1GM issues

Cable tension on red line type can be as simple as a small cable rigging clamp gently crushing the outer cover. Maybe not the best and sure not the only way but very common The control handle in the...
Forum: Diesel 07-20-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 1,486
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Universal M25 Knock?

With those symptoms and oil press. I'd bet it's time to lift her up and re the bearings before it does in the crank journals.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-14-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 382,966
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Silver Spray Ranch in East Sooke was planted with spruce back in the mid 30's to replace the spars on the tall ships being lost to submarines (see 'the last grain race or Irving Johnson's film going...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 600
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: 385
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: 58
Views: 1,616
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: 2,491
Views: 174,760
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: 2,491
Views: 174,760
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: 5,316
Views: 382,966
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: 914
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: 15,240
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...
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