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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,577
Posted By celenoglu
Re: Barrier coat problem or expected?

There is an adhesion problem. In my opinion, the hull was not well prepeared after the barrier coat. It should be washed with soap and water before painting or sanding.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-23-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By celenoglu
Re: In need for a captain to sail a sailboat from Chichester Marina to Pirea Greece

I transferred a boat from England to Italy. The best time for transfer is May-June. Atlantic can be very windy to cross the Biscay in other months of the year and Mediterranean is also not too good....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-28-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,668
Posted By celenoglu
Re: What happens when holding tank is full?

The pump will get stiff because the vent is generally of small diameter. As youpump some of the stuff will be going out from the vent hole but you will also feel it while pumping.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-13-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,075
Posted By celenoglu
Re: Shortening a mast to replace one. How and where?

Use it as is. If you cannot afford new sails use the ones available. You will have some performance problems with available sails but decreasing the length of the mast will need a lot of replacement...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-26-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By celenoglu
Re: Should I replace the headstay?

Headstays generally fail due to roller reefing. If the rigging is less than 10 years of age replacing only the headstay will suffice. To be on the safe side a complete re rigging is best.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,469
Posted By celenoglu
Re: Gremlins in the chain locker

Those parts of the chain were at the bottom of the locker with salt water and mud. It takes a lot of time for those rusts to form. This indicates, the anchor is not used for a long time or short...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-10-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,169
Posted By celenoglu
Re: Question About Accidental Gybes

Accidental gybes are generally due to ocean waves not wind direction changes. An autopilot or windvane cannot control a gybe. If the helm is to be controlled automatically it is much better to change...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-25-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By celenoglu
Re: Fuel Line Replacement

1. Each fitting means a possibility to leak.
2. It is always recommended to use rubber tubing instead of metal tubing. Vibrations cause cracks on the metal tubing.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-19-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By celenoglu
Re: electrical

A galvanic isolator can be used. Normally the active wires are not in contact with the boat, and ground wire is not connected to the boat. But in case the ground wire is connected to the boat hull, a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-19-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,095
Posted By celenoglu
Re: Jeanneau SO 379 vs. Bavaria Cruiser 37

Both of them are good boats. Technically they are very close to each other. It will be just a selection of the interior and cockpit design.

My personal preferance will be the Jeanneau because of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-18-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,223
Posted By celenoglu
Re: Travel plan in Mediterranean Sea

Sailing to/from Africa to/from Europe/Asia Minor might take 12 hours to 3-4 days. The distances do vary. Although there are some interesting places to visit, I would rather keep away from Africa....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-08-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,082
Posted By celenoglu
Re: 30 Year Old Propane Stove

Replace the elastic tubing connecting gas to the stove and to the tank. These items should be replaced by date rather than time of use.

US standards ask for a continious hose from tank to stove....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-05-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,194
Posted By celenoglu
Re: New computer selection help??

Take a look to netbooks with 10 inch screens. Although not a full screen even I can use it with my aging eyes. They are small enough to carry and large enough to use and they work with windows. I am...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-19-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,578
Posted By celenoglu
Re: Wooden Turkish Gulet? Are they good charter sailboats?

The gulets are worth to consider. They are working in charter business in Turkey. I recomend them for charter, but the boat should be surveyed. You can also contact "Aegean Boats" for a planned...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-15-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By celenoglu
Re: minor damage to teak toe rail

Use epoxy as the glue. The trick is to clean the parts with acetone prior to glueing. Damp a piece of cloth with acetone and clean the areas to be glued. Wait till the wood is dry and apply epoxy. If...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-13-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 16,582
Posted By celenoglu
1. Hoist the mizzen first. This will keep your...

1. Hoist the mizzen first. This will keep your boat's head to wind. You can easily hoist other sails in this condition. Use your mizzen when on anchor. You boat will always keep the head to wind.
2....
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