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Search: Posts Made By: capta
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By capta
Re: Solstice inflatable

I've always felt you get what you pay for with inflatables. Being Chinese built, I'd be cautious about their ability to fulfill the warranty.
Our top of the line Zodiac has lasted over 7 years, 5 of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By capta
Re: What can/should I do while repacking my stuffing box?

I would suggest you do an inspection of your cutlass bearing and replace if necessary. Also after insuring you have a good cutlass bearing and no packing in, I would do an engine alignment. You will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By capta
Re: 30 Year Old Propane Stove

Dollars to donuts your 30 year old stove is a better built piece of equipment than anything made today. If you don't want it, I'll pay to ship it down here to me.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 3,076
Posted By capta
Re: Red over Green Navigation Light

I'm sure he meant two greens and 2 reds, not one of each.

I'm shocked to see a sailing instructor stating; "IMHO this whole thread is pointless-waste-of-energy for no particular purpose."
When...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 2,178
Posted By capta
Re: Black Water Thru-Hull Location

No, I certainly wouldn't do a long run like that unnecessarily.
Sorry, that is for the aft head; I wasn't thinking of a forepeak head.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By capta
Re: Getting frozen shackle off mooring ...

Absolutely. Just make sure you cut where you only have to make one cut, not two.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By capta
Re: Foot switches for an Anchor Windlass

Hardly essential. Most windlasses have a brake. Once the anchor is on the bottom with some chain out, set a bit of tension on the brake and the chain will pay out as you back to the dock. Once your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By capta
Re: Foot switches for an Anchor Windlass

As the Tigress is a 'freefall' windlass, only an up switch is needed. Our foot switch is 30 odd years old and shows no indication of ever having leaked. It has never failed us and if we shut down the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,599
Posted By capta
Re: West Marine pulling out of Canada

Just like Walmart, WM swept through the country buying out or putting all the other chandlers out of business. Whenever they close a store, it's like sticking up their middle finger at all their...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-23-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By capta
Re: Curved opening port lights?

If you want to do this you'll have to build adapter plates to mount them on, but then they will not sit flush on the cabin side. Probably a good source of leaks, so you might want to think very...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-20-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,658
Posted By capta
Re: Wooden Turkish Gulet? Are they good charter sailboats?

As someone who sailed a gaff ketch through a tropical cyclone when she was 65 years old, I would very much like to disagree with your "a useful life of less than 20 years". There is absolutely no...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-19-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,658
Posted By capta
Re: Wooden Turkish Gulet? Are they good charter sailboats?

The Turkish Gulets were never designed, nor built for anything more than what they are used for; interisland tour/charter boats in the Aegean. They are not built with ocean sailing nor longevity in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-03-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 999
Posted By capta
Re: Deck Fittings?

Barry,
It's what I've been using since the early 60's, without a failure of any kind. I read about the butyl when I first saw it discussed on here but honestly, I haven't tried it. I have never said...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-03-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 3,977
Posted By capta
Re: When Do You Get Off?

I'd like to point out something here. When we capsized the first time (of 3) everything anywhere near the companionway went away. Gone. Foulies, binos, tools, charts, whatever; just gone. Honestly,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 6,045
Posted By capta
Re: possible to buy a seaworthy sailboat under $20000 that requires very little fix?

Wasn't it you Mr. Dawg, just last week, hawking "One amazing boat - grab her now" in PANAMA, but today "A deal of the century in BVI or Hawaii is not a good deal if you are in Virgina" is your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 6,045
Posted By capta
Re: possible to buy a seaworthy sailboat under $20000 that requires very little fix?

There are a lot of incredible deals to be had in the places I call the ports of broken dreams. Hawaii is one, as is the lagoon in St Martin, boat yards in St Lucia, Grenada and Trinidad, just to name...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-27-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,040
Posted By capta
Re: Funding retirement boat

In your case perhaps you can look at a reverse mortgage on the house and/or property to fund the boat loan.
For me I cashed in everything, and then it was so much cash to buy and outfit the boat and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-21-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By capta
Re: Bolt connecting batteries

Most batteries are sold with s/s nuts or wing nuts and if you check, I believe the stud is s/s. No problem with the s/s in my opinion.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-20-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By capta
Re: Anchor storage

Instead of running the mooring line over the bow roller, how about running it through a chock and to a bow cleat? We do that with our snub or when we do use a mooring and it keeps the line clear of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-16-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,146
Posted By capta
Re: Windlass side loads

Your chain should not put a load on your windlass; that is what a chain stopper is for. It is even inadvisable to pull the anchor without powering up on the chain. I imagine your windlass manual will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-14-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,047
Posted By capta
Re: In-mast furler advice

I would suggest you use the topping lift to equalize the outhaul tension on both the foot and the leach. Too much tension on one or the other could cause problems. Almost every inmast boat I've seen...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,918
Posted By capta
Re: Sleeping Accommodations --- is there a thread?

You can just about double the size of any bunk by having a board (plywood works just fine) or slats (see pic) that reside underneath the bunk, and pulls out to rest on removable legs or rails....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,080
Posted By capta
Re: Ever had a MEDICAL EMERGENCY while at SEA?

When I began my circumnavigation, my father, a surgeon, put together a med kit for me. One of the big surprises was no suture equipment. When queried he stated emphatically that even if it was calm...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-20-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,447
Posted By capta
Re: in mast furling issue

You will need to get the boom height/angle so the pull on the sail is equal on leech and foot, first. Then I would roll the sail out very slowly a few inches at a time. Each time you come out,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,260
Posted By capta
Re: Marine head won't pump

If this white hose is your main discharge line from head to tank or thru hull, then it most likely it has been heated to fit on the barbs and it will need to be cut off or heated to remove. Any way...
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