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Search: Posts Made By: captflood
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By captflood
Re: Knotmeter Calibration

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS , Slack water and known transits (distance ) time your run over the distance do the maths and calibrate accordingly (On the River Mersey it's 34' range 7 1/2 knot run) Look up...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By captflood
Re: Boat Leveing

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS One can use a cheap Lazer level along your waterline and if you get pooling in some places, use cotton string to drain it away (Capilory action) I have used this method on...
Forum: Learning to Sail 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By captflood
Re: RYA courses, how difficult are they, advice needed

GREETINGS EARTHLING . best thing to do is join the R.Y.A. and that will get you on to the web site (with discount) lots of helpfull books and info on the site, I do recomend the book Seamans guide...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,568
Posted By captflood
Re: What the heck is this?

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; Looks like some sort of older voltage regulator did or does the engine have a dynamo as they would have been fitted when the dynamo would have been on the boat . AS ALWAYS GO...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-04-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By captflood
Re: Our Harbor is a Sewer. DuSable, Chicago.

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS, Soveringn imunity then why all the parties over 4th July you are indpendent the soveign is over in London ??? AS ALWAYS GO SAFE
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-28-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By captflood
Re: Standing Rigging is really slack

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS Check the compression post or bulk-heads for decay or movement sag rot ect. also see if the deck has moved and is still in-line. AS ALWAYS GO SAFE
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-27-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By captflood
Re: Flotation and righting a capsized boat...

GREETINGS EARTHLING . Start collecting old soda bottles and lids and place in all available spaces. Each one can withstand 200 PSI. and can be fixed into the small spaces around the boat small...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-19-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,324
Posted By captflood
Re: Cheap boating gear. Too good to be true?

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS you can buy spanners they all look the same but if your job or life might depend on them I bet you would rather have a craftsman in your hand at the time. Remember when John...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By captflood
Re: topping lift

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; You can use the topping lift to scandlise the main (take out the drive ) when closing in onto targets. can also use it to get stuff aboard from the dinghy or quay-side AS ALWAYS...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,268
Posted By captflood
Re: What is this device?

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS Just love the Doppler effect. Awaiting the next solar flare that may knock out all the G.P.S. and then its all back to basics lead lines deadreconing sextant working on its side...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,753
Posted By captflood
Re: Radio calls ... What not to call your boat?

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS Saw a badly preped. racing sailing dinghy with the wonderful name NORFOLK-AND-CHANCE but it is normal for it to do well in the round the cans. It would be fun to call it in to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,755
Posted By captflood
Re: Preventing smell from bilge

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; I have used soap powder in hot water every weekend on a sail-training boat and that has all sink and showers draining into them (but they do get washed every week end) and they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-28-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 2,984
Posted By captflood
Re: Don't try this at home .. ancient means of navigation

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS Does anyone have plans to retro fit a Stern-post I am making plans as we speak AS ALWAYS GO SAFE
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-15-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,489
Posted By captflood
Re: Most Useful Sailing Tool

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By captflood
Re: shaft alignment

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS Try to get hold of a dail indicator this will help to find the stressed area and bends on the shaft and feeler gauges help when lining up the engine HOPE THIS HELPS AS...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-30-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 2,943
Posted By captflood
Re: Magnetic Variance

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS , Now pay attention please I have had to teach youngsters this stuff while sailing a big gaff ketch (72 ft) and the best method to get this to stick in a tired mind is TO TRUE...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By captflood
Re: Lots of little holes in the gel coat - osmosis?

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS. It seems that the gell coat is not effected, (or is it) it may-be a paint related chemical reaction. Hope this helps. AS ALWAYS GO SAFE
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-04-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By captflood
Re: Swan owners technical forum

GREETINGS EATHLINGS; Any simmilarities to the Lesser African Gulper bird ? (Swallow) ??? AS ALWAYS GO SAFE
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-04-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 3,251
Posted By captflood
Re: Through-Hulls

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; I do not see or hear tell of you having any soft wooden bungs in case of emergancy thease should be tied around the hose with plenty of cord so to enable the fitting incase of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-04-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By captflood
Re: Swan owners technical forum

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS For those who do not know the swan it's like a Canadian Goose but in White (if you get my drift) Enjoy happy new year to you all may it bring prosperity happyness and goodhealth...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-28-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 926
Posted By captflood
Re: mast bend problem

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; Check that the lower shrouds are the correct (Forward one forward and aft aft you get the message) this may help. AS ALWAYS GO SAFE
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-26-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By captflood
Re: diesel Renault

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; They make nice trucks but have always been expensive for parts. If in doupt take it out . Check out availabillity of parts on the internet and prices any major work swop it. AS...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-26-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 5,718
Posted By captflood
Re: Google Glass and it's effect on sailing

GREETINGS EARTHLING : With all this Tecno stuff and information the chances of people sailing the navigation instuments instead of just SAILING THE BOAT how many accidents are caused by...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2013
Replies: 596
Views: 36,860
Posted By captflood
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; you fly that flag in UK waters the customs can blow you clean out of the water AND DOES NOT HAVE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS as the law has not been resinded (so it's still in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-16-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 1,897
Posted By captflood
Re: Best Advice

GREETINGS EATHLINGS; Was listening to a BBC radio 4 and Bernie Eccelstine (formula 1 multi billonier) raceing boss quoted the 7 ps rule Planning Preperation,Practice, Prevents,Piss Poor,...
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