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Forum: Introduce Yourself   8 Hours Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,436
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Qutting our jobs to go sailing is a good idea, right?

Get on with the dream, I can tell you I had a pretty good kick at the can, Did the build ,the sail, and bought a stable of rentals with the money people gave me to go sailing. World is changing quick...
Forum: Diesel   9 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 315
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Shaft Coupling Stuck to Transmission Flange

Never took one apart but the picture looks like removing the 4 big bolts aroung the outer drum. should release the shaft coupling from the rubber lumps and allow the shaft to fall back.That would...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Crossing the Pacific in a Liveaboard?

I'm particularly fond of wooden boats so my choice is biased. BUT, regardless of hull material.rig,size the one helpful skill will be the ability to understand systems, make and fix them . This is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Day Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Split back stay: pros and cons

Design,build install hyfield levers for running backs is a worthy addition and so easy to use or not use as conditions require. Most big gaffers use them as there is no backstay.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Day Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Sleeping on Deck

When boat was full of paying guests ,I'd sleep in the bow net : Goose down duvet wrapped in the gennie . A bit cramped if sharing but a skipper's got to do what has to be done. I mean anchor watch,eh!
Forum: Electrical Systems   2 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Three DC Electrical System Gremlins—Oceanis 48

Had a Plymouth once, Beep the horn and engine stopped. Finally found a bad ground connection. Fixed. Seems like it would pass big current ,starter, lights, but horn was just right to interrupt flow. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   2 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Capt Len
Re: North Pacific looks rough

Faster, I'll shout you a beer at the dingy dock.Or a road trip thru beautiful downtown Nanaimo? We booked into Tofino:hot springs and storm watch kind of holiday For the29/30 th .Kinda misjudged the...
Forum: Diesel   3 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Glow Plugs

Go ahead, say it. One chimpanzee, two chimpanzee ,three chimpanzee. Use a stop watch. Works for flashing light house too.
Forum: Electrical Systems   3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Splitting Shore Power Cable

Could make up a shore side splitter and run the two cords from there. Probably one male 30 amp in, one 30 amp and one 15 amp female out. This conveniently ignores legal breaker requirements on the 15...
Forum: Diesel   3 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Glow Plugs

Once the engine fires, heat of compassion keeps thing going and glow plugs are on a designated circuit (Button or turn key to the left .Most will burn up pdq if left on.Pretty hard to do if activated...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   3 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Gaff Rigged Sloop? New sailor needs a hand

The position of the hole and block will tell what they are for. If they are on opposite sides the block is for one sail (jib?) and the main halyard will go thru the hole and down to cleat. (could be...
Forum: Diesel   3 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Glow Plugs

Glow plugs have different glow times. My Ford is 5 sec. I count chimpanzees for duration. Too long easily burns out the weakest and then you add a chimp and that puts extra load on the others and so...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   5 Days Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 11,085
Posted By Capt Len
Re: strange Phenomenon that we've seen at sea

Running east around Race Rocks in nasty misty conditions saw red and green nav lights on reciprocal course. No white, but whatever it was the lights were high off the horizon so it must be big...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   5 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 854
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Need a doodad

Arrgh, yu just break out the home made serving mallet ,tarred nylon ,and have at er. Even if you're a marina queen you can pretend.
Forum: Diesel   5 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 134
Posted By Capt Len
Re: isuzu 3LD1 marine diesel overheating

A careful examination of your system is in order. If the layout includes a high trap that cuts off natural release of air,to an expansion tank, (a bleeding petcock is no solution) its just a matter...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   5 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 854
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Need a doodad

A real lashing to a SS ring will do the job A real lashing won't slip on the serving and the serving won't slip on the shroud and the shroud will be happy. Maybe too low tech and not shiny?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   6 Days Ago
Replies: 2,833
Views: 267,755
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

By far the best place in the world is Vancouver Island. I'm in Naniamo ,Jumping back to the continent at Victoria to Port Angeles puts you back on 101 ,the coast road to San Fransisco
Forum: Learning to Sail   6 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Gaf rigged inflatable questions..

A short line to the boom from the deck limits its upward movement when hauling up the throat. The throat halyard must be very close to the luff end. If not dropping the peak breaks the sail's luff....
Forum: Learning to Sail   1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Gaf rigged inflatable questions..

The foot /luff hooks on to the mast where the boom would be if you had one. lug rig is usually a short rope made fast somewhere before the mast. If only one halyard .it,s lug or gunter rigged
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,328
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Why Not?

Gotta laugh,. Was amazed when my dad, a gill netter got a sounder., and then an actual DR 20 am transceiver Later i worked for Daniels wiring up their state of the art AM radios. Technology sure has...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Capt Len
Re: How do I fix this damaged rudder?

Bet the shaft is straightenable (and tube is OK) if you can drop it into a hole while on a cradle or hanging in slings.If it looks like it could slide out without hanging up half way you could drop...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 969
Posted By Capt Len
Re: CPAP and energy use

Two kinds of apnea. Ive got the central nasty where you just stop breathing Can even happen when awake.Bipap keeps me on a schedule and give an alarm if i don't respond. Probably caused by neve...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Understanding the anchor ball

When the situation required it I just slipped a scotsman in to a big garbage bag and hoisted up the forestay a ways. Although under 20 m I was often anchored in unusual places for scientific sampling...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,082
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Sinking Feeling

So common is the crumbled sink bib. And a hose held up by it. Everyone should get under their sink to see how close to sinking they are.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,147
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Brisk sail! And hair dye in the gelcoat…

Just wear it proudly. I wager some guys here have never been able to get a woman on board
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