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Search: Posts Made By: Capt Len
Forum: Outboard 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Pull start cord doesn't retract back in...

The housing holding the spring and cord straddles the flywheel. Usually 4 bolts and the top of the flywheel is bare. This unit has pawls which can stick. Taking this unit apart and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 139
Views: 5,951
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

The Adventuress out of Seattle sails up the coast with all woman trainees .Maybe that would be better than a car topper Going aloft is optional..
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 887
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Convert Cooling System to Closed Loop

Some manifolds have the expansion tank built in. If this is so, the heat exchange is mounted low so it fills to the high point and no air lock. If sealed manifold, expansion tank,often built into top...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-26-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,604
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Bilge Pump Plumbing

If that last suck still in the hose runs back and annoys you ,may I suggest this solution. ,,,A small pump and small hose in parallel,T'd in just past the vented loop.Wired from the main pump float...
Forum: Diesel 03-05-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By Capt Len
Re: How do I remove exhaust elbow plugs?

If rusty water was in the elbow, sounds like it's dangerously close to backing up into the engine (depends on the shape of things but not good.).. I like a drain in the bottom for this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,576
Posted By Capt Len
Re: DIY eye on wire halyard?

A sailor needs to know how to splice an eye. I assume the wire is small stuff and 7x19. A molly hogan on 1/2" and smaller is easy by hand. A liverpool takes some work Look it up and try on some spare...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-23-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Getting frozen shackle off mooring ...

A big enough pipe wrench will turn most any shackle or torque it off. A crow bar or rebar thru it will give you something to pull against.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By Capt Len
Re: A 100 year old gaffer

Loved it. Our loss that we don't have the same interest (as in Europe) in the old classic woodies. I'm not one for photo recording but fortunately others are .Thane is all over you tube ,.Here is an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-11-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 61,407
Posted By Capt Len
Re: I hate boats...

Med ,if you like those vents Main suggested. you could extend the top of the existing U's up to whatever is convenient with small line (doesn't hold much water) and place the plastic thinga mabobbi...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-05-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 61,407
Posted By Capt Len
Re: I hate boats...

IF you need to raise the outlet .... A couple of 45 el's and short nipples in Blackplumbing fittings can do it without any welding .a neater job can be a few cuts almost all the way thru a nipple and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-27-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 61,407
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 10-26-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 5,468
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 10-23-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 61,407
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 10-22-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 5,175
Posted By Capt Len

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: Apps & Authors 10-19-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 630
Posted By Capt Len
Re: New Book on Arctic tall ship

This book goes a ways to explain why the 'true north ,strong and free' is still Canadian. Besides ,it was my stomping grounds for 5 years and I've had a close connection with NorthStar for many...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 7,069
Posted By Capt Len
Re: possible to buy a seaworthy sailboat under $20000 that requires very little fix?

1972 Ericson 35-II (
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-10-2014
Replies: 109
Views: 4,744
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: 2,749
Views: 238,870
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: 12,282
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: 557
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: 14,718
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: 851
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: 24
Views: 1,889
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: 1,483
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: 492
Posted By Capt Len
Re: No neutral gear

If the trannie is full of thick jelly (oil/water) ????
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