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Search: Posts Made By: captflood
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 1 Week Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,525
Posted By captflood
Re: Help me teach my wife navigation

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; Your good lady can navigate, She found you and shops car keys knows where all your do-not push buttons are and how not to use them. If you liken the navigation to going to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,649
Posted By captflood
Re: What would cause this?

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS ; check that the Engine has not moved or now missalined dew to one of the engine mounts may have collapsed or gone hard. Also check for forward and backward movement on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,176
Posted By captflood
Re: Caulk for toerail...

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; DO NOT FORGET TO USE PRIMER before you use the caulk as it will soak into the wood . AS ALWAYS GO SAFE
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,285
Posted By captflood
Re: DIY composite boatbuilding ...

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; It's not the outer hull that makes the boat but it's all the other fiddly bits, like the bulkheads and the water-tight compartments ,( that you pack with soda bottles cause they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 193
Views: 10,390
Posted By captflood
Re: What's your favorite sailing term? One word only, no explanations.

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; "Snaffle" AS ALWAYS GO SAFE
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-09-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,083
Posted By captflood
Re: Recommend a decent Hand Salve?

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS: I use a mixture on 50% Petroliom Jelly And 50% liquid parafine (from the drug Store) Mixed in a small pot till it tunrs white it is the main ingreegiants to E45 if you increace...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 10,390
Posted By captflood
Re: What's your favorite sailing term? One word only, no explanations.

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; Afloat ? (as ALWAYS GO SAFE)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-31-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,238
Posted By captflood
Re: Dropped my water fill cap.

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; Do you have a net on board your boat like a shrimp net? That will keep you amused for a while and who knows you may find other bits off boats can try trawling for it AS ALWAYS...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-30-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 10,390
Posted By captflood
Re: What's your favorite sailing term? One word only, no explanations.

Greetings earthlings ; "bollocks" as always go safe
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-26-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,605
Posted By captflood
Re: Jouet 37 rudder modified

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS ; If you are going to replace the rudder bearings USE ONLY CAST NYLON other nylons will allow for water seapage. Drill the hole smaller than the shaft size and use a ajustable...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-16-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By captflood
Re: Mast Paint

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS ; Looks like you have a bit of electrolisis going on down there, is the mast sat on to metal shoe and is it wet bildge that would cause the dissimilar metal thing going on. Can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-16-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By captflood
Re: Advice on changing a cutlass bearing

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS ; get some threaded bar and a socket of the diamiter of the bearing and make a puller or use a socket on an extention and a mallet to start the job or you can make a slide...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-14-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By captflood
Re: Centrifigal fuel water separator

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS I had something like this on my fuel system and as long as you payed attention to the seating of the seals it would not let me down hope this helps, Racor 230R30 30...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-10-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,630
Posted By captflood
Re: Collision course procedure?

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS : burst thier ear-dums with the air horn and let all the other boater's know the vessels name over the radio, Does the coast Guard know of his movments ? AS...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-28-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By captflood
Re: Bosun's chair and spinnaker sailing.

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS, That's how the hang glider was invented would not like to try it as I mainly single handed what happens when you get run over by the boat
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-28-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By captflood
Re: List of things to do and when

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS : I tend to keep the log-book and note down all the little things that you notice around the boat durring the sailing season. If all else fails then back to the 7P's Rule...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-17-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By captflood
Re: Galley sink drain location

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS : you can make a manifold so you do not have to put another hole in the boat make sure you can clean the out let and the intake from inside the boat while keeping all the water...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 706
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) 08-10-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 762
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 07-25-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,060
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: 1,849
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: 1,099
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: 531
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: 352
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: 1,497
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...
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