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Search: Posts Made By: lancelot9898
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Suggestions needed on shop in Deltaville, VA

I had the bottom peeled at Chesapeake Boat works there in Deltaville, Va and was impressed by the quality of service at their yard. Jon and Rick, owners of the company also operate Stingray Point...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,188
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: 3 hp outboard--how far

I did buy the kit to convert that "new" type gas can to one that will at least pour more easily. However, I have yet to find a solid cap that will completely close off the tank when not in use.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 994
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: What is your favorite sailing Novel?

Hey Clay,

At least it(The Sea Wolf) is about sailing albeit fiction.

A good book about actual sailing is A Voyage For Madmen by Peter Nichols even though some of the participants made up some...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 994
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: What is your favorite sailing Novel?

The SEA WITCH by Jack London
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Tayana 55 Shoal Draft

If you google the Tayana's Owner Group they might have some answers. A lot of good information about various models, but mostly the 37.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 3,702
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: "New Generation Anchors"

I always liked the design of the CQR with the hinge which I suppose allowed the anchor to stay buried with wind shifts vs the fixed shank design which may cause the anchor to reset with quick wind...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 2,343
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Jib sheet knot catching on stays...

Try a cow hitch, but you need one long line as opposed to two.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 4,693
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Stay away from Key Colony Beach...Sailing Related version.


As one old guy to another, you sure have a good looking boat docked at your place. Any need down there for a trombone player? I've started playing again after more than 40 years of being...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Adding an Asym

I have trouble gybing my asymeterical. A forward crane needs to be installed at my mast head to help solve the problem. I have a mast head rig with bow pulpit so not sure how it equates to your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,649
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Refinishing loop rails

I redid my handrails this past fall removing some 8 years worth of cetol by using a carbide scrapper. It worked faster than the heat gun and the old putty knife that was used in the past. I did...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,212
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Tayana 37 vs Corbin 39

There's a good owners group for the Tayanas that might be of interest. Go to Tayana Owners Group Website ( to get started.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-07-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,165
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Best tow service/package?

As a customer, I think I would prefer the Towboat business model since income is based on service. I've always wondered about "soft" groundings vs salvage. It would seem that since most of their...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-29-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,184
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Percentage self-taught sailors?

I bought my first sailboat a 26 ft center cockpit S-2 never ever having even been on a sailboat before. The first sailing experience was with the prior owners in taking the boat from Annapolis south...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-20-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Rolly Tasker Sails, Florida

I had excellent experience from Rolly Tasker. They provided a staysail with a single reef and a loose footed main with some detailed requirements like an over the top leech line allowing the leech...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-16-2014
Replies: 163
Views: 16,223
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Boat sank at the dock

It seems to me that the reason for the sinking should not be all that difficult to determine. Who, what and when? Interview all people involved with the recovery of the boat and determine what was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2014
Replies: 163
Views: 16,223
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Boat sank at the dock

Good record keeping is a good idea, however I find that email communication is best as opposed to just documenting phone conversations.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-08-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Force 10 Igniter issue

I use the wand lighter on one of the stove top burners which is no problem; however, on my propane force 10 heater the wand is a pain to get to that burner. I haven't been able to find a replacement...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-24-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,116
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Force 10 heater question( kerosene burner)

Speaking of the Force 10 heater, has anyone replaced the "sparking unit"?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-24-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,381
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Thawing frozen engine

Someone mentioned the thermostat and suggested either removing it or having the engine warmed so that coolant flows through all the passages. The thermostat controls water on the fresh water side...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-23-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 4,643
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Silly Anchoring Question

Medsailor, looking at your diagram in post 65 is exactly the way I had originally set my line from the waterline in my Tayanna. I figured that the low attachment point would allow the boat to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-22-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,116
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Force 10 heater question( kerosene burner)

For a couple of years I used the kerosene heater on the Force 10 before converting it to propane. I would preheat the burner and after less than a minute would open the valve allowing the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-07-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 2,333
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Wet core in the hull - what are the options?

I had blisters on my boat having sat for most of its 25 year life in water with only short haul outs over those years. I paid around 200 dollars for a surveyor to do a laminate profile giving me the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-05-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2,265
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: How frequently Do You Change Your Raw Water Impeller?

My experience has been somewhat different in that after a few years of not changing the impeller, I decided that it was time to put a new one in. After doing so and applying the proper lubricant, I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-12-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,506
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Diesel engine strange problem


Does that stewart-warner pump self prime? And if so will it prime with let's say a 2 ft elevation? Thanks for posting.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-11-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By lancelot9898
diesel fuel funnel with filter

I would like to find a funnel with a 30 micron filter rather than the 127 micron size that seems to be the standard size. Could some type of paper filter(from a paint store) be used in a funnel to...
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