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Search: Posts Made By: Chas H
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By Chas H
Re: Sailing Movies and TV shows

... isn't a great movie but the sailboat is. The rig really worked as shown. Dennis Hopper's performance is classic.
The 1937 version of Captains Courageous is the good one.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 283
Views: 17,555
Posted By Chas H
Re: I hate boats...

I have two questions about the oil and water flow through the Ford Lehman system.
1. Is oil under pressure from the pump to the cooler before it goes back into the engine oil galleries?
2. Does...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 283
Views: 17,555
Posted By Chas H
Re: I hate boats...

If oil entered a cylinder(s) (which I doubt) it may have been forced up past the piston rings as the oil sump filled. Possibly water entered a cylinder through the exhaust. Which I also doubt. Water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 283
Views: 17,555
Posted By Chas H
Re: I hate boats...

Yes, hydrolock could occur due to an overfilled crankcase. A piston going up or down needs to displace or compress the air in it's path. Water may have syphoned in through the oil cooler or through...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 2,490
Posted By Chas H
Re: Fall sailing! Brrr

Yeah! If there's a breeze and it's not raining I'll sail until the end of the month. Fall sailing can bee some of the best!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-18-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,505
Posted By Chas H
Re: Interlake or Flying Scot

If I were me I'd add a Lightning to the top of the list.

LIGHTNING sailboat specifications and details on (
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-16-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 3,414
Posted By Chas H
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

I was surprised to find a variety of handheld depth sounders for less than one boat buck.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-15-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 4,499
Posted By Chas H
Re: “What’s The WORST Storm You’ve Seen?”

Rule #1 which my dad taught me when sailing in a blow was: stay off a lee shore!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-01-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,729
Posted By Chas H
Re: 50' Motor Cruiser, powered by 2 6hp outboards.

Palmer Johnson makes a tri (of sorts) called a Supersport. I saw one in the water in Sturgeon Bay, WI. Quite impressive. Click the link.

Palmer Johnson (

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By Chas H
Re: decal for dacron sail

I've seen colored dacron sewn on the sail and screen printed images.
The numbers on my mains'l was screen printed.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By Chas H
Re: going big.

I'm guessing you are sailing Milwaukee. Lots of room to sail inside the breakwater. SW winds are forecast. The water in the lake might be as flat as in the harbor.

I am more concerned about fog on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,447
Posted By Chas H
Re: Jib will not unroll completely

A gun cleaning bore snake might be exactly what you are looking for.
Hoppe's 9 - The Gun Care People (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By Chas H
Re: Travelers please help

Look at the picture and drawing of the Venture 21 on the sailboat data web site. VENTURE 21 sailboat specifications and details on
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2014
Replies: 70
Views: 9,408
Posted By Chas H
Re: Sailboat without a mast

Check out the ECO-Trawler (green hull) on D-Dock at the Manitowoc Marina. It may meet your needs better than a sailboat.
Forum: Mirage 08-15-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 377
Posted By Chas H
24 Mirage speed to windward

What speeds are you able to achieve sailing to windward at various wind speeds? Please include headsail size.
No replies for 24 footers, increase inquiry to 30 feet.

I was out today 8/15 wind...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-07-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By Chas H
Re: Rigging help needed

I don't want to confuse the issue, but I'd like to share some basics of mast tuning to help you understand the entire process. C&C Yachts - C&C Photo Album & Resource Center...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-07-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By Chas H
Re: Wheel forward in cockpit

Depends on the boat and rig setup.
I saw an S&S designed 1968 Chris Craft Cherokee 32 converted to wheel. The pedestal was a foot or so behind the bridge deck. The main sheet was off the end of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,171
Posted By Chas H
Re: How to build a holding tank

Thanks all for the information presented in this thread. This is one of the rare teachings that I will copy into a word document and file for reference.

As I was reading and concentrating intently...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-06-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,115
Posted By Chas H
Re: self contained battery powered LED interior lights Fulcrum 30016-308 9 LED Tap Light, 3-Pack: Home Improvement@@AMEPARAM@@
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-05-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By Chas H
Re: Wires in mast banging

My boat has external halyards and three cables inside the mast. I inserted two pieces of foam pipe insulation into the top of the mast with the cables inside. The top piece of foam hangs about four...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,211
Posted By Chas H
Re: Recommendations for inflatable kayak as tender

Beware of kayaks that have a bladder inside fabric. They do not dry easily and mold can develop between the layers. I have an Innova Swing Double which I purchased before I bought my current...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-01-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,101
Posted By Chas H
Re: First Boat???

Welcome to the wonderful world of sailing!
Go to boatyards, get on and inside lots of boats, look on craigslist, sailboatlistings, yachtworld, look at boats in marinas. Look at as many boats as you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,042
Posted By Chas H
Re: What do you stow after sailing? After the season?

I have a roller furling jib so the sheets help keep the sail wrapped tight on the foil. The sheets are coiled at the mast. Then I pull a loop down through a ring on the front of the mast and loop...
Forum: C & C 07-17-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By Chas H
Re: Going to be looking at a 26' C&C next week

If it has a split backstay look carefully at the castings on the rear quarters that anchor the stays. I have seen broken ones on the 26.
Forum: Mirage 07-15-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By Chas H
Re: portholes

Defender has ports from various mfgs. I've also thought of replacing the ports in my 24. I'd like to replace the fixed ports with opening ports.

Marine Opening Ports on Sale...
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