SailNet Community - Search Results

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Chat  
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Search Forums
 Not a Member? 


Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.17 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Capt Len
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 3,303
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Uh-oh, sounds like a new Production Boat might have found its limit...

A dangerous projectile in these emergencys is the water itself. Lake water is only 62 lbs a cubic ft so you can just watch it slowly rise past the duct taped sole panels. Real ocean is 64 lbs and its...
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 473
Posted By Capt Len
Re: 125/250v shorepower question

My post#4 was a simple attempt at humour. Just a single phase I'm going through. Thought it was apparent. I guess that messing with boats while handicapped with a serious learning disability can be a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 191
Views: 15,461
Posted By Capt Len
Re: We have fallen for the Cheoy Lee 40 Offshore

Knocking back the proud caulking with a sanding grinder is easy work if you are planning to coat it. Some coats are enhanced by including a nylon screen ((think windows) to prevent cracking or...
Forum: Electrical Systems 4 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 473
Posted By Capt Len
Re: 125/250v shorepower question

I think you'd have to change up the onboard breaker to take full advantage of the 50 amps available on one leg. No problem.
Forum: News Feeds 4 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Climate change has made a sailboat race through the Arctic possible - Quartz

I didn't say the shallows were uncharted, Just not available if you draw 9? ft. I spent 5 years in the Beaufort and often only 6 ft of water or less behind the wind driven ice on shore Not all the...
Forum: News Feeds 4 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Climate change has made a sailboat race through the Arctic possible - Quartz

This is going to be interesting. Unless the keel and rudder can crank up,it will eliminate lot of courses over shallows and possibly allow discover of uncharted pingos.
Forum: Living Aboard 4 Days Ago
Replies: 374
Views: 21,976
Posted By Capt Len
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

In my youth he replied, I picked up some tools.And took apart nearly everything around me. The confident skills I eventually developed, Has lasted the rest of my life. (apology to Lewis) Others more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 4,703
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Lifespan of a Diesel Engine

'I think the back end of the transmission turns when the shaft is spinning Well duh!! Some gear boxes are the same sort of guts as an automatic car tranny. Try towing one behind the motorhome for a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,277
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Cracked bow (pic), would you buy?

Life can be a choice between the extremes. The OP takes the gamble it's fixable, he can do it, and learns a bunch.goes sailing. Anyone buying a boat has to have the skills or money to pay. At the top...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,277
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Cracked bow (pic), would you buy?

If you low ball it and learn some messing with boat skills you can go to sea,Billy. But safer to stay away and go to boat shows for a new production model.
Forum: Electric/Hybrid 5 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 959
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Battery Assistance

Based on that we all should carry a couple of boxes of Arm and Hammer. May never need them so store them in the fridge.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,277
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Cracked bow (pic), would you buy?

I was not suggesting pussyfooting with a putty knife. If that job is worth doing at all it means grinding back to good and layering in strips of glass each wider than the one before.Thats why it's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 4,703
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Lifespan of a Diesel Engine

Just guessing but I bet that 3hr start/run while saiing has to do with cooling the gear box Velvet drives ,for example ,need the input shaft turning to circulate oil thru it's heat ex. If gear is...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid 6 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 959
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Battery Assistance

Maybe no explosion and the lights just go dim once in a while but a starting battery may suddenly short out a cell and leave 5 tired cells pumping out a wholesome 9.5 volts .Now recharging gets...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,134
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Boat porn

Mark, you're in luck. They need a figure head to go between those big CQR's
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,277
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Cracked bow (pic), would you buy?

Seasoned advice usually springs up around a yard when a newbe grabs an angle grinder in the boat yard. Professional advice can be found cheap or free .Hiring a yard may be more than it's worth. This...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 3,314
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: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Spreader halyards for burgees or radar reflector?

A proper lashing of a small SS shackle on the underside of the spreader. Shackle holds a small block. Endless lanyard to a cleat lashed to aft shroud.Q and then the courtesy flag on strbd and club...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,277
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Cracked bow (pic), would you buy?

Bet it's not so bad.Its' not like it's been under water long time. How about an offer of say 23 hundred and work up from that grudgingly'. My 6 inch angle grinder could open up and taper that back in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 4,703
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Lifespan of a Diesel Engine

Oh,oh, looks like you've pissed him off! What'el we do now?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 458
Views: 46,198
Posted By Capt Len
Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

If you're not selling the dock lines when you sail into the sunset, regrouping may come early. Perhaps a figure of speech??
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 678
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Easy Access

Ha ! access is easy . It's the layers of other systems built later that obscure the view. So much for the self designed and built vessel.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Sheet to tiller for extended voyaging

Josh never sheeted to the tiller. A becket on a spoke ,a headsail sheeted in hard and a superbly balanced hull (built one, sailed for 40 yrs) Lots of plans available for wind vanes.Most scrap yards...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By Capt Len
Re: A quick intro :-)

Welcome Cal 2 I'm in Naniamo too. Got a basement full of boat stuff, much new,more tools than I'll ever use ,a lot of charts, and a drawer full of how make/ fix ideas. Engage if you like.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,180
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Recommendations for an anchor washdown pump

Since you asked for others experience, I 'll tell of mine. Surly a bit of overkill for the average production boat.. 26 fathoms of 1/2 chain and a lot of rope on a single action capstan .Wash down...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:50 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.