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Search: Posts Made By: Capt Len
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 108
Views: 2,865
Posted By Capt Len
Re: What do you do for food on a day cruise?

If the tide has been out surely you have a bucket of clams and oysters to show for it.If you missed the low water you may have to serve salmon and crabs Either way it's with white wine.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,152
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Inspecting fire extinguishers

I installed a 4 thousand dollar double pull (wooden hull) Halon system. Two years later CG says 'Nope! we've changed the rules. Another 4 grand on an FM gas system.?? Not enough room for a CO2. Had 3...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Head's raw water intake not working.

I think it was originally a choker valve but somebody misspelled it and the sheep followed.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 5,760
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Jeanneau, the worst boat for the money?

T&C, some hubris knows no limits.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,152
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Inspecting fire extinguishers

A short burst on the lever will probably never seal tight again(nature of the beast) and will have to be sent to a competent servicer.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 152
Views: 4,944
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Give AIS a rest

"It would take an almost laughable amount of hubris to contact a tanker and ask him to alter course in the open sea."
Can we call him a ship disturber ? the AIS horizon is farther than the mark 1...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 822
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Pimp my dinghy!

North, in case you are still hummin an hawing about going south I saw a Kijiji ad in Victoria for trucking trailers and boats to Baja.. Insured they say . Just yanking your halyard on the nite...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 822
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Pimp my dinghy!

You do realize that that will attract underwater zombies.On the other hand if you want to use the dink for bait a small Honda running 24/7 should do the trick.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Pictures os sharks! It's Shark Week!

Our local dogfish won't pass the mercury content test so we sell to Germany where they are known as ground salmon in fish and chips shops. In Aus they use nurse sharks. Skin immediatly to remove...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,028
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Want to SAIL OFF and live on a deserted island?

A young couple in Victoria a few years ago wanted to get away from our crazy quick lifestyle. No boat so they immigrated to a peaceful southern island they'd heard about. That was just before the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 5,760
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Jeanneau, the worst boat for the money?

There's absorb,adsorb and water off a ducks back.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 152
Views: 4,944
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Give AIS a rest

The AIS gives the little guy advance warning of potential hazard or not. Common sense and COLREGS come into play. Being the ship disturber and waving the rule book may not be enough and time when to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Rust stains on non-skid

That's what the lime in the G&T is for. Rub a little lemon on it.If ferrous it's gone.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,587
Posted By Capt Len
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,152
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Inspecting fire extinguishers

If a dry chem extinguisher has been sitting a while, turn it upside down and shake a bit to fluff .Big ones, you can feel the soda fall back and forth.Little ones are only a bit better than none ....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By Capt Len
Re: water pump woes

Pretty sure the pump is not holding pressure and bleeding back into suck side. Could be a hair stuck in the pump valve. If the bilge is filling or tap is dripping I'm wrong. Happened once before.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Mast weight

If you cut off the bottom 12 inch and weigh the chunk it will give you an idea of what you're dealing with. Actually the weight doesn't matter until you get it to the scrap yard. A Hi ab arm can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Marine head won't pump

Some pumps with a dry/wet bowl lever can break off the little tab inside and now you try to move the piston in a vacuum .Once I found a little cod fish stuck there.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Pictures os sharks! It's Shark Week!

Snorkling on the island of Koh Tao I was mesmerized by the big (3 m) bull sharks swimming just below me. Sue strongly insisted on a hasty retreat .Ah, shucks . Next year,same place ,same time, German...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 152
Views: 4,944
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Give AIS a rest

AIS sure is a great earlier warning device. Not every vessel is emmitting a signal and no guarantee they are watching anyway. I assume that most are bigger , faster and much less aware than I as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 833
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Remove embedded carriage bolts, then my strut, on the water?

What ever the outcome for the OP, the rest of us benefit from the gam and learn stuff.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,802
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Salts in the oil

Only takes a moment for a wave to fill the pipe. Cured by a shut off valve at the transom and/or a drain valve open at the bottom of the system.I have both. Is it possible for a mist from a pinprick...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 4 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Hello, Colin Archer ca 40 info

Icing in can be pretty tricky.A hull has to be abnormally strong (Fram) to withstand the pressure if the ice moves.Wind or a passing ship can cut or crush. I know of a couple of successful winterings...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Sold my boat...

After I fell off a ladder I developed a breathing issue. Altho I'd never heard of central sleep apnea which has much to do with nerve damage and heart failure,it's important and can sneak up on you. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 833
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Remove embedded carriage bolts, then my strut, on the water?

Hip tow is good in calm water but I;ve rescued many vessels in nasty stuff and can tell you it's not easy or safe. On the other hand I've pulled Thane (before engine) in and out of many anchorages...
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