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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-18-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,009
Posted By captbillc
Re: Boom Gallows

i have a boom gallows on my nimble 30 express. i have a pro furl in boom furler with a fully battened main. i have no topping lift. i installed a 3 1/2 " wood with a v notch & hinges so i can tip it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-05-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,624
Posted By captbillc
Re: Profurl halyard tension

my profurl has a small sheeve fastened to the mast so the halyard comes from the top of the swivel to the sheeve at about a 45 degree up angle. this stops the swivel from swinging. this prevents...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-25-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,842
Posted By captbillc
Re: I need more horsepower

i have a perfect pitch urethane (very strong material) two blade propellor. their site tells you what you should have for your engine & gear ratio. i have a 2GM 20F yanmar 18 HP. 30 ft nimble 9.4 ft...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-25-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By captbillc
Re: Advice about a Bukh

type in BUKH marine diesel and you will find service manuals , parts manuals and information about this engine. i was a diesel technician before i retired, but have never worked on this engine. i...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   01-31-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,670
Posted By captbillc
Re: Celestial Navigation

i would think the nautical almanac which you get each year corrects for this, so your fixes are still ok.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-27-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 3,182
Posted By captbillc
Re: *** Marine Battery Use Survey ***

good survey. my 4 6v golf cart batteries were installed in 2002. they have been working fine ever since in my nimble30express with a yanmar GM20F engine.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-26-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 3,215
Posted By captbillc
Re: RF Main pros and cons

i don't think i would want a in mast roller furling. i have a profurl in boom system, with roach & full battens which i like. i'm 92 & i & my girl friend came SE down lake superior in a north easter...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-17-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,411
Posted By captbillc
Re: Antifouling Paint for the Great Lakes

i use petit hard racing copper bronze in lake superior. i only do a touch up after a year & do not have to paint the bottom for more than 5 years.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-16-2014
Replies: 106
Views: 8,621
Posted By captbillc
Re: Fall sailing! Brrr

my boat has been on the hard for two weeks. the last couple of nights it has been around 7 above and in the 20s in the daytime. about 70 miles north of duluth it got down to nearly 30 below.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-15-2014
Replies: 178
Views: 13,024
Posted By captbillc
Re: Copper sheeting & CopperCoat anti-fouling

i am in the fresh water of lake superior so i use petit hard racing coper bronze. it works well.
Forum: Provisioning   11-11-2014
Replies: 311
Views: 41,812
Posted By captbillc
Re: Rum enjoyment

i like goslings dark rum & goslings ginger beer,. they make a great dark & stormy. you don't need ice for these.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-30-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 5,611
Posted By captbillc
Re: Vagabond 42 opinions

i helped bring a Vagabond 42 from Spain to Antigua in 1990. we ran out of fresh water because the fill was on the port side & the fill hoses for the two tanks were connected close to the port tank....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-19-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 18,339
Posted By captbillc
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

i have a 2 burner force 10 propane stove. i would not swap it for anything else. i have cooked with alcohol & kerosene & didn't care for either, so on my own boat i like propane.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-17-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,167
Posted By captbillc
Re: Advice on changing a cutlass bearing

look up changing cutlass bearing without removing the shaft on the web. tools are available for this or make your own. i don't know if this would work with the bearing in the hull.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-21-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,045
Posted By captbillc
Re: Buy a fresh or saltwater boat?

fresh water boats do not have the corrosion problems of vessels sailed in salt water. i have a 1994 nimble 30 express with no corrosion problems. i sail on lake superior.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-14-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,718
Posted By captbillc
Re: Remove embedded carriage bolts, then my strut, on the water?

i had this problem on a vagabond 42 in spain. the owner would not haul the boat, so i moved the engine to line it up with the shaft. we sailed from spain to antigua with no problems. the next year he...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-28-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By captbillc
Re: The right prop for my boat

i have a perfect pitch 2 blade prop & a yanmar 2GM20F engine. my speed is 5.5 kn at 2200 rpm and 6.8 kn at 3600 rpm. i usually cruise at 5.5 kn. my boat is a nimble 30 express ( canoe hull ) you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-26-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By captbillc
Re: Water Heater Check Valve

my water heater has a bronze swing check valve. when winterizing the system i disconnect the inlet & outlet hoses. i put a screwdriver in the inlet to hold the check open till all the water drains...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-06-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By captbillc
Re: Forestay toggle(s)

i helped bring a 42ft vagabond from spain to antigua. the next year we were heading to florida. in the mona passage heading for the dominican republic the forestay broke in a blow. the boat had...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-01-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,876
Posted By captbillc
Re: Pictures of the icebergs of Lake Superior

great pic's ! i haven't walked on an iceberg since 1985, when i sailed up the west coast of greenland !
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-12-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By captbillc
Re: Spring comish deisel question

since we have colder weather than most of you, the fuel is fine in the tank all winter. i just start the engine after launch & it runs fine.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-02-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 5,880
Posted By captbillc
Re: What would you do you are off Hatteras ?

that's a 60+ ft boat ? we took a 50ft shannon from SW harbor Maine to bermuda in november. 200 miles out at night it was blowing 40, gusting to 57 knots. wind was on the stbd quarter blowing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-31-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 14,496
Posted By captbillc
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

NE wind howling down lake superior today. yesterday the USCG vessel morrow bay was towed to duluth by 2 other cg vessels. the rudder bolts were sheared off by the pack ice in thunder bay, canada. the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-29-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 3,937
Posted By captbillc
Re: What made you buy your boat?

i sailed with the owner of my nimble 30 express for 4 years when he said he had to sell it. he had it built in clearwater,FL in 1994. he practically gave me the boat in 2003 , and had equipped it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-24-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,407
Posted By captbillc
Re: Dead batteries?

the four 6V golf cart batteries i hove in my 30ft boat are interstate batteries. 7.12 wide 10.25 long 11.25 high . weight is 65 lbs. cap 232 at 20. reserve cap 474 at 25. price is about $153 . ...
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