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Search: Posts Made By: CaptainForce
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,062
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Morgan 38's and 42's .... or ???

Maybe trivial to some, but as a bit of correction, I'd like to point out that the Morgan OI, like Gary's, does not actually have a full keel. It is a "modified" full keel or described as a cutaway...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Sailing Pants

Cargo pants? .... Come on guys,- admit it! There's no real shame. Tell it like it is..... Purse Pants!

I like purse pants, but I keep thinking I've lost my keys or wallet before I remember that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Hydraulic steering for sailboat

I think the 3 & 1/2 turns is a function of the gearing from the wheel to the hydraulic pump and the rate that fluid is pumped. This is not an exclusive trait of hydraulic steering. Cable steering...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Hydraulic steering for sailboat

I'll agree with much of what you say, although I'm far less passionate about the issue. I don't agree with the "slow" statement. The transfer of energy by hydraulic pressure is no slower than the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Hydraulic steering for sailboat

Sure, there's less in your hands, but that does not eliminate feedback. You do have the response of the boat, the lift of the rail, visual movements of rounding up or falling off, apparent wind, the...
Forum: Florida - Eastern 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Moving to Cocoa Beach and...

Great information from findrichard, but I just wanted to toss in the correction that the Indian River ICW bridges have a 65' vertical clearance.
Forum: Florida - Eastern 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Moving to Cocoa Beach and...

If hurricane protection is a concern, look at Harbortown Marina on the canal to Port Canaveral. This gives you ICW and Atlantic Ocean access.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,633
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: What is your Cruising Motivation?

Why pick one? What an inane poll! I could check all of these and add fun, excitment, novelty, pleasure, escape, and independance!
This is as stupid as asking if you like lemon pie or roller...
Forum: Living Aboard 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Any chefs live aboard?

I don't know the professions of all the liveaboards that have been my neighbors, but I do know of one who is a chef. I know of teachers, restaurant managers, pilots, enviromental controllers, heavy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: polycarbonate window thickness?

I cut or drill polycarbonate with the protective adhesive paper coverings still on them and without difficulty. I's my understanding that Acrylic is known by several manufacturer's names like Lucite...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: polycarbonate window thickness?

Which product is strong enough to stand on? This is a vague statement,- 'depends upon thickness and the area the material spans.

...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: polycarbonate window thickness?

I've gone to local vendors and used the Lexan "Copper-Bronze" at 1/4" thick. They do develop a haze after time and I find that the products sold to clear and brighten automotive headlight covers...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,144
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Public Service Announcement

I think it's mid-June to mid-July that is the peak of the biting yellow fly season in the Dismal
Swamp. With a suitable boat the Dismal Swamp cn be beautiful, but not with the biting flys!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 980
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Todays the day, we move aboard!!

We're not too far removed from the joy of this day, even though we've been aboard a long time. Congratulations and a toast of success with that champagne!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,410
Posted By CaptainForce
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-15-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Claiborne Young passes

I had never met Claiborne Young, but I've been a long time reader and admirer. It's sad news!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-14-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,760
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Storage Unit?

We've let some acquired things go now and then, but we've never faced this big downsizing dilemma. We found that living aboard without stuff suits us well. I must confess that my wife did have a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-12-2014
Replies: 88
Icw
Views: 3,706
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Icw

The coast of Maine is nice,- no ICW.... "Inside"/"outside"? It's hard to distinguish and I never seem to meet anyone who cares. Both sides of Long Island & Delmarva are nice. I'd motor through the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2014
Replies: 88
Icw
Views: 3,706
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Icw

I know some people are very troubled by bridges. I like to be able to time them right, but it never troubles me to wait if the time is reasonable. I did once wait for three days behind a bridge...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2014
Replies: 88
Icw
Views: 3,706
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Icw

There are 46 bridges that regularly need opening for most sailboats on the ICW from the Georgia-Florida state line to Biscayne Bay. 36 of these bridges are between the St. Lucie Inlet south of Fort...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2014
Replies: 88
Icw
Views: 3,706
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Icw

Well then, my clear choice would be not to buy the Strataglass. Why would I want a product that is sensitive to damage by all the things they list and then requires only their special cleaners? ...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-09-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Anyone sailing around Lake Placid, Florida???

I've been sailing in Florida since 1955, but I had to "google" Lake Placid. We're pretty much accustomed to places on the coasts, but I do remember learning to water ski in this area. There's no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2014
Replies: 88
Icw
Views: 3,706
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Icw

I love the Waccamaw and the Pasquotank! We've other things happening that are keeping us in Florida this summer, but we usually take 10 weeks cruising from Florida to Maine.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: What is this screw on my gooseneck for?

Does your gooseneck slide freely up and down in the track? It appears from the photo that the tightening of a knob on this bolt would hold the gooseneck in place, while loosening could allow a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2014
Replies: 88
Icw
Views: 3,706
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Icw

I haven't stopped in Beaufort, NC in a few years, but the mooring field in St. Augustine has resulted in clearing out all the derelicts that made the place so crowded and a risky mess in the past.
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