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Search: Posts Made By: CaptainForce
Forum: Living Aboard 10-15-2014
Replies: 128
Views: 27,920
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Downside of living aboard

While you're writing this book, keep in mind that the connotations for these terms are not universal. Many would think it pretentious to say that they live on a yacht. Many, like myself, crusie...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-07-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,735
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: USCG Boarding Procedures

Sea conditions can affect the decision, but the USCG will advise you of what they expect. You can respond with any alternate suggestion if you are concerned about the safety of your vessel. It's...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-24-2014
Replies: 120
Views: 9,621
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Are we in over our heads?

After reading through this thread I agree that many have given good advice about towing insurance, not having a fixed schedule, keeping note of places to hold up during bad weather, etc; however....
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 09-10-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,995
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Kids or cruising first?

Many of the negatives about kids on boats don't apply if the children live aboard from infancy instead of moving to the boat in transition from a house. There's also a difference in coastal cruising...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Florida Panhandle Coastal Cruiser

My nephew just bought a Soverign 23 at a low price and he now has his Catalina 22 also. He has the trailer and the rig (not presently on the boat, but no outboard. He's now keeping both boat in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-01-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 5,919
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Why do people still use depth sounders?

I have no allegiance to lead lines though I used them for many years. 'and the tallow plug to sample the bottom was of little use. It does not pick up gravel or rocks or plant material. All that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-01-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 5,919
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Why do people still use depth sounders?

We used a lead line for poking into shallows while cruising from 1972 to the eary 1990's and now, for the last 20+ years, we've had a depthsounder. During our time without the depthsounder, we did...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,208
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: East Coast Marina or Mooring

Give us some more information. Do you want good hurricane protection inland for the best protection or do you want to retain access for sailing the boat at times during this summer? By "East...
Forum: Diesel 08-24-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Modifying Fuel Water Separator...

This sounds good, but there's still the concern with future bad fuel or condensation.
Forum: Diesel 08-23-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Modifying Fuel Water Separator...

It looks suitable to me. I have this same Tygon tubing used for my pneumatic bilge pump that has had an exposure to diesel fuel at a time without any sign of deterioration. If you check the Tygon...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 1,238
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Rigid Bilge Blower Tubing???

I've seen some of the "squirrel cage" blowers that are very quiet, but far more expensive yet more robust than the little $25-$30 dollar inline blowers.
These cheap inline blowers have been...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 1,238
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Rigid Bilge Blower Tubing???

I don't see why it would not work well, but back to the noise.... most often the noise from the in-line blowers comes from the vibration where the blower is mounted. I've found the rubber foot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-20-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,344
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 07-13-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,542
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 07-12-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,103
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 07-12-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,103
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 07-11-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,103
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 07-10-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 607
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 07-09-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 607
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) 06-25-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 1,897
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 06-25-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 613
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 06-24-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 985
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 06-24-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 985
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 06-24-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 985
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) 06-21-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,283
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!
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