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Search: Posts Made By: Capt Len
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,893
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Melting Glaciers Lead to the Freak Phenomenon Of "Dead Water"

On a similar note, consider a fresh water river (In my experience, the Mackenzie) flowing out into the ocean. Offshore, a major breeze blows the salt water over the outflow .This surge comes on at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 2,049
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Do you have to be wealthy to own a sailing yacht?

Sometimes people just need to put labels on others so they can feel secure in their position. Example, you see a shabby man with a bag of empties at the liquor store for a refund and he's a bum. Same...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Compass and Electronics

Sometimes it's good to look at the bigger picture. Took a boat to San Diego once (before GPS or plotters). Compass would swing 30/40 degrees when the engine started and slowly come back as batteries...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 2,049
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Do you have to be wealthy to own a sailing yacht?

Having to ask tells me you're on the curb and likely to stay there. I wanted a sail boat so picked and recycled.With scrounge and upcycle built a 17 meter ketch for 12 grand , lived aboard for 40...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,828
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Let's see your electronics! (for science)

Electric can opener and attached spoon for the beans, And oh yeah, a wide screen smart tv Apparently an essential piece of kit.
Forum: Outboard 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Old Honda 7.5 prop help needed

If you mix 2 part epoxy (i used cold cure) without enough hardener you get slightly flexible stuff. Cleaning the old stuff out is easy but alignment and sealing while pouring isn't. (two stages.)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Fresh Water Pump recycling

Unwritten law of boating. Backup stuff fails too. So do switches and valves. A larger accumulator tank would at least allow a longer time between cycling. (if the backup pump sees constant pressure...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Electrical - I did a bad bad thing (alternator / regulator)

If the 1/2 /0 switch was in off ,what was shore charger connected to ?. How could you start engine?If switch was in 1/2 all should have been OK. unless you then disconnected in a flury of brainfarts....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 890
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Soft Hull problem on prospect boat

If a solid,not cored hull, get with the owner,move the support over and resupport. Does the hull pop back? Tap it with hammer, remember the sound, Get inside and whomp the deflect with a length of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Pampered Boat

doesn't work without the mood music.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 1 Week Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 5,781
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Dumbest passage plan since the BOUNTY sailed straight into Sandy?

First, the helicopter lowers down a card reader bluetoothed to home base. Then the rescue .
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,893
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Melting Glaciers Lead to the Freak Phenomenon Of "Dead Water"

Perhaps not quite the same thing and not near as complicated but I know of two examples in the real world. One was a large cargo vessel ,mid south Atlantic ,encountering a large fresh water lens...
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Charging Woes

A check of voltage present at the disconnected panel should be indicative. Of course the sun should be shining at this time.
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 541
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Is there an in and out for the coolant hoses to water heater?

Couple of thoughts here. Good if the reservoir is the highest part of the system so everything burbles up instead of locking up in a hose somewhere. If the fresh water gets too hot a 12 v solenoid...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 6,722
Posted By Capt Len
Re: packing gland

Unless I missed it, no mention of the value of locking nut to prevent packing nut from adjusting itself with disastrous results or of using two wrenches to take the strain off the hose. Fyi. I still...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,615
Posted By Capt Len
Re: mystery item from rigging

I often find orphaned kniffling pins and other unidentifiable bits in the bins at the sailors exchange. Leaving them carefully on the fordecks of unattended vessels in the yacht club has been my...
Forum: Diesel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 3,146
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Yanmar 3GM oil line failure

Banjo fitting are usually brazed or silver soldered,easy too clean and replace tubing dry fit and practice bends .Lap the faces after screwing around with them and new copper crush washers.They can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,817
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Squirrel Karma

A passing comment about eating squirrels should include the mystery of Kuros, ,a neurological disease found in a mountain tribe in New Guinea. Seem they had a ritual eating of their dearly departed...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By Capt Len
Re: 1 gm Yanmar--Best Case Senario

Real oil pressure test for start and at temp tells about lower end.Compression test dry and with a squirt of oil on the rings tells about the rings and valves Smoking and leaks are visual .Most else...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,817
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Squirrel Karma

Liked your squirrel tail. Barry. My personal experience is more grounded. Ground squirrels ,that is. On the flats of saskatuwn .Cousins and a horse pulling a stone boat (big sled) out into the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 3,862
Posted By Capt Len
Re: a bit of friday humour

'flaunting' I know all about and do it whenever appropriate, flouting is different, I only do it when appropriate
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,935
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Steering cable replacement, SS, hi-tech line or what?

Meathooks will be work hardened fractures over too tight bends. Aircraft control wire may be better choice. Unlike regular wire it's difficult to splice. Going to a threaded rod to chain may be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,935
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Steering cable replacement, SS, hi-tech line or what?

Measure the old SS wire. then use it to practice a few liverpool splices. Buy new wire and go for it. Better than swage,costs nothing, and so satisfying. First on your dock to be a competent sailor...
Forum: Living Aboard 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 254
Views: 14,626
Posted By Capt Len
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

Life is pretty good here on the Thai beach front veranda. Avoiding the winter blas of BC makes it all the better. Been like this for twenty years now. Only complaint ,if you can call it that , is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 5,911
Posted By Capt Len
Re: How to run aground properly

Intentionally rounded up hard behind a bit of a spit at the head of Pauline Cove ,Herchel Island and ran up the gravel. With anchors set further up the beach, sat out 70 knots and chunks of passing...
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