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Search: Posts Made By: Cptken
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-12-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,886
Posted By Cptken
Part of the problem is your anchor line. It...

Part of the problem is your anchor line. It should be cleated in the center of the cross beam between the hulls. If no cleat there, a bridle rigged between the cleats on each hull so it pulls from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,887
Posted By Cptken
RE Macerator

In my experience, most holding tanks are 80-90% liquid. Settling on the bottom should not be an issue, especially if the boat is moving. The rinsing out after use is a must. I think most of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By Cptken
I cannot give you range increases because I have...

I cannot give you range increases because I have not yet used it on the water. I can tell you that at the house, the Alpha increased the number of signals I can see from 2 to 7. All had decent...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-08-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,432
Posted By Cptken
Been too many years since I moved out of Jax to...

Been too many years since I moved out of Jax to have current info, have you tried "www.activeCaptain.com"?

Had a C22 when I lived there, the River was a great place to day sail. If you are after...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-01-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 11,543
Posted By Cptken
As has been said the coupler to shaft connection...

As has been said the coupler to shaft connection is the hardest part. If possible remove the coupler set screws and fill the holes with PB Blaster. Let sit for several hours, refill and tap the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-20-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 3,676
Posted By Cptken
It can be below freezing for several days or...

It can be below freezing for several days or more, unless you are sure all the water is out of the cooling system, why take a chance? If you are running ethanol gas, drain the tank and either run...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,485
Posted By Cptken
If it is vibration noise that is being amplified,...

If it is vibration noise that is being amplified, bigger rubber mounts might help. If it is just the ambient compressor/fan noise, not much you can do. Might want to try a baffle between the air...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-19-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 4,338
Posted By Cptken
You can't buy a boat by looking at pictures. You...

You can't buy a boat by looking at pictures. You need to sit on a bunch and evalulate how they meet you needs. My first boat was a C22, loved the boat, spent one night on it with my 3yo son, that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-12-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 2,363
Posted By Cptken
Some very good advice from all. Just remember...

Some very good advice from all. Just remember that chances are the current owner visits Sailnet, he is going to be just as enlightened as you.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-12-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,086
Posted By Cptken
I fully concur with the cleaning. Check with...

I fully concur with the cleaning. Check with local marinas to see if you can purchase non ethanol fuel. Airports that support general avaition also have non ethanol fuel. Using non ethanol fuel is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-11-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,210
Posted By Cptken
This should give you an idea of how to redo the...

This should give you an idea of how to redo the stanchions. Buytl tape is also available on Mainsail's site....no interest in his business
Re-Bedding Deck Hardware Photo Gallery by Compass Marine...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-21-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 1,996
Posted By Cptken
No experience with this but there are good...

No experience with this but there are good testamonials on the web.

J-B Weld Company - WATER WELD Product Information (http://jbweld.net/products/water.php)

If it were my boat, I'd replace the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-20-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 4,026
Posted By Cptken
If you do go over the side, remember to wear...

If you do go over the side, remember to wear gloves. I tie a cheap putty knife to my wrist so I don't drop it. Can usually get one side of the prop on a breath. I don't worry about the shaft...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-16-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 3,115
Posted By Cptken
Poly degrades from UV much quicker than other...

Poly degrades from UV much quicker than other types of line. After 2 years mine had so many fish hooks and broken strands that it was really rough on the hands. Replaced it with 3 strand about 5...
Forum: Diesel 09-14-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,321
Posted By Cptken
might want to ask the question here Ask a...

might want to ask the question here

Ask a boat mechanic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-14-2011
Replies: 73
Views: 9,404
Posted By Cptken
correct. To get twist in the main the boom must...

correct. To get twist in the main the boom must rise. Letting out the sheet and/or loosening the vang will do that
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-13-2011
Replies: 73
Views: 9,404
Posted By Cptken
Brian, No I leave the vang in place, just slack...

Brian,
No I leave the vang in place, just slack (soft vang). A couple more reasons, most of my sailing is in light air so I can usually control sail shape with the sheet and traveller. The vang...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-13-2011
Replies: 73
Views: 9,404
Posted By Cptken
re

I use my traveller probably 10x more than the vang. But I have mid boom sheeting with a very long traveller track. In your case with the narrow stern and boom end sheeting you will bee able to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-31-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 6,322
Posted By Cptken
Pay the fine and move on. Even if dismissed,...

Pay the fine and move on. Even if dismissed, will probably have to pay court costs which are usually in the $50-75 range.

Despite the clause in the regs, if it has a motor they are going to nail...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-23-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 6,689
Posted By Cptken
Where you intend to anchor plays a big factor...

Where you intend to anchor plays a big factor also. Mud? Sand? Grass? Rocks? Coral? If you are going to be anchoring in a specific type of bottom, get an anchor that is made for that bottom. Lots...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-23-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,664
Posted By Cptken
You may be able to ge some info from Pennsylvania...

You may be able to ge some info from Pennsylvania Boat Registration, Licenses, Forms, & Information - DMV Guide (http://www.dmv.org/pa-pennsylvania/boat-registration.php) using the registration...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 3,537
Posted By Cptken
Why are you only looking at 12v fans. Don't you...

Why are you only looking at 12v fans. Don't you need to be hooked up to shore power/genset to run the AC?
Forum: Electronics 08-10-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By Cptken
Two choices, start at the switch panel and work...

Two choices, start at the switch panel and work toward the plug or visa versa. Is anything else on that circuit? If yes, does it work? If yes, then it is probably where the power cord joins the...
Forum: Electronics 08-10-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By Cptken
Every time you secure power the X5 resets to a...

Every time you secure power the X5 resets to a response level 5. Part of my leaving the dock checklist is to push the standby button until the response screen, then use the -1 button to reset it to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-10-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,198
Posted By Cptken
The other issue with the Racor housings are the...

The other issue with the Racor housings are the unused ports and the manual prime pump. Make sure the plugs are tight in the ports and the cap over the plunger is tight. Some caps have o rings, if...
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