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Search: Posts Made By: CaptainRahnn
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-14-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,673
Posted By CaptainRahnn
How is boat beer made?

I was reading a book in which the single handed sailor had made his own beer on board. Anyone done this or heard of it?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By CaptainRahnn
Anchoring in Drakes bay?

Headed up to drakes bay this weekend 3/14/14. Looking for some input on anchoring there. Seems to be well protected except from SSE or easterly breezes?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 7,926
Posted By CaptainRahnn
Re: Chart plotter or IPad

Ok so how do you get an ipad to recieve NMEA data from an autopilot or AIS and what's a wifi multiplexer?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 7,926
Posted By CaptainRahnn
Chart plotter or IPad

I've been using my old 3GS iPhone with navionics for navigation also my old Garmin gps map76 as a back up. I'm now considering a larger screen option because I now need glasses to view both. People I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-28-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By CaptainRahnn
Cold beer a Must

Considering an icebox conversion for my cal 34. I'm interested in some opinions on brands and power consumption.
Thanks Ron
Forum: Diesel 02-21-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By CaptainRahnn
Burning Oil

I was told there is an expected amount of oil to be burnt at a specific rate depending the engine. Does anyone know where to find this type of info I'm wondering how much oil my Westerbeke 30 should...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-21-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 5,396
Posted By CaptainRahnn
Re: Where to get Butyl tape?

Don't use black....get grey. RV Shop is where I got it. 25ft for $10 bucks.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-21-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,496
Posted By CaptainRahnn
Re: Butyl tape good or bad

I bought some at an RV store. It's very easy to work with compared to caulking/adhesive and faster to clean up. I bed my jib track today and I actually liked working with it. Reminds me of silly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,496
Posted By CaptainRahnn
Butyl tape good or bad

I've read mainsails suggestion about bedding hardware with butyl tape. I've been getting mixed reviews at my local boat yard and club. Anyone actually used this stuff for bedding hardware.
Thanks
Forum: Electric/Hybrid 02-18-2014
Replies: 154
Views: 6,917
Posted By CaptainRahnn
Re: Repowering with an electric engine?

A member of our club just bought 2- 240 watt panels for $1000. I figure 4 of those is 960watts. Really not that much space used.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-15-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By CaptainRahnn
Re: Spinnaker sheet lengths

Symmetrical,.... dousing will depend on the situation. I would like the option to douse in the cockpit if necessary.
Thanks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-15-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By CaptainRahnn
Re: Spinnaker sheet lengths

Some one told me twice the boat length plus 10ft. 78 ft seems like a lot but I don't want to come up short.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-15-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By CaptainRahnn
Spinnaker sheet lengths

Rigging my spinnaker and was wondering how long and what diameter my spin sheet lengths should be approximately on a Cal 34
Thanks
Forum: Diesel 02-14-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By CaptainRahnn
Re: To Rebuild or not to Rebuild that is the question

Forgot to mention I did change the impeller on the raw water pump the next day. I found 3 fins broken off...all were still in the pump. I have considered a compression test. Going out today and run...
Forum: Diesel 02-14-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By CaptainRahnn
Re: To Rebuild or not to Rebuild that is the question

My engine still runs good for now. It starts easily when the temps outside are around 65-70 degrees and the power seems fine. Since I heard the slight miss when it was cold has made me apprehensive...
Forum: Diesel 02-14-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By CaptainRahnn
To Rebuild or not to Rebuild that is the question

Ok, so I was motoring in from Vallejo Yacht Club to Stockton ie SSC...a long ways for anyone who has done this knows. Somewhere along the way ( not exactly sure because I was Drinking Rum to keep...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,832
Posted By CaptainRahnn
re: USCG 6 Pack License

I've recently(well in the last year) have fulfilled all requirements for my 25 ton OUPV.
This what you'll have to do to:

Pass the exam...highly recommend taking a course
They test you on site. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2014
Replies: 1,050
Views: 235,940
Posted By CaptainRahnn
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 919
Posted By CaptainRahnn
Re: Engine trouble

Thanks for the heads up I will definetley check it out.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,274
Posted By CaptainRahnn
Re: Confronting Fear

I've been thinking about my confidence as a sailor and how I used to be intimidated by sailing through the Delta at night and now it really doesn't bother me. I guess it comes down to experience and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 919
Posted By CaptainRahnn
Re: Engine trouble

After almost having a heart attack getting in the water, could not catch my breath seriously. Found that the prop shaft had tightly wound weeds on it. I mean it was on there. Took me three dives to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 919
Posted By CaptainRahnn
Re: Engine trouble

Were you able to still drive the boat? Just wondering if this will eventually not go into gear. Currently mine shifts and drives it just makes noise at low rmp while in gear. Thanks
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 919
Posted By CaptainRahnn
Re: Engine trouble

You know I was thinking that too, because I could hear it outside in the cockpit clearly. At first it sounded like it could be under the boat . Shivering thinking about getting into that water...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 919
Posted By CaptainRahnn
Re: Engine trouble

Would it cause any transmission slip?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 919
Posted By CaptainRahnn
Re: Engine trouble

Would there be any evidence ie chunks of springs, pieces of metal visible when I pull off the cover?
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