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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   1 Week Ago
Replies: 177
Views: 8,207
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Rights during USCG Inspection.

I had a friend who was at the helm off the east coast of the US in a sailboat race when out of the black of night a coast guard rib approached from nowhere. They requested that they board, but he...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: EPA now mandating 15% Ethanol blends .... marine fuels?????

Is there anything that can be added to the fuel to help mitigate the harmful effects of ethanol? There are cetane boosters out there that can help the performance of diesel and also octane boosters...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,157
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: We just cannot get it apart

I recently used an impact driver to remove machine screws on a Wilcox Crittenden Skipper marine toilet that was 20 years old. Since you've removed all the applicable screws that would not work,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-27-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Applying Cetol Natural Marine Teak

I've never had much luck in making a patch repair to the cetol. Last year I decided to enlarge the repair area by removing much of the good cetol and starting fresh. I applied 3 coats of the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-24-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,752
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Departing the slip in reverse singlehanded

Brokesailor, that method will work. The trick is to get the boat at least half way out the slip before letting go of that bow line. It may involve moving that bow line to another cleat or piling...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-21-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,069
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: "Acceptance of the Vessel" question

A caution about deposits. Leave your deposit with your broker and not the seller's broker since even if the contract spells out that the deposit will be returned under certain conditions, that can...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-16-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,752
Posted By lancelot9898
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: USCG Documentation Renewal

No it has not cleared and the CG can find no record. I worry that when I send another check, then they will finally find it and cash it. I'll do all this online this time and not go through the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By lancelot9898
USCG Documentation Renewal

Anybody else have the CG lose your documentation renewal along with the 26 dollar check? I mailed it in the first part of April and there is no record of them receiving it. When I spoke to them...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-03-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 3,190
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Inflatable Kayaks

I'm also looking at that 12.5 foot Aquaglide Klickitat. I like the higher pressure that the floor can be inflated, but not sure if that much pressure is necessary. Only a one year warranty on that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-03-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 3,190
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Inflatable Kayaks

I still haven't make a purchase, but still looking. Now an inflatable Saturn kayak(OK420) looks interesting. Large tubes so it probably doesn't paddle as well as the seaeagle fast track or the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-30-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,179
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Favorite inflatable and colapsable kayaks

I was actually thinking that I may not have to use the boarding ladder since I can board from the dinghy without it, but that may not be possible with the kayak.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-30-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,179
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Favorite inflatable and colapsable kayaks

I was considering the Sea Eagle fast track, but after reading more reviews the Advance Elements looks pretty good. Besides the tracking ability, my main concern is entering and exiting the kayak...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   04-27-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,561
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Just another "heave to" question ...

Thanks Rich for the info. I may try heaving to under main alone without any head sails considering the cutaway forefoot on the tayana to see if I can get the bow pointed around 50 degrees to the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   04-26-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,561
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Just another "heave to" question ...

Rich,

I'm never really happy in getting the T-37 to heave to. It always seem to forereach up to 2 knots via GPS(knot meter not working), but really don't think I was caught in a current. The...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-15-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Water hose

Speaking of glycol, that is what I use to winterize my water tanks(60 gallons each). I add about 2 gallons to each, however even with pumping the tanks dry before adding the pink stuff, I'm sure...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-11-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 841
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: DC Refrigeration Wiring

When I installed my seafrost dc system, I followed the instructions and wired directly to the battery. The reasoning being that such wiring will have a smaller voltage drop than going through the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-22-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Hot water plumbing - the hose

While I think you are referring to the hose coming out of your hot water heater to your sinks, I thought you might be referring to the hose coming from your engine to the heat exchanger in your hot...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-21-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Squirrels, mold and tight steering.

I'll address your steering issue. I took delivery of a brand new boat back in 1985 and used it without much problems for a couple of years then one day we went out and the steering was very...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-14-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,857
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Rigging update and replacement?

I'm not sure how that metal structure gets attached to the hull. That would be one of my main concerns. Interesting that the design on your chain plates uses the 4 bolts in tension rather than in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-12-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,637
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Buying sails on line or from a local shop

I too had good experiences buying both a mainsail and a staysail from Dirk. The mainsail had a requirement for putting in an over the top leach line adjustment which was done as requested. (Thanks...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   03-07-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 5,066
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Crew Needed: Chsapeake Bay to Panama

No comment about your planned voyage. Several books that might be of interest is all of Nigel Calder's Books including the Mechanical and Electrical Manual and also the Cruising Handbook. A good...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-04-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Suggestions needed on shop in Deltaville, VA

I had the bottom peeled at Chesapeake Boat works there in Deltaville, Va and was impressed by the quality of service at their yard. Jon and Rick, owners of the company also operate Stingray Point...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-24-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,595
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: 3 hp outboard--how far

I did buy the kit to convert that "new" type gas can to one that will at least pour more easily. However, I have yet to find a solid cap that will completely close off the tank when not in use.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-23-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,115
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: What is your favorite sailing Novel?

Hey Clay,

At least it(The Sea Wolf) is about sailing albeit fiction.

A good book about actual sailing is A Voyage For Madmen by Peter Nichols even though some of the participants made up some...
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