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Search: Posts Made By: CapnBones
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By CapnBones
Re: Annapolis!! Anyone want to take a look at my issue?

Probably past the point of being useful since you already soaked with oil, but I always use transmission fluid for that. There are a lot of detergents in the trans fluid and it works a little bit...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,594
Posted By CapnBones
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Posted By CapnBones
Re: Battery mystery. Lost all power. Why?

I am going to take a guess that one of the positive wires, where there are two coming off one post, goes straight to the motor. If that is the case I would rewire that to the switch so that you can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,709
Posted By CapnBones
Re: Should I go?

Those conditions sounds pretty good, unless you have to beat in to them, then I would stay in and have some rum. Just curious what your final decision is.
Forum: Living Aboard 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By CapnBones
Re: Another wannabe liveaboard....

Do it now, I spent the last year on a 30 foot sailboat, and it was comfortable, I loved it. The trawler idea isn't bad for room, and comfort. I have been back on land since January, and I am...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Posted By CapnBones
Re: Battery mystery. Lost all power. Why?

Make sure your battery cables are tight. All it takes is for one to be a little loose, you'd be surprised.

edit: Bad battery switch is the other option, but it really sounds as simply as one of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 2,311
Posted By CapnBones
Re: Ugly Boats

I wish I had taken more pictures while living on the hook in Key West
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,434
Posted By CapnBones
Re: Thoughts on SPOT and inReach?

I have used the basic spot and have no complaints about it. It keeps everyone up to date on where I am when sailing, I bought it for my trip from Chesapeake Bay to the Keys. I can send the all is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 4,698
Posted By CapnBones
Re: Before and After Photos - Show Us!

Pics or it didn't happen
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By CapnBones
Re: Check this scorched jib sheet!

I use bowline knots to attach all my sheets, halyards too... this is mainly because I am cheap, but why put one more piece in to the puzzle. You are most likely attaching your line to the shackle...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,305
Posted By CapnBones
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

Another thing that people don't think about in regards to scope and with crowded anchorages, anchor near other boats that are similar to yours. Some anchorages are going to be tight no matter what...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,305
Posted By CapnBones
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

Where are you guys heading in the Chesapeake? The bottom conditions in the Chesapeake are quite muddy and actually very conducive to a Danforth, I don't know that I would sleep well on only 8 pounds...
Forum: Living Aboard 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,215
Posted By CapnBones
Re: Internet Access

My phone acted as a wifi hotspot and I had full 4g a lot of the time. I would use it with the big boy data plan, it is unlimited but they throttle me after like 8 gigs and I had no problem streaming...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,262
Posted By CapnBones
Re: Mooring Line

30 footer. Lippincott 30 to be precise.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,305
Posted By CapnBones
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

"You know these storms boss, they come on ya fast, they leave ya fast"

IMHO - I would rather be ready for a big blow whether I know it's coming or not. If pulling hard with the engine pulls the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,305
Posted By CapnBones
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

Ahhh, re-read what I wrote. I back down on it hard, then leave the boat in neutral for 15 minutes while I clean up, to give it time to swing around a bit. Then back down on it hard again. Also not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,305
Posted By CapnBones
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

10 feet of water, I am putting out at least 75 ft.

+1 on SVAuspicious, I ramp all the way up to full bore in reverse, because it is true that your engine cannot match the force of the wind. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,262
Posted By CapnBones
Re: Mooring Line

+1 for good chafe gear. I used pieces of old fire hose, I was living on a mooring off key west for a year, very very minimal wear. Don't forget to check that you aren't getting your lines caught...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 88
Icw
Views: 3,586
Posted By CapnBones
Re: Icw

I have to agree with what has been said so far. A couple things to add:

1. A good plan that I adopted on my boat for shallow water is to set the alarm, a foot or two above where you are aground. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,087
Views: 341,491
Posted By CapnBones
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I have a ton, and I am going through my phone right now looking at all the pictures. This one is kind of ugly, but it was less than a dollar. I had this silverware holder on the boat in a cabinet...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 590
Posted By CapnBones
Re: Dog on board

In my experience if you are anchoring every night, it is usually easy enough like has been said just to row to shore, I have never long distance cruised with the dogs, they only get to do weekend...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 569
Views: 133,789
Posted By CapnBones
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

If you ain't been aground, you ain't been around!
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 569
Views: 133,789
Posted By CapnBones
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

I don't know if this is my biggest bonehead move, but at the time it was certainly embarrassing, actually still is. I was heading in to Miami in Government Cut and I was completely unaware of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 1,782
Posted By CapnBones
Re: Most efficient 180 degree turn

Those are my sentiments as well. If you keep the momentum up enough you can toss it back in forward and swing her on the rest of the way. In a sailboat, the slower you go the less steerage you have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-18-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 7,555
Posted By CapnBones
Re: Aren't boats too easy to steal?

Down here in Key West we have a lot of people that will break in to boats so pad locks are good, cause yea thieves generally don't know how to sail. Same thing on the dinghy dock, I have a big chain...
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