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Search: Posts Made By: capt jgwinks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: changing oil

I only change mine in the fall. No hours, no change, unless its been sitting for longer than just the winter.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Enlarging hole for screw-out deck plate? File? Dremel?

I'd use a Dremel tool with the little drum sander bit.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: storm hood (or whatever it's called)

My Columbia 36 didn't come with one, and they had the dodger snapped to the sliding hatch with three rows of snaps to secure it in three different positions. A real PITA. I made a sea hood from wood...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Head intake hose problem

If you have a stove handy, dipping the hose in boiling water works well. Gets it hot enough, evenly, but won't burn it. Wear good gloves.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 835
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Just how monumentally stupid an idea is it to go with black non-skid?

A lot of work boats have black or real dark grey non skid, but they don't walk barefoot on it. I've hosed down the deck on moderately warm days and had clouds of steam rise off it. If you were...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: C&C 35 with Mod Bulb Keel, Effect?

No kelp. We have Eurasian Water Milfoil. An invasive PITA but not as bad as kelp.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: How to dock while towing dinghy

The one time I ever wrapped once of my own lines on the prop was when I forgot I had the dinghy on a long tow line. I backed up, wrapped the line, and bent the shaft. Expensive lesson.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,829
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: How to get back in after falling overboard solo...

A Coast Guard boson mate told me that one, he's the one recovering the bodies so would know something about it. The whole issue is much more of a lesson than a fact. Peeing off the stern is just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: finally out of the deep freeze!

My 46 year old boat has a large lazarette cover that's warped and leaks like a seive, no real way to seal it up. No real problem during the summer but the bilge would fill when on the hard and the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,829
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: How to get back in after falling overboard solo...

There's an interesting Coast Guard statistic that says a large percentage of males who fall off have their fly undone when the body is recovered. Use the head.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,829
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: How to get back in after falling overboard solo...

A small dinghy will usually round up and stall, maybe 20-30 feet away. You still have to get back in without capsizing. A loop or two of rope over the stern would work as a ladder.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 5,177
Posted By capt jgwinks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Repairing RIB pantoon attachment to Aluminum

I tried the Goop. Worked for a while but later failed. This was a major repair, though. The bottom fabric had detached from the tubes in a couple places. Never did get it hold well. I now have a hard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 738
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Rudder is stubborn

On a previous boat, the rudder shaft stuffing box seized to the shaft over a winter. I could turn the wheel side to side but with great resistance. I found that the hose connecting the box to the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,829
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: How to get back in after falling overboard solo...

Like they said, Rule number one is don't fall off the boat. Even if you have a ladder rigged and ready, the boat is likely to sail off without you and you will never get back to it. Get a good...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: How to dock while towing dinghy

When pulling into a slip, I pull my dinghy right up right to the stern of the boat. I have a ladder hinged up on the stern and the dinghy rides on that. A fender will do if you don't have a ladder....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By capt jgwinks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 927
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Installing electric faucet/plumbing

That makes more sense. A through hull without actually going through the hull. Perfect.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Pedro tube

Glad I saw the comment about gay porn before I searched it here on the work computer.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Repairing RIB pantoon attachment to Aluminum

Take it to a pro. I can fix just about anything, but I've never had any luck getting inflatables to keep the air in or water out, even with the repair kits made specifically for the type of boat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 927
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Installing electric faucet/plumbing

No accumulator tank needed with that pump. They're only used in systems that maintain a constant pressure, this one just turns on when you hit the switch. I would let it drain into a jug or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Do Marinas properly rig masts?

Talk to Torreson Marine in Muskegon, they're the closest place you're going to find anyone who knows anything. They are THE experts (or so THEY say). Or Irish Boat Shop in Charlevoix.
I love...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Do Marinas properly rig masts?

One thing to look at before it goes up: On some boats the upper shrouds set into slots in the ends of the spreaders, with nothing to hold them there. When the lee shroud goes slack, it can fall out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,015
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Need Help with Neglected Boat

Never thought of the Vicks in this application. It's what the Medical Examiners use when they've got a real bad one. A bad boat can smell just as bad.
Forum: Living Aboard 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,724
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: First boat.. need advise!!

I wouldn't pay much attention to what the broker says of writes. He works for the seller and gets a percentage of the selling price. He will do what he has to to to sell the boat at the highest price...
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