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Search: Posts Made By: oceanscapt
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-30-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 3,541
Posted By oceanscapt
230' and I had to SCUBA dive the anchor to get it...

230' and I had to SCUBA dive the anchor to get it unstuck - neither tactic I recommend for anyone.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-30-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,304
Posted By oceanscapt
Many pumps have a maximum lift spec. Could the...

Many pumps have a maximum lift spec. Could the difference be higher than that? When the bilge is heavy with water, the pressure will generally ovecome the lift difference or worn pump parts.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 4,944
Posted By oceanscapt
Not to hijack the thread, but I've got 3 battery...

Not to hijack the thread, but I've got 3 battery banks on the boat: engine start, windlass, and house. Since about all I can find is dual battery bank units, and knowing that the house has to be on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,852
Posted By oceanscapt
Try this site: ...

Try this site:

hxxp://l-36.com/winches/winches3.htm

I gotta tell you, finding a Barient 20 winch site wasn't easy. Not much on them (maybe because they're late 60s vintage), so I hope this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-28-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By oceanscapt
I've heard of times from a few days to months....

I've heard of times from a few days to months. I've used mine for weeks at a time with zero problems. I did change the belt on my Autohelm 3000 after 3 years, mostly out of concern about an upcoming...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-27-2010
Replies: 182
Views: 97,011
Posted By oceanscapt
#31 - I measure the bunks and beds to make sure...

#31 - I measure the bunks and beds to make sure they'll fit my 6' height with a bit to spare.
#32 - I measure the cockpit seating and coaming heights. I tend to spend a lot of time in the cockpit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-27-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,817
Posted By oceanscapt
I've been a big fan of dorades for a long time....

I've been a big fan of dorades for a long time. They're simple, keep 99% of the water out of they're properly designed, give a good amount of air to the boat, and can really spruce up your boat.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-25-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 830
Posted By oceanscapt
I had a pair on my Endeavour 37 and after...

I had a pair on my Endeavour 37 and after rebuilding them (changing pawls, springs, cleaning and regreasing) I used them hard for more than 8 years and had zero problems.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-25-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,438
Posted By oceanscapt
I've been looking for over a year and I don't...

I've been looking for over a year and I don't think they've dropped enough to brag about. I'm looking at bluewater capable boats in the 35-40' range, though.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-23-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 2,684
Posted By oceanscapt
There can be harmonics at certain engine RPMs but...

There can be harmonics at certain engine RPMs but I'd check the following:
engine mounts
engine/transmission alignment
shaft coupling
transmission/shaft alignment
shaft trueness (nice and smooth...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-23-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By oceanscapt
1 - I'd think it depends on the offense and if...

1 - I'd think it depends on the offense and if Canada shares that info with the US. If you're in the system, you may find yourself detained. If you've done your time, and you're not violating parole...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-20-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,307
Posted By oceanscapt
Leaks have a way of starting at point A only to...

Leaks have a way of starting at point A only to appear, like an unwelcome relative, at point G. I'd first start by making sure the leak was where you think it is. Then I'd determine exactly where -...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-20-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,337
Posted By oceanscapt
@PorFin - Thanks for the tip. Stopped by the...

@PorFin - Thanks for the tip. Stopped by the Raymarine van outside West Marine and got a good look at those instruments. I may have to revise my instrumentation decision.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-19-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,337
Posted By oceanscapt
The ST60 Tridata is about the cheapest way to get...

The ST60 Tridata is about the cheapest way to get two important pieces of navigation gear into your kit - dept and speed. IIRC, the kit comes with the sensors, thruhulls, and instructions. You could...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-19-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,093
Posted By oceanscapt
I've used in mast, in boom and behind the mast...

I've used in mast, in boom and behind the mast for ocean crossings. They are more complicated than hank on sails and generally the sails are cut flatter so they don't bind inside the mast (the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-19-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3,506
Posted By oceanscapt
You do not want your OUPV or Masters License to...

You do not want your OUPV or Masters License to lapse unless you're very sure you'll never use it again.

IIRC, you can start the renewal process up to a year in advance of your current license...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-19-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,676
Posted By oceanscapt
"The ECO Spout is easy to use and helps to...

"The ECO Spout is easy to use and helps to prevent spills. Fuel flow will automatically stop when the container is full. Spout closes automatically. All ECO Fuel Can products shown have been...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,522
Posted By oceanscapt
Becoming unwell is extremely dangerous. ...

Becoming unwell is extremely dangerous.

Having soloed for most of my cruising, I take being well very seriously.

For several days prior to leaving I'm taking anti-seasickness meds so my body...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-11-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,511
Posted By oceanscapt
And last 100 times longer. And create 100th...

And last 100 times longer.

And create 100th the heat.
Forum: Diesel 11-09-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By oceanscapt
I'd suggest a mechanics survey. By that I mean, a...

I'd suggest a mechanics survey. By that I mean, a Yanmar certified mechanic looks the engine over, takes oil samples of the engine and tranny, does a compression check, checks hoses, raw water pump...
Forum: Electronics 11-08-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 3,141
Posted By oceanscapt
I'm looking at a boat with the 1721 MK 1 radar...

I'm looking at a boat with the 1721 MK 1 radar but they no longer have the manuals. I've done the Google search and come up with the 1721 Mk2 but nothing on mine. Any suggestions? Any differences I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-07-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By oceanscapt
Having captained and currently captain a multi-DC...

Having captained and currently captain a multi-DC voltage boat, I think the headaches and complexity outweigh the benefits. My current ride is a 1973 vintage and the owner likes the look of the old...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-07-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,511
Posted By oceanscapt
The Lopolight is approved for worldwide use. ...

The Lopolight is approved for worldwide use.

Lopolight Navigation lights LED based info@lopolight.dk tel: +45 3248 5030 (http://www.lopolight.com/)
Forum: Diesel 11-03-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 5,420
Posted By oceanscapt
We use Salt Away on the tender and jet ski motors...

We use Salt Away on the tender and jet ski motors with great results. It's economical, fast, and does a good job of removing the salt.
Forum: Electronics 11-02-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 12,183
Posted By oceanscapt
Nice writeup. I expected to see the 12db antenna...

Nice writeup. I expected to see the 12db antenna do better but I'm not sure the size is something I want to carry around.

And while I like the Bullet 2HP, I'm not a fan of POE or running something...
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