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Search: Posts Made By: Capt Len
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 2,539
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Turn that frown upside down! Lets talk NEW engines!

That's about what I did . A day to lift engine (95 hp Isuzu) on to bridge deck A day to take Thane to the fuel dock by skiff power and lift into pickup and return to slip. Took engine to shop and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 969
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Help the "new generation" pick a cruising boat

Kjones .Without extending yourself too far (financially) the larger boat has more options. Every body can live in the same V berth if you want but options are good. I've not sailed anything under 42...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 2,539
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Turn that frown upside down! Lets talk NEW engines!

I think professional tank cleaning/polishing is done with a high pressure wand thru an inspection port .Port can be quite small. Baffles are always a problem. Well worth it for older tanks. Then the...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid 1 Day Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 445
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Electric repower ideas

You could start the conversion by removing the tanks. Inspect before proceding further. Some means of producing juice to limp home on might decrease the timid factor when venturing afar.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 2,455
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Annoying Halyard Slap

You know that knife you wear on your belt? Well!!!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 2,171
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Building or buying a 30ft cruiser

A lot will depend on how 'blue water' you think you need. I bet most good vessels can handle more than you can. After testing self, lots of time to move up. Building or major refurbish is more work...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 117
Views: 5,877
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

Burners and parts are so available and inexpensive in India and they mail stuff too.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 2,763
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Production buckets and the limits

http://s122176998.onlinehome.us/3hsail/graphics/bucket.jpg Sorry, I can't seem to bring up the actual picture. This the only shot of the blue water deck bucket I built. The teak was donated by...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 117
Views: 5,877
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

Made cookies in a big square tin box on a primus mid Atlantic to Caribe. So good we soon ran out of the makings. Hadn't planned on baking and we were only out for 34 days anyway.(my old 2 burner...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,310
Posted By Capt Len
Re: ketch or schooner

Lug rigged schooners usually have no jib, nor do junks ,Fore (or main?) can or cant lean way fore'ward.
Forum: Apps & Authors 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By Capt Len
Re: New Book on Arctic tall ship

This book goes a ways to explain why the 'true north ,strong and free' is still Canadian. Besides ,it was my stomping grounds for 5 years and I've had a close connection with NorthStar for many...
Forum: Florida & SE US East Coast 2 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By Capt Len
Re: any south Georgia Sailors and boats out there?

Saw south Georgia in the headline, Thought sailing in cold atlantic adventure. Turns out it's just Christian in peach country. Welcome back on line anyway.
Forum: Chartering 2 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Cost of starting an Indo Surf/Dive Charter biz??

Lots of big old boats already on site. Once the biz is up and flying shop for something more suitable.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By Capt Len
Re: ICE box Drain plumbing

If tying in under the sink,pay attention to where the waterline is. Could fill the ice box from outside. Loop and pump (foot, hand or electric under ice box and then up higher and down to sink .The...
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Norcold Refrigeration Problem

Memory tells me that old Norcolds steped up 12v and step down 110 to an intermediate voltage. 12v had a vibrator to work the transformer. May be the points are toast. If not fixable maybe a cheap...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 2,763
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Production buckets and the limits

Since form follows function, can I use my wooden honey bucket for collecting clams? Should design features change with function or just do with what I got?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 2,539
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Turn that frown upside down! Lets talk NEW engines!

plan on having a two stage filtration system with a 10 micron primary followed by a 2 micron secondary and plenty of water separation capacity. Good advice for any system.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,197
Posted By Capt Len
Re: cal 25 help

Military used supply places often had buckets of flat black submarine bottom paint. Used to buy it so cheap in Seattle and "import' it to Victoria Good stuff too.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Advice on changing a cutlass bearing

If you can remove the stuffing box hose, long threaded rod (1/2"?) with big washers can push the new bearing into place. A washer same dia as bearing and a cross bar and wood blocks on the outside...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 2,539
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Turn that frown upside down! Lets talk NEW engines!

If your competent and factory trained technician can get to your broken down super charged sewing machine motor that used to run at 3000rpm but now won't even pop and you don't know why, I can't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 229
Views: 14,104
Posted By Capt Len
Re: I hate boats...

Casey,I've mentioned the importance of shut down before on other thread .My engine room is well sound insulated and so difficult to know when engine is running. Stop is by pull cable. If you time it...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Days Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 2,763
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Production buckets and the limits

Depends on the waters yer passing.If you don't have a pot to pissin even a yogurt container looks good.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,310
Posted By Capt Len
Re: ketch or schooner

Just goes t'show ya, there's more than one way to skoon a cat ketch.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By Capt Len
Re: a bit of friday humour

Not even in Canada ,eh?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,310
Posted By Capt Len
Re: ketch or schooner

Depends on the mast positions. If the aft mast is aft the rudder, it's a y'all rigged schooner .If foreword of rudder it's just a schooner.otoh if the foreward mast is tight in the bow it's a cat...
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