SailNet Community - Search Results
Advanced Search
Showing results 1 to 25 of 277
Search took 0.08 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: capt jgwinks
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   6 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
  Reefing
Views: 269
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Reefing

We had a Columbia 26 when I was a kid that had the roller boom, we hated it. When I bought my current Columbia 36 with the same system, I added reef points and converted to slab reefing. Much better....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   7 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Sail Repair/Reef with Sailrite Ultrafeed sewing machine

Check Sailrite's web page and YouTube channel. They've got a couple thousand instructional videos out and I think the rolled up sail thing is in there. They recommend and maybe invented the PVC "C...
Forum: CS Yachts   7 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: CS throttle head very sticky

The easiest wa is to pull the old cables out and take them to the store to match up. Too many variables to predict length, end fittings, etc.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 660
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: I hate zippers!

I get all my canvas stuff from Sailrite and haven't had a problem with anything. Are you using the white or black zippers? Nothing made from white plastic will stand up to the sun, but black should...
Forum: Electrical Systems   2 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 432
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Hydraulic Crimping Tools & converting to AWG?

I've used the nicopress swage tool on electric cables and it works pretty well, but not a "perfect" crimp. The bench mounted one at your local West Marine is quick and easy, especially of you bought...
Forum: CS Yachts   2 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: CS throttle head very sticky

Right. Lube the new ones when you put them in and periodically after and they'll last a lot longer. Once they start to corrode they're done. Motorcycle shops have a spray luber for this, they work...
Forum: CS Yachts   2 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: CS throttle head very sticky

It's more likely the cables than the levers. Once you gain access to the back of the lever assembly, the cables come off easily, usually just pull a cotter pin and pull the adjuster out. Lube...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Exhaust Steam

I think it does block the return to the tee. Water gets diverted out the exhaust then the pump pulls in new water from outside. Out does work.
I have the fresh water kit, but the exchanger developed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Exhaust Steam

That's the point I was trying to make. Sounds normal to me, it's just different than it was, and not normal for any other model engine.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 705
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Cooling system water not flowing

Are you sure you installed the right impeller? I've found the the blue "run dry" type just flat don't work if the pump has any wear on it. That was on two different engines with two different brands...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Exhaust Steam

The new thermostat does have bypass holes in it, right? Should be two oblong holes to let a little water through. If you want more bypass and more water coming out when cold, you can drill a couple...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Exhaust Steam

The stock setup is a little scary because almost no water comes out until the engine comes up to temp. You can't check for water flow. The only way you know it's to watch the temp gauge, and these...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Exhaust Steam

I have seen that valve setup discussed as a way to get the water heater to work better. Mine does not have the valve, and the engine makes hot water just fine, so I'm not sure why some boats have had...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Exhaust Steam

The 5411 has a unique raw water system. With the thermostat installed, very little water will discharge until the engines warms up and the thermostat opens. Then it will spit water like any other...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,103
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Side lights on the mast and COLREGs

My thoughts exactly. I have an anchor light up to but I hardly ever use it. I hang a 12 volt trouble light from the boom, out ends up being about six feet above the water. Lights the cockpit nicely...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,103
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Side lights on the mast and COLREGs

And a sailing vessel (no engine in use) under 7 meters in length only needs to show a white light or torch (flashlight) shown in time to avoid a collision. Seven meters is about 23 feet, which is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Is this a good boat for price 1976 Albin 26 ft. for $250 bucks

You might be able to turn it around on eBay and make a little, without having to go to the boat or ship it to you. Just have your starting bid or reserve high enough that you don't lose money.
The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Spinglines When Along Side--Nylon or Polyester?

Nylon sinks just like polyester. It's polypropylene that floats. Try tossing a coiled up nylon line to another boat and miss (like I did once). You won't try it again.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Interior Teak Care

After 46 years of frequent teak oil application and apparently no cleaning by the POs, the teak in my Columbia looked like crap. Literally. I sanded it all down and applied several coats of Cabot...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 2,816
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: What engine is in my 85 catalina

The Kubota engine number should be stamped near the injection pump, but Universal usually puttied over them before they put on the gold paint. More than likely it is an M25 / D850. Everything except...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 2,816
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: What engine is in my 85 catalina

The Kubota engine number should be stamped near the injection pump, but Universal usually puttied over them before they put on the gold paint. More than likely it is an M25 / D855. Everything except...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Spinglines When Along Side--Nylon or Polyester?

The tanker can't be allowed to move at all, but if your yacht shifts a couple inches, who cares? I want a little give in all my lines, so I use all nylon. But free is good, use it where you can.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,103
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Side lights on the mast and COLREGs

If the boat has an engine, she's required to show a white masthead (steaming) light a minimum of one meter above the sidelights. That would make mounting the side lights at the mast top a no no. If...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Jib sheets too short, splice on extra line?

Would the extended piece need to go through a block or be under any strain? If not, you can get away with a poorly done splice or even tying it on worth a knot. It would look like crap, but it would...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 960
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: CPAP and energy use

ND Great info for is commercial guys. You can get or keep your license with sleep apnea of you get a waiver, but you would be required to use the machine on board. No problem on a freighter,but the...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 277

 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome