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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Plumbing questions

A wooden plug with a rope to it stuck in from outside. If all goes well, just pull on the rope. Loosen first with a couple of pipe wrenches ,regoup and wind the elbow back on .This method does'nt...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Gotta love this net!

Welcome to SN, Tony. Capt Len ex 3 Hour Sail
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-11-2015
Replies: 317
Views: 14,442
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Real Cruisers verse Internet Arguers

Probably isn't known to happen often due to the lack of internet but Once upon a time a Clorox tieoneon with a full keel and barndoor rudder actually left the marina and hit a rock. Not much damage...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-10-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Help With Optimus Mark I Stove

It's an alcohol burning candle. Clean, fill, light. don't spill the fuel.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-07-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By Capt Len
Re: secondary bulge pump

Designated 110 pump .If you are still nervous a 2" trash pump belted off the propeller shaft can pump a bunch as you run for the beach. Thane had a 2" japsco on an electric clutch double belted to...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   12-01-2015
Replies: 396
Views: 25,849
Posted By Capt Len
Re: A big Oyster abandoned off Spain

Took a course in statistics once. Apparently half of everybody is below average.
Forum: Ocean Navigator   11-08-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 13,420
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Still holding its own - HF Radio

Back in the day ,used to build a copper mesh into the cabin top to act as a ground plane and keep stuff insulated; ocean ground plane just seemed to attract electrolysis problems .Used long tall...
Forum: SailNet FAQ   10-22-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Classic Yacht Running Rigging

I once bought for next to nothing a roll of 3/8 dacron braid 1200 ft !! From a commercial supplier. Problem was the wooden drum had been dropped and line was atangle No problem for the kid who grew...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-01-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Folding prop

Not knowing fer'sure your shaft dia and taper and key and threaded length and type of nut and pin is just farting upstream. Start with the basics. I really like the Max prop but the shaft often needs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-28-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,671
Posted By Capt Len
Re: What happens when holding tank is full?

If there is an odour preventing filter in the vent line, it's toast as the excess effluent rushes thru.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-21-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Folding prop

Go without food and drink. Get a Max and be happy.Life too short not to do it right.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-13-2015
Replies: 173
Views: 13,838
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Why I like this Picture...

Lovely spot. Anchored there with Allen and Sherie Farrell on China Cloud years ago .
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   09-11-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,350
Posted By Capt Len
Re: This might sound nuts to you but...

Places to crash in La Lina and across the bay in Spain. Being broke I lived in a cave in Gib and worked as a bouncer in a drinking establishment.All part of the adventure.In those days crew paid boat...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   09-10-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,350
Posted By Capt Len
Re: This might sound nuts to you but...

Go hang in Gibraltar for a while .Right now boats are there making for the Carib.You'll have competition
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-02-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Split back stay: pros and cons

Design,build install hyfield levers for running backs is a worthy addition and so easy to use or not use as conditions require. Most big gaffers use them as there is no backstay.
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-28-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Gaf rigged inflatable questions..

A short line to the boom from the deck limits its upward movement when hauling up the throat. The throat halyard must be very close to the luff end. If not dropping the peak breaks the sail's luff....
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-27-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Gaf rigged inflatable questions..

The foot /luff hooks on to the mast where the boom would be if you had one. lug rig is usually a short rope made fast somewhere before the mast. If only one halyard .it,s lug or gunter rigged
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-23-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 2,268
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Bilge pump blues

Good plan. While you're at it check anything else your 'mechanics' may have played with. Don't want to compromise other systems. Ultimately responsibility is the skippers and understanding what's...
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-18-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 1,490
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Start electrics problem

Are you sure the starter itself is up to snuff? Brushes wear out and the commutator varnishes up or gaps between the segments plug up with bits of brushes (copper) Test the contacts in the solinoid...
Forum: Diesel   08-15-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,135
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Perkins 4.108 Purging the fuel system

Wet exhaust 101. The only thing that takes the cooling water out the pipe is the pressure of exhaust of a running engine. Unless you have a drain capable of draining faster than the water pump pumps...
Forum: Diesel   08-14-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,135
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Perkins 4.108 Purging the fuel system

As you crank away know that the raw water pump is filling the muffler.
Forum: Caliber   08-10-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,455
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Diesel smell inside cabin

A cherry flavoured urninal puck
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-29-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Can you identify this shaft coupling?

If that shaft is sliding around in the keyed flange it's just a matter time until it just spins it's way on out the back.(unless it hits the rudder first) Should have a plug ready. Check set screw....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-24-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,307
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Before we knew better

One of my special pleasures was beating hard to windward against the flood on my old gaff ketch and besting some clown with his sail covers on.
Forum: Diesel   07-11-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Westerbeke 30B3 running rough in idle

If the engine has to labour to breath properly at idle it could be the exhaust riser and/or air filter. All part of maintentance.
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