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Search: Posts Made By: lancelot9898
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 841
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Chesapeake Bay Anchor Holding Power test

I agree with you Brian that once the anchor gets set deeply then it should hold under various conditions. However.....there have been occasions when I back down on the anchor using my motor and then...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 841
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Chesapeake Bay Anchor Holding Power test

Not only is dynamic loading important to replicate, but changes in directional pull under storm force conditions after setting the anchor under the much lesser pull that replicates a sailboat motor....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Water Heater Check Valve

If I remember right that check valve is located right at the tank so putting in a bypass T to drain the tank is not practical, not to mention that the location of the tank makes working on it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Water Heater Check Valve

The problem I have with that check valve is in draining the hot water heater for winter storage. I was hesitate about removing that fitting thinking that I might damage the heater tank so normally I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,258
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Music Etiquette at the Dock

I haven't read all of the thread so I'm wodering if any one is playing an instrument on board? I use to play in a dance band in my youth and now many years later I've returned to playing the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 2,384
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: who gets the ticket

Not sure this is applicable to a boat, since a boat does not require a license to operate, but I was issued a $350 ticket when driving my girlfriend's car with an expired tag and she was in the car...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-22-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 2,129
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Add Sta-bil to gas or not?

I've never seen the blue sta-bil. I use the red in the lawn mover over the winter. I've seen the blue starton which is for gas and there is another for diesel which I use for the boat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,001
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Tuning Standing Rigging after Mast Stepped

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned the folding rule method. Selden has info on this method and I use it to tune my rig.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-19-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 867
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Recommendations for inflatable kayak as tender

I worry about entering a kayak from the sailboat. Saturn makes something called a kaboat which is a cross between a kayak and a dinghy. Might be easier to enter from sailboat....not sure how well...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-18-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,548
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: How do you fold the headsail underway?

Alex W....You mentioned adding a prefeeder to help hoist the sail. Any details on that since I singlehand and no one is there at the foil to feed the sail into the slot??
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 874
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Advice for first-ever passage through Kent Narrows

Besides looking at time of high and low tides and time of slack water, be aware that wind direction and strength also will effect the water depth in that channel.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 5,320
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Movies with a lot sailing

One movie about sailing that stands head and shoulders above the rest is....all in lost.

Well maybe not.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,553
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: violent rig vibration when sitting in the slip

I've never seen my mast vibrate on my Tayana 37, but during an ice storm one winter when the sails were removed there was a natural frequency set up on the headstay foil which was cause for concern. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 876
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Main sail can be difficult to raise

I use the soap trick to make sure the slugs are able to move freely up the mast, however there have been times when the main is difficult to raise. Those times are when I am not using the engine to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Off-season storage--Additive to keep plumbing sanitary?

My boat has been in storage for the past 2 years on the Chesapeake and I did my standard winterizing of the water system that I've been doing when the boat was sailed more actively over the past 2...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,308
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Keeping fresh water from fouling

The following info was taken from a posting found in Fresh Water System Recommissioning as shown in Post #10. I think it's Peggy Hall's suggestion and while I think it's good advice to shock the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,308
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Keeping fresh water from fouling

Thanks all. I do have two 60 gallons tanks. The boat will be stored on the hard during the summer and I always wanted in the past to lessen the weight of the boat when hauled and had the tanks...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,308
Posted By lancelot9898
Keeping fresh water from fouling

Is there anything that can be done to keep water from fouling if left for several months in the tanks over the summer? During the winter I drain the tanks as much as possible and put in the pink non...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: newb question re-diaphram pump!

I had difficulity priming my old Jabco pump, but once primed it worked fine.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-30-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 3,731
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Something about the fractional rig that I just don't get...

Very interesting discussion. There are many variables that come into play when making such a comparison that to me saying a fractional rig is better that a MH rig has little meaning. Fluid dynamics...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-23-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,233
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Smallest planing dingy/motor

Not too long ago I sold my 25 year old Archilles inflatable and motor. The dinghy weighed in at around 100 lbs and had a hardwood floor and I think it was 9 feet long. The Nissan 5hp 2 cycle would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-21-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Anchor chain rusting

When I had a problem with rusty chain, I tried to remedy it myself by soaking in muritic acid and then using a spray can trying to regalvanize it. The chain looked like new after the acid bath...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Water Heater

The easiest thing to do is just cut off the flow of engine coolant to the hot water tank via the isolation valve. I would think you would have such a valve, but if not I do not believe that any harm...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-16-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 1,738
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: What are the pros/cons of the Max Prop

I installed a new max prop on my boat in 1985 and it has served me well over those years. Every 2 to 3 years when I haul the boat, I repack the gears with grease and I usually need help in doing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-31-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,840
Posted By lancelot9898
Re: Cetol Marine Finish Woes

I've never had problems with the cetol and I'm using foam brushes and second the comment about the gloss giving a more durable finish than just the natural alone. I thought it would be the other way...
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