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Search: Posts Made By: capta
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,115
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Roller Furling Answers and Opinions Desired

LOL! "Young pup", eh? Don't I wish... :-)

Argyle already covered some of this, I agree with his take... In my opinion, low stretch line is important in a furling line... It's well worth spending...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-08-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Rockweed !@#$!!

Many years ago, when I made my living as a freelance, outdoor writer, I wrote an article in the Washington Post about the Chesapeake Bay Cleanup program, one that was less than flattering. CBF...
Forum: Weather 10-19-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 8,683
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Tropical Storm Gonzalo... Ooops!

No. I know the boat but not the owners. Yes, it looks like an easy lift and drop with a crane.

Before the hurricane most of the yards were full so its very difficult to be lifted out at the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-06-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,840
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: approaching land/harbor but too tired -- heaving-to as technique

What happens to the poor clown who finishes behind you? Or are you always last? :laugher
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-30-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Spinnaker dowser

OK
At the top of the rig should be a double loop - most likely steel. The top of the spin gets attached to the bottom (inside) and the top of the loop gets attached to the spin halyard. On the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-23-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,647
Posted By flandria
Re: in mast furling issue

Update!

Again, thanks to all of you who offered suggestions on how to solve my problem. I also consulted my local sailmaker who actually came up with the "winning idea".

It turns out that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,455
Posted By RichH
Re: Bottom slime

A clean bottom will be faster due to the creation of more stable 'boundary layer' flow quite near the surface ... an area of relatively low speed water very close to the hull which as a result,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 4,030
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Alternative to Solar

Nope. Teh box does not care how heavy or light the item it is attached to is. The controlling momentum resides in the weight (piston, pendulum, whatever) inside the magic box. What matters is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-21-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,228
Posted By Omatako
Re: Refrigerator space filler

Capta,

A space filler does not have to be an inert lump.

How is your fridge box situated in the boat? Is there a "front wall" that is accessible?

The reason for the question is that the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,170
Posted By capt jgwinks
re: USCG 6 Pack License

I have been teaching the OUPV and Master courses for over 10 years. In my experience it is well worth the tuition to take a USCG approved course as the test is then given by the school, not the CG....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By Total Chaos
Re: Inspection Aloft

Preface: I am not an expert.., but that weld does not look in any way structural to me.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-03-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 4,839
Posted By 4arch
Re: composting toilet-should we do it

We had a composting head for the last three years of owning our previous boat. The premise of sailing around with a tank full of liquefied waste was never very appealing to us so we were delighted to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,868
Posted By billyruffn
Re: Route from Maine to North Carolina

I've made all the parts of this trip. Some of them 20 times or more. Here's my suggestion for routing. How many stops you make will depend on wind, weather, tide and time, and number of crew.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-12-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Stainless or galvanized cable for steering cables?

Capta--

In your case, stainless may be a better choice--different ships, different long splices. Note, however, it is not tension on a cable or rust, alone, that causes wear/deterioration but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-28-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By MarkSF
Re: ST-60 speed calibration

The speed calibration procedure is on pages 26 and 27 of the ST60 manual.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-28-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By RichH
Re: ST-60 speed calibration

The ST60 'bi-data' speedo/depth meter has an apparent specific upper limit when in 'calibration mode' that often times is unable to correctly match actual boat speed (paddle wheel speed). Ive asked...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-25-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 2,920
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: DEKA vs. Lifeline AGM Batteries?

Lifeline & Odyssey are the two "premium" AGM's. Lifelines can be equalized Deka and Odyssey can not. Conditioning or equalizing charges can greatly extend the life of Lifeline AGM batteries beyond...
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