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Search: Posts Made By: Cap-Couillon
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Upper shrouds and spreaders

Personal Preferences....

As I have hinged tubular spreaders (as opposed to flat fixed-angle) with open slots for the shrouds, I use a tight seizing before stepping the mast. This holds the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: main breaker

I would respectfully suggest that dealing with the main breaker of your shore-power circuit is not a good place to start learning about trouble shooting marine electrical circuits. Incorrect...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 3,570
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: The Benefits of Bottom Feeding

Well said sir....

A little expansion on my earlier "throw-away" post...

I have never owned a "new" boat... New to me, yeah but not "new". Hell, I have only owned one "new" car. A brand new...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 3,570
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: The Benefits of Bottom Feeding

Old man
Old boat
No mailbox
No bills

No problem
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Quality sheet co's ?

Been using Cajun Ropes XLE for all my sheets and halyards... Here is comparison chart (http://www.cajunrope.com/XLE.html#XLE_comparison_chart)for Cajun XLE (Novabraid XLE) vs StaSet and Samson...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,049
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: ICW coffee table book

Have always liked the "On the Water" guides. Current info, and no recommendations based on advertising dollars... With the new "non-profit" pricing. one can afford to always have the latest...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-04-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 3,129
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: What's wrong with this pic?

Got it....

http://static02.mediaite.com/geekosystem/uploads/2010/11/fcboat3.jpg
http://static02.mediaite.com/geekosystem/uploads/2010/11/fcboat2-550x366.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-04-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 3,129
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: What's wrong with this pic?

Mark's actually got it.... Real pic of Alex Thompson on the Hugo Boss sponsored 8 tonner from 2012.

Alex Thomson attempts the Keel Walk - YouTube


How about this one?
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-04-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 3,129
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: What's wrong with this pic?

https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1/1908239_806049992742388_806067063_n.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 912
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

If you decide to go with wood spreaders, given the limited availability of old-growth (tight grained) spruce, "pattern grade" South American mahogany is a good choice.

While not as light as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-16-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 500
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Winch went?

Quick tip... Take a medium size cardboard box, and cut a hole in the bottom to make a tight fit around the winch base before you take the drum off. Might save loosing important parts over the side...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-16-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,290
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Radar signature

Weight aloft is a concern on my now smaller vessel, but on the old Tripp 45 I had a Davis ball type mounted permanently on the mast head with a piece of stainless all-thread. Wet sails absorb radar...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-10-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,847
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: FrankenBebi

@hellosailor
Thanks for asking a question I can actually answer :) Up until Paul wrote up his excellent explanation of the elegant regulator circuit he designed for the FrankenBebi, I was a little...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-10-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,847
Posted By Cap-Couillon
FrankenBebi Circuit Description

We have posted an in-depth description of the latest FrankenBebi circuit design, including theory of operation, component selection, and some test results. It can be viewed online...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-07-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,847
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: FrankenBebi new news....

New News at The FrankenBebi Project (http://frankenbebiproject.org/news.html)

Latest schematics and board designs posted. Future options and more... Please take the time to fill out our survey...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-03-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 795
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: From Mexico to the Marshall Islands - True Story?

Just as an aside... I have followed this story in a number of forums, and the great number of folks who doubt the veracity of the story. My question is why would he lie?.. Fact is, there is not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,224
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Sleeping preference?

First question to my mind, underway or on the hook?... The "torpedo tubes" are gonna be more comfortable than the v-berth while underway. Especially with adequate lee boards or cloths installed.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,847
Posted By Cap-Couillon
New Case Preview

Here is a preview of the new "Ice-Cube" case design

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s84/boattrash/web/proto/FrankenBebi-3-sm.png

Igor's latest Newsletter will be sent out this weekend....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-12-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,847
Posted By Cap-Couillon
New FrankenBebi Project News

New News at the FrankenBebi Project.

Quick recap....
New project team members
New circuit design with better performance and reliablilty.
New monolithic case design (Thanks "HelloSailor")...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-27-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,847
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: FrankenBebi new news....

New news at The FrankenBebi Project. (http://frankenbebiproject.org/news.html).

First up, we now have our own domain, FrankenBebiProject.org and new email addresses to match. Shiny new toys for...
Forum: Diesel 12-12-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,300
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: I think I screwed up...

Short answer...
No problem mon..

Long answer...
Hydrocarbon fuels are susceptible to various forms of degradation over time causing reduced combustion properties, filter and fuel system...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2013
Replies: 3,834
Views: 167,988
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Wasn't that in "The Fantastic Voyage" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060397/)?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-10-2013
Replies: 3,834
Views: 167,988
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

I'm gonna guess the Finger Lakes in NY, but don't recognize the peak in the first pic. Lived on Keuka back in the early 70's when I got out the Navy. Blew up my 4.108 on Seneca in '95 on a Toronto...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-10-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,847
Posted By Cap-Couillon
New FrankenBebi Project News

New news at the FrankenBebi Project (http://frankenbebi.powellsmarina.com)

Cheops' Law: Nothing ever gets built on schedule or within budget
We have had some changes in our release dates. For the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-03-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 4,709
Posted By Cap-Couillon
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