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Search: Posts Made By: Capt Len
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,393
Posted By Capt Len
Re: DIY eye on wire halyard?

A sailor needs to know how to splice an eye. I assume the wire is small stuff and 7x19. A molly hogan on 1/2" and smaller is easy by hand. A liverpool takes some work Look it up and try on some spare...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-23-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 754
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Getting frozen shackle off mooring ...

A big enough pipe wrench will turn most any shackle or torque it off. A crow bar or rebar thru it will give you something to pull against.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By Capt Len
Re: A 100 year old gaffer

Loved it. Our loss that we don't have the same interest (as in Europe) in the old classic woodies. I'm not one for photo recording but fortunately others are .Thane is all over you tube ,.Here is an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-11-2014
Replies: 610
Views: 48,796
Posted By Capt Len
Re: I hate boats...

Med ,if you like those vents Main suggested. you could extend the top of the existing U's up to whatever is convenient with small line (doesn't hold much water) and place the plastic thinga mabobbi...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-05-2014
Replies: 610
Views: 48,796
Posted By Capt Len
Re: I hate boats...

IF you need to raise the outlet .... A couple of 45 el's and short nipples in Blackplumbing fittings can do it without any welding .a neater job can be a few cuts almost all the way thru a nipple and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-27-2014
Replies: 610
Views: 48,796
Posted By Capt Len
Re: I hate boats...

A long and shady youth of siphoning gas has left me with a pretty good understanding of the physics.By definition the hose comes above the fluid level (WL) and back down to lower where liquid will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-26-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 5,184
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Turn that frown upside down! Lets talk NEW engines!

When I chose my 95hp isuzu I started by looking at the curves for HP,torque, and fuel consumption at rev's .Weight difference didn't matter much as boat is 22 t and kinda old fashioned . Price...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-23-2014
Replies: 610
Views: 48,796
Posted By Capt Len
Re: I hate boats...

On this same thought, I once rebuilt a '42 Chrysler Crown that had sat 7 years with the head off and full of rain water. Cleaned up and ran well for years, So this is no biggie.
Forum: Multihull 10-22-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,808
Posted By Capt Len

Sailed a 44' aluminium cat to India from Thailand. Sometimes you couldn't put your coffee cup on the table for the slamming. Got real tiring. Condensation was bad and ventilation at sea minimal or...
Forum: Apps & Authors 10-19-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By Capt Len
Re: New Book on Arctic tall ship

This book goes a ways to explain why the 'true north ,strong and free' is still Canadian. Besides ,it was my stomping grounds for 5 years and I've had a close connection with NorthStar for many...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 6,588
Posted By Capt Len
Re: possible to buy a seaworthy sailboat under $20000 that requires very little fix?

1972 Ericson 35-II (
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-10-2014
Replies: 109
Views: 4,548
Posted By Capt Len
Re: sailed once with my uncle

Preferable option A.. Put some money down on a nice condo, rent it cover the mortgage. Get a packsack and travel the world for a few years (maybe on others vessel like I did) When you return ,can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-31-2014
Replies: 2,670
Views: 214,567
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Thirty years of cruising Salish Sea and points north with a self supporting life style of a bit of paid work (hard to avoid offers of real cash) and canning surplus salmon for trade for veggies or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2014
Replies: 133
Views: 11,881
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Don't have to be rich to sail

I can understand the concern. I went into a breeding shock once due to the actions of the birds I was hanging with.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Tall Ships

Was aboard the Exy and the Irving in LA while they were fitting out. Had many cannon battles with other tall ships aboard the Thane , my own offering to the tall ship heritage .(I's the bye whot...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-14-2014
Replies: 134
Views: 14,363
Posted By Capt Len
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

To conserve water,Diane, Marcie and I usually shower together. Twice a day and our tanks never run dry.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 765
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Knotmeter Calibration

You could throw a measured line over the side with a chunk of wood on it. Time it until it stops running out. Retrive it . Do it again. Average it. Sit down with a pencil and paper, calculate speed...
Forum: Diesel 08-09-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,599
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Volvo Engines

We all have preferences and reasons for them so much is anecdotal . For 45 hp and under my vote goes for Kybota. I wanted more and looked at them all. Cat and Cummins had a reasonable offer but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-06-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,332
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Vented loop vent confusion/waste system sanity check

If the top of the toilet is close to the waterline it 's discharge and inlet should both be vented.(separate from tank vent) Early morning dipping of private parts will tell you wheather it's needed.
Forum: Diesel 07-23-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By Capt Len
Re: No neutral gear

If the trannie is full of thick jelly (oil/water) ????
Forum: Diesel 07-20-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 1,999
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Yanmar 1GM issues

Cable tension on red line type can be as simple as a small cable rigging clamp gently crushing the outer cover. Maybe not the best and sure not the only way but very common The control handle in the...
Forum: Diesel 07-20-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 1,857
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Universal M25 Knock?

With those symptoms and oil press. I'd bet it's time to lift her up and re the bearings before it does in the crank journals.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-14-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 418,875
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Silver Spray Ranch in East Sooke was planted with spruce back in the mid 30's to replace the spars on the tall ships being lost to submarines (see 'the last grain race or Irving Johnson's film going...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By Capt Len
Re: What is this?

Had a similar setup for my yankee forestay (had three jibs) When out of the way a hyfield mounted at the anchor winch kept it taut. When deployed at the end of the 12 foot bowsprit the Hyfield was a...
Forum: Atomic 4 06-06-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Leaking Heat Exchanger

Unless the body has gone porous with electrolysis a simple silver solder or braze can fix a fatigue crack or?? Too much heat can effect the tubes so careful.
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