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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   8 Hours Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 581
Posted By capta
Re: what should I do? and how should I do it?

I have yet to see one of those derelict boats cost less, in the end, than a well found boat that someone paid a fair price for.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 3,017
Posted By capta
Re: Cheap Marinas around Palm Beach or Jupiter, FL

ROTFLMAO. I needed a good laugh, thanks.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By capta
Re: USCG Virtual Navigation Survey

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! Finally a system that requires us to have a piece of electronics onboard to navigate. REQUIRES! No matter how much experience one has or how good a navigator one is, without...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By capta
Re: Sizing electric wire

Sorry, I didn't supply enough info. This one is the Rutland, 12 volt, but I'll have to look up whether it's rectified at the generator or controller. Nothing I've read about it or the Aerogen6...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By capta
Sizing electric wire

So I'm in the process of choosing a windgen and since I'm down in the Caribbean, I'd like to have all the bits and pieces I can get more cheaply stateside, sent down with it.
The run is about 50'...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By capta
Re: Kiss Windgens

I got offered a new Aerogen for $1500 today, here in Grenada. The Rutland runs around a grand plus shipping from the UK. Neither comes with a controller and I'm hoping that I can find one w/a remote...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By capta
Re: Praise for Taylor Made Products

Storing our fenders deflated in the lazarette, I some how misplaced the valves.
Almost before I'd pushed the send button on an email request for new ones, they arrived aboard at no cost to us at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By capta
Re: Kiss Windgens

Over the last 4 years, down here in the Caribbean, I have not seen one 3 blade unit with what I would consider an acceptable noise level. As for reviews, I've seen plenty of people who love their Air...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By capta
Re: Beaufort SC / Savannah Low Country Info Request

I'm sorry that this is way off topic but it may be of interest to you. Around Beaufort SC and some waterside areas around Savannah, except Thunderbolt, the black flies (and mosquitoes) can make life...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By capta
Re: Kiss Windgens

Thank to you both.
It doesn't take much to dissuade me from spending the big bucks on an item others have had problems with.
The time has come to stick one up there, but there just doesn't appear...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By capta
Kiss Windgens

Has anybody purchased a Kiss windgen since the new owner has taken over, and how has the unit performed?
I don't seem to see any on boats down here any more.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 11,776
Posted By capta
Re: Pocket knife - Marlin Spike - What?

A friend arrived in Lauderdale on one of the Whitbread Round the World boats and gifted me with his rigging knife from the race. I took it home after the crew party and tossed it on the table as I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 2,737
Posted By capta
Re: Catalina 30', How seaworthy?

Your post made me quite sad.
Take heart, men have been sailing for thousands of years, on some pretty unseaworthy vessels, and most not only survived, they accomplished what they set out to do. It...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 2,737
Posted By capta
Re: Catalina 30', How seaworthy?

If an 'old lady in a bath tub' can make it to Hawaii, then why not a Cat 30? A couple of blind guys have sailed to Hawaii! It is absolutely the safest 2000 miles ocean crossing I can imagine.
Drop...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By capta
Re: Mystery sail

I haven't seen it before, but my first thought when I saw it was trimaran, not rams head.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Posted By capta
Re: How much does spending an extra 50,000 on a boat cost

Though I have not lived in a house as an adult, I can't imagine living on a boat to be any more expensive than living in a home.
The only tax I pay is my document renewal each year. I don't pay...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 665
Posted By capta
Re: What is this?

It would not be a fuel tank vent up there. Possibly a water tank vent, but it could take in water if you were beating hard to weather, that close to the bow.
Normally, the fuel tank vents are close...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By capta
Re: Morgan 40 1974 Masthead Ketch

Six foot of draft is not at all limiting in the Caribbean. The Bahamas, on the other hand is a lot of shallow water sailing, but is quite doable with a six foot draft.
I certainly wouldn't let a six...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 4,854
Posted By capta
re: Privacy considerations for ignorant powerboaters

There was a period where I delivered six gold plate Sport fishermen north each spring, and south each fall. 4 days from Lauderdale to Norfolk.
I would try to be as courteous as possible, but the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,411
Posted By capta
Re: Sailing a small boat ( San Juan 23) from Florida to Bahamas questions

I've done a considerable number of Fla to Bimini or the NE/NW Providence Channel and back and have found a good average current for the crossing is 2.5 miles north per hour on the water.
Since Ft...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,293
Posted By capta
Re: Maintaining Good Vision

In reality, we don't find it takes but a couple of minutes to clean the salt off the dodger windows after a crossing, before entering a bay or port. A bit of fresh water to rinse and a clean,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,723
Posted By capta
Re: Pure Sine Inverters...

We currently operate a 3.5 kw modified sine wave inverter and we can run almost anything we choose without problems on it.
Microwave, coffee machine, toaster oven, any kitchen appliance, and of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,693
Posted By capta
Re: help identifying this sailboat

What a beauty. I'm deep blue with envy. We've been searching for a sailing/rowing dink but nice ones are pretty rare down here.
Another good reason to spend a summer cruising Maine, I guess.
Enjoy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,150
Posted By capta
Re: We just cannot get it apart

Honestly, I feel like a dope. It is one of those incredibly useful tools, that sits in the locker for years, until the right sort of job comes up. But being a relatively new tool, all it's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,150
Posted By capta
Re: We just cannot get it apart

EURIKA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks wfish. Had one onboard the whole time, but never thought of it. An hour with that tool and it just popped apart. You can bet it's going back together...
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