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Search: Posts Made By: capta
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 243
Posted By capta
Re: Any way to check keel bolts?

Been doing it that way for more than 40 years and I'd guess the old guy that taught me was doing it that way just as long. If your boat can't take that, you probably shouldn't take it out of the slip.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 243
Posted By capta
Re: Any way to check keel bolts?

I've always used a 20# sledge and a 2 X 4. Have someone hold the 2 X 4 alongside the keel below the joint to the hull. Have someone else hit it with the sledge. You lay your palm across the joint. If...
Forum: Diesel 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By capta
Re: Cutlass Housing Issue

Have you checked with other owners of your type boat? This does not seem like good boat building practice and may be a PO 'work around'?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By capta
Re: Seeking winter repair advice

Don't they do shrink wrapping in your area? I believe it can be had in black, which would help absorb heat. I'd think a good shrink wrap job would give you a climate controlled work area.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By capta
Re: The best licenses to work on a yacht and quick start your career

Any USCG ticket below 1600 tons isn't worth the paper the little red book is printed on, unless you wish to work within the limits of the continental US. Nobody in the world respects the USCG tickets...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By capta
Re: Cuba

Only if you are going west. If you are considering going from the Keys to Cuba and then to the Leewards, you'd be pretty much be going directly into the easterlies and against the current. It would...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,465
Posted By capta
Re: Water vs Gas

We carry about 300 gallons of water and 170 of fuel. With a 40 gph watermaker, it is actually difficult to keep the water fresh in both tanks and use the watermaker enough.
Every time I consider...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,552
Posted By capta
Re: Diving from Sailboat

I agree on the 12 volt hooka rigs available today. Ours is called a deck snorkel. All together they cost less, take up less space, don't chip the glass or ding your wood and are much safer than...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By capta
Re: Designer Sails?

If you don't like the post, you are a mod; delete it, but please don't try to tell me what I meant to post.
Thank you so much.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By capta
Designer Sails?

Could you sail with these sails on your boat?
I don't think I could even tell if they were trimmed, never mind their incredible ugliness.
Forum: Electrical Systems 4 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By capta
Re: West Marine 15A Battery Charger

To the best of my knowledge you will not find a charger that will charge lead acid batteries AND AGM batteries, unless something new has come on the market in the last few years. It is an either or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,777
Posted By capta
Re: To Sail or to Sit

I hear this all the time and honestly, I don't understand it. I've run sailing vessels of 80 feet with just two aboard without any problems, sailing or docking.
Presently my wife and I sail a 53'...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By capta
Bondic

Has anyone tried this product? My wife found it online and we watched the video. It sounds way too good to be true, for boat repairs and maintenance.
Forum: Racing 5 Days Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 2,412
Posted By capta
Re: Volvo Ocean Race.

I think we all make mistakes, but it is the outcome of those mistakes that should determine the consequences. Be it good fortune or whatever, the fact is that your mistakes (and mine) presumably did...
Forum: Racing 6 Days Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 2,412
Posted By capta
Re: Volvo Ocean Race.

Jon,
We have completely solved that problem on our Garmin 10" plotter at the helm. I got some very dark auto window tint and cut it to fit over the plotter screen. At dark, we wet the screen and...
Forum: Racing 6 Days Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 2,412
Posted By capta
Re: Volvo Ocean Race.

As to paper charts being the 'let's all bow down to our god, the infallible paper chart' situation, I would be most interested to know whether the reef Vestus hit is well marked on the scale chart...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,129
Posted By capta
Re: Using sails of another boat?

Sails can be cut in a variety of ways. You can have a high clew or a deck sweeper. So you might want to see where the sheet should lead and see if the new sail will be close.
I don't see how you are...
Forum: Racing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 2,412
Posted By capta
Re: Volvo Ocean Race.

I find it absolutely amazing that a couple of amateur sailors can so vehemently and abusively attack someone who has made his living in a field they only dabble in. To call me an armchair sailor is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By capta
Re: In-mast (un-)furling problems

Before you give up on the system, recut or replace the main. It was exactly the same for friends with a HR, to the point they had to go aloft at times to get the sail in/out.
A quick recut and he's...
Forum: Racing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 2,412
Posted By capta
Re: Volvo Ocean Race.

And I suppose you have a couple of ocean crossings under your topsiders?
Forum: Racing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 2,412
Posted By capta
Re: Volvo Ocean Race.

Yes the captain did say that, but then he hedged his bets by saying something like it was a team effort and others were also not doing their jobs. He should have stopped at, "I'm responsible."...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By capta
Re: In-mast (un-)furling problems

It appears to be as mentioned above, blown out. We have the same thing and we are trying to get one more season out our sail so we have learned to deal with it. Most important is to keep leach and...
Forum: Racing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 2,412
Posted By capta
Re: Volvo Ocean Race.

JonEisberg

I just saw it on a vidclip where he mentioned how the shore support team did all the route planning and he'd been too tired to check it out thoroughly? It was only a sentence or two....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 910
Posted By capta
Re: Spray-on solar panels in the future?

Are you advocating two separate wiring systems? One for lighting and the other for appliances? The more complicated something becomes, the more expensive it becomes. There is a certain point of...
Forum: Racing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 2,412
Posted By capta
Re: Volvo Ocean Race.

I saw an interview where the captain was blaming others on his crew for the errors that resulted in the wreck. It was one of the most classless displays of sportsmanship I've ever seen. The navigator...
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