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Search: Posts Made By: CapnBilll
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-06-2014
Replies: 226
Views: 15,486
Posted By CapnBilll
Re: Why All the Absurd Circumnavigation Threads?

You only live once, each of us has in our own hearts what dream makes us happy.
Forum: Catalina 05-05-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 787
Posted By CapnBilll
Life in a Catalina

I'm looking at sailboats. My wife really wants a motoryacht, not that she likes big engines, and burning thousands of dollars in gas, but Most motor yachts have comfortable luxurious cabins, and most...
Forum: Gulf of Mexico 03-22-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,973
Posted By CapnBilll
Re: houston to corpus christi

It is that time of the year again, anyone going to do this trip?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-22-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,152
Posted By CapnBilll
Re: Lowering a hank on jib

I pull the jib sheet tight, then while pulling it down wrap the excess in the tail of the anchor line, until I have time to deal with it...usually at dock. If it is so rough I can't leave it there I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-22-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,882
Posted By CapnBilll
Re: Topping Lift - How Does this work?

My topping lift always seems to tangle in the mains battens.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2013
Replies: 308
Views: 35,530
Posted By CapnBilll
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Let us know what we can do to help. Don't wait. We are sailers, but we are also human.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-20-2013
Replies: 846
Views: 104,913
Posted By CapnBilll
Re: Full or fin keel?

Are we still discussing fin vs full?

I can add some more input. Having recently gone through a storm on a fin keeler, I can say one of the problems I had was difficulty staying on chosen point of...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-07-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 5,407
Posted By CapnBilll
Re: Close call! Who had rights?

Under Rule 17 If the engine was running, and CAPABLE of attaching to a propeller, then you are a power driven vessel at the touch of a control. And therfore CAPABLE of maneuvering as one, and...
Forum: Chartering 03-07-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,580
Posted By CapnBilll
Re: Captain for charter?

I would get a Captain, unless you hire your own, the charter company will be able to give you the rates for crewed VS Bareboat. And it varies greatly. Some charter companies would not allow bareboat...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-22-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 6,585
Posted By CapnBilll
Re: Small Boat for Solo Sailing

I'm having a good time on an Aquarius 23' They are readily available, and cheap.

900lbs lead sole for self righting, and steel centerboard for shallows. fairly stable boat, and easy to singlehand.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-16-2012
Replies: 107
Views: 8,958
Posted By CapnBilll
Re: Woman Missing – A warning to Newbies.

I personally wouldn't let MY wife attempt this. I can hire a driver to move the car for 20quid, and at least come along so she has someone to go forward in case it is needed.

Personaly I wouldn't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-11-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,116
Posted By CapnBilll
Re: sailing routes from Antiqua to Galveston

I would second above hire a Captain.

Good weather is relative, there are two tropical storms in your path. No really bad cold fronts, ...yet, but plan on punching through a couple on the way...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-11-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 6,188
Posted By CapnBilll
Re: how do i make it warm

Anything that generates an apreciable amount of heat takes a lot of energy. Human bodies produce the most amount of heat for the least amount of fuel.

Make some friends.

Anything else will...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-09-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 5,407
Posted By CapnBilll
Re: Close call! Who had rights?

If you had no form of propulsion you are a NUC. As you had engines and were not anchored you were under way. Drifting is considered underway by USCG.

If you drift into another, (IE anchored)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,688
Posted By CapnBilll
Re: another sailor complaining about power boaters

Go offshore. There are fewer power boats, and the ones that are there are slowly trolling fishing lines.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-22-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By CapnBilll
Forum: Grampian 09-21-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,305
Posted By CapnBilll
Re: G23 Swing Keel

I don't know how you would do it on a Grampian, but I did it on an Aquarius with a specially bent coat hanger, and a pair of looonong nosed pliers duct taped to a yardstick.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,194
Posted By CapnBilll
Re: What does the Centerboard Do...?

My Aquarius has lead keel in addition to Centerboard. I would like a way to lock it down. It is so light compaired to ballast it mostly just keeps boat from sideslipping on a beam or close reach.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-19-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 4,198
Posted By CapnBilll
Re: Hinged Mast Step OR Tabernacle

I have a tabernacle, it seems weaker to me than a hinged step.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-15-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 825
Posted By CapnBilll
BareBoat Rentals in Naples,FL

I going to Naples Florida on Thanksgiving week, and would like to rent a small sailer 25-35ft Cheaply for a couple of days to explore the islands.

We don't need a big fancy boat, (my boat is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-15-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 1,599
Posted By CapnBilll
Re: Bleached water tank, still stinks!

I had a simular problem once. I scrubbed with dishwashing detergent before the bleach flush. Filling drom municiple, (chlorinated), supplies helps. I still avoid drinking the water, but it is now...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-08-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 2,659
Posted By CapnBilll
Re: marina etiquette question

I offer tips whe I get good service, there was one marina where they handed it back saying they wern't allowed to keep them, but I'm sure he apreciated the offer, and the report I gave to management...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-08-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 1,658
Posted By CapnBilll
Re: USVI Men Facing Firearm Charges Said they Came for Fuel

"gun hating", maybe, but it appears what he hated most was them bringing them in without telling anyone.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-07-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 1,658
Posted By CapnBilll
Re: USVI Men Facing Firearm Charges Said they Came for Fuel

Let's take a good NON-POLITICAL look at this situation.

We have 3 guys landing at BVI from USVI ostensably for taking on fuel. Yet they didn't clear in, (mistake 1), were caught unloading vessel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-01-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 4,592
Posted By CapnBilll
Re: WTH Chuckles? A freakin' mono????

GOOD WORK! My bags are packed, when do we sail?:)
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