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Search: Posts Made By: Capt Len
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 17 Minutes Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,352
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Solo Climbing the Mast- Block and Tackle

A lot of good info on this thread but no one mentioned ratlines. Boat specific but fits the older classic. I was into my 70's when I last fided my 20 ft topmast complete with roller furl .No big deal.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 30 Minutes Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 156
Posted By Capt Len
Re: From the "what were they (the designers) thinking" category.

Nicely done. I prefer to work in wood but it appears that FG has some potential .It may catch on.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 42 Minutes Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Beware of Frankenfish!

"Suggest we rename them "Tundra Pike", or" Arctic Aipilat. (tilipia spelled backwards)Doesn't have to make sense, Just catchy. Can just see that on the menue and salivate.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,254
Posted By Capt Len
Re: What kind of work do you do to finance your sailing?

Teaching was OK but only gives two months off in the summer so built a boat from stuff and allowed passengers to pay me big bucks to entertain them. See Three hour Sail . Wintered in Thailand for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 3,230
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Old electronics?

Just before it stopped all together, my Motorola Satnav decided it was in the southern hemisphere . They sent a new motherboard to Tuktoyyaktuk and Bob's yer uncle. My experience with quilting charts...
Forum: herSailNet 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 10,294
Posted By Capt Len
Re: HerSailnet...Ground Rules

Not to hijack the thread, But have to tell you I'd meet these amazing people in Palma de Majorca in '66. I'd made models of Yankee as a boy so what an honor. I've still got the last bits of teak...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Alaska - Canada Inside Passage suggestions?

Did Kenai around to Valdez during the oil spill but trucked in from Whitehorse. (42 ft landing craft) Looked closely a couple of times at summer crossings for various deliveries but no cigar. Long...
Forum: herSailNet 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,086
Posted By Capt Len
Re: be nice to female captains "or else"

Paul,Hear she gave you a barely six outa ten too.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,339
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Battery Acid!

I usually just hump the 8D s down the dock one at a time but a couple of 105's under each arm gets the amp/hrs to the boat quicker.
Forum: Diesel 1 Day Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By Capt Len
Re: shifting issue with 3GMD/KM3-A

I know that on Borg Warner types low oil will allow disks to run dry and stick. A failing pump (geroter on the main input shaft ) can also cause this.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Alaska - Canada Inside Passage suggestions?

The outer islands and villages like Sitka are worth while. Now with GPS and plotter much easier to do.Back in the '80's I had a sounder.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Powering hot water heater with dedicated 12v

That would need a 12 volt circulating pump to bring the solar heated water back down to the tank.and a system of valves to keep it from losing heat back. A flat ,black tank on deck can hold heated...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Zen and the art of 'bottom feeding'... please contribute!

I've been a proud repurposer since I started my little tall ship project ,a Spray named Thane. I was sailing in 5 years for less than 12 grand.of collected beer bottles. Spent somewhat more than...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Cabin heater?

The car heater is not in series (in line) with the rad.T'eed off at the water pump is good. Needs its own control valve.Can also run a parallel circuit thru the hot water tank core exchanger. Edit ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 802
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Electrical Upgrades

Drunk speed boat hits 5 in sailboat in Seattle, Kills a girl. Doubt if lights would have helped.but courts will decide cupability Good thing he wasn't smoking dope.
Forum: Diesel 2 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 563
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Universal M25 Knock?

I think that's one of them Tadslack steering systems.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By Capt Len
re: Minor mishap with my Phantom sailing dinghy

A good lashing of twine could have done it bristol fashion and no corrosion.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 734
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Headset Communicators?

Beats the matching T shirts 'Stop Yelling at Me' and 'I'm Not Yelling'
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 3 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Beware of Frankenfish!

Change its name and people will love it. Back in '47 nobody wanted spider crabs but Alaska King Crab became pretty popular. Let's run a contest .
Forum: Diesel 3 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 563
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Universal M25 Knock?

Molecules of water going thru the injector tip tear helll out of the tiny holes Bad spray pattern can blow holes in the piston top. Sounds like knocking until the serious blowby starts. Some fuel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Powering hot water heater with dedicated 12v

Was going to express my concept but thought ,'no ,they wouldn't be interested' But Denise is on a similar tract. My plan is to bypass the hot shower water up thru the deckhead into a black solar tank...
Forum: Chartering 5 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,056
Posted By Capt Len
Re: What license should I pursue?

The colour blind test can bollocks the whole plan. Get past that before heavy dreaming.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,053
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Boat almost sunk, not mine

Doesn't take much of a fire to leave thruhulls naked.And after the fire is extinguished will continue to fill the boat if you can't shut it. Spent some time in a smouldering 50 ft hull in Alicante,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 629
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Herniated jibsheets

I think he means 'leave the engine running, engage to tack.'
Forum: Diesel 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By Capt Len
Re: need a clutch for a yanmar 3gm30

Called a drive plate.pretty standard item. I prefer the more expensive type. A two peice aluminium inner and outer with rubber cups on the inner "sprocket'
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