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Search: Posts Made By: celenoglu
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By celenoglu
Re: How much planning do you do for an extended cruise?

"Tunisia, Sardinia, Corsica, Malta and Sicily"

Very good plan for a cruise. I am always afraid to visit all northern African countries by boat. It is a good idea to check the current sitiuation...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By celenoglu
Re: Paint v. Gelcoat

Applying epoxy to the hull is not always a good idea. If the hull (fiberglass) is already wet epoxy will keep that water inside the fiberglass, increasing the probabilty of osmosis. To apply epoxy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By celenoglu
Re: Bottom Paint Flaked Off Down to Gel Coat

It is generally due to remaining mould release agents left on the hull during production. Sanding might or might not work. Sanding will carry the leftovers fromone point to the other. Clean the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By celenoglu
Re: Inflatable PFD on airplane?

Most airways and unions of airways allow to carry one cartrige on the pfd and one spare. Although carrying compreesed gasse is not allowed this is not the case for CO2 cartriges. Google for your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By celenoglu
Re: tool of choice for hunting soft spots/rot

I use a steel hammer normally used for straightenning crashed car bodies. This gives a much better sound than plastic or rubber hammers. All you have to do is apply minimium hitting force.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-17-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 851
Posted By celenoglu
Re: Is Schengen visa extension possible?

Another option might be applying for a visa to a different schengen country, France, Italy, Slovenia etc. but you have to state that you aregoingto visit that country. Schengen visa is valid in all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-25-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 781
Posted By celenoglu
Re: Battery Charging Problems

You should take your alternator out. Even to change the belt, the bolts and nuts should work. Although the problem seems to be from the batteries. They look old and need replacing.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By celenoglu
Re: Head Backfill

Backflow is the result of remaining fluid in the discharge hoses. Vented loop is for not getting the sea water from the sea. The only way is to change the non return valves of the toilet.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-12-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By celenoglu
Re: Inverter w battery charger

Computers might not function as intended when connected to a modified sine wave inverter. Although they are protected against parasites from the source,my mouse function changes from right to left...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-08-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 800
Posted By celenoglu
Re: Replacing propellor in the water?

The only difference between being on the hard and in the sea is you have to use a line to tie the prop to the boat. After extraction the prop will be too heavy to handle and most probably fall to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-25-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By celenoglu
Re: Pearson 26 Rigging - Bent Forestay Turnbuckle

I agree that chromed bronze turnbuckle is better than stainless steel. After some time stainless steel is very hard to operate. Bronze ones work much better and I didnot notice any galvanic action.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-23-2013
Replies: 214
Views: 11,307
Posted By celenoglu
Re: Do you wear a life jacket?

Life jackets are for water. You should stay on board and make sure you stay o board as long as the boat is floating. If you are in the drink, what ever the conditions the possibility of death is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-22-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 819
Posted By celenoglu
Re: Genoa Cut Flat for reefing????

You can insert some batten like thick flat pieces parallel to the furler. This way the extra will be furled so the sail will always keep its shape. There should be more pieces inserted to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-22-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 2,514
Posted By celenoglu
Re: charts

SAS Planet Nightly is very good for planning a cruise. It uses Google, Yandex, Bing and a lot more satellite views, some of them are better for a specific area than the other. The program...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-22-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 2,514
Posted By celenoglu
Re: charts

The best source for paper charts is the government of the area in question for paper charts in Med. You can find paper charts of close areas in the neighboring countries. It is best to buy from local...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-20-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,206
Posted By celenoglu
Re: Electronics overkill?

You do not need any electronics. Although we belive electronics makes our lives easier and safer, this is not the case. The amount of accidents increased worldwide after the introduction of ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-08-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By celenoglu
Re: VHF Antenna Masthead Installation Questions

You will most probably will not read 50 ohms for the antenna. If there is any type of resistance (not open circuit) that means you have an antenna. A bosuns chair is the simplest method if you do not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-04-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,111
Posted By celenoglu
Re: Yanmar 2GM20F - Not pumping water at slow speeds

Check the cooling channels on the exhaust manifold.
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-26-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,081
Posted By celenoglu
Re: Extreme Weatherhelm

Is it probable that you keep the main too much to the center. Although it needs to be almost centered when you have the jib, it needs to be free when using only the main.
The jib causes the wind...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By celenoglu
Re: Any tips for removing corroded bolts at rudder?

Use cold if you cannot heat the bolts. There are cooler sprays. If rust removers do not work use some type of mild acid.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,104
Posted By celenoglu
Re: rebuilding compass

Immerse the whole compass in the fluid you are using to fill it. Keep the filling point at the highest position. Screw the tap in the fluid.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,936
Posted By celenoglu
Re: Hauled the boat - What's this on my keel?

Clean all the paint on the keel. Apply epoxy and you are done. Make sure you clean the rust to bare metal.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By celenoglu
Re: can I get my boat high?

The operator should know how to do it. They are using cranes for every type of boat in one of the marinas in Greece in Athens.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-04-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,006
Posted By celenoglu
Re: Bobstay condition

Replace the whole bobstay. Although the wire might be in good condition, it will fail sooner than you think.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-04-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,155
Posted By celenoglu
Re: Keel repair C&C 32 / keel separation??

A complete stop when hitting a rock will certainly cause serious damage although cannot see it. thebest method is to remove the keel repair anything on the hull and reattach the keel. Although not...
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