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Forum: Our Community 19-11-2014, 17:20
Replies: 29
Views: 5,612
Posted By rigormortis
Re: Rigormortis: Acknowledging loss of La Rosa off Argentina

Hi Gord:
Good to hear from you. My sailing days are done but I had a good run. Crossed the el Pacifico twice and just about got around the world. I am now playing out the string here in Philippines....
Forum: Our Community 18-11-2014, 19:51
Replies: 29
Views: 5,612
Posted By rigormortis
Re: Rigormortis: Acknowledging loss of La Rosa off Argentina

I used a bike helmet often when down below in tough seas. Many more sharp objects to hit down there. I proved it once off coast of Ecuador and was knocked clean out. Had to look at my chart plotter...
Forum: Our Community 25-06-2014, 08:58
Replies: 29
Views: 5,612
Posted By rigormortis
Re: Rigormortis: Acknowledging loss of La Rosa off Argentina

Hi Ben:
The boat rolled into the inverted position and hung there, stable, for 15 seconds or more (according to my shipmate). I think most of the water came in from the companionway during that...
Forum: Our Community 24-06-2014, 00:21
Replies: 29
Views: 5,612
Posted By rigormortis
Re: Rigormortis: Acknowledging loss of La Rosa off Argentina

Hi folks:
Thanks for all words of kindness and encouragement.
One thing I would like to correct in my account of the sinking was the height of the waves during our difficulties. I always found it...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 07-11-2013, 04:07
Replies: 11
Views: 1,211
Posted By rigormortis
Re: Port Elizabeth or Durban?

Richards Bay is best. I tried to go from there to Knysna but got punched in the nose so backed up to Pt Elizabeth. Easy harbour to get into and plenty of good shopping not far from marina. Only bad...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 06-11-2013, 04:11
Replies: 10
Views: 2,518
Posted By rigormortis
Re: Vacuum gauge

I have also installed recently a Racor-Parker vacuum gauge using the T-system downstream of the Racor filter. When I suck on the hose the needle moves but it shows no signs of movement from 0 when...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 16-10-2013, 09:08
Replies: 177
Views: 34,575
Posted By rigormortis
Re: Best Size Sailboat For Singlehander

I singlehand my Passport 42 (custom steel) and for the past 4 years have crossed N.Pacific, S. Pacific, S. China Sea, Straits of Molucca, Indian Ocean, S. Atlantic to BA. No self tailing. No...
Forum: Indian Ocean & Red Sea 06-10-2013, 07:00
Replies: 10
Views: 4,561
Posted By rigormortis
Re: Which is safer, Durban or Richards Bay?

Hi:
I spent 6 weeks in Richards Bay, hauled out. The Zululand (www.zyc.co.za) yacht club is very friendly and they have secure yard and knowledgeable folk around to help. Did not go to Durban as you...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 10-09-2013, 13:13
Replies: 32
Views: 8,192
Posted By rigormortis
Re: Mast Halyards - internal / external

I am assuming you do not have mast steps. If you do, there are pros and cons. As a singlehander, steps are a must but they cause halyard fouling regularly, No great deal but one must have halyards...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 10-09-2013, 12:50
Replies: 14
Views: 1,995
Posted By rigormortis
Re: Do I have termites on board?

I have an old Passport 40 with a lot of nice wood inboard. (Steel boat). Thought I had termites, although coming from Canada I'd no idea what their feces looked like or vomit or whatever it is. I...
Forum: Crew Archives 04-09-2013, 03:55
Replies: 13
Crew Wanted: Palau to Philippines
Views: 1,757
Posted By rigormortis
Re: Palau to Philippines

I motored % of the way in dead calms. Keep an eye on JTWC: https://www.usno.navy.mil/JTWC/ that time of year.
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 28-08-2013, 10:05
Replies: 30
Views: 5,160
Posted By rigormortis
Re: Windlass Chain Fairlead Roller?

I had the same problem and installed a roller to increase the angle of chain to windlass. Improved but did not solve issue. New gypsy, new chain exactly matched solved the problem and the roller is...
Forum: Marine Electronics 27-08-2013, 05:29
Replies: 23
Views: 16,178
Posted By rigormortis
Re: USB Rusting What to do?

Guys:
Thanks for all replies. I will try pick up some anhydrous lanolin in Buenos Aires. Should be an interesting language sword-fight.
Pete
Forum: Marine Electronics 26-08-2013, 07:42
Replies: 23
Views: 16,178
Posted By rigormortis
USB Rusting What to do?

Folks:
After 4 years on the alto mar I have found many cases of rusting on different USB connectors, no matter how or where I store the cables. I am concerned about the rust particles getting into...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 07-08-2013, 05:38
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Posted By rigormortis
Re: Need a ride to Easter Island

Easter is tough on boats. Try LanChile.com
Pete
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 07-08-2013, 05:33
Replies: 35
Views: 35,739
Posted By rigormortis
Re: Choosing a Propane Grill to attach to the boat

Dumbest thing I've ever bought for my boat. Big, rectangular rail-mounted ridiculous thing. I did mount it on the rail for a while, while I was in port. Just about set the bimini on fire more than...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 07-08-2013, 05:10
Replies: 88
Views: 8,444
Posted By rigormortis
Re: Plenty of Fish in the Sea?

The western Pacific will lose its tuna stock. I saw the tuna clippers pulling in to
Majuro and Pohnpei with 1000 tons every month. There are other offload atolls and islands where a reefer or...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 06-08-2013, 05:57
Replies: 22
Views: 2,080
Posted By rigormortis
Re: Old Diesel

My boat was 1988 built when I bought it in 2009. There were no inspection ports so I asked a chap to install 2 of them. When he was finished drilling the first hole he started cleaning out the crud...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 03-08-2013, 15:35
Replies: 1
Views: 1,099
Posted By rigormortis
Ok, Ushuaia, Argentina

Have you been there in the past year? How goes the YC and diesel availablity? Where to moor/dock/anchor?
Thanks,
Pete.
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 01-08-2013, 05:14
Replies: 1
Views: 923
Posted By rigormortis
Which to make for in Cape Horn area?

Hi folks:
Would appreciate some advice regarding the passage from Mar del Plata to Beagle Channel. I intend to sail down the Argentine coast and not too far out, either, probably not stopping unless...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 29-07-2013, 05:53
Replies: 38
Views: 6,737
Posted By rigormortis
Re: Fuel Tank: Clogged?

Does no one use a vacuum gauge downstream (engine side of Racor) to monitor gradual clogging of filter? Seems like a good idea and gives indication of clogging beginning as the suction increases,...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 28-07-2013, 10:23
Replies: 2
Views: 1,073
Posted By rigormortis
Re: Hard dodger?

There was a boat building operation in Oregon/Washington---Columbia Yachts??--that made hard dodgers for their boats (40-42' I think). My boat, a Passport 42 has a dodger from that company and it...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 26-07-2013, 22:12
Replies: 27
Views: 4,761
Posted By rigormortis
Re: Using an Arch to Lift an An Outboard

This is my setup. The round connectors to the upright have teflon inserts and it swivels easily, with wingnuts to tighten when needed. Here it is mounted too low so I slid it up the upright and it...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 24-07-2013, 11:02
Replies: 31
Views: 4,078
Posted By rigormortis
Re: cruising Africa

John_ZA:
Sorry for any offense about your country. Canada certainly has corruption too. My comments and observations were derived from South Afrikaners. I met not one white RSAfrikaner who was...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 24-07-2013, 01:34
Replies: 31
Views: 4,078
Posted By rigormortis
Re: cruising Africa

I recently rounded Cape of Good Hope (just after Christmas) and am in Buenos Aires now. I found Madagascar to be fascinating, with its many islands, friendly people and nice sailing on the west...
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