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Forum: Emergency, Disaster and Distress 09-09-2021, 16:39
Replies: 99
Views: 20,932
Posted By WolfgangSeaLife
Re: The loss of Kokopelli

Had a couple of fires like that. See "Sailing Disasters" in Kindle Books by Wolfgang Berg
Forum: Powered Boats 15-05-2021, 08:19
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By WolfgangSeaLife
sailing course and test for big boat sailing

Is there a course and national or internationally recognized test for seamanship on larger sailboats for longer distance serious sailing?
Forum: Powered Boats 15-03-2021, 17:42
Replies: 2
Views: 628
Posted By WolfgangSeaLife
insurance ?

The buyer of my Endeavour Ketch 43, 1982, rebuilt 2010, can't find insurance since he had not owned previous boats but has extensive boating experience with his father, and has passed sailing courses...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 01-03-2021, 08:29
Replies: 48
Views: 4,185
Posted By WolfgangSeaLife
Re: Do you have an exhaust out the midship side?

SeaLife, Endeavour Ketch 43 has the generator exhaust on the port side midships. We don't run the gen when heeling to port and the exhaust is under water.
The danger is when shutting the gen off...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 15-01-2021, 09:01
Replies: 82
Views: 10,759
Posted By WolfgangSeaLife
Re: Found a dream boat, just to realize I'm financially not yet there.

having gone through this all:
Get your dream boat, don't compromise. If you don't, the alternative is a very small dream boat, like a 19-ft keel boat, a
The highest cost is not the purchase but...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-12-2020, 09:57
Replies: 312
Views: 27,727
Posted By WolfgangSeaLife
Re: Full Keel Sailboats

Dismal swamp: I draw 5 ft with full keep Endeavour 43 and hit a tree 13 times in the dismal swamp when park forecast was 7 ft depth.
On the ICW I got stuck once or twice most years in NC, Georgia,...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-12-2020, 09:36
Replies: 312
Views: 27,727
Posted By WolfgangSeaLife
Re: Full Keel Sailboats

with a fin keel I hit a tree trunk and was torpedoed forward, just flew past the mast. Would be impossible to pass the Dismal Swamp route.
But makes turning when tacking fast and easy, better for...
Forum: Marine Electronics 27-11-2020, 08:00
Replies: 109
Views: 9,500
Posted By WolfgangSeaLife
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 23-11-2020, 08:31
Replies: 54
Views: 7,997
Posted By WolfgangSeaLife
Re: Let's talk self-tending staysails and booms

I nstalle the Hoyt boom for my stay sail that is used in close-hauled sailing.
Since I keep my dinghy on the foredeck I installed the boom higher to clear the dinghy. Sheets with blocks attached to...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 06-11-2020, 09:31
Replies: 144
Views: 18,701
Posted By WolfgangSeaLife
Re: What to do when a guest gets scared and wants off the boat?

many of the respnders here are totally wrong. They are right in the many suggestions about how to prepare. But no matter how they cry, DO NOT TURN AROUND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE INLET WAVES or your 35...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 16-10-2020, 07:57
Replies: 37
Views: 5,530
Posted By WolfgangSeaLife
Re: Solo Cruising

If you compare my solo sail in Wolfgang Berg Books "Monkey Sail" (Amazon) with one of my cruises described in books like "Banana Log", the answer is pretty clear:
Island Hopping, instead of passages...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 21-08-2020, 07:10
Replies: 105
Views: 11,546
Posted By WolfgangSeaLife
Re: Binoculars - with or without built-in compass

Our compass binoculars get a lot of use: 1. Follow a bearing from a guide book to an inlet.
2. Verify position of GPS in critical navigation area by cross bearings on landmarks or navigation aids....
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 03-08-2020, 11:43
Replies: 81
Views: 7,934
Posted By WolfgangSeaLife
Re: Manual Head vs electric

Only negative I had in my older boat was an interference with my fluxgate compass. Whenever someone flushed, the boat steared 45 degrees to starboard.
So do a dry test before you install it.
For...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 29-06-2020, 07:10
Replies: 22
Views: 1,688
Posted By WolfgangSeaLife
Re: Yanmar stops in waves

I have a fresh fuel filter, and I shone a light through both my Racor filters, they looked clear and clean, but I will change them.
Debris stirred up could be, air makes sense too.
The rocky waves...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 29-06-2020, 07:05
Replies: 22
Views: 1,688
Posted By WolfgangSeaLife
Re: Yanmar stops in waves

Stopped suddenly, started after turning without hickups, but took holding starter longer than normal, about 10 seconds.
Same the next time.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 29-06-2020, 06:38
Replies: 22
Views: 1,688
Posted By WolfgangSeaLife
Re: Yanmar stops in waves

Thanks, good point. Tank 1/2 full, 60 gallon, in flexible tank. Slushing quite a bit in rough gulf waves.
Wolfgang
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 29-06-2020, 04:58
Replies: 22
Views: 1,688
Posted By WolfgangSeaLife
Yanmar stops in waves

In rough bumpy seas motorsailing my Yanmar 4JH4-TE suddenly stopped. I started after a few seconds. It stopped again after a minute. I waited 2 minutes and started again, and it worked ever since....
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12-06-2020, 07:23
Replies: 75
Views: 12,015
Posted By WolfgangSeaLife
Re: Are more expensive epoxies better?

Whats good for bottom patch up repair? I have some fiberglass damage about 6 x 10 " at the keel.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 08-06-2020, 10:41
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By WolfgangSeaLife
yacht broker in SW Florida

I am looking for a good yacht broker to sell my 43 ft Endeavour Ketch, located in Marco Island. Any recommendations?
Forum: Emergency, Disaster and Distress 05-06-2020, 08:52
Replies: 99
Views: 20,932
Posted By WolfgangSeaLife
Re: The loss of Kokopelli

I keep a pony scuba bottle with regulator and dive mask next to the companion way since it had saved me and my boat once before. At that time it was by accident that I had my dive gear laying there. ...
Forum: Emergency, Disaster and Distress 05-06-2020, 06:48
Replies: 99
Views: 20,932
Posted By WolfgangSeaLife
Re: The loss of Kokopelli

Was this a gas powered generator indeed?
What was running when this happened?
Did they have an automatic halon extinguisher?
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 17-05-2020, 07:40
Replies: 19
Views: 1,927
Posted By WolfgangSeaLife
sun lotion over varnish

Is there a sun lotion that can be wiped or sprayed on top of varnished teak?
If I cover my varnished teak and protect it from the sun it lasts indefinitely. If it is exposed to the sun it requires...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 03-05-2020, 05:42
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By WolfgangSeaLife
Re: restoring cloudy ports

Got the auto lens restore kit and tried on hatches, did not work.
But I tried toothpaste on the port lenses, and it worked perfectly. First with a sander, but instead of sandpaper I used a wet...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 02-05-2020, 17:46
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By WolfgangSeaLife
restoring cloudy ports

Yesterday my Beckson ports made of Lexan were crystal clear.
Since I took them out I put them in a dishwasher to clean.
Now they are milky. As long as wet or wet with dishwasher lotion they clear...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 21-04-2020, 14:39
Replies: 11
Views: 19,229
Posted By WolfgangSeaLife
Re: Teak wood blackened spots, any cure?

I had rain water leaks into my cabin and cause stains on the teak panel along the wall and on the shelf. Now, I fixed the leaks and sanded the teak, but light stains and black stains remain. I tried...
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