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Forum: Powered Boats 01-12-2020, 14:14
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By capt jgw
Re: Loop Boat - Narrowing the search

Fly bridge is no good for single handling, great view but you can't handle lines from up there. So you need a lower helm, and if it's enclosed it needs pilot house doors on both sides. The commercial...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 29-11-2020, 19:09
Replies: 62
Views: 4,011
Posted By capt jgw
Re: How Big Does Our Flag of Registry Need to Be?

I believe US documented vessels are required to fly the flag, but I don't think there's a size requirement. Etiquette says one inch of fly per foot loa, so my documented 36 footer should fly a 36...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 29-11-2020, 18:49
Replies: 16
Views: 1,188
Posted By capt jgw
Re: Insurance won't start on new boat until survey issues are fixed

I've been using Allstate for about forty years now, and they've never even asked for a survey. Had one claim probably 25 years ago that they settled for more than I though I would get. I just bought...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 29-11-2020, 18:21
Replies: 94
Views: 4,836
Posted By capt jgw
Re: Welding Cable - Any Downsides when used for Starter Motor???

Yes, tinned boat cable is better at maybe twice the price, but a lot of boat builders use welding cable and their buyers rarely have any problems with it. I'm on my third boat now that came with...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 26-11-2020, 14:16
Replies: 34
Views: 2,715
Posted By capt jgw
Re: holding tanks, pump outs, and full time in marinas?

It's on Amazon for the Kindle too off you're into that. I like Kindle for novels but find reference books better on paper. Easier to look up specific subjects.
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 26-11-2020, 14:04
Replies: 12
Views: 1,153
Posted By capt jgw
Re: Anyone recognize this transmission and stuffing box type?

Yep, looks like the Velvet Drives on my new trawler. Also Perkins powered, 6.354 MGT's. Don't know much about them yet.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 26-11-2020, 08:47
Replies: 83
Views: 5,383
Posted By capt jgw
Re: Can you run a Marine Diesel without Water ?

I do it often, when winterizing, if any repairs / mods were done, and before launch in the spring. Especially pre launch. I always start the engine prior to the travel lift arriving to make sure it...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 25-11-2020, 08:25
Replies: 20
Views: 1,494
Posted By capt jgw
Re: Rust on keel bolts- should I be worried?

Keel bolts don't fail from rust on the exposed parts, it's corrosion where they're buried down in the fiberglass structure. The only way to know is to pull the bolts and/or drop to keel to examine...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 20-11-2020, 17:07
Replies: 77
Views: 4,046
Posted By capt jgw
Re: Colregs again

A common misunderstanding. RAM has nothing to do with whether a vessel actually can or cannot maneuver. It is "By the nature of her work" cannot maneuver as otherwise required. Vessel must be doing...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 16-11-2020, 14:23
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By capt jgw
Re: USCG Regulation Dingy CA

Some other countries allow "Tender to" registration where the dinghy becomes part of the mother ship registration if marked "T/T xxx". The US does not. You have to follow the rules in whatever state...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 30-10-2020, 15:52
Replies: 96
Views: 8,536
Posted By capt jgw
Re: How Old Is Your Standing Rigging

Yea, that first failure might drop the rig on your head!
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 30-10-2020, 15:51
Replies: 96
Views: 8,536
Posted By capt jgw
Re: How Old Is Your Standing Rigging

About 8 months. Replaced it all this past spring with Stalok fittings and wire from Rigging.com. 1969 boat and for all I know it was original, I figured it was time. Actually the Harken furler got...
Forum: Marine Electronics 27-10-2020, 14:26
Replies: 210
Views: 13,250
Posted By capt jgw
Re: Do you calibrate you depth sensor to water level or keel?

The research boats I ran were set up by a retired USCG Boatswain Mate Chief. He set the sounders for actual depth from the waterline. Also placed a red placard next to the display reading "Depth from...
Forum: Marine Electronics 18-10-2020, 08:51
Replies: 63
Views: 4,861
Posted By capt jgw
Re: Night Watch Deadman's Switch?

Watch Commander is another commercial one. Youtube channel Drake Paragon did a piece on it recently.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 18-10-2020, 08:47
Replies: 88
Views: 7,243
Posted By capt jgw
Re: Rigging too tight - Mast compressed deck!

Not familiar with that model but often there's a narrow passage to the forward cabin under the mast. Putting a post there would block the passage. A post on either side supporting a beam under the...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 10-10-2020, 16:17
Replies: 41
Views: 4,667
Posted By capt jgw
Re: Cutting fiberglass liner during sinking

My boat has a drop in liner with a lot of the hull inaccessible. I've opened a lot of it up for added storage, but there are still areas I can't get to. Some say stick built interiors are better for...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 10-10-2020, 16:11
Replies: 41
Views: 4,667
Posted By capt jgw
Re: Cutting fiberglass liner during sinking

The wood plugs work if you break off a seacock or something, leaving the actual through hull behind with it's nice round hole. I've had that happen and the plug held fine till we got to the travel...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 10-10-2020, 16:03
Replies: 12
Views: 1,160
Posted By capt jgw
Re: High refrigerator power draw

Could you have been reading startup load? On "freeze" it's probably running most of the time, so once it's running you'll only see the continuous load. On the warmer setting it will start and stop...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 10-10-2020, 15:53
Replies: 93
Views: 9,366
Posted By capt jgw
Re: Why Not Regular Mattresses?

There's a place here in town that does custom built mattresses, I think it's quite common actually. I brought them a template and they made up a mattress for our vee berth. Fits great and is about...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 03-10-2020, 20:12
Replies: 48
Views: 4,734
Posted By capt jgw
Re: Lifting my engine out with the boom

Kind of what did lifting a 650# Albin AD2 out of my boat. Connected the main sheet to the main halyard to lift with, and the boom vang from the end of the boom to the halyard. Halyard took all the...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 29-09-2020, 17:59
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By capt jgw
Re: Propane Sniffer

I believe AYBC just requires a means to shutoff the tank from the appliance. No requirement for an alarm or auto shutoff. I think Trident still makes one like that, but if your installing the shutoff...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 29-09-2020, 17:42
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By capt jgw
Re: Propane Sniffer

As I recall it went into continuous alarm.
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 29-09-2020, 17:29
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By capt jgw
Re: australian lpg tank in USA

In the US recreational tanks must have the OPD valve with the triangular knob. No idea what the rules in Oz are but of it doesn't have the triangular knob no one here will refill it. You could have...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 29-09-2020, 17:20
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By capt jgw
Re: Propane Sniffer

The sensors do go bad through age. And water would probably kill it quickly. I don't know if the Xintex sensor would work with your unit, I would guess not. I would just replace the whole thing. The...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 24-09-2020, 10:56
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By capt jgw
Re: Avionics charted depths....

I just started experimenting with Navionics this year and was wondering about that. The soundings and contour lines appear to be much more detailed than the official charts. I have to wonder where...
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