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Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,473
Posted By cappy208
Just buy one set. Use it on the stern end. ...

Just buy one set. Use it on the stern end. The stern end is heavier. (Much more so with the outboard).
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,473
Posted By cappy208
Consider weaver davits and only lifting the...

Consider weaver davits and only lifting the outboard side. But this only works on swim platform. And as Dan says: You could probably get away with 4 to 1 on the bow, and 6 to 1 on the outboard...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,473
Posted By cappy208
Rigging on davits

In an earlier post I mentioned the way to reeve the blocks so they don’t twist under both load and no load. It works. But you MUST reeve them correctly.
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Forum: Prairie 10-06-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,264
Posted By cappy208
I have a prairie 29. Perkins 4.236. Hasn’t...

I have a prairie 29. Perkins 4.236. Hasn’t missed a lick in 4 years of ownership. I have used a bucket of fuel filters though. And have gotten good at bleeding it if I get air in a fuel...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,625
Posted By cappy208
de-humidification

I have found after I’m hauled out and shrink wrapped I take a dehumidifier to the boat and run in for a week or so with the drain hose stuck down the opened strainer and out the thruhull. ...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By cappy208
A SIMRAD equipped truck.

It’s actually a really good place for a simrad. Doesn’t get used much, doesn’t affect performance, by the time it’s tuned (and re tuned) your’re at yourdestination, and if it breaks he’s just...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 08-28-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,610
Posted By cappy208
selling documented boat without a broker..

If you’re the owner then you fill out the back of your COD paper, on the back where it says transfer to.

And you fill out this form...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By cappy208
Any way to tell between red diesel and ATF in the bilge?

Have you seen diesel in the water? Have you seen hydraulic fluid in the water. Two completely different initial oil sheens. Put a couple drops of this in a bucket of water. If it’s...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,947
Posted By cappy208
Who had right of way?

This conversation seems to point out long standing misconceptions of: “what my dad told me, when I was a young un’ and I told my son; so the rules is still the rules” quotes. People want to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,417
Posted By cappy208
The trip is quite benign in a good north westerly...

The trip is quite benign in a good north westerly to westerly blow. Except at the mouth of Del Bay. The flood current gets kicked up nasty with wind against current. Maybe duck into cape may...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2018, 01:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,343
Posted By cappy208
I can’t elaborate more. But many. And by...

I can’t elaborate more. But many. And by many I mean all. We all have days on boats that are completely valid for sea days. On a sailboat. A trawler. That we want to use for sea-time. ...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,343
Posted By cappy208
Capt. License Requirements

Not to change the subject, but one of the most irking things I have discovered is the incestuous relationship between the NOAA fleet and the USCG. The licensed officers serving aboard the noaa...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,343
Posted By cappy208
Capt. License Requirements

Nope. Only when a 6 on 6 off schedule is the norm, and even 12 on 12 off won’t qualify. There’s only one specific subset that is allowed this qualification. And it don’t apply to yachts,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,037
Posted By cappy208
I would suspect a partially blocked fuel suction...

I would suspect a partially blocked fuel suction line from the side that becomes the low side. Fuel wants to flow from the least restricted source. But the return will flow evenly (since it...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,343
Posted By cappy208
Actually it was quite accurate. These...

Actually it was quite accurate.

These questions are derived from a ‘sub 100 ton, domestic US crowd’. So neither STCW nor ILO apply.

The Germaine part is: people who are wishing to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2018, 02:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,343
Posted By cappy208
Capt. License Requirements

To fill in the blanks, as far as operating a vessel (when operating ON your license) you are legally limited to 12 hours a day maximum. For licensing A ‘day’ is 8 hours. But again. They don’t...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,343
Posted By cappy208
Capt. License Requirements

When you’re going for a low level license ‘self certifying’ sea time is easy. They don’t ‘check it’. And you can basically write anything down for days and each day is 1 day.

No you don’t need...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 07-06-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,938
Posted By cappy208
Interestingly west coast port (iirc SFO) has a...

Interestingly west coast port (iirc SFO) has a special designator. US sfo 123. Us country, sfo and numbers coorelating to facility, pier and berth! So much info. But it’s only good...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 07-06-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,938
Posted By cappy208
Not necessarily. ATB shows as one unit. The...

Not necessarily. ATB shows as one unit. The one I’m currently on does 12.5 knots light or loaded. Like a rocket ship.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 07-06-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,938
Posted By cappy208
This has been a constant issue (especially towing...

This has been a constant issue (especially towing vessels) keeping their user voyage info correct. However. It doesn’t really matter about voyage info if you know they are there, and (probably...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,062
Posted By cappy208
If you do a search on how costly it is to do oil...

If you do a search on how costly it is to do oil spill remediation and /or salvage you wouldn’t balk about a survey. A couple hundred dollars is a cheap part of being covered against a million in...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,462
Posted By cappy208
Maybe your expecting too much out of a little...

Maybe your expecting too much out of a little boat? Better weather awareness and laydays may be the easiest cure.
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,900
Posted By cappy208
To make another example of folly. I was...

To make another example of folly. I was anchored 3 miles off Galveston two weeks ago. This is what showed up. (Reminding of DHS 75 yard security zones for commercial vessels not...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,900
Posted By cappy208
Not RAM. Restricted means ‘by some unusual...

Not RAM. Restricted means ‘by some unusual circumstance’. If (and I think you are making a scenario) you had a vessel with this type of controls she would not be Restricted, but that is the...
Forum: Prairie 07-02-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,264
Posted By cappy208
Congratulations! Nice looking pocket trawler. ...

Congratulations! Nice looking pocket trawler. Keep everyone informed of your projects. My list is getting longer. But the time is getting shorter. One of life’s battles I suppose.
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