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by CapnK
Thu Nov 17, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: 1966 Bristol 29 Mast Step Interior Update - Prepared to Dive In….Well Soon
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: 1966 Bristol 29 Mast Step Interior Update - Prepared to Dive In….Well Soon

Hi Elizabeth, and Welcome aboard! Sounds like your B29 is set up very nicely indeed! For my Ariel, I had a strongback structure (for the interior) and a mast base/tabernacle welded up out of aluminum tubing, the work was done by a guy who makes tuna towers for sportsfishing boats. The interior suppo...
by CapnK
Thu Nov 17, 2022 12:42 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: 1967 Allied Seawind 30 Stardust
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Re: 1967 Allied Seawind 30 Stardust

Pretty pretty! :)
by CapnK
Thu Nov 17, 2022 12:41 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Mantus Anchor Swivel
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: Mantus Anchor Swivel

I've a swivel on my 45# "Oh Sh*t!" Spade anchor that I use for hurricanes, and haven't had any issues with it, and teh boat swung a goodly bit, including 180. Not sure of the brand, but I'd recommend you use some TefGel, lanolin, or similar on it when attaching, or it won't want to come ba...
by CapnK
Thu Aug 25, 2022 12:59 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: C-Head compost toilet warning
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Re: C-Head compost toilet warning

I found this: https://www.bbb.org/us/fl/astor/profile/composting-toilet/c-head-llc-0733-90764606/complaints A 'victim' of their own success? They always seemed to be a small operation, and have gotten to be widely known. I understand becoming overwhelmed, but they should stop taking orders at the ve...
by CapnK
Wed Jul 13, 2022 10:09 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 277
Views: 11886

Re: Introducing Katie-J

I keep all of my spare hoses and various metal lumps inside the oil pan...

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by CapnK
Wed Jul 13, 2022 10:08 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Atom 6.5 Divinycell
Replies: 20
Views: 410

Re: Atom 6.5 Divinycell

I did look into the picture rotation issue, and it has been around for some time, even thru different versions of the Forum software wherein it was supposedly fixed. :)

So far I have not found a definitive solution, but if I do I will implement it ASAP!
by CapnK
Tue Jul 12, 2022 1:56 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Anchor Locker drains to bilge - good? bad?
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Anchor Locker drains to bilge - good? bad?

James covered it well - the linked 3-brush thingy is neat, as is the long handled routine! I'm usually a dipper-n-shaker. :) I have at times just let dirty chain ride on deck while spray from the bow cleans it (mostly) , finishing the chore once well underway with searoom. Conditions have to be righ...
by CapnK
Tue Jul 12, 2022 1:42 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Removable inner forestay conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Removable inner forestay conversion

Benjamin - Glad you found a solution, show us some pics when you get her set up! What is the make/name etc of that particular lever? I've a daysailer project where it may come in handy. Thanks!
by CapnK
Tue Jul 12, 2022 1:36 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Off - 1 - Both - 2 switch
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Off - 1 - Both - 2 switch

I don't think that a momentary 'Both' would hurt, especially if both were at the same or near the same voltage. My understanding is that the reason the two should be on separate circuits is mostly due to difference in charging regimes needed, due to different chemistry. That said, I am not an electr...
by CapnK
Thu Jul 07, 2022 6:49 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rebirth - Ariel #422 "Katie Marie"
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: Rebirth - Ariel #422 "Katie Marie"

I've gotten a good bit of work done, here's an update sans pics which I'll get up soon... I initially was using the 1/2" ply to make panels, but I've changed from that. Instead, I'm making all the panels with an EPS (pink foam) core sandwiched between epoxy/glass skins. It's WAY lighter, and wh...
by CapnK
Thu Jun 30, 2022 3:04 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Free Schafer 1100 6’ Foil Section
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: Free Schafer 1100 6’ Foil Section

While I don't need the foil, my rigger friend Cap'n Rick in St Augustine may be able to put it to use sooner or later. I'll ask him.

As an aside: Where are you in SC? I'm in Georgetown. Good to know I'm not the only 'old boat appreciator' in SC.... :)
by CapnK
Sun Jun 12, 2022 9:45 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 277
Views: 11886

Re: Introducing Katie-J

I've always wanted to try one of those...

As an Internationally Recognized Aficionado and Expert on Pizza :mrgreen: I can tell you that it is possible to grill your pizza in a rail mounted propane BBQ.
by CapnK
Thu Jun 09, 2022 7:43 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 277
Views: 11886

Re: Introducing Katie-J

I first tried it with an all-in-one Coleman Exponent Multi-fuel stove. A friend had one that he used for years on backpacking, biking, and kayak trips and it impressed me. But the first time I used a big pot and long cooking times, it started leaking vaporized fuel at the built-in pump - just inches...
by CapnK
Wed Jun 08, 2022 1:39 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 277
Views: 11886

Re: Introducing Katie-J

Re: Churning mechanism - I've been pondering variations for years. How does/will yours work, it appears to need to have a hole in the bottom of the solids container...? Re: Stove - I had the same model stove, bought for the same idea and reasons. :) Great equipment! For consideration: One thing I fo...
by CapnK
Tue Jun 07, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Gasket for sliding hatch
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Gasket for sliding hatch

I've always liked and plan to try a version of the companionway cover Yves Gelinas came up with for his circumnavigation. Basically a sheet of clear material with a few battens that are a bit wider than the companionway opening to hold it stiff. The construct just flops down over the opening via gra...
by CapnK
Fri Jun 03, 2022 8:58 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Collapsible water bag/tank
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: Collapsible water bag/tank

This link is for a 1 gal gas container, saying it can be used for "temporary transportation of hydrocarbons". It's about 5x as expensive, but has some extras: https://wolverinetuff.com/product/one-gallon-wolverine-tuff-gas-jug/ Interestingly, this 5 gal jug seems to be of the same construc...
by CapnK
Fri Jun 03, 2022 1:50 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Collapsible water bag/tank
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: Collapsible water bag/tank

I just called them. The 5 gal containers are not compatible, they are a 2 layer construct and the inner layer becomes permeable over time. However, they do make in a 1 gal size a single wall 10 mil thick bag which they have had gas stored in for over 2 years at their shop. The customer service gal I...
by CapnK
Fri Jun 03, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Collapsible water bag/tank
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: Collapsible water bag/tank

James I had the same experience with the Reliance containers, and I think that you'll find these to be *much* better. They also stow a lot smaller.

Ideally, they'd make some that were gas/diesel compatible... :D
by CapnK
Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:36 am
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Collapsible water bag/tank
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Collapsible water bag/tank

Got a call from a fellow here who was just back from the Bahamas with some rigging issues on his Sabre 36. After we went thru that, we were talking cruising in general and he gave me one of these. Like a giant Platypus, if you know what those are. He told me he'd found them very handy to use, especi...
by CapnK
Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:32 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Atom 6.5 Divinycell
Replies: 20
Views: 410

Re: Atom 6.5 Divinycell

Does anyone know why some of these photos are posting in a different orientation than how they display on my phone? I'm not sure, but would guess that your phone is reading the background EXIF data of the image(s), and so knows automagically to rotate it when you view it, without telling you it is ...
by CapnK
Tue May 24, 2022 12:06 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Atom 6.5 Divinycell
Replies: 20
Views: 410

Re: Atom 6.5 Divinycell

lsheaf wrote: Mon May 23, 2022 9:12 pmI did have an 8ft West Marine inflatable but it only last about 6 months before the transom fell off with my outboard included. :shock:
WHA..? lol Sometimes the best stories come from the worst 'happenings'. :D

I had one of those. Fortunately that did not happen while I had it!
by CapnK
Fri May 20, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Atom 6.5 Divinycell
Replies: 20
Views: 410

Re: Atom 6.5 Divinycell

O oh oh - awesome! :shock: Been wanting to do similar for years! *Very* interested in finding out how she comes out weight-wise... :mrgreen: Good on ya' for using good core! She will still be a lot cheaper than an inflatable, and more durable. Love it. :D
by CapnK
Wed May 18, 2022 9:16 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rebirth - Ariel #422 "Katie Marie"
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: Rebirth - Ariel #422 "Katie Marie"

Been too busy chasing freedom chips for the past few days to get much done but have some more free time coming up it looks like to keep rolling. Got her bilge sump filled and (not yet in before/after pic) glassed over, and the other pic shows what's happening with the aft end, cockpit lockers and su...
by CapnK
Tue May 17, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rebirth - Ariel #422 "Katie Marie"
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: Rebirth - Ariel #422 "Katie Marie"

Found this drawing which I think likely explains my plans better than the written description above. :) As an aside, over the weekend I saw a Bristol 24 advertised for sale, and on looking at those they have/had 2 layouts, one of which is very similar to what I've come up with.| Which goes to provin...
by CapnK
Tue May 10, 2022 6:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Used Beta Marine 14 Diesel
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: Used Beta Marine 14 Diesel

Cool, will be neat to see a Cape Dory 'Atom 27'. :mrgreen:
by CapnK
Tue May 10, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 277
Views: 11886

Re: Introducing Katie-J

Is that end for the mast tang(s)? If so, how will you be tensioning the line? I've seen the Colligo deadeyes, they look nice but are pricey. Saw a post somewhere and it was a guy using a fence tensioner, like the last one shown in this video . I bought a cheap plastic version of that to try out on m...
by CapnK
Mon May 09, 2022 8:46 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 277
Views: 11886

Re: Introducing Katie-J

Ah hah! I was wondering how you terminated the line... then looking close at this part I see you are making a small eye splice over this metal plug (for lack of the proper term) which I've highlighted with a yellowish color, and that fits inside the terminal - is that correct?
by CapnK
Sun May 08, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Used Beta Marine 14 Diesel
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: Used Beta Marine 14 Diesel

Hello Lilypad! Welcome to PCF! Given this sale and the boat location, sounds like someone might be getting an outboard in their lazarette...? :D
by CapnK
Sun May 08, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Any tips on jacking up a boat?
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Any tips on jacking up a boat?

Hi Grounder and welcome aboard! I think James covered it well, key point being taking the time to do it in small increments and "holistically", for lack of a better word. :)
by CapnK
Mon May 02, 2022 12:22 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 277
Views: 11886

Re: Introducing Katie-J

Looked backed thru the thread and now I think I fully understand that you bilge tank as-is will be cut up, turning it into 5 smaller tanks - correct? A thought on the bolt/nut molds - I've read of some people using AquaNet brand hair spray as a mold release agent. Maybe a dose or two of that over to...
by CapnK
Mon May 02, 2022 11:13 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rebirth - Ariel #422 "Katie Marie"
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: Rebirth - Ariel #422 "Katie Marie"

Thanks! The goal is to take her to the Bahamas, this coming winter.
by CapnK
Fri Apr 29, 2022 10:53 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Bar Rust 233 curing question
Replies: 25
Views: 752

Re: Bar Rust 233 curing question

I'll be laying up some epoxy soon and will give it a test. Thx, James!
by CapnK
Fri Apr 29, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Wiring for Airhead toilet fan
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Wiring for Airhead toilet fan

Bad and Good news, I guess, as I have an old stainless one of 80's/90's vintage still on the shelf. :) While looking for the Defender link, I did see this IP65 solar vent fan. The fan itself has an inline plug, perhaps when off-boat you could route that out thru the vent to the panel, and when aboar...
by CapnK
Fri Apr 29, 2022 9:12 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rebirth - Ariel #422 "Katie Marie"
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Rebirth - Ariel #422 "Katie Marie"

Interior almost all the way blocked in. Soon to come - all the so-much-fun grinding and sanding and paint removal needed to make this permanent. ;) Infos: Forward, those are primarily buoyancy tanks, 'composter' head between them eventually, cabinetry on top. Junk rig mast will be up there somewhere...
by CapnK
Fri Apr 29, 2022 8:54 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Bar Rust 233 curing question
Replies: 25
Views: 752

Re: Bar Rust 233 curing question

Great timing as I've just begin building my integral settee tanks. :D The G10 lid seems like a solid idea. For a 'sight glass', have you ever tried just sawing a narrow slit in the side of the tank, backfilling it with plain clear epoxy prior to glassing, and leaving that slit exposed to view on the...
by CapnK
Fri Apr 29, 2022 8:40 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 277
Views: 11886

Re: Introducing Katie-J

CONGRATS!!! :) ...and she is looking very fine... Hope you figured out the keel bolt molds, that seems a good idea. My hopefully not-my-Islander much longer has a shallow bilge and exposed bolts, and while they are in great shape, keeping them dry is a non-stop job. I'd thought of making individual ...
by CapnK
Fri Apr 29, 2022 8:25 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Wiring for Airhead toilet fan
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Wiring for Airhead toilet fan

Perhaps you could use a solar powered vent at the top of your stack, instead of a wired in computer fan...? https://www.defender.com/category.jsp?id=2290144&path=-1|6880|2290139 My experience with my cheap homemade composter , when using both peat and coconut coir as a medium and providing a fre...
by CapnK
Sun Mar 27, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 277
Views: 11886

Re: Introducing Katie-J

You are getting a lot of work done, and it's looking nice. That finish on the paint is just 'Wow!". Looks like you are getting close to start building the interior - during the rainy season?
by CapnK
Wed Mar 23, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Toe Rail Removal/installation
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: Toe Rail Removal/installation

Looking great, Logan! The perforated AL toerail is a really good addition, and can come in handy for a number of uses mundane and otherwise. Like as an emergency lashing point to keep your spar up when the chainplate for your uppers explodes during the 70/100mph winds of a hurricane... (I'll try and...
by CapnK
Wed Mar 23, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Washing awlgrip hull paint
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Washing awlgrip hull paint

I don't imagine soap would hurt that stuff much, it is tough. I'd stay away from the bleach scrubby stuff (can't recall the name), as it has an abrasive in it.

An aside: as much as Awlgrip paint and other products cost, I can only wonder just how expensive their soap would be! :o :mrgreen:
by CapnK
Wed Mar 23, 2022 1:01 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: South Coast 21
Replies: 50
Views: 5855

Re: South Coast 21

Wow.

Lloyd, looking back at where you started and now at the progress you have made, just puts a smile on my face. Well done, sir, she is looking beautiful!!
by CapnK
Wed Mar 23, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Removable inner forestay conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Removable inner forestay conversion

Hi Benjamin - Sounds like you need a Highfield lever, the deck eye to attach it to. Rigrite may have those. https://rigrite.com/ Or take a look at Defender, good folks there: https://www.defender.com/category.jsp?name=shroud-stay-and-lifeline-hardware&path=-1|118&id=2358491 PS did an article...
by CapnK
Wed Mar 23, 2022 12:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Edited: Gone! (Was: Give-away/Free C&C 35 MkII)
Replies: 0
Views: 400

Edited: Gone! (Was: Give-away/Free C&C 35 MkII)

On the hard near Myrtle Beach, SC. Take over storage fees until you can float it; likely not much $ in that, as the yard is an old shabby place. Looks like she has a folding prop. I know these have a solid hull, cored deck (balsa) - dunno if there are issues with that or not. There's an older Achill...
by CapnK
Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Cost of teak coamings
Replies: 7
Views: 1289

Re: Cost of teak coamings

I've a friend who builds surfboards, and he was telling me this past week that he has quite a stock of 1/8 or 1/4 high density foam sheet material that he has no use for.

Not sure if PU or PE, but I am going to take some off his hands for experimentation regardless. :)
by CapnK
Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Fabricating new Jordan Series Drogue Chainplates
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: Fabricating new Jordan Series Drogue Chainplates

Hopefully I don’t ever need to find out.

Amen!


All are looking plenty stout and mighty beautiful! Good job.
by CapnK
Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 277
Views: 11886

Re: Introducing Katie-J

Wow, nice! Amazing, really, for 60 years of age!
by CapnK
Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Allied Seawind 30 Integral Water Tank Build
Replies: 27
Views: 1372

Re: Allied Seawind 30 Integral Water Tank Build

Looking great!!!
by CapnK
Tue Nov 09, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 277
Views: 11886

Re: Introducing Katie-J

I think James is most likely correct. When I designed the foiled Com-Pac rudder, they had been an all-trailing surface. I added 15% area forward of the pivot and it made all the difference in the world in how the boat handled in every way.
by CapnK
Tue Nov 09, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Hebridean WindVane
Replies: 8
Views: 1104

Re: Hebridean WindVane

I've not seen that one in person. Several years back there was an outfit in Europe which had a DIY kit form vane - Mr Vane maybe...? I'd have to research to be sure. Anyway, wondering if this is that, or an offshoot? Thx for the heads up. :)