What WON'T you do yourself? - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 44 Old 02-20-2008 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
CLucas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Glen Head, NY
Posts: 461
Thanks: 2
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Send a message via AIM to CLucas
What WON'T you do yourself?

Okay, I just confessed in another post that I won't replace a thruhull myself.
I'll do pretty much anything else -- sketchy things are all below the waterline. I'm a huge believer in needing to be self-sufficient, but have to believe I'm not alone here, right? (please tell me I'm right).

For what maintenance or repair tasks do you bring in hired help?

BTW, what type of paint should I use on the inside of my holding tank?

s/v Grey Goose
1977 Pearson 30 #995
~~~~~~_/) ~~~~~~
CLucas is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 44 Old 02-20-2008
Senior Member
 
Maine Sail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maine Coast
Posts: 5,872
Thanks: 19
Thanked 218 Times in 166 Posts
Rep Power: 16
       
Quote:
Originally Posted by CLucas View Post
BTW, what type of paint should I use on the inside of my holding tank?
That question is a joke right?


What I don't do:

AwlGrip or top sides paint work
Stepping / un-stepping the mast
Compass calibration
Engine work that would require a machine shop
Sail making
50% of my canvas making
Interior cushions

Everything else I do on my own..

______
-Maine Sail / CS-36T


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.




Images In Posts Property of Compass Marine Inc.


Maine Sail is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 44 Old 02-20-2008
Senior Member
 
catamount's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Gulf of Maine
Posts: 599
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 13
 
There are a lot of specialized things that I won't do myself, either because they require expensive specialized equipment and/or specialized training or certification: cold-forming the heads on rod rigging, overhauling the guts of my hydraulic system, welding new fabrications, swaging wire rigging terminals such as on lifelines, craning my boat out of the water, spray-painting highly toxic linear polyurethane paints, etc....

Peterson 34 GREYHAWK, West Boothbay Harbor, Maine

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
, a new voice for ocean conservation
catamount is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 44 Old 02-20-2008
Wandering Aimlessly
 
PBzeer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Cruising
Posts: 21,091
Thanks: 0
Thanked 92 Times in 89 Posts
Rep Power: 15
     
I can't sew worth crap and I'm still a bit iffy on glass work. Not sure I have the patience for compass calibration. No paintwork that involves spraying.

John
Ontario 32 - Aria

Free, is the heart, that lives not, in fear.
Full, is the spirit, that thinks not, of falling.
True, is the soul, that hesitates not, to give.
Alive, is the one, that believes, in love.
JCP


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- Website & Blog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PBzeer is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 44 Old 02-20-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 1,999
Thanks: 8
Thanked 37 Times in 34 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
Analogize to surgeons. Those who do it every couple of days are more skilled, efficient, and cost-effective (since they, unlike us, have the skills and materials already on hand) than those of us who only do it once or twice in 20 years..
nolatom is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 44 Old 02-20-2008
abandon shore
 
asivesind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Berkeley
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
I would like to say I never do glass work. I more than likely will have to do it again, but I really would rather not.
asivesind is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 44 Old 02-20-2008 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
CLucas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Glen Head, NY
Posts: 461
Thanks: 2
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Send a message via AIM to CLucas
Quote:
Originally Posted by halekai36 View Post
That question is a joke right?
So Awlgrip would be overkill?

s/v Grey Goose
1977 Pearson 30 #995
~~~~~~_/) ~~~~~~

Last edited by CLucas; 02-20-2008 at 05:06 PM.
CLucas is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 44 Old 02-20-2008
Senior Member
 
chucklesR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pasadena Md - Magothy side
Posts: 5,979
Thanks: 10
Thanked 31 Times in 31 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
anything that degrades the safety of my vessel or it's crew if I do it wrong, of which I am not absolutely certain in it's performance

anything that a trained professional can do once at a cost, and that cost will be less than me doing it three times screwed up (awlgrip comes to mind).

anything that takes tools I don't have and don't want to purchase or rent
chucklesR is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 44 Old 02-20-2008
Wandering Aimlessly
 
PBzeer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Cruising
Posts: 21,091
Thanks: 0
Thanked 92 Times in 89 Posts
Rep Power: 15
     
Also, some things that I don't feel confident of doing the first time, I will pay to have done, while I watch and learn.

John
Ontario 32 - Aria

Free, is the heart, that lives not, in fear.
Full, is the spirit, that thinks not, of falling.
True, is the soul, that hesitates not, to give.
Alive, is the one, that believes, in love.
JCP


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- Website & Blog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PBzeer is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 44 Old 02-20-2008
Senior Member
 
Freesail99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 4,507
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Send a message via Yahoo to Freesail99
I would not replace the engine. I would hire someone to do that.

S/V Scheherazade
-----------------------
I had a dream, I was sailing, I was happy, I was even smiling. Then I looked down and saw that I was on a multi-hull and woke up suddenly in a cold sweat.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Freesail99 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome