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Ciriaco 04-05-2012 04:55 PM

after launching
How long after putting the boat (fiber glass sailboat) does one have to wait to go out and sail it? The mechanic says 24 hours and our training officer says two weeks. The latter seems excessive.

Donna_F 04-05-2012 05:04 PM

Re: after launching
What was done to the boat that they are giving you this time frame. You have not provided enough information.

Barquito 04-06-2012 09:36 AM

Re: after launching
Did you get this advice on April 1st by any chance? Seriously, wooden boats need some time to swell-up to stop leaks. O/W I can't imagine any repairs that would require waiting with the boat in the water.

JoeDiver 04-06-2012 10:30 AM

Re: after launching
I found a little pill on the kitchen floor. It's round with a line across it.

Should I take it?

KIVALO 04-06-2012 10:39 AM

Re: after launching
You should only wait about as long as it takes the ice to chill the beer which, if you were a true sailor, would already be cold.


Barquito 04-06-2012 12:26 PM

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I suppose the packing in a stuffing box might take a little while to swell up. Would it melt the wax if it was dry?

Sublime 04-06-2012 12:39 PM

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Is it a wooden fiberglass boat by chance?

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