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06-26-2012 11:09 AM
Re: Fixing a Separting Deck. Poor Man's Way.

Posted some new pics.
06-21-2012 12:58 PM
Re: Fixing a Separting Deck. Poor Man's Way.

ha, let them grumble. it still floats and sails. Dip the winches in the water regularly, so seems to have worked for what i do with it.. Not the mention the two additional cleats are nice to have.

Great idea on the solar panel. I mounted mine to the top companionway slat and throw it up on top of the companionway hatch when i'm sailing. I put a little clip in the mast, and hook it to the hasp on the slat. Sounds confusing, I'll post a picture. Works for me, and gets a little sun while I'm sailing.
06-12-2012 03:44 PM
Re: Fixing a Separting Deck. Poor Man's Way.

Damn! I guess I need to get a swim noodle to attach to my sunglasses. Lost a pair last weekend. Who knew that sunglasses sink? If I was really brave I might get my ears pierced so I could wear some small hoops that I could attach lines to the legs of my sunglasses... or buy/make some croakies.

Nice work Paul - even if the Don Casey/ABYC chorus may grumble.
06-12-2012 12:06 PM
Re: Fixing a Separting Deck. Poor Man's Way.

I tiewrapped pool noodle segments to each end of my solar panel, and a floatie keychain to the cable. now it doesn't sink as quickly and is easy to find when it does go overboard.
06-12-2012 11:52 AM
Re: Fixing a Separting Deck. Poor Man's Way.

Also, on a completely unrelated side note.. Were you guys aware that solar panels do not float.. actually they sink as soon as they hit the water.. just a little FYI.
06-12-2012 11:50 AM
Re: Fixing a Separting Deck. Poor Man's Way.

Only connect the aft stays. Once it's standing, then connect the front two. That's what i had to do anyways..
06-12-2012 12:22 AM
Re: Fixing a Separting Deck. Poor Man's Way.


Do you have any instructions on stepping the mast? I just got a Cat 22, and i'm struggling to get her up. I have help, so the wieght isn't the issue. Here is what I have accomplished on the stepping process...
1). Move shrouds/stays around for easy access as mast comes up
2) rolled mast and set bolt in step
3) lifted with all my might (not much I add)
4) cursed/screamed/yelled...
5) had some beer
6) writing this post...

that is more or less what I need too. As a Marine, I need clear cut instructions to do tasks. Muscles Are Required, Intelligence Not Essential
04-13-2012 12:11 PM
Re: Fixing a Separting Deck. Poor Man's Way.

Some updated pictures.
03-16-2012 02:24 PM
Re: Fixing a Separting Deck. Poor Man's Way.

One for the Naysayers. Got a good days sail in 10-15 knots wind. Don't believe I'll be running in anything stronger than that up here.
12-14-2011 04:56 PM
PaulSims Ha That's a very good possibility. Guess i was going to have to remove that front section of deck anyways.. ha. I'm afraid if this goes to hell, i'll just start over. It's insured.
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