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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-13-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,616
Posted By Ritchard
Re: Buying sails on line or from a local shop

This fellow is not far from you, has a great reputation and very reasonable prices.

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-09-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 2,207
Posted By Ritchard
Re: 1st big project, bronze thru-hull

I am just thinking that some chopped mat added to your thickened epoxy makes that part of the repair much stronger. Remember, epoxy hasn't much mechanical strength on its own. It's the glass that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-06-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,487
Posted By Ritchard
Re: I think I stuffed my furler. What do you think?

If you're starting a campaign of replacing the standing rigging, you might consider doing it with superline instead of wire rope - except perhaps your forestay. I plan to make this change over the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-29-2013
Replies: 1,412
Views: 507,751
Posted By Ritchard
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Fortis,

This thread is kind of about finished cheapskate special projects. Bottom paint is simply regular maintenance. That having been said, as Barq suggests, either just sail it - you can give...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-08-2012
Replies: 1,412
Views: 507,751
Posted By Ritchard
Re: Low buck "Solar Panel"

What good would an indoor solar panel do you?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-11-2011
Replies: 1,412
Views: 507,751
Posted By Ritchard
Inspired by you marvellous cheapskates, I...

Inspired by you marvellous cheapskates, I undertook a low buck project, not the first, and certainly not the last, but I think this one is noteworthy.

Among the items needing renewing on my...
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