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Search: Posts Made By: dennismenace111
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,493
Posted By dennismenace111
Re: Which ones have ship wheel/helm and no tiller?

In the old days... Greek sailors would carve a womans hand into the end of the tiller.. the hand represented thier wives hand, their daughters hand or other loved ones hand... so they felt that all...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 2,112
Posted By dennismenace111
Re: Black Rot Spot on Teak Bulkhead Repair

There is a product called BARTENDERS FRIEND... pure oxaylic cleanser...great for removing rust stains and cleaning teak. Its sold in most grocery stores.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 932
Posted By dennismenace111
Re: Water damage teak bulkhead

Yep...gonna try teak cleaner... probably going to end up doing the whole bulkhead to get it all to one color, then re oil/stain it... cant look any worse than it does now.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 932
Posted By dennismenace111
Re: Water damage teak bulkhead

No Im not sure...its a Watkins 30... Its unvarnished... rubbed oil.. so I was guessing teak... but according to my wife...Ive been wrong before..although I cant remember when.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 2,112
Posted By dennismenace111
Re: Black Rot Spot on Teak Bulkhead Repair

Ive heard that white vinegar and little baking soda may work.... at least you wont hurt anything trying something that simple..
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 932
Posted By dennismenace111
Re: Water damage teak bulkhead

Actually, I had considered a teak trim baseboard just to cover the stuff up...could be a quick and easy solution.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 932
Posted By dennismenace111
Water damage teak bulkhead

Im making an offer on an older boat in the next couple of days... the boat had a leak in an overhead hatch which allowed alot of rainwater to accumulate in the cabin...the boat sat unattended for...
Forum: Diesel 09-12-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 318
Posted By dennismenace111
Diesel fuel Polishing/Tank Cleaning

Im looking at possibly purchasing a 30 foot Watkins thats been sitting for a couple of years... how much should I expect to pay to have the fuel tank cleaned ?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-15-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By dennismenace111
Re: Bowline on a bight

Agreed...Keep it simple stupid... thats the best approach...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,295
Posted By dennismenace111
Re: Delivery issues

Thats certainly a good start...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,295
Posted By dennismenace111
Delivery issues

Forgive me if this is the wrong forum...

Im in process of purchasing a 30 footer in North Carolina...and have made some inquiries on delivery crews to bring the boat south to Florida. Since Ive...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By dennismenace111
Trip Planning Estimated travel time

Hi all... and sorry in advance if this subject has already been discussed... but Im considering bringing a 29 foot sailboat down to Ft. Lauderdale from Oriental NC. I have limits on my time away...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-06-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,136
Posted By dennismenace111
Re: Florida to Bimini tips?

I would suggest that you reconsider...take someone along with you and leave around 5pm or so...and sail through the night....the water is just as wet at night... choose your weather window...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-04-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By dennismenace111
Google sailing schools in Punta Gorda. You will...

Google sailing schools in Punta Gorda. You will find several good one there
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By dennismenace111
Try yahoo

Try yahoo
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By dennismenace111
Try YAhoo

Try YAhoo
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-20-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 927
Posted By dennismenace111
Southbound in the ditch

Ive got a buddy asking me to help him bring his 30' Hunter all the way down from the DC area to Miami... for planning purposes and not dawdling on the way, how long would a trip like that take? Ive...
Forum: Island Packet 07-10-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,705
Posted By dennismenace111
Re: IP 27 issues

Let me rephrase the question...for those of you familiar with this make/model.... is there a particular known problem with the chainplates on this boat...particularly with the bobstay? Im wondering...
Forum: Island Packet 07-10-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,705
Posted By dennismenace111
IP 27 issues

I'm considering putting an offer on an Ip 27. The po tells me that the chainplate for the bobstay was heavily corroded and was rewelded to repair. Is this a common problem or should I be digging...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-21-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 2,780
Posted By dennismenace111
Adam. The point of sail really is nt all...

Adam.

The point of sail really is nt all that important for a succesful launch...the important things to remember,,, when it comes time to set the chute...do it without hesitation...get it all the...
Forum: Catalina 04-07-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 2,725
Posted By dennismenace111
Difference between an '88 Catalina 30 and a Catalina 30 MkII?

I was reading a posting earlier today talking about a Catalina 30 MKII...what are the major differences between the standard Catalina 30 and a MKII model??
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,609
Posted By dennismenace111
To remove the ghost of the old name in Gel...

To remove the ghost of the old name in Gel Coat,,,,wet sand with progressively finer sand paper starting with 600 and going as fine as you can go...then get the rubbing compound...it can be brought...
Forum: Watkins 12-23-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 3,342
Posted By dennismenace111
Marc, You must have found the discount dock...

Marc,

You must have found the discount dock space! Its always cost me both in the past!
Forum: Watkins 12-18-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 3,342
Posted By dennismenace111
Im in South Florida....Ft. Lauderdale..

Im in South Florida....Ft. Lauderdale..
Forum: Watkins 12-11-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 3,342
Posted By dennismenace111
Considering a Watkins 27

I found a really sweet Watkins 27 for sale and Im seriously considering making an offer. That is, if I can find some safe mooring or dock space that wont cost me my first born...the thought of...
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