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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By arf145
Re: How to repair rotting core surrounding chainplates

I had your situation on my previous boat, which had a balsa core. Absolutely no sponginess in the deck but I knew both chainplates had leaked and were suspect. I dug out the rotted stuff with a coat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-28-2015
Replies: 96
Views: 7,638
Posted By arf145
Re: Jon Eisberg's Passing today...

Even though I only virtually knew Jon on forums, I am really going to miss him.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-22-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,327
Posted By arf145
Re: How important are looks?

Not a bad looking boat at all. Is the cabin sides and cockpit gelcoat shiny? If not, a good compound, polish, and wax would be a cheap cosmetic plus to go with polishing the rusty stainless. Interior...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-11-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 1,999
Posted By arf145
Re: Baltimore/Havre De Grace/ DIY Marina. Travel from Hershey

Are you talking about wanting to swim at whatever marina you choose? I'm not sure any would let you do that, and I know I wouldn't want to.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-08-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 6,426
Posted By arf145
Re: Thoughts on Lee sails

Please don't start pouting, jimhood. It's not personal and it's not territorial. It's just experience, and the fact that reviews mean more when they come from someone with some history. If a stranger...
Forum: Electrical Systems   12-06-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By arf145
Re: Question on supply line connector to panel

Appreciate the responses, all. OK, I'll put blue Loctite on the set screw and call it good. The wire is tinned and the end is bright so the basic connection should be fine. My 2000 Bene has a copper...
Forum: Electrical Systems   12-06-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By arf145
Question Question on supply line connector to panel

The main supply positive connects to a big fuse holder on my Beneteau's panel as a stripped end jammed into a set screw sort of holder--sorry, no picture.

My question: Should the stripped end of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-29-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By arf145
Re: Think you're tough?

I think that might set a benchmark that very few could surpass.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-27-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By arf145
Re: Jupiter, Venus, Mars AM conjunction, bright and close!

I happened to be anchored off the Wye River on the Chesapeake Sunday night. I woke up around 3 or 3:30 am, went up top to take a look around, and saw that stunning sight to the east! Venus was so...
Forum: Engines   10-14-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By arf145
Re: Yanmar 2gm20 price?

I don't see where he answered his own question, miataPaul. He's wondering about the 2gm20 after seeing what a new 2ym20 costs.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-02-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By arf145
Re: Battery conversion

I believe any 12 battery with enough capacity, as those both seem to be, will do the job. Of course the physical connections need to be negotiated. If it were me, I'd be suspicious of that $30 price...
Forum: Diesel   09-24-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By arf145
Re: ran over a dock line, now motor wont start

I like Capt Len's suggestion, since for now I would assume the starting problem is a result of the sudden stop and the engine momentarily trying to screw itself off its mounts.
Forum: Diesel   09-24-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By arf145
Re: ran over a dock line, now motor wont start

I assume it is now in neutral. Does the shaft turn freely by hand?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-14-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,702
Posted By arf145
Re: Who gives way,

If I had been on the other vessel, seeing the OP's sail setup, I believe I would have altered course some, even if I thought I was the stand on. A slight correction on my part would have helped, and...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   08-10-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,323
Posted By arf145
Re: Looking for a new slip for Fall

How far south (or north) are you willing to go?
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   07-14-2015
Replies: 434
Views: 25,982
Posted By arf145
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Regarding crossing the long bar in Herring Bay: I cross this frequently in my 5.5 ft draft boat using the directions found here previously. As I'm going out, at Green #1 right outside the break I...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   07-02-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By arf145
Re: Bottom Check and water viz

I wish this were so Gary. I painted my prop with Pettit's zinc barnacle barrier (like their transducer paint but more zinc I believe) and it stopped very little this year. I noticed decreased speed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-25-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 4,099
Posted By arf145
Re: 2-blade Flexofold Problems

I've just read this thread for the first time, and I'm confused about why so many have been giving the OP so much grief. Clearly FOF has been horribly non-responsive and unhelpful with a legitimately...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-18-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By arf145
Re: Attaching StarBoard to gel coat and fiberglass

I think the OP said they planned to screw them on. I'd go with good butyl. You can even test it to see how it seals.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,671
Posted By arf145
Re: Painting Deck & Topside using Spray Machine

Just one more suggestion to definitely remove all your hardware. If not for the paint job, then for the fact that contrary to your feeling that you won't be able to get the stuff down as good as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-18-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,217
Posted By arf145
Re: Pedro tube

Definitely think someone's messing with you..like "go find a string straightener"
Forum: Diesel   03-28-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,568
Posted By arf145
Re: Yanmar GM30 Hard to start

Not just advancing the throttle...full throttle. And as Faster said, be ready to pull it right back. Definitely helps in cool/cold starts.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-11-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,023
Posted By arf145
Re: Buying sails on line or from a local shop

I'm one of them--bought a main for my previous boat from Dirk and was very happy with the fit and quality.
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-05-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 2,522
Posted By arf145
Re: Charging Woes

Well, that pretty much kills the rumor that the Moderators get special treatment here! :D Looks like btrayfors has succumbed to our incessant winter weather.

But really, don't we all at one time...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-01-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,072
Posted By arf145
Re: If I were young......

Why not? I guess it was someone else's dream at one time. Needs a new dreamer. :)
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