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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-21-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,524
Posted By bushrat
I just made the switch after trying a hard...

I just made the switch after trying a hard fiberglass one for our 27.5 footer. The fiberglass one was nice but a bear to launch and carry. I ended up getting a 9.5 Baltic which came with an older...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-05-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 795
Posted By bushrat
Main Halyard Fix

Hi folks, I broke the handle on my main halyard cluth. It is a Lewmar double about 20 years old I guess. Any suggestions or words of advice? Will a new Lewmar fit old location? Thanks.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-28-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 6,484
Posted By bushrat
VERY NICE Wampoa!! That look is what I'm after. ...

VERY NICE Wampoa!! That look is what I'm after. I have started doing small pieces with the behr. They are turning out great and it is going on easily. I am getting close to 10 coats on some...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-15-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 6,304
Posted By bushrat
I just love the waters around Killarney. Even...

I just love the waters around Killarney. Even though the services are limited we usually are at the boat to enjoy the scenery and not looking for entertainment or shopping. We just curse when we...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-09-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 6,304
Posted By bushrat
Thanks for the info. If you see us on "Victoria"...

Thanks for the info. If you see us on "Victoria" give a shout. You can see her from the chip stand.
-Gary
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-09-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 6,304
Posted By bushrat
OK, I was thinking of Harbour View. It's a...

OK, I was thinking of Harbour View. It's a Mirage 275. I just enquired by email. What are the rates like? And your boat?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-09-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 6,304
Posted By bushrat
Boyle is one I was looking at. Good to hear you...

Boyle is one I was looking at. Good to hear you like it. If I'm not mistaken you are SE of the bridge? What is it like entering if I go by boat? This is our first season with the boat, is there...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-09-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 6,304
Posted By bushrat
It's not bad for services, it's just such a small...

It's not bad for services, it's just such a small village. Even if the fish and chips are great, how many times do you want that for dinner? It would be nice to have a place where you can go about...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-09-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 6,304
Posted By bushrat
Seamonkey, I'm sailing out of Killarney and...

Seamonkey, I'm sailing out of Killarney and thinking about shifting over to Little Current. Is that where you are? I want to be where there is a few more amenities at hand, any recomendations. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-25-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 3,291
Posted By bushrat
Art, that's what I had in mind. Leave the...

Art, that's what I had in mind. Leave the positive breaker, just switch the polarity going to the cabin light circuit
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-24-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 3,291
Posted By bushrat
It's worth checking first. Mine are the single...

It's worth checking first. Mine are the single contact 1141 auto bulbs. My replacement led ones don't work without a polarity reversal. I was thinking of just pulling the breaker and making the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-24-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 3,291
Posted By bushrat
I didn't know that led bulbs were polarity...

I didn't know that led bulbs were polarity sensitive until I tried to replace the incandecent ones which are not. My fixtures wires need to be reversed to use the new bulbs. bummer.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-15-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By bushrat
Now that allthe images are up (whew), the darker...

Now that allthe images are up (whew), the darker pieces are the behr varnish and the light piece is helmsman over bare plywood. Like I said earlier it was a dream to work with. It is almost as thin...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-15-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By bushrat
bushratphotos - Photobucket - Video and Image...

bushratphotos - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting (http://s240.photobucket.com/albums/ff293/bushratphotos/)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-15-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By bushrat
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff293bushratpho...

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff293bushratphotos/p6150210http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff293bushratphotos/p6150213
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-15-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By bushrat
Will try again later!

Will try again later!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-15-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By bushrat
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff293bushratpho...

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff293bushratphotos/P6150210
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-15-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By bushrat
How do you get images to work again?

How do you get images to work again?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-15-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By bushrat
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff293bushratpho...

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff293bushratphotos
Hope that worked
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-15-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By bushrat
Varnish, Found a Winner

http:i240photobucket
Tried this behr varnish after seeing the guys on wooden boat.com raving about it. I never heard anyone try it here so I thought I would let folks know how I made out with it. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-06-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 6,484
Posted By bushrat
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff293/bushratph...

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff293/bushratphotos/listpic7.jpg
Here is a picture of some of the dull interior teak.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-06-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 6,484
Posted By bushrat
Keelhaulin, I'm not going to get to agressive...

Keelhaulin, I'm not going to get to agressive with the teak cleaning as well. The teak oil was only applied a couple of times probably 20 years ago. It is in very good shape and just has a few...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-05-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 6,484
Posted By bushrat
I guess I'm a "do it right the first time" kind...

I guess I'm a "do it right the first time" kind of guy. If I slopped any old thing on and it looked bad I would be spending my good sailing days fixing it up. I want to do it and forgeddaboutit and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-05-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 6,484
Posted By bushrat
Over on the wooden boat site they are raving...

Over on the wooden boat site they are raving about behr super spar you can get at home depot. Anyone try that? It certainly is inexpensive. They are all in a panic because home depot is suppose to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-05-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 6,484
Posted By bushrat
Sailingfool, I gave the unfinished wood a light...

Sailingfool, I gave the unfinished wood a light 220 sanding to take off some dirt then a 320 light sand then wiped it down with acetone. No stain or sealer. On the oiled piece I only wiped down...
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