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Search: Posts Made By: Antibes
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 5,634
Posted By Antibes
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

Go with the Tartan with the A4 if its is found in good shape. You can add a second fuel tank if you decide to cross the big pond.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Antibes
Re: Holes.... Everywhere, holes...

Two part primer if your going to use two part paint.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 3,043
Posted By Antibes
Re: “What’s The WORST Storm You’ve Seen?”

The storm lasted an hour and half and then cleared out.

The admiral was present and required that we call the coast guard and inform them of our location. The good news is she will go out on...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 3,043
Posted By Antibes
Re: “What’s The WORST Storm You’ve Seen?”

Lake Michigan, June 2007, storm hit 12 hours earlier than predicted. 50+ peak winds, waves 10ft. Closest land was 20 miles away. Motored through it on the nose. Third day of sailing the boat
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,259
Posted By Antibes
Re: Repowering a Pearson 31

If you are willing to do some of the work yourself the atomic 4 is a great motor. Check out the forum at Moyer Marine Atomic 4 Engine Rebuilding and Parts (http://www.moyermarine.com) for help. All...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-06-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By Antibes
Re: Working the engine controls

I have exactly the same set up on port and do most of the throttle and shifting with my foot. easy except getting out of forward
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By Antibes
Re: Alternative pump out solution?

I pretty sure the yard I store my boat at uses a shop vac to empty tanks. They charge a lot because no one wants to do the job.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-25-2014
Replies: 167
Views: 12,028
Posted By Antibes
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

The islander windows use a plastic that the manufacturer recommends using dow 795 for installation, other sealants eat at the plastic.

Interested in what you do for a liner, my Islander 28's is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-22-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 2,580
Posted By Antibes
Re: Islander 36 electric inboard? diy

There was a article in good old boat of a diy in a 30 footer who was happy with the results. I can't remember which issue. I remember him using 48V and solar recharging. He only uses it to get in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-04-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,258
Posted By Antibes
Re: Stepping mast in Chicago

Skyway yacht works is just inside the Mouth of the Calumet river, very friendly staff and reasonable. Keep my boat there in the winter.
Forum: Living Aboard 08-17-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By Antibes
Re: Stains

Chlorox2 the non bleach, similar chemistry to oxyclean, I have had better luck with it, need to soak and scrub and maybe two washes in it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-25-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,038
Posted By Antibes
Re: Boat Size

17 year old Zac Sunderland circumnavigated on an Islander 36. If you carefully prepare one, they are solid boats for travel. Make sure your budget allows for the work needed.

I love my I28, very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 3,223
Posted By Antibes
Re: Topsides going from 'White' to flag blue

I did this project 4 years ago with Perfection and was very happy with the results. Yes you can see imperfections when you get close, but she looks beautiful from a distance. I removed all hardware...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-14-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 10,282
Posted By Antibes
An old boat with solid basics, eg dry fiberglass,...

An old boat with solid basics, eg dry fiberglass, offers a great deal if you have the time. All boats break, the more familiar you are with what you have the better. The more work you do on a boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 14,011
Posted By Antibes
I used starbrite oil my first season on Lake...

I used starbrite oil my first season on Lake Michigan, Chicago and it held up for about three months.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-04-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,020
Posted By Antibes
The wire wheel brush on a drill works real well. ...

The wire wheel brush on a drill works real well. Painted whole deck and topside two years ago. Just make sure it is bronze, not steel or you will get rust down the road from tiny fragments left on...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-26-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,217
Posted By Antibes
I did a week long live aboard class about 10...

I did a week long live aboard class about 10 years ago out of Ft Lauderdale. Great way to get the ASA certifications.

The islands in Croatia are beautiful.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 2,991
Posted By Antibes
It took it down to where the wet sanding using a...

It took it down to where the wet sanding using a 5"orbital with 80 grit got it clean
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 2,991
Posted By Antibes
Try using interlux's stripper to remove the heavy...

Try using interlux's stripper to remove the heavy paint. It will reduce a lot of hours. I prepped my hull using 80 grit with an orbital for the heavy sanding.I would stay away from grinder with the...
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