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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By Siamese
Re: Sailboat itesm for sale

What do you think this is? Craigslist?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,648
Posted By Siamese
Re: Polishing is not for an old man!

If you're doing it right, you'll get more than 5 years if you keep it waxed.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,590
Posted By Siamese
Re: How much wind to knock down a Tartan 30

Never mind how much wind it will take. I all boils down to how do you get someone over their fear of heeling? That's been discussed here any times, and there's no definitive answer.

It's a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,648
Posted By Siamese
Re: Polishing is not for an old man!

61 here, and did my Catalina 28 this spring. Presta Ultra Cutting and Presta Polish, followed by Collinite. You know you're done when your arms fall off.

Applied new vinyl name graphic and new...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By Siamese
Re: Thru--hull base on curved hull

This is addressed in:

marinehowto.com
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By Siamese
Re: Deck Painting Project - Topside Paint & Compatible Primers

Ditto on the spider cracks. They'll be back if not addressed and repaired. You mentioned "sanding them down", but I don't know what's gained by that.

You mentioned questions on bedding, later....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,357
Posted By Siamese
Re: Avoiding marinas

The world is just like the city in which you live. There are places where you can walk at night, and places where you'd better not.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By Siamese
Re: Sealant, sealant, sealant

The whole idea is to prevent leaks. And wouldn't it be great if all a leak did was let water in the cabin, where it would eventually find its way to the bilge to be pumped out?

Based on what...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By Siamese
Re: Rub Rail Falling Off

Thanks for the help, everyone. I might as well go ahead and get the new vinyl rail. It's only money.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By Siamese
Rub Rail Falling Off

The gray, vinyl rub rail on my 1996 Catalina is in good condition, but it tends to fall out of its aluminum track. When this happens, I'm able the to snap it back into the track, but it certainly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,269
Posted By Siamese
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,488
Posted By Siamese
Re: Sequence for offer/buying

Sure, but the steps won't matter if you are working under erroneous assumptions about price. A previous responder has already pointed out that an arbitrary 80% discounting of the asking price is not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,839
Posted By Siamese
Re: Maybe smaller is not so bad?

So many possibilities.

Regarding the speedboat, so many people think speedboat means 200+ horsepower, but if you're looking at boats like the Penn Yan, then you obviously know you can skim over...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,361
Posted By Siamese
Re: Life Jackets

The label is not saying that the PFD has to be worn to be counted as a legal PFD. It's saying that when you're wearing and using it, you have to do so in accordance with the manual. You can't wear...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,252
Posted By Siamese
Re: Who goes first?

You never read Darwin?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By Siamese
Re: Stuffing Box Mystery

I just did my first stuffing box re-stuff. Big thanks to MaineSail for his excellent instructions.

It probably took me an hour and a half to get the old packing out. My primary extraction tool...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By Siamese
Re: Stuffing Box Mystery

All the packing is gone? I doubt that. Look closer.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By Siamese
Re: Aqua-Buff

I just looked at the Starbrite "polish" you mentioned. I'm not sure why they call it a polish.

Looks like it's more of a wax or other protective coating.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By Siamese
Re: rebuilding my bulkheads

Took me a minute to comprehend what you're suggesting.

Even assuming your fast is supported by a compression post, I wouldn't dare second guess the bulkhead's original design.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,046
Posted By Siamese
Re: Fiberglass Gelcoat

I see you have a 1978 Pearson, so I'll assume it has a conventional transom, and that's where the name is located.

You're going to need this information:...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By Siamese
Re: I was going to buy a butane stove but...

Things are heating up. Who needs a stove?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By Siamese
Re: Docking Screw Ups

If that captain keeps up that crap, he's going to end up on an Italian cruise ship.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,837
Posted By Siamese
Re: slip vs. mooring

For me, as long as I can afford a slip, I won't have a mooring.

I was on a mooring for a little over a decade, so I'm well aware of all the pros and cons.

The slip seems luxurious in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 691
Posted By Siamese
Re: New O'Day 26' questions

Check out Mainesail's Marinehowto.com for excellent information on how to properly install seacocks. And maintain them. He'll also show you the proper way to attach hose to them with clamps...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By Siamese
Re: In search of window shades

Nope. Maybe check Catalina Online.

I've had them on my two Catalina's and they look okay, but not the most ergonomic solution. Putting them over the windows is easy enough; undo the velcro and...
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