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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-19-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 1,602
Posted By grey99
plastic prop

Hi--

Well, I''m going to pull it this weekend and try this bondo repair. I''ll post the results of that little experiment. The nick is small, but hey why not make it beautiful before painting? ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-18-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 1,602
Posted By grey99
plastic prop

The prop really does seem to dig in more then regular props, and goes very well in reverse. When the performance backed off towards the end of the season, I worried but then observed the heavy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-17-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 1,602
Posted By grey99
plastic prop

I have a two blade fixed plastic (ok, composite) prop from CDI. It''s on an 11hp inboard diesel on a 28 ft boat. It got nailed badly with barnacles and so I am pulling it to tidy it up over the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-15-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By grey99
Stainless Chain Question

Hi-- And thanks for the advice. I think I am going to find another use for this beautiful stainless steel chain, or if I do go with hooking it up (cause my anchor does stay up mostly) your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-14-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By grey99
Stainless Chain Question

Somone gave me a nice length of stainless chain and I am thinking of using it on the anchor, which is galvanized. I have a nagging thought that this might not be a good idea because of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-19-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 2,620
Posted By grey99
Perko alcohol stove -- help!

Thanks so much for the very clear directions! I will give the stove a test run tomorrow and report back on the results.

Trish
C-28
"Sea Mist"
Boston
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-05-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 2,620
Posted By grey99
Perko alcohol stove -- help!

Hi--

I managed to obtain an old Perko alcohol stove. It is a pressure alcohol stove, really nice in chromed brass and cast iron. When I brought it home I realized I had no idea how to work it. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-14-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 2,418
Posted By grey99
compass refill

Hi--

The compass is an oil-filled teleflex - which can be refilled but apparently have a long standing problem with bubbles forming (from slow leaks). I can have it rebuilt/refilled, try to refill...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-08-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 2,418
Posted By grey99
compass refill

I have a water-filled compass that is currently only half filled with water. Works fine, but does it make economic sense to try to have it refilled, or should I just buy a new compass? Thanks in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-13-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 5,831
Posted By grey99
Contest 27 -- Opinions???

Thank you both for your review and your very useful tips about things to look for...I really appreciate it! I''ll keep you posted on the outcome of this boat meditation. Thanks again.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-30-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 5,831
Posted By grey99
Contest 27 -- Opinions???

Hi--

I''ve been looking at a Contest 27, an older (1970) Dutch-built fiberglass cruiser. I''d like to sail the coast of New England mainly but don''t know anything about this one -- does anyone...
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