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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-26-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By gedaggett
Re: Draft-constrained marina

SouthCoast 22, Chrysler 20 and 22, Compac, MacGregor 22-25 (i prefer the swing keel for stability over the water ballast) to name a few.

CL is a good bet for looking for boats in that range. A...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-11-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,182
Posted By gedaggett
Re: Liability question

I can shed a little light on this thought it differs based on the set up of the charter company and who has what expressed responsibilities.

I am the director of fleet maintenance for a Sailboat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-14-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By gedaggett
Re: Fabrication: Ranger 29 Rudder Post Flange

HDPE doesn't have the same non compression value as the phenolic. Phenolic is very hard and does not compress. Also HDPE is too soft. I know it is expensive but it was the right material to use in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-07-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 3,850
Posted By gedaggett
Beneteau hull liner replacement.

I forgot to post on this headliner replacement. Was on a Beneteau first 305. I did it a few years back but just now getting to adding it here.

The 80's Bene's used a foam backed vinyl for the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-17-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 5,288
Posted By gedaggett
Re: Sewing machine corner

The thicker the material the better it hold shape and feeds more evenly. Double sided or "basting tape" is a good practice for novice or learning sewers. I still use double sided tape when making...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-12-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 5,288
Posted By gedaggett
Sewing machine corner

Hey guys,

I contributed to another post and to keep it from being permanently high jacked I figured I would start a thread for folks to ask questions about sewing machines seeing as it is...
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-12-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,260
Posted By gedaggett
Re: Is the halyard the only support for the boom

My standard mode of operation was to take off the main sail cover, attach the main halyard to the back end of the boom and remove the pigtail. I made it a habit, second nature so that didn't forget....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-07-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 11,002
Posted By gedaggett
Re: Trailer sailer

MacGregor X models seem to be very polarizing designs. On one hand you have a very loyal following who loves the boats and feel like they are are versatile and have the benefits of both. Then you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-21-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By gedaggett
Re: Remaking the bottom half of my Tiller

Are you on a MacGregor 26? That tiller looks very similar to the one off my old Mac 222.

Why not just clean out the rot on the one you have use some epoxy filler to get your shape back and then...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-30-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,672
Posted By gedaggett
Re: Wood work, bottom paint, keel bolts on Pearson 26

IPE is another wood that is very good in marine conditions. As far as the Acrylic I would suggest going with a smoked polycarbonate. It is a little more expensive but a better product in exposed UV...
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