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Search: Posts Made By: rhr1956
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By rhr1956
Re: One stinky locker

A big box of opened baking soda?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 4,298
Posted By rhr1956
Re: Cam cleat placement for jib sheets?

I'm not sure what you mean regarding "taking the load off before coming out of the cam cleat". I just pop the sheet out of the cleat and take the wraps off the winch when tacking. Takes about 1...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-10-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,494
Posted By rhr1956
Re: fill in old screw holes on boom?

Devcon aluminum filled epoxy ( it up, apply and let cure. You can file, sand, drill and tap or paint...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 964
Posted By rhr1956
Re: Experienced Rain Dancers Wanted

This Texas drought thing is getting old. The lakes statewide are in bad shape. Our lake is down 9 feet now. The North Texas Water authority has had us at stage 3 (can only water lawns 2 days a month)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 964
Posted By rhr1956
Experienced Rain Dancers Wanted

Here on Lake Ray Hubbard we are needing a little rain asap. This is a photo of my friend's 50' motorsailer. The next picture shows the cribbing that he bolted to the dock to give the boat something...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-01-2014
Replies: 124
Views: 6,646
Posted By rhr1956
Re: Why do people still use depth sounders?

They provide something to look at and sometimes they give reason to have a conversation of impending peril.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By rhr1956
Re: Mast weight

It's going to weigh about 80lbs plus whatever may be mounted on it such as winches, matshead, blocks etc.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-16-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By rhr1956
Re: Rust stains on non-skid

Barkeepers Friend is basically oxalic acid. It will get the rust out.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-05-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 831
Posted By rhr1956
Re: How Do You Weld A Mast

Convert Your Sloop to a Double-Headsail Rig | Sail Magazine (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 318
Posted By rhr1956
Awesome Gelcoat Cleaner

(I have no vested interest in this product...just passing on a two thumbs up)
A friend gave me a container of these Express Wipes ( Yesterday I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By rhr1956
Re: Daysailer AGM Battery - what's good?

Years ago I used an air cooled 1.5 HP outboard called a "Cruise and Carry" to move my little one-man bass boat. It was very light weight and worked great. You might want to check this out....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-05-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By rhr1956
Re: Daysailer AGM Battery - what's good?

A trolling motor will do you just fine. You can get a "good enough" deep cycle battery at Bass Pro Shop, Walmart just about anyplace. Get a big one. Also…AGM batteries need to be charged with a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-02-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,298
Posted By rhr1956
Re: Bird nests in the boom

How about a short piece of a pool noodle. It could come in handy if someone falls off the boat!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-31-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 735
Posted By rhr1956
Re: depth sounder install wax cleanup??

I would try amonia. Stinky but the best cleaner I've ever used for just about anything.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-17-2014
Replies: 1,352
Views: 478,740
Posted By rhr1956
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I made a drill brush for cleaning the non-skid areas of the boat. It took about five minutes and less than $3.00 plus it works GREAT!
HDX Soap and Scrub Kitchen Brush-139HDXRM at The Home Depot...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-03-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By rhr1956
Re: J24 Cabin Sole - Veneer stained-What to do?

UPDATE...We scrubbed the cabin sole with BarKeepers Friend and water...and a white Scotchbrite pad. Rinsed very well with clear water from the garden hose. Toweled dry and then followed up with a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-02-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By rhr1956
J24 Cabin Sole - Veneer stained-What to do?

My friend brought over his cabin sole and some assorted pieces of teak for me to refinish. The old varnish on the sole was literally falling off. I removed 90% with a broad knife. The rest required...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By rhr1956
Re: I'm looking for a tool recomendation for grinding

I've used a variable speed drill (corded) with a flap wheel to remove the rust and old paint on my outdoor meat smoker with good success.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-18-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,385
Posted By rhr1956
Re: What size winches?

Lewmar 7's on my Pearson 26.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-15-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,294
Posted By rhr1956
Re: should I be offended?

This thread makes me wonder...What constitutes a "Rare Bird". Obviously a one of a kind sailboat is a rare bird. But what really is rare? Five produced, or Ten, or Fifty...One Hundred?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By rhr1956
Re: Powdercoating steel centerboard?

Powdercoat is very durable, much more so than standard paint. I'm not sure how the durability compares to two-part paints, but I would think they should be similar. I made a spinnaker pole out of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,722
Posted By rhr1956
Re: Admidship Ladder: Folding Dock Ladder

For what it's worth...I located mine just aft of the shrouds. The shrouds provide and place to grab hold of when climbing aboard. Plus...people aren't dripping all over the cockpit. I would recommend...
Forum: Apps & Authors 03-06-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,152
Posted By rhr1956
Re: Yacht Question From Author

I agree..."Coach Roof" is the raised portion of the cabin providing interior head room on a boat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-05-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,278
Posted By rhr1956
Re: You guys see this crazy video?

Even with that much heel, it's a long effin' way to the water!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 211
Posted By rhr1956
Anybody from Rhode Island coming to Texas?

I have found a replacement rudder for my boat. Do you have any ideas on cheap shipping from Rhode Island to Texas. Common carriers want way too much money. To large to ship on Greyhound. My only...
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