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Search: Posts Made By: fiberglass1
Forum: Electronics 11-25-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,191
Posted By fiberglass1
Re: Am I crazy to buy another Garmin GPS

If you've gone through 4 units served by the same power source then I would be suspicious of the source. Electronics don't like spikes or low voltage.
Have you checked out Garmin's help line via...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-29-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,257
Posted By fiberglass1
Re: Run down by a Tug or Barge

Been in this situation more times than i care to remember. No Colregs or International Rules of the Road are more relevant than the one an early mentor told me -GET THE HELL OUT OF HIS WAY!!!!!
He...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-23-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 3,681
Posted By fiberglass1
Re: Many cruisers with documented vessels can not enter FL legally.

It's 90 days consecutive or 183 days total in one year. So you have to go out the inlet and sail more than 3 miles offshore once in a while. Big deal.
Anyone considering sailing to Florida from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 1,803
Posted By fiberglass1
Re: Annual maintenance amount

No SchockT, not a broker. But I've been in the fiberglass business all my life, built my first boat at 19, used to do project boats and until recently, usually had 3 or 4 at a time. They add up...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,160
Posted By fiberglass1
re: Went to the boat for a sail..and its Flooded!!!

Judging by the water trail/stain coming from that thru-hull to starboard of the shaft, you may have more than one leak.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 1,803
Posted By fiberglass1
Re: Annual maintenance amount

Honestly, when you buy a boat you can expect to pay somewhere close to the purchase price every three to four years. This includes fuel, slip, insurance, maintenance and all else. Seems ridiculous,...
Forum: Diesel 08-18-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,256
Posted By fiberglass1
Universal Diesels?

Anybody know anything about the origins of the Universal Diesel? We used to seem 'em in lots of production sailboats but I never really knew much about their guts and what parts they had ( maybe...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-15-2012
Replies: 180
Views: 10,112
Posted By fiberglass1
Re: Stop freakin' waving at me!

I don't get it. Wave, don't wave. Who cares? Kinda like when you're walking down the street and make accidental eye contact with a complete stranger, you kind of nod and smile weakly. If the other...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-07-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,624
Posted By fiberglass1
Re: Old boat and fix it up or newer boat with few frills?

Chances are you're going to be fixin' up and addin' to any boat you acquire new or used. Just because it's new and expensive doesn't mean it aint gonna break! They all break when pushed too hard and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-05-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By fiberglass1
Re: Junk in Deck Laminate

Laminating rooms aint quite as sterile as operating rooms. We've found all kinds of contaminates in between layers of fiberglass. The most common is perspiration. Once, when peeling layers of gel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 2,215
Posted By fiberglass1
Re: Big goals or big dreams?

First off Trusty, let me sincerely thank you for your service to your country. I don't think anybody truly appreciates how much our veterans have done for us.
As far as any sort of handicap goes,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 1,339
Posted By fiberglass1
Re: Got the survey today!

That's a report, not a survey. if I were you, I would get a real survey by a real surveyor.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-16-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 3,784
Posted By fiberglass1
Re: removing deck skin

Whenever possible, do not cut the edge of the core and the edge of the deck laminate in line with each other. They should be offset by at least 2 inches to avoid a stress riser in way of the repair.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,126
Posted By fiberglass1
Re: fiberglass textured deck repair questions

If you want to preserve the original diamond pattern you can purchase any production pattern from Gibco Mold Flex. They manufacture fiberglass panels with the pattern molded in gel coat and you just...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 06-23-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 11,770
Posted By fiberglass1
Re: Female 1st Mate Wanted

So..... if a guy with a boat prefers crew, or sailing partner, to be female then he is necessarily looking for her to be a romantic partner as well? If this is the way all females would view this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-12-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 2,392
Posted By fiberglass1
Re: Newport Beach Shark!

People who fly small planes along the Florida coast are used to seeing rather sizeable sharks just outside of the swimmers in 5 to 10 foot depths. They are present most of the year and nobody in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 5,015
Posted By fiberglass1
Re: using 3M marine premium filler

msmith makes a very good point about the pumps. 3MPremium, Marine Tex, and all the other "box store" stuff is only as good as the mix ratio, which is extremely difficult to control in small...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 828
Posted By fiberglass1
Re: Jason 35 with balsa deck core damage.

When dealing with balsa core you will find that water can travel quite a distance from the point of entry. The more crown in the deck, the more open the kerf cuts (the cuts between the little square...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 5,015
Posted By fiberglass1
Re: using 3M marine premium filler

3M Premium is a vinylester based product and needs to be catalyzed accurately to get optimal results. In small quantities this is next to impossible. When the mix is wrong you can get incomplete...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-02-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,882
Posted By fiberglass1
Re: epoxy barrier coat sun exposure how long is too long?

"14 layers of epoxy barrier coat?" Sounds like either BS (of the let me impress you variety) or someone needs to do a little more research. The companies that make barrier coats spend a fair amount...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-27-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By fiberglass1
Re: sticky hull

Resin can be completely cured for years and still be tacky on the surface. Nobody said anything about about whether or not it was cured. Laminating polyesters remain tacky in the presence of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-27-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By fiberglass1
Re: sticky hull

Laminating resin is supposed to stay tacky so that subsequent layers of glass will stick. If it's orange translucent and you can see/feel the weave pattern of the glass, it's probably just normal...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-25-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,689
Posted By fiberglass1
Re: C&C 30 vs 32,33, or 34

Every C&C model made is a little different than the one made before it. They're all good but they all have slightly different interiors, slightly different handling, some do better in light air, some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 3,784
Posted By fiberglass1
Re: removing deck skin

It's not the ideal situation because if you're not careful the tapered wood screw can split the epoxy. It's still better than putting a wood screw into a cored deck, though, at least the core is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 3,784
Posted By fiberglass1
Re: removing deck skin

You can use a foam replacement core, many different types available. The only down side is that wherever the foam core meets the original wood core there will be a different thermal co-efficient....
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