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Search: Posts Made By: mike dryver
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Propeller shaft, coupler and struts

Our boat is a 1979 and it doesn't eveb come close to looking like that! But then again it is only in th water 7 months a year! That being said the p/o obviously never didmuch in the way of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-04-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Rudder post leaks into cockpit

The water coming in is probably from hydrostatic pressure coming up the tube. this is usually caused be looseness around between the post and tube. So the tube be worn a bit which allows the water...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 626
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Fiberglass Bow Tip Repair

Take the p[ulpit to a good metal fab shop, they should be able to straighten out the dmgd center strut enough to get a measurement for repair/replacement piece. They should also be able to heat the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-01-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,037
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Which type of boat is best?

If you have never actually sailed a boat of any kind you are most surely a novice, if not a pre novice! Not being cruel just realistic. What your saying in essence is that because you have read...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 755
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Which type of plywood ?

G `10 is extruded fiberglass panel or shapes and so expensive to the point it will give you heart failure!!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By mike dryver
Re: I just bought a project boat - now what? Project Boat - Part I

Thanks all for giving me a boot in the b-hind! Tore boat apart 4 1/2yrs ago to refit. 1079b Gulfstar 37. 1st in 34 yrs. Had some chain plate issues, etc. Anyway got in real bad accident. Project...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Life Lines

Rigging Only
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-19-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Filling voids prior to gel coat ?

Evercoat say not so. It says on the can do not use over epoxy because of the bonding problem. I just saw this about 3 hrs ago looking at gelcoat listing for repairs on my own boat!!!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,552
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Deck core - what on earth am i doing wrong....

I just got done last fall with 4 sections on our boat. 1 was 4ft by 14" tapering to 8"s the 2nd was 3ft. by 16" tapering to 6"s the 3rd was 14" by 14"s and the last was 26"s by 18" tapered to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Hull question

Those are blisters formed from the heat shrink. You had sweat, and or moisture(rain) that got trapped against the hull. The heat of the sun opened the pores of the gel coat, while making the water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Removing Deck Hardware Fasteners - No Luck

Using a propane torch heat each cleat around the fastener hole. Don't go super hot just not touchable them spray in the PB blaster. it should smoke a little. Do this to each one a couple of times. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-23-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Best finish for a mahogany rudder?

Put it in a coll corner of the basement if you have one! What I've found is that if dried slowly in a cool environment it stresses the wood less. After it has been allowed to dry like this there is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Are these supporting weight like bulkheads?

Are they crumbly as in soft wood fiber coming out or are they just de-laminating a little? if the plies are just letting go why couldn't you take each out and turn they over, spread the plies gently...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-16-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 1,755
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Broken Mast - Sleeve or Replace?

campbmic There is a place here in Massachusetts called they strip older sailboats mainly and sell every thing I've been there a couple of times. Their prices are approx half of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Shackle question

Your not saying the pin eye came through the shackle eye!!!??
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Engine Driven Refrigeration Compressors

Why not call the MFG. They should be able to tell you right away,no!? with no information of mfg no one can say in real world
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Help with refinishing of teak.

Why wouldn't you contact Beneteau and ask what they used. It can make all the difference in the world! On our G.S. 37 the mgf used Minwax Colonial Maple stain to make all the teak inside look the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-13-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 774
Posted By mike dryver
Re: What's the best was to seal my stanchion bases?

Mizra To fill the under side of your bases with epoxy you only have to put a piece of tape over the hole in the under side! check to make sure your stanchions don't extend below the hole. I did...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Inspection Aloft

I've got rum but I cannot make down there before the snow flies again!!! OOOHHH the agony of it all!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Inspection Aloft

the 2nd pic shows a weld also ,but not making contact at the fwd edge. It would appear there is flexing, or it might be stress relief. It looks old, ie no fresh metal showing. I would show the pics...
Forum: Outboard 01-26-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By mike dryver
re: Need help finding an anode for my outboard.

Defender Ind. 12$ just was on line with them!!!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-22-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,372
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Catalina 30 Bahama bound

I think he got the message as He originally posted in 2012!!!!!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-14-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,995
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Gulfstar 37 for liveaboard cruising?

Hi Awaywego We also have a 79 GS 37 for 10 yrs now! Love the boat! Check all deck areas around stanction bases etc. with a moisture meter. Note to get at the bases you will need to take down...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-14-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Masthead spinnaker bail, could this work?

I would not cut/grind the ears off. You may need them later! Just add a top strap to the crane of sufficient size. to take the Spinnaker halyard block!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-19-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Calling All Sail-Math Wizards

Where 1 leg is longer than the other I would guess an asymmetrical.
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