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Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos   11-18-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 2,091
Posted By SailingSloop
Home-made Replacement Rudder

Here is how we made a replacement rudder for our 1971 Ericson 32 when the original began to weep rust out of a crack. Instead of waiting for a rudder failure, we had a local machine shop weld a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-18-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,634
Posted By SailingSloop
Re: More head room

My thought is to use wooden kayak construction ideas to build a strong, lightweight structure. Bending thinner plywood into a curve adds lots of strength.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-18-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,452
Posted By SailingSloop
Re: Recommend a Dinghy for Cruising Caribbean

Lightning is certainly a wonderful sailing boat, but it might be too much rig for sailing single-handed when the breeze is up. I had a reefing points sewn into my Lightning mail and a storm jib,...
Forum: Lake Huron   11-18-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,133
Posted By SailingSloop
Low Water

Wow, in the last few weeks, Lake Huron has dramatically in levels. Bigger boats had to find alternate haul out places. It isn't clear there will be enough water to float our boat out in the spring.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-17-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,262
Posted By SailingSloop
Re: Boat Stands

Thanks for the reply. I'll add additional jacks, which sure seems like a good idea!
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos   11-17-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 5,724
Posted By SailingSloop
Re: Using GoPro camera to inspect bottom/prop

Thanks for the mirror idea!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-17-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,030
Posted By SailingSloop
Re: Shrink Wrap

I'm a DIY user of shrink-wrap and have overheated it against my Petit Easypoxy painted hull. The plastic melted tight in a smear on the hull, but then peeled off in the spring. After several...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-17-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,262
Posted By SailingSloop
Re: Boat Stands

I've had good luck using 5 Hostar stands under my 32' Ericson for about 10 years.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-17-2012
Replies: 374
Views: 152,235
Posted By SailingSloop
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Wow, excellent post! I've struggled with bedding hardware for years. Currently, my lifeline stantions are bedded with WEST, but I like your butyl idea better. Great use of clear lexan to show the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-17-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By SailingSloop
Re: Winterizing Bilge

I like the anti-freeze idea. I've used salt in the bilge in the past, turning my fresh water boat into a salty.
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos   11-17-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 5,724
Posted By SailingSloop
Re: Using GoPro camera to inspect bottom/prop

Great idea using the waterproof cam that way!
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