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Search: Posts Made By: rugosa
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,960
Posted By rugosa
Re: Do you have to be wealthy to own a sailing yacht?

Why get caught up in that? OP has a boat to be proud of. Was the Skipper a sailor and Thurston Howell III a yachtsman?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By rugosa
Re: Hand rail help

On '85 C & C 32 loop diameter is asymetrical - 7/8 wide x 3/4" high (yeah, C & C esthetic design always at play), only replacing both because one loop was cracked and epoxied by PO, that work has let...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By rugosa
Re: Hand rail help

I'm a die hard stainless on the exterior guy, but the 80 year old owner likes a wee bit o brightwork, we are the crew.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 4,213
Posted By rugosa
Re: I Paid a Dude. And I Liked It.

Sooner or later we all pay, or wish we did :laugher We just ordered new teak handrails. When I worked in the boat shop there was all this great equipment, a huge supply of materials available and I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By rugosa
Re: Hand rail help

Contact Bob Haney bob@sailithica.com in Ithica, NY. They are making new set for our C & C 32, quoted $18/loop. They will need a sample. Ours are through bolted with 3/16 diameter flat head machine...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By rugosa
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,371
Posted By rugosa
Re: How to cut stainless steel railing

Would any of the Weld-Mount products be suitable for installing recessed acrylic fixed ports, like for C & C retrofit? The short cure time would avoid need to build temporary jigs to hold in place.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,371
Posted By rugosa
Re: How to cut stainless steel railing

Professionals always have the right tool for every job. If they need it once they might rent or borrow it, if they need it more often they buy it. Finesse may be secondary when the poop hits the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,305
Posted By rugosa
Re: Do you make guests wear PFDs?

We NEVER leave the dock unless all aboard are wearing PFD. All guests get instructions on how to operate PFD. We have pulled crew from other boats during races, wind and water were light but the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,371
Posted By rugosa
Re: How to cut stainless steel railing

You might get 2 cuts using a plumber's pipe cutter before it is trash. There are similar cutters the pros use for the job you are doing. I normally mask the pipe, use a hack saw, then dress it with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By rugosa
Re: fasteners in inaccessible hollow structure

I have a policy when it comes to fastening, in this order -
weld, through bolt, drill and tap machine screw, screw, rivet - all in stainless. I haven't used a rivet since the mid 70's when I really...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,575
Posted By rugosa
Re: Making a living while cruising...

I can't carry a tune but I can carry a tool box. Plenty of marine experience installing and troubleshooting, not a stretch to acquire HVAC training, and perhaps I can pick up canvas skills from a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 621
Posted By rugosa
Re: Re-bedding Windows on a LF38

Review this as it explains original installation and recommended replacement materials. I've done this job and the article pretty well covers it - Portlight Replacement...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 12,571
Posted By rugosa
Re: C & C 30'

Doubt C & C would have sold hull and rudder only on the open market. They held product integrity and reputation too highly. Possible it was part of the employee purchase plan that never was...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 964
Posted By rugosa
Re: Anyone know what type of boat this is?

These should get you started.
The De Kleer Brothers: Builders of Fraser Sailboats and Endurance 35s (http://www.nauticapedia.ca/Articles/DeKleer.php)
FRASER 30 YACHT - Yachts for Sale @...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,071
Posted By rugosa
Re: pattern cutting on bandsaw

Had a too close call with a metal cutting band saw many years back, cause the operator (me) wasn't paying attention, and that was the end of my cold water diving days. Then there's the wood chipper,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,652
Posted By rugosa
Re: My Boat is being accused of breaking the pumpout?

Wait a minute! Isn't it their equipment that is back filling your tank and requiring more pump outs than expected, putting excess strain on your equipment, raising your operating costs and causing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By rugosa
Re: Removing the plastic key

It is possible that with the age of the winch that the plastic retainer has absorbed grease and swollen making what should be an easy job a PITA. Hopefully they aren't all like that. Maybe its the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By rugosa
Re: Removing the plastic key

So how did that go?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,640
Posted By rugosa
Re: Refinishing loop rails

Lookin good! Watching your progress as we are replacing pair of rails on boat (one had been epoxied together years ago, but it was time). Planning to use buytl but open to other input.

Our...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By rugosa
Re: Removing the plastic key

http://ipsailor.com/Lewmar_Winch_Service_Manual.pdf See page 16
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,926
Posted By rugosa
Re: Steering cable replacement, SS, hi-tech line or what?

If you disconnect the cable from the quadrant and rudder is stiff to turn by hand or with emergency tiller look to the rudder installation needing service or repair. If wheel is still stiff look to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By rugosa
Re: Removing the plastic key

The plastic key #8 fits into the machined groove in shaft #5, there may be some minor play to lift the lift the weight of the shaft then remove the key. There is nothing else holding the key in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,926
Posted By rugosa
Re: Steering cable replacement, SS, hi-tech line or what?

This is what it should look like https://www.edsonmarine.com/support/PDFs/planning/EB381SteeringGuide.pdf - OEM detail from Edson, bottom of page 7. Nicropressed on chain end, bulldogs on quadrant...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By rugosa
Re: Removing the plastic key

You should be able work one edge out of the slot with a thin blade (box cutter) then the other, it should just slide out. It could be friction holding it in place due to grease penetration.
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