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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-12-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 1,409
Posted By BallastBoy
Mounting an outboard

First, let me apologize to the group; this is my 3rd post in about two weeks, but I value your opinions. Ok, enough sucking up, here''s the question:

My 9hp Honda OB is mounted to the transom of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 1,704
Posted By BallastBoy
Permanent gas line fittings for outboard?

Will do Scott. Thanks for the reply. We aren''t able to pull RoadWarrior out until Mid-May, so if I come up with a safe, reasonably priced idea, I''ll let you know.

Curt
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-05-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 1,704
Posted By BallastBoy
Permanent gas line fittings for outboard?

I''ve continually tripped over, and stepped on, the line as it exits the base of my cockpit locker, then snakes around the tiller, and goes over the pushpit to the outboard. In our yard sits a small...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-04-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 2,250
Posted By BallastBoy
winch overhaul

From Andersen''s web site - Service
http://www.andersenwinches.com/english/service/frame.htm

"Due to the best choice of materials and high precision in manufacturing, we recommend, for normal...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-04-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,137
Posted By BallastBoy
Paddle bits for drilling decks

I''m getting the impression they are one and the same. The article I read was ''Drilling and Filling Holes in Your Boat'' by Sue & Larry. Here''s the partial quote: ". If your hole needs to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-03-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,137
Posted By BallastBoy
Paddle bits for drilling decks

I''m in the process of bedding new vhf and masthead light hardware. Have removed the old and let the damp plywood core dry thoroughly. Also have removed about 1/4 to 1/2 inch of rotted wood around...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-13-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 1,191
Posted By BallastBoy
Corroded lifeline stanchions

Eric, you''re the second person to recommend that method, so will give it a try. Thanks again.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-11-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 893
Posted By BallastBoy
Pulpit replacement

The pulpit sustained a major collision 14 years ago, prior to my purchasing the boat. The stainless tubing has crimped and will need replacing. It''s deflected aft about 3-4 inches on the starboard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-08-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 1,191
Posted By BallastBoy
Corroded lifeline stanchions

Thanks for the replies! Any thoughts on how to seperate them without doing major damage to the toe rail? I suppose I could drill out the bolts, but how about seperating the actual SS stanchion base...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-07-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 1,105
Posted By BallastBoy
bird droppins

Courtesy of the Sailnet Tip of the day:

Strips of Mylar tied to the shrouds are an effective way to keep birds away. Their twinkle keeps even gulls at bay even when you have food out!
óB.Gilmore
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-06-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 1,105
Posted By BallastBoy
bird droppins

Are they landing on your boat or just using it for target practice?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-06-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 1,191
Posted By BallastBoy
Corroded lifeline stanchions

3 of my 4 stainless stanchions have corroded and fused to the aluminum toerail including the nuts and bolts. I would like any advice on removing them and either reattaching them or replacing them. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-06-2002
Replies: 8
Views: 3,869
Posted By BallastBoy
Sail Rust Stain Removal

You may wish to contact the people at SailCare. They dry clean dacron sails with great results at reasonable prices. They are very helpful in answering this type of question.

www.sailcare.com...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-18-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 3,701
Posted By BallastBoy
Used sails

Doh!

www.baconsails.com

Bacon & Associates, Inc., etc., etc.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-18-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 3,701
Posted By BallastBoy
Used sails

http://www.baconsails.com/Bacon & Associates, Inc.
116 Legion Ave.
Annapolis, MD 21401

410-263-4880


shop hours:
mon-fri 10am-5:30pm EST
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-19-2001
Replies: 6
Views: 9,344
Posted By BallastBoy
Seidelmann Yachts

Just found this topic today and have also sought out Seidelmann information. I recently purchased a 1978 Seidelmann 25 after almost 3 years of searching. The majority of reviewers aren''t as kind...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-12-2001
Replies: 17
Views: 4,787
Posted By BallastBoy
Renaming a Boat

"Trilogy" was barely visible on the transom after 14 years of serious neglect by previous owner, so I removed the lettering and promised her I''d work like the dickens to clean her up. Then in the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-02-2001
Replies: 3
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Views: 4,148
Posted By BallastBoy
IJPE

Check this site out for more info:
http://www.baconsails.com/saildimension.html
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