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Search: Posts Made By: Arjen
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-02-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By Arjen
Re: wet keel

Im in Guatemala. Thanx for the tips. Considering it all, i decided to take a grinder, remove all or most of the wet fibreglass and just replace it with new fibreglass.

Those issues with iron in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By Arjen
Re: wet keel

Full keel, fiberglass with concrete inside.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By Arjen
wet keel

Got my boat out of the water. front 2 foot of the botom of the keel (where it is damaged from hitting things) is wet. Drilled holes. Out came a few gallons of water.

Now it just remains wet and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-25-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By Arjen
Re: bottom

Thank you all, This really helps :)

When i sand down my bottom to an even surface, is it no problem if there will still be some of the old antifouling remaining and i paint the barriercoat over...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By Arjen
Re: bottom

Thanx, so no gelcoat under the waterline. And best not to start grinding non-damaged areas.


Barriercoat is normally only used under water right ?

I also want to redo the above water parts,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By Arjen
bottom

I'm going to do my bottom, but im new to this. Also, keep in mind we are talking about a 40 year old boat and money is an important consideration.

There are some scratches and things that look...
Forum: Caribbean 02-07-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By Arjen
Re: Take on some new blood for central america?

if you'd go the other way around. Ill be leaving from tulum area next week and plan to end up in panama 2 or 3 months later :)
Forum: Caribbean 02-07-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By Arjen
Re: questions on the south coast of cuba

Ok, without advise from here i made the decision anyway and im going to cuba.

Cuba is about 1000km long however, so i will be skipping some parts or it will take me half a year to see everything....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 6,959
Posted By Arjen
Re: Life Span of a Boat

Rough guestimate:

that being something like 12m boat for about 50 square metres of fibreglass, at say 8mm thickness that would be roughly 100 gallons of rasin and 50 square metres of glass per...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-05-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 6,959
Posted By Arjen
Re: Life Span of a Boat

I dont know if you are talking about one of the special cases like posted here above that is worth 3 times its initial value now (although i doubt that could still be the case with a self rebuilt...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-04-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 6,959
Posted By Arjen
Re: Life Span of a Boat

you're not being serious as in considering to do something like that are you ?
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 02-04-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By Arjen
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-04-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 6,959
Posted By Arjen
Re: Life Span of a Boat

It is an economical and cultural question imo, not a technical one.

The basis, the fiberglas hull, should live for ever (in humon concepts, very shortly in concepts of the life of the universe)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-02-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,314
Posted By Arjen
Re: rusting stainless

when the pipes were new, they were actually shiny. Definately not sanded with 180. I see electro polishing unfortunately also includes emerging in a special bath. :(
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-02-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,314
Posted By Arjen
Re: rusting stainless

just googled about passivating. It seems like it is rather critical what exact acid solution is used and how long and what temperature etc. It is a 2 meter high and 2 meter wide construction that is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-02-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,314
Posted By Arjen
rusting stainless

3 months ago i had a solarpanel mount made out of 316L in Guatemala.
After a few weeks i noticed the first traces, and now 3 months later, the whole thing is covered in rust. Not a thick layer, just...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 02-02-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By Arjen
Re: Looking for crew Mexico - Cuba

You all like to be cynical and feel so great about yourself for thinking you know it all better. My last trip i did 170miles in 27 hours single handed, sleeping and waking up every 15 minutes. What...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 01-31-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By Arjen
Re: Looking for crew Mexico - Cuba

Only the wake me up if you see a big boat we might hit or the boat stops sailing the right direction skill is enough.

extra skills that reduce the frequency of waking up are of course a bonus.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 01-31-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By Arjen
Looking for crew Mexico - Cuba

Looking for Crew:

Mexico, puerto Aventuras to Cuba.

Leaving early - mid february when the weather is good.

I am a 33 year old dutch guy on a 32ft Rawson. It is not a luxury yaght and i dont...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By Arjen
Re: Solar and Wind setups...?

i have 200W of solar panels

20 amp charge controller

2 deep cycle batteries

Using my chart plotter, depth sounder, VHF, navigation lights and autopilot trough the night gets my bateries half...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 5,008
Posted By Arjen
Re: Solar deck instead of solar panels

I would think that depends on the flexibility of your hard bimini and the amount of walking you do. They are pretty fragile, if they crackle, the power output goes down considerably. If it is a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 5,008
Posted By Arjen
Re: Solar deck instead of solar panels

I have been thinking about doing this, but i didnīt for the following reasons:

-Good solar panels use special coated glass that reflect little light. Normal glass reflects a lot and cuts down on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-29-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,006
Posted By Arjen
Re: Shipping wine by sailing Ship

One way, yes many people are making commercial products out of the whole thought, and idiots spend loats of money on it. Often without it really being any better for the planet really than the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-29-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,006
Posted By Arjen
Re: Shipping wine by sailing Ship

Maybe we should remove you from this planet...
Forum: Chartering 01-28-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By Arjen
Re: Chartering and mechanical failures -- next steps

Not so sure if you are bound by signed rental agreements. They must be lawful in order to be valid. And it is very, very common for companies to have you sign unlawfull agreements hoping you will not...
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