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Search: Posts Made By: anderbra
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-21-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By anderbra
Re: Interior wood treatment

Thanks to all for your input. I think I'll go with the lemon oil option after the vinegar clean. It just might do the trick.
Again, thanx a bunch.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-19-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By anderbra
Re: Interior wood treatment

Holystone seems to be a soft stone; I'm sure it wouldn't be easy to sand the whole interior of a 31 footer with that. Thank you for the reply but I'll pass on that. I'm only trying to make the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-19-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By anderbra
Interior wood treatment

The interior of my boat has teak wood all over. She's an 81 boat and the wood looks dry and dull. I'll be placing her on the market this coming spring and would like her to look her best for an easy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 346
Posted By anderbra
Do you recognize these "snapable" thimbles????

I'm looking for a supplier of these thimbles. They are plastic and snap to the rope.
Thank you for any leads.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-26-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By anderbra
Switching Batteries

A couple of years ago I fried an alternator by switching from the starter to the house batteries while the engine was running, even though I went thru "both". Before replacing the switch which could...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,221
Posted By anderbra
Thank you Faster. My instruments are...

Thank you Faster.

My instruments are probably as old as the boat (+- 30 years) and it never occoured to me to see if Signet was still in existence.

Unlike yours, my wind point instrument worked...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,221
Posted By anderbra
wind direction - instrument malfunction

My boat has a Signet wind point and anemometer installed at the top of the mast and they transmit the information to displays in the cockpit. Recently, the wind point display stopped working while...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-06-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,968
Posted By anderbra
My fave is God Forsaken Seas, by Derek Lundy if...

My fave is God Forsaken Seas, by Derek Lundy if memory serves me well. It's an account of a non-stop round the world solo race. Gripping.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-09-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 7,564
Posted By anderbra
I would look at second hand marine stores like...

I would look at second hand marine stores like "sailor's exchange" or "popeye" or whatever they may be called in your area. It may take awhile, as you never know what you will find at those places. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-12-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 1,704
Posted By anderbra
Do you name parts of your boat???

I sail solo most of the time but I carry two crew aboard all the time.

My crew is supper reliable and is always ready to work.

Allow me to introduce them, they are:
Eugene Vin Diesel, and Otto...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 2,399
Posted By anderbra
New depth sounder - Old transducer???

My boat has an old Lorad (neon tube indicator - you know, the spinning type - 70's technology) depth sounder with a transducer epoxy mounted inside the boat on the fiberglass (not thru hull) and it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 895
Posted By anderbra
Sorry to hear about your problem. I've checked my...

Sorry to hear about your problem. I've checked my boat for any sign of a hole in the general area you describe but found nothing; so I think you have a unique problem in your hands.

Once you have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-03-2009
Replies: 48
Views: 3,278
Posted By anderbra
Thank you ReliableOutboard DOC. This...

Thank you ReliableOutboard DOC.


This thread hit way off the mark, but it has been interesting nevertheless.

I just found out that there is a product in the US market (not in Canada) called...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2009
Replies: 48
Views: 3,278
Posted By anderbra
naming the dinghy

The admiral didn't like the old hard dinghy (instability getting on & off) and decided to buy a new, inflatable with aluminum bottom; very nice and light, and can be stored ahead of the mast, while...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-03-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,975
Posted By anderbra
Cool mast steps are a bad idea

A friend tells me that mast steps are a bad idea because hallyards get cought on them.

I'm thinking of placing two folding steps, at the same level, about four feet from the top of the mast, just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-14-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By anderbra
propellers - large or small?

I need to replace my prop. The Volvo dealer suggests I use a Volvo 15X9, as recomended for my MD7A, 13 hp engine. A local competitor is proposing a 13X8 Slipstream for the same situation.

I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-23-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,676
Posted By anderbra
Last year I installed a new Sinrad WP-32, four...

Last year I installed a new Sinrad WP-32, four times, on my boat. In between installations it went to the Simrad shop for repair, coming back with the same/another problem (lack of available new...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-09-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By anderbra
Thanks SF. Your comment is very helpfull and much...

Thanks SF. Your comment is very helpfull and much appreciated.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-09-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By anderbra
Propellers: folding X feathering

My vessel displaces 8600 lb, LWL is 23' 4", has a Volvo 13 hp engine (MD7), a sail drive (S110) and a two blade bronze folding propeller (14x8). The combination moves the vessel at approx 4.25Kn at...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-04-2008
Replies: 3,302
Views: 575,928
Posted By anderbra
Southern British Columbia coast. Canada.

Southern British Columbia coast. Canada.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-20-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,359
Posted By anderbra
With my limited knowledge, I venture ask: the...

With my limited knowledge, I venture ask:
the engine is two stroke and the propulsion is a saildrive?
I have a 1981 Volvo diesel 2 cylinders coupled to a Saildrive - had no problems so far.
Check...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-20-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,435
Posted By anderbra
Thanks for the ideas, I think I'll use both...

Thanks for the ideas, I think I'll use both approaches, that way, one way or another I'll be able to find stuff aboard. Just cannot relly on the old and soft gray matter anylonger.

BTW, how do you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-20-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,435
Posted By anderbra
How do you keep track of what you have aboard?

I boght Strudel, a1981 Niagara 31, just over two years ago. I removed everything from the boat at the time and eventualy started accumulating stuff in the drawers and elsewhere I find space...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,742
Posted By anderbra
A friend added a bracket to the ouboard of his...

A friend added a bracket to the ouboard of his stanchions (on a Catalina 28)and carries his kayak on it's side. Works well, but also creates a lot of windage.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 3,649
Posted By anderbra
I've installed mine a couple of months ago. For...

I've installed mine a couple of months ago. For what they cost, I think they do a reasonable job of holding the sheet while you crank the winch. When done cranking, make sure to belay to a cleat for...
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