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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-12-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By mikenmid
Sealing deck through holes with balsa core

The deck on my boat is made up of 3/8 inch mesh/epoxy covered with gel coat. The interior is some decorative plastic fabric over a thin plastic shell. The area between these layers is 1/4 inch...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-30-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,714
Posted By mikenmid
Re: Mooring - attaching pendant

What is a "whirly Bird"? I'm guessing some thing that twists the two pieces of wire. So you actually put a double wire through the shackle pin and then twist that?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-29-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,714
Posted By mikenmid
Mooring - attaching pendant

We've recently had a bit of dust up over some moorings. The mooring operator attached the mooring balls to the anchor chains with clevises BUT improperly seized the pins so that the seizing was lost...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-30-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,509
Posted By mikenmid
Check to see if there are any set screws. The...

Check to see if there are any set screws. The cap on my rudder has a 5/16 bolt there for safety but also two 1/4 20 set screws to prevent play.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-30-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,488
Posted By mikenmid
@bljones: Thanks for the reply about the US...

@bljones:

Thanks for the reply about the US Yacht rudder. I'm certainly interested. I might also be interested in some of the other parts; things like the engine mount and the jib turning block...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-29-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,488
Posted By mikenmid
I've had the boat for about 10 years. I'll have...

I've had the boat for about 10 years. I'll have to look at the registration to get you the build year. It was a bit run down when I got it with lots of topside leaks mainly around the windows. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-29-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,488
Posted By mikenmid
I could compensate for the reduction in height by...

I could compensate for the reduction in height by increasing the width. It's now about 42 x 14 inches. If I chop 6 inches off the bottom, I'd have to increase the width by 2.33 inches.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-29-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,488
Posted By mikenmid
Modifying rudder - us yacht 25

I have a US Yacht 25 with the shallow keel. The rudder on this boat extends about 8 inches below the keel and is therefore the first thing to hit bottom. In any case the rudder now needs repair and...
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