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Search: Posts Made By: Classic30
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,086
Posted By Classic30
Re: Paint for Cabin

You own 'Solveig'??!?! WOW!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

If you want to find out more about her design (and perhaps how to get the tanks out for inspection) PM me your email address and I'll put you onto a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,086
Posted By Classic30
Re: Paint for Cabin

To work properly, CPES needs a reasonably rubbish-free substrate to penetrate into. It isn't hard to guess what else may have penetrated into the timber down there already and what your nice clean...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,086
Posted By Classic30
Re: Paint for Cabin

I think you already know the answer to that. To find out what is really going on down there, you're going to have to get them out... and then use a hundred bucks worth of CPES to either (1) help fix...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,086
Posted By Classic30
Re: Paint for Cabin

Shisaisama, if that's what you're up against, I would suggest going with the two-pack undercoat option. If the colour is close (presumably "white" - whatever that is) you might get lucky and only...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,086
Posted By Classic30
Re: Paint for Cabin

Glad to help, shisaisama :)

Not being in your country I know nothing of Benjamin Moore but have heard good things about Valspar.

I doubt you'll find a flexible two-pack undercoat. You have two...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,086
Posted By Classic30
Re: Paint for Cabin

You may not need a primer, but you still need an undercoat.

HS is correct, but the other thing to keep in mind is that timber hulls expand and contract, so ideally you need a top-coat that's...
Forum: Diesel 08-10-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 948
Posted By Classic30
Re: Volvo Engines

Donna, if it helps, a handy rule-of-thumb is to ask questions if the engine is more than 20 years old. If the owners can show it's been rebuilt, that's probably quite okay - but if they can't, then...
Forum: Diesel 08-10-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,108
Posted By Classic30
Re: Volvo Penta MD6b Cold Start System

That might still be fixable in-situ, Scott. First thing to do in that case would be to pull the injectors, check them and do a full and accurate compression test on each cylinder - since it still...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1,681
Posted By Classic30
Re: Spinnaker guys and sheets

Yes.. it becomes the guy. Confused yet?!?



That's because the diagram is looking from the mast-top. In real life, what it's doing is pulling in and down on the "guy" to help keep the windward...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1,681
Posted By Classic30
Re: Spinnaker guys and sheets

Personal preference perhaps, but I like to use a line with a bit of stretch so I don't break anything (like the pole) when the spinnaker snap-fills after my absent-minded crew allows it to partially...
Forum: Diesel 08-05-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,108
Posted By Classic30
Re: Volvo Penta MD6b Cold Start System

Hmm... I'm a tad surprised to hear removing the injectors is such a big deal, but if the engine runs ok (doesn't blow copious amounts of smoke) once it IS running, then that is probably not the first...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-04-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By Classic30
Re: Starter or battery?

..What Stu says.. :)

It could also be burned-out contacts on the solenoid itself... but it does sound like an engine ground/battery connections issue to me.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By Classic30
Re: Jib Sheet Gets Caught in Staysail Furler

Canvas won't last and could get trapped itself, jamming the drum.

Ask your friendly stainless-guy to make up an open wire 'cage' to replace the tines you have there now - basically extending the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-23-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,196
Posted By Classic30
Re: Low Rider

FC, gaining a 1/2" is a good start and shows that you're on the right track - but before worrying about what to put back, I'd be fixing the problem..

Key point: In trimming any boat, weight...
Forum: Racing 07-22-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By Classic30
Re: Team Australia quits AC saying yanks to tough

No idea.. I guess it depends on what friends you have. :)


[Warning: Conspiracy Theory aproaching]

Maybe he never really wanted to do it anyway and was simply taking advantage of a bunch of...
Forum: Racing 07-22-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By Classic30
Re: Team Australia quits AC saying yanks to tough

Mark, just in case you didn't know already, Bob Oatley is not short of a dollar.

This, like all America's Cup events nowadays, is about Politics, Prestige and Power.. it has nothing to do with...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-21-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,880
Posted By Classic30
Re: How not to get wet

That's one reason the way we learnt to do it as kids (no matter what type of dinghy) was:

Drop the dinghy (sand, grapnel) anchor over the bow just outside the shore-break.
Stop the outboard and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-18-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,196
Posted By Classic30
Re: Low Rider

Well.. she certainly looks a little tail-heavy in the photo - and that ain't something a bit of paint will fix. ;)


FWIW, when I bought my boat I found the PO (or a PPO or a PPPO, who knows?)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-08-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By Classic30
Re: Buy doyle sails

PB, things have changed a lot in a few years..

Excluding exotics (like 3DL) for a sec, essentially there are two types of sail lofts: the Value-Add type stitch their own; the Importer type order...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-29-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By Classic30
Re: Orange oil and bees wax for teak

Nothing(TM) is the usual product for teak decks..

..but if you must use something, whatever you use DON'T use beeswax - not if you want you or your crew to stay on board at all times. I'd suggest...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-15-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 373,714
Posted By Classic30
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

On that subject, comes an interesting article:
Dream boats: the masters of wooden yacht building - Telegraph...
Forum: Diesel 06-04-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,108
Posted By Classic30
Re: Volvo Penta MD6b Cold Start System

I'm not all that familiar with the MD6A, but if the engine starts and runs fine once warmed up, then it sounds to me like it could be a compression issue rather than a fuel supply one. If you've bled...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 867
Posted By Classic30
Re: sliding hatch or hinged hatch?

Glad to help :)

The sheet of tinted Perspex across the back of cut-outs between support pillars works extremely well. From outside the boat it looks for all the world like it has separate windows...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-18-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 1,086
Posted By Classic30
Re: eliminated engine...wheres my negative? jajaja

Christian, if you want KISS as possible and you don't mind having wires in the engine bay, to save yourself much effort and make it easier for someone if (when!) the engine goes back in, I'd suggest:...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-06-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By Classic30
Re: Sailing Canada To Australia

They have a Sunshine Coast over there too?!? :eek:

Welcome to Sailnet, Benny :)
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