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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 872
Posted By asdf38
Re: Time for a new exhaust elbow

Any other opinions on the stainless from ExaustElbow.com?

It strikes me as a decent option and I believe I've heard of quite a few people who move to stainless. I'm hoping to have time to inspect...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By asdf38
Re: Aluminium

A less effort/less reward option I went with for some new portlight frames was rustoleum aluminium primer and rustoleum aluminium color paint.

I can't speak to the longevity but I know I'll be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,466
Posted By asdf38
Re: West Marine

West marine has decent quality products in good locations. When I'm working on the boat and need something they're 10 minutes away and they probably have it. If it doesn't fit I can return it. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By asdf38
Re: Simple small boat jib down haul?

And where do people bring it back too?

One of the advantages of no furler is having no lines running around the deck. I have some interest in trying this but have a hard time picturing where it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By asdf38
Re: What can I put here? Improvements (Cockpit bulkhead)

Don't put anything bulky on the outside. It's nice to be able to lean against the bulkheads and stretch out in the cockpit. I made the mistake of putting the winch handle holder in that spot and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,419
Views: 517,116
Posted By asdf38
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

This actually cost me nothing because it only used things I already had. But it came as a result of the fact that I had been eying a $45 attachment point for the end of the tiller extension.

It...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-20-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,391
Posted By asdf38
Re: Rowing an inflatable

How small is that when stored? Do you think the floor that it comes with now would be much of an advantage? Where do you store it? This thread has me somewhat seriously re-evaluating my dingy.
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-18-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,391
Posted By asdf38
Re: Rowing an inflatable

Well it sounds to me like the cheapo option might work for the OP given that the real launch will always be a backup.

I've had a Sevylor "Fish Hunter" as my main dingy for 5 years and despite...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-18-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By asdf38
I just hacksawed the end off where the rubber...

I just hacksawed the end off where the rubber things attached. It's the quickest way to go.


Kudos to forespar for identifying my 1970's pole by picture on a Sunday and stocking the repair kit.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-16-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By asdf38
Re: Cheap Electrical Tools = False Economy

It's often beneficial to buy stuff that's either really cheap or really good. You're unlikely to be disappointed in either case.

It's when you buy something inexpensive and pretend it's going to...
Forum: Diesel   07-10-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,196
Posted By asdf38
Re: Remove the old inboard or keep it in?

Having done rewiring I appreciate the fact that wiring on a boat is incredibly time consuming. Add 20% for the weird positions you end up in trying to crimp wires, add 20% more for the fact that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-10-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By asdf38
Re: How do I access galley sink plumbing?

The thing you want to replace is almost completely inaccessible/stuck and you have no idea where to begin? Welcome to boat ownership!

First, sort of like working on a house there is no guarantee...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-10-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By asdf38
Re: Installing Wavefront Tiller Clutch

This is a nice product. I had my hands on one at the defender store but refrained from purchasing it. But it's well made with a smooth action. It's still on my list.

I currently have a line...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-07-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,465
Posted By asdf38
Re: Painting the mast

Heh, another thing on sailnet that's not in my boat's future: 5 coats of one kind of primer + other primers + 3 coats of paint after stripping to bare metal.

I like that guy BTW, I've watched a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-04-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By asdf38
There is certainly no question the Alerion is set...

There is certainly no question the Alerion is set up for what you want and it's a really attractive boat.

I'll just echo the obvious again. That budget affords you the flexibility to do almost...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-03-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 3,495
Posted By asdf38
Acrylic is cheaper, easy to find (Home Depot,...

Acrylic is cheaper, easy to find (Home Depot, McMaster) and very easy to work (a router table is ideal for copying your old form but a bandsaw or jigsaw is fine as well).
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-01-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 807
Posted By asdf38
Re: Glue Gun Usage

Hello, I'm not sure this is true. I've bought this stuff from Amazon, McMaster and Home Depot. If I recall, I even remember seeing "VHB" printed on the Home Depot "Exterior Mounting Tape" roll...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-01-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By asdf38
Re: Yanmar 1GM10 Starter/Solenoid Issue

Heh so guess what happened to me next time I went to the boat - my panel was completely dead.

Moving wires around eventually gave it some life but I never found the culprit. I suspect it may be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-01-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 807
Posted By asdf38
Re: Glue Gun Usage

As Delta says, 3M brands it as Scotch Exterior Mounting tape and sells it in variations rated for different lbs. Of course the lb rating doesn't actually make sense (there are too many other...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-30-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By asdf38
Re: How do I fix this fractured fiberglass?

Well there isn't a ton of magic to it. You grind out the old glass and lay on new layers of cloth and epoxy. Take a look at "West System", they have good online help to give you an idea. Also...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-30-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 807
Posted By asdf38
Re: Glue Gun Usage

I've tried using hot glue a few times and mostly ended up regretting it (including wire runs). Though one place I did like it, speaking of grommets, was when I cut strips of leather and used hot...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-28-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 35,371
Posted By asdf38
Re: Nicro Day-Night 2000 solar vent repair

I keep almost pulling the trigger on these vents but always hesitate at the last moment as I'm reading reviews. It's good to know there is a viable refurb option because reliability seems to be an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-28-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By asdf38
Re: Paint for cockpit sole?

Agree with everyone else here. If it's flexing everything you put down is going to crack.

But if you're going to put something down KiwiGrip is the way to go. I just did my cockpit (seats and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-26-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 3,177
Posted By asdf38
Re: Why buy new rigging?

I pulled my 35 year old chainplates (well I think they're original anyways) and had them professionally inspected. They were fine.

I also have my mast unstepped by a rigger every year who has...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-26-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,346
Posted By asdf38
Re: volvo engine vs yanmar engine

A few comments
-In my experience browsing used boats and going to boat shows Yanmars are the most common in typical cruising boats in the US
-Yanmar's reputation may be helped by the fact that they...
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