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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 986
Posted By RocketScience
Re: DIY whisker pole

Dunno. By the time one gets done dicking around with a DIY'r, configuring the end fittings, wondering if it's gonna work or not, etc., the 2" OD x 7' x 15' telescoping whisker pole for $405.99 at...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Nauti in Seattle

Yep.

Nautical attractions:
The Center For Wooden Boats (http://cwb.org/)
(about 1.25 mi. north of downtown)

Seattle Waterfront...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By RocketScience
Re: replace rope/wire halyards with synthetic?

Yep, or Samson's MLX. Both lines have a twelve strand dyneema core, allowing you to just trim back the cover, rather than splice on a completely different line. Here's a great YouTube vid on tapering...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Rehabilitate Boot Stripe

Three methods were typically used to add stripes on hulls; Tape. A painted stripe over the top of the originally laid gelcoat (post removal from mold), or the stripe was incorporated into the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Here I am

PM (private message) one of our great Moderators. They can do it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-18-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By RocketScience
Re: 2017 CW's nine best used boats

Somewhat agree. I consider close quarters navigating more of a talent-based issue. As far as offshore goes, the windage issue is more than offset by its pointing capabilities and speed.

Agree....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-18-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By RocketScience
Re: 2017 CW's nine best used boats

6. Wauquiez Pretorien 35

Hmmm.....I oughta get one of those. :D
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-13-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 860
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Bottom paint for Pacific Northwest

Seattle Marine and Fishing Supply Co. (https://www.seamar.com/products) 'Where the Deadliest Catch Guys Shop!' :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-13-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 860
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Bottom paint for Pacific Northwest

Is that it, is that all you've got? Dude, you're kinda thinned skinned.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-13-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 860
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Bottom paint for Pacific Northwest

She's in the water 100% of the time.

Hopefully you'll be able to find the product in your area. It's primarily used here in Seattle by our commercial fishing fleet, and typically purchased in 55...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-12-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 860
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Bottom paint for Pacific Northwest

LOL. You're still not getting it.

I've been mooring boats here in the PNW for over thirty years, and have used my fair share of other products, typically seeing that 2-3 year life expectancy. All...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-12-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 860
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Bottom paint for Pacific Northwest

And my point is, is that I have experienced four to five year results from ABC #3 over other products here in the PNW.

Anecdotal opinions on chemistry aside, I seriously doubt you have had...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-12-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 860
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Bottom paint for Pacific Northwest

My "sailing grounds?" Wouldn't that be my region? Dude, you've lost me.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-12-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 860
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Bottom paint for Pacific Northwest

Depends on your region, right?

As to the OP, I've had very good luck up here in the PNW with PPG's ABC #3. We're currently on our fifth year, and will most likely haul this spring for new. My...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-05-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 1,709
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Durabak non-skid: Complete failure! How to get rid of the stuff?

That's it.

Cleans great. I have the Interlux Perfection/Intergrip combo nonskid on my boat mentioned previously, and doesn't make it slippery. It only contains 2% carnauba, which isn't much, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-05-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 1,709
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Durabak non-skid: Complete failure! How to get rid of the stuff?

Well, that would be (to name just a few) Calcium hydroxide, Trichloroisocyanuric acid, and Trichloroisocyanuric acid, none of which will be very kind to that annual topside wax job that took you a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-04-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Our Hunter 34 Refit

Congrats on the new boat! Sent you a Private Message.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-31-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Splicing StaSet - help needed

Like everyone else has said, don't bother with used line.

Andy Wall's vid on creating an eye splice on your typical (yacht) double braid line is the best one on the net, IMO. If you can't pull it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-22-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 919
Posted By RocketScience
Re: New H38 Name Poll

I like boat names that are personal, and somewhat cryptic, begging an explanation. There's isn't much intriguing about "Aquaholic."
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-22-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Used boat values....

Spot on, and I would add New Zealand to the list, if looking for that ocean going cruising boat. For that and anything else on the mainland US, any of the boating meccas such as the Chesapeake, South...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-22-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 1,709
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Durabak non-skid: Complete failure! How to get rid of the stuff?

IME (in my experience) your options for fast and efficient removal of the Durabak is either 3M's Clean and Strip Disc...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-15-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,304
Posted By RocketScience
Re: A question about replacement lines

All a personal preference really, but I'm with Faster in that it makes it easier on the newbie ("Grab the blue one!"). I use different colors for all my running rigging.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-02-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By RocketScience
Re: 'Round the world in 80 days.

And we'll probably see the monohull record drop once again with the completion of the Vendee Globe this month. The front runners are sailing the latest generation IMOCA 60's, which now sport foils.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-14-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 1,186
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Storm heading for PNW

Webcam (http://www.thekalalochlodge.com/kalaloch-web-cam.aspx) at Kalaloch Lodge...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-02-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 22,624
Posted By RocketScience
Re: What is a g.r.p. hull

It doesn't harm anybody, unless it's resurrected to solely bash another user, as was in this case. That being said, I do find it rather amusing when a thread is resurrected to answer a question that...
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