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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,468
Posted By deltaten
Re: Best Upgrades This Year

End of last season added a new-ish main ansd the mast mounted. winch to handle it. Installed side-deck drain/s to alleviate pooled water as ya step aboard.......wonderful! Cut access. hatches thru...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By deltaten
Re: Build from the inside out????

Wow !
'This old chestnut pops up?! It's from back. before I sprung the $$ for the Watkins; which, BTW. *is* damm'd near bigger on the inside than out! ;) Having been aboard (off'n'onj) for near...
Forum: Watkins   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 12,836
Posted By deltaten
Re: Going to look at a Watkins 27.....

Wow! Nine months. Where has time gone?
I lost near half the season due to house. sale, then squirreling away the stuff. LOL Have been aboard full-time since w/e before Labor day A multitude of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By deltaten
Re: Dinghy Dummy

Options, options!?
Cheapie, PVC air-floor?
Use it as a toy for the kidsat dock! ;)

Hypalon, hard deck RIB in great shape otherwise?
Fix it!
Evaluate the above at a "cost vs return" against a...
Forum: Watkins   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By deltaten
Re: Mainsail rigging


My '80 was/is rigged simply by an end boom-transom fiddle block and cam catch arrangement. I believe all were originally done this way. You *could* go optional with traveller/s aND OR...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-02-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,741
Posted By deltaten
Re: Resin stanchions

Thanks for the update. Keep us apprised of developments. Looking good :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-22-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By deltaten
Re: Foam sanding block--where?

"Pulled out"??

Same as mine. The gell is burned/eroded away outside the decal-protected area.
Firm sanding block and take the surface down to match.
Or simply live with it ;)
Forum: Diesel   06-18-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By deltaten
Re: Universal compression check confusion

I'd be more concerned with the even-ness of the numbers across the cylinders. ..say within a few pounds per. 450 # (as new) down to 337 nominal? I'd be happy with the 300+ *IF* all were within a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-08-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,937
Posted By deltaten
Re: Your top 3 production boat alterations

My list of three mods?

More/bigger vents/hatches
More/better cabinetry, storage
better access to aft bilge to use space below to better advantage.

Plans afoot for all three. Since I need to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-08-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By deltaten
Re: High Carbon Monoxide readings

Some stink-potter nearby fired up his 500 cu.. in. pair of diesels and flooded your area with fumes.
Happens to me alla the timewhen fish boat w/an OB behind (upwind) me fires up his...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-12-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,741
Posted By deltaten
Re: Resin stanchions

now you,ve got the casting down, mebbe try lost wax cast in plaster(?) and try yer hand at backyard bronze?For the talent and ingenuity you,ve shown, it should be a nice challenge ;)
best to...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   05-11-2015
Replies: 367
Views: 20,583
Posted By deltaten
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Finally done!

'Bout wore myself out this past w/e polishing and waxing topsides, moving standsto [paint patches of non-blue and moving the newly placed mast step to a better position.. Too many...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-05-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By deltaten
Mast foot block ??

Had a bit of a "whoopsie" lowering the mast last Nov., so had to do some repairs to the glass on the cabin top under the foot block/step. All back in place and gel'd. Mounted plate where I *thought*...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-16-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Posted By deltaten
"Roll & Tip" Gel-Coat?

I have a small fiberglass repair to finish soon. Cabin top under/around the mast step. While this slightly˜raised area gets virtually no foot traffic; I'd sooner not use anything that might need...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-31-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 4,156
Posted By deltaten
Re: Cockpit tent

Looks great, ncc:D

I did mine from an old main sail.. Clipped and removed panels, sewedback together with bthe short tops in line with the longer bottoms; then one long seam at a diagonal....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-10-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,395
Posted By deltaten
Re: pattern cutting on bandsaw

radial arm's the worst. 99 wrong waysta use it and no right way ;) Had a run-in with a joiner some40-odd years ago. not pretty at all but I recoverred intact. Minor scrape with a chop saw; no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-15-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 961
Posted By deltaten
Re: Where Do I Go From Here

Outstanding advice, Capta! :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-15-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By deltaten
Re: Paul Esterle

I sail out of that yard.. I walk I the yard in the mornings when there on weekends+. Often admired those two old girls..
Would it be presumtious of me to mail Mr. Esterle directly to offer what...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-30-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,534
Posted By deltaten
Re: Marina unplugged my dock cord and damaged my boat

Mightwanna find one anyway!? At least, start looking if options go whacky?
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   12-30-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 3,608
Posted By deltaten
Re: Chesapeake Shorthanded Sailing Society?

Better to be short-handed than short sheeted , short sighted, short changed; or heaven forbid, given short shrift. ;)
I'd be in :D
Lemmeknow where/when
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-28-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,017
Posted By deltaten
Re: Sink plumbing

Regular, home-type drain set should work just fine above the W/L. Screw together PVC's fine. Wouldn't go so far as sched 40 glue up; too stiff IMHO
Managing to match up PVC waste to thru-hull hose...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-27-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,710
Posted By deltaten
Re: How do you start from nothing?

Start with yer nuthin'
Add a few more
accumulate a whole pileo'nuthin's

Shape yer nuthin'sn into a dream
Massage yer dream into an idea
add a few more nuthins'

Work towards the culmination...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-24-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,230
Posted By deltaten
Re: very small batches of resin???

For small items; sure, G-flex is OK;but for15 yd 1708? At $320/gallon (calc @ $30/12 oz), G mite be a bit spendy ;)

I have near 5 gal of resin and hardner for te bigger project. I may invest...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-23-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,230
Posted By deltaten
Re: very small batches of resin???

2 tubs of cabosil, so i have that covered ;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-23-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,230
Posted By deltaten
Re: very small batches of resin???

Not West Systems. Using a three to one mix with medium catalyst. Resin is a lot higher viscosity than cat, unless I warm it some ;)
Gonna get to A..C. Moore for grad cups and popsicle sticks this...
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