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Search: Posts Made By: drlove
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-04-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,122
Posted By drlove
I got lucky and my boat came with a gallon of...

I got lucky and my boat came with a gallon of alcohol in a plastic container. I want to think that it was Origo alcohol but I will have to look at it again to make sure. Anyway, the metal cans that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-26-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,266
Posted By drlove
Teak toe rail repair

A friend of mine has an Endeavor cutter which has a teak toe rail. They had to replace some of the teak as it was damaged. They used varnish which looks great but the seams between the boards...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-04-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By drlove
I have heard (from MaineSail I believe) that Off...

I have heard (from MaineSail I believe) that Off and On acid wash does wonders. You could also try a power washer knowing that it can take off your sealant around windows, etc if you are not...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-26-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 4,275
Posted By drlove
I have an 1983 Pearson 34 and it is cored below...

I have an 1983 Pearson 34 and it is cored below the waterline. All of the thru-hulls are mounted in solid glass areas so that if one were to leak it can not get into the core. The survey did not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 4,378
Posted By drlove
I don't think they make Vizzion anymore. I don't...

I don't think they make Vizzion anymore. I don't see it when I go to the Yale website. However Yale's Crystalyne is an "economical" high tech line that is great for halyards. Check at Hall Spars...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2009
Replies: 359
Views: 40,185
Posted By drlove
I'm a doctor and work can be a little stressful. ...

I'm a doctor and work can be a little stressful. I have a teenage daughter so sometimes the house can be a little stressful and dramatic. When I get on the boat, everything is just fine. So, even...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-18-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 38,142
Posted By drlove
I'll second on the Morris 45.

I'll second on the Morris 45.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-17-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 3,154
Posted By drlove
I recently bought a 1983 Pearson 34. I had some...

I recently bought a 1983 Pearson 34. I had some specific criteria as follows:

1. Wanted a better than average build boat. We have a Hunter dealer here and I have been on many of those and they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 3,520
Posted By drlove
I am certainly no expert on this stuff but I have...

I am certainly no expert on this stuff but I have been looking into different plumbing solutions as I recently purchased a boat that will need some new plumbing possibly.

In Don Casey's articles...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 1,814
Posted By drlove
I have owned a San Juan 23 for several years. ...

I have owned a San Juan 23 for several years. They were built in the pacific northwest to sail around the islands in the Puget Sound area. I know of one person who sails his in the Sea of Cortez. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-08-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,994
Posted By drlove
Do the thermostats come in different temperature...

Do the thermostats come in different temperature ratings? Perhaps yours needs to open at a lower temp than the one you have.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-08-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 2,636
Posted By drlove
tef-gel appears to be hard to find locally. The...

tef-gel appears to be hard to find locally. The area West Marine store has Lanocote so I will try it. Thanks for the info!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-07-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 2,636
Posted By drlove
What type of thread sealant for SS and aluminum?

Loctite makes about 10million different sealers and threadlockers. What is the preferred type for SS fasteners going in aluminum such as might be used on a mast so you can get the fasteners out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-12-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 7,548
Posted By drlove
I am going to go with a low stretch halyard...

I am going to go with a low stretch halyard choice to replace a wire to rope halyard setup (yes I know about checking the sheaves and halyard exit points). I will use a low stretch line so I can go...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-12-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 7,548
Posted By drlove
Do you just use plain Sta-set or XLS for sheets...

Do you just use plain Sta-set or XLS for sheets then?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-11-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 7,548
Posted By drlove
Yeah, I kinda like the idea of one color for all...

Yeah, I kinda like the idea of one color for all the main controls, one for the jib etc. as it shouldn't be too difficult to tell sheets from halyards. I am also going to use low stretch line for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-11-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 7,548
Posted By drlove
Of course, a lot depends on the type of line. ...

Of course, a lot depends on the type of line. Some only comes with white background but others may have choice of background colors.

Anyway, I didn't think there was a standard but you never...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-11-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 7,548
Posted By drlove
Question about halyard and line colors

Maybe this is a dumb question but here goes anyway.

Are there any standards or usual colors for certain lines? I am redoing my running rigging, halyards mainly, and didn't know if you normally...
Forum: Chartering 11-05-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 4,020
Posted By drlove
I liked Anegada. Be warned, there is nothing...

I liked Anegada. Be warned, there is nothing there that is very commercial. We rented a truck and drove around. I thought the Cow Wreck bar was cool, a cow walked right through it while we were...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-29-2008
Replies: 576
Views: 67,940
Posted By drlove
As far as replacing the wire halyard with line...

As far as replacing the wire halyard with line (rope):

It can twist or wrap around the furler (is this what you were asking?) when the sail is being furled. You need to get the halyard tight and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-28-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 6,970
Posted By drlove
I really appreciate the help. I will post some...

I really appreciate the help. I will post some pics when I am done.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-28-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 6,970
Posted By drlove
Yes, of course I had to buff that too, dangit. ...

Yes, of course I had to buff that too, dangit. So I'll go ahead and wax it. On the other side I will tape it off and not buff it so I will only wax down to the stripe.

If wax lasts you 8 months...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-28-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 6,970
Posted By drlove
I had asked "how long can I wait after polishing...

I had asked "how long can I wait after polishing to apply wax" because I have already compounded and if I have to order some wax, the boat may have to sit a week or two before the wax arrives. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-27-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 6,970
Posted By drlove
Red face Yes, the pad I am using is the 05711. I have not...

Yes, the pad I am using is the 05711. I have not burned anything with this pad but I did not have good results with a foam pad but I was using faster rpms and was completely buffing away the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-27-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 6,970
Posted By drlove
Thanks for your reply Maine Sail, I was hoping...

Thanks for your reply Maine Sail, I was hoping you would respond. I had read some of your earlier posts but I did not see the one linked by SD. However:

I am assuming the answer to my question...
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