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Search: Posts Made By: westerly33
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-22-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,430
Posted By westerly33
On my Westerly original backing plates were all...

On my Westerly original backing plates were all aluminium. They were glassed over. When I cut the fiberglass, all what left of aluminium was white powder.
This is result of electrochemical corrosion...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,472
Posted By westerly33
Jeff, how long is your traveler rail? I can...

Jeff, how long is your traveler rail?
I can install only 26 inch rail. Do you think it worth it?

Thank you.
Alexei
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-15-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,472
Posted By westerly33
Mainsheet traveler on small ketch

Hello,

I am wandering whether mainsheet traveler installation on small ketch makes sense? I think that keeping the main to close will backwind the mizzen and that is why it is useless.
There is...
Forum: Electronics 09-20-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,554
Posted By westerly33
Autohelm 3000 drive unit

Hi all,

Does anybody know whether one can rewire analog
Autohelm 3000 drive unit (round brain) to a later digital model of
Autohelm 3000 (square brain).
The older unit has 4 wires coming to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-13-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 1,326
Posted By westerly33
I think it is a Hughes 24 or Hughes-Columbia 24,...

I think it is a Hughes 24 or Hughes-Columbia 24, or Northstar 24, which is the same boat made by the same company in different periods of it history.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,703
Posted By westerly33
Interprotect is epoxy, as far as I understand. It...

Interprotect is epoxy, as far as I understand. It means you cannot use chemicals to strip it from the hall. The only ways are - a "planner", or scraping/sanding.

Regards.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 5,816
Posted By westerly33
One can do the same without other boats involved...

One can do the same without other boats involved if one have a telescopic A frame. You can buy one at Compass or make it your self.
Here is a description from Westerly group member:
On 21-Apr-06,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-27-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,473
Posted By westerly33
Some people put hard paint over ablative paint...

Some people put hard paint over ablative paint (very often it is blue) in this case hard paint will flake off and you will see old blue paint under nice.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,257
Posted By westerly33
Wet rudder maintenance

When I bought my current boat she was out of the water for quite some time and the rudder was dry but with expansive voids inside the foam. I drilled number of holes in the shell and filled the voids...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-27-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 5,606
Posted By westerly33
What about a method shown on MAS Epoxy web site? ...

What about a method shown on MAS Epoxy web site?
I tried it this spring and it looks promising. They use two coats of MAS epoxy and UV protection on top of it. They use automotive clear coat for...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-21-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,018
Posted By westerly33
In our marina contract we have a note that it is...

In our marina contract we have a note that it is not expected that patrons will tip the marina crew.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-10-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 21,118
Posted By westerly33
This stuff you can buy in Home Depot in tubs like...

This stuff you can buy in Home Depot in tubs like any caulking for a caulking gun and it is white.
Very convenient to use and price is about $2 per a tube.
It called Roof and gutter seal.
I used...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 10,491
Posted By westerly33
I have to stuck with this.

I have to stuck with this.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 10,491
Posted By westerly33
I have too many shrouds around the cockpit,...

I have too many shrouds around the cockpit, cannot use this.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 10,491
Posted By westerly33
This is my boat. Any suggestions how to make a...

This is my boat. Any suggestions how to make a bimini?

Regards.
Alexei
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 10,491
Posted By westerly33
Hey guys, what about bimini for a ketch? Are...

Hey guys, what about bimini for a ketch? Are there any inventive minds out here?

Regards.
Alexei
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-15-2008
Replies: 58
Views: 6,087
Posted By westerly33
I have had the same accident and would be...

I have had the same accident and would be interested to know your opinions.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 3,972
Posted By westerly33
Yes, very thin epoxy as under-layer is very good...

Yes, very thin epoxy as under-layer is very good approach but I will say use MAS epoxy, not West System. MAS will not give an amin blush and one does not need to sand first (or second) under-layer....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-02-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 6,774
Posted By westerly33
Another way to do it is: Take nice external...

Another way to do it is:
Take nice external grade plywood. Put 1.5-2-inch-wide stripes of 3M with whatever narrow gaps on the ply. Cover the gaps with PVC. Take the tape off. Stain the wide stripes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-16-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 8,175
Posted By westerly33
That is what "BIOLOGIC™ RVM" for, as they...

That is what "BIOLOGIC™ RVM" for, as they claim.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-16-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 8,175
Posted By westerly33
Does anybody have any experience with this...

Does anybody have any experience with this product?

"BIOLOGIC™ RVM - An environmentally safe, fast acting blend, used to eliminate odors and liquefy solids in marine and recreational/caravan...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-14-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 8,175
Posted By westerly33
Thank you CD, I cannot see pictures but have...

Thank you CD,
I cannot see pictures but have got product names from the links.
So, adding Cl you simply killing any flora in the tank.

Thanks again.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-14-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 8,175
Posted By westerly33
Thank you for that. "CL tab and a piece of a...

Thank you for that.

"CL tab and a piece of a CL with Teflon" - that is what I do not undertand. What is the name of the product and where to get it?
Why to use two tablets if one of them has Cl...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-13-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 8,175
Posted By westerly33
Sorry CD, I did not understand anything from your...

Sorry CD, I did not understand anything from your explanation, could you please elaborate?
Thank you.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 3,671
Posted By westerly33
Sounds interesting. Thank you.

Sounds interesting.
Thank you.
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