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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 847
Posted By appick
Re: Interior paint for wall panels

Rustoleum makes kits that are designed for painting formica cabinets in your kitchen. I've been thinking of using that. It's a no prep system and a two part paint I believe. It's available at Lowe's...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-19-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 2,743
Posted By appick
Re: Advice for a young land lubber sailboat shopping

There are plenty of boats around that can be bought for your price and under. The trick is going to be finding the ones worth buying. Things like a soggy deck aren't really that bad of a repair job...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-14-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,370
Posted By appick
Easterly 36 sailing characteristics

;) ... I guess you haver there!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-12-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,370
Posted By appick
Easterly 36 sailing characteristics

Thanks Krisscross!
But what do you mean older boat?!? This boat is almost brand new compared to my 1961 I just sold! Yea plan is to replace the recirculating style head with a manual head and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-11-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,370
Posted By appick
Re: Easterly 36 sailing characteristics

Also as it turns out this tank isn't in the bilge but under the quarter birth to the outside. This is hull #6 of 6 built. I talked to the original owner. He and his father bought the boat at the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-11-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,370
Posted By appick
Re: Easterly 36 sailing characteristics

Well we put in an offer and it was accepted so it looks like I'll get to report back here how she actually sails. I'm kind of nervous to see how it handles waves of different heights. I'm very...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-11-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,537
Posted By appick
Re: Jacklines--Does Anyone Actually Fall Off to Windward?

That's no laughing matter there. It seems every year about this time I'll hear a news article about a guy falling off a boat or ladder in the boat yard. I fell on our boat, lucky for me the marina...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-11-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,056
Posted By appick
Re: Navik Windvane Steering

I've been sailing Lake Michigan for the better part of 12 years now. I'd like to know where you are sailing that you have strong and steady enough of wind to use regularly. Also are you going to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-03-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,578
Posted By appick
Re: Hull Painting Please Help

Yup any time you lay paint over another surface other than compatible paint you need a primer... for the most part. Some paints say no primer is needed but usually will tell you that you'd get better...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-03-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 2,086
Posted By appick
Re: Squirrel Karma

Also has anyone ever had groundhog/woodchuck on the grille? I wouldn't have believed it but they are FANTASTIC!

Yea it's been a while since I've been on the boat what of it?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-03-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 2,086
Posted By appick
Re: Squirrel Karma

See I knew I couldn't have been the only one to have eaten them! I was surprised I was the first to bring it up on the other thread. As to eating them in the North, sorry I guess I blew our Northern...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-03-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 2,535
Posted By appick
Re: is it ok to look as long as you dont touch

I don't think I'd make it through the cold lonely winters without Craigslist. Sure YW is nice when your feeling upscale, but sometimes you just need to slum it a little! ;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-02-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,578
Posted By appick
Re: Hull Painting Please Help

Remember whether you use good paint or cheaper paint it's still the same amount of work with the prepping and sanding. Of course as was mentioned earlier you'll need at least 1 or 2 coats of primer...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-02-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,578
Posted By appick
Re: Hull Painting Please Help

Thanks! We hear that ALOT. Inf fact I think I should be reimbursed by Interlux for all the sales work I've been doing for them the past 4 years. Or at least a good discount on the paint for my next...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-02-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,578
Posted By appick
Re: Hull Painting Please Help

I had a neighbor that got inspired by my boat painting prowess. He decided to use an airless sprayer... It turned out to be a disaster. It came out to a VERY rough uneven surface. He claimed he was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-02-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,578
Posted By appick
Re: Hull Painting Please Help

I did our hull topsides 4 years ago. I used roll and tip while using the Interlux Perfection. Due to me not following directions and painting in direct light I had bad streaks on the first coat. The...
Forum: Chartering   02-02-2015
Replies: 129
Views: 7,592
Posted By appick
Re: Head dumps directly into sea?

You guys really don't know what you're missing by throwing all those dead squirrels away! Squirrel-B-ques are great and delicious, every time open season on small game around here me and some friends...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-02-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,792
Posted By appick
Re: mystery item from rigging

I'd say it all depends what kind of sailing you do. As racers are notorious for pulling pranks such as throwing odd bits of metal on deck or clevis pins, just to confound a competitor. However you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-16-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,423
Posted By appick
Re: Antifouling Paint for the Great Lakes

Congrats SV I'm rooting for you. After chasing after a few similar boats and hounding the owner of one in my yard that hasn't seen the water for over 10 years...GRR (letting a great boat go to rot is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-16-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,423
Posted By appick
Re: Antifouling Paint for the Great Lakes

Also it's funny to watch most people putting a new coat of bottom paint on every year in my yard in the spring. I just wonder WHY? At the end of the season my boats no different than theirs so why...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-16-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,423
Posted By appick
Re: Antifouling Paint for the Great Lakes

SV finally getting that beautiful Luders ready for the water next season? We've used Interlux's Fiberglass BottomKote with good success. We put it on top of some older bottom paint just by scuffing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-08-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 4,754
Posted By appick
Re: Dinghy mods

I'm beginning to sense a theme here. He is just looking for approval... So here you go. Ok you're right. You're smarter than 99.99% of all the other cruisers out there, and you've designed the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-23-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,421
Posted By appick
Re: Fiberglass repair, and a fail

Were you able to prep the area well? Sand it with 80 or 120 grit in order to give it something to bite to. Also clean with acetone once sanding is done. Then as said before a proper fillet and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-23-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,982
Posted By appick
Re: Ice damage

I've seen what's been said here already. Some boats that have been neglected with ice in the bilge didn't have any problems. A friends Bayfield 32C when he got it was a repo and the bilge was full...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-17-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,580
Posted By appick
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