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Search: Posts Made By: Reefpoints
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By Reefpoints
Re: Bottom paint, not sure I believe the Interlux advice..

That's exactly what doesn't compute to me. West epoxy doesn't need a sealant. West epoxy IS a barrier coat. I don't understand the difference between (a) applying ablative to a tacky Interlux...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By Reefpoints
Re: Bottom paint, not sure I believe the Interlux advice..

Ok, I'll follow the Interlux advice. I was really hoping to have the project done in a day - both blister repair and bottom paint touch-up all tidied up.

With these temperatures the epoxy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By Reefpoints
Bottom paint, not sure I believe the Interlux advice..

I posted a question on the Interlux forum (yachtpaint.com) on how to apply micron extra (ablative bottom paint) on to freshly applied West System epoxy (still "hot" or tacky but not fully cured)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-26-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By Reefpoints
Re: Backstay masthead setup - Need guidance

Thanks all for your help, I wanted to follow up:

I've decided to replace the backstay (and I won't be using tangs). Since I had already replaced my forestay (search my recent threads) and now...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-25-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By Reefpoints
Re: Backstay masthead setup - Need guidance

That makes a lot of sense - thank you!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By Reefpoints
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By Reefpoints
Re: Backstay masthead setup - Need guidance

I just noticed in my boat manual that it specifies the shrouds and forestay wires to 7/32" size, but the backstay is spec'd at 3/16". Why would that be? Why should it be a size smaller?

Seems...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By Reefpoints
Re: Backstay masthead setup - Need guidance

Wow - a lot of great insight and advice from you all - thank you!

Faster,

I don't know how old the rig is, this my 3rd season with the boat. Everyone's advice is making me lean toward...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-22-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By Reefpoints
Backstay masthead setup - Need guidance

Hello all, I believe I may have found yet another thing to fix!

I was in the process of re-attaching the masthead to the mast in preparation for wiring when I was struck by how weird my backstay...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By Reefpoints
Re: Ablative paint to cured barrier coat?

Very true!

Here is Interlux's response:

Reefpoints,

We recommend the following procedure:

1. Allow the product to fully cure. This generally takes 3-7 days, depending on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-19-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By Reefpoints
Re: Ablative paint to cured barrier coat?

Wow, that is one rough site. At first it wouldn't let me register since it had identified me as spam! I'm not spam, I promise. (It eventually allowed me after I turned off my proxy and VPN - I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-19-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By Reefpoints
Re: Ablative paint to cured barrier coat?

Do you know of a good type/brand of primer appropriate for this?

FstBttms, Thank you - I'll ask this question there too.

desert rat, sorry I said rubbing alcohol but in fact I use denatured...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-19-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By Reefpoints
Ablative paint to cured barrier coat?

When I was applying barrier coat to my rudder this past weekend (after many repairs), it never occurred to me that I would want to apply the bottom paint (Micron extra) in the "hot" fashion before...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By Reefpoints
Re: Did I do this sta-lok fitting correctly?

Thanks everyone for your thoughts!



Bubblehead,

Yes, the spacing isn't perfect. I had a little bit of a gap on either side of the slot. Then when I compressed it, the strands spiraled a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By Reefpoints
Re: G5 (5 min epoxy) vs regular West System

Sorry I don't have pics! This is the area surrounding the backstay chainplate deck penetration. I need to get this done quickly so the chainplate can be re-installed and ready for the rig to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By Reefpoints
Re: Did I do this sta-lok fitting correctly?

You can just see the slot - the dark area where the strands exit the threaded portion.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By Reefpoints
Re: G5 (5 min epoxy) vs regular West System

Ok, given that - I think I'll just use G5 for fairing in the surface flaws and use the regular stuff for the glasswork and surface coats.

Thanks all!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By Reefpoints
Re: G5 (5 min epoxy) vs regular West System

I should'v mentioned that the area is small, about 3" wide by 6" long. So at about 55 degrees I would definitely have time to thicken and apply it. When we say it isn't as strong (which is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By Reefpoints
G5 (5 min epoxy) vs regular West System

How much weaker or worse is the G5 (West System) 5 minute epoxy than the standard West System 105/205 epoxy?

With such a cold winter, I haven't completed as much epoxy work as I was hoping to and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By Reefpoints
Did I do this sta-lok fitting correctly?

Hi all,

I did my first sta-lok fitting yesterday and wasn't 100% sure I did it right. After I tightened it, I loosened it to inspect the form of the wire before I put in the dab of life-caulk. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By Reefpoints
Re: Advice on installing NMEA 2000 field installable connectors?

MarcHall,

That would be preferred, but the mast is about 100' from the boat right now. I won't be there to crimp/solder connections when the mast is re-installed. So, I have to have the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By Reefpoints
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By Reefpoints
Re: Advice on installing NMEA 2000 field installable connectors?

Is that the same as the silicone grease found in the plumbing dept (used for faucets, hose-bibs, etc)?

Or is the silicone grease used for electrical connections a different formulation?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By Reefpoints
Re: Advice on installing NMEA 2000 field installable connectors?

After the screw terminals were secured and dabbed w/ loctite, I was planning on giving both sides of the connectors (screw terminals and the mating-pins) a quick spritz of T9 Boeshield. Is that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-19-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By Reefpoints
Advice on installing NMEA 2000 field installable connectors?

Hi folks, does anyone have any special methods to REALLY ensure that the wires stay in their screwed in terminals in the N2K field installable connectors?

One idea I had was to solder them, but...
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