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Search: Posts Made By: Captainmeme
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Need Help with Neglected Boat

As others have stated, get a pump. I like the sump pump idea. Just be sure it is powered from a GFI outlet. Also you want to buy a jar of Vicks Vapor rub. Before you enter the boat after it is pumped...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: anti seize thread locker

Yes, after reading the description of blue Loctite I will use it. Thanks for all the responses.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By Captainmeme
anti seize thread locker

I drilled and tapped holes on a plate on the mast where the halyard winch mounts. There is no way to get a nut on the other side. Is there a product that combines anti seize and thread lock? The mast...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 375
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: LPG ALARM SENSOR. Where do I fit it.

I use the Fireboy from Xintex. And I wouldn't mount a tank without a sensor controlled solenoid.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 375
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: LPG ALARM SENSOR. Where do I fit it.

I have two sensors. One sits directly under the stove. There is (will be, still under construction) a panel that is in front of the sensor. The panel creates a box that allows the propane to collect...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 4,415
Posted By Captainmeme
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 2,217
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Looking for Standard Horizon DS-1 depth sounder

Zombie thread, awaken and walk among the active.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 2,833
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: How Old is Your Boat

23 and never been in the water. They come from the factory in various stages of construction. I bought her from the original owner who while finishing her had a nervous breakdown. Now I know why. She...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Dow Great stuff foam

Thanks for the offer. I do have some insulation boards left over from other projects. I have been searching the internet for the two part foam in small quantities, less that a half gallon. Alos found...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Dow Great stuff foam

I think I'll follow the advice and use thin plywood covered by glass with insulation boards inside. I was thinking of lining the inside of the ice box with visqueen supported by plywood.
Then fill...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By Captainmeme
Dow Great stuff foam

I need to build a lid for the ice box. The lid measures around 14 x 16 inches and lays on top of the counter. What I thought I would do is use Dow Great Stuff as the insulation. Anyone know if Dow...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,277
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Cracked bow (pic), would you buy?

Yea, don't use bondo, use a thicken epoxy mixture as a filler. However if you have used bondo doing auto body repair those skills are transferable to boat repair.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,277
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Cracked bow (pic), would you buy?

To the OP, what skills do you have? Ever do auto body work? How about wood working? Got tools? What does it look like on the inside where the crack is? Does the gel coat show fractures further away...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 691
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: DC Refrigeration Wiring

Well I found out the Isotherm has a low voltage cutout circuit built in. Fired the unit up yesterday for the first time using an extra battery. Unit ran for about a minute then shut off. Disconnected...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 3,371
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

What about a small gaff rigged boat? Something like this:
New Boats, Beetle Cat Boat Shop, traditional wooden boat builders, gaff rigged, one-design sailboats...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 3,371
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

Did someone say Sunfish in New York?
14ft sunfish sailboat with trailer (http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/boa/4964620861.html)

You might want to take a look in Craigslist, seems to be many...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 3,371
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

I was thinking along the lines of a boat mentioned in this thread http://www.sailnet.com/forums/general-discussion-sailing-related/195673-old-mahogany-finn.html#post2699873

Its on a trailer.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 691
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: DC Refrigeration Wiring

I'm in the process of installing an Isotherm SP unit. Got the holes drilled ready to mount the assemblies. Powered from the breaker box and like the OP if the drop is significant power will be moved...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,230
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: 26 foot catalina open water?

I did the horn of Florida in a 25 ft Hunter fixed keel. Watch the weather. I left Marco and did an overnight to Ft Jefferson. No big deal. From Ft. Jefferson up through the Marquesas to Key West....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By Captainmeme
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,078
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Top of compression post is rotten

Think I'd be looking at white oak as a replacement. Laminate multiple boards to get the proper thickness.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,078
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Top of compression post is rotten

Nothing wrong with replacing the top 6 inches of the post as long as the rest of the post is sound. Is the bulkhead attached to the post? Check the deck under the mast for rot. And find out where...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,127
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Winch Bases Needed

OP, if all the load the wood sees is compression due to the bolts holding winch down, just might work. If you are going to bolt the winch to the wood then bolt that assembly to the boat, I don't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,582
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Obama Executive Order Declaring Sailingboats Tax-free

I was hoping for a unicorn in every pot.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,127
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Winch Bases Needed

To the OP, have you talked to a machine shop? Some shops have CNC milling machines. Machine time for aluminum would be less than stainless steel. Its a ring with four tapped holes, its not rocket...
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