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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-24-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 965
Posted By dohcdelsol93
The first pic is work I did lol. Hopefully the...

The first pic is work I did lol. Hopefully the rain will stop soon and I can get back to work
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-23-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 965
Posted By dohcdelsol93
Here is the area that made me decide the entire...

Here is the area that made me decide the entire bottom coat was coming off. As I was sanding these chunks just kept popping out....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-23-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 965
Posted By dohcdelsol93
http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz145/flipflop9...

http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz145/flipflop93/20151221_173228_zpsiqswnfkm.jpg (http://s822.photobucket.com/user/flipflop93/media/20151221_173228_zpsiqswnfkm.jpg.html)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-23-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 965
Posted By dohcdelsol93
Keep in mind I can flick of parts of this gelcoat...

Keep in mind I can flick of parts of this gelcoat with bare fingernails at 90% of these unopened cracks. You can push on them and see the gelcoat has separated from the hull at almost every one
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-23-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 965
Posted By dohcdelsol93
http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz145/flipflop9...

http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz145/flipflop93/20151221_173221_zps8jrsy0ff.jpg (http://s822.photobucket.com/user/flipflop93/media/20151221_173221_zps8jrsy0ff.jpg.html)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-23-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 965
Posted By dohcdelsol93
Thats what she looks like under the gel coat,...

Thats what she looks like under the gel coat, nice and smooth finish. Took maybe 20 min to get her like that using a small flat head screw driver and a sanded. I now have chizels!

Ok now for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-23-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 965
Posted By dohcdelsol93
http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz145/flipflop9...

http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz145/flipflop93/20151221_173215_zpsx73ukbtm.jpg (http://s822.photobucket.com/user/flipflop93/media/20151221_173215_zpsx73ukbtm.jpg.html)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-22-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 965
Posted By dohcdelsol93
I will be using a high build epoxy primer to...

I will be using a high build epoxy primer to paint over the bare fiberglass. I am 100% sure that the gelcoat is coming off. The fiberglass under it is very smooth after I prep her but i will also be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-21-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 965
Posted By dohcdelsol93
It will be the weekend before I'm home during...

It will be the weekend before I'm home during daylight hours. I'll try to take pics then. I'll try to describe my situation better


My gel coat is so thin and cracked so bad it looks like I my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-19-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 965
Posted By dohcdelsol93
Ok so good news and bad news. Bad news:...

Ok so good news and bad news.


Bad news: after sanding off a six foot section of bottom coat today I found that the cracked gelcoat is worse than expected. I'd literally have to coat nearly the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-17-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 965
Posted By dohcdelsol93
Soda blasting is about 150 an hour locally so not...

Soda blasting is about 150 an hour locally so not worth it in my opnion. The gel coat is cracking because its an old cheaply built boat.

I agree on the cost of the repairs which is why I'm both...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-17-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 965
Posted By dohcdelsol93
So playing devils advocate here. Lets say that I...

So playing devils advocate here. Lets say that I decide I take a week off work and just remove the entire gel coat below the water line. Can I then just barrier coat followed by ablative paint (...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-17-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 965
Posted By dohcdelsol93
Thank you so much for the info. I do realize that...

Thank you so much for the info. I do realize that removal of entire gel coat would be best. I just don't want to go through all that work!

I've sent an email into us epoxies to ask them about a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-17-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 965
Posted By dohcdelsol93
Bottom repairs? Need some advice

Hey guys and gal. I have a San Juan 26 and the bottom needs some tic. I have owned her two seasons. I pulled her out this fall to re paint the bottom but have run into an issue. Big suprise there eh?...
Forum: MacGregor   11-08-2012
Replies: 102
Views: 126,580
Posted By dohcdelsol93
Re: Why all the fuss about mcgregor 26's

i've talked to a guy who has taken his V-22 to the bahamas and back.

he had no issues, just waited on weather.

You can take a kayak across the gulf stream if you really wanted to...look at what...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-03-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By dohcdelsol93
Re: New Sailor From Upstate

The ceremony for her renaming will probably take place this coming week
Due to superstition I feel I should not discuss her previous name nor her new name until after the ceremony.


After all...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-02-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By dohcdelsol93
New Sailor From Upstate

Hi all. I've spent the past 2 years rebuilding my 1964 westwind 21from keel up. Custom swing keel. All new standing rigging and running rigging. All new paint and all hardware removed and resealed....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-02-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,988
Posted By dohcdelsol93
Re: Texas to Mex. Riviera, to Cayamans

Im very interested in hearing about this trip. Im planning a very similar trip in a boat about the same size. Would love to know what routes you took. What wind/current. Conditions affect the wave...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-24-2012
Replies: 257
Views: 46,251
Posted By dohcdelsol93
Re: Can I sail to the Bahamas with NO experience?

why must he buy a 15-20K boat?

has this trip not been made thousands of times in much smaller/cheaper boats???

Catalinas...Compacs...Cape dorys...pindles...dare i say macgreggors???


for...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-22-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By dohcdelsol93
thanks for the kind words! turns out she...

thanks for the kind words!

turns out she seem to be an old luger boat, pre venture!

a westwind or winward 21, either way very similar to the venture 21

just picked up the new trailer for...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   04-18-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3,090
Posted By dohcdelsol93
i was thinking jan-march as thats my slow time of...

i was thinking jan-march as thats my slow time of year (i repair lawn equipment)

I would love the keys in the mid of summer. For me the hotter the better and i only plan on sailing mornings...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   04-18-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3,090
Posted By dohcdelsol93
i'll have to google Marathon. I've only...

i'll have to google Marathon.

I've only been as far south as Venice. I love the blue water and white sand. Used to vacation in Jamaica and Mexico often before i got a wife and then the kids.
...
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-17-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,435
Posted By dohcdelsol93
teaching someone how to be a technician is like...

teaching someone how to be a technician is like teaching someone to be an artist.

you can be taught to draw a circle or a line but we would never want to see your stuff on display at an art show. ...
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-17-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,435
Posted By dohcdelsol93
don't waste your time with classes. Find a...

don't waste your time with classes.

Find a local diesel tech on craigslist that likes to sail, fish or even just drink beer out on the water.

In exchange for your beer/food/fuel/boat get him to...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   04-17-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3,090
Posted By dohcdelsol93
I live in the upstate of SC so i'll be trailering...

I live in the upstate of SC so i'll be trailering the boat to the keys.

I've yet to set a destination to set sail. Hopefully not far from the hundreds of uninhabited islands that are around the...
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