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Search: Posts Made By: Wiley1
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-20-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 7,740
Posted By Wiley1
Interesting, many years ago while in NZ I...

Interesting, many years ago while in NZ I installed a 6 inch port hole directly over the main cabin table. The deck on my '65 is over 1/2 inch solid glass and then on the bottom is a sheet of 1/2...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 09-19-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,715
Posted By Wiley1
Curious, I worked for Bob Burke of Amy-Burke Inc....

Curious, I worked for Bob Burke of Amy-Burke Inc. (ABI) in Hawaii back in 1980 on the Meotai. This is the first I've heard that they are no longer in business...could you elaborate?
On another...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-19-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 6,507
Posted By Wiley1
Bottleinamessage, This is not to get on your...

Bottleinamessage, This is not to get on your case, so please don't take it that way. I did a small amount of research to see what the Viking people had to say about their rafts and they made no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-18-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 3,102
Posted By Wiley1
You are oobviously not a tool freak. Lots to add...

You are oobviously not a tool freak. Lots to add but if you don't find you need them up to this point then perhaps you can get by. However,

I'd add: hacksaw with lots of extra blades, two quart...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-17-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 7,740
Posted By Wiley1
Jags, Years ago I dropped my rudder and changed...

Jags,
Years ago I dropped my rudder and changed the packing gland at the top. Like many boats the Islander 33 came with either tiller or wheel steering. Mine is tiller steered. I told the yard where...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-17-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 7,740
Posted By Wiley1
Gee Jags, Sorry about your toe. However, I think...

Gee Jags, Sorry about your toe. However, I think you have the wrong thread. This thread is about Islander 33s.
And for the record: the rudder on 3I3s is hung off the keel. The rudder stock is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-09-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By Wiley1
My personal opinion that usless you are typing to...

My personal opinion that usless you are typing to get first hand material for a movie or book dealing with the inside of some foreign jails this is not a good plan. When cruising foreign waters one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-09-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,241
Posted By Wiley1
Here in the Pacific NW one has to completely tarp...

Here in the Pacific NW one has to completely tarp when doing any major sanding or grinding on a boat UNLESS they are using a tool designed for use with a vacuum to capture the dust (used with vacuum...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 09-08-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,858
Posted By Wiley1
To my mind one of the best cruising areas in the...

To my mind one of the best cruising areas in the world, especially after Labor Day weekend and before school lets out in the summer. The Gulf Islands fit in the same category. Nice pictures, thanks. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-07-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 6,507
Posted By Wiley1
I bought the Givens Bouy back in 1976, I just...

I bought the Givens Bouy back in 1976, I just looked at the current prices and had a bit of sticker shock. They were expensive back then but WOW the prices today. Still the big convincer for me was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-07-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 1,622
Posted By Wiley1
Well Brother, Is it possible? Certainly, however,...

Well Brother, Is it possible? Certainly, however, I am prone to think you may be putting the cart before the horse.

"I have never been on a sailboat " There is a learning curve involved with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-06-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,663
Posted By Wiley1
The two products you mention are thinner, more...

The two products you mention are thinner, more like a mastic product. If you need something thicker and more like a putty try: Z-Spar A-788 Splash Zone. I don't know how they recommend removing the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-05-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,200
Posted By Wiley1
John, In retrospect that is an obvious answer. I...

John, In retrospect that is an obvious answer. I only witnessed close up a peeling several years ago in the early 90's. Immensely obnoxious noise and the cutter head would create ripples exactly as...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-04-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,200
Posted By Wiley1
If a boat is pulled too green from a mold it not...

If a boat is pulled too green from a mold it not uncommon for some weird changes in shape to occur. I've seen small FG lapstrakes with almost offset "planks" as a result of being pulled too green...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-04-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,989
Posted By Wiley1
Ron, my wife had a canvas business for many...

Ron, my wife had a canvas business for many years, sewing marine canvas, dodgers and such. It is not uncommon for the thread to die before the sunbrella wears out. That being said, if the canvas is...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-03-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By Wiley1
Adamlein is "spot on" the poll needs serious work...

Adamlein is "spot on" the poll needs serious work before it ready for prime time. That being said and in an effort to get the survey back to some sort of seriousness.

Earlier today I voted...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-01-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,895
Posted By Wiley1
Wouter, If you were to drip or spatter paint...

Wouter,
If you were to drip or spatter paint upon your sails there's a very good chance you would not be able to get it out or off. At least so that there wouldn't be a permanent mark. So if one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-01-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,096
Posted By Wiley1
Yes, indeed congratulations on the solo sail!...

Yes, indeed congratulations on the solo sail! That feeling of independence is quite a rush! Brings back memories of my first serious single handed sail. At its successful conclusion I felt nineteen...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-31-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 12,045
Posted By Wiley1
Michael, I have a bit of long distance cruising...

Michael, I have a bit of long distance cruising experience and of boats in general* and that is why I asked "Why such a big boat?".

All I can assume is Lady Luck shines continuously on you, your...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-31-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 12,045
Posted By Wiley1
Why such a big boat? Wiley

Why such a big boat?

Wiley
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-30-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,610
Posted By Wiley1
My boat has tens of thousands of tiny blisters,...

My boat has tens of thousands of tiny blisters, all above the waterline. My blisters only extend as far as the veil coat, none I have found extend beyond the veil coat into the laminate itself. In my...
Forum: Diesel 08-30-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 3,132
Posted By Wiley1
Here's a product that gets rave reviews from...

Here's a product that gets rave reviews from members on another forum that I subscribe to:
Evapo-Rust Rust Remover Home (http://www.evaporust.com/)

For large areas and items that cannot be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-30-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 4,406
Posted By Wiley1
I have thought about replying to this thread for...

I have thought about replying to this thread for a day or so and finally came to a conclusion that I needed to make a point not made.

Jeff is correct in his history of fiberglass boats and there...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-28-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,344
Posted By Wiley1
Tom, what is your intended use for the boat? I'm...

Tom, what is your intended use for the boat? I'm assuming racing is not what you are contemplating as you mentioned hank on head sails. Are you going to be cruising to more or less primitive...
Forum: Diesel 08-27-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,419
Posted By Wiley1
Bob, as a general rule of thumb it is not...

Bob, as a general rule of thumb it is not considered to be a good practice to use multiple flex couplers one after another; so the pushing the shaft back such that it interferred with the rudder by...
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