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Search: Posts Made By: abrahamx
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,051
Posted By abrahamx
Re: Drilling out stainless steel screws :(

Just went through the same thing. I did all the same and ended up using a carbide bit I happened to have. Drilled through it like butter.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,580
Posted By abrahamx
Re: Safety while sailing the world - avoiding becoming a victim of crime

I aint cruising anywhere if I have to stay away from drugs. :cool:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,398
Posted By abrahamx
Re: Any one know a thing or two about booms

it is a pia. I stabbed the pad under my thumb with a slotted screw driver bit on the end of my impact wrench trying to get the aft sheve off. I lost the line inside the boom then took off the fore...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,398
Posted By abrahamx
Re: Any one know a thing or two about booms

already did that but its cool. I dont expect you to read the whole post before replying. Maybe I will start a new thread.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,398
Posted By abrahamx
Re: Any one know a thing or two about booms

do I need a fitting or should I just tie a bowline.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,398
Posted By abrahamx
Re: Any one know a thing or two about booms

No wonder it would not pull through. I have two blocks about two feet apart with the bitter end running through them. then a cable runs the length of the boom connected to the end or the aft block....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,398
Posted By abrahamx
Re: Any one know a thing or two about booms

Now I'm left with a stainless screw that I can not drill into to get out.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,398
Posted By abrahamx
Re: Any one know a thing or two about booms

So I cut off the chaffed end of my outhaul, along with the stopper knot and taped on some extra line to pull it through. It would not go, something was stopping it . So I untaped the line and went...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By abrahamx
Whats on the hole where your outhaul comes out?

On my boom I am replacing the outhaul line. the boat is new to me and I noticed that the reason why the line was highly chaffed is because the hole it is comming out is just a raw drilled hole with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By abrahamx
Spring comish deisel question

I topped off my tank last autumn but never put in any diesel stabalizer or whatever it is. Do I need to put in new diesel or is there a way to tell if the diesel is good or not?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 2,405
Posted By abrahamx
Re: What's the right thing to do?

Show them this thread or a print out of it to help convince them. Not your problem.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,052
Posted By abrahamx
Re: How much paint will I need to do the bottom of a 30 footer

I will do. I just brushed cleaned it last autumn and will brush it off with some fresh water before painting. So just a quick rinse and tape up and paint. the bottom has an interlux sealer on it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,052
Posted By abrahamx
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,052
Posted By abrahamx
Re: How much paint will I need to do the bottom of a 30 footer

Thanks for the detailed reply. So I cant just use my green frog tape?:eek: that is what I would have used otherwise. Glad you brought it up.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By abrahamx
Re: Drilling the rudder for moisture

Yea, I guess you are right. These are just big cracks about a good 2-3 inches in dia. Its just a big spider web type crack with water comming out the middle. Should I just use a hole saw and cut...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By abrahamx
Re: Drilling the rudder for moisture

How far did you drill in and did you see water fairly quickly?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By abrahamx
Re: Drilling the rudder for moisture

the water is at the bottom though. I can see two big cracks/blisters on each side toward the bottom with water comming out. I was going to wait till next spring to drill it but after seeing that I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 818
Posted By abrahamx
Re: are these blisters

forgot to add pics. http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp296/adamabraham/20140405_1441011.jpg (http://s421.photobucket.com/user/adamabraham/media/20140405_1441011.jpg.html)


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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By abrahamx
Drilling the rudder for moisture

My rudder has moisture in it and I finally decided to drill some holes in the bottom to allow it to come out as it is blistering the side and comming out anyway. I started to drill a hole and went...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 818
Posted By abrahamx
Re: are these blisters

ok, I poked around a tad and I found that the vc17 rubbed right off with a wire brush. the light blue/grey underneath is the epoxy sealer. Not sure what was used. Right under that is a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,052
Posted By abrahamx
How much paint will I need to do the bottom of a 30 footer

I am painting my tartan 30 for the first time. I will be using vc17 and I swear someone told me that they use 2quarts but the chart for the product says I will need a gallon and a half. I dont want...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By abrahamx
Re: Some HIN discussion

A guy I know who has a t30 hull 148 and is a 73 and I have hull 140(a 72). We are trying to find out where the cut off date is on hull no.'s for the year 1972. And I am trying to find out what...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By abrahamx
Re: Some HIN discussion

Yep, know all about the z part but still have questions. Thats why I brought it up. My boat is great but its always interesting to find out about the past.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By abrahamx
Some HIN discussion

0hz25644g472 thats my HIN. Can anyone tell me anything about it? I am curious as to why I have the Z. As far as I know it has never been trashed. Would this be cuz it was built before hin's and...
Forum: Great Lakes 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By abrahamx
Re: LAME that there is no Lake St. Clair section

I honestly dont care much about traffic. I was just hoping to find a section on lake st clair specifically that I could post in. No biggie either way.
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