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Search: Posts Made By: tommays
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By tommays
Re: cutting down a rig

Sounds bad because so MANY things will be in the wrong place BUT then again the rig on the Cal 29 is much heaver than the 35' i race on ?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 5 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By tommays
Re: Buy a fresh or saltwater boat?

http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss91/tommays/2013-07-22124844_zpse4ee75f3.jpg (http://s565.photobucket.com/user/tommays/media/2013-07-22124844_zpse4ee75f3.jpg.html)

43 years of salt and one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,103
Posted By tommays
Re: Paint for Cabin

Valspar exterior at lowes

http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss91/tommays/Seafever/PB292612.jpg (http://s565.photobucket.com/user/tommays/media/Seafever/PB292612.jpg.html)
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,055
Posted By tommays
Re: Ablative anti-fouling paint, One coat or ten?

http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss91/tommays/Seafever/2011_05210006.jpg (http://s565.photobucket.com/user/tommays/media/Seafever/2011_05210006.jpg.html)

Having recovered from 20 coats of this
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 916
Posted By tommays
Re: Traveler Alternatives

There 4:1 with 65' of 3/8 line on each

By having the two independent units they function like a traveler and allow a LOT of sail control like when you need to ease off but dont want to dump the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 916
Posted By tommays
Re: Traveler Alternatives

http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss91/tommays/Seafever/2011_09120020.jpg (http://s565.photobucket.com/user/tommays/media/Seafever/2011_09120020.jpg.html)
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By tommays
Re: What next for Ainia?

Well

I bought J24 # 2733 new in late 1981 and #2930 used in about 2008

The J24 and J30 were early boats and the first big sellers the core issues are well know

The J24 was there first boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By tommays
Re: What next for Ainia?

http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss91/tommays/P5212467.jpg

IMHP and seeing first hand how jboats age out below the waterline balsa cored hulls are off my list as it's hard enough keeping a deck...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By tommays
Re: Samson post or cleat?

http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss91/tommays/Seafever/2010_11070010.jpg

http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss91/tommays/Seafever/2011_09120026.jpg

IMHP the post is much stronger and it's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 882
Posted By tommays
Re: Alexseal vs Awlgrip vs one-part paint

The ISSUE with Alwgrip and Perfection is that IF you WET_SAND or BUFF to blend a repair you WILL damage its outer coating which is WHAT MAKES IT LAST

And yes i have worked with boat and like...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 132
Views: 4,123
Posted By tommays
Re: How does the marine industry price?

http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss91/tommays/work%20pictures/rsg401.jpg (http://s565.photobucket.com/user/tommays/media/work%20pictures/rsg401.jpg.html)
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 5,901
Posted By tommays
re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

Well

I now have owned the Cal 29 6 years 4 in the water after refit which is a stout boat with a LARGE enclosed head which everybody loves even people i take out for a casual one time day trip
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By tommays
Re: Painting, fiberglass repair, ect

http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss91/tommays/Seafever/a941a9c6.jpg (http://s565.photobucket.com/user/tommays/media/Seafever/a941a9c6.jpg.html)
my color inspiration was are first big boat a 1981...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By tommays
Re: Holes.... Everywhere, holes...

The plugs were cut to match the original core and epoxied in the glass was beveled out to a reasonable distance and then a layup was done to the original thickness finished with some fairing compound
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,268
Posted By tommays
Re: High out put alternator

I am Never at the power dock the solar panned and Genasun control have allowed the boat to remaine shore power independent year round
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,268
Posted By tommays
Re: High out put alternator

http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss91/tommays/Seafever/2011_04040033.jpg (http://s565.photobucket.com/user/tommays/media/Seafever/2011_04040033.jpg.html)
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By tommays
Re: Holes.... Everywhere, holes...

http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss91/tommays/Seafever/2011_12110012.jpg (http://s565.photobucket.com/user/tommays/media/Seafever/2011_12110012.jpg.html)

It depends i am a paint person as my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,340
Posted By tommays
Re: Almost sank my boat... Prop Shaft - backup retainer?

http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss91/tommays/Seafever/2011_12110008.jpg (http://s565.photobucket.com/user/tommays/media/Seafever/2011_12110008.jpg.html)

With the correct dimples and REQUIRED...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By tommays
Re: Rod Rigging Replacement

The test for the rod is to see IF it WILL take a new head in the machine

At this point If it does NOT you have no recourse BUT it would be failing real soon if this was the case

The threaded...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,719
Posted By tommays
Re: Battens Vs No Battens

http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss91/tommays/Seafever/seafevercroped_zpse51bf490.jpg (http://s565.photobucket.com/user/tommays/media/Seafever/seafevercroped_zpse51bf490.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-12-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,264
Posted By tommays
Re: Remove embedded carriage bolts, then my strut, on the water?

http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss91/tommays/Seafever/2010_0418_131635.jpg (http://s565.photobucket.com/user/tommays/media/Seafever/2010_0418_131635.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-03-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,283
Posted By tommays
Re: Repower question

Working on washdown machines for a living i see a few issues due to the location of things so close to the stuffing box

The thrust bearing and motor are going to get hammered with every drop of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-30-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By tommays
Re: Around Long Island Regatta (ALIR)

Good luck Barry and be real careful off ALL THE FISHING boat and ship traffic along the south shore

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 2,711
Posted By tommays
Re: What kind of work do you do to finance your sailing?

I afforded it when i had NOTHING with some crappy garage sale 11' dingy and was happy and content

I afford it with more than i could have ever dreamed of making with a 1970 29' boat and am still...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By tommays
Re: The right prop for my boat

The folder can have a better shape because it does not have to make a compromise on drag

The folders REVERSE ability is tugboat like and you will be shocked
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