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Search: Posts Made By: c25
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-02-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By c25
QUestion about epoxy. What is "kicking"?

Poor terminology for intructions as, even between chemists, the "let it kick before..." verbiage probably wouldn''t find agreement with regard to what "kick" meant...or at least the extent of the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-25-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 1,832
Posted By c25
Where not to go on Lake Mich

Irwin,

I picked up Cal 25 last fall. I''ve been a power boater for many years and wanted to give the ''dark side'' or ''light side'' a try, depending on your point of view...I guess the light...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-24-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 1,832
Posted By c25
Where not to go on Lake Mich

Irwin,

I worked the race committee boat a number of times last year on your wednesday night races (prior to buying a boat..now I probably won''t have the time). A buddy of mine is a RYC...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-24-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 1,832
Posted By c25
Where not to go on Lake Mich

As long as we have a couple people here that know enough where not to go...what are the better places to go? I hail out of Racine.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-21-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 1,236
Posted By c25
Interior cushion cleaning

Rent a "steam" (actually hot water extraction) carpet cleaner from a rental store. They will usually have an upholstery attachment that will work well for cushions. Hot water extraction is th ebest...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-21-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 1,058
Posted By c25
Radio Check

I''ve boated on South Lake Michigan for many years. For a radio check use channel 9. If no reponse there then try 68 or 69 as there is plenty of traffic that will help you out. If you plan on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-20-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 1,862
Posted By c25
Boats and Luxury Watches

If

"This isn''t spam or anything like that. This is also more than some class project since the venture capitalist funding this project will be making real decision based on its findings. "
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-20-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 1,240
Posted By c25
Fiberglass lifetime URGENT

I can offer two observations with respect to rigging and fresh water boats...

1) I purchased a 1969 Cal 25 in Chicago last fall. It was a fresh water boat it''s entire life & has the original...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-30-2004
Replies: 17
Views: 2,352
Posted By c25
Building a FRG Boat.

The posts above offer some good advice. If you''d like to get a better idea of what your up against look into the following books:

>Boat Strength by Dave Gerr (all materials)

>The Nature of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-15-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 897
Posted By c25
Salvage Hurricane Equipment

The boats are being moved, but as others have said..not part by part:

http://www.usauctions.com/

http://www.insalvage.com/
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-14-2004
Replies: 15
Views: 2,188
Posted By c25
Mast base organizer?

You may want to take a look at Seals & Spars in California...they have plates of various sizes.

http://www.sealsspars.com/
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-10-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 879
Posted By c25
New mast invention

Certainly has add-like qualities doesn''t it.

This link (copy & paste all of it in your address bar) will take you to the patent. Unfortunately the drawings are not available.
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-08-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 1,183
Posted By c25
blisters on top of cabin

You need a surveyor to give you a better picture of what you''re looking at. Among other things s/he will do percussion testing and check moisture levels where ever the deck/sole....has been...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-29-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,908
Posted By c25
100% Surtax ?

Jack,

I work with & travel to EU on a fairly regular basis. I''ll be heading over to the Netherlands in a couple weeks. I hear the same as you when I talk to people as I travel. Even sitting...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-20-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 1,585
Posted By c25
masthead lighting problem

Edel,

I was going to mention the same thing (3/16 to small in halyardz''s application), but was rushed when I first saw the post. I just re-wired my 30 foot mast and was on the ragged edge (a bit...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-14-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 6,664
Posted By c25
"Blue Book" Value of a Boat

BUC isn''t it...they use a standard depreciation formula(as does NADA) that in many cases (depends on the boat) is useless.

ABOS is what I was thinking of. If remember correctly they at least...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-13-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 6,664
Posted By c25
"Blue Book" Value of a Boat

There is at least one ''blue book'' that brokers have access to. The surveyor I recently hired also checked a site online for recent settled prices of sold boats (may be the same book/reference as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-07-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By c25
Newport 30 Sheaves

Greg,

You might want to check out

http://www.zephyrwerks.com/

For the lack of any other source they''ll be making 4 sheaves for me sometime this winter.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-23-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 1,358
Posted By c25
newport

Barry,

That sums up quite a few things & is the basic truth in many cases. It''s amazing how many people buy & re-buy boats like this, have a good time with them, and continue the "two-foot-itis"...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-13-2004
Replies: 0
Views: 716
Posted By c25
Davis Mega-Light

With cold weather not too far away the boat is now on the hard. I took the mast down & will be refitting a few things. I plan to replace the anchor light and I''m looking at the Davis Mega-Light...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-18-2004
Replies: 16
Views: 9,773
Posted By c25
cleaning lines & sheets

Thanks for the comments....Just a followup...I washed all the lines at a laundromat that had rolling-drum type washers. The lines came out beautiful. Colors popped out and they feel & smell clean...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-13-2004
Replies: 16
Views: 9,773
Posted By c25
cleaning lines & sheets

I recently purchased a good old boat and some of the lines & sheets are old & sort of grimy looking. While I decide what I want to replace, can sheets & lines be washed to clean them up? I''d...
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