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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 962
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Ran aground!

Yes! Absolutely!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 962
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Ran aground!

There are three kinds of sailors: 1) those who have run aground 2) those who will run aground 3) those who have run aground and lie about it. You've checked a box. Now move on to something...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   5 Days Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 9,255
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Kiwi-grip Non-Skid deck finish...

My non-skid was a waffle patters in the FBP. The PO had painted it with some sort of grey paint with a texture additive. After years of use the result was heinous. SO, I bought a gallon of KG and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 744
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Ideas for interior bulkhead coatings?

I used KiwiGrip on the inside of my lazarette. Took minutes to apply with the "loopy goopy roller". It textured nicely, cleans well and hides imperfections. A little expensive but it might be your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,040
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Anyone sewn a dodger?

I need to disagree with TravellerW on one point. A "serious machine" is nice but not required. We recently sewed a boat cover (roughly 30' X 16') out of Sunbrella. At some locations up to 10...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 142
Views: 6,257
Posted By DonScribner
Re: 70year olds get rescued 7 times in 7 months

This smacks of "I've been around boats all my life" or "Sailing aint rocket science". Both could be true, but a respect for the sea as a fickle mistress is a good thing. And putting others at risk...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 3,317
Posted By DonScribner
Re: What type of Keel do you prefer....

I don't think the question was "What is the best keel?" but rather, "What do you like about YOUR keel?".

Our Lancer 25 has a shoal keel and draws 30". The keel is long, about 8-10 feet, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 891
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Any ideas for inside hatch trim?

I did the same as guitarguy56 but went a little deeper. I covered the top side with camper foam tape then sprayed it with adhesive and applied a stretchy fabric that matched my head liner. I then...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 1,939
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Bedding Deadlights w/ Butyl tape, DC795 and Screws

What you're talking about is what we in the industry call a "structural glazed joint". Skip the screws. With VHB they are not required. Set the VHB 1/4 inch back from the edge, adhere to the cabin,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Pirate skeleton found...

Here in America things are different. All our pirates are in congress. They hide their skeletons in closets.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Mast Stepping System

Hi Wes,

we trailer our Lancer 25 every possible weekend which means stepping the mast, well . . . Every weekend. Got pretty good at it over the years. A gin pole and bridles will get it up in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-30-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,223
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Are Fake Cannons Lame?

No, fake cannons are fully acceptable. This one uses compressed air and flour for effect. I've received accolades and several trophies in parades in Maine. Also turned a couple of heads going down...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-22-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,282
Posted By DonScribner
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-16-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 698
Posted By DonScribner
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-08-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By DonScribner
New mooring Portland Maine

I'm going to get on the mooring list someplace in Portland, ME in about three weeks. I'm planning on a spot right off of East End Beach, by the Prom. Does anybody have opinions on that spot? Any...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-05-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 740
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Structural question for you engineering types

The mast is primarily in compression at any location that you can reach. So the holes will be no problem provided they don't give the impression of your run-of-the-mill cheese grater. And, whenever...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-13-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Cheap Blue Tarps

I've made 2 covers out of those cheap blue tarps. Note that I said "made covers". I used the tarp as fabric, cut and sewed to make a well-fitted custom cover. But also note that I said I made 2 of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-07-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Need help pricing a dinghy...

Eric,

I know nothing about inflateable dinghies but I've sold a few things on ebay, Craigslist and the local paper. If you'll indulge me for a minute, I'll give you my perspective. The item is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-02-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By DonScribner
Hi Tom Have you considered a BoomKicker? We...

Hi Tom

Have you considered a BoomKicker? We really like ours. Keeps the boom off the deck and gives the vang something to play with

Don
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-02-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 919
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Questions about this anchor

Anchors . . . here we go. Can't we talk about something simple? Religion or politics, maybe?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-27-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Motor choice for sirius 21'

I don't know about the physiology of the Sirius 21, but I don't think a shorter shaft is necessarilly out of question. A few questions to answer before you dismiss the shorty. How low to the water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-11-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 168
Posted By DonScribner
Maine Booklet Charts

For those smallish boaters out there, you are probably familiar with NOAA Booklet charts; NOAA charts broken down into 8 1/2 X 11 sheets, ideal for general navigation . . . you know the drill. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-13-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,029
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Mooring Help

The cleat normally goes in a spot that can' t be stepped on unless you're really trying. It's also the spot where most if not all manafacturers have placed it for 50 years or more. That's probably...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-12-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,100
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Choosing a Domestic Sewing Machine

Way too many words . . . sorry. I fell asleep after the part about . . . well, I forget, I was asleep. But to add my 3 cents. We just completed a mainsail kit from Sailrite. Our circa 1980 Singer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-12-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By DonScribner
Re: The Eggemoggin Reach in upper Penobscot Bay.

We sailed the reach about a month ago on our 8 day excursion to P Bay. Left Northeast Harbor at about 10. Passed between Hog and White at about 2; just in time for the afternoon south-westerlies to...
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