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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-02-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 44,572
Posted By lostsheep
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

I just finished your book as well. Thoroughly enjoyed it. I can totally relate to your character. I have never sailed in my life, other than a weekend scuba charter in Santa Barbara many years ago. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-01-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 4,922
Posted By lostsheep
Re: Good prices on Sunbrella?

Sunbrella is the industry leader in marine fabrics. They have a proven track record.
It can be bought from upholstery/canvas suppliers, if you are a business. If you are in CA, for example, you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-06-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,244
Posted By lostsheep
Re: painted or anodized mast

What about powder coating?
How does it hold up?
I was wondering about the powder coating on a mast and other sundry items. I know nearly all motorcycle frames are now powder coated, and they take...
Forum: Living Aboard   12-09-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 5,941
Posted By lostsheep
Re: Salon cushion redo

I had an upholstery shop for a few years, doing lots of furniture, cars and an occasional boat. I moved to Oregon, and have been a truck owner-operator for the past 11 years. I still dabble in...
Forum: Living Aboard   12-09-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 5,941
Posted By lostsheep
Re: Salon cushion redo

Lovely blue fabric. A dacron inner wrap will help plump them up.
Forum: Living Aboard   12-09-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 5,941
Posted By lostsheep
Re: Salon cushion redo

You may also try creating a roll at the nose of the seat cushion. After plumping and restuffing, as above, measure in approximately 5 inches from the front edge.
Purchase some nice buttons (the...
Forum: Living Aboard   12-09-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 5,941
Posted By lostsheep
Re: Salon cushion redo

New foam is a bit spendy these days. Quite often foam may be revitalized by steaming. A simple garment steamer will re-moisturize the cushions, but a better method is to actually inject the steam...
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-12-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 698
Posted By lostsheep
Island Sailing Club

Anyone know of them in Portland, OR?
Basic keelboat lessons are about $399 plus $39 ASA membership.
Is this a good rate?
Forum: Living Aboard   11-02-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 6,983
Posted By lostsheep
Re: Dehumidifier in wet/rain PNW?

Harbor Freight Tools has the inter-locking foam anti-fatigue mats fairly cheap. A pkg of 4 is just $9.99. Black only, though....
Forum: SailNet FAQ   11-02-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By lostsheep
Re: Washing machines on board

You might try this little gizmo.....
I remember seeing it on the one-eyed diode once, and thought it was a neat idea . if it worked. Apparently, it does! At least according to the news gal that...
Forum: Living Aboard   10-17-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By lostsheep
Vacuum Bags??

I was thinking ( not an easy process for me).
Since space is at a premium, and mold/mildew is a problem onboard, has anyone used the 'Spacesaver' vacuum bags? It appears that they might be a way to...
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