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Search: Posts Made By: 2Sheets2Wind
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-16-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 796
Posted By 2Sheets2Wind
old boat, neophyte owner painting

Tail end of last sailing season we purchased a 1965 (approx.) Paceship Mouette which is a 19 footer. Deck paint was faded badly. Decided to repaint deck.

Kind of going by gosh and by golly. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 474
Posted By 2Sheets2Wind
? re. reinstalling deck hardware

At the end of last sailing season we purchased a vintage 1965 fiberglass sailboat 19' (Paceship Moutte) in length. The deck paint was solid but badly faded. So I've gone out and purchased enough...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-02-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 588
Posted By 2Sheets2Wind
Using two different deck paints

At the end of last season we purchased our 1st sailboat. It's a 19 footer approximately 1966 vintage fiberglass boat. The gent we purchased the boat from had planned to paint the deck and in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-19-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By 2Sheets2Wind
Question Questions about mending small tears in sails

There were small tears in the sail of the boat we bought at the end of last sailing season. Largest is about 4" long and none of them cross panels. I bought Dacron, thread, and needles from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-08-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By 2Sheets2Wind
High winds and standing rigging

The boat is on shore. Was going to leave mast up while the boat was out of the water on trailer. Upcoming weather forecast is for winds on Wednesday in the area to be steady at 25 to 30 mph. With...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-20-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 3,155
Posted By 2Sheets2Wind
Have you ever seen a turnbuckle fail?

In the process of preparing to send my rigging in for replacement. Seems unnecessary to have to replace the turnbuckle bodies. In my almost 6 decades on this planet I have never heard of a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-18-2009
Replies: 57
Views: 4,356
Posted By 2Sheets2Wind
I like reading reviews of various things. ...

I like reading reviews of various things. Watches are kind of a passion for me. You might want to try going over to amazon.com and read reviews of watches they carry.

Have a Great Day,
Jim
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-18-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 4,357
Posted By 2Sheets2Wind
The photo of bottles going into raft really...

The photo of bottles going into raft really struck home. The wife and I just purchased 3 weeks or so ago our first sail boat. A 43 year old 19 footer. Concerned that the flotation might not be as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-17-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By 2Sheets2Wind
How good of a fit?

Neophyte first sail boat owner here. When folding the mast down recently I took notice of the difference in size between the clevis pins and the holes they were in. There is quite a bit of "slop." ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,060
Posted By 2Sheets2Wind
My thanks to the two of you for responding. I'm...

My thanks to the two of you for responding. I'm landlocked pretty much in the midwest. With the closest sail boat shop 75 miles away. Hopefully they offer this "swagging" service.

This is a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-15-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,060
Posted By 2Sheets2Wind
Steel line is fraying

My wife and I recently purchased our first sail boat. Please forgive me if I accidentally mangle the jargon.

One of the side mast stays (looks like stainless steel rope that helps keep mast up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-31-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,468
Posted By 2Sheets2Wind
Crack in hull below waterline

Subject: 1966 Paceship Mouette 19' length

Purchased a week ago for getting back into sailing after 30 year hiatus. Low investment cost. Second time we took it sailing when landing back on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-27-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 2,113
Posted By 2Sheets2Wind
Hi Tager, Thanks for ressponding. I had...

Hi Tager,

Thanks for ressponding. I had given a lot of thought to nylon rope initially and kept coming up with an unsolvable problem. The rub rail is installed where the hull and deck meet. So...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-26-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 2,113
Posted By 2Sheets2Wind
What kind of adhesive

Hi-

We recently purchased a 1966 Paceship Mouette with rub rail that is original and in pretty bad shape. At one time it had been painted and most of the paint has worn off. This is a rubber...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-24-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 3,390
Posted By 2Sheets2Wind
repairing very old rubber/vinyl rub rail

The wife and I just purchased a 1966 19' Paceship Mouette as our first sailboat. Naturally she needs some work to make her look beautiful. One thing has kind of thrown me. The rub rail. It's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-18-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 705
Posted By 2Sheets2Wind
Question How does one paint trailer cruiser hull and not leave lines

How does someone go about painting a trailer cruiser hull without leaving lines?

For example a 38 year old 19' O'Day Mariner. The boat weighs about 1300 lbs. According to what I have found on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-02-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,907
Posted By 2Sheets2Wind
Thank you for taking the time to respond to my...

Thank you for taking the time to respond to my post. We decided to pass on the boat we were looking at. When we actually looked at the boat. The keel started to show initial cracks indicating that...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-22-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,684
Posted By 2Sheets2Wind
Yeah ............... unfortunately "should" is...

Yeah ............... unfortunately "should" is the operative word. Would obviously work in Michigan. Doesn't have to work in Indiana. Oh well...:confused:
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-22-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,684
Posted By 2Sheets2Wind
Well it is proving to be a pain. I'll use boat...

Well it is proving to be a pain. I'll use boat in Alabama for case instance. Alabama does not plate trailers. As long as you have a Bill of Sale there is no problem. But pulling it in Indiana is....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-21-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,684
Posted By 2Sheets2Wind
Not big. Most likely under 20 feet.

Not big. Most likely under 20 feet.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-21-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,684
Posted By 2Sheets2Wind
Transporting newly purchased boat ... LEGALLY(?)

i was wanting to get a sense for procedures for trailering a newly purchased boat across various states to get it back home. Let's say that I am on a road trip and find a boat that I want to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,294
Posted By 2Sheets2Wind
To much weight for boat to handle?

Just getting back into sailing after a long hiatus. Much heavier now then when we used to sail. This weekend we are going to be looking at a Venture 17 as a possible purchase. But I've been...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-18-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,907
Posted By 2Sheets2Wind
Thank you for taking the time to reply. Have...

Thank you for taking the time to reply. Have just joined one and posted there. Waiting for activation email on the second.

Have a Great Day,
Jim
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-18-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,907
Posted By 2Sheets2Wind
Question Venture 17' not sailed since 2003

My wife and I recently became aware of a 17' Venture (1972) that is for sale that hasn't been in the water since 2003. We are hoping to be able to view it this weekend. Up until this time all our...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-18-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By 2Sheets2Wind
Hi everyone

The wife and I are looking to get back into sailing after a couple of decades hiatus. We live in Bloomington, IN.

Have a Great Day,
Jim
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