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Search: Posts Made By: Delta-T
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 3,017
Posted By travlineasy
Kiwigrip - first experience...

I've been working on getting the decks and cockpit painted for the better part of two months now, beginning with the slick surfaces that were done with Petit two part expoxy paint, the first...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,074
Posted By BlueWind
Re: I'm topside painting obsessed: Before & After

I have a 1981 Catalina 27 which I purchased last year. The fiberglass was showing through on part of the topside. I did not want to spend a lot of money for cosmetic purposes. I found a product...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-14-2014
Replies: 1,165
Views: 376,445
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Lee Valley Tools has some nice channels with diffusers that are inexpensive.

LED Channels and Diffusers - Lee Valley Tools (http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?cat=1,43349&p=71702)

They...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 2,825
Posted By davekrista
Re: Just bought our first sailboat

Ok now that I have enough posts to post some pics, some one had asked to see some pics...

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag155/davekrista/1780071_756993504313075_2096083892_o_zps057a5948.jpg...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-07-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Posted By BoatyardBoy
Re: tipping the splasher

We are one of those places. We own a marina/boatyard in NOLA out on Lake St Catherine, and though we don't expect tips because we try do the best we can every time, sometimes we get tips other than...
Forum: Diesel 12-12-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,470
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: I think I screwed up...

H2OUT. These have proven to eliminate the condensation issue. The media generally lasts several years. I understand that Vetus is working on a product that will be available soon.

AVD2 | Air Vent...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 2,700
Posted By deniseO30
Re: Excessive stern "tuck" under power

Close... but think of a bulldozer.. pushing a bigger and bigger hill of dirt. as the hill gets larger the more power it takes to go slower.

Planing hulls will plane. like Mac 26 motor...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-05-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 2,430
Posted By flyingwelshman
Re: Music for sailing: what floats your boat?

Here is my 'Nautical' playlist from my iTunes:

Song of the whale (Part one : from dawn / Part two : from dusk) Tangerine Dream
Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin
Pirates Emerson, Lake & Palmer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-05-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By jimgo
Re: Mold

Woo Hoo! Formula B:
One Penny Mildew Spray - Inside Practical Sailor Blog Article (http://www.practical-sailor.com/blog/-11249-1.html)
Forum: Pearson 12-03-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,705
Posted By P35juniper
Re: Centerboard cable/rope?

So far so good, just replaced some sta-set after 3 years, that was not worn anywhere, just put the amsteel in this spring, to hook to the c/b just splice and stich in a loop w/ a thimble just like...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-25-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,476
Posted By tschmidty
Re: Centerboard repair-Bristol 32

If you are going to stick with bronze a zinc and grounding it might not be a bad idea, but you would want to research that since adding a zinc is not a cure all. If you go bronze you might want to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-24-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,476
Posted By CalebD
Re: Centerboard repair-Bristol 32

The guys at your local friendly prop shop work with bronze every day. I bet they could help you out with any bronze fabrication you might want. I'd prefer bronze in my bilge areas over stainless...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-17-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By mad_machine
Live wind Map

Only Covers land areas, but should give you an idea how the wind is in your area

Wind Map (http://hint.fm/wind/index.html)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-15-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,138
Posted By Tim R.
Re: Cabin Sole Replacement

I did this project on my 1985 Ericson 35-3 a few years back. Here is a link with some tips and techniques that may help you.

Cabin Sole Replacement - TKRonaBoat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-13-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 7,416
Posted By CaptainDan99
Re: Raymarine Autohelm/Pilot ST4000

Andrew,

To convert to a 2 wire, remove the small circuit board on the back of the motor. Solder two wires to the tabs on the motor and you are done.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-08-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,262
Posted By CanadianNorth
Re: Heat Shrink Terminals

For what it's worth here are my two cents.

Firstly, i am having a ton of challenges with the wiring connections made on my boat. Most only date 8 years, but there are many that are corroded...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-08-2013
Replies: 83
Views: 3,709
Posted By smurphny
Re: Caternary & Chain...

I just thought your valid point needed a better illustration to clarify. Mainsail's link shows it well. The real crux is the design of the anchor as it pertains to angle of the flukes to ground. If...
Forum: Electronics 02-24-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 11,571
Posted By RecoveringRacer
Although Raymarine is poor at supporting older...

Although Raymarine is poor at supporting older products, I have a contact with a fairly large inventory of parts for older Autohelm/Raymarine autopilots who also does repairs--he also bought my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3,915
Posted By sailingdog
I really hope you didn't use steel wool on the...

I really hope you didn't use steel wool on the stainless steel. Doing so pretty much guarantees that you'll have rust problems in the future. It embeds tiny steel particles in the stainless steel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-24-2008
Replies: 87
Views: 40,647
Posted By Giulietta
Adjusting Your Rig, step by step.

Small introductory disclaimer (because you Americans love to sue people):

For the record it is my strong personal opinion and belief that any and all work performed in a boatís rig should be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-21-2007
Replies: 121
Sticky: Product Reviews
Views: 58,846
Posted By Cruisingdad
Product Reviews

Equipment & Gear Reviews


I thought this might be a nice sticky for everyone. No offense, but I do not trust all the magazines to give me an honest review!! I want to know what sailors think...
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