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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By captjcook
Re: Help with used boat ideas?

Why not go all the way...beautiful Hinckley B-40 yawl lying Fort Lauderdale for $115k asking...sailboatlistings...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   22 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By captjcook
Re: Bought it, now what?

Welcome Aboard...Enthusiasm is always a pleasure!
Avoid silicone to stop leaks...has an insoluable oil in it...nasty to get rid of...
MaineSail's butyl rubber tape is the stuff...as danvon...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   6 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By captjcook
Re: New with a Hughes Northstar 1000

Welcome aboard to both the new Northstar 1000 owners...I have the 1500...very similar hull, quite different decks. Good luck with your projects!
Forum: Living Aboard   6 Days Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,758
Posted By captjcook
Re: Sewing Machine onboard... Which one?

My "Long Arm" is a 1997 model, similar to SR-200, same owners manual. Machine is at warehouse at the moment so I can't measure. Throat might be 10" as a guess. Birch veneer box might be 21-22"...
Forum: Looking for Companionship...   1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 1,282
Posted By captjcook
Re: Looking for a female friend

C'mon now Tanski...don't you know that all women are PERFECT?...just some more perfect than others?
Forum: O'Day   1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By captjcook
Re: New purchase / Questions on crazing

First the "bump" would be the hatch coaming. The crack, probably caused by stress (twisting/weight) may or may not be just in the gelcoat. You will need to test it with a Dremel ( I use a 1/8 bull...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By captjcook
Re: relocating deck fill, what to use for core material?

I agree with filling it solid. You can start with a polyester patch on the inside/bottom as it kicks in 20 minutes, fill with epoxy...disks or chopped strand mix with at least two layers of cloth on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,528
Posted By captjcook
Re: Looking for hard dodger top DIY ideas...

Since we are off the subject...Tenera thread is the way to go on Sunbrella...guaranteed to outlast fabric by mfg.
I thought long and hard about a hard dodger...I built a hard Bimini to cure the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,528
Posted By captjcook
Re: Looking for hard dodger top DIY ideas...

1/8 Pultruded fiberglass sheet will bend to approx.18" radius... Why laminate, fair? Is even available in VE (vinyl ester) hence no blisters (lol) and a nice tan color too. BTW Faster...your boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By captjcook
Re: 1/8 Inch Diameter Circles On Gel Coat

My boat had a similar thing along the boot stripe area. My hull was (am I really going to admit this) international signal orange, with white boot & shear. I (and pro friends) concluded that they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,215
Posted By captjcook
Re: Awlgrip Vs Interlux Perfection

I will avoid most of this, however, I use and have used a lot of Awlgrip. I will say that in painting an aluminum mast, Alexseal is the way to go...because of their strontium cor-spec (Mil-spec)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By captjcook
Re: Thoughts on hardware store epoxies available

Although polyester will bond to older polyester if properly prepared, it is not as strong of bond as epoxy. The counter person at E-Bond (local manufacturer of epoxies) has told me that basically...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By captjcook
Re: Refridgeration

Welcome aboard! Isotherm among others has a line of drawer style "slide in" refer/freezer units...might be an easy install given this installation and better than straight front loading. Personally...
Forum: Diesel   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,298
Posted By captjcook
Re: Perkins M20 - Head removed and this is what I found

Tadiesels has 2 unused 103/6 industrial units, It would give you a cost comparison vs extensive rebuild. I bought a new m30 when I repowered. One thing I learned, at least for my m30 is that it has...
Forum: Living Aboard   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,758
Posted By captjcook
Re: Sewing Machine onboard... Which one?

I have a Sailrite long arm... It is heavy duty enough and can be driven with a 12v motor at least on canvas work and has a hand wheel. I bought it used (almost perfect) for $300...a veritable steal...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 729
Posted By captjcook
Re: Drill hole in mast for wiring?? H34

The side is a bit better about strength loss, mostly compressive load on mast at base. So leave some meat below hole to mast butt, there is usually a conduit tube sticking up into the mast against...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By captjcook
Re: Dodger part

Marinepartdepot.com $1.88, $2.88 with ring ,sometimes have 20% off sales
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,094
Posted By captjcook
Re: Help with Edson wheel steering please

Delrin continually expands in water/moisture. Delrin continually expands with heat (think friction) Delrin creeps and cold flows. It is a great product in certain applications...however it belongs in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,577
Posted By captjcook
Re: Barrier coat problem or expected?

Interlux 2000 is an epoxy based product in which the amines float to surface during cure. It can be tie-coated with bottom paint while still tacky (sticky yet no paint transfers to finger). In...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By captjcook
Re: Vinyl spray on closed cell cushions?

Tricky question... My buddy is a cushion/canvas guy, he mostly uses it to hide blemishes. Mold/mildew stains as well as Sharpie marks can bleed through. It is a very good product for certain...
Forum: S2   01-03-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By captjcook
Re: S2 5.5 turnbuckle

Can you be sure that it was an original S-2? It would be easier for us to help if you posted a picture, or at least thread size, body style (open or closed) and body length.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-01-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,887
Posted By captjcook
Re: Furlex Type B MKII Furler Opinions Please

Prefeeder is just a length of 1/4 bungee. It has a wire barb that pierces bungee and a hook that straddles from one luff groove to the other. Bungee exits around roller at base, (feed from bottom and...
Forum: Engines   12-22-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By captjcook
Re: Remote oil filter for Kubota diesel

A friend of mine has a remote filter on a new Beta 38. It is mounted at least 6" above the engine, in a "gentlemenly position". I believe his was an option from Beta. Summit racing and jeg's have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-22-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By captjcook
Re: What will I need to do?

You might check this out yw# 4144-2545328 39k. There are so many decent sailboats available, at unbelievable prices. Teak, hardware, rigging, wiring, sails and other components are also at...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-01-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By captjcook
Re: Getting back into it

And a separate shower for the wife...both previous 365 owners were happy keeping their old boats...wives wanted more posh and new accommodations. Growing up with my father's adage regarding...
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