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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-14-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By jeepjeff
Re: Waterspouts Over Lake Michigan

You see them, the locals see them, everyone with eyes in the area saw them but - "The National Weather Service did not see rotation in the storm clouds on radar, thus no official tornado warning was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-02-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By jeepjeff
Re: Identify this sealant!

Toluene (toluol) will take it off but you better be VERY careful. It will eat your skin and sniffing it will alter your thoughts (why do you think they sniff aerosol paint). It is hard on plastics...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-31-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By jeepjeff
Re: Leaking Window-Hatch

Regarding using DC795 sealant (caulk) for sealing the windows. In my previous career I ran a global pilot plant for the sealants business at Dow Corning for about 12 years, and made tons of Silicone...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-28-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 3,374
Posted By jeepjeff
Re: What Band Will Play At Your Sail Party?

In order of preference

Pink Floyd (best concert ever)
Yes
Joe Satriani (Full Moon Boogie)
Toni Childs
Eric Clapton
Rush (just to watch "the professor" on the drums again)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-14-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By jeepjeff
Re: removing hull numbers

Don't forget about the WD40. I used it (sparingly) on my GoldWing bike numerous times to remove unwanted adhesives and stickers.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-01-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By jeepjeff
Re: Coast Guard Tour

Glad you enjoyed it! Years ago, when we had a slow pitch softball team we would invite the Saginaw River CG squad to a game and then would bbq after. Very good times were had by all and, although...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-30-2013
Replies: 1,412
Views: 508,971
Posted By jeepjeff
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Good heads up! I need not worry though because I have an outboard and will only be draining water, and maybe the occasional whoops from using the head in rough weather.....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-27-2013
Replies: 1,412
Views: 508,971
Posted By jeepjeff
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I made a bilge pump using my rechargeable drill, a couple old pieces of garden hose, and an small "Drill Pump." The drill pump is self priming and cost about $6 - I already had the drill and hose...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-27-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By jeepjeff
Got her in the water, finally....

Addenda to this post: http://www.sailnet.com/forums/general-discussion-sailing-related/101252-officially-went-off-deep-end-2.html#post1057419

After a couple weeks of trying, unsuccessfully, to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-11-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By jeepjeff
Re: Officially Went Off The Deep End

It's killing me but I want to ensure she is as ready as I am when we hit the water 1st time. I live about a 1/2 mile away from a public launch (free one!) and across the street from Skipper Buds...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-10-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By jeepjeff
Re: Officially Went Off The Deep End

Oops, almost forgot to say thanks to you folks here on this forum. The knowledge and expert advise I've gained from you folks on this forum is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-10-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By jeepjeff
Officially Went Off The Deep End

A monumental day today!!! I officially own my first sailboat after about a whole year of looking, learning, many many miles and learning some more. All after more than 15 years of saying I should...
Forum: Cal   07-03-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 499
Posted By jeepjeff
Cal 25 Part Out

Saw this on the Detroit Craigslist and thought I'd post it.

Cal 25 Part Out $500 (Harrison Township)

Cal 25 Sailboat (http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/boa/3911229860.html)
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-15-2012
Replies: 2
  Hello
Views: 248
Posted By jeepjeff
Re: Hello

I loved my 75 CJ5, 3speed with that big V8. Still partial to the older ones myself.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-14-2012
Replies: 2
  Hello
Views: 248
Posted By jeepjeff
Hello

from the Saginaw Bay area on Lake Huron. After too many years away from it I am getting back into sailing. My plan is to pick up a used boat next spring. I'm leaning towards a trailerable boat in...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-14-2012
Replies: 3,429
Views: 922,707
Posted By jeepjeff
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