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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-25-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,303
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Boat Shoes

Trouble with Sperry is that the rubber they use for the sole becomes hard and slippery after they got hot. Then they are downright dangerous! I won't buy another pain of Sperry brand shoes for that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Frozen cotter pins...HELP!

Can you take a nail perhaps that is the same diameter and drive it in to the hole, driving out the cotter pin?


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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-20-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Yikes! I folded my mast

That's probably your best bet but you can also cut the mast at the bend and insert a sleeve inside. That can get very tricky but will provide enough support, etc. you can also try to find used mast...
Forum: Electronics   05-21-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Gladrags1
iPads and iPhones don't have the screen...

iPads and iPhones don't have the screen resolution to be seen in broad daylight so a gps is highly superior.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-17-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,935
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Advice needed....or are these excuses??

Regarding the drinking aspect of boating life, I think that that issue will settle itself out when you get into a routine. I think there is more drinking when you first start out sort of like I'm on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-17-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By Gladrags1
You cannot put the backing plate on the liner. It...

You cannot put the backing plate on the liner. It won't support the pressures. Cut the liner with a hole saw slightly larger than needed for the backing plate. Drill the holes for your installation...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Famet Reelfurl

Maybe rig rite? Try www.rigrite.com. They at least mention that brand. They may have parts or can suggest work around.

Tod


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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-15-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,359
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Did a dumb thing (reefing line)

We've all done stuff like that! I doubt you will be able to snag the line with your fish hook but you never know.

First off, what's inside your boom? Do you have block and tackle in there? If...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-11-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,225
Posted By Gladrags1
Donate it to a school that repairs and/or builds...

Donate it to a school that repairs and/or builds boats.

Tod
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   05-07-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By Gladrags1
Even if you contact the lock master and tell him...

Even if you contact the lock master and tell him you are coming?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By Gladrags1
I gather you are trying to provide more of an...

I gather you are trying to provide more of an open space in the cabin. While I am not familiar with the Helms 25,I can make some general comments.

If your bulkheads did previously provide support...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-02-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Teak hand rails issues

Firstly, bungs typically are glued in so you will need to get them out to get access to the screw heads. You may need to use some type of agent to loosen the bedding compound which is likely caulk....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-02-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By Gladrags1
Good job and congrats on selling the boat! ...

Good job and congrats on selling the boat!

Tod
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-30-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Winch mounting - how to seal?

I would simply seal where the screws go through the coaming and let the water figure it's way out (it will).


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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-29-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,188
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Blog about going south on the East Coast ICW to FL?

Don't know blogs but I crewed down to Beaufort, SC on my friends boat as he headed to the Bahamas last fall. He found Chris Parker invaluable to recommend dates and weather windows on off shore legs...
Forum: Electronics   04-28-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By Gladrags1
I have the SH matrix 2200 and it looks like a...

I have the SH matrix 2200 and it looks like a great unit. I contacted tech support at SH and they are very helpful in my quest to connect the unit with my Raymarine e7 chart plotter so I can get AIS...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-27-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By Gladrags1
Catalina uses plywood to stiffen up the cabin...

Catalina uses plywood to stiffen up the cabin top. If you have been experiencing the kind of leaking you discussed as well as the bulkhead rot and algae growth, it is likely you have rot under and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-26-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,232
Posted By Gladrags1
Gary: There IS a difference in link size...

Gary:

There IS a difference in link size between BBB and G4 chain but i don't know how much of one or whether your windlass gypsies can accept a different size. Contact the manufacturer to be sure...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-25-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,844
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: I need more horsepower

I would talk with a prop shop and let them know what boat you have and what engine. The proper sized and pitched prop will make best use of your motor's horsepower. If they are doubtful about better...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-25-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,844
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: I need more horsepower

Maybe look into re propping or re pitching the prop. Maybe that will give you more power? Do you have a 3 bladed prop? If not, they provide more thrust.


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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Windlass foot switch alternatives?

The other thing I would like about a hand switch is if you have a wash down hose you could operate the windlass and the spray the anchor chain easily at the bow.


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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Gremlins in the chain locker

Sitting in a pool of water? Bad metal in the links? Poorly galvanized there?


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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-19-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,101
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: How to dock while towing dinghy

To pull up abreast of a dock and not into a slip, it's best to pull the dinghy amidships opposite to where you are tying up to. I believe one line from the bow of the dinghy is sufficient. That makes...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-19-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 4,628
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: How to get back in after falling overboard solo...

This is NOT a silly issue. It's a big problem, especially if it's you who falls overboard! The first rule of sailing is to STAY ON THE BOAT. Not to sound flippant or anything but it's a major problem...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-14-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: best repair for stripped thread in the boom

Drill a larger hole and use larger self tapping screw or tap it with the larger tap.


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