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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-08-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Lake Erie Monster
Re: Alberg 35 Hull Painting Coverage

Sulli - that's what I understand to be the thumbprint method, and that's what I've been using.

Mbowser - for the bootstripe, I took a flexible plastic ruler I got from RiteAid and an ultrafine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-04-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Lake Erie Monster
Re: Alberg 35 Hull Painting Coverage

With the Micron Extra you should be painting your first coat I think 3-6 hours after the last coat of Interprotect, so that you can still do the thumbprint test. With any VC bottom paint, the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-04-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Lake Erie Monster
Alberg 35 Hull Painting Coverage

Hey everyone,

I'm on the home stretch of a complete strip of my hull down to the gelcoat, and I thought I'd post a few pieces of information about paint coverage and surface area that I couldn't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,508
Posted By Lake Erie Monster
Re: Paint v. Gelcoat

That's right. The bottom had a thin, flaky coat of ablative paint on it, which is stripping off pretty easily with a combo of a pressure washer and razor blades. Beneath that is some remnant of an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,508
Posted By Lake Erie Monster
Paint v. Gelcoat

I have an Alberg 35' that I stripped down to the gelcoat last week with a few razor blades and a few unlucky friends I was able to Shanghai into the project. The gel is in pretty good shape - looks...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By Lake Erie Monster
Re: Roller Furler for Alberg 35

@Faster: I agree with you about trusting someone else's measurements. That said, I may be single handed on parts of the trip back, so if there's any way to bring a furler that will work up to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By Lake Erie Monster
Roller Furler for Alberg 35

I'm looking at the Harken MKIV Unit 1 for a 1965 Alberg 35. I just bought the boat after losing mine in Sandy last fall, and it's in Wisconsin and I'll be picking it up and sailing it back to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-03-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,104
Posted By Lake Erie Monster
Re: Keel Scrapping

This has all been really great information, I appreciate all the replies!

If I can get the keel cleaned up - as you indicated, bljones, "bare" is exactly what the scrapyard guy told me - I can get...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-02-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,104
Posted By Lake Erie Monster
Keel Scrapping

I'd never have imagined Cleveland, Ohio could be so prone to hurricanes, but somehow Sandy sunk about 20 boats in my marina, including my 1978 Catalina 27. My insurance company pulled Dorothy out of...
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